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Derigin
The Mountain Man

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:54 pm 
 

EDIT: So it appears (as of November 28) that Twitter has put a hold on culling inactive accounts, thus making the urgency of this task no longer relevant. That said, it's still something to work on periodically, given that it sounds like they'll eventually cull inactive accounts. If you wish to help out, please do so, but don't feel rushed anymore.

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Twitter has announced that it plans to delete accounts that have been inactive for more than six months, unless they log in before December 11.

There are currently 12901 bands with Twitter links on their band pages that need to be checked over:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

We need your help to go through these pages to determine if there is anything relevant to MA that should be added to the band page or at least recorded in this thread for future reference. For instance, line-up changes, band/album photos (perhaps re-host on imgur), changes in activity/status, label changes, even links to interviews. Not all of this information should be included on band pages, but it would certainly be helpful to keep a public record of it as a post in this thread, so as to act as a source if any questions come up in the future. It would be nice to avoid as much as possible what happened when Myspace went on a deletion craze and information for thousands of bands ceased to exist. While we want you to use your discretion, note that personal information, opinions, music tracks, information about gigs, or random unrelated stuff to their work is not really relevant to us. It's more the nuts and bolts that matter.

If you're willing to help, please check out the Twitter pages of bands on the spreadsheet, note anything relevant on them in this thread (as given above), then let me know to remove them from the spreadsheet. If you run into pages that are suspended/deleted, let me know and I'll remove those too. Twitter accounts that have obviously had activity in the last six months (so since July 2019) do not need to be reviewed. Let me know about those ones and I'll remove them from the list. It's only the ones that haven't had any updates since July 2019 that we can assume could be included in Twitter's cull.

I recommend if you're noting information in a post here, to state the band's name, the date for the piece of information, and the information itself. Only include information for the same band in a single post.
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Midnightwards666
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:08 pm 
 

*panic* That's quite the unexpected emergency for our site. I went through the queue of assigned reports today and have now taken assignment for about 160 reports - there are several error reports and lingering issues that have been floating around for far too long, and I intend to resolve them... that's my current task on the site. Some of the reports listed Twitter as a source, I will try to tackle those reports fast.
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Derigin
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:14 pm 
 

Sounds good. And don't panic. Even if we can't get them all, at least making a dent is worth it.

Yabgu:
Dec 24 2012 - Image of CDs: https://i.imgur.com/Ovagp5v.jpg

Yliaster:
Sep 16 2015 - Interview: https://kvlt.pl/wywiady/yliaster-wystar ... -to-metal/
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EpicDismemberment
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:45 pm 
 

$Greed$:
Oct 2, 2016 - 1994 lineup: https://imgur.com/a/AHiNi6h

('M') Inc.:
Nothing relevant, most links posted on that page is dead.

I will try to help as much as I can.
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EpicDismemberment
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:13 am 
 

...:
The Twitter account is private.

...But a Thought:
Mar 27, 2014 - other staff of 2014 full length: https://twitter.com/butathought/status/ ... 3286311936 which leads to https://www.facebook.com/Butathought/po ... 2513567190

.F.O.A.D.:
Oct 22, 2018 - band photo: https://imgur.com/a/LpM4zrp
May 28, 2015 - band photo: https://imgur.com/a/XB2l5g2
Oct 30, 2014 - band photo: https://imgur.com/a/DqrCFY4
Aug 21, 2013 - band photo: https://imgur.com/a/uAUGet0
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EpicDismemberment
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:46 am 
 

0 X í S T:
Sep 12, 2013 - interview in French: link
Dec 12, 2012 - "Nil" album out: Twitter link - FB link
Apr 26, 2012 - Sameli Köykkä joined the band: Twitter link - https://imgur.com/a/HDttstx
Oct 3, 2010 - demo CD-R out: Twitter link - https://imgur.com/a/SFui8oS
Mar 26, 2010 - "Unveiling the Shadow World" EP out: Twitter link - https://imgur.com/a/oyC0VPl
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EpicDismemberment
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:25 am 
 

Here is the list of bands that can be immediately removed so far.

11 Paranoias:
last activity - Aug 28

13 Winters:
nothing there

1349:
last activity - recently

16:
last activity - Nov 23

17586063:
last activity - Nov 25

19TilDawn:
last activity - Oct 16

2112:
nothing there

220 Volt:
last activity - Nov 15

3's Eve:
nothing

44 Magnum:
last activity - Nov 6

4th Circle (Fourth Circle):
last activity - Oct 7

5150:
last activity - recently

5Rand:
last activity - Nov 18

666 Three Six:
last activity - recently

66crusher:
last activity - Oct 16

6th Counted Murder:
last activity - Sep 19

7th Abyss:
last activity - Oct 18

80 Kalibre:
last activity - Nov 10

9xDead:
last activity - Nov 4
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cranialcrusherabc
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:22 am 
 

Band name: ZN Terror

Last Twitter activity: December, 2015

- Date for the information: May 19, 2013
- Information: "Self Destruction" demo cover art

General comments: Album art was updated. Despite that, there's nothing relevant. Posts are mainly links to youtube videos and facebook posts (which is dead).
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cranialcrusherabc
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:49 am 
 

Band name: 黒薔薇王国
General comments: Twitter deleted. Link removed from "Related links" tab.

Band name: Эксергия
General comments: There's only a single post on Twitter's page, announcing a concert. Nothing relevant at all.

Band name: Чёрный Обелиск
General comments: Twitter deleted. Link removed from "Related links" tab.

Band name: Симаргл
General comments: Twitter deleted. Link removed from "Related links" tab.

Band name: Симаргл
General comments: Twitter suspended. Link removed from "Related links" tab.

Band name: Моноліт
General coments: Twitter deleted. Link removed from "Related links" tab.

Band name: Кро-маньон
General coments: Twitter deleted. Link removed from "Related links" tab.

Band name: Верка
General coments: There are only two post on Twitter's page back from 2010 with no relevant information at all.
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cranialcrusherabc
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:54 am 
 

Band name: Zorak
Last Twitter activity: July, 2011

- Date for the information: July 17, 2009
- Information: Release date of "Falling Down" album

General comments: Band page updated.
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Derigin
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:06 am 
 

Updated to this point. We're now at 13003 left. I'm going to look into ways to weed out ones that are recently active and maybe scrape data. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know. It'd be nice to make this impossible task less daunting.
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cranialcrusherabc
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:24 am 
 

Bands that can be removed from the spreadsheet due to recent activity:

飛玲仙:
last activity - November, 20

電気式華憐音楽集団:
last activity - November, 26

雲雀:
last activity - July, 18

陰陽座:
last activity - November, 26

閃靈:
last activity - September, 23

鉄カブト:
last activity - October, 18

親指〆器:
last activity - October, 23

薔薇の宮殿:
last activity - November, 26

神風小町:
last activity - November, 24

矢島舞依:
last activity - November, 25
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cranialcrusherabc
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:35 pm 
 

Just for the record, I have cleared the spreadsheet down to 12975 bands based on dead links, nothing relevant tweeted and recently updated pages.

[Edit]: 12927 bands.
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MetalCuresHeadaches
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:10 am 
 

13 Mag:

--Added complete release date for CD
--Added alternative version for the iTunes release
--Better quality album artwork

No updates since 2012, mostly just dead links to reverbnation and show announcements
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EpicDismemberment
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:15 am 
 

I'm going to review pages that are recently active, dead, or suspended based on the letters. I will go with the letter "T" first, which has 2,682 pages to review.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:23 am 
 

T.A.N.K:
last activity - Nov 18

Taberah:
dead

Taine:
last activity - Oct 2

Tainted DickMen:
last activity - July 19

Taken:
last activity - Aug 25

Talanas:
last activity - Nov 15

Tales of Gaia:
dead

Tanatron:
last activity - Sep 9

Tankard:
last activity - July 8

Tantal:
last activity - Oct 11

Tantrum:
last activity - Aug 11

Tara Lynch:
last activity - Nov 26

Tarantist:
last activity - Nov 25

Tarja:
active recently

Taşmektep:
last activity - Nov 2

Taste:
active recently

Taste My Pain:
just one tweet, nothing relevant

Taunted:
last activity - Nov 5

Taurat:
dead

Tavú:
active recently

TDW:
dead

Tears of Heaven:
nothing there

Tears of Magdalena:
suspended

Tears of Martyr:
last activity - Nov 23

Tears of Mystigma:
last activity - Oct 2

Tears of Regret:
last activity - Sep 8
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Derigin
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:04 am 
 

Updated to this point.
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cranialcrusherabc
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:28 am 
 

Band name: Fabula Noctis

- Date for the information: Nov 11, 2014
- Information: Release date of "The Conspiracy of a Dark Soul" digital album

General comments: Band page updated.
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cranialcrusherabc
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:54 am 
 

Band name: Faanefjell

- Date for the information: Sept 30, 2015
- Information: Erlend "Dunker" Nord (guitars) has joined the band.

- Date for the information: Jul 31, 2014
- Information: Iordinn (vocals) has joined the band.

- Date for the information: Feb 06, 2014
- Information: Simen "Bytting" Sandnes (drums) has joined the band.

- Date for the information: Sept 22, 2013
- Information: picture of guitar player Grimtroll

- Date for the information: Jun 22, 2013
- Information: official Tumblr

General comments: Band page updated. As per this report, band's current line up is the one on Facebook, so I have set the band members mentioned above as past members.
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cranialcrusherabc
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:02 pm 
 

Band name: Faceless Enemy

- Date for the information: Sept 11, 2015
- Information: Homepage tweeted.

General comments: Band page updated.
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MetalCuresHeadaches
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:47 pm 
 

2nd Suicide:

-Added 2013 as the year they went on hold. Nothing else of note.

2ndgraderenegade:

-Nothing of note

3 Days of Silence:

-Nothing of note
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EpicDismemberment
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:03 pm 
 

Well, according to the report by BBC, it looks like Twitter has halted the plan to cull inactive accounts.
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Derigin
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:31 pm 
 

Well, I suppose it's not as urgent anymore! Thankfully. :P

Still probably something worth doing in the long run, but for those that have been so willing to help with this, don't feel rushed in doing it and thanks again for coming through on this. Your actions don't go unnoticed. In the meantime, it sounds like Twitter will eventually cull inactive accounts, so it's still wise to go through the list and see if there's anything valuable to note from accounts that haven't been active for a while - especially a long while - but no longer do we need to worry about doing it as fast as possible. At least not right now.
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cranialcrusherabc
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:29 am 
 

Relieved in a way. It would be a little hard to meet the deadline of December 11. Anyway, it's still worth working on this and I'll try to help as much as I can. :nods:
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