This FAQ was created by K. Hurst
is the official FAQ for alt.music.everclear, the Everclear newsgroup
on Usenet. This is not meant to be a FAQ on the band, just some
tips to make your experience in the newsgroup a bit more enjoyable
and answer some commonly asked questions. Feel free to email
me with any questions, comments, or suggestions. Section
A: Information for new posters to alt.music.everclear
Section B: Common
questions regarding the band & releases
Section C: Miscellaneous
Frequently Asked Questions v1.7
new to Usenet, anything important I need to know?
Section A: Information
for new posters to alt.music.everclear
If you're not familiar
read up on it before posting.
kinda quiet here, where is everybody?
A majority of Everclear
conversation takes place on mailing lists or on the band's bulletin
board. Don't expect lots of new posts each day; every once in
awhile a good thread starts. Check out Yahoo
Groups for mailing lists -- simply do a search for Everclear.
founded by Brett Paragow,
is one of the more popular lists; it has over 400 members. The
board on Everclear's official site is also a good place for
conversation. You'll need to register for an account to be involved
in either of these forums.
do I quote?
Quoting is an essential
part of communication in the newsgroup. Please do it correctly.
Simply precede the portion of the message you're replying to with
a ">" or put quotation marks around it.
top posting and should I do it?
Separating your reply
from the quoted text is also a good idea. Don't overquote; just
include the the portion of the original post relevant to your
reply. Be sure and include the correct email address of
the person you're replying to.
type your reply below. EverclearblahblahblahblahCapitolRecords
possible BMG/EMI merger blahblahblahblahblah
Top posting is typing
your reply on top of the material you're quoting, like so:
it okay to post in HTML?
Top posting doesn't make
any sense if you think about it. Humans read from left to right,
top to bottom. Top posting requires the reader to scroll down
to first read what you're replying to, then scroll back up to
read your reply. It's not the best way to communicate. Take the
extra time and post your reply under the quoted text. You'll
make people very happy.
> I just heard the band will be touring in Europe soon.
Posting in HTML isn't
a good idea, because most newsreaders don't recognize it. Your
post will be displayed as normal text which means your message
will be hidden in a bunch of HTML tags. Please configure your
I post a binary here?
In a word: NO.
Do not post binaries under any circumstances, even if you
*think* they're smaller than a post. alt.music.everclear is not
a binary newsgroup. If you have a file you would like us to see
or hear, upload it and post a URL. Just don't post it to ameverclear.
can I read old newsgroup posts?
(formerly known as Deja) archives the posts made to Usenet. You
can use Google to search
through old posts to see what discussions you've missed. Note:
Google hopes to make the complete Usenet archive (dating back
to 1995) available in the next few months.
What's a troll?
A troll is an individual
with nothing better to do than invade a newsgroup and proceed
to make everyone's newsgroup experience a living hell. The best
way to get rid of troll is to ignore them; they will leave eventually.
Replying to their posts will only prolong their stay.
Someone who lurks reads
the newsgroup without posting, or only posts on a rare ocassion.
crossposting and should I do it?
Crossposting is posting
the same message to more than one group. Never do this
unless you're sure it has relevance to the other groups you post
it to. When in doubt, post two seperate messages.
are these abbreviations I keep seeing?
You'll encounter many
abbreviations on Usenet. The most common one you'll see in ameverclear
is OT or off topic. This is used to note when a
thread or post isn't related to Everclear. The other abbreviations
you'll see are song titles. I Will Buy You a New Life becomes
IWBYANL and so on.
there an official FAQ about Everclear somewhere?
While it's not *official*,
Everclear FAQ contains answers to many common questions about
the band. The entire site is extremely comprehensive; spend some
time there and expand your Everclear knowledge.
there any Everclear sites I should know about?
looking for an MP3 of _put song title here_.
This is a newsgroup, not
an MP3 ripping service. Go out and buy the CD (that's assuming
what you're looking for is in print) or try one of the various
MP3 downloading utilities.
looking for lyrics to _put song title here_.
Try searching for sites
with lyrics before making a post like this. The aforementioned
includes a lyrics section for all albums and special sections
for b-sides and covers.
does the new Everclear album come out?
Section B: Common
questions regarding the band & releases
Everclear's fifth album,
Songs From an American Movie Volume Two: Good Time For a Bad
Attitude, was released November 21, 2000. The band plans to
tour extensively for Volumes One and Two, then take a few
is Everclear touring?
dates are always posted on the band's offical site. Check
happened to Scott Cuthbert, Everclear's first drummer?
For several years, Scott's
departure from Everclear in 1994 was attributed to his supposed
violation of Art's "no drugs" policy. This rumor spread quickly
among fans who have repeated it over the years. It is a rumor
-- there is no truth to it whatsoever. Personality conflicts
within the band led to Scott's dismissal.
there a list of all Everclear's albums/singles/songs somewhere?
can I get a copy of the Nervous and Weird EP?
has returned to his (pre-Everclear) career in music. He currently
instructs the drum lines of Portland-area high schools and arranges
music for Portland and Oregon State University's music departments.
Since it's been out of
print for many years, the answer is nowhere. When Everclear signed
to Capitol, Tim/Kerr Records was asked to stop pressing the EP.
Art has expressed disappointment with a track on the EP entitled
Drunk Again. A possible rerelease has been mentioned for
sometime in the future. For now, try trading for it. Copies occasionally
pop up on Ebay; some have gone for as high as $180. It might seem
a bit pricey, but the N&W EP is one of the most prized pieces
of Everclear memorabilia.
the band read this newsgroup?
They might. However, this
is purely speculation.
do I email the band? Do you know their email addresses?
Art and Craig both have
email accounts. Interested parties can contact Art at APALEX2@aol.com.
Keep in mind Art receives a huge amount of email each day; don't
be disappointed if he doesn't reply.
made this newsgroup?
No one actually "makes"
a newsgroup; a group is proposed. Chris Blackburn made a proposal
for the newsgroup before the White Lightning mailing list was
closed. News servers began carrying the group in April of 1998.
In the words of Mike (milesaway8):
"When people get out of line, someone has to be there to make
fun of them, right? That someone is The Management."
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