I don't think the tumbleweeds statement is fair or accurate. Heres the thing, there HAS to be another place besides blowout. There just HAS to be. If thats what this site exists to be then so be it.
It will always be here as long as there are sports cards, I promise you that.
We used to have a lot of good guys. A lot of those good guys are pretty much just on blow out these days.
I wish more people preferred quality.
I was banned from there for no reason at all. Those boys wild over there.
The Imac drama over there is pretty entertaining to me.
I read four boards, obviously here, bo, bmb and net54.
I occasionally post on bmb and don't post on the others.
My thoughts on the others follows....
Blow out is full of drama and posters who love...LOVE... to rag on others. Lots of smart asses. That stuff bothers me.
And I don't really mind silly pics or gifs (I'm a little guilty of that here) but it's excessive there.
Bmb is a super fast glance and onto the news section. Very very slow on posts.
Net54 I'll check out maybe like two or three times a week, extremely little action on modern.
Fcb and bo I'll read several times a day, more often than not, many times a day.
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I will say this...I just fell in love with you all over again, cgilmo, when I read your 31st post on Blowout.
If you (or anyone) print up some FCB t-shirts with a tumbleweed logo, I'm buying, regardless of price!
This is home base for me Chris.
over there doesn't bother me.
What grinds the gears a little is how breaker boy couldn't even contact me before swinging his hammer.
I don't post too much, but I like to jump to all the sites that BBC noted above. This site still has the best people, with the most fluid conversations, of the bunch. This and sportscollectors are pretty much my go-to sites.
The only thing that I wish this site has was more technical talk on industry news or really in the weeds analysis of different sets through proper stories...but I get that kind of content is hard to produce, and not really cheap.
But its mostly the people. I am pretty hardcore, but I don't normally interact with collectors since I live in Hawaii (and don't meet many). The people here are generally pretty cool, and helpful. Not too much in the way of fedora tipping, which is nice.
I am also banned for life at BO. It took me like three posts.
BO lets some of the biggest trolls turn their boards into a ****hole, but suspends those who put the trolls in their place. It's laughable.
Their football boards unbearable.
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It's like the BO mods want the trolls and idiots to rule the message boards because trainwreck threads increase member traffic.
FCB may have fewer members, but the mods here have integrity and realize that quality is more important than quantity.
Set builder, autograph hunter and fan of the Texas Rangers & '50s-'60s Yankees
I'm three pages into that abortion of a thread. Its amazing that death2redptions has said absolutely nothing of merit in 25000 posts.