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Jan 10 2013, 12:44 PM
Et tu America?
Joined: 23-December 07
From: Miami, FL
First Name: Jeremy
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QUOTE(northicehero99 @ Jan 9 2013, 01:53 PM)
Jeremy, reality is that the decline of this site is everyone's fault! Bob for walking away and leaving a team of mods in place which in your words "caused the decline" and not leaving them with the tools to fix some things like the main page or the virus issue. I was a "co-leader", in Bob's absence, of that group so I guess I take the blame as I could not keep people interested, stop adults from acting like 2 year olds, or fix things.
I don't think the decline was due to the mods. As the old saying goes it takes two to tango, so I don't think the mods were the whole problem in the issues that made people leave. There were clicks that wanted it their way, here as well and they butted heads with the mods and when some of them got punished for butting heads, those clicks joined their "leaders" in revolting, leaving, etc. Not saying the mods may not share the blame, but sometimes when you put up with the ###### they put up with for no compensation it pushes you over the edge. I had several personal battles with hard headed individuals that often made me want to ban those members. As you said GROWN MEN acting like high school girls were issues from specific members outside of the mods. Anyway, the above stuff is history now. The mods are still the mods, until Bob decides he wants to run his site again and clean house, etc. At the rate things are going he probably will not have to, as most have left or spend very little time here.
Anyway, this topic is really about where is Bob and not about why someone wants or does not want to be here, so we should try to keep it on that topic.
I have not spoken to Bob in years via phone, email, pm, etc. I hope he is doing well enjoying his family life and hope some day he cares enough to return here.
Maybe I was little harsh on the mods. You make several valid points. I shouldn't paint with a broad brush because there were so many variables. However, I stand by my "Opinion", simply because of the general consensus. But with that said I understand there were many variables and like you said... these are unpaid volunteer positions with no training and we are all humans. Stuff happens and there were many child minded members pushing you guys to the limit.
With that said your name never once came to my mind when I originally posted in this thread. In my book you have always been one of TCC's finest. I say that because in hindsight and after reading your reply I hope you were not personally offended with my post. I would never question your integrity and dedication to TCC based on my trades, experiences and observations of you when I was active here.
IMHO, Bob will be back.... He'll right the ship and TCC will stand the test of time... This forum had something SCF, Blowout, etc, etc didnt have...... A sense of community.... It wasnt always about BV/SV. We cared for each other, we were brothers and sisters. Ive seen thousands of dollars worth of cards given away for free. Ive seen members rally around other members in time of need and support. We weren't trading partners. We were friends. We were family. We were loyal.
I loved trading with Michael(Tarasadie17), Dwight(Urbanmonk) and so many others. Artyman's box break groups were the best. Johnnys post were hilarious and Richards post were always anxiously awaited. Steve's collection and box breaks were legendary. His knowledge of the hobby was envied and admired. Crpalmi's hobby changing group box breaks altered the hobby forever. Bob's April fools day livestream video was legendary. The politics forum was hated and loved by many. I could go on and on and I'm sure many of you have have similar stories.
Bob will resurface and when he does we will rally around him and restore TCC's reputation. People will call TCC home again and broken relationships will be mended! The hobby isnt going anywhere and TCC will survive.
Posts in this topic
chopinalex What about Bob? Feb 12 2011, 11:06 PM Johnny Number 5 I saw him come on Yahoo Messenger like a few weeks... Feb 12 2011, 11:07 PM RGBII [b]I have been in contact with Bob (very rarely).
... Feb 12 2011, 11:17 PM Gforce083
Well apparently he is currently using a Blackber... Feb 12 2011, 11:25 PM msw_sportscards
Theory #2: Seeing as how it has been 3 years and... Jun 10 2013, 10:01 AM chopinalex I hope he is ok! Feb 13 2011, 04:29 PM bigalexx I had heard back in August that he would probably ... Feb 13 2011, 06:17 PM northicehero99 We shipped him off to Siberia. :lol: I wanted to... Feb 13 2011, 07:15 PM Tarasadie17
I did notice you pretty much cornered the marke... Feb 13 2011, 07:26 PM edgerrin32 :lol: Feb 16 2011, 10:52 PM chopinalex Is Bob ever coming back????????? Sep 23 2011, 05:26 PM road_runner_1964
The last time I messaged with him, his hopes wer... Sep 23 2011, 08:07 PM Zimbow http://www.imdb.com/media/rm279616768/tt0103241 Sep 23 2011, 05:32 PM Cool_Hand_Flash
My first thought too when I saw the subject :lol: Sep 23 2011, 05:54 PM chopinalex semi-annual checkup on Bob?? Where he be? Mar 11 2012, 09:24 PM northicehero99
He works for that other card company with Peggy (... Mar 12 2012, 05:54 AM msw_sportscards
:lol: Mar 12 2012, 08:13 AM urbanmonk
Must be still asleep as at first I went "h... Mar 12 2012, 10:06 AM finestkind
Same deal. Mar 11 2012, 09:44 PM road_runner_1964 He is still alive and well. Exchanged some text c... Mar 12 2012, 10:16 AM captkirk42 He should be proud that the site is in such capabl... Mar 13 2012, 01:34 PM finestkind
Those crumbs are from the bodies we hide all ov... Mar 13 2012, 04:44 PM chopinalex My semi-annual checkup on Bob and what happened to... Jan 2 2013, 10:06 PM urbanmonk
Thinning out for sure, to say the least. Jan 3 2013, 12:14 AM northicehero99
Not sure. Kind of semi-quiet here now. Life is ... Jan 3 2013, 12:14 PM redwing40 Guess when I came walking in, they went walking ou... Jan 3 2013, 09:26 PM 5toosweet
The site is currently being automatically paid fo... Jan 4 2013, 12:21 AM Ilovetheheat Bob is a stand up, fair and all around great guy. ... Jan 5 2013, 02:29 PM chopinalex
Very insightful! I feel like the glory days ... Jan 5 2013, 05:16 PM northicehero99
Jeremy, reality is that the decline of this site ... Jan 9 2013, 12:53 PM Gforce083 chopinalex, dude I'm still alive calm down. :) Jan 9 2013, 03:03 PM edgerrin32 Im still here. Not a lot but i get on here and the... Jan 9 2013, 08:27 PM Gforce083 Cliff notes anyone? Jan 9 2013, 11:36 PM 5toosweet I believe this site will survive as long as everyo... Jan 10 2013, 12:03 AM batman1641 Whatever you guys need let me know. Always willin... Jan 10 2013, 12:16 AM chopinalex Edge thanks for the short version of your story..l... Jan 10 2013, 12:45 AM northicehero99
Steve er aceecards is still here, just post somet... Jan 10 2013, 12:04 PM killerhawkeye21 I miss teh good old days, posting back in '06 ... Jan 10 2013, 02:40 AM Gforce083 Box Breaks made me go broke!!! I took ... Jan 10 2013, 11:53 AM chopinalex
let's do a topps total case break like good ... Jan 10 2013, 05:36 PM bajmurray
Naw......let's do Pro Set Hockey! Jan 10 2013, 06:25 PM northicehero99
I am sure someone out there would be more then wi... Jan 11 2013, 06:41 AM chopinalex
Funny i still had some of those bixes i still mig... Jan 11 2013, 09:03 PM captkirk42 Oh I thought this was about that Bill Murray Movie... Jan 10 2013, 02:19 PM Iplayfootball_90 Hope everything is going well for Bob, I know he h... Jan 13 2013, 11:58 AM 19th Century Indiana Jones We used to be a tiny village by the shoreline. We ... Jan 13 2013, 12:37 PM 2000 rushing yards Hey everyone! Man it's been a while since ... Jan 17 2013, 11:47 AM mjda
I don't think it was much people looking up ... Jan 18 2013, 10:47 AM northicehero99
I think your first statements about Bob are accur... Jan 18 2013, 11:59 AM urbanmonk Well guess I"m at the end of my rope with the... Jan 18 2013, 11:54 AM bajmurray There are times when I'd like to suggest to th... Jan 18 2013, 12:00 PM mjda
You were there weren't you?
I'm sure it... Jan 18 2013, 10:39 PM ffman Well put Dwight.
Bob was a main factor in the su... Jan 18 2013, 01:28 PM mjda
To be fair, though, he did leave (complete) acce... Jan 18 2013, 10:49 PM urbanmonk
Richard had no clue how to use it as didn't ... Jan 18 2013, 11:22 PM northicehero99
Michael here is a typical example of something th... Jan 20 2013, 09:43 AM mjda My point was simply that Bob cannot be solely to b... Jan 18 2013, 11:37 PM northicehero99
This is correct, but what gets annoying is that ... Jan 20 2013, 09:57 AM urbanmonk Agreed it was a combination of things, some that h... Jan 19 2013, 12:16 AM road_runner_1964 So, I have refrained from engaging in this thread ... Jan 19 2013, 12:07 PM urbanmonk Bob, will lyk. Not officially off the fence yet, ... Jan 19 2013, 12:41 PM bigalexx Wow talk about some old faces returning. Honestly,... Jan 28 2013, 12:02 AM northicehero99 Alex, I think the filtering was and will always be... Jan 28 2013, 06:36 AM chopinalex semi-annual checkup on bob the builder? Jun 8 2013, 10:07 PM jaderock
Um...very interesting! Today marks the 3rd ye... Jun 9 2013, 07:00 PM northicehero99
June 9th was the day he was abducted by the boogi... Jun 10 2013, 07:47 AM msw_sportscards
He witnessed the mafia smuggling ... Jun 10 2013, 09:58 AM Kmart6nets What a messy thread. I was on the CZT when Bob too... Sep 24 2013, 12:33 PM urbanmonk
Mine ;) :
Sep 24 2013, 02:23 PM aceecards kmart
I came back, i handle the new registrations... Sep 24 2013, 01:57 PM Stlouisrams1600 Man it's been a while, has anyone been in cont... Oct 13 2013, 04:29 PM Ilovetheheat Bob who?
Forget him for now. Big kudos to the mod... Oct 13 2013, 06:23 PM
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