Is This the Life We Really Want?
New functionality has arrived
Posted by madhack on Jan 10, 2003
Well, we've been talking for a bit about adding new functionality, and the first of it is here with the arrival of the Discussion boards. Post your thoughts and opinions and interact with your fellow Floyd fans!
This is just a preview of what's to come. You might also notice the other two new areas, Albums and Users. The Albums section is an attempt to gather the disparate information available about the various Pink Floyd (and related) albums, DVDs, books, etc. into one place. The Users section is where you can go to sign up for an account, change your password, reset a forgotten password, and change your preferences. Both of these sections will be greatly expanded as more album information is made available and as more user functionality is enabled.
Note that you do not need to sign up if you already have an account for Pink Floyd Fandom Webmail; you can simply use the same username and password for the Fandom site now. Signing up from the Fandom page will automatically include a Webmail account, which can always be accessed from the link to the left.
Please enjoy the new services, and feel free to use the Discussion section's The Site board to make suggestions or comments about the new additions.
CD Partners - an update
Posted by madhack on Nov 27, 2002
After looking around a bit, we've come to the conclusion that the various online stores out there each have enough different strengths and weaknesses that it's difficult to choose one. As a result, the Fandom now supports multiple partners.
Please do report broken links to firstname.lastname@example.org, if you should run across any.
Make your recommendation for new CD partners
Posted by madhack on Nov 23, 2002
Due to circumstances out of our control, The Pink Floyd Fandom will not be able to continue its partnership with CDNow beyond the beginning of December. We are looking for a replacement. CDNow was originally chosen because I personally have had nothing but good experiences with them since first becoming a customer in 1996, but again, this is not in our control. So, if you have a favorite music store site that you'd like to suggest we take a look at, please email us at email@example.com.
Brief downtime tonight
Posted by madhack on Nov 1, 2002
The Fandom will be down briefly at 11pm Pacific Standard Time (0700 GMT). The downtime is not expected to last longer than 5-10 minutes. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Live At Knebworth
Posted by pulse on Oct 29, 2002
The historic 1990 concert at Knebworth, Hertfordshire is being released on DVD in DTS 5.1 Surround Sound. More than 120,000 fans gathered to see Pink Floyd headline rock 'n' roll legends Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Mark Knopfler, Phil Collins, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Status Quo, Tears For Fears and Cliff Richard & The Shadows in benefit of the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre and the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology. The DVD contains over 180 minutes of the critically acclaimed performances, and will be released on November 11th in all regions. You can pre-order from CDNOW.
Exciting new functionality coming soon
Posted by madhack on Oct 16, 2002
Astute visitors may have noticed that some things look slightly different than they used to (news, reviews, tour info, and especially the search page). This is due to new code that I have been developing for pinkfloyd.net. Before the end of the week I expect to also have the Links and Lyrics pages using this new code as well, which uses a database to retrieve all the information instead of static webpages.
Why should you care? Because I'm beginning work on a new members section. Account registration will be free (in fact, if you have a Webmail account, you will already have a login to the members site), and once signed up you will be able to submit news stories, reviews, tour setlists, and links from the Pink Floyd Fandom website. Myself and the other admins will be able to review and approve or reject postings through a similar interface, enabling us to quickly and efficiently add new user-submitted content. This should help clear up the massive backlog of reviews and other content that has been submitted but not added, and hopefully will also add a whole new level of excitement and interactivity to the site.
More updates will be posted as this project proceeds, so keep an eye out!
Posted by pulse on Oct 9, 2002
A recent article entitled "Pigs Might Fly Before Pink Floyd Reunites" was published by Reuters news service. It contains excerpts from a phone interview conducted with David Gilmour. He discusses the future of Pink Floyd (or lack thereof), his upcoming solo album and shares an opinion about former disputes with an old counterpart. Click here.
Posted by madhack on Oct 6, 2002
The Fandom will be down from about 8pm-10pm Pacific time for an OS upgrade. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Gilmour on Radio 2
Posted by pulse on Sep 26, 2002
On Friday, September 27th, David Gilmour will be talking about his new DVD and performing on the BBC Radio 2 program, The Johnnie Walker Drivetime Show. Listeners can submit questions prior to the live broadcast.
Posted by pulse on Sep 26, 2002
March 2003 is shaping up to be a great month for Pink Floyd fans. Roger Waters' manager Mark Fenwick comfirms Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii (The Directors' Cut) will be released on DVD. Also Floyd manager Steve O'Rourke confirms there will be something special for fans on the 30th Anniversary of Dark Side Of The Moon. According to the British-based Floydian fanzine Brain Damage, the album will be reissued on 03-03-03. A quadraphonic mix will be released on DVD-A format. This will allow fans to hear the album how it was originally intended to be heard by the band!
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