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post Apr 25 2013, 07:00 PM
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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


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


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


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


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!

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


and Im on a roll and my brain is smoking
We got to reboot this site just like a few of us booted it the first time.

It takes a team! We have a team, we just need to bring them home.


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

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post May 10 2013, 02:27 AM
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QUOTE(northicehero99 @ May 9 2013, 11:48 AM)
I also feel for those left in charge, as while the workload may have diminished with the activity, those left in charge and even the members are not getting what we come here for and if new people can't be let it, or the owner doesn't want to commit to the site, I believe things will never change.  This is just my opinion, I like Bob, but as a member I feel there is an abandoment which has happened to this site, and not from a presence, but from the ability to not allow someone else commit to take over and bring TCC back up the ranks.

Well said. The site has been feeling this "abandonment" issue for a long time. Several members have stated their displeasure in the past and it has damaged the integrity of this site because their concerns were not addressed. Instead, they were told not to ask about it. Some got banned and some just left quietly. This is the result. It's nothing against the CZT. I don't know how hard they work and who does what, but I've often wondered why they continue to cover for someone who didn't even have the courtesy to inform them that he would be away for an extended period of time and not leave them with the resources they needed to run the site. I wouldn't- not for free. Even if I was getting paid, I'm not sure I could stomach that because what's the point? I see posts from people claiming that too many collectors are worried about the bottom line, but then turn around and cover for someone who is exhibiting that very behavior. Dwight makes a good point. It's sad the the owner of the site is on restrictions. If I were a new member, that would make me a bit skeptical of the site as a whole. In baseball speak- this site is like the Chicago Cubs and we're all just stupid Cubs fans propping up an organization that doesn't care whether it wins or loses as long as we continue to show up. Why? A new site is the answer. It's always been the answer. We shouldn't cling to this site because it's comfortable and familiar. The core membership has made this site a great place for even the casual collector because it is/was such a tightly knitted community. It's more than just a place to trade cards. It's a place to share a little piece of life while trading cards. I've seen the community revel in it's members' successes and share the pain of their trials. The other boards don't have that which is why I don't even bother with them. Although I haven't been active lately, I continually lurk in hope that something will change. Instead, it's even deader than it was before and the division is greater. It's gotten so bad that the CZT's concerns are spilling out into the public forums which definitely isn't a good sign. I say it's time to pack up the tent and move to a different location. As long as the core group that built this site alongside Mr. President sticks together, we'll follow.

QUOTE(redwing40 @ May 9 2013, 04:57 PM)
Man I hate reading this stuff, anyone want to make a trade! I myself would at least not post site issues open to the public, I came here not knowing anything about what happened, and rather keep it that way!
   Been here two years, made some really great friends here, even try my best to contribute to the site, almost gonna hit my 100 trade and 3000th post!
  But yet, not one single TCC Award, that just is just wrong, lol!

I know what you mean, but it's better than the sugarcoated mularkey that's been passed around in the past.

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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
urbanmonk   Not to be a Debbie Downer but.... Attracting new...   Apr 26 2013, 12:01 PM
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
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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