Frequently Asked Questions
Well, no one has actually asked these questions, but I've answered them anyway.
What are the benefits of registering?
1) Your name emblazoned on a web page (or not)
2) Your e-mail address and other pertinent information provided to other fans
3) Your picture available for all to see (or not)
4) Your ability to join informational mailing lists (or not)
5) Many other capabilities to be developed (or not)
So what the heck is this (or not) business?
The database is capable of collecting as much personal information (such as
name, e-mail, home address, phone number, photo) as you care to divulge, but
you are in complete control of who has access to it online, via restriction
options. You can choose to make any portion private (including the fact that
you are even in the database). And you can leave it out altogether if you
don't want it known anywhere.
Why is it called an "International" data base?
Since Todd fans are found all over the world, the database is available in
multiple languages, thanks in no small part to the efforts of several
multi-lingual fans. I encourage anyone who can provide additional translations
to let me know.
So what's the point?
I get a number of inquiries though the TR Connection
for locating fans world wide, and see similar inquiries on the alt.music.todd-rundgren newsgroup, and
the awizard mailing list. This database
attempts to meet that need by allowing fans to voluntarily list information
about themselves, thus promoting contact among fans.
How is my data kept secure?
Access to your data is controlled by a private ID number that is given to you
when you register, and saved as a cookie in your browser (optional). Your data
is released to other database members by options you control at the time of
entering it, or which can be changed at any later time.
So nobody can see my data, that's great, but what about you?
Yes, it's true, I will be able to see all of the data you enter into the
database. If there is something that you don't want me to see, don't enter it.
It's as simple as that.
Now that you've got my personal information, what're you going to do with
If you've asked for TR news to be sent to you, you'll get an occasional
e-mail. In fact, this page may also be an alternative page for
subscribing/unsubscribing to the awizard list (not activated yet, though).
You have the opportunity to respond to these questions:
The last ones are just informational. I don't even do anything with them right
now, other that have them in the database. They may eventually show up in the
fan profile, but only if you elect it.
- I would like to receive occasional TR-related news items via E-mail
- I would like to subscribe to the ToddFest/West information mailing list
- I was a subscriber to Utopia Times
- I am or was a subscriber to Black & White
- I am or was a subscriber to Rock Love
- I am or was a subscriber to One World (Japan)
- I am or was a subscriber to Special Interest (Italy)
But I don't trust you with my data, aren't you a known control freak?
Rumors of my freakiness are highly exaggerated. No one is obligated to
register with the data base. Or if you do register, you can provide only
minimal information such as name and E-mail address. I've probably got those
So am I going to get a bunch of spam 'cause I make my address available on
You must be registered in the database in order to view the database, so
automatic address grabbing programs are not going to get the data. A member
could theoretically stop by each entry and save a copy of your address for
developing their own list. If this concerns you, don't make your address
I plan on making another capability that will allow you to exchange messages
with other members without actually requiring an E-mail address (via a web
form). Not there yet, though.
I also plan on migrating some of my TR Connection features (favorite album
cuts, etc.) over to the DB as time goes by.
So, there you go. Take a look if you have an interest, (or not). The choice is
The Occasional TR News archive
More to come!
If you are interested in providing a translation from English to your native language,
please contact Roger Linder