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This message board. Time for a change.

Postby spzretent » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:45 pm

Things have got to change. Runcible has paid for this board to be hosted out of the goodness of his heart and pocket. To the tune of £600 over 5 years. Before that it was Modlab.
It has to stop. It isn't fair.
Either we fund it ourselves, meaning all of us who post here, as a collective or it stops.
I think we should also raise some funds via some limited edition something, be it a poster, shirt, record, cd, rare record to pay back the two mods who have paid for this.
If you think about it they have been paying for the only web based marketing tool Spiritualized have had in the past 10 years or so.
Except for the sporadic FB post or tweet.
Kind of sad in this day and age.

We are open to all suggestions.
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Re: This message board. Time for a change.

Postby mc » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:57 pm

I completely agree. I'll happily pitch in for some kind of subscription fee, and also contribute to anything that helps reimburse runcible and Modlab. Huge thanks to you both for your generosity in keeping this place alive during some very tough times, both here and the real world.

It's ridiculous how this is essentially Spz's only internet presence, and bitterly ironic that people here are often the last to hear of any J. related activity. Are record companies really that starved for cash nowadays? :evil:
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Re: This message board. Time for a change.

Postby ro » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:02 am

Spzretent,
I thought all the mods were already aware how many of us have said we’d be glad to help?
Please count me in.
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Re: This message board. Time for a change.

Postby sunray » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:15 am

What ro said.
I'm losing my edge, but I was there...
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Re: This message board. Time for a change.

Postby spzretent » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:22 am

We need to figure out some way to move forward.
I know Jason cares.
Not sure if he actually has Management who care or are even involved.
It just seems ludicrous that a band of this stature, with this fan base, are essentially funding it's only internet presence.
Obviously we care. A lot.
I think it is insane that the only folks profiting off of Spiritualized are ebay whores bootlegging t shirts.
I have emailed Jason and he assures me things are being handled. This was over 3 years ago. Obviously nothing is being handled.
I think it is time to just take things into our own hands and figure this out.
This little corner of the internet is far too important.
Ideas??
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Re: This message board. Time for a change.

Postby ro » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:18 am

It would indeed be great if someone, anyone, in the band could actually be a part this process.
But if it’s not happening, it’s not happening.

So.
How much is the monthly maintenance?
That figure roughly divided by how many of us are willing to commit to small monthly chip-ins.
And/or commitment to give any particular amount regularly.
Those chip-ins paid into a paypal (or, what is venmo?) account only accessible by admins, henceforth known as “The Kitty” :D
Back-up people willing to donate when regular donors have financial difficulties.
I could do $5 a month.

wait... “600 quid over 5 years”, are you saying the whole thing costs $10 a month, or have I misunderstood?
If it’s that low, I can see a group of us maintaining with no problem!
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Re: This message board. Time for a change.

Postby spzretent » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:29 am

£12 per month.
I still think a fundraiser to get Runcible & Modlab some money back they have forked out would be a nice gesture.
Could be anything. Artwork, photo, rare lp, Cd, poster, shirt, a gift, anything.
Please, any ideas would are welcome.
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Re: This message board. Time for a change.

Postby BROKENHEART » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:54 am

I'm there to whatever it takes. A huge thankyou to Runcible and Modlab for all the hard work putting it all together. Without this forum no doubt my mind would not have been expanded to so much wonderful music.
Thanks to all , have a great end of year celebration and all the very best for 2018.
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Re: This message board. Time for a change.

Postby purespace » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:44 pm

Though I don't post much anymore, I've enjoyed this site since the beginning. I'm a daily lurker for new music so I'm all in to help out with some $$$ . . .
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Re: This message board. Time for a change.

Postby purespace » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:26 pm

purespace wrote:Though I don't post much anymore, I'm a daily lurker for new music so I'm all in to help out with some $$$ . . .

In fact, I'll donate the first $100 to the cause - - what Paypal account can we drop it in?
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Re: This message board. Time for a change.

Postby spzretent » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:29 pm

Perhaps we can to a yearly collection and pay for the hosting all at once. That is £144 or just under $200.
That is a start.
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Re: This message board. Time for a change.

Postby spzretent » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:33 pm

purespace wrote:In fact, I'll donate the first $100 to the cause - - what Paypal account can we drop it in?

That is very kind of you. We will figure it out.
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Re: This message board. Time for a change.

Postby purespace » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:54 pm

spzretent wrote:
purespace wrote:In fact, I'll donate the first $100 to the cause - - what Paypal account can we drop it in?

That is very kind of you. We will figure it out.

I had no idea as to the cost of keeping this site up, so thanks for giving us this opportunity to help. I'm sure many others here feel the same and will take the opportunity to step up. I support what I value.
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Re: This message board. Time for a change.

Postby angelsighs » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:09 pm

I'd be happy to contribute for sure. It's the least I can do considering what I've got out of this board over the years.

How would the artwork poster etc idea work? We all chip in to make it happen and all profits go to the mods?

It's good to know that Jason is aware that the band's online presence could be better. I guess it's just getting the enthusiasm from management. And I have noticed that things only really seem to heat up on that front when a record comes out. It goes very quiet inbetween.
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Re: This message board. Time for a change.

Postby olan » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:03 pm

I'll happily stump up for a chunk of the future costs and also would be happy to cough up towards some of the costs that have already be dealt with by Runcible and Modlab.
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Re: This message board. Time for a change.

Postby Hedspace » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:35 pm

I couldn't put a price on the the wealth of music knowledge that Ive gained from this site over the years. thank you Runcible and Modlab and yall who dwell within. More than happy to chip in.

I fucking love this site

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Re: This message board. Time for a change.

Postby niamhm » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:18 am

Whatever gets decided I`m pretty sure Ill be up for chipping in a bit, been a bit quiet recently but I still come by daily and would hate not to be able to.
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Re: This message board. Time for a change.

Postby MODLAB » Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:23 pm

I have free server space. From a kind heart who is a Spiritualized fan himself. I know he peaks at this board but has never posted.

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Re: This message board. Time for a change.

Postby Shinesalight » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:06 pm

I think, even if some of us don't post or hang out as much as we used to, that we would miss this little corner of the web if it was gone so I too would be more than happy to contribute going forward and to recover costs already incurred by the generosity of others.
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Re: This message board. Time for a change.

Postby toomilk » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:10 am

I'd be happy to contribute as well!
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Re: This message board. Time for a change.

Postby runcible » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:54 pm

I've been pretty absent myself from this place for a bit although I've 'lurked' a little, reading topics but not contributing. General life busy-ness - kids, job, etc. - has kept me away.

I was more than happy to foot the bill for the forum as I obviously care quite a bit about it, but that isn't the most ideal scenario in the long run. I'm certainly not after any kind of payback as being part of the set up as well as helping steer it through some very tricky times has been rewarding in itself - I've been here from the start too.

If this forum were to vanish it would be a genuine tragedy as so many people have influenced my own music input and I want that to continue (just discovered the delights of Papir thanks to Olan by way of example).

Anyway, I wanted to add a comment or two here. A solution isn't too difficult it seems.
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Re: This message board. Time for a change.

Postby FM Spaceman » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:00 am

Hedspace wrote:I fucking love this site


You Said It Hedspace ...

Jeffrey Cat And I Love Spiritualized ( The Greatest Band On The Planet ) And Spiritualized+ ( The Site Itself Its Moderators And Its Members ) Too ...

Jeffrey Cat And I Would Be More Than Happy To Contribute Some Money Towards The Past And Future Running Of This Site ...

We're Willing To Match purespace's Donation Of £100 For runcible And MODLAB's Good Work ...

LOVE ...

Jeffrey Cat And His Little Spaceman ...

xx xx ...
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Re: This message board. Time for a change.

Postby rameses » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:24 am

As all the others have said, I'm happy to contribute in some way.
It's nice to be liked,
But it's better by far to get paid.
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Re: This message board. Time for a change.

Postby clewsr » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:07 pm

I'd like to see this place continue, although it is much much quieter than it once was.

I'm happy to contribute. I guess to move this forward, someone need to be willing to administer the funds and set up a paypal account? What do you think should happen Spzretent?
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Re: This message board. Time for a change.

Postby angelsighs » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:11 pm

it is a bit quieter than it used to be. I've always wondered if the board has many lurkers? they need to come out of the shadows
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Re: This message board. Time for a change.

Postby Shinesalight » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:00 pm

I'd really like to release a Spiritualized record (reissue/ alternative takes / etc.) and use the proceeds to keep this site going for the foreseeable future. Chance would be a fine thing though I guess.
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Re: This message board. Time for a change.

Postby olan » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:29 pm

It always goes quiet between releases. It is 6 years since SHSL and 10 years since A+E. It is difficult to maintain the momentum when the new material is so sparse. Things will pick up when the new LP/Tour are announced. It'll be good to catch up with people at Spiritualized gigs again. It seems I only ever see the folk on here at LPF or Heads gigs these days.
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Re: This message board. Time for a change.

Postby angelsighs » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:37 pm

olan wrote:It always goes quiet between releases. It is 6 years since SHSL and 10 years since A+E. It is difficult to maintain the momentum when the new material is so sparse. Things will pick up when the new LP/Tour are announced. It'll be good to catch up with people at Spiritualized gigs again. It seems I only ever see the folk on here at LPF or Heads gigs these days.


that's true. i've met some great people through this board, but very rarely have I actually met up with them at Spiritualized gigs.. because the band has been so intermittantly active recently! I have a feeling any dates this year will involve a rather good turnout from the forum.

10 years since Songs in A&E? fuck me, I'm getting old! :shock:
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Re: This message board. Time for a change.

Postby jack white » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:57 pm

I missed out on special tshirt as I had no money
I still have no money but would like to help.
Whatever happened to acoustic mainlines release? Any copyright issues??

Sorry for coming across as a selfish asshole but that’s just what you see. I try to give and share freely. I understand the resentment & apologise for my mistakes, tho there’s no undoing the mistakes. (I’ve always tried to be generous.)


I gotta hurricane inside my veins and I want to stay forever.


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Edit I know arista or whoever were paying for the site but at the time there was a great SHOP on here. There’s gotta be a way to get the merchandise out there again..?? Better than sitting in storage, no??
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