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TCC AND THE FUTURE, A LETTER FROM AN 8 YEAR VET
Apr 25 2013, 07:00 PM
Joined: 23-April 05
First Name: Steve
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2012 Battle Royal Champion
2009 Best Autograph Card
2008, 2009 and 2010 Best Overall Collection
2007 Trade of the Year
Trader of the Month - Oct. '05, Aug. '06, Aug. '07
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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
COME ON RICHARD YOU PROMISED!
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.
AND IN MY BEST BELUSHI IMPERSONATION..."WHO'S WITH ME?!!!"
I am not giving up till the germans bomb pearl harbor by the way!
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2006-2011 Allen & Ginter relics and autos
08 Topps Mayo autos and relics
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Donruss Americana II high numbers (above 200 Hobby only)
2009 Topps Magic Autos
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May 10 2013, 02:27 AM
Joined: 13-January 07
First Name: Marc
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QUOTE(northicehero99 @ May 9 2013, 11:48 AM)
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.
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.
QUOTE(redwing40 @ May 9 2013, 04:57 PM)
I know what you mean, but it's better than the sugarcoated mularkey that's been passed around in the past.
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!
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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
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As Bob has control of the FB page I don't se... Apr 26 2013, 04:29 PM redwing40
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I started a Facebook page for TCC quite some tim... Apr 26 2013, 04:37 PM captkirk42 [b]"Germans?"
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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
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
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Thank you.. appreciated Sep 24 2013, 12:48 PM
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