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Jan 19 2013, 12:16 AM
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First Name: Dwight
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Agreed it was a combination of things, some that have been noted and others that haven't, and really a mute point anyway at this point. A lot of it was that this site was Bob's baby and we didn't have his permission at first to make changes as we saw fit, be it in advertising or other changes that could have helped potentially (one will never know). It would have helped if we knew why he was gone and if he was coming back and when, as we all thought it was short-term and obviously as it has been over 2 years that was a pipe dream.
When Brian stepped down we lost some of the Balance in management (not that anything wrong with anyone, just he balanced things here far as the Team went (and really it works better to have extremes in point of view for making decisions as you can find a middle easier and he was that much of the time), but he had his reasons and it is fully understood). Yes a lot of it was having a large Team while in reality only a handful of us actually doing majority of the work. After a few topics of asking for opinions from the Team, and I get 2 answers for feedback in a week, I just started doing whatever I felt was needed when issues came up (as you can't wait that long on some things), and sure others felt that too when they were trying to do things as a Team yet hard to do w/o opinions on whatever the subject at hand is, as it is easy to develop a "it don't matter as apparently I'm the only one that gives a crud" attitude.
Again really all a mute point at this point anyway. The folks that come here for GB's is major reason folks even come here as can be told by looking at the transaction forums. Used to take me up to an hour a day to keep that area in order, now pretty much non-existent with exception to the GB's. I'm beyond being able to be optimistic anymore far as the site is concerned, and would have stepped down awhile back but Richard wouldn't remove my title. And I don't have access to the things to do it myself, or just remove myself from site as one Mod did, he is doing better w/o it as we talk via Email from time to time, and I'm starting to wonder if I may be in the same boat as he was at this point in time. As you can look at the members that have been on in last 24hrs and up to 40% of them are Bots and Spammers with no posts that haven't been approved for membership, and that list is pages and pages from what I hear, as Bob used to do all the approvals and nobody was enlightened into how he sorted out the chaff from the legit folks in order to make it not an arduous task that once you behind you can't dig your way out.
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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 Ilovetheheat
Maybe I was little harsh on the mods. You make s... Jan 10 2013, 12:44 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 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 chopinalex Its 2014 have you seen Bob? And where's ffman? Feb 14 2014, 10:35 PM redwing40
Might have been on today, as a member called ... Jun 19 2014, 10:49 AM Gforce083
:gossip: Jun 27 2014, 01:33 PM Rabs Man...how things change. Hopefully many of you re... Jun 16 2014, 03:10 PM jaderock Hi Ryan...times do change.
Yesterday, I was looki... Jun 16 2014, 03:18 PM Rabs
Obviously you were one of the people I was referr... Jun 16 2014, 05:27 PM Tarasadie17 Ah... the memories. Good times were had here peopl... Jun 16 2014, 09:42 PM Ilovetheheat Concerning the homepage and site code modification... Jun 21 2014, 01:59 PM redwing40
Thanks, good seeing you around again Jeremy! ... Jun 21 2014, 03:57 PM mjda
As I've said before, I'm more than happy... Jun 21 2014, 04:49 PM maple19 never go to the homepage always used the forum .. Jun 21 2014, 04:55 PM captkirk42
Same here but every once in a while when somethi... Jun 21 2014, 07:26 PM jmarino76 i read through a lot of this. i have only logged i... Jun 23 2014, 12:44 PM Rabs
Seems that a lot of the "core" of peopl... Jun 23 2014, 05:14 PM redwing40
B) And what a great "core" of member... Jun 23 2014, 06:04 PM redwing40
Since your here, its time to bring the ol Days ba... Jun 23 2014, 06:00 PM maple19 I myself have over 1000 trades on scf I do not go ... Jun 23 2014, 07:40 PM chopinalex Memories! Jun 23 2014, 09:40 PM boxbreaker4444 Old memories for sure! My old username was jus... Jun 25 2014, 10:27 PM artyman60 I'm back too for the most part. I don't co... Jun 26 2014, 03:50 AM Kmart6nets What's up with finestkind's deactivation? Sep 29 2014, 06:35 PM
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