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> TCC is slowing down...., at a scary rate

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post Mar 22 2011, 10:33 PM
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Is it just me or are posts just slowing down. Always seems to be the same group of folks, which is great, but its also nice to have a diverse crowd. I wish we could think of a way to pick up steam ohmy.gif


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QUOTE(catcherball @ Mar 22 2011, 08:33 PM)
I wish we could think of a way to pick up steam ohmy.gif
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Giving away money always seems to work... any volunteers?


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Funny. I have been thinking the same thing the past 2 weeks and was about to post this same topic in hobby talk. It seems like forums are sitting for days without new posts. I remember a time when you could leave for an hour and then have to search the forums just to find the topic you were looking at an hour before. Worries me.



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It also makes me wonder just how much Bob did for this site that few or none of us ever knew about. I can't help but wonder if his continued absence is slowly eating away at our community or if we're just seeing a sign of the times in terms of the state of our hobby.



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I gladly would if I could.

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Giving away money always seems to work... any volunteers?
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I think its a combination of everything, People dont have the money they use too, everybody want top dollar for there cards, its turning more and more into a business style than what collecting should be. Thats just my $.02




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QUOTE(booth9919 @ Mar 23 2011, 01:00 AM)
I think its a combination of everything, People dont have the money they use too, everybody want top dollar for there cards, its turning more and more into a business style than what collecting should be. Thats just my $.02
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I totally agree. A lot of people want top dollar, along with the price you have to pay for some of the products that are being produced, it has become a very expensive hobby.


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Where has bob been?? And I totally agree with all the posts above


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dont ever forget..

We are TCC!

not Bob, not Richard, not Brian... You , me and all the other members of this community!

If you think the post count is down...Do something about it!


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QUOTE(Tarasadie17 @ Mar 22 2011, 10:37 PM)
Giving away money always seems to work... any volunteers?
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QUOTE(msw_sportscards @ Mar 22 2011, 10:59 PM)
It also makes me wonder just how much Bob did for this site that few or none of us ever knew about. I can't help but wonder if his continued absence is slowly eating away at our community or if we're just seeing a sign of the times in terms of the state of our hobby.
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While Bob was an integral part of this site, he had as much to do with traffic here as you and me. OK maybe a little more, but he has been gone for a long time (2 years or more?). That being said we do need another trade-a-thon and maybe some email blasts??? unsure.gif

I think this is more of an economic issue more than any thing else, and the disdain in the hobby based on a lack of quality products that offer value in return. Times are tough for $60 you can get a box or a tank of gas to get you to work, tough choices have to be made, hobbys are put aside.



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This is a great site! It will take all of us to keep it going as well as the hobby.


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Let me throw a Penny at this one..

Personally speaking, I've been on a lot less. It is the OFF SEASON for Football and Baseball hasn't picked up yet. No offense but I don't think the NBA or NHL could carry a site like this one on it's own.
Secondly, a lot of us our Dual/Triple site members. Myself putting up with the "B" site troubles over the past couple of months has lessened my "eagerness" as to the trading and such no matter which site, as there have been a few "What Happened" glitches on here as well.
Spring is here and some of the younger dudes and dudettes are likely turning their thoughts to what we older dudes and dudettes did at their age.
Economy, a definite impact, but far from 90% IMO

And the stinking Lockout/Strike isn't helping either.

What's it all mean..... Nothing I guess, the Draft is coming and the Annual Chasing of the Next Big Thing RC will once again whip the prospectors into a frenzy. Until then, if things look slow...Write something. Heck shouldn't be to hard to come up with something better than I just spent a few minutes writing... laugh.gif


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This hobby and this fine site has and will have
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I second what Richard had to say.

I will add to it as well. With all of the wars and the economy and the uncertain times, people are doing what is right by them and their familys. I have had to step aside from cards multiple times to make ends meet and now more than ever people are doing the same. Rest assured, The card industry is going nowhere and neither is TCC. this little reccesion will not last forever! And when it is over, poeple will be crawling out of the woodwork to get back the collections that they had to part with! wink.gif


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very true same cards and same people wish we could get more on here



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Guys, I agree the site is down but there have already been multiple reasons stated earlier in this thread that can contribute to this. We are trying to get new members in but it is a very time consuming process and we are trying our best to get this task completed. I agree that another Trade a Thon is needed and we will discuss this with the CZT. As for the email blast Richard did a few a couple of months back that actually crashed his computer. biggrin.gif Maybe we can do a few more but can split them up between a few computers so we don't have the same fate.

I personally don't buy many cards anymore and my tastes have definitely changed. I'm more into autographed memorabillia now than cards so I'm spending more time on a local autograph site here in Texas that includes info about signings. Everybody goes through ebbs & flows in their collecting habits. The combiantion of the economy, the same old crud in wax boxes, the crappy card companies (UHHHHH UTTER DRECK!!!!!) all are influencing people's habit these days. I used to spend about $2,000-2,500 a month on wax but I got smart and got divorced, lost a little cash, inherited some debt, and now I'm stuck in this crappy economy. I now spend $50-$100 every 2-3 months on wax now if that much.

As the great Mr. Emerick stated in this thread. We control our own destiny on this site. If we are concerned about the number of posts and activity then we all simply need to step it up and post away with relevant posts.
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I have the solution and lucky for us its the right time of year. Free small packs of marshmallow peeps to new members. Large packs if you make 3 trades a month.



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QUOTE(Tb40 @ Mar 23 2011, 09:25 PM)
Guys, I agree the site is down but there have already been multiple reasons stated earlier in this thread that can contribute to this.  We are trying to get new members in but it is a very time consuming process and we are trying our best to get this task completed.  I agree that another Trade a Thon is needed and we will discuss this with the CZT.  As for the email blast Richard did a few a couple of months back that actually crashed his computer. biggrin.gif  Maybe we can do a few more but can split them up between a few computers so we don't have the same fate. 

I personally don't buy many cards anymore and my tastes have definitely changed.  I'm more into autographed memorabillia now than cards so I'm spending more time on a local autograph site here in Texas  that includes info about signings.  Everybody goes through ebbs & flows in their collecting habits.  The combiantion of the economy, the same old crud in wax boxes, the crappy card companies (UHHHHH UTTER DRECK!!!!!) all are influencing people's habit these days.  I used to spend about $2,000-2,500 a month on wax but I got smart and got divorced, lost a little cash, inherited some debt, and now I'm stuck in this crappy economy.  I now spend $50-$100 every 2-3 months on wax now if that much. 

As the great Mr. Emerick stated in this thread.  We control our own destiny on this site.  If we are concerned about the number of posts and activity then we all simply need to step it up and post away with relevant posts. 
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Hamburgers are not hurting in this city...what u talking about Matt?



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