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> TCC AND THE FUTURE, A LETTER FROM AN 8 YEAR VET

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post Apr 25 2013, 07:00 PM
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STOP WHINING , STOP COMPLAINING.

We are still here and we are still one.

Need I remind each and everyone of you that in april of 2005 when I joined there were only 3 or 4 of us active posters.. plus Bob's alleged ghost posters..LOL (got to be an old timer to remember the accusations thrown at Bob and his fledgling site) We didn't grow because Bob built it, we grew because we enjoyed each others company about numerous topics, from sports, to tv shows, movies, and of course the dreaded political forum. And the Hobby.

Are there still Hobbyist out here everyday? OF course there is!

Trouble is we have NO CONTENT!

Let me give you a few suggestions

1. somebody start spearheading a new release topic every week. Easy to research.. goto dave ad adams and copy their product blurbs with a suggested retail price and date

AND EXPRESS YOUR OWN OPINION! THAT ALWAYS RATTLED SOME CAGES.

2. start talking about sports again. The draft, hockey playoffs, basketball playoffs, ring tossing, baseball, Frisbee golf cow chip tossing, competitive beer drinking..

IT DOENT MATTER WHAT THE TOPIC IS, OTHERS MIGHT JOIN IN!

3. Lets have a showoff showcase showdown thread, here Ill start one!
Check out my Non sport showcase showdown topic in show and tell!

NOT NOW YOU GOTTA LET ME FINISH THIS FIRST!

4. Go post your favorite movie topic and lets have a poll and let people nominate and post movies to vote on!

OK SOUND LAME BUT...

5. Write a movie review. Gosh knows I don't want to spend $11 to be the first to see Iron Man 3.. however Star Trek into darkness looks like a bad robot!

6. start a hobby talk article about an old set you liked or a set your assembling!

7. Post a wantlist for gosh sakes!
MINE IS IN MY SIG!

8. Post a political topic that will stir up debate and good clean healthy discussion with a little name calling on the side smile.gif

COME ON RICHARD YOU PROMISED!


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We got to reboot this site just like a few of us booted it the first time.

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AND IN MY BEST BELUSHI IMPERSONATION..."WHO'S WITH ME?!!!"

I am not giving up till the germans bomb pearl harbor by the way! laugh.gif





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Not to be a Debbie Downer but....


Attracting new folks won't serve much purpose if nobody to approve them. Members by join date:

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So last one was in Feb. You can go thru 5 pages of them and only find 3 with more than 50 posts of the ones that have been approved. The list of folks waiting to be approved is huge and full of ones like this (or so I hear as I don't have access to that stuff):

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Bots that only here to put links to other things for sale or porno links etc.....is their only reason to be here. I used to spend hours of my time going thru and removing crap like that in profiles, but it became a why bother as they put it back faster than I can remove them.

Of the Mods left I count 7 that have been even on the site the last two days, so half bascially:

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Of those I'm not sure who has full access, but my guess is a couple, and Dave was the last one that dealt with the arduous task of going thru and sorting out the real folks wanting approval from the Bots/Spammers.

Can this site run w/o an Admin? Apparently as it has been almost 3 years now. Problem is it gets harder to justify putting ones time into something that even the Admin don't give a crap about, that and not knowing if site will go poof at any given time on you as nobody has that info or is told anything. I have done my part for a long time now because of my love for the site, but that can only go so far. The Team has been w/o a leader basically now for a few months, the couple of us that do anything around here have been doing what we can or have time for (or what we can justify). I have been just making my own decisions, as if I post a topic looking for feedback from the Team on something and only get a response from one person, there really is no point in me making a topic in our area as I can play point/counter point by myself if I so choose. It really "bites" when I had to put the Admin on CTO, and if one has to do so with any other Team Members then the "why bother" point of view kicks in some more.

Don't get me wrong, I love this site as it got me back into the Hobby and I have met a lot of great folks here. But those I choose to have contact with I can do so on another site or Facebook or via Email. I have gave a lot to this site along with many other people (more than most can know as it is behind the scenes so to speak), but I also told Dave long ago that I wasn't going to be the last rat jumping from the sinking ship (he and Richard both had the ability to remove them-self and I don't, and I was turned down the time I wanted to be removed from the Team). So out of us Vets that do anything here, there is nobody with the time and/or desire to be the Leader, which don't bode well at all.

End of rant and too long of a post, sorry for the long read but had to say my piece.

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aceecards   TCC AND THE FUTURE   Apr 25 2013, 07:00 PM
athopesend   I'm with ya. Had to take a little break for aw...   Apr 25 2013, 07:54 PM
bat115   I concur with that sentiment!   Apr 25 2013, 11:57 PM
redwing40   I second that Ken and Steve!   Apr 25 2013, 08:31 PM
aceecards   I see my tcc resident artist and close sketch conf...   Apr 25 2013, 08:47 PM
dd316   Oh, I'm always lurking about. ;) I have t...   Apr 26 2013, 01:25 PM
captkirk42   Yep there is one: TCC on Facebook it doesn't...   Apr 26 2013, 03:17 PM
urbanmonk   As Bob has control of the FB page I don't se...   Apr 26 2013, 04:29 PM
redwing40   Yes Kirk, Thats the FB I used to post on, had a f...   Apr 26 2013, 06:48 PM
mjda   I started a Facebook page for TCC quite some tim...   Apr 26 2013, 04:37 PM
captkirk42   [b]"Germans?" "Forget it He's r...   Apr 25 2013, 10:10 PM
edgerrin32   I will try to get on a little more here and there....   Apr 26 2013, 03:07 AM
captkirk42   I guess one thing that might help is when you trad...   Apr 26 2013, 08:25 AM
northicehero99   Bluto, I like your enthusiam, however, I think the...   Apr 26 2013, 11:22 AM
RGBII   [b]Thanks for firing up the troops here, Mr. Emeri...   Apr 26 2013, 01:53 PM
aceecards   Bob, mr Road runner Lets assemble a team again...   Apr 26 2013, 02:43 PM
RGBII   [b]Touché Collect Hard!, RGBII[/font]   Apr 26 2013, 02:57 PM
mjda   By the way, if someone else wants to start a new o...   Apr 26 2013, 04:58 PM
bat115   I know I was not as active as others but I have al...   Apr 26 2013, 06:53 PM
edgerrin32   I kinda do kinda don't want to be a member of ...   Apr 26 2013, 09:05 PM
urbanmonk   In order to approve members you have to have acc...   Apr 27 2013, 12:03 AM
captkirk42   ACK I didn't realize but should have known the...   Apr 27 2013, 01:46 AM
northicehero99   Jason, the method for becoming a CZT Team member w...   Apr 27 2013, 07:10 AM
edgerrin32   I would be willing to do other things on here as w...   Apr 28 2013, 12:19 AM
aceecards   194 guests and 17 members active right now. what ...   May 7 2013, 07:29 PM
droubaysports   Some of the stuff you guys are discussing is easy ...   May 7 2013, 08:04 PM
bat115   I have experience with #3.   May 7 2013, 08:19 PM
RGBII   [b]Yes sir, it is much easier stated than done. ...   May 7 2013, 09:38 PM
beanschat   I can't pretend to be as knowledgeable as the ...   May 7 2013, 10:24 PM
RGBII   [b]Touché, sad but accurate insight into reality....   May 7 2013, 10:37 PM
SFGiants   I will be busting a couple of boxes of 2013 Bowman...   May 8 2013, 12:06 AM
droubaysports   I have provided bob's full contact information...   May 8 2013, 06:40 AM
aceecards   I have a feeling that you have it the nail on th...   May 8 2013, 10:06 AM
urbanmonk   We had access to his info, getting a response fr...   May 8 2013, 12:05 PM
northicehero99   Last I heard, long time ago was the site revenue ...   May 8 2013, 11:26 AM
aceecards   dwight I care. I care that you are around . I c...   May 8 2013, 12:10 PM
road_runner_1964   But, I love you Dwight! :P   May 8 2013, 01:31 PM
urbanmonk   Love you too dear :P ;) :lol: :lol:   May 8 2013, 03:11 PM
19th Century Indiana Jones   $11 for a movie? How old is this thread?   May 8 2013, 02:12 PM
aceecards   come to st louis, rob, we can go see Star trek o...   May 8 2013, 02:50 PM
Ilovetheheat   Dwight, Although I'm not active here I apprec...   May 8 2013, 02:58 PM
mjda   This site's revenue is dropping, but is still ...   May 8 2013, 04:26 PM
droubaysports   MJ I can state for a fact that if the site is maki...   May 8 2013, 06:39 PM
mjda   The numbers coming from Google Adsense are showi...   May 8 2013, 07:38 PM
RGBII   [b][size=7]Capitalism rocks. Tongue firmly plante...   May 8 2013, 07:47 PM
RGBII   [b]Well, [u]that response didn't go over so...   May 8 2013, 10:21 PM
northicehero99   Richard, while I agree the intent of this topic i...   May 9 2013, 11:48 AM
droubaysports   That's what I meant and to put in perspective ...   May 9 2013, 01:17 PM
droubaysports   MJ go daddy will give you the space and bandwidth....   May 8 2013, 09:38 PM
mjda   If you're talking about hosting a site with ...   May 8 2013, 10:10 PM
aceecards   ok brothers, im back in blue.. lets fire this moth...   May 8 2013, 10:47 PM
RGBII   [b]You are the man, Mr. Emerick, well deserved. L...   May 8 2013, 10:53 PM
captkirk42   Well said. I consider TCC to be my Home (or Ho...   May 9 2013, 12:46 AM
aceecards   they could blog here!   May 9 2013, 08:37 AM
captkirk42   Quite True. I blog all my maildays here, even if...   May 9 2013, 10:37 AM
aceecards   i think all attempts to reach Bob have failed   May 9 2013, 02:09 PM
road_runner_1964   Acquisition of the site has been attempted to my...   May 9 2013, 04:31 PM
redwing40   Man I hate reading this stuff, anyone want to make...   May 9 2013, 04:57 PM
northicehero99   Paul, you are probably correct that we should not...   May 10 2013, 11:11 AM
msw_sportscards   Well said. The site has been feeling this ...   May 10 2013, 02:27 AM
aceecards   here is what I think we need to do. Lets start by...   May 11 2013, 10:18 AM
jaderock   Man those were bloody as heck but fun to particip...   May 26 2013, 02:50 AM
aceecards   Beans doesn't have time right now. anyone els...   May 26 2013, 07:31 AM
spuds1961   I am a member and I'm guilty of not being on a...   May 27 2013, 09:20 AM
aceecards   All It takes is a little activity Ive been approv...   May 27 2013, 09:32 AM
spuds1961   Thanks Steve,posted my presspass and leaf junk wax...   May 27 2013, 09:46 AM
Kmart6nets   My own curiosity... Has anyone heard from Bob in ...   Sep 16 2013, 12:46 PM
aceecards   no but the show goes on!   Sep 16 2013, 02:19 PM
captkirk42   Tom, Check out the last couple of pages on th...   Sep 16 2013, 06:59 PM
5pujols5   I will just chime in here. I don't post a who...   Sep 16 2013, 08:10 PM
aceecards   Travis , we need some video links in the everythin...   Sep 16 2013, 09:15 PM
5pujols5   I will do that Steve, and thank you again. It...   Sep 16 2013, 09:20 PM
droubaysports   As the online business end of my 'hobby' g...   Sep 17 2013, 07:29 PM
5toosweet   Once the smoke clears I will be more active and st...   Sep 24 2013, 10:10 AM
Kmart6nets   Thank you.. appreciated   Sep 24 2013, 12:48 PM


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