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  • (Quote) 
 Also thanks for getting me to fix an issue that's probably stopped new user registration for quite a while now! https://kanga.bandcamp.com/album/you-and-i-will-never-die - came out today
  • At the risk of getting wildly off-topic, go check out archive.org. It's goal is basically to be an archive of everything digital (or digitalisable) that it can. You'll find  films and audio and old computer games you can run in your browser and book…
  • (Quote) 
 Better than the constant wind of Wellington, anyway! Though, at the moment coffee shops are takeaway only.
  • https://variety.com/2020/music/news/kraftwerk-florian-schneider-dead-dies-1234599445/Florian Schneider — cofounder of German electronic-music pioneers Kraftwerk, one of the most influential music groups of the past 50 years — has died, a rep for the…
    in RIP Comment by eythian May 2020
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 I wonder if some of your tapes are worth digitising and putting on archive.org. Especially if they have additional things like news, ad breaks, and such still intact. More as a history project than a music distribution one though.I…
  • It's possible I've shared this before, I can't recall, but I keep coming back to this album. In particular this track from it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK-vkmX9b6M The whole album is here: https://heartsofblackscience.bandcamp.com/Not entirel…
  • You've almost certainly heard a song by Psyche, they had one or two hits way back when. I think most known is their Goodbye Horses cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ3PrpSx1sE I actually only know them because a friend of mine who nurtured my …
  • OK, I'm calling it. It now looks as though the old domain emusers.org has been snapped up by one of those scammy sites that use it to advertise gambling or bitcoin or something, so I don't think it'll be coming back for a while and the current expir…
  • OK, the forum has now moved about 18,000km around the planet.You will have seen some ever-changing errors and strange results for a while there, but things seem to have stabilised now. It's possible that if you have a bad ISP you might not be seeing…
  • I'm preparing a server move and probably upgrade at the same time, assuming I fit them all in to this afternoon. So expect some weirdness in the next couple of hours.
  • I haven't looked into those subreddits, but in general I find it a place where, for better or for worse, the moderators can very much shape the engagement. And the easiest form of that is sometimes "we want links to fun stuff, not things we hav…
  • As much as I like metal, I do find it's something I have to be in the mood for and there's a lot I just don't enjoy. No idea if they're still on eMusic, but when I used it I bought a fair bit from the Nuclear Blast (many bands) and Orchard (I think …
  • This does sound like my sort of thing. As is synth-pop, so I'll have to go find your other list. I'm only at the beginning of your list with Подполья, which is a good start.Added later: Funnily enough, I was thinking that most of these don't seem li…
  • I see #2 came out a week ago: https://www.kcrw.com/categories/the-cool-quarantine
  • https://twitter.com/textfiles/status/1253128664956440577
    in WTF Comment by eythian April 2020
  • I see that emusers.org seems to be down again. I dunno what's going on there. May have been some strange registrar thing.
  • Not my doing. It might be @xtrev did something. Last registry update was the 5th of March, but I can't tell if that's related. Don't rely on it though, I'm going to have to move server soon which'll involve updating the DNS anyway. If it wasn't @xtr…
  • @Germanprof sorry for the slow answer, been a bit lazy/busy. A plugin may be possible, I'll take a look soon.
  • Looks like the better part of a year. It seems the registrar snaps it up so they can auction it off or get it renewed or whatever. It's not impossible that they release it early, but I'd be surprised.
  • FYI I still haven't heard from @xtrev, and soon will need to make some changes to ensure that the certificate remains valid, so there might be weirdness should it come back. Also soon I'll need to do a server migration of emusers, at least that's ea…
  • > @Brighternow said: > (Image) > You actually did it ! ! ! . . . I'm impressed beyond description.Thank you very much for a perfect job. > Just curious, what is a splash page image ? > ETA: Oh! . . . maybe it has got to do with th…
  • I've done a few other tweaks, emails will come from the new domain (though there's nothing to receive if someone tries to reply, I'll fix that some time, it's not urgent), and the splash page image has been skilfully updated. Let me know if somethin…
  • OK, this seemed to be easier and safer than I expected. That's always a surprise. Lemme know if you see more weirdness. Notes for self in case I need to revert it: MariaDB [emusers]> update GDN_Comment set Body=replace(Body, 'emusers.org/forum'…
  • Awesome, thanks. I'm going to start on this now, it might take an hour or two of me poking at things so expect weirdness. The first thing I'm going to do is back up the database, so if you post something and noticed that it vanished it's probably be…
  • (Quote) 
 Hey, @Brighternow can you do me a bit of a favour and gather up a handful of links to threads where this is an issue? I might have a chance to do this tomorrow and I can use them as test cases. Cheers!
  • (Quote) 
 Ta, I already have bought a new domain :) (this .net one), we'll deal with that later though.
  • I might give it to about mid-week before I start figuring out how to fix the broken image links if I haven't heard from @xtrev before then. In theory it'll be reversible.
  • They're totally unrelated. Emusers comes from the inadequacy of the emusic forums, when they were a thing, but isn't connected in any way other than that.
  • > @rostasi said: > (Quote) > The “emergency server maintenance” appears to be the fib. Where do you see that?
  • Oh, the reason the response has changed on the URL is because the DNS provider has noticed the expiry and redirected it to their own landing page for a grace period. This is normal. It might be they release it in some amount of time, but I think the…