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OK, So what's it gonna take to get people posting here again? I've re-arranged the forums, made the rules more "user friendly" (pretty much deleted all of the restrictions). Got the folks at Runboard to make the board more smartphone friendly.
Other than the Photobucket fiasco (which effects every forum out there and I can't do anything about). Hell I even set up a section for vendors and removed the restrictions about selling (with the only stipulation being that your deals are your deals and I/we won't intervene). I can't see why people don't post. I mean we get the traffic (I check the board stats, see below)

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And don't tell me "forums are dead" because that's pure B.S. I follow a Jeep Wrangler forum (I have a Jeep Wrangler) and the first 5 pages pretty much roll over every day. The only way to follow a thread you are interested in is to save the URL somewhere so you can drop it in your search engine. And RPF gets plenty of action.

To be clear, I'm not really looking for anyone to tell me why (unless it's something I can really do) but more asking the folks to consider sharing stuff here again and to point out that with over 15000 page views in the last 90 days, why do we only get 112 posts? To be honest I find that pathetic.

FYI, I'm very willing to offer moderator or administrator privileges to anyone who's willing to step up and try to help get this place back up to snuff. The current staff is doing nothing and it's high time to bring in some folks that will.

Email me if you are up to the challenge. All ask is that you consider it carefully. I want this to work and the "Staff" needs to want that too.

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We are talking about this on Saturday! As soon as I start casting the 89 speargun I will post
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I am willing to help here, just sent an Email to you Ed, I believe that this board has the potential to survive because we have some very creatively and interested members. I will post more soon, will start to work on my projects again in summer 2018.

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I'm back !!!! good lord how did I ever remember that old password ???
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I'm still here.
Facebook annoys me, and I get inundated by a bunch of other useless crap, so I can't even focus on Bat stuff.
It feels like slipping into an old recliner when I visit this cave.
Now where's my bat slippers?
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Tim,

  Great to see you stopping back in. I hope you'll stay a while.

Brin,

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I'm always checking in. I will continue to post here. We are good people here, but the recent movies are terrible.

The Batman vs Supes movie sucked, well the first 15 minutes I saw before I gave up on the slow pace.

'Did not watch any suicide squad or whatever it is called.

Batman needs to look and feel very cool to us, otherwise I will just hang on to the '89 and give up on the motocross suits.
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Hi all,

Just a post to say hi and am starting to check back here myself.

Got to start making and trading things again

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The more the merrier I feel. We've been trying to make things better but if people don't ever check in they'll never know. emoticon

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I like the changes so far, Ed! I'm going to try to post here more often, instead of just lurking. emoticon

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I like the changes so far, Ed! I'm going to try to post here more often, instead of just lurking. emoticon



Awesome Tom.

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The truth that I have found is that many people we thought we here for more, were really only were wanting a suit. We kept them talking and a few friendships stuck, but on the whole people came, people found, and people left. Instant gratification was what it was always about even back then for many. Those many found people who created a product for them in facebook and such that is all about instant gratification. Unfortunately instant gratification is hollow and look what is happening to a whole world who now practice that and only that.

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I have been lurking for years! lol

I need to start getting back in the swing of things here. This place was my first taste of true costuming wonder.

I have seen many people come and go in the last 11 [sign in to see URL] I still stop by and see whats going on from time to time.

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I am still here... life is just so hectic at the moment (two kids, two jobs + studying my bachelors degree) emoticon

I do wish I could post something but the truth is I have nothing to post... I draw a bit but that is hardly relevant to post emoticon

I do like to read here and would be sad to see this place disappear (I have been here since 2005)... I will make a bigger effort to comment here emoticon emoticon

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Thanks Brian. Yeah, we all have a lot on our plates. It's hard to keep the passion for this stuff sometimes. I know I don't do a 10th of what I used to do these days (with this stuff). Heck, I bought a 5 gallon pail of latex for cowls and armor 2 years ago. I haven't even opened it. (keeping it "factory sealed" until I'm ready to use it. Right now due to major back problems I can't risk lifting it)

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I know that, for me, it comes down to time and focus. When I started this hobby,
 a long time ago, in a galaxy... uh-oh... wrong forum! Anyway, I had one small child, and lots more time. Now, I have 3 sons - one in college, one in middle school, and one in elementary school. Add to that work, keeping up with a household, and trying to be a decent husband and father, and I don't have a lot of time to post anymore. For me, it's just that my life responsibilities, as well as a few other interests, have taken precedence, and hanging out in the forum has had to go way down on the priority list. I would like that to change, and maybe it will someday, but for now, I have to settle for the occasional fly-by post to let you all know that I'm still around.

The other side is that I haven't done anything new or relevant in so many years, that I don't feel that I have anything to contribute but maybe some encouragement to new guys/girls putting suits together.

I love to check in here, but only do so once or twice a week, sometimes less than that. I love the fact that so much of what people do in this hobby was pioneered right here! This group really set the standard for Batman, as well as other heroes, costuming, and I am really glad to have been a part of that, even if on a very small level. I will always be in the shadows, and will post when I can or have something to contribute. I will try to make a point to post something every time I get on here from now on though...
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Don't think it's any fault of yours, Ed. The changes you've made are fantastic actually. Social media has just become too convenient for many. It's already hard enough to keep up with Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Add in a forum where posting pics is kinda clunky of a process and it's just hard to justify that extra time.

That's just my opinion as to why it's been tough to get traction here again. I certainly hope we can reverse that trend.

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Social media has just become too convenient for many. It's already hard enough to keep up with Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.



...Snapchat, Whatsapp, Tumblr, Pinterest... Seriously how do people do all these at once?? LOL

Sorry for the tangent. emoticon
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Yeah Kev, I expect you're right but I keep hoping people will gravitate back. I was actually surprised it didn't happen when assbook had that data breach a few months back. I'm not sure why people are so loose with their personal info.
Still, I really don't see why people can't use both. The stuff here, photos etc (except for what photobucket pulled which screwed all forums) stays here.
I need to see if Runboard offers a photo hosting option yet. (I did suggest it a while back).
Get the word out though, regardless, we'll be here (as long as Runboard is).

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Facebook is the [sign in to see URL] in our [sign in to see URL]'s al Ghul.

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I agree with Paul. With the advent and rise of things like Pintrest and instagram and data-mine(face)book. People do not want to make things anymore, they just want to know where to get one.

P.S. I will surf the board, but just in [sign in to see URL] Imagur the photobucket replacement of choice these days?

Thinking I want to get out of tinkering and assembling that is as far as I have progressed in the hobby, and begin to sculpt and mold / cast things and will need to post pics to do so. Maybe share some that I am proud of emoticon

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I know all the feedback is appreciated by me and my current team. That said, as I've mentioned before, we'll be here whenever anyone wants to pop in and post. Even if it's just to say "Hi"

Also, yes, imgur or tinypic are reasonable replacements for photobucket.(at least for now).

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Checking in.

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Thanks for stopping by Tony. Always good to see you around

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Thanks for stopping by Tony. Always good to see you around



I'm going to make more effort. I miss being part of something bigger. I did some work with the 501st a while back. Amazing how they were like a big family. I wish we had that in the Batman community. We used to have that.

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That would be nice. Maybe we can get the band back together emoticon

we're on a mission from dog emoticon

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Oh and feel free to post a link to your trading page in our trade section. If you remind me I'll sticky it for you.


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I think about this kind of thing a lot. I think what has happened also, besides what is happening in the world with the internet, is that we are all holding so much stuff in our now filled minds which we have absorbed from these pages initially, we automatically have that already, and there is little new. So now, all people do is look for titilation while they jump around from here to there and everywhere and if they happen to find a new tidbit of info then they are glad but their brains are so filled they do not go looking for it like a sponge any longer. What we had here initially can never be duplicated but it was special and since the board does not cost, it might as well stay here. Few use my board either and do not finesse or monitor it much currently but I still have it there. Trends and classics do come back around sometimes. Keep the faith.

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Paul nailed it.

Its a result of how society has been affected by modern technology and social media.
Two things I've noticed. 1, people want satisfaction NOW and can't wait. 2, they want, want, want information on "where did you get that" or "where can I buy that".

It gets old after a while. You share pics of an event and the only comments are "hey, where did you buy that". I have to fight to not write back "fu$& you". Seriously, you don't notice the kids smiling? What about the kid in the hospital bed? He's just background decor while you use my post to shop? It angers me. The mentality has changed.

The last person I saw really do anything was Josh Strong. He shared a few videos on painting the DOJ helmets. It was awesome! There were so many post on how to do this and how to do that. Now, its all "hey, where can buy that".

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Checking in guys!....Actually working on my Capullo batman. Even purchased the chest emblem and belt so stay tuned homies! Nice to see everyone... emoticon
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