Viva la Zone Rules


Viva la Zone is creating the space for a new community, rising out of the ashes of the

We are a community of people who came together in our love for music, Phil Lesh and the Grateful Dead, support for people with Hep C, life in a new century and our kinship of phreakery. Our strength is our belief in the free exchange of new ideas. We also believe in maintaining a high standard of excellence in all of the material associated with this website.


It’s our obligation and responsibility to represent the music and comport ourselves in a positive light. It would be ideal if we could find a balance between request for civility and the need for rules. No trolling. Respect, civility and keep it kind.


As we reserve the right to move or remove any thread, and/or terminate any person’s account and/or posting privileges at any time for any reason, with or without cause or prior notice, with no liability or further obligation of any kind whatsoever.

We reserve the right to reject any language/material that attempts to, or is likely to directly impact the good nature and positive vibe that we’re collectively creating.


By using this website, you agree to’s Rules, including avoiding the following:

~-~ slander/libel, harmful, incriminating, or purposely disruptive secondhand information, unsubstantiated hearsay, gossip, ugly rumors

~-~ posting information about the identity, place of business, location of residence, phone number or other personal information of anyone other than yourself (doxxing).

~-~ anything that might affect, Phil Lesh, his family or ‘Phriends’, or ‘ADMIN’ adversely or reflect negatively on our goodwill, name or reputation, or cause duress, distress or discomfort to us or anyone else

~-~ defamatory, indecent, vulgar or obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit or sexually, racially, culturally, ethnically offensive, harmful, harassing, intimidating, threatening, hateful, objectionable, discriminatory or abusive language

~-~ impersonating other members of the community, having or posting from multiple accounts (no socks), sharing your account login or password

~-~ spamming, violating any laws or government regulations

~-~ commercial or business purposes, including advertising, marketing or offering goods or services, whether or not for a charge or through linking with any other web site or web pages

~-~ transmit, distribute or upload programs or material that contain malicious code

~-~ posting reproduced materials in violation of copyright restrictions unless you have obtained the express, prior permission or consent of such other person, firm or enterprise to do so.

This includes posting entire articles from any online or print sources.


You are contributing to YOUR COMMUNITY. Know that you have the ability to make things happen both GOOD and BAD. Should you take advantage negatively, YOU RISK BEING REMOVED. Please help us to be responsible members of the community that has been created by and for us.


Thank you for your cooperation.


Many of these rules were co-opted with great admiration from the Rules of the, whose founders considered many things and came up with rules that made sense for a disparate community in changing times.  They still work.