Hi Helen! This is the FB link - http://www.facebook.com/?sk=lf#!/event.php?eid=193013690708683 It's at a club, they've got a couple of DJ's, one, who's called Marcel, used to be on here a lot. It's linked with RS's birthday :-) I'm 70% going, just working on my husband ;-) I do keep in touch with a lot of the oldies, mostly on FB, but a couple on Myspace (although no one seems to use that anymore either!). When they all left (not all in one go, mind!) and then when this forum got closed down for a while, everyone kind of sought each other out so no one would lose touch. Wishing you a lovely weekend! =^.^=
The Cure party is Easter weekend in Berlin. cureconnections.com are the ones primarily hosting it, and there's a page or two on facebook (are you on FB?) It's not top secret, but hardly anyone from ccc comes here anymore after all the old drama. It used to be lovely and busy here, then all the oldies left and haven't cpome back :-( But there's a lot of lovely new people like yourself :-) curecolours has gone immensely quiet now, long story...
yes, I pop on every now and again, have a read and the odd post :-) Not as much as I used to ;-) Things are good here, but it does look like I won't be getting to Bestival :-( you're going? I also want to get to the Cure party in Berlin, but time's running out for that, it's at Easter! How are things with you my Cure friend?! =^.^=
I wish you a lovely Christmas and New Year also :-) Moderating doesn't take up much time at all. So far (touch wood!) we've not had any reason to step in, it's just been things like moving threads to the right boards, etc :-)
DJ is currently helloworld :-) Bas is ok, but as you've seen, he can be a tad fickle at times :-)
I got to be moderator on curecolours as an online friend started the forum :-) it's an easy-going place so it's easy to moderate ;-)
it's hard to say who the antagonists are/were as they had multiple profiles. GH/KU was the mod who had disagreements with the likes of DJ (who is a nice guy). Really the only oddball is OB Laden whose sole purpose is to try to wind people up. Levs/Bridget used to have her moments but she's good at heart. Deep down there's no one really to avoid, it's just how they're handled. Bas is a nice guy but he's got personal issues with members that I'm very good friends with. But I guess that could be similar with a lot of forums? The main problem for this place is lack of good visimods. There are unofficial forums like cureconnections or curecolours (where I'm a mod... ;-) where there aren't many fall outs
Oh, there's no secrecy really. It's probably mainly that if it gets discussed again in a thread, it'll all kick off again... Essentially, a handful (if that) of members way back when had a disagreement with one of the Cure crew who was a moderator of sorts here, back when we had visible mods. Then, years later, about a year or so ago, that mod returned and all hell broke loose with the members who were originally involved. Posts got deleted, then profiles were deleted without warning, some for no apparent reason. Some members posted quite disgusting things on threads and also people's profiles, and complaints were made to Universal. Then the forum (but not the rest of the site) got closed down, probably while they thought what to do with everything. It came back, but it's been a little fragile since. That's why people in the username thread hinted at multiple profiles, as that was one of the things used to cause mayhem. I admit I snapped at one member, something I'm not proud of. A lot of members haven't been back since, but some are coming back slowly :-) I hope all this doesn't scare you off! It all became different here once the record label changed, from Fiction, as previously we had moderators who joined in, and even the odd post from RSX :-) It's doing ok here now :-)
when the friend request thing first came in, everyone seemed to add everyone else, but then it all calmed down, so I wouldn't take it personally :-) after everything kicked off a while ago, a lot of people are still to come back and post.
I'm going to have a look in a day or two for the obsCUREties, when I get paid ;-) I hope Santa hears your present wish and you get Joined The Dots, it's well worth getting that. My favourite is cd 3 :-)
I hope they ship to the UK!! Thank you again for finding this!!
thank you so much for finding it and letting me know! I'll see if I can download it :-) what a lovely early Christmas present!