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agneepath! 11994 user not visiting Queenzone.com

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Posted: 26 Jul 04, 15:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've been really impressed with the way Queenzoner's have "been sharing the music" This also includes Bullwinkles bootleg tree.

There is one problem though. not everyone has broadband / CD rewriters. As a result, a lot of fans are missing out.

Recently i've struck a "deal" with one such Queenzoner "Lynn" I send her discs of all the concerts downloaded from QZ (e.g. Hammersmith, Knebworth, Hyde Park etc) She sends me blank CDs / postage costs.

It costs me nothing to send her the discs (apart from the time spend copying the discs), i also gain nothing from this (apart from her gratitude)

Remember people are doing us all a big favour by donating their concerts - you could do the same for other people who are unnable to download the music.

If you do want to "adopt" a Queenzoner - leave your name below, email and country (it would make it easier if the adoptee was from the same country as the adopter!)

The person then would contact you to sort out the details.

Remember this "adopt a queenzoner" is all about your good will / generiousity.

Does this all make sense or is it deeply flawed?

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Posted: 26 Jul 04, 15:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And when you 'adopt a queenzoner' you recieve a photograph and quarterly updates on his/her progress!

seriously this has been great for me - thanks to my disc-buddy (I may just have to copyright that)
I have been able to relive my youth and drown in Queen
Lynn - the adoptee



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Posted: 26 Jul 04, 16:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

there you have it! Seriously though, it does help you to share the music - rather than make you feel like you are simply leeching all the time.

Give it ago!

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Posted: 26 Jul 04, 16:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That sounds like a good idea. I'd like to be adopted! :D


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Posted: 26 Jul 04, 16:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

any one want to adopt My bijou?

my only real concern is young queenzoner's (and we have plenty here) giving out their addresses.

Their parents may not approve, and in the UK kids security on the net is a big issue.

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Posted: 26 Jul 04, 16:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Have done something similar to this before. Usually help out on a download by download basis but wouldn't mind getting involved on a (semi) official basis.

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Posted: 26 Jul 04, 16:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe instead of leaving addresses here, we could just leave the country and e-mail address, and people of like countries could e-mail their addresses instead.


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Posted: 26 Jul 04, 16:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i didn't mean leave addresses here on the board... that would be silly / pointless

it just that in the UK kids are told never to reveal their address to strangers on the net - which is essentially what we all are to each other.

sorry - I'm just being ultra cautious.

This scheme should work providing we have enough Queenzoners willing to adopt and put some time in. Since we all benefit from the torrents here on QZ it doesn't take a great deal of effort to copy the discs and post them.

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Posted: 26 Jul 04, 17:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Do we get to take our pick, or just have the sprog (adoptee) thats left over?

Sign me up, I'm willing to help out if I can


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Posted: 26 Jul 04, 17:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Unfortunately I'm not organising this adoption scheme... unlike Bullwinkle et al, i dont have the organisational skills to do so.

Ogre - would you be willing to post to the US - if so adopt My Bijou (and email her to confirm)

if this causes problems (it might be better if My Bijou was adopted by someone from the US)

wait for someone from the UK...

hope this clears things up.

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Posted: 26 Jul 04, 18:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This idea's great, but I think your initial suggestion of like countries works the best. I don't mind waiting for someone from the US! :D


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Posted: 26 Jul 04, 18:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roll up, roll up...

we need someone from the US to adopt My Bijou.
Think of all the times you've leeched ... sorry downloaded concerts from QZ.

All you have to do is download concerts (which you'll do anyway!) copy them onto CD and post them.

Easy isn't it!

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Posted: 26 Jul 04, 18:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's OK if I'm not adopted quickly. I'm fine with waiting. Patience; doesn't it make you want to adopt me? :D


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Posted: 26 Jul 04, 18:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As I said Agneepath, I am willing to help any QZ member, although I dont have much at this time.
Like you said in you're first post, As long as it's time, not money, then i'm willing to help


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Posted: 26 Jul 04, 19:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That sounds like a good idea. I'd like to get involved if possible. I will be back at school in about a month, so I'd like to wait until I'm back there to start mailing. I can be an adopter (oo...I'm making up words!) for somone (I'd like to stick to one at the moment). I'm in the US, so I'd also like to stick with US residents.

My Bijou - Let me know if you want to set something up. I'd be happy to help you out. My university has broadband, so I should be able to download quickly.

Edit - I am behind a firewall, though, at school. So I can't guarantee I'll be able to download the files, as I've never used the Queen HUB from behind a firewall, but I'm willing to at least discuss the possibility.


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Posted: 26 Jul 04, 19:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"My university has broadband, so I should be able to download quickly"

Ramses - even with broadband it can take the best part of 24 hours to download a concert!

i have broadband at school - but i wouldn't dream of downloading a large file from there..
Besides the IT systems manager would kill me, if i did.

you sure you wouldn't get into trouble downloading at Uni?




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Posted: 26 Jul 04, 19:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, I'm in UK so I'll take anyone in UK or even Europe at a push.

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Posted: 26 Jul 04, 19:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Agneepath! wrote:

"My university has broadband, so I should be able to download quickly"

Ramses - even with broadband it can take the best part of 24 hours to download a concert!

i have broadband at school - but i wouldn't dream of downloading a large file from there..
Besides the IT systems manager would kill me, if i did.

you sure you wouldn't get into trouble downloading at Uni?




LOL...Don't worry...I've dl concerts on my cable modem and I know it takes 24 + hours. I consider that quick as opposed to several days to a week on a slower connection. I guess "quickly" isn't the best term, but I do realize the amount of time necessary.

Regarding getting in trouble...um...why? I don't know much about the IT rules simply b/c I've never tried to dl stuff. Is it an issue of legality or university speed?

Never thought about that...thank you for bringing it to my attention.


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Posted: 26 Jul 04, 19:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its just I'm a teacher at a secondary school (11 - 18) in England. i have my own PC in my class room with broadband... but downloading for 20 + hours is something i couldn't possibly do.

It would come to the attention of the IT systems manager because it would slow down the system for the entire school.

Downloading throughout the night would also bring it to his attention....



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Posted: 26 Jul 04, 19:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh ok... I didn't know such activity could be monitored so closely.

I'm generally knowelgeable when it comes to computers...networking stuff is the one area I'm dumb in. Thank you for your help.


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