Title: Thank You to all|
I have been mostly absent from the site (and from most places) for quite a while. I have had a series of life changing events, both personal and medical and have not been available to deal with many things, including this place.
A few months ago PayPal closed my account with no notice, informing me that I was violating their terms for accepting donations to run a torrent site. I wrote back explaining we had arranged and were accepted to do this at the very beginning. Their decision was final and there is no recourse. This leaves no way to fund the site other than out of my pocket. There were enough funds to pay for September and I covered the remainder after what was left for October. Every penny ever collected to fund this site has been spent to run the site.
I want to take this opportunity to profusely thank those who have been contributing to help keep the site running and also to everyone who has been seeding, adding new sources, and just being here.
Our payment to the host is due on November 18th and I have not the funds to cover. I have been in contact with clarsen (co-owner) about the situation. Personally, I would like to see the site continue with a new organization of folks who have the time and wherewithal to reorganize and reshape gdvault into a functioning music trading site again.
If any one or group of people here are interested, post here, talk amongst yourselves and/or contact me directly. I would be willing to hand over the keys, so to speak, and help with any info needed to make a transition.
If you all say this is not something worth continuing, I will have our host shut the site down after November 18th and consider the fact that we had a good run over the past 8 + years.
A big thanks to all.
Title: GD Vault/Workingman's Tracker Mission|
|GDVault and Workingman's Tracker is a forum and torrent site dedicated to trading and discussing the music we love from the band that is truly beyond description, The Grateful Dead. |
Because we are Dead-centric, we will never become one of the mega-torrent sites that abound on the internet, and we like it that way. This is part of a close knit group of folks who love the music, trade freely and share knowledge and experiences in the discussion forums.
Our membership is open to everyone interested in Grateful Dead music and lore. There are no ratio requirements at this site so feel free to download and share as you wish. Newcomers to this hobby as well as seasoned traders are welcome. We will do our best to answer any questions about the site, the band, the music, archiving, hardware or software.
GDVault/Workingman's Tracker is dedicated to the sharing of high quality, lossless, trade-friendly music. The scope of music traded and discussed also includes individual band members' projects.
New Member Signup:
Welcome to gdvault/Workingman's Tracker!
New memberships are subject to administrator review. When you create a new account, make sure you give us a permanent email address where we can contact you if needed. Usually we don't use email for contacting members, just the site PM system Please, no usernames or email addresses with more than 28 characters. Your account will be validated usually between 12 and 24 hours.
The rules are simple:
Please help the seeders. Stay seeding on new torrents until there are a few seeders, at least, no matter your upload/download speeds. Downloading and bailing is not good tracker etiquette anywhere.
Open your ports. If you don't know what this means, see the "Nat: Are You Firewalled" topic in the forums.
Enjoy the tunes!
We attempt to keep all torrents legal. Although none of the music appearing on this website is actually hosted here, if you are an artist or a representative of one, and you believe any of the torrents here may lead to illegally shared files, please E-mail gflded at gdvault dot com or gdvault at gdvault dot com.
Site owners, administrators and staff members take no responsibility for any misuse of GDVault or Workingman's Tracker.
Grateful Dead Trading Policy
The Grateful Dead and our managing organizations have long encouraged the purely non-commercial exchange of music taped at our concerts and those of our individual members. That a new medium of distribution has arisen - digital audio files being traded over the Internet - does not change our policy in this regard.
Our stipulations regarding digital distribution are merely extensions of those long-standing principles and they are as follows: No commercial gain may be sought by websites offering digital files of our music, whether through advertising, exploiting databases compiled from their traffic, or any other means. All participants in such digital exchange acknowledge and respect the copyrights of the performers, writers and publishers of the music. This notice should be clearly posted on all sites engaged in this activity. We reserve the ability to withdraw our sanction of non-commercial digital music should circumstances arise that compromise our ability to protect and steward the integrity of our work.
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