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Welcome

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AdamMadd

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Hey everyone,

Welcome to the new Ozclubbers community website.  Our aim is to fill the vaccum that has been created in the electronic music community in recent years by bringing communication back to community. Simply put, what we are doing is taking a grass roots approach and providing an online community for the electronic and dance music scene to get together and communicate with each other. Facebook puts us in silo's according to our friends list and who facebook thinks you want to see posts from, even facebook groups seem to only show some posts to some people. So we want to provide a space where the entire community can communicate together for the betterment of the scene without any special algorithm which tries to decide what you want to see. We want you to decide what you want to see by simply selecting the section of the site that you want to see. Like this, we are hoping a space like Ozclubbers can bring the scene back together again!

What can people do on Ozclubbers?

The Forums

First and foremost, this is a place for people to come together and communicate freely.  The forums are divided up into regions (eg: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth, Adelaide, regional NSW, etc) where each region can communicate with others in that region, plus areas for producers and DJs, and also sections based on your musical preference (eg: Breaks, Techno, House, Trap, Drum & Bass, etc).  This gives everyone the most flexibility when it comes to getting their message heard.

When posting on the forums, you can also send your topic to facebook (if you have facebook connected to your Ozclubbers account).  This will let you share your post with your friends on facebook too so they can interact with your topic.

Including external media (such as youtube, soundcloud, or mixcloud) is very easy.  Just post a link to the media, and the forums will automatically translate it into a widget in your post. Quite simple and powerful stuff!  You can also attach a limited number of images and videos to the posts too.

The forums also use some basic phpBB code too, so if you want to use phpBB formatting on your posts, you are quite welcome to!

The Blogs

These blogs (like the one you are reading right now) are the place for people to share their ideas, thoughts, and information.  They can be used to create charts, write reviews, offer tips or helpful instructions, or share your life's journey. Just like the forums, including external media (such as youtube, soundcloud, or mixcloud) is as easy as posting a link to the media, and the blog will automatically translate it into a widget in your post. And you can also attach a limited number of images and videos to the posts too.

Members can follow your blog to get updates via email whenever you post a new entry, and can also submit comments and feedback to your blogs!

The Calendars

The event calendars is a central place for people to submit their events for everyone, including the public, to see and find.  Facebook events get so lost these days because of the silo "feature" on facebook, so only a limited number of people ever find out about your event.  The Ozclubbers calendars will list every event that is added to it, regardless whether the organiser is your friend or not.  You can filter it by the region so you only see events for that region, and even search on them using tags.  This gives you the power to find out about every event that is being held in your region!

We encourage all members to add their events to the calendar.  It doesn't take long, just a minute or two, and if you already have a blurb written out on Facebook, just copy/paste it into the event details.  Or if its easier for you, just post a link to the Facebook event in the event details.  We don't mind what details you post about your event, all we want it the event on there so everyone can find out about your event and help drive up your attendance!

The Gallery

This is a place for you to create publicly available photo galleries for everyone to see.  We don't mind if you are an amateur or mobile-only photographer, or whether you are a professional with a multi-thousand dollar setup.  Everyone's photos are welcome in our Gallery.  You can see who was at different events or venues on what night.  

Adding photos there is real easy.  Simply choose your region from the Gallery menu, hit on Add Images, and create a new album based on where and what date you took the photos (eg: Family Nightclub - Sat 21st Jan 2017).  You can even do this from your mobile if you want!

 

As we said, we want to take a grass roots, simple approach to the community.  We aren't looking to be everything for everyone, we just want to be a place for everyone who has an interest in electronic music to come together.  And its up to you, the community, to help make it better!

If you have any suggestions for the site, or issues with access, go to https://ozclubbers.com.au/support and you can get in touch with us through there.

Thanks for being part of the new Ozclubbers community!

Adam

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