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bajmurray
OK folks.

I keep seeing posts about what's wrong with TCC. I can't say that I disagree with many of the comments.

However, what I'd like to see is some suggestions about how to make things better.

I'll start off with a couple:

Bring back the trade-a-thon.

Pack pull of the month.

Let's hear what you have to say!
northicehero99
Contests never hurt, but it would be better if we could get some manufacturer sponsored contests.

Email blasts of things going on - hot topics?
road_runner_1964
QUOTE(northicehero99 @ Feb 27 2012, 09:38 PM)
Contests never hurt, but it would be better if we could get some manufacturer sponsored contests.

Email blasts of things going on - hot topics?
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How about northicehero99 back on the team?
RGBII
QUOTE(road_runner_1964 @ Feb 28 2012, 08:03 AM)
How about northicehero99 back on the team?
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Touché

Collect Hard!,
RGBII
northicehero99
QUOTE(road_runner_1964 @ Feb 28 2012, 08:03 AM)
How about northicehero99 back on the team?
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That guys been Kafka'd! laugh.gif
mjda
The biggest suggestion I can think of would be to find out what is causing the viruses to keep coming back, and fix that first. That seems to be one of the biggest things that contributed to pushing members away. Even members who didn't actually get the virus could have grown weary of returning when so many others were complaining of it.

Also, what happened to the TCC Awards? That was always a big thing and it seems like it was just bypassed this year. Maybe because the team thought it wouldn't have been big enough? Well, in my opinion, that's no reason to have put it off. Those of us who are still here would have participated, and maybe (just maybe) someone who just checks back often might have got involved with it too. This always gave members something to look forward to, as in a little recognition, or exposure, for their collections that they may not have gotten otherwise.

Brian, bringing back the pack pull of the month is a great idea! It gives those who don't currently post their pack pulls/box breaks anymore a reason to maybe come back and do just that! There needs to be a reason for someone to come here and post, and this might help that exact thing. Heck, it sure ain't gonna hurt!

Updating the front page might be a good idea too. That's the first thing that potential new members see when they come to TCC, and at the top of that page is a MoTM announcement that hasn't been updated since January 2011. They might also notice that the latest entry in "Hobby News and Headlines" is from 2006, and the latest product review is 2009 Classics!! I'm not saying that the entire site needs an update, or a new theme. This one has worked for so long, there's no reason it still won't. What it needs, however, is some fresh content added to it.

I'm sure I could go on and on, but these are the main points that crossed my mind first.
finestkind
QUOTE(road_runner_1964 @ Feb 28 2012, 08:03 AM)
How about northicehero99 back on the team?
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Yes, Yes. biggrin.gif


I can bribe him with jelly beans. laugh.gif
beanschat
I HATE getting the pop up about Norton when I come to this site....I'm stupid though and do keep coming on...but not as often as I would.

TCC WAS on the right track with the checklist...that's why I do more on another site anymore...it has helped me with some MONSTER trades..

I've thought about doing a Dollar Daze thing again.

But, that virus issue has to be resolved. If people are afraid to come...they won't, kind of like having the best restaurant in the hood...
bajmurray
QUOTE(beanschat @ Mar 4 2012, 07:38 PM)
I HATE getting the pop up about Norton when I come to this site....I'm stupid though and do keep coming on...but not as often as I would.

TCC WAS on the right track with the checklist...that's why I do more on another site anymore...it has helped me with some MONSTER trades..

I've thought about doing a Dollar Daze thing again. 

But, that virus issue has to be resolved.  If people are afraid to come...they won't, kind of like having the best restaurant in the hood...
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And yet, not everyone gets the problem.

I'm running Internet Explorer with Norton, and have NEVER gotten a warning or had any issues.

We need to narrow down what's causing the problem and who is vulnerable.
RGBII
I have two "gurus" running the the same
operating systems, browsers and anti-virus/malware
software as the few that have had the same
warnings/problems appear.

They are both professionals and it is costing me
a tidy sum.

They have both attempted to sign on our site for
the past three days in an effort to recreate the
warning. They have had no success at this point in time.

Collect Hard!,
RGBII
finestkind
QUOTE(bajmurray @ Mar 4 2012, 08:53 PM)
And yet, not everyone gets the problem.

I'm running Internet Explorer with Norton, and have NEVER gotten a warning or had any issues.

We need to narrow down what's causing the problem and who is vulnerable.
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I have the same. And don't have any issues pop up.
dualshock
I work in the IT department of a medium sized college. I'll test out the site on different OS's and browsers there and let you guys know my findings (if any).
northicehero99
I don't get any warnings about a virus, and I am using Xfinity with Kapersky antivirus. I do notice however on another computer that I get a pop-up about an add-on trying to run, but I never add it. Not sure if that is virus related.
beanschat
I suspect that it is within one of the ads as I don't get it everytime. The last time I got it was 8:39 PM CST tonight, even after my latest Norton update. Here is the information on it:

Name: Web Attack:Malicious Toolkit Website 9
Attacking Computer 129.121.51.246,80 ( a separate attack was 129.121.51.246/Home/Index.php)
Source Address: 129.121.51.246
Traffic Description: TCP,www-http

reported by Norton Antivirus using Internet Explorer 8
urbanmonk
I'm running Firefox and a ad-blocker add on and have never seen it, Windows 7 with Norton.
5toosweet
Honestly, I never see the home page cause I have it setup to go right to the forums. But a facelift would be helpful. New members or guests would view TCC as a ghost town if they still see those old articles.
mjda
QUOTE(RGBII @ Mar 4 2012, 07:59 PM)
I have two "gurus" running the the same
operating systems, browsers and anti-virus/malware
software as the few that have had the same
warnings/problems appear.


Well, since that should be in fairly good hands then, maybe the team could concentrate on some other suggestions here?
captkirk42
Ditto on most of what Dwight said, I don't have Norton but I run Firefox with Adblock Plus at home and at work and Never seen the virus warning.

And Ditto what 5toosweet said about having it automatically go to the forums. The only time I go to the home page now is after I have logged out of the site at work upon my next visit. Again no virus warning.

As someone else said the team needs to know WHO has gotten the warnings and virus and what system, software etc they are running or were running when they came across the warning. Maybe there should be thread somewhere or a new forum section for "Site Issues and problems". Members could post a message in that section about any issues they have and then the appropriate team "staff" check things out (ie contact various experts/gurus about the issue(s))

Someone mentioned something about "contests/prizes" along those lines there could a regular site sponsored contest/give-away. The prizes would come from member donations. That would require a team member to be the official "recipient" of the prizes and keep track of the contests. An incentive for members to send donations could be an automatic entry into the next official contest.
captkirk42
Earlier today about a half hour ago I was getting a MYSQL Server error. I wonder is that what these other people have gotten?



The error says this:


Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) in /home/tcc/public_html/forums/ips_kernel/class_db_mysql.php on line 120


There appears to be an error with the database.
You can try to refresh the page by clicking here.

Error Returned
mySQL error: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) mySQL error code: Date: Wednesday 07th 2012f March 2012 10:10:19 AM

We apologise for any inconvenience



Clicking the "here" to refresh only refreshed the error page didn't take you to TCC.

Forgive me if this should have been posted elsewhere, but this would be a good example of the type of "Help me I got an error" trouble messages that could be posted to a "Help" section or a "site issues" sub-forum.
road_runner_1964
It appears that it was a Server - Database error of some kind.

Richard submitted a ticket, so hopefully he will provide the details of what happened.

It was NOT a virus..... rolleyes.gif
captkirk42
QUOTE(road_runner_1964 @ Mar 7 2012, 10:43 AM)
It appears that it was a Server - Database error of some kind.

Richard submitted a ticket, so hopefully he will provide the details of what happened.

It was NOT a virus..... rolleyes.gif
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Thanks. I didn't think it was a virus but seeing as I haven't experience what the others have been talking about I thought maybe they were just seeing a DB error., or the site was down for a few minutes, but that was not the case.

I probably just had one of those quirky hiccuping bugs.
road_runner_1964
QUOTE(captkirk42 @ Mar 7 2012, 12:02 PM)
Thanks. I didn't think it was a virus but seeing as I haven't experience what the others have been talking about I thought maybe they were just seeing a DB error., or the site was down for a few minutes, but that was not the case.

I probably just had one of those quirky hiccuping bugs.
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Sorry if I confused. The site was down for several hours due to server/database stuff. bob_TCC had it resolved.

Just wanted to make real clear to everyone that it wasn't due to a virus. Also, there was a file that was modified, that gave the indication of virus, but was also fixed.
captkirk42
QUOTE(road_runner_1964 @ Mar 7 2012, 12:18 PM)
Sorry if I confused.  The site was down for several hours due to server/database stuff.  bob_TCC had it resolved. 

Just wanted to make real clear to everyone that it wasn't due to a virus.  Also, there was a file that was modified, that gave the indication of virus, but was also fixed.
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Ah I must have stumbled on that modified file while the fix was in-process.

BTW how is the "ghost in the machine" Mr. Bob_TCC anyway?
road_runner_1964
QUOTE(captkirk42 @ Mar 7 2012, 12:31 PM)
Ah I must have stumbled on that modified file while the fix was in-process.

BTW how is the "ghost in the machine" Mr. Bob_TCC anyway?
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He stated that all is well.
northicehero99
QUOTE(road_runner_1964 @ Mar 7 2012, 12:34 PM)
He stated that all is well.
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So he does exist?? laugh.gif JK.

road_runner_1964
QUOTE(northicehero99 @ Mar 7 2012, 12:38 PM)
So he does exist??  laugh.gif  JK.
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Yep, just like Santa...biggrin.gif
msw_sportscards
Here's a suggestion...don't boot your most active members and top traders just because there's one CZT member they don't get along with. That might keep site activity up there.
road_runner_1964
QUOTE(msw_sportscards @ Mar 9 2012, 12:48 PM)
Here's a suggestion...don't boot your most active members and top traders just because there's one CZT member they don't get along with. That might keep site activity up there.
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Marc,

Beyond popular belief, no one CZT member can or will boot a member by themselves....we presently confer regularly on such decisions and decisions to remove a member from our community is not taken lightly. The member must act in such an agregious fashion to be removed and generally is given ample chances to remain a member. In the end, it is of there own doing or failure to comply.

I ask and do not expect this topic to become a debate in this thread, just felt it pertinent to respond accordingly. If you wish to further the dialogue, please send me a PM.

Bob
rtsjr
hate to say one reason i really dont come on here much anymore is boring. seems only the same few people are making trades each month.
almost 3 years trader of the month in a row last few months was pulling teeth to get trades. went from 30 to 40 a month to 15 to 20 all with same people. think have zero pending trades a first here!!!!




trade a thon was a great contest as a former winner great idea!!!!
snake thread seems to have died and that was always having something in it new, fantasy sports leagues are zero here last few years.

love to be active here again if can get more members involved
msw_sportscards
Bob,

Posted it here because it said suggestions were needed. Whether or not it is decided by one or many, when one of the CZT is constantly harassing another member for sometimes annoying but seemingly harmless behavior until it provokes said "egregious behavior", it's a problem. Last thing I'll say on the subject.

Next suggestion, don't try to push problems over to PM when valid points which potentially affect all members are made.

Comrade Marc

QUOTE(road_runner_1964 @ Mar 9 2012, 12:56 PM)
Marc,

Beyond popular belief, no one CZT member can or will boot a member by themselves....we presently confer regularly on such decisions and decisions to remove a member from our community is not taken lightly.  The member must act in such an agregious fashion to be removed and generally is given ample chances to remain a member.  In the end, it is of there own doing or failure to comply.

I ask and do not expect this topic to become a debate in this thread, just felt it pertinent to respond accordingly.  If you wish to further the dialogue, please send me a PM.

Bob
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road_runner_1964
QUOTE(msw_sportscards @ Mar 9 2012, 01:40 PM)
Bob,

    Next suggestion, don't try to push problems over to PM when valid points which potentially affect all members are made.

Comrade Marc
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Your opinion is noted. The reason, I suggest PM conversations is not to avoid valid points. But, to allow a the conversation to be more casual and may be directed towards other members. I offer that for anonymity sake. And having open discussions on banned or restricted members, isn't appropriate for everyone. I.E. a persons business, should remain their business, when disciplinary actions are take, etc....

My issues with you, stay between you and I (as an example). I am not going to discuss them openly in a thread. That is the point of taking a conversation to a PM.

So, everyone understands, Marc and I have no issues....laugh.gif
beanschat
alright....let me see if I can get something going that will generate a little interest!!
road_runner_1964
QUOTE(beanschat @ Mar 9 2012, 02:36 PM)
alright....let me see if I can get something going that will generate a little interest!!
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Nice job, Brian. Thank you!


Here it is folks.....Ding Ding Ding!
mjda
One thing that might not be a bad idea is to have a few of the active CZT frequent these suggestion threads and respond to some of the serious suggestions.

Take this thread, for instance. It was created by a CZT member, so it looks official. It did get a few replies, with one or two decent suggestions. However, the only suggestion that has been replied to by any member of the CZT has been the suggestion to get rid of the virus, that turned out to not even be a virus.

Even if the response is just "good idea" or "we'll discuss that one further", at least it would be something. I feel like it would go a long way with the members who do want to help breath life back into this place if the CZT would interact with them and their ideas. At least those members would know that there are at least a few people who actually can make things happen around here listening to their input, which was actually asked for.
Zimbow
Trader and member of the month awards??
mjda
QUOTE(Zimbow @ Apr 25 2012, 08:25 PM)
Trader and member of the month awards??


I believe they've been doing member of the month awards already for the last few months.
bigalexx
QUOTE(msw_sportscards @ Mar 9 2012, 11:40 AM)
Bob,

  Posted it here because it said suggestions were needed. Whether or not it is decided by one or many, when one of the CZT is constantly harassing another member for sometimes annoying but seemingly harmless behavior until it provokes said "egregious behavior", it's a problem. Last thing I'll say on the subject.

Comrade Marc
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That is the biggest reason that alot of older member either left the site or were provoked into doing something that resulted in a ban. I think it had a much bigger effect than most assume.

I think updating the front page is also a must. When the most recent "Hobby News and Headlines" are from 2006, and the most recent "Featured Reviews" are from 2009, it is a major turnoff to potential new members. This is something that needs to be updated.

I don't think the lack of trades is an issue at this point. The lack of new members, which means that their is a smaller "inventory stream" and no new faces to trade with is why there is a lack of trading. Once the recruiting issues are fixed, so will the trading problem.
NYStateOfMind1976
I know when I had more time and was part of the TEAM we were working on redoing the site structure.

A more modern and updated theme.

I completely understand about the team members doing this for free and remember how much time was spent just dealing with "site business" everyday.

I was just inquiring on status.

I would say at a minimum go into teh code for now and REMOVE the member of the month headline from the spash page. Or change the verbage to just way something like " We do Member of Month here at TCC" or something. or even a coming soon. Something that keeps folks from logging in the first time and seeing a post from over a year ago.

I will drum some more stuff up and get back to the rest of you.

Adam
mjda
I definitely don't think the site needs a complete redesign, like some might suggest. This design has been working for a number of years now. It does, however, need to be kept updated. It just doesn't look good at all for it not to be.

Also, I know what you mean about the volunteer team, but at the same time this is exactly what they all chose to volunteer to do. If they didn't want to do it, they could simply say no. I don't believe there are any members of the team who truly believe they were asked to join the team so that they can just "wear the title".
msw_sportscards
QUOTE(bigalexx @ Apr 26 2012, 06:44 PM)
That is the biggest reason that alot of older member either left the site or were provoked into doing something that resulted in a ban. I think it had a much bigger effect than most assume.

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Wow, someone else sees it and gets it. You're dang right it had a big effect. If I remember correctly, Bob posted in a time long ago and far away that his vision was to unify the trading card community. It seems clear that in his absence that vision has been lost.
msw_sportscards
Suggestions
1. Update the main page- it's already been said by numerous people, but I'll reiterate. If you don't have enough people to get the job done, recruit more. I'm sure there are still a few members here who care enough to help out.

2. For the members: Referrals, referrals, referrals. Talk to people at your LCS (if you have one); employees and customers alike. Get the word out. If you frequent other trading card sites or even ebay, GET THE WORD OUT.

3. For the members: Be active on the site. Help out where you can. Create interesting threads. Participate in other members' threads.

4. For the CZT: Provide an atmosphere that makes people want to come here and return. Unless someone is blatantly exploiting TCC or promoting an unsafe or abusive environment for the site, get out of our way and let us interact. Some of us do realize and appreciate how much you do. For those who don't, I'm sure there are a few CZT members who will gladly remind them. On the other hand, doing a lot for the site, doesn't make you God. There are and have been several members without the CZT title who have also done a lot for the site. Many of those members are now gone for one reason or another. Please, keep in mind that TCC is a service to its members; members who have many options and choose to come here.

5. If you don't want suggestions, then remove the suggestions forum.
mjda
Marc, very well written post. I agree completely with points 1-3.
Krusin
Random thoughts.

I've had NO virus warnings in months.

I don't think there's anything physicaly wrong with the site at the moment.

The ads on the side bar recently have been advertising another Trade Site, one I hadn't heard of before it popped up. If I were the owner I wouldn't like that.

If there's a way to filter which Sub Fourms posts show when you "View New Posts" that would be great i.m.o. . Sometimes the 1st 2 pages are posts of Case Break sales, while these are important to the participants do we all need to see them? Not a big deal either way.

The Home page being out of date is not good i.m.o. Curently showing member of the month for Jan 2011, box reviews for 2009, Hobby headlines from 2006. Any newbies happening on the site would be lead to belive the site is no longer active and move on before checking out what's happening today. Either make the home page generic or keep it up to date.

As an radio ad (for a gun & knife show) here says every month, "Tell a buddy, bring a friend".

Add a TCC link in your My E-Bay page, there's tons of collectors out there that have never been on a trading card site, I meet them monthly at card shows.

I be back with more if I think of any.



mjda
QUOTE(Krusin @ Apr 27 2012, 10:14 AM)
I've had NO virus warnings in months.

I don't think there's anything physicaly wrong with the site at the moment.


As it turns out, there was never a virus to begin with. According to Bob, who was speaking from Bob laugh.gif, it was faulty coding that presented itself as a virus. Fortunately, it was never anything that could harm anyone's computer.


QUOTE(Krusin)
The ads on the side bar recently have been advertising another Trade Site, one I hadn't heard of before it popped up. If I were the owner I wouldn't like that.


The ads on the sidebar are put there by an advertising company, or companies. I believe only the owner has the ability to remove those.

QUOTE(Krusin)
As an radio ad (for a gun & knife show) here says every month, "Tell a buddy, bring a friend".

Add a TCC link in your My E-Bay page, there's tons of collectors out there that have never been on a trading card site, I meet them monthly at card shows.


I agree completely, with both statements. Believe me, if I had anyone I could tell, or bring, to TCC I would do just that. Unfortunately, I never get the opportunity to attend any card shows and the closest LCS is 50 miles away (I've never been there either sad.gif). Additionally, the only people I know who collect cards are right here on TCC. wink.gif
bajmurray
It's good to see the discussion and suggestions taking place in this thread. This is the kind of stuff we need to see more of here.

However, I'd like to make the following comments:

1) It's one thing to make suggestions. It's quite another to try to do something to improve the site. Kudos to msw_sportscards to using the "Chain" thread to help drum up new members. Also, special recognition to Adamsharpe for bringing back the "trade-a-thon".

2) It's easy to blame volunteers for making decisions you don't like. The site has pretty high standards that were set by the founder, and the team is trying very hard to live up to them. As the CZT member who has been on the team the shortest amount of time, you should see the kind of junk we have to deal with that never makes the main forums. (Logging on at 6 am one morning and having to spend an hour deleting pictures of an overrated "singer" flipping the bird in multiple threads is no fun, let me tell you! blink.gif )

3) If you have an idea you'd like to try but aren't sure if it's appropriate, feel free to PM a CZT member. Trust me, that's the kind of stuff we love dealing with!

4) On the other hand, sending a PM saying "Why don' t you do such-and-such?" isn't appreciated. If you think it's a good idea, go do it! (see item number 1)

5) Lighten up people! This hobby is supposed to be fun! rolleyes.gif

Thanks for reading. I personally appreciate every one of you! You guys (& girls) have made this site enjoyable!
mjda
QUOTE(bajmurray @ Apr 27 2012, 10:40 AM)
If you think it's a good idea, go do it!


I was with you until this line. There are actually a lot of ideas that people could come up with that they might not have time for. So, those suggestions are shared so that someone with time might take it and run.

Then there are a few suggestions that simply cannot be carried out by any member. Such as the suggestion about updating the front page, which seems to be the biggest suggestion in this particular thread. This is something only a few members of the team can even do.

Here is a list of the suggestion that I have mentioned, or agreed should be done, over the last month and the reasons why I simply didn't just carry them out myself.

1. Pack Pull of The Month - This is going to be a fairly big undertaking. One that will require a great deal of dedication. One that I certainly do not have time for, on my own. However, I did send a team member a PM letting them know that if they were to start this back up again that I would help them as much as I possibly could. I didn't receive a reply to that PM.

2. Fix the Virus - Nothing I could have done about this, even if it did turn out to be a real virus. Luckily, it wasn't.

3. Do the TCC Awards - This is one of those that I feel like should be handled by the team, simply so it is "official". Also, it has always been handled by the team, probably for that very reason.

4. Update the Home Page - Obviously, this is not something that I have the ability to do.

5. Update the Favorite Team Logos - Again, not something I can do. I did, however, offer to make all of the updated icons if needed. I didn't receive a single reply.
msw_sportscards
QUOTE(bajmurray @ Apr 27 2012, 10:40 AM)
It's good to see the discussion and suggestions taking place in this thread. This is the kind of stuff we need to see more of here.

However, I'd like to make the following comments:

1) It's one thing to make suggestions. It's quite another to try to do something to improve the site. Kudos to msw_sportscards to using the "Chain" thread to help drum up new members. Also, special recognition to Adamsharpe for bringing back the "trade-a-thon".



4)  If you think it's a good idea, go do it! (see item number 1)

5) Lighten up people! This hobby is supposed to be fun! rolleyes.gif

Thanks for reading. I personally appreciate every one of you! You guys (& girls) have made this site enjoyable!
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1) Kudos aren't necessary, but your intent is well-received. We'll receive our rewards when the site returns to its former status and beyond.

4) I can peronally attest that this isn't always suitable and one should be careful to give such advice when apparently all involved clearly do not feel the same way on the matter and seek to punish those who act on this advice.

5) Amen to that, brother.
ffman
The main page isn't a huge problem for me; most people never see it (I go directly to www.tradingcardcentral.com/forums).

For #4: yes, some CZT members are "strict", but that's mainly when needed due to certain problem members (NOT directed at msw or mjda) who simply can't grasp certain concepts in regards to transactions, breaking the rules, etc. If you think of a genuinely good idea and try to act on it, you won't be "punished" for it.

I agree that I would like to see the Team as a whole be more active in general - but I'm just as much to blame as anyone else (my activity level has significantly dropped over the last year or two). To get this forum back to where it once was it is going to take a group effort from the CZT and regular members alike.
northicehero99
QUOTE(msw_sportscards @ Apr 27 2012, 09:39 AM)
Suggestions
4. For the CZT: Provide an atmosphere that makes people want to come here and return. Unless someone is blatantly exploiting TCC or promoting an unsafe or abusive environment for the site, get out of our way and let us interact. Some of us do realize and appreciate how much you do. For those who don't, I'm sure there are a few CZT members who will gladly remind them. On the other hand, doing a lot for the site, doesn't make you God. There are and have been several members without the CZT title who have also done a lot for the site. Many of those members are now gone for one reason or another. Please, keep in mind that TCC is a service to its members; members who have many options and choose to come here.
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Marc, I agree with suggestions 1-3. As for this point, I think the CZT do everything in their power to make TCC a place people want to come to. They treat members fairly, give second chances, walk new people through rules or how something works, etc. I don't think any of the current CZT here have a "God" complex, these are hard working individuals that do a lot for the site, put up with a lot of petty stupid crud, and the only reward they get is the enjoyment of knowing they are trying to help this community and be a part of it. They were selected specifically because of how they interacted on the site and how much of a positive service they provided here. I worked with most of the team members and I can tell you they work hard at trying to make TCC a place where people want to come.

Marc, on a side note I am disappointed that we constantly have this suggestion referring to the CZT as an issue. If your last sentence is correct in number 4, and as it appears to me that you have an issue with the CZT here, then why do you "choose" to come here? I am not sure what your true intentions are? I have seen your posts/contests for your new site to host group breaks, so that makes me believe you have no true interest in TCC other than to use it as a way to bolster your site? This is my opinion, and I hope I am wrong, but I would like this topic to move past criticizing the CZT and try to focus on real ways to help TCC and it's members. I like coming here and have no problems with anyone here, but I would like to see things improve in terms of new members and more activity out of the ones here.
dualshock
QUOTE(msw_sportscards @ Apr 27 2012, 06:39 AM)

2. For the members: Referrals, referrals, referrals. Talk to people at your LCS (if you have one); employees and customers alike. Get the word out. If you frequent other trading card sites or even ebay, GET THE WORD OUT.



I spend a lot of time on eBay and took your suggestion of adding a link back to TCC on my profile page. Never thought of it until I read this thread, so good idea. thumbup.gif
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