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The forums are dead. There are a handful of us still here but the majority of folks are on Facebook where the FB groups have taken over.

Recently, I've done 2 events with the 501st. Its a change from being solo and I've really enjoyed it. So I've started doing research into the 501st along with Ghostbusters costuming troops. What I found is they're all still using forums to stockpile information and to teach/learn. Those along with RPF are still alive and kicking.

So the question is... what happened to Batman? Did we just get wrapped up in the "cosplay" community which grew due to Facebook/Instagram media? Did we just get swept along?

I'm being nostalgic I guess.

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Seems that social media is the "in" platform to connect different parts of life and to interlock with "friends", its the new hype, but overall its a big illusion because you have to give up privacy and its not easy to find older posts or topics. I personally use the forums because I stay away from facebook. I will always invest my time to read here and to post here and to keep this place alive. It matters to me and I hope that it matters to others too.

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I personally hate using F.B. but do to kind of stay in touch. I love the forums for research and seeing what others are doing. I do hope people do come back to the forums because I personally think it makes for a better community than social media.

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The Batman group I'm apart of has just been SWAMPED with the same suits, same questions over and over. I wish this place was back the way it was. It was just Better IMO.
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I simply don't get it. I think that people have become way to focused on the "cosplay" aspect and not on the actual costume building. I get messages constantly asking for me to assemble complete suits. Noone wants to actually build anything anymore which is so funny considering there is a whole facebook page dedicated to building a better batman. Should be called buying a better batman. "how much is a complete suit with gloves,boots and the cape" has become the standard question I receive.
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I'd contribute more if it was easier to upload photos directly to the forum. The Facebook page is much easier in that regard.
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I really hate to point it out ... but I honestly believe the times just caught up with the forums. These days, people refuse to even comment on other websites just because you can almost guarantee that no one is gonna read it.

I've been a member for a few years now, but I browsed the archives for much longer. Even back when I registered as a member, the boards were active ... but not like it was when the archive threads were active. I've been browsing the boards every single day, and I have no intention to switch to Facebook.

All I'm saying is ... someone could have easily called it just a few years back.

Again, I'm always gonna be around these parts ... and always staying positive that we'll be back to the glory of building and sharing pics.

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I wish I had stuff to contribute.
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I'm gonna weigh in here, if nothing else but to !@#$. And if Jason is reading this I apologize because I still love you like a brother but you made a major mistake and IMO single handedly killed this forum.
This place was still hopping and had multiple posts every day until a single announcement was made that BOTB was moving to facebook and that this forum was closed to new members. I immediately sent him a scathing email which resulted in him saying I could run the forum and he would take care of the facebook page. Sadly all he really did was give me moderator power and disappear. I couldn't open the place back up, change the layout or basically do anything. It took me a long time to get a hold of Brin and have the board turned over to me after which I and Jamie began changing things. Unfortunately by then this place was a ghost town and there doesn't seem to be anything I can do to fix it.
Then to add insult to injury Photobucket changed their TOS basically killing all f our hyperlinked imagery. I tried to get a hold of Tim to get copies or to have him unlock his phorobucket so I could copy them all and "maybe" fix stuff (I'm no software guy) but there has so far been no reply.
I will say this, as mentioned, other forums are doing fine. I'm on the Jeep Wrangler forum and there's so much activity there you need to safe a link to a thread you start because otherwise it'll be on anywhere from page 3 to page 9 in less than 24 hours. Forums in general aren't dead, Bu this place seems to be. And honestly it really pisses me off. So much so that I only check in on the weekends now, otherwise it would make me nuts.

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I wouldn't put all the blame on Jason. He did what he thought best to keep it relevant. There are a crap ton of Batman costume groups on Facebook now. I won't list them all but there are at least 5 I can think of of the top of my head, not to mention the multiple b/s/t pages.

Something I tried to do (and failed) with Behind the Mask was use the FB page to link to post on the forum. But again, people didn't care.

I just don't understand.

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I wouldn't put all the blame on Jason. He did what he thought best to keep it relevant. There are a crap ton of Batman costume groups on Facebook now. I won't list them all but there are at least 5 I can think of of the top of my head, not to mention the multiple b/s/t pages.

Something I tried to do (and failed) with Behind the Mask was use the FB page to link to post on the forum. But again, people didn't care.

I just don't understand.



My issue with what Jason did was say this place was closed to new members and when he offered that I could keep it up he gave me no ability to do so. It took me close to a year to get it transferred over. I had no problem with having a facebook presence as well. It simply didn't need to be either/or. If he'd simply bowed out to run things there and just left this place "as is" I think things would have remained active here.
That said however it does seem some people are slowly gravitating back (though real slowly). I just wish Photobucket hadn't done what they did because our archives and other important imagery is trashed and I can't do anything about that, ugh.
Lets not forget also, this isn't my first ride through the BOTB getting "damaged" The move here from EZboard in 2004 was a huge upheaval as well. Only problem this time is without people helping with the rebuild I don't think we can get "everything" back that we recently lost (photobucket thing).

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My two cents here from a long time lurker and rare poster.

too strick rules.

no evolution.

I'm a member since 2005. the search engine is the same, and in my opinion very very weak, to say kindly.

Needing an account on a third party site to post pics is insane in 2017, and leaves botb vulnerable to changing rules and losing content.

and, dont mean to insult anyone who gave time and sweat here, but the grandma rules we had to follow strickly or be kicked out or patronize were a pain in the ass. That is compared to oter forum where guidelines were not a hassle. how often i saw a prima donna attitudes which got on my nerve...

i met very cool people here and i think it's sad the knowledge base is slowly becoming obsolete due to those reasons.


the web is an open place. This forum would have been better to be more open, yes like rpf.

still, you're doing a great job with what you got, ed. i encourage you to continue... but maybe, if possible of course, a complete make over is necessary at this point.

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Well I have to side with Ed on blaming the previous owners. I have talked to other people about it as well. Guess what? The BOTB facebook page is in shambles. No direction at all ovew there and noone monitoring what is going on. Myself and Nat Reynolds were removed from being mods/admins since we are "makers" and had too much control. Since that point it has steadily declined in relevant content. Just was looking at it right now. And I am not trying to insult anyone but it has been far removed from costuming which the entire BOTB was based upon. Right now the first ten posts are as follows:
1. Cowl for sale
2. Someone looking for Revdesign
3. Someone posting they love guns and Batman and is that weird.
4. A painted grappling gun (not Tonys)
5. Two kids in standard costumes shooting a video with their dad (Good video)
6. Picture from a photo shoot
7. Costume picture
8. Wedding ring upgrade
9. Bat signal light from Walmart
10. Cowl picture.
And 11. for fun... someone looking for a watch stand.

Point is very little on costuming. Build a better Batman (trademark claimed...) has attempted to take on costume building but the majority of people are simply looking for places to buy stuff. And makers such as Gauntlet, Hernandez and Tigerstone arent even on Build anymore.
I know James had serious issues getting a hold of one of the mods/admins at BOTB to get something taken care of. I barely check any of the facebook pages anymore. They are filled with a ton of new people who think they know the best way to do everything.

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I check in here almost daily although I rarely post anymore. Photobuckets's new policies has killed our archives and it's a shame.


The BOTB Facebook page is frustrating at the moment. Very little costuming/prop making. Rules of the board, which are for the most part pretty solid, are not followed on the facebook page.


I was enjoying another Batman costuming site until the owner started making some pretty ridiculous claims and threatened to kick out other members for joining groups that he didn't sanction. That rubbed me the wrong way and I don't know if I will participate in it any longer.

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My two cents here from a long time lurker and rare poster.

too strick rules.

no evolution.

I'm a member since 2005. the search engine is the same, and in my opinion very very weak, to say kindly.

Needing an account on a third party site to post pics is insane in 2017, and leaves botb vulnerable to changing rules and losing content.

and, dont mean to insult anyone who gave time and sweat here, but the grandma rules we had to follow strickly or be kicked out or patronize were a pain in the ass. That is compared to oter forum where guidelines were not a hassle. how often i saw a prima donna attitudes which got on my nerve...

i met very cool people here and i think it's sad the knowledge base is slowly becoming obsolete due to those reasons.


the web is an open place. This forum would have been better to be more open, yes like rpf.

still, you're doing a great job with what you got, ed. i encourage you to continue... but maybe, if possible of course, a complete make over is necessary at this point.

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   I have to agree with some of your concerns, like needing second party hosting for images and the search function, Unfortunately BOTB owners don't control that. It's Runboard that does that and I do know they were working on image hosting options after the Photobucket debockel . But I 100% disagree with other points like the rules and lack of evolution. Jamie and I made a lot of changes once I finally got control. Take a moment and read the new rules. I removed pretty much all of the previous restrictions, including almost all of the trade section rules. We also added special sections up to and including a section for charity work. Unfortunately the photobucket issue had wrecked the archives and unless the original posters put in new links that can't be fixed.

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ed, you are absolutely correct and please excuse me 'cause i wasnt clear enough:

my too strick rules comment applied up to somewhere 2013 where i got fed up and lost interest in having to follow all those rules.

since that time, i really haven't posted or followed too close what went on.

I was sharing why I stopped being active here around that time and went elsewhere for my costuming needs.

again, sorry mate, didnt mean to be a dick to you!!

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ed, you are absolutely correct and please excuse me 'cause i wasnt clear enough:

my too strick rules comment applied up to somewhere 2013 where i got fed up and lost interest in having to follow all those rules.

since that time, i really haven't posted or followed too close what went on.

I was sharing why I stopped being active here around that time and went elsewhere for my costuming needs.

again, sorry mate, didnt mean to be a dick to you!!

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Ahhh, I see. And I fully agree with you there. And no worries on the misunderstanding. It should be clear from what I did once I acquired control that I didn't agree with all the rules and restrictions either. I tried for nearly 11 years to get the previous admin staff (not necessarily Jason and his team. The folks even before) that they were being paranoid and taking the fun out of everything. I many times (almost to the point of being banned, saved only by the fact that I'm "Uncle" Ed and it would have started a war, LOL) referred to their rules and restrictions and militaristic view on how things SB run as Nazi's. The staff acted like the SS vigilantly reprimanding those who "disobeyed".. Well I changed that but unfortunately it could have been too late (which saddens me greatly).

I seriously hope this place picks up and that some of the oldies come back. I also hope that people's stuff that's in the archives can me updated by those that posted it. I did open up the archives for that reason like 6 months before Photobucket decided to screw everyone.


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I do other costuming. Therpf still has alot of traffic, but they cater to a wide audience. The each area of speciality isn't booming by itself, but if you add all the facits of DC, Marvel, SW, and all others it is a large group. The 501st keep the actual build areas and sales areas on forums. To find out how to get an approved costume, you have to go to a specific forum for that costume. There are no Batman costumes that need approval to play.

Even if this forum was kept open to new members, there are numerous FB pages dedicated to buying Batman, and other superhero stuff with auto notification if something is for sale. I have been a member here for awhile and will continue, but I also am all over FB.

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I agree about the building aspect is just about gone!! A lot of people just want to buy buy buy. No interest in building anything. They want movie quality suit for cheap and they want it NOW!!! the Facebook batman group I'm a part of is cool now. Like someone else mentioned, the old owner recently went on a tirade and rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. Its being run by a great group of guys now. Thing is you post something, go back a couple days later, now its lost in a bunch of other post. We have to figure out a way to breath some life back into this place.
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I agree about the building aspect is just about gone!! A lot of people just want to buy buy buy. No interest in building anything. They want movie quality suit for cheap and they want it NOW!!! the Facebook batman group I'm a part of is cool now. Like someone else mentioned, the old owner recently went on a tirade and rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. Its being run by a great group of guys now. Thing is you post something, go back a couple days later, now its lost in a bunch of other post. We have to figure out a way to breath some life back into this place.



I honestly think if people were "reminded" that this place is here and it's ACTUALLY OPEN they might come back. The biggest issue right now is image hosting and trying to fix our history. For that we need OP's to update their images.
So to that end, everyone needs to post that this place is here in all of the facebook groups and let them know that the rules are ALOT "gentler" than they used to be.

Remember folks, I can't do this alone. This is a community and has to involve all of the community members.

Oh and if anyone still keeps in touch with Tim (The Black Bat) let him know about the photobucket issue and ask him if he can send me all of our community imagery. I emailed him a while ago but ,,,,,no reply a all..

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I fear that our #1 advantage over all the other sites was our in depth and vast archival knowledge, which is now gone. Photobucket may be the death knell for this place. I hope I'm wrong as I've been here for a decade and have learned and shared so much about this hobby.

Like many of you, I have lost much of my own history due to this situation and would find it extremely difficult and time consuming to find and replace all my old photos.

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Maybe we can figure out how to rebuild the image archives. The images are still out there. Its just a matter of finding them and getting them up.

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Maybe we can figure out how to rebuild the image archives. The images are still out there. Its just a matter of finding them and getting them up.


Sadly,,, Unless the OP's do it by moving the images and re-posting them I don't think anyone else can do it. You're welcome to try though Tony. I'll make you a mod if you like so you can edit other's posts.

Just remember, that would e your only job. I'm currently steering away from sanctioning anyone.
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I'm really annoyed with the fact that photobucket suddenly started charging a whopping $400/year for third-party hosting. I can't imagine anyone being willing to pay that much, when it's so much cheaper to set up your own domain with hosting.

Retrieving images from photobucket can be time-consuming and tedious, but it can be done. I retrieved a few of the clickable smileys here to show you, and threw in Tony's avatar for good measure.

If you visit the URL of one of the images from the same browser where you found it, it will give you the error message because it's cached from seeing it on the board. You can view the image with a hard refresh while viewing it on photobucket, which you can accomplish with CTRL+R.

If you have more than one browser, you can save a step. Just copy the URL of the image in the browser you normally use for this board, then paste the URL into the address bar of a different browser (where these images won't be cached) and hit 'enter'.

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Ed/Jamie - would you guys consider merging the BOTB forum over to the 'DC Costumes & Props' section of the RPF? That section can be a tad sluggish at times, but if the members and info from here were merged over there it would certainly build energy.

The RPF has its own image hosting too, solving that issue. And the topics are much more substantial than what you're seeing on the BOTB Facebook.

Just a thought.
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I think most topics on message boards are more substantial than topics on Facebook. Facebook is fine for daily chatter and updates among family and friends, but I don't know why anyone would want to use it for anything that people might want to refer back to later, such as your archives that Photobucket pretty much destroyed. It is possible to get those images back, if someone has the time, a place to host them, and moderator powers to edit other people's posts.

Maybe I should look into starting my own image hosting service. I probably wouldn't do it for free, but there's no way in hell I would charge anyone $400/year for it. I'll start researching this possibility after Halloween. I know there are some scripts out there that would make this possible, so I wouldn't have to create it from scratch. Of course, one of you could always start up an image hosting site for BotB members, and you could accept donations to pay for it.

I have found some good information on The RPF this month. I will understand if you decide to move things there, but I hope you'll decide to stay.

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Thanks for considering that LG.

FYI, we won't be merging with the RPF. We either find a way to sort this place out or just keep it as is and hopefully people will some day come back and help rebuild. To be honest, I have about no use for the RPF. I have a membership there but have like 3 or 4 posts in like 6 years. I find the leadership there to be elitist and they seem to feel the have a right to police the entire prop/costume community.

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You're welcome, Ed. emoticon

The RPF doesn't sound very welcoming, based on your description. It's a shame, but I'm glad you have no intention on leaving Runboard.



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Tony's Ed's and many here's efforts have been noble and noticed. I knew years ago that fragmenting from facebook and the size of the internet/ world, was going to mess up good things that were already going. Who knows though, like fashion trends, it could come back around. Let me know if it does or if there is anything I can do to help. I liked the old world way better. Classics are classics because they have value that is intrinsic and can not be taken away. We are hopefully just on a shelf waiting for another day in the sun. We could make it what it needs to be again but there has to be enough of us and a commitment to purpose and approach.

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Tony's Ed's and many here's efforts have been noble and noticed. I knew years ago that fragmenting from facebook and the size of the internet/ world, was going to mess up good things that were already going. Who knows though, like fashion trends, it could come back around. Let me know if it does or if there is anything I can do to help. I liked the old world way better. Classics are classics because they have value that is intrinsic and can not be taken away. We are hopefully just on a shelf waiting for another day in the sun. We could make it what it needs to be again but there has to be enough of us and a commitment to purpose and approach.


Well put Paul


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