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PostSubject: New Elbow Fansite/Social Network Plug   Sun 22 Mar 2009, 16:43

MT suggested this a while back when I started to gather a collection of video clips of the band's appearances, so finally it's up and running; a dedicated mini social network site called elbowfans.ning.com.

Just like MySpace, Facebook etc, there's shared photos & vids plus member pages, links, event news, chat space and a mini-forum plus capacity to set up your own groups, blog and other such goodies. There's also live RSS updates for news from the official band site & MoBlog.

It's early days so if you have time to check it out I'd value your feedback and ideas. All welcome to join in - it won't be much fun without you! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: New Elbow Fansite/Social Network Plug   Sun 22 Mar 2009, 22:46

Looking good, MrsW!
I've just signed up!
Well done and congratulations!
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PostSubject: Re: New Elbow Fansite/Social Network Plug   Sun 22 Mar 2009, 22:59

I have also joined up, it's veeeeeery nice Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: New Elbow Fansite/Social Network Plug   Sun 22 Mar 2009, 23:10

Darn, Grant!
I see you beat me to it by 2 mins! Mad
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PostSubject: Re: New Elbow Fansite/Social Network Plug   Sun 22 Mar 2009, 23:11

Thanks Jones & Grant, great to see you there! The cheques are in the post, BTW Wink

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PostSubject: Re: New Elbow Fansite/Social Network Plug   Sun 22 Mar 2009, 23:12

Haha, i have?! Razz how does one procure this information Razz
haha Razz we should be paying you, great site you have there Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: New Elbow Fansite/Social Network Plug   Sun 22 Mar 2009, 23:31

Thumbs Up!
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PostSubject: Re: New Elbow Fansite/Social Network Plug   Mon 23 Mar 2009, 12:25

Blocked at work Sad
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PostSubject: Re: New Elbow Fansite/Social Network Plug   Mon 23 Mar 2009, 16:31

Prestwich Red 143 wrote:
Blocked at work Sad
Ah - sorry Prestwich Red. pale I'm guessing it's due to being quite Flash-heavy, plus the Java chat module maybe.

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PostSubject: Re: New Elbow Fansite/Social Network Plug   Wed 25 Mar 2009, 20:08

I've said hello to a few on the site, but then realised most of you are members - so hello to everyone if i havent visited your page yet, Wink
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PostSubject: Re: New Elbow Fansite/Social Network Plug   Mon 30 Mar 2009, 18:41

Only just saw this...signed up and awaiting approval! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: New Elbow Fansite/Social Network Plug   Wed 15 Apr 2009, 15:49

I continue to be dumbfounded about what a close-knit and supportive bunch the Elbow fans are... on both the forum and MrsWomsn's new site - especially of each other, . It's .. well, nice. (and it had to be said)!!
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PostSubject: Re: New Elbow Fansite/Social Network Plug   Thu 16 Apr 2009, 12:57

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PostSubject: Re: New Elbow Fansite/Social Network Plug   Thu 23 Apr 2009, 14:13

Check out Mrs Woman's site - an extraordinary video of Guy singing Lay Lady Lay.
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PostSubject: Re: New Elbow Fansite/Social Network Plug   Thu 30 Apr 2009, 17:16

Mrswoman made a lovely wallpaper to share in celebration, in the early hours of Mark's birthday yesterday, over on her site.
I might be teaching my grandmother to suck eggs here... but new (and old) stuff is still being added at a sedate pace, every so often. So as to not miss, suscribe to the Feed which is updating any activity. I didn't do, to start with but its easier. Then if you don't have time to log in and look about you can still keep up to date with what Elbow goodies are going there and maybe even be inspired to contribute yourself Smile

Its not running as a hot discussion forum like here, but more as Elbowies very own exclusive Elbow facebook/youtube, with extras, like helpful links for planning the next Elbow gig etc.

We've had good things contributed so far in the first month, as I can remember, from Nellie, ChrissieinFl, Bright Grey, TL , ukkonen...

who have I missed from here?
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PostSubject: Re: New Elbow Fansite/Social Network Plug   Thu 30 Apr 2009, 22:31

Thanks everyone for getting involved - including Ticky, Topaz, MT & Chrissy Boy too - and for spreading the word as well! Very Happy

For curious folks, it's been a conscious decision not to promote or duplicate with another discussion forum, so EF refers back to here (& PB). ElbowFans is intended more as a sister site, a place to enjoy and share other 'fan stuff' like videos, photos, track rarities and so on, all in one place. Like Facebook and the other social networks, you can comment on content and 'my pages', blogs and groups if you like to personalise or have a bit of craic Smile

One ask of anyone who's for a 'bow challenge: ElbowFans has a developing Wiki-style members archive - biograohy, discog, gigs, press features, media appearances etc - so if you have time to check, edit or add, your work will be very much appreciated!

If anyone would like the Mark wallpaper LWD mentioned, it's still up here. There'll be more e-goodies posted over time.

The RSS feed to keep track of all updates (as opposed to the separate ones for photos, then vids, or different pages etc) is: http://elbowfans.ning.com/activity/log/list?fmt=rss.

Finally, there's a special upcoming treat on ElbowFans in the next couple of weeks or so. Sorry I can't tell you yet, but it will be of interest to at least a few people here so watch this space! Like a Star @ heaven Question

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PostSubject: Re: New Elbow Fansite/Social Network Plug   Fri 01 May 2009, 10:17

oooh you big tease you! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New Elbow Fansite/Social Network Plug   Sat 09 May 2009, 12:27

Just joined, waiting approval. Great website! flower
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PostSubject: Re: New Elbow Fansite/Social Network Plug   Sat 09 May 2009, 15:46

WELCOME TAILFLY

There are some great photos on the site.
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PostSubject: Re: New Elbow Fansite/Social Network Plug   Sun 10 May 2009, 16:15

Cheers all! I love you

Big teaser revealed: There's a pair of tickets for the Audience with Guy up for grabs. See my post on this page or see the ElbowFans home page for more details.

Good luck!

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PostSubject: Re: New Elbow Fansite/Social Network Plug   Sat 11 Jul 2009, 23:57

Just joined and had a look around, brilliant collection of photos and videos. Very Happy Don't know why I didn't find the time to join before! I saw in the news feed that Chat has just been enabled too, awesome. Now we can all chat in real time. I can see myself spending way too much time on there and not getting anything else done. Very Happy

Great work on the site, MrsWoman! Very Happy Will put up some of my own photos tomorrow!
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PostSubject: Re: New Elbow Fansite/Social Network Plug   Sun 12 Jul 2009, 09:33

A BIG WELCOME TO KIM

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PostSubject: Re: New Elbow Fansite/Social Network Plug   Wed 05 May 2010, 18:00

*Switching hats from ERO to ElbowFans*

Anyone tuned into Web2.0 news might already know Ning's CEO has decided to end free services, which unfortunately includes the ElbowFans Ning.

I've just posted on the forum there and asked members to comment as to what they want, but as many folk are also here, I'll sum up my options:

1. Stay with Ning on their cheapo service, but lose many features inclusing music and uploaded (but not embedded) video. Also we're cappped at 150 members which means losing ten non-active folk as it stands. Not ideal by any means.

2. Stay with Ning and the middle price option and charge a small annual subscription ($1 or 1 a year?).

3. Move to some other similar/suitable free site while we can (with the possibility of subs there in the future).

4. Go to our own domain and hosting with no restrictions, but would be scratch built and would likely be a gradual process, plus a PayPal donation ad on the homepage.


I've got 10 weeks to make a decision, but want to get people's views on what they'd prefer. If you also happen to have any suggestions for free sites or any fave coding sites to recommend, I'd be dead grateful.

Ta very muchly. x

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PostSubject: Re: New Elbow Fansite/Social Network Plug   Wed 05 May 2010, 18:42

I would be keen not to lose any content we already have on the Ning site as you, LWD and others have spent so long putting everything up.
I personally don't have a problem paying a subscription for it, if it allows us to hold on to everything that's already there, however I can see how we may lose casual visitors if that was the case.
Anyway, I will go along with whatever is decided... Question
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PostSubject: Re: New Elbow Fansite/Social Network Plug   Tue 11 May 2010, 07:46

I think Mrs Woman may be a little shy about asking for a donation (but I'm not!). I only found out about it when I got an email from Luckywithdisease. If you go onto the Ning site, you'll get a better explanation. If we all pull together, I'm sure Mrs W will be able to sort something out!! Very Happy
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