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    Emperor of VHLinks.com Brett's Avatar
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    The VHLinks.com Links Reclamation Project

    Ok so we know Van Halen isn't doing much...ok nothing is more like it. But I have felt like this site has been neglected for a long time, whether the band is active or not.

    So over the last two days I have completely dedicated myself to fixing the reason this site was started...as a repository for Van Halen links. And believe me, there are still a lot of sites about Van Halen, information about Van Halen, places to buy merchandise, etc. Maybe there aren't that many personal sites about the band, but there is A TON of stuff about them on the net. My goal is to get back to helping catalog that, and not just depend on the search engines to help VH fans.

    I don't know if you've seen http://www.beatlelinks.net (BeatleLinks.net), but my friend Jerry does an incredible job of keeping that thing current and accurate. And there are tons of Beatle resources....obviously VH can't touch the Beatles that way, but we can surely have a much better links resource than we do.

    So what I have done the last few days is the folllowing (as well as what I am going to do too):

    #1. I went through EVERY link. I dumped bad ones, I fixed ones where URL's changed. I even emailed all the site owners to find out of if their sites were still around. And amazingly, I got a TON of replies from the owners, thanking me for contacting them. So that was cool. And I was amazed at how many people still had their old sites, even as far back as like 1999.

    #2. I erased ALL bogus spam reviews, porn junk, and all the other garbage that somehow permeated into all the site reviews. It was incredible, we're talking thousands upon thousands of posts of garbage. I cleaned all the crap out, so the reviews are as legit as I can get them.

    #3. I put in a security question (like we have on the board) safeguard so those damn spam bots can't keep sending in bogus porn sites for addition, and bogus reviews. So far it's working, as I usually get 50-60 bogus submissions A DAY!!! I haven't gotten one since...site additions or reviews. So so far, so good.

    #4. I am going to completely rework the categories. Right now they're totally outdated and akin to the internet circa 2001. We're getting with the times, and I'm going to create new categories and re-categorize all the sites we currently have in the directory.

    #5. The last thing I am going to do is to obviously put new sites in the directory. It's going to take a lot of work to scour the net for stuff, but I am determined to get the directory back to where it's a true asset to Van Halen fans, not just a place with a bunch of useless, outdated links. Yeah we think of this place as just a message board now, but I'd like to have what it was created for to be a value as well.

    So just wanted to keep you all updated on something I'm working on. Also if you see a site we don't have, anything interesting about Van Halen, just submit it, even if it's not yours. And if it doesn't fit the current categories before I change them, submit it anyway and I'll put it in the right place. You can click the Add A Site link at the top of the site to do it. Any help I can get, of course I will take.

    Ok so that's pretty much it. Wish me luck with this undertaking.
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    Welcome to twitter!
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    Emperor of VHLinks.com Brett's Avatar
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    I still barely know what I'm doing. Hey thanks for doing that.
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    your welcome!

    twitter is great once u get the hang of it.
    My chat with Mike & Joe from Chickenfoot 1/7/12
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    With a real rockstar - Jason Becker.
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    Brett, thanks for the site and keeping it up. This site and the people on it have been a ray of sunshine while I have been over here.

    Artists I Have Seen: 1D, 38 Special, Aerosmith, Alabama, Bad Company, Bad English, Billy Squire, Bob Seger, Bon Jovi, Boston, BTO, Cheap Trick, Chicago, Chickenfoot, Cinderella, Daughtry, Dave Matthews Band, Default, Def Leppard, Dio, Dokken, Drowning Pool, Eagles, Earth Wind & Fire, Eddie Money, Eric Clapton, Farenheit, Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Glass Tiger, Heart, Huey Lewis and the News, Jackson Browne, Jimmy Buffett, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joe Bonamassa, John Mellencamp, Journey, Keel, Kingdom Come, Kings X, KISS, Kool and the Gang, Krokus, Lionel Richie, Little River Band, Lou Gramm, Loverboy, Los Lonely Boys, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Metallica, Michael Bolton, Nickelback, Night Ranger, Paul Stanley, Peter Frampton, Pink Floyd, Poison, Red Rider, REO Speedwagon, Santana, Sammy Hagar, Shinedown, Steely Dan, Steve Miller Band, Styx, Ted Nugent, Tesla, The 1975, The Black Crowes, The Roots, The Wallflowers, U2, Van Halen, Whitesnake, Zac Brown Band, ZZ Top

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    keep up the great work Bret. Thanks for all you do.

    If there's anything you think I might be able to help with, let me know!
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Thank you, Brick. I think it's a fantastic idea. While the actual Van Halen brothers don't seem to give a shit about their legacy, there are a lot of good folks who do.
    "There is a fine line between stupid and clever" - Nigel Tufnel

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    Thanks for the updates. I'm really enjoying the great pics on the front page. I know you get frustrated some times by us idiots but we appreciate the legwork and enjoy the community.

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    Wow Brett, Glad you're still here, your plans sound invigorating

    I gotta working on getting back over here.
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    dang. Biffy went and got all ambitious and shit......the new meds must be working!

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    I hardly ever get to check things out around here or hang about as much as I used to. But I'm sure grateful that the site's still here to save me from the insanity of life.

    Thanks Brett.
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    Good luck Brett
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    ANOTHER HOSTILE TAKEOVER COMING YOUR WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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