PDA

View Full Version : Where has everyone gone?


Archive
05-30-2007, 06:41 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>This place looked like it was going to be real promising, but thus far has tapered off to almost nothing and now the posting frequency resembles the gameused board. <br /><br />Have we exhausted all memorabilia topics in the first two weeks?

Archive
05-30-2007, 06:57 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>Dan- I was thinking the same thing. We're dying a slow death here.<br /><br />Anyone seen any good Seinfeld episodes lately?

Archive
05-30-2007, 07:40 PM
Posted By: <b>Clint</b><p>Barry, don't even go there.<img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

Archive
05-30-2007, 07:42 PM
Posted By: <b>Aaron M.</b><p>I'm still checking in on regular-basis, Dan! I think we're simply seeing this board taper off naturally to about the traffic that the non-sports card board enjoys. We're such a relatively small niche, it's really hard to see this site's traffic even approach the vintage baseball card board. <br />

Archive
05-30-2007, 07:45 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>Clint- I was joking, but I have noticed that while the card threads have been going at a breakneck speed today, this section hasn't gotten a single post. That could change on any given day, but it's not a good sign. I've been busy today and have just glanced at the board, but where is everybody? Have we lost interest?

Archive
05-30-2007, 08:00 PM
Posted By: <b>Jeremy W.</b><p>but it seems as though we each have our own niche inside the niche. It's like that riddle wrapped within the enigma thing, which makes it hard for us to do anything other than admire and praise the scans. I've seen more interesting items on this forum than any other.

Archive
05-30-2007, 08:00 PM
Posted By: <b>Max Weder</b><p>One thing to encourage more traffic would be to have people post their new items in a separate posts, rather than "your favorite item" or "recent May pickups". Given that most memorabilia is unique, I think this is warranted, and makes the scrolls down less time consuming for the images to load.<br /><br />Max (wondering how to post yet another book thread)

Archive
05-30-2007, 08:05 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>Going with Max's idea, it also makes it more likely that the piece will be the basis for a discussion.

Archive
05-30-2007, 08:13 PM
Posted By: <b>Clint</b><p>That's a good idea guys. I was thinking kinda the same thing, something like a show and tell maybe.<br /><br />Clint

Archive
05-30-2007, 09:17 PM
Posted By: <b>Mike H</b><p>Capital idea Max!

Archive
05-30-2007, 11:54 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>Good idea Max. Just a little ticket stub I picked up on Saturday did spur some discussion. If I had posted it in the May pickup thread it might not have gotten any discussion at all.

Archive
05-31-2007, 10:37 AM
Posted By: <b>Mike</b><p>Only speaking for myself, my family and I have a hundred things going on outside the home. Besides, it's too nice to be in the house. That's my reason. And I hope this board continues. I've got a ton of things I'd like to show on here. I've gota neat item on the way from a recent auction. I'll show it then.

Archive
05-31-2007, 11:12 AM
Posted By: <b>Anonymous</b><p>Deleted

Archive
05-31-2007, 12:05 PM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>As far as I can tell this board will remain. Even if it sits idle for a while it's ok. I do hope it picks up but that is for the participants to determine. Yesterday I almost felt like posting over here just to be in a friendly environment again...Those card guys are whacked out sometimes <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>.....best regards

Archive
05-31-2007, 12:45 PM
Posted By: <b>ErlandStevens</b><p>The posts may be few, but some great topics have been covered (and quite peaceably). The photo ID thread was great. It had inside information that most collectors (at least ones like me) will rarely encounter first hand.

Archive
05-31-2007, 01:27 PM
Posted By: <b>Greg Theberge</b><p>Haven't gone anywhere.....just ran out of stuff to post.<br /><br />Greg

Archive
05-31-2007, 01:34 PM
Posted By: <b>Jimmy</b><p>lets just say this is a great time for outdoor shows and getting away.<br /><br />I was in N.H. this past weekend, I also have been busy at local auctions<br /><br />Take Care<br /><br />Jimmy

Archive
05-31-2007, 02:33 PM
Posted By: <b>Mike</b><p>Tons of rare things to show....no camera to hook up to the computer....no way to show many things. I will however figure this out...my expertise is money, not tech equipment. As Sgt. Schultz said, "I know nothing".

Archive
05-31-2007, 03:00 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>Mike, digital cameras can be had pretty cheaply nowadays. And if you're using Windows XP all you need to do is plug the camera into the USB port and everything is pretty much done for you.

Archive
05-31-2007, 03:22 PM
Posted By: <b>Alan</b><p>Maybe as we get closer to the National, this board will get more active...

Archive
05-31-2007, 04:52 PM
Posted By: <b>Clint</b><p>Mike, I'm an idiot when it comes to computers but with the help of Dan and some others I made the leap. It's really not that difficult, it just seems overwhelming. Look forward to your pictures.<br /><br />Clint

Archive
05-31-2007, 11:27 PM
Posted By: <b>ramram</b><p>Sadly this probably just goes to show that you need some soap opera whining and fighting to draw in a crowd. So...........<br /><br />Barry, Dan, Clint, Aaron, Jeremy, Max, Mike, Dan, Erland, Greg, Jimmy, Alan, oh, and you to Leon - you all suck!<br /><br />Did I miss anybody?<br /><br /><br />Rob M!<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />I'm not even gonna add one of them smiley faces either...

Archive
06-01-2007, 12:05 AM
Posted By: <b>Corey R. Shanus</b><p>Once I get one and figure out how to use it, I'll post some images.

Archive
06-01-2007, 02:17 AM
Posted By: <b>DJ</b><p>You know how to spice this place up? <br /><br />...My favorite Seinfeld episode is the one where Kramer takes on the identity of the "Assman".<br /><br />I want an assist if this becomes the first ever memorabilia thread over 100 posts.<br /><img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14><br /><br />DJ

Archive
06-01-2007, 08:30 AM
Posted By: <b>Mike</b><p>I'm honored. No one has ever told me I suck....Seriously though, we all know there are tens of thousands of unique and interesting things out there. Many are one of a kind. Lets see 'em. I have one of a kind personal items that belonged to Foxx, Gehrig, mack. So I know every one else does also. lets see them.

Archive
06-01-2007, 09:26 AM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>That does it....you have crossed the line !!! Which line I don't know but you crossed it......Maybe it's the drama that does draw crowds? We need to get Dorskind, Crandall, Jay B and Scott E posting over here. The fireworks would begin.....and there would be much singing and dancing in the streets....<br /><br />Is there a "memorabilia PSA 8 backbone society?" Bond uses steroids, I think Bush is a great president, save the seals, give to some pretty chic in a pageant....the Wagner is fake and the book, The Card, sucks.....and I say we leave abortion votes to women.....did I miss anything?

Archive
06-01-2007, 07:51 PM
Posted By: <b>Greg Theberge</b><p>uhhhhh, Rob....<br /><br />You talkin' ta me ??? <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14><br /><br />If you're (note the spelling, i.e. "you are") going to start something, please make sure you at least spell "too" (i.e "also", not "to"), correctly!!! It's much more effective. <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14> (I'm only busting, I loved your post)<br /><br />By the way, Barry, I'm all with you on the freaking spelling corrections on the card side.<br /><br /><img src="/images/wink.gif" height=14 width=14> (Is it me, or are these blinking smiley faces the cat's ass? At least I've learned something on this computer of mine)<br /><br />All kidding aside, I'm glad this side is just the way it is without all of the 3rd Grade bitching, moaning, whining, childish "I get to beat the crap out of something" signatures, and ego-trips over here. They certainly do ruin it (at least in my opinion) for all of the good card guys who contribute good material.<br /><br />By the way, Leon. Thanks again for this side of the site. Just because we may not be as active as the other side, it doesn't mean that we're not interested. These are all good guys. <br /><br />Greg<br /><br />(aplogies in advance if anyone finds any spelling errors <img src="/images/wink.gif" height=14 width=14> )<br /><br />Now, if anyone wants to start an A-Rod sucks chat, let me know <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>. I'm really beginning to dislike his antics (what, me biased??). Methinks it's time for a good "spikes up" slide into third this weekend at Fenway... <img src="/images/wink.gif" height=14 width=14> (only kidding, errr, sort of)<br /><br />Time to go cruise the Bay, not that I have any money left over after REA....<br /><br /><br /><br />

Archive
06-01-2007, 08:03 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>Spelling is a good thing <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

Archive
06-02-2007, 12:41 AM
Posted By: <b>ramram</b><p>Egads! I'm always nervous enough thinking Barry will see my gramatical errors now you to (I mean "too") Greg? <br /><br />Ok, Greg, now you suck a little more than the others!!!!<br /><br /><br />Rob M.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

Archive
06-02-2007, 09:03 AM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>Rob- it's "grammatical" <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

Archive
06-02-2007, 09:21 AM
Posted By: <b>ramram</b><p>If Leon doesn't get a spell check button on this site then I'm quiting or quitting or ummm, stopping.

Archive
06-02-2007, 10:35 AM
Posted By: <b>Max Weder</b><p>Rob<br /><br />If you use Firefox as your browser, it has spell check.<br /><br />Max<br />(wondering why it isn't "spell cheque" in Canada)

Archive
06-02-2007, 10:46 AM
Posted By: <b>ramram</b><p>Thanks Max. BTW - what do you use to translate into Canadian?<br /><br />Rob M.

Archive
06-02-2007, 11:16 AM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>How do you spell "hoser"? Say, come to think of it, what does that word actually mean? I know it is a less than complimentary term for a Canadian, but what is its derivation?

Archive
06-02-2007, 11:21 AM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>Barry, hoser was a term used before the invention of the zamboni machine. The losing team had to hose down the ice to resurface it after a hockey game. It is synonymous with loser.

Archive
06-02-2007, 11:38 AM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>I figured hockey would play into it somehow.<br /><br />Some may remember a recurring sketch that Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas used to do on SCTV called The Great White North. They played a pair of dimwitted Canadians and every other word out of their mouths was "hoser."

Archive
06-02-2007, 11:40 AM
Posted By: <b>Max Weder</b><p>Bob and Doug Mackenzie were the brothers.<br /><br />And now for the quintessential Canadian trivia question:<br /><br />What does the zamboni driver do between periods at a hockey game?<br /><br />

Archive
06-02-2007, 01:08 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>Eat popcorn?

Archive
06-02-2007, 01:33 PM
Posted By: <b>Max Weder</b><p>Barry<br /><br />Your answer is unfortunately not correct. The question has been asked of many, and very few have got the correct answer, although it is somewhat obvious.<br /><br />Max

Archive
06-02-2007, 01:34 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>I didn't think my answer was correct. I don't even watch hockey, so I don't know what it is.

Archive
06-02-2007, 02:50 PM
Posted By: <b>Max Weder</b><p>Many baseball book collectors watch hockey; some even play it badly. Here is a particularly awful example<br /><br /><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/11/90917445_85b5c65cf0_m.jpg"><br /><br />Max

Archive
06-02-2007, 02:59 PM
Posted By: <b>ramram</b><p>Here is a zomboni driver between periods:<br /><br /><br /> . zamboni driver .<br /><br /><br />Rob M.

Archive
06-02-2007, 03:13 PM
Posted By: <b>Greg Theberge</b><p>My guess would be refill the zamboni? Really, no other idea

Archive
06-02-2007, 03:44 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>Good one Rob. That's a literal answer to the question.<br /><br />Do all zamboni drivers do exactly the same thing between each period at every arena? Is it drink beer?

Archive
06-02-2007, 04:38 PM
Posted By: <b>Mike</b><p>Are they "Playing with their puck"?

Archive
06-02-2007, 06:20 PM
Posted By: <b>DMcD</b><p>Q. Where has everyone gone? <br />A. Count me as a dedicated lurker. Like the way you can toggle back and forth to the vintage card site.<br /><br />Q. What does the Zamboni driver do between periods at a hockey game? <br />A. Resurfaces the ice. Duh! (Maybe eats popcorn and watches the game during the periods. Or whatever).<br /><br />Dan, liked the etymology of "hoser". Don't know if it's true or not but sounds reasonable. In the fifteen years or so that I lived in Canada I never once heard the term hoser until the McKenzie brothers came along. The prevailing term of mildly disparaging endearment was "Dink", rarely if ever accompanied by a modifier, vulgar or otherwise. Simply "David, dont be a Dink!" or "McDonald, you are such a Dink!" or just "You Dink!"<br /><br />Q. What is the perfect Canadian girl?<br />A. ??

Archive
06-02-2007, 07:31 PM
Posted By: <b>Max Weder</b><p>David<br /><br />I think I told you that riddle at the first Vancouver net54 dinner (or was it the second?), or am I just losing it? However, I do like Rob's answer as well.<br /><br />Max<br /><br />PS as for the perfect Canadian girl question and answer, I trust I will receive large amounts of $$ from you for not referring Jeanette and Jennifer to your "??".....

Archive
06-03-2007, 12:11 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>So Max- when are we going to find out what the zamboni drivers do? I think we are stumped.

Archive
06-03-2007, 12:13 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>He resurfaces the ice does he not?

Archive
06-03-2007, 12:23 PM
Posted By: <b>Max Weder</b><p>Dan and David have the correct answer. Between periods, he resurfaces the ice. Most people automatically think the question means what does the zamboni driver do when he is not resurfacing the ice. However, the period in hockey is when the game is actually played. The driver resurfaces the ice during the intermissions.<br /><br />Max

Archive
06-03-2007, 01:15 PM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>Yep!

Archive
06-03-2007, 06:00 PM
Posted By: <b>DMcD</b><p>"PS as for the perfect Canadian girl question and answer, I trust I will receive large amounts of $$ from you for not referring Jeanette and Jennifer to your "??"....."<br /><br />Max: Does Ten Million sound about right? I told the joke to Jeannette and got zapped by the ol' Alberta Stink Eye. And I am sure Jennifer's opinion of me would would hit bottom if she knew that I was really a fourteen year-old politically incorrect dirtbag hiding behind a New Age Dude facade in a 57 yo's body. So . . the answer to the question "what is the perfect Canadian girl?" is it's a tie between the two Jenns, Jennifer and Jeannette, a headfake and I'm outta here.<br />