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Michael G 06-30-2008 05:38 AM

Drummerworld Social Groups
 
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The other day, I just found out we could leave visitor messages, and that you can have albums viewable in your profile. Well, I have decided to start taking advantage of these extra features, instead of collecting dust.

Today, I noticed, hey, we can form DW social groups. I am not sure what all you can do with this feature, and there is only one group currently available called the Ringo and Steve Gadd fan club made by Bernhard as a test.

I think I'll take a leap and make the second actual social group.

On what, I don't know. Maybe a DW jazz group, I know that makes up a good part of members here that could join, or maybe a Ludwig club that has a collaboration of every Ludwig set owner on the forum with pictures of their respective kits. And the same could go for other companies, and not so common brands can be grouped to larger general ideas like Custom drum sets (GMS, Unix, Orange County, any of those fancy schmancy ones), maybe there is a better title for that though.

Thoughts? Interest at all?

Edit: I have decided to a make Ludwig group, if you own a Ludwig drum set or snare, try joining it and submitting photos to the gallery and maybe we can end up with a large gallery of every Ludwig owners Ludwig drums in one place easy to view place. Adding photos is kind of weird, first you have to upload your pictures you want in the gallery to an album in your profile, then copy the URL and use it to upload it into the group's gallery.

Any other brand name owners I encourage to attempt to make one as well. Maybe someone could start a cymbal one, Bosphorus would be a good idea or istanbul.

Also drummer groups would be good as well, Buddy Rich or whoever floats your boat, and other boats as well.

Maybe a metal drummers group, or another genre.

A drum builders group

Anything! Try it out.

Anything!

maddrummr 06-30-2008 06:08 AM

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Sound cool...I would find that some popular brands would probably make groups. I.E. Pearl, Zildjian, Gibraltar.

Steamer 06-30-2008 08:08 AM

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I'll make one for Istanbul Agop cymbals and see what interest may come of it.

Steamer 06-30-2008 08:33 AM

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Done! Join the Istanbul Agop social group.

That Guy 06-30-2008 02:03 PM

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I joined the Luddie group and loaded a pic! What a great idea!

Michael G 06-30-2008 02:37 PM

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Nice steamer, I'll be able to join that group some day soon.

2 new members now in the Ludwig group, Bernhard and That_Guy welcome! And I'm gonna try to get some more by posting in Ludwig your gear threads.

Come on DW guys, lets have some more interest. It's a cool feature.

Ironcobra 06-30-2008 03:33 PM

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This is a great idea, but we can't just make a group for every brand, we must keep things creative. Maybe, "Mike Portnoy is not overrated"

Michael G 06-30-2008 03:51 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Ironcobra (Post 454096)
This is a great idea, but we can't just make a group for every brand, we must keep things creative. Maybe, "Mike Portnoy is not overrated"

There doesn't have to be, but it makes best use of the social group function. Say there are 75 people that are in the Ludwig group, and they all submitted photos. So there are 75+ pics of Ludwig goodness all in one place and not spread out through the Your Gear section, and you can comment on the photos.

But then there are the groups to represent interests of a the particular user. So if you like Mike Portnoy alot, you'd be in your social group with a bunch of others, and when people see your groups, they see that your a member and it creates networks of similar types of drummers.

Then there might be a jazz social group, where it has a collective bunch of all the jazz cats on these forums. You can post messages on the group page, questions, or just talk about jazz drummers or musicians. Or submit various related photos

So yes, it is not only for drums, I'm just saying at the moment, thats what it works best for. I hope the whole thing attracts enough attention where all these kinds of groups and networks are formed.

I think its just crazy enough to bring everyone together better and form an impressive community, proving to all other sites just how fly this one is.

It sounds kind of cheesy, I know, but if taken full advantage of though, we can have a cool thing going on here.

aboylikedave 06-30-2008 04:00 PM

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Will this encourage covnersations away from the main forum though? (I haven't checked out the social groups yet so sorry if this is a daft quaestion).

Wavelength 06-30-2008 04:55 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by SmoothJazz (Post 453994)
Adding photos is kind of weird, first you have to upload your pictures you want in the gallery to an album in your profile, then copy the URL and use it to upload it into the group's gallery.

Actually, you don't have to mess around with URLs in order to add pictures to a group. Just open up your album, and below the pictures you'll notice a grey bar with a link that says "Add Pictures to a Group". Click on it, choose the pictures you want to add by clicking on them and finally select the target group from the pop-up menu. Even a singer could do it!

Bernhard 06-30-2008 05:04 PM

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This new features "Social Groups" and "Albums" came with the big update we made some weeks ago.

So i installed it and wait now, what happens.
(...accessible via Quick Links and Control Panel)

I see it very positive and i really appreciate the ideas from Smooth Jazz...

So let's give it a try ...hopefully great things to come.

Steamer 06-30-2008 07:49 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by SmoothJazz (Post 454084)
Nice steamer, I'll be able to join that group some day soon.

2 new members now in the Ludwig group, Bernhard and That_Guy welcome! And I'm gonna try to get some more by posting in Ludwig your gear threads.

Come on DW guys, lets have some more interest. It's a cool feature.

Yes I started the ball rolling by making an album then posting a few pictures from it and adding the first message onto the group I created. Very easy and simple to do.

Hope to see others {like yourself:} } Smooth Jazz join in on the fun soon.

A couple of great new features {album,groups} and thanks for giving us all the heads up and your ideas. Many thanks to Bernhard for adding these features during the latest update.

GRUNTERSDAD 06-30-2008 07:59 PM

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The Gretsch Owners Group, G.O.G. has been started.

zambizzi 06-30-2008 08:11 PM

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Sweet! I'm in the Ludwig gang...

T.Underhill 06-30-2008 08:33 PM

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I'll have to take some pics of the Ludwigs and join up. Hopefully this doesn't become an overused feature with hundreds of random "groups" for no reason ala "Mike Portnoy not overrated group". WTF is up with that??

Michael G 06-30-2008 11:28 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by T.Underhill (Post 454194)
I'll have to take some pics of the Ludwigs and join up. Hopefully this doesn't become an overused feature with hundreds of random "groups" for no reason ala "Mike Portnoy not overrated group". WTF is up with that??

Well that group is just basically a Mike Portnoy fan thing.

But you do have a point, as I notice the "MFB group," obviously really just made for himself just to be a wise guy.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wavelength (Post 454113)
Actually, you don't have to mess around with URLs in order to add pictures to a group. Just open up your album, and below the pictures you'll notice a grey bar with a link that says "Add Pictures to a Group". Click on it, choose the pictures you want to add by clicking on them and finally select the target group from the pop-up menu. Even a singer could do it!

Nice tip! Now its basically no hassle at all for anyone wanting to submit pictures.

Ludwig group is coming along great, and I see a Gretsch one was made as well.

crdirtRider856 07-01-2008 02:00 AM

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When I first joined DW, my first post was a picture of my set on what I thought, was a Ludwig fan club. After learning more about this site, I now know that this probably should have been in the "My Gear" thread. But is this new Ludwig club different from the old one?

Michael G 07-01-2008 03:10 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by crdirtdider856 (Post 454299)
When I first joined DW, my first post was a picture of my set on what I thought, was a Ludwig fan club. After learning more about this site, I now know that this probably should have been in the "My Gear" thread. But is this new Ludwig club different from the old one?

That was just a thread, this is a new feature where you actually a join this social group, and submit your Ludwigs into the gallery.

Instead of getting lost in the threads of the Your Gear section, the stay together with the oher Ludwig photos for people to view and comment in one place.

crdirtRider856 07-01-2008 04:20 AM

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Nice, sounds pretty cool to me. I have a soft spot for Ludwigs anyway. I ll be checkin that out real soon.

Gyrefalcon 07-01-2008 05:08 AM

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Just created a DIY Drummers group.

http://drummerworld.com/forums/group.php?groupid=7

oops 07-01-2008 05:19 AM

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Joined the Ludwig Group.

crdirtRider856 07-01-2008 07:16 AM

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OK, just tried checkin it out and told me to log-in. as far as I know I am already logged in, I have a green circle... what do I need to do?

Bernhard 07-01-2008 07:30 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by crdirtdider856 (Post 454380)
OK, just tried checkin it out and told me to log-in. as far as I know I am already logged in, I have a green circle... what do I need to do?

strange!!! don't know this problem....
Any suggestions?

B.

Steamer 07-01-2008 08:11 AM

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Posted a message at the "Istanbul Agop Cymbals" group today with a direct link to the free download of the entire Lenny White interview in Traps. Excellent interview which is also chalked full of some truly wonderful stories and Lenny telling it like it is. HIGHLY recommended. Check it out!

Amazing read.

caddywumpus 07-01-2008 05:14 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Bernhard (Post 454384)
strange!!! don't know this problem....
Any suggestions?

B.

When I clicked to join the Ludwig group, it opened a new window to join. In that new window, as with any new window, I wasn't signed in. The way to fix it would be to make the hypertext link directly to a page rather than open a new window.

Drummer Karl 07-01-2008 05:21 PM

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Indeed some great changes and features, too.
I didn`t know whether I should start something new...

But yeah, I finally did: A Jazz group, for all who love this kind of "sound" and a Ari Hoenig group as I think that he is a very innovative kind of drummer.

If you like you are welcome to join of course.

Again, for me it turns out to be a good idea Bernhard.

Karl

Mendozart 07-02-2008 06:51 AM

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Just joined the Ludwig group.

TenPastTen 07-02-2008 08:44 PM

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I am in the Sabian Afficionado group with some pics. Word.

stasz 07-03-2008 05:49 PM

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Started a quickly growing Paiste lovers group for my favorite cymbals. Advertising it somewhat conspicuously in my signature...

YamahaDrummerAus 07-03-2008 07:05 PM

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I have created "The Yamaha Group" for Yamaha owners/fans!

Tom Sawyer 07-04-2008 05:38 AM

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Well, I had to create a Zildjian Group, now that every brand has one. Here it is, add some Pics of your Zils!
http://drummerworld.com/forums/group.php?groupid=12

Bernhard 07-08-2008 08:08 AM

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i couldn't resist to post some old pics of mine in the Ludwig Group..

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/group.php?groupid=2

Bernhard

ddood 08-22-2008 05:20 PM

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Alright, I started the ddrum owners group. It's called 'ddrummers'. Lets get some pix of your ddrum kits!

Ironcobra 08-22-2008 05:47 PM

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Nice pics Bernhard! I love seeing pictures of people from their youth.

Big_Philly 08-23-2008 04:25 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Bernhard (Post 456618)
i couldn't resist to post some old pics of mine in the Ludwig Group..

Great pictures Bernhard, very fun to see back in time if you know what I mean. But the half-unbuttoned shirt creeps me out a bit ;) (kidding)

Oh and by the way, I created a Tama Superstar fan club.

crdirtRider856 08-23-2008 11:47 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Big_Philly (Post 472585)
Great pictures Bernhard, very fun to see back in time if you know what I mean. .

I had no idea B. liked eggs so much. (ok that was pretty lame, I apologize sorry sorry) Love that Ludwig finish though, looks like black oyster pearl but not really...What is it?

CavGator 02-28-2009 02:44 PM

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How about a genre group? Personally, I love prog, jazz fusion and traditional jazz. We could call it 5/4. Any other fans out there?

Ian Williams 03-02-2009 01:57 AM

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Check: The 5 Drums Clan!

(2 toms up / 1 tom down, 1 tom up / 2 toms down).

Cheers,

Anne Beeche 03-02-2009 07:36 AM

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Hey, sounds like a cool idea.

I'd make a group for female drummers, but I'm not much a drummer yet and I've only been here a few days, so I'll let it wait.

michael drums 03-02-2009 07:54 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Anne Beeche (Post 547019)
Hey, sounds like a cool idea.

I'd make a group for female drummers, but I'm not much a drummer yet and I've only been here a few days, so I'll let it wait.

Hey Anne. I'm wondering how you found the DW website, if you're not much a drummer yet?

Just curious. ;-)


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