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  #391  
Old 2013-09-25, 08:36 AM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

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..there was some really great stuff there that you couldn't find anywhere else
what material was this? perhaps it can be offered here without the threat of extortion
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Old 2013-09-25, 09:28 AM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

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what material was this? perhaps it can be offered here without the threat of extortion
Off the top of my head it was Beatles audio and videos, Rolling Stones videos, and music-based tv shows recorded from the BBC and other European tv stations.
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Old 2013-09-25, 09:39 AM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

right on. here's my suggestion..

create a 'social group for whatever band' here on the site - post your List/ISOs and it will all work out from there.
if you cant torrent/find something for whatever reason - you can hookup with collectors for private trade(s)

TTD Social Groups found here
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Old 2013-09-25, 10:28 AM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

Great suggestion. Hubs are also a great alternative, where many new treasures are still being shared.
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Old 2013-09-25, 12:37 PM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

It's a great shame as there was a great community over at HC thanks to all the staff there who were amazing. They worked so hard and have been treated disgracefully. They were good to warn members not to send any more donations although after my last one was completely ignored until Erik was good enough to sort it for me there wasn't much fear of that. A lot of other members were treated in the same way - sent substantial donations and not a word of thanks, kiss my **** or any other kind of reply. So where's all the money gone and why yet another demand for even more funds?

From now on donations will be going to sites such as this one where they won't be falling into a bottomless pit.
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Old 2013-09-25, 01:09 PM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

Can you say more or provide a pointer re: hubs, vlady? I'm not sure what you're referring to.....
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Old 2013-09-25, 01:59 PM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

Personally, I just can't believe HC had to go down. I don't know even 10% of how that all got built or how the community came together in the beginning, but I wish it was a story that could be told more fully. At it's best it was awesome--not that other trackers aren't, mind you, but to me there was something different and a little bit special at HC, a presence that arose out of the interplay of so many incredible and diverse staff and members.

Somebody somewhere described the phenomena that occasionally happens when very passionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated people gather and are highly interactive with each other. An intelligence, a subtle form of consciousness if you will, arises out of that din and hubbub that no one intends, no one controls, and no one person can override through normal processes. That's what I saw and experienced at HC since I starting hanging out there in 2007 or so. Unfortunately, I guess the "no one person can override" was profoundly untrue in this case since there was an abnormal condition of one person with the on/off switch to the technology base in his or her hands.

FWIW, I exchanged unsigned personal messages with an individual who I presume to be that "on/off" person two days ago and he/she swore that HC would return even if he/she has to take out personal loans to see it happen. Maybe that's just vanity at this point--obviously the reputation and good will of the tracker is so damaged that I'm not even sure what that would mean. But I am very hopeful about discovering where that kind of organic buzz and collective expertise is happening and/or helping it to happen *somewhere* so that I/we can continue to experience the fun and enjoyment from carrying on about all this music and art that we all love so much.

Allow me to say again that I know the other trackers that have great communities are special in their own ways, too, and I so appreciate those individuals who offer their blood, sweat and tears (figuratively, literally, and musically!) toward their success. In my case, much of my energy and attention went into following HC because of the diversity of characters that hung out there. Simply put, it was the greatest record store that I never got to visit. Now, however, I will look to invest my resources in other worthy places! Bring them on, and above all, brothers and sisters: KEEP ON SHARING!!
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Old 2013-09-25, 02:01 PM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

come play in the lounge or the piano bar here....

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Old 2013-09-25, 02:06 PM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

Will do, daddyray, will do!
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Old 2013-09-25, 02:15 PM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

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Off the top of my head it was Beatles audio and videos, Rolling Stones videos, and music-based tv shows recorded from the BBC and other European tv stations.
The entire run of the Johnny Cash show was seeded there, among the many other treasures. It was a good place to go looking for obscure shows. I once had the entire set of shows put on for the Christic Institute 1990-11-16&17, but lost it all in a HD crash. Now all I can find is the Bruce Springsteen shows ... HC at least had one of the Bonnie Raitt shows, a piece that now I can't find anywhere else.

I donated the last time the site was down, and when it came back I PM'ed and got no ack. I never liked the that feeling of pay for play anyways, but it is still sad to see such a great resource go down.
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Old 2013-09-25, 03:44 PM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

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come play in the lounge or the piano bar here....

That's funny. The lounge, and site wide lounge type behaviour, is why I have a hard time taking TTD seriously as a music site. Unlike other tracker / forum combo sites, it's the forums that generate most of the activity here, and the fact that a decent tracker is attached to it is more like an afterthought or an aberration.
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Old 2013-09-25, 04:08 PM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

I gave up my staff position over 3, maybe 4 years ago, because the money situation there was (always) shady.
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

come play int he lounge folks...

the ogre types are mostly gone...mostly
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Old 2013-09-25, 05:25 PM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

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I gave up my staff position over 3, maybe 4 years ago, because the money situation there was (always) shady.
sites offering 'rewards for donations'. blatant red flag
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Old 2013-09-25, 06:22 PM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

Google Hungercity...the full sad story seems to be on the Stones forum .

The good news is that Erik is taking seriously the idea of a 'son of HC' site, and other ex-staffers.

So, I will miss HC as it's been a truly great source of wonderful material, but look forward, hopefully to a phoenix like resurrection, albeit in a slightly different form, if we are lucky...

Thank to all those at HC who've made things happen so far, and if you can do more, in another guise, I look forward to that...

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