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 I still don't like the way that THS pulled the plug with no notice and left us in the wilderness



 Yeah, that one stung, didn't it?
 Now maybe it's different people involved and all that, but the onme thing I don't particularly care for is how the explanation for shutting them down seems to have changed after over 3 years... at first it was "...due to escalating costs" & now it's "...the reason the forums were shut down before is because they were abused"...sorry, I just don't much go for excuse-making that designed to always make the excuse maker/giver appear to be on the side of the [sign in to see URL] one & stick with it, fer chrissakes! I'm probably nit-picking, I know, but that kind of metality always pisses me off a bit.

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 When it all comes down to it, it's the members that are important not the platform.



 Pretty much dead accurate, John.
 Speaking for myself, I see no reason that people shouldn't be able to go back & forth & enjoy the positive fruits of both forums.



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 ...about the color. It actually hurts my eyes. But, wanting to give everything a chance, I'll refrain from any "complaint" there.



 I say one should never be hesitant about registering an honest complaint/criticism, Paice30 - that's what "Feedback" boards of discussion forums are [sign in to see URL] at this way, THS forum has only been up for a couple of days, and you're not the only one whom doesn't care for the [sign in to see URL] them know (politely, of course) and if the administration there gives a damn, they'll experiment with different color schemes 'til they find one that pleases the most [sign in to see URL] mean, c'mon, it ain't that hard to change things like that and the work/effort factor involved is practially [sign in to see URL] line is, if I can do such things in far less than a half-an-hour's time, pretty much anyone can & if enough people are of the mind that a different color scheme is necessary, then it's incumbent upon the administration of that - and any, for that matter - forum to aquiesce to the majority of their forum member's reasonable wants/wishes (in this case - forum layout).

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 Will this site continue to be up



 Yes.

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...or will it be phased out due to the return of the other forum



 Any phasing out will be the result of non-participation from the members & thus the forum falling into [sign in to see URL] that's what happens, that's what happens and that will be a 'natural death' - there are no plans for an 'unnatural death via suicide' regarding this forum.

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THS pulled the plug on the original forums with no real advance notice (costs & abuse sited as the reasons)

THS is run by "fans" and so is this forum.

Didn't they contact any of the Mods on here to strike some sort of "deal"?

It seems a bit of a no-brainer to me having two forums to discuss the same old things!

Are there prizes for the first user to post a comment about Steve's twiddling, Gillan's voice, Blackmore's return, Mk 1 2 3 4 etc. reunion!?

The band/management don't care one way or the other - they wouldn't support THS (which had been doing a good job as an official site up until they put their own up) and they wouldn't allow the use of official pics on this forum.

I've hardly got enough time to visit this forum, never mind another! emoticon

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Well, it's not like the town ain't big enough for both forums.

Seriously, is DP really so small a band that only one forum can be tolerated? I'd hate to see DP discussions moderated by one single lot of gate keepers.

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And yes, the colours on the new THS forum are awful.

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Had a look at the 'new' forum and apart from the colour scheme you cant help but notice how basic it all looks! this site is positively professional in comparison!

Maybe cost is an issue for them still as it looks a real bare-bones kind of format.

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Who in the world is Django Reinhardt ????? emoticon



He "invented" what is referred to as "string swing". Acoustic guitar music, "gypsy music". Django is the Guitar God for musicians like Al Di Meola etc.



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Had a look at the 'new' forum and apart from the colour scheme you cant help but notice how basic it all looks! this site is positively professional in comparison!

Maybe cost is an issue for them still as it looks a real bare-bones kind of format.




It does look "bare-bones" at first glance, but is actually quite sophisticated. It supports a lot of the same text formatting, it's just not laid out on a plate for you. And the threading is excellent, and is the thing I missed the most.
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I wish them well, but 3 things spring to mind.


1) No users have posted yet with names containing components like
"%micstand%", "%larry%", "%mk2forever%",
"%remorseless%" or similar. emoticon

or used phrases like......... well you know the list of "standards" !

2) In anticipation that names or classic phrases like this might appear soon, I think we should have a book open on how long it takes before :

a) the first user is banned
b) the Forum disappears again emoticon

3) But despite this, I am very optimistic on their behalf because already it smacks of being an absolutely genuine 100% Deep Purple Fan Forum .

Why?

Because here are the posting statistics from the Purple music section as at 18:00 GMT on 27 December 2006

Mark + Description + Number of Posts
Mk1: Blackmore/Evans/Lord/Paice/Simper 7
Mk2: Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice 1969-73 17
Mk3: Blackmore/Coverdale/Hughes/Lord/Paice 6
Mk4: Bolin/Coverdale/Hughes/Lord/Paice 8
Mk2 reunions: 1984-88 and 1992-93 1
MkJLT: Blackmore/Glover/Lord/Paice/Turner 22
MkSatch: Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice/Satriani 1
MkMorse: Gillan/Glover/Lord/Morse/Paice 3
MkAirey: Airey/Gillan/Glover/Morse/Paice 0 ZERO! NULL POINTS! ZILCH! emoticon


Yes! MkAirey - GawdBlessEm! - AKA the current line-up has generated NO interest or comments at all on the new Forum during its first 48 hours of operation.


Deep Purple Fans?
You gotta love 'em!

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Yes you do! emoticon
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