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darwin
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
5383 Posts

Posted - 07/09/2007 :  10:13:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's no news to any regular on this forum, but the fb.net is losing its relevance. Dave, Brian, or Dean need to spend some time updating the news, or more realistically they need to appoint someone to be in charge of updating the news. It's busy Frank time, but you wouldn't know from the main page of fb.net (and I can't learn French).

Will they do it? Probably not. It's like having an absentee landlord.

Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11520 Posts

Posted - 07/09/2007 :  11:31:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dean and Brian are obviously very busy at the moment.

Whereas Dave Noisy just stopped bothering a couple of years ago!

"I hate how the reptile dreams it's a mammal. Scaley monster: be what you are!!" - Erebus.
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darwin
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
5383 Posts

Posted - 07/09/2007 :  11:43:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know Dave is ultimately the limitation, but can't Dean and Brian lay out to Dave that they're too busy to do this right now, so other people HAVE to be brought on board. Otherwise, this site (which presumably Dave cares about enough to not give it up) is going to cease to exist or is going to be taken over (or squashed) by an official site.
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Daisy Girl
~ Abstract Brain ~

Belize
5305 Posts

Posted - 07/09/2007 :  20:39:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well it looks like Dean is looking for help in this area... http://forum.frankblack.net/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=185

I wasn't of much use as of I have been pretty busy myself lately.

bluefinger
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darwin
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
5383 Posts

Posted - 07/09/2007 :  22:36:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That was a thread from 2002 with Dean not even in the unrelated conversation.
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floop
= Wannabe Volunteer =

Mexico
15297 Posts

Posted - 07/09/2007 :  22:45:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i move that we nominate Awestruck to be a moderator
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fbc
-= Modulator =-

United Kingdom
4903 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2007 :  00:31:20  Show Profile  Visit fbc's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I don't see what's wrong with having people help out without having any/full mod powers. In this instance, someone to write the news and send it to the codemasters. Although in very capable hands, I fear the reigns are being held too tight.

Come on, Carl. There's always time for MySpace! ;)
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gary13th
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
632 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2007 :  00:58:05  Show Profile  Visit gary13th's Homepage  Click to see gary13th's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Most sites you can upload news/articles and someone (moderator) can then review and post them, bit like on the film review website I work on.


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I joined the Cult of the Catholics, Oh when will they return ?
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fbc
-= Modulator =-

United Kingdom
4903 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2007 :  01:34:36  Show Profile  Visit fbc's Homepage  Reply with Quote
we do have a 'submit news' option here, but then we're back to square one. will there be anyone here to acknowledge it and be happy with it's content/delivery?

when Dean gets back from his travels everything will run like clockwork again.
if we didn't know it then, we sure do now. that man (with the help of Brian and Tre) works miracles.

Edited by - fbc on 07/10/2007 01:35:42
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BLT
> Teenager of the Year <

South Sandwich Islands
4204 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2007 :  07:56:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I say let the board die a slow, miserable, death protracted by stupid games concocted by the faggy four.


Amen, a pen, a canal: enema
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cassandra is
> Teenager of the Year <

France
4233 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2007 :  09:41:01  Show Profile  Visit cassandra is's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just a question:

What about a collaboration between the fantastic team of BLACKOLERO! and Dean-Brian-Tre team for the news section?

Froggy and Jedi are doing a great and talented work there. The news page from Blacko is really well updated, it would just need a little translation from french to english.

?




pas de bras pas de chocolat
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starmekitten
-= Forum Pistolera =-

United Kingdom
6369 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2007 :  09:42:06  Show Profile  Visit starmekitten's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Don't look at me, the news is nothing to do with me.

Idiot.
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darwin
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
5383 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2007 :  10:03:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Who you callin' idiot?
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Llamadance
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2543 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2007 :  10:12:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cassandra is

Just a question:

What about a collaboration between the fantastic team of BLACKOLERO! and Dean-Brian-Tre team for the news section?

Froggy and Jedi are doing a great and talented work there. The news page from Blacko is really well updated, it would just need a little translation from french to english.

?




pas de bras pas de chocolat




I have thought that there is probably scope for an English version of Blackolero, either run by the Blackoleroboys or in synchronicity with them.


No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God George Bush snr
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darwin
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
5383 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2007 :  10:17:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is the news going to be so current on Blackolero when Mr Black is no longer cruising through Europe?
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fbc
-= Modulator =-

United Kingdom
4903 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2007 :  10:22:10  Show Profile  Visit fbc's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'd persoanlly like this site to house it's own news section rather than link to another.

The damn thing just needs updating [/understatement]

Edited by - fbc on 07/10/2007 10:22:40
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speedy_m
= Frankofile =

Canada
3580 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2007 :  10:26:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by starmekitten

Don't look at me, the news is nothing to do with me.

Idiot.



This is slightly disingenuous.


www.myspace.com/wewereloversmusic
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cassandra is
> Teenager of the Year <

France
4233 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2007 :  10:31:37  Show Profile  Visit cassandra is's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by darwin

Is the news going to be so current on Blackolero when Mr Black is no longer cruising through Europe?



I guess so, they're updating it with everything that concerns Frank, France, Europe and Universe!
In fact it's very complete.

You can't imagine how french fans like us are happy and pleased by this site!




pas de bras pas de chocolat
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fbc
-= Modulator =-

United Kingdom
4903 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2007 :  10:59:00  Show Profile  Visit fbc's Homepage  Reply with Quote
And none french like me. Blackolero has been going strong since early 2006, so it's more than capable of keeping up pace while throwing the odd surprise into the mix.

The thing is, frankblack.net can and should be just as awesome. In English.
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cassandra is
> Teenager of the Year <

France
4233 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2007 :  11:03:17  Show Profile  Visit cassandra is's Homepage  Reply with Quote
word




pas de bras pas de chocolat
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fbc
-= Modulator =-

United Kingdom
4903 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2007 :  11:11:47  Show Profile  Visit fbc's Homepage  Reply with Quote
(merci. Blackolero and FBdotnet should definately be in cahoots with each other. Whether it be just sharing information so that both sites are kept well and truly up-to-date. Yann and Jedi's enthusiasm should be exploited)
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cassandra is
> Teenager of the Year <

France
4233 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2007 :  11:13:13  Show Profile  Visit cassandra is's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I wonder what they think about it...




pas de bras pas de chocolat
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kathryn
~ Selkie Bride ~

Belgium
15320 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2007 :  12:09:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can translate some stuff, if that's cool with the blackolero folks.


I got some heaven in my head
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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11520 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2007 :  15:30:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can speak fluent English. Sort of. Is that any help.

"I hate how the reptile dreams it's a mammal. Scaley monster: be what you are!!" - Erebus.
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Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11509 Posts

Posted - 07/11/2007 :  00:01:52  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
When I was a bit more in the loop I definitely did my best to share info with Blackolero, there's definitely plenty of cooperation and Yann does a great job with it. When Blackolero just started, we added their news feed to our main page so people could subscribe to FB News in French (via Blackolero) from our site. Truth be told, I'd have no qualms about handing over news items to the Blackolero team to do an English version for FB.Net if they were willing.

We are sorely out of date and so am I; we lost Ken Goes as a regular source of confirmed info; we lost our contact at Cooking Vinyl to someone who only comes to us when he needs a favour; we lost Brian and myself to the real world; and our news editing engine needs to be updated because we were crashing the database with spam, so it's hard to even get new news in. So a lot of our 'official' and 'confirmed' news bits now come from the forum, which gives even less exigence to posting/formatting news items.

Plus, I feel like I want to get the news up to date before posting new news, which is no small thing now, and growing larger every day it's ignored.

Anyway, all those excuses aired, it's the one thing that preys on my mind all the time with respect to this site and I'm sorry we're letting everyone down. While I can't hand over the keys to news posting just yet thanks to the fact that with no spam blocking, there are no keys as such to hand over, I would happily accept HTML submissions for news that I can manually enter into the database if there are interested parties.

FB.Net will rise to its former glory, it's just a question of when and how much help we get. At the present rate, with Brian AFK and me AWOL, well, let's just say we need help badly.


"Now you're officially my woman. Kudos. I can't say I don't envy you."
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kathryn
~ Selkie Bride ~

Belgium
15320 Posts

Posted - 07/11/2007 :  06:36:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Cult_Of_Frank

FB.Net will rise to its former glory, it's just a question of when and how much help we get. At the present rate, with Brian AFK and me AWOL, well, let's just say we need help badly.



There are plenty of dedicated people willing to help. How should we tap into that good will?



I got some heaven in my head

Edited by - kathryn on 07/11/2007 06:38:30
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Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11509 Posts

Posted - 07/11/2007 :  08:11:38  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The best way would be for you to find something you think could stand some work or improvement on the site and volunteer to tackle it. The FAQ, news, bios, you name it. There's plenty of work to be found, that much I know for sure.


"Now you're officially my woman. Kudos. I can't say I don't envy you."
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Daisy Girl
~ Abstract Brain ~

Belize
5305 Posts

Posted - 07/16/2007 :  19:51:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by darwin

That was a thread from 2002 with Dean not even in the unrelated conversation.



sorry i guess some of the numbers were truncated

http://forum.frankblack.net/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18531

bluefinger

Edited by - Daisy Girl on 07/16/2007 19:52:27
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vilainde
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Niue
7307 Posts

Posted - 08/06/2007 :  05:57:30  Show Profile  Visit vilainde's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dean? Are you there? What about posting this in the news?

http://www.cookingvinyl.com/press/d/4598-1/Frank+Black+iTunes+PR.doc

<<Frank Black
becomes first Independent artist to record an exclusive live session for iTunes

Available for download from 7th August

Frank Black, who recently released his acclaimed retrospective album 93-03, has become the first artist signed to an independent record label to record an exclusive live session for iTunes.

Black and his band, comprising, Frank Black (vocals / guitar), Charles Normal (guitar), Ding (bass) and Jason Carter (drums), recorded the session on 6th July 2007 at the Rockhal Studios in Luxembourg. The five song session, which features two of Black's own songs, alongside three cover versions, will be available to download from iTunes (worldwide) on Tuesday 7th August.

1. Re-Make/Re-Model (Roxy Music cover)
2. Massif Central
3. Manitoba
4. History Song (The Good, The Bad And The Queen cover)
5. The Black Rider (Tom Waits cover)

Frank Black's alter ago, Black Francis, will be releasing a new album, Bluefinger on Monday 3rd September. The album features 11 songs which directly and indirectly reference the Dutch painter / musician Herman Brood.

www.cookingvinyl.com

For more information, please contact JOOLZ at COOKING VINYL:
T: 020 8600 9203 E: joolz @ cooking vinyl . com >>


Denis

"Can you hear me? I aint got shit to say."
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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11520 Posts

Posted - 08/06/2007 :  11:15:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by vilainde
Frank Black becomes first Independent artist to record an exclusive live session for iTunes


Wowsers! That is cool.

"I hate how the reptile dreams it's a mammal. Scaley monster: be what you are!!" - Erebus.
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PixieSteve
> Teenager of the Year <

4698 Posts

Posted - 08/06/2007 :  11:20:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
not really. i mean, it depends what you class as independent. how unknown do you want to get?

but yeah, put it on the front page.

"Idiot" is just her sig.
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Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11509 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2007 :  01:25:37  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Alright, here's the deal. I wanted to get the news up to date before printing more news, but as that becomes more daunting, I suppose it's probably better to just start now. So I'll get into the news and put this up in a few mins.

Thanks, Denis.


"Now you're officially my woman. Kudos. I can't say I don't envy you."
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Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11509 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2007 :  02:39:58  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Alright, I lied. I'm shaping the mother of all 'catch up news releases' now. Which will be all old news to forum followers, but it's got to be done.


"Now you're officially my woman. Kudos. I can't say I don't envy you."
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PixieSteve
> Teenager of the Year <

4698 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2007 :  03:33:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
nice one dean

"Idiot" is just her sig.
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Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11509 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2007 :  03:48:22  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks. It's about time. Took about an hour to do that up properly.

Did I miss anything major? I also put a long-overdue new poll on the main page. And I guess I have to update the 'latest album' now that I think about it... work, work, work. :)


"Now you're officially my woman. Kudos. I can't say I don't envy you."
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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11520 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2007 :  10:20:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yep, that's a comprehensive news round-up!!

"I hate how the reptile dreams it's a mammal. Scaley monster: be what you are!!" - Erebus.
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