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Why is it so different?

Thu, May 3, 2012 at 11:29 AM

I keep seeing a lot of people say how different these boards are than they used to be. Why? What's so different now and just how long have you guys been on here? I'm just curious.
Miss T

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  1. RE: Why is it so different?

    Thu, May 3, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    The one thing I will say is that this board is slowly building up again. Maybe not what it used to be but it will be home for many.
    "In your eyes, you can bid me farewell."

  2. RE: Why is it so different?

    Thu, May 3, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    Myself, I don't do too much posting it's mostly just reading through the forums and then I respond to a topic that I can relate too. The others probably just need a reason to start expressing their opinions.

  3. RE: Why is it so different?

    Fri, May 4, 2012 at 12:22 AM

    Thanks for filling me in on the good ol' days. I like the karma points... that sounds neat. I hope to get to know some of y'all better since I don't know anyone else in "real" life who likes Godsmack as much as I do!
    Miss T

  4. RE: Why is it so different?

    Fri, May 4, 2012 at 8:09 AM

    This was a good read for me. Learned some things I needed to know.

    I popped in and out quite a bit last summer but only to glean information before travelling to GS shows. My arrival here followed years of being a regular on a bunch of metal boards and let me tell you, the ecosystem here is much different than what I am used to.

    I was part of the Ministry boards for years (back before FB rendered it null). That place was hyper-aggressive. You had to carry a prison shiv just to survive. It's probably why I get a little aggro around here and sometimes forget that people have feelings.

    The open forums on this board are a lot of fun, but it's the people I speak to through the mail that have kept me around for the 5 months I've been active. I privately talk to 6 or 7 different people on an almost daily basis here; most of which never post in the forums. I've tried to coax a few out of hiding but they're just not into the games (which I enjoy... even the bad ones).

    I doubt we'll ever start a quilting bee, but I've chatted a handful of times on the phone and arranged a meet up in Knoxville next week for beers and to hit the new roller coaster at Dollywood (lol!). I'm also meeting two other board members for dinner/drinks before the Nashville gig and have exchanged messages and information with several people that are vip seated around me at the show next week.

    While minor conflict, healthy debate and the occasional senseless act of aggression (or swift and blinding violence) is part of normal human interaction; connections and friendships still abound here... even among us newbies.

  5. Moderator

    RE: Why is it so different?

    Fri, May 4, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    This place is for fans to come together and talk about what they love, the music from a band they love. It will continue to grow as long as negativity stays off here. NO bashing the bands, the bands family, other members, myself, etc etc. This isn't a place to hash out personal battles with one another, trash talk or stir up stuff in the past that went down (which is not done and over with). If everyone plays nice, there is no reason everyone can't be here. If you don't play nice, you will be removed.. it's very simple. So far so good... aside from DG trying to bait a few here and there ;) I am here to stay, as far as I know, whether people agree with it or not. You don't have to talk to me, you don't have to like me, you don't have to acknowledge me, but simply respect me as this is my place of work. There is no sense in beating a dead horse or to throw in unnecessary digs. There is no sense in resurfacing here with any ill willed intentions to stir the pot again on any past events. Move on and move forward, it's done and over with. Nothing will ever be gained from it, just lost... and it will ultimately ruin a good thing and place.

    I have a few straight forward priorities here (on the boards) via how the band wants things to be. One is to answer as many of your questions as I can. I may not know the answers to EVERYTHING, but will do my best to make sure your questions get answered, or to direct you to someone that can. Second, is to make sure no one personally bashes/attacks each other on here, again this to be a positive environment for all. This doesn't mean people can't respectfully debate their opinions, but do it maturely and respect each other. Finally, I am here to make sure no one disrespects the band. These guys are my friends, like my family and my bosses. I will always and have always had their best interest at heart, and don't take any personal attacks on them lightly. You are all here ( or should be here) to support them because your love for them and the music. With that being said if you are here with the intention of disrespecting or bashing them, you shouldn't be here and will be removed. If you don't agree on something they have done as far as music, the live show, VIP and so forth, I think it has been proved it can be voiced in a respectable manner here. Not everyone will agree on everything, nor can you please everyone.. but it can be voiced respectfully which will be respected. :)


    If I don't answer your question right away, be patient with me, for I will get to it. Sometimes I am just busy with work so may take a little while to answer everyone. Moderating the boards is just a small portion of what I do for the guys. I also manage & update this website, FB, Twitter and take care of emails that come through. I work closely with management and the band to make sure everything news wise, announcements, contests, tour info, etc gets posted and out to all of you and fans all over. I try and answer as many questions as I can here as well as all the other portals. (Yes I try and read through all the FB posts and people's tweets). I also do the same for Sully's website and FB (Twitter is 100% all him and only him posting). The bottom line is I do what I can and take my job (that I absolutely love) very serious.


    PS to answer your question Misty I believe I first joined the old boards around 99/2000 when I first became a GS fan. It was a long time ago and I had dial up. I remember cursing my dads computer for being so slow.




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    Dominique ~ Web Manager
    Godsmack | Sully Erna
    www.godsmack.com | www.sullyerna.com
    godsmackinfo@yahoo.com | info@sullyerna.com

  6. RE: Why is it so different?

    Fri, May 4, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    aside from DG trying to bait a few here and there ;)

    We like to talk big, vampires do. "I'm going to destroy the world." That's just tough-guy talk.The truth is, I like this world. You've got, dog racing, Manchester United. And you've got people. billions of people walking around like a happy meal on legs.

  7. Moderator

    RE: Why is it so different?

    Fri, May 4, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    Yes I had to give you a shout out
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    Dominique ~ Web Manager
    Godsmack | Sully Erna
    www.godsmack.com | www.sullyerna.com
    godsmackinfo@yahoo.com | info@sullyerna.com

  8. RE: Why is it so different?

    Fri, May 4, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    Appreciated
    We like to talk big, vampires do. "I'm going to destroy the world." That's just tough-guy talk.The truth is, I like this world. You've got, dog racing, Manchester United. And you've got people. billions of people walking around like a happy meal on legs.

  9. RE: Why is it so different?

    Fri, May 4, 2012 at 8:45 PM

    Appreciate everyone's answers!

    And thanks Dom for all you do. It does not go unnoticed!
    Miss T

  10. MIA avatar MIA

    RE: Why is it so different?

    Fri, May 4, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    "You don't have to talk to me, you don't have to like me, you don't have to acknowledge me, but simply respect me as this is my place of work."

    We do like you, respect you, I think you've done a great job with the new and you're an animal person.... that's a great person in my books!
    And i love the shout out to DG, hehe, and oh yeah I remember #$%^ dial up LOL.
    "e"

  11. RE: Why is it so different?

    Sat, May 5, 2012 at 5:14 AM

    That horrible connection tone and then you'd get connected and someone would call and disconnect you. Horribly upsetting when watching online porn.
    We like to talk big, vampires do. "I'm going to destroy the world." That's just tough-guy talk.The truth is, I like this world. You've got, dog racing, Manchester United. And you've got people. billions of people walking around like a happy meal on legs.

  12. MIA avatar MIA

    RE: Why is it so different?

    Sat, May 5, 2012 at 7:38 AM

    haha. ringgggggggggg, beeeeeeep. i can hear it now.
    "e"

  13. Moderator

    RE: Why is it so different?

    Sat, May 5, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    TY
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    Dominique ~ Web Manager
    Godsmack | Sully Erna
    www.godsmack.com | www.sullyerna.com
    godsmackinfo@yahoo.com | info@sullyerna.com

    "How

  14. RE: Why is it so different?

    Sat, May 5, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    ^ sig fail
    We like to talk big, vampires do. "I'm going to destroy the world." That's just tough-guy talk.The truth is, I like this world. You've got, dog racing, Manchester United. And you've got people. billions of people walking around like a happy meal on legs.

  15. Moderator

    RE: Why is it so different?

    Sat, May 5, 2012 at 5:06 PM

    completely LOL
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    Dominique ~ Web Manager
    Godsmack | Sully Erna
    www.godsmack.com | www.sullyerna.com
    godsmackinfo@yahoo.com | info@sullyerna.com

    "How

  16. Re: Why is it so different?

    Tue, May 8, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    Back in nitey nine and those days I wasn't really on blog boards, I generally was out skateboarding or smoking weed at the park or trying to be tom green at wal mart. Or some combination of the three. I didn't really pay attention at all to bands websites some local bands maybe. Now I wish I would have more because it would have kept me connected closer and you all seem so much fun, thanks for welcoming the new comer. but now that im obsessed with the internet i think its time to get a longboard.