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General

Goabase?
Goatrance und Psytrance Partys from around the world. Photos und comments. Member Community. Online since 1996.
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Who makes this website?
The website is my (amalesh - A. Kempf) project.

All entries are from the visitors to this website.

PHP and HTML coding, forms and wording (english/german), site-emails and error messages - I have made all this stuff myself since 1996.

There are several moderators who check once in a while if there are no fake or troll entries.
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What are the moderators doing?
The moderators help to take care that the rules are followed. Moderators can, according to their assigned website section, delete entries, delete member pictures or ban members. They can be asked in case of entries that break rules, or if you want one of your own entries deleted.

All deleted entries are saved internally, so a restoration is possible if necessary.

The moderators can be found via [contact].

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Goabase is amazing! What can I do to support you and help to make it better every day?
Thanks in advance for any help and support! A great help is if you find fake parties or meeting point entries and drop me a note. Also, if you stumble over wrong english phrases, please let me know! My English isn't the best and I am sure that there are mistakes on this site.

If you would like to show your appreciation - I am always happy about any gesture of thanks :) Thank You!
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Around Partys

How does the search work?
The search ignores uppercase and finds everything with the search word. Example: trance finds "Trance", "Goatrance", "Psytrance".

If you enter more words like Party Trance, everything will be found which contains "Party" or "Trance".

To find both words in one entry embrace them with quotes: "Party Trance"

To exclude a word, add a minus char in front: Trance -Party finds "Trance" but excludes everything with "Party" in it.
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How does the location search work?
Its simple: Just insert any location or postal code and within 120km all parties will be listed.

Search per postal code is limited to Germany, France, United Kingdom, USA and Canada. See [goabase news] from 05/22/2013.

To find a party, the organizer must submit the address, town or a postal code. Lat/Lon values will be determined and registered for that party.

The search is not carried out within a radius, but (this being mathematically much simpler) within a square. Only linear distance and no road kilometers are considered. Therefore, sometimes quite remote parties may appear unexpected.

The address will only be displayed when location field (of the party) is filled.
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What are the types Festival, Open Air etc generally means?
Festivals are bigger outdoor events with an camping area, shops, several floors etc. Festivals are taking longer than 36 hours.

An Open Air event is outdoor and takes below 36 hours. Could be also a small event.

In- and outdoor are party events with floors in- and outside.

Indoor events are mostly with several floors, not regulary dates.

Club events are regular weekly or monthly in the same location, usually in the same club location.
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I can't find the party XY anymore, why?
Maybe the party is just over - you have to look under "historical parties". Or the organizer just deleted the party. Then the info is gone into nirvana.
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Do you know if there will be a party at XY?
No. I know only the parties which are online.
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Some of the parties have no meeting point or lift section?
Yes. The organizer of the party decided to disable meeting point and lift.

Mostly the organizer don't want to discuss with the people here. Check such parties carefully.

You can contact the member who submitted the party to ask for the reasons.
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Why is Party XY not online?
Every party is submitted from the organizers only.

If a party is not online the organizer haven't inserted it.
One possible reason: The party is very small and they don't want to have too many guests...
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I don't see party photos. Why?
Photos of the parties are visible for members only. The reason is that we don't want to offer them the whole world and don't want to see them in Google and other search engines.
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How can I add photos to the parties?
Choose the party details and click on the navigation tab for photos and pictures. In the right info box is a link. Click on this link to upload your photos.
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Can you send me more info about the party?
No. The webmaster doesn't organize any party and hasn't anymore informations about a party. If you want to know more contact the member who posted the party.
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Submit Party / Event

Can you insert my party, please?
Every party and event is submitted from the organizers or promoters themselves.

If you want to add your party you have to register first.
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I want to insert a party. How to do it?
You have to be a member to submit new parties and events. Be sure that you activated the checkbox "Submit Parties" in your member profile.

If you upload a party flyer your party entry appears in the "new party flyer" section.
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How to get a precise map?

Maps (or geodata) are important for the proximity ("near by") search and other services.

The best way is with OpenStreetMap. Search the location there and then copy the URL in the field "OpenStreetMaps or Google Maps". From the Link we get the geodata.

The next option is to enter street and house number. The fields for country and city should have been filled. Here OpenStreetMap is asked. If it doesn't work, a second attempt with ZIP and City can help, f.e. "street 12, 34567 town".

There could be a difference, if you insert a Google Maps url. It's better to search your location with OpenStreetMap.


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How can I import my event from facebook?

To read/import an event from facebook just insert the link in the submit form, e.g.:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1234567/

Or insert the ID, in this case 1234567.

If your party is no "Indoor", please choose "Club", "Open Air" etc. Once you press OK, we read the data.

It's possible to change the details independent from facebook everytime.

Facebook put all details like "Line-Up", "Deco", "Infos" etc into one big field - but Goabase differs between them. It's nearly impossible to split it automatically into the different fields, so we save everything under "Line-Up".


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What makes the Facebook Update?

With choosing the "Facebook Update" we connect to them and compare the data. On any differ we set the update label.

If the date or place is changed, we set the labels "New Date" or "New Loc".

It's possible to edit the Goabase fields  "Location", "Web" und "Entry" independately from Facebook. So, if you add more here as on Facebook we don't overwrite the data. The field "Line Up" will always be updated / overwritten. The goabase-fields "Deco" and "Infos" will never be overwritten from Facebook.


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How can I change my party details?
After you inserted the party you get an email to your member email address. There you find all links and the password for the party so that you can change it whenever you want.

If you lost the email: Go to your party and open the link "change party". You can change your party there.
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What are the costs to insert a party?
Nothing. It's free and without any cost to insert a party.

Be sure to add goa-/psystrance parties only. Other parties don't fit at this site and they will be deleted without any comment.
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Why Facebook shares sometimes old Event Infos and Flyer?
As soon as somebody shares a link on Facebook, the content is cached there first. Facebook does not call in every time here when somebody shares a Goabase link. Moreover, nothing may be changed from a certain number in "Likes" on Facebook.

Hence, it's important, immediately from the outset the right flyer upload, i.e. the right graphics with party name and date.

If it's necessary, nevertheless, sometimes to inform Facebook that something has changed. You can refresh the Facebook-Cache with the Goabase party link: Facebook Tools. Afterwards the new flyer should be visible with every new "share".
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Which parties are in the newsletter?

Every new submitted party event is in the next upcoming newsletter once only.

The newsletter comes out every Wednesday 19:30h CET.

To send your event twice or more, check out GOABASE Newsletter Promotion


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Which flyers do you accept?
JPG, GIF and PNG allowed only. If you use JPG be sure that you don't use the CYMK color scheme (which is used for printing only).

It's not possible to upload a flyer bigger than 4 MB

Images will be shrunk to 800x800 pixel.

Hints: Optimize your flyer to 800x800 before the upload. Don't compress JPG. Goabase optimzes the images after the upload to the max. size of 400 KB.

Preview flyer will be created automatically.
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Is it possible to ban somebody from my party?
If you don't want any entries from a special member in all your parties add this member to your ignore/block-list (more: [click here]).

This member can read your parties and add hinself to the who-comes-list however.
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You deleted my flyer. Why?
You can read it if you submit a flyer: "Upload the party-flyer only, please. Photos, pictures, banner, logos etc will be deleted."

What is a flyer? A flyer is the sheet of paper where you announce your party with name, date, location and line up. The same paper people places in shops.

Members will be banned if they ignore this rule more than once.

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What does 'hidden' parties mean?
Hidden parties can't be found over a PID number now. These parties are also not listed in any output except the personal party timer. Therefore hidden parties can't be found by any chance.

Only if the party stands on your own party timer, the party can be called again with the PID.

You need a special link if the party doesn't stand on your own party timer. Within this link there is a letter-figure combination instead of the normal numerical PID.

Send this alphanumerical link to your friends, because only with this link can they call the party for the first time.
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Can you change my party infos?
If we would get money for the entry we would say: Yes, sure. But the entry is free - so please don't send us your work :)

But if something goes wrong or you have problems using the party form - please drop us a note and we will try to help.

After you inserted the party you get an email to your member email address. There you can find all the links and the password for the party so that you can change it whenever you want.
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Why a separate party password?
This is usefull if you want to give a friend the right to change the party infos. Your friend can change the party only - but he can't go into your member area.
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You deleted my party. Why?
You can read it if you submit a party: "Please submit goa-/psytrance-parties only."

Your party was no goa/psytrance party so I deleted it.
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Registration / Login

I didn't get an email after registration, why?
Possible reasons:
- your email address was wrong
- your mailbox is full
- your spam filter was too restrictive
- you haven't read it

The subject of the email:
[goabase] Your Goabase Account, please activate

If you didn't get this email try re-activation.

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Why must I confirm my registration?
You can't believe how many people add a wrong address.

Only with the confirmation link from the registration email is your address proved.
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How does it work with Facebook?
If you have an account on Facebook it's possbile to sign in here. We open Facebook where you have to confirm your login once only. After that we get your e-mail, name and Facebook-ID.

Next we open your Goabase account. Or if you have no account yet, we create one.

We use [HybridAuth] which don't set any third-party-cookie.
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I can't log in. Why?
Use your email address for the login - not your nickname.

Your password must be correct, too.

If it doesn't work, though: Look into the email you got after the registration. There is a link. You have to open this link in your browser. After that you can log in.
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After the login I'm out again!
You disabled cookies in your web browser. Cookies are small files stored on your hard disk. Goabase needs these cookies to recognize you and your login settings.

It's possible to allow cookies for Goabase only - everything is fine after that :)
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What should I do if my email address is no longer valid?
If your email account is no longer valid, please go to our contact form and write there, member name, your old login email and the new email. We will change it as soon as possible.
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I have two profiles - is it possible to put them together in one profile?
If you have two different member profiles and want to have them together in one profile, then please use the contact form and fill in which profiles are to be merged into one.

All entries in the profile will then be transfered to the other one. It means that photos, reports, meeting points, articles of the discussion forum, etc from the old profile will be transfered to the new one.

In addition please specify the login emails of both profiles, to make sure that nobody else tried to joke with your profiles.

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How can I delete my profile / account?
Once you added an entry it's not possible to delete it completly. But we can delete all personal information including your email address and remove you from all friends lists.

After that everybody sees a "user deleted" with no further info except the public comments.

If you want to do it, go to Profile Infos. You will land on a page with a link "profile delete". You have to submit it and log out after that.

We do this double request for security reasons.
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Members Area

How can I unsubscribe from the newsletter?
Click "your account" at the left and then click on "Party Newsletter". You can unsubscribe from your newsletter there.

Or you can read the last newsletter. There is a link where you can unsubscribe.
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There are too many parties in my newsletter!
You can use the newsletter options to get parties from preferred countries, towns or artists only.

Go to "your account" and click "Party Newsletter" to insert your filter options.
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Why does the infobox on the right side disable sometimes?
The infobox on the right side (friends online etc.) disables after 30 minutes of inactivity. To reactivate this, just click once on the link "Enable infos".

The info also disables if more than 200 members are online within 5 minutes. This was necessary because the infobox needs lots of server ressources. It would slow down the goabase.

As soon as the number of members online is less than 200, the infobox is enabled again automatically.
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How can I find People?
The field is searching first to name - and if entered - for the town location.

The search works with geo location if you entered a town name.

It also reads the options behind "search in details".

Non-registered visitors will find the public profiles only.
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Why isn't it possible to put some members on my friends list?
Some members set their profile "non-public"

No tab navigation and no entry statistics then appear.

Because of the "non-public" profil, you can't put them on your friendslist. But you can write them private messages.

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Why do some members get more entries than are really present?
Sometimes the number of entries in the profile for example says "report: 1", but if you click on it, the entry doesn't appear

That is because of the fact that it's not checked whether the report was written by a hidden party.

This effect also occurs with photos and meetingpoints.
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Dis- and enable 'last visit'- What's that?
You can disable the last visit logging (at the top right).

Other members don't see your last visit after that.
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How does it works with the friend list?
It's a bit different from Facebook and Co.

You can make everybody your "friend" - but it's more like a bookmark or favorite because the other member don't have to authorize your bookmarking.

On the other hand you don't find a friends list on every goabase member account. Some members publish their friends list (it's a profile option) but the default is that the friend list is private.

If you don't want to allow other members to add you to their friends list set your profile to private. And if you don't wan to allow others to see your last online time, deactivate your 'last visit'.
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What happens if I block another member?
If you block another member:

  • The member can't write any messages to you.

  • The member can't add you to his friends list (but can also block you!)

  • You are removed from the others friends list (if you have been there).

  • You don't see the posts of this member in the forum.

  • If you added a party the blocked member can't insert any party comment (meeting point, reports) to your party. The blocked member can't add the party to his partytimer and add himself onto the who-comes list.


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What means 'friend of' in some profiles?
These are people with a public friends list, too - who also added this member to their list. It depends members with a public friends list only.

It helps all members to see public network and connections.
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What's the Interest-in-Button?


It activates a notification service about new posts and party updates. Once activated you see near the top right "New Posts" the amount of them.

You can use it also as a reminder list for every deep link you are interested in.
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Members: Messages

My private messages are deleted suddenly, why?
We delete automatically all messages which are older than 180 days and which are not saved.

Reason: It costs too much database space and performance to deliver all messages permanently. You can save or download any message you want.

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How can I save a private message?
Open the message and click "save message".

There is no easy way to save a bunch of message with one click only. We would overload the database with messages which are saved "prophylactically".
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How can I send one message to many members?
Search a member by it's name.

You see only members who wrote to you before or who are on your party invitation list.

On an answer it's possible to add or remove others.
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Sundries

What is the Scoring of Posts?
You can vote on forum posts, Party Reports and Meeting Point comments with an upvote or a downvote. Just click on one of the arrows. Between the arrows there is a star and if you click on it, you will see who has voted up or down.

Your own vote is marked and can be changed by clicking on the other (opposite) arrow.

If you want to protect yourself from a troll you can do it by using the ignore function. The ignored person will no longer be able to cast a vote on your posts (or on any report or comment in your own partys).
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Images Upload, Drag & Drop
New since April 2015 for member accounts and party entries:

It's possible to upload an image via drag and drop. While uploading you will see a preview picture and a progress bar. If you're uploading a wrong image you're instantly able to delete it and replace it with the right one.

Just drop the image into the upload box.

The image will be saved once you submitted your profile or party entry itself.

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Link Websites

Can you add a page link, please?
You can insert the link into the linkbase under "submit a goa link"

Choose the category and insert any description about the site.

Would be nice if you link to this site, too. Thank you.


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Why isn't my website listed anymore?
Every link which doesn't fit the theme "goa and parties" will be deleted.

Another reason could be the following: Whenever a visitor opens a link we check if the site is online. If the site isn't online anymore it will be set to "offline" in the database. From time to time a script checks if the page is available again and sets it back to "online" again.
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FAQ

Goabase?

Goatrance und Psytrance Partys from around the world. Photos und comments. Member Community. Online since 1996.

Who makes this website?

The website is my (amalesh - A. Kempf) project.

All entries are from the visitors to this website.

PHP and HTML coding, forms and wording (english/german), site-emails and error messages - I have made all this stuff myself since 1996.

There are several moderators who check once in a while if there are no fake or troll entries.

What are the moderators doing?

The moderators help to take care that the rules are followed. Moderators can, according to their assigned website section, delete entries, delete member pictures or ban members. They can be asked in case of entries that break rules, or if you want one of your own entries deleted.

All deleted entries are saved internally, so a restoration is possible if necessary.

The moderators can be found via [contact].

Goabase is amazing! What can I do to support you and help to make it better every day?

Thanks in advance for any help and support! A great help is if you find fake parties or meeting point entries and drop me a note. Also, if you stumble over wrong english phrases, please let me know! My English isn't the best and I am sure that there are mistakes on this site.

If you would like to show your appreciation - I am always happy about any gesture of thanks :) Thank You!

How does the search work?

The search ignores uppercase and finds everything with the search word. Example: trance finds "Trance", "Goatrance", "Psytrance".

If you enter more words like Party Trance, everything will be found which contains "Party" or "Trance".

To find both words in one entry embrace them with quotes: "Party Trance"

To exclude a word, add a minus char in front: Trance -Party finds "Trance" but excludes everything with "Party" in it.

How does the location search work?

Its simple: Just insert any location or postal code and within 120km all parties will be listed.

Search per postal code is limited to Germany, France, United Kingdom, USA and Canada. See [goabase news] from 05/22/2013.

To find a party, the organizer must submit the address, town or a postal code. Lat/Lon values will be determined and registered for that party.

The search is not carried out within a radius, but (this being mathematically much simpler) within a square. Only linear distance and no road kilometers are considered. Therefore, sometimes quite remote parties may appear unexpected.

The address will only be displayed when location field (of the party) is filled.

What are the types Festival, Open Air etc generally means?

Festivals are bigger outdoor events with an camping area, shops, several floors etc. Festivals are taking longer than 36 hours.

An Open Air event is outdoor and takes below 36 hours. Could be also a small event.

In- and outdoor are party events with floors in- and outside.

Indoor events are mostly with several floors, not regulary dates.

Club events are regular weekly or monthly in the same location, usually in the same club location.

I can't find the party XY anymore, why?

Maybe the party is just over - you have to look under "historical parties". Or the organizer just deleted the party. Then the info is gone into nirvana.

Do you know if there will be a party at XY?

No. I know only the parties which are online.

Some of the parties have no meeting point or lift section?

Yes. The organizer of the party decided to disable meeting point and lift.

Mostly the organizer don't want to discuss with the people here. Check such parties carefully.

You can contact the member who submitted the party to ask for the reasons.

Why is Party XY not online?

Every party is submitted from the organizers only.

If a party is not online the organizer haven't inserted it.
One possible reason: The party is very small and they don't want to have too many guests...

I don't see party photos. Why?

Photos of the parties are visible for members only. The reason is that we don't want to offer them the whole world and don't want to see them in Google and other search engines.

Where can I find videos about the party?

We don't have videos.

How can I add photos to the parties?

Choose the party details and click on the navigation tab for photos and pictures. In the right info box is a link. Click on this link to upload your photos.

Can you send me more info about the party?

No. The webmaster doesn't organize any party and hasn't anymore informations about a party. If you want to know more contact the member who posted the party.

Can you insert my party, please?

Every party and event is submitted from the organizers or promoters themselves.

If you want to add your party you have to register first.

I want to insert a party. How to do it?

You have to be a member to submit new parties and events. Be sure that you activated the checkbox "Submit Parties" in your member profile.

If you upload a party flyer your party entry appears in the "new party flyer" section.

How to get a precise map?

Maps (or geodata) are important for the proximity ("near by") search and other services.

The best way is with OpenStreetMap. Search the location there and then copy the URL in the field "OpenStreetMaps or Google Maps". From the Link we get the geodata.

The next option is to enter street and house number. The fields for country and city should have been filled. Here OpenStreetMap is asked. If it doesn't work, a second attempt with ZIP and City can help, f.e. "street 12, 34567 town".

There could be a difference, if you insert a Google Maps url. It's better to search your location with OpenStreetMap.

How can I import my event from facebook?

To read/import an event from facebook just insert the link in the submit form, e.g.:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1234567/

Or insert the ID, in this case 1234567.

If your party is no "Indoor", please choose "Club", "Open Air" etc. Once you press OK, we read the data.

It's possible to change the details independent from facebook everytime.

Facebook put all details like "Line-Up", "Deco", "Infos" etc into one big field - but Goabase differs between them. It's nearly impossible to split it automatically into the different fields, so we save everything under "Line-Up".

What makes the Facebook Update?

With choosing the "Facebook Update" we connect to them and compare the data. On any differ we set the update label.

If the date or place is changed, we set the labels "New Date" or "New Loc".

It's possible to edit the Goabase fields  "Location", "Web" und "Entry" independately from Facebook. So, if you add more here as on Facebook we don't overwrite the data. The field "Line Up" will always be updated / overwritten. The goabase-fields "Deco" and "Infos" will never be overwritten from Facebook.

How can I change my party details?

After you inserted the party you get an email to your member email address. There you find all links and the password for the party so that you can change it whenever you want.

If you lost the email: Go to your party and open the link "change party". You can change your party there.

What are the costs to insert a party?

Nothing. It's free and without any cost to insert a party.

Be sure to add goa-/psystrance parties only. Other parties don't fit at this site and they will be deleted without any comment.

Why Facebook shares sometimes old Event Infos and Flyer?

As soon as somebody shares a link on Facebook, the content is cached there first. Facebook does not call in every time here when somebody shares a Goabase link. Moreover, nothing may be changed from a certain number in "Likes" on Facebook.

Hence, it's important, immediately from the outset the right flyer upload, i.e. the right graphics with party name and date.

If it's necessary, nevertheless, sometimes to inform Facebook that something has changed. You can refresh the Facebook-Cache with the Goabase party link: Facebook Tools. Afterwards the new flyer should be visible with every new "share".

Which parties are in the newsletter?

Every new submitted party event is in the next upcoming newsletter once only.

The newsletter comes out every Wednesday 19:30h CET.

To send your event twice or more, check out GOABASE Newsletter Promotion

Which flyers do you accept?

JPG, GIF and PNG allowed only. If you use JPG be sure that you don't use the CYMK color scheme (which is used for printing only).

It's not possible to upload a flyer bigger than 4 MB

Images will be shrunk to 800x800 pixel.

Hints: Optimize your flyer to 800x800 before the upload. Don't compress JPG. Goabase optimzes the images after the upload to the max. size of 400 KB.

Preview flyer will be created automatically.

Is it possible to ban somebody from my party?

If you don't want any entries from a special member in all your parties add this member to your ignore/block-list (more: [click here]).

This member can read your parties and add hinself to the who-comes-list however.

You deleted my flyer. Why?

You can read it if you submit a flyer: "Upload the party-flyer only, please. Photos, pictures, banner, logos etc will be deleted."

What is a flyer? A flyer is the sheet of paper where you announce your party with name, date, location and line up. The same paper people places in shops.

Members will be banned if they ignore this rule more than once.

What does 'hidden' parties mean?

Hidden parties can't be found over a PID number now. These parties are also not listed in any output except the personal party timer. Therefore hidden parties can't be found by any chance.

Only if the party stands on your own party timer, the party can be called again with the PID.

You need a special link if the party doesn't stand on your own party timer. Within this link there is a letter-figure combination instead of the normal numerical PID.

Send this alphanumerical link to your friends, because only with this link can they call the party for the first time.

Can you change my party infos?

If we would get money for the entry we would say: Yes, sure. But the entry is free - so please don't send us your work :)

But if something goes wrong or you have problems using the party form - please drop us a note and we will try to help.

After you inserted the party you get an email to your member email address. There you can find all the links and the password for the party so that you can change it whenever you want.

Why a separate party password?

This is usefull if you want to give a friend the right to change the party infos. Your friend can change the party only - but he can't go into your member area.

You deleted my party. Why?

You can read it if you submit a party: "Please submit goa-/psytrance-parties only."

Your party was no goa/psytrance party so I deleted it.

I didn't get an email after registration, why?

Possible reasons:
- your email address was wrong
- your mailbox is full
- your spam filter was too restrictive
- you haven't read it

The subject of the email:
[goabase] Your Goabase Account, please activate

If you didn't get this email try re-activation.

Why must I confirm my registration?

You can't believe how many people add a wrong address.

Only with the confirmation link from the registration email is your address proved.

How does it work with Facebook?

If you have an account on Facebook it's possbile to sign in here. We open Facebook where you have to confirm your login once only. After that we get your e-mail, name and Facebook-ID.

Next we open your Goabase account. Or if you have no account yet, we create one.

We use [HybridAuth] which don't set any third-party-cookie.

I can't log in. Why?

Use your email address for the login - not your nickname.

Your password must be correct, too.

If it doesn't work, though: Look into the email you got after the registration. There is a link. You have to open this link in your browser. After that you can log in.

After the login I'm out again!

You disabled cookies in your web browser. Cookies are small files stored on your hard disk. Goabase needs these cookies to recognize you and your login settings.

It's possible to allow cookies for Goabase only - everything is fine after that :)

What should I do if my email address is no longer valid?

If your email account is no longer valid, please go to our contact form and write there, member name, your old login email and the new email. We will change it as soon as possible.

I have two profiles - is it possible to put them together in one profile?

If you have two different member profiles and want to have them together in one profile, then please use the contact form and fill in which profiles are to be merged into one.

All entries in the profile will then be transfered to the other one. It means that photos, reports, meeting points, articles of the discussion forum, etc from the old profile will be transfered to the new one.

In addition please specify the login emails of both profiles, to make sure that nobody else tried to joke with your profiles.

How can I delete my profile / account?

Once you added an entry it's not possible to delete it completly. But we can delete all personal information including your email address and remove you from all friends lists.

After that everybody sees a "user deleted" with no further info except the public comments.

If you want to do it, go to Profile Infos. You will land on a page with a link "profile delete". You have to submit it and log out after that.

We do this double request for security reasons.

How can I unsubscribe from the newsletter?

Click "your account" at the left and then click on "Party Newsletter". You can unsubscribe from your newsletter there.

Or you can read the last newsletter. There is a link where you can unsubscribe.

There are too many parties in my newsletter!

You can use the newsletter options to get parties from preferred countries, towns or artists only.

Go to "your account" and click "Party Newsletter" to insert your filter options.

Why does the infobox on the right side disable sometimes?

The infobox on the right side (friends online etc.) disables after 30 minutes of inactivity. To reactivate this, just click once on the link "Enable infos".

The info also disables if more than 200 members are online within 5 minutes. This was necessary because the infobox needs lots of server ressources. It would slow down the goabase.

As soon as the number of members online is less than 200, the infobox is enabled again automatically.

How can I find People?

The field is searching first to name - and if entered - for the town location.

The search works with geo location if you entered a town name.

It also reads the options behind "search in details".

Non-registered visitors will find the public profiles only.

Why isn't it possible to put some members on my friends list?

Some members set their profile "non-public"

No tab navigation and no entry statistics then appear.

Because of the "non-public" profil, you can't put them on your friendslist. But you can write them private messages.

Why do some members get more entries than are really present?

Sometimes the number of entries in the profile for example says "report: 1", but if you click on it, the entry doesn't appear

That is because of the fact that it's not checked whether the report was written by a hidden party.

This effect also occurs with photos and meetingpoints.

Dis- and enable 'last visit'- What's that?

You can disable the last visit logging (at the top right).

Other members don't see your last visit after that.

How does it works with the friend list?

It's a bit different from Facebook and Co.

You can make everybody your "friend" - but it's more like a bookmark or favorite because the other member don't have to authorize your bookmarking.

On the other hand you don't find a friends list on every goabase member account. Some members publish their friends list (it's a profile option) but the default is that the friend list is private.

If you don't want to allow other members to add you to their friends list set your profile to private. And if you don't wan to allow others to see your last online time, deactivate your 'last visit'.

What happens if I block another member?

If you block another member:

  • The member can't write any messages to you.

  • The member can't add you to his friends list (but can also block you!)

  • You are removed from the others friends list (if you have been there).

  • You don't see the posts of this member in the forum.

  • If you added a party the blocked member can't insert any party comment (meeting point, reports) to your party. The blocked member can't add the party to his partytimer and add himself onto the who-comes list.

What means 'friend of' in some profiles?

These are people with a public friends list, too - who also added this member to their list. It depends members with a public friends list only.

It helps all members to see public network and connections.

What's the Interest-in-Button?



It activates a notification service about new posts and party updates. Once activated you see near the top right "New Posts" the amount of them.

You can use it also as a reminder list for every deep link you are interested in.

My private messages are deleted suddenly, why?

We delete automatically all messages which are older than 180 days and which are not saved.

Reason: It costs too much database space and performance to deliver all messages permanently. You can save or download any message you want.

How can I save a private message?

Open the message and click "save message".

There is no easy way to save a bunch of message with one click only. We would overload the database with messages which are saved "prophylactically".

How can I send one message to many members?

Search a member by it's name.

You see only members who wrote to you before or who are on your party invitation list.

On an answer it's possible to add or remove others.

What is the Scoring of Posts?

You can vote on forum posts, Party Reports and Meeting Point comments with an upvote or a downvote. Just click on one of the arrows. Between the arrows there is a star and if you click on it, you will see who has voted up or down.

Your own vote is marked and can be changed by clicking on the other (opposite) arrow.

If you want to protect yourself from a troll you can do it by using the ignore function. The ignored person will no longer be able to cast a vote on your posts (or on any report or comment in your own partys).

Images Upload, Drag & Drop

New since April 2015 for member accounts and party entries:

It's possible to upload an image via drag and drop. While uploading you will see a preview picture and a progress bar. If you're uploading a wrong image you're instantly able to delete it and replace it with the right one.

Just drop the image into the upload box.

The image will be saved once you submitted your profile or party entry itself.

Can you add a page link, please?

You can insert the link into the linkbase under "submit a goa link"

Choose the category and insert any description about the site.

Would be nice if you link to this site, too. Thank you.

Why isn't my website listed anymore?

Every link which doesn't fit the theme "goa and parties" will be deleted.

Another reason could be the following: Whenever a visitor opens a link we check if the site is online. If the site isn't online anymore it will be set to "offline" in the database. From time to time a script checks if the page is available again and sets it back to "online" again.