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#349362 05/21/2021 03:40 PM
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I posted this in showing a Italion sword!


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Hello collectors!

I figure I might post something which I never do anymore ,this forum has been in a death spiral for yrs!

Every time I check it 5 or 6 member! 40 robots! 13 and its a party!

So many mods gone or never were! Sections not posting for yr or 6 month! What the!!!!!!!!

For sale section was the pride of this forum yrs ago!

I am sorry but Dave! You killed it!

You are a nice guy but should have got the company watch long ago!


Any how! Here is a Italian officers sword with killer knot!

Just got from vet family with other goodies!


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Just peek at your fourms Dave


Breaks my heartfor what GD once was!

A fast look at sections!

Hunting and Forestry section last post 12-31-2020 Gary or Baz is top notch!

US section last post 6-28-2020 Mr Jerry is top notc and posting on US forum and has banner! WAF posts!

Uniforms section last post 20-20

Buckles last post 6-28-2020

I could go on!

Moderators- Hiding with Jimmy Hoffa! Some are trying hard! Daggers! This is GD a dagger place! It's supposed to be!

Rings! Without it this forum is dead!!!!!!!!!!!! But I don't like rings or collect them! This is not the ring forum but a dagger forun!

No Andy or Don Boyle!

You carried mods who were dead never here for yrs! Some have been missing so long and we don't know what hppened to them!

I could go on but a blindman can see if they want why nothing is happening!

Ron Wis posting and selling on WAF bigg time! Bigger pics!

PVON

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Look its not the hacking etc that put this forum in the toliet! Your kidding yourself if youbelieve!

Dave

You were like a oldgunfighter who cleared out the town!

Now its a ghost town!

Breaking News!

Way to many have left and I am afraid they are never coming back! The problem must be addressed and replace out dated ideas!

Share and lead !

Many of are old and dead or not collecting like these once did! Manyin the old days were here to sell or buy!!!!!!! What a time!

Serious questions need to be asked!

Making collectors play nice but!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So many fourm area's no longer are needed! Combine many! Recuit new blood! Make this place a destination for collectors!

Example! japanese forum!I have not got anything like a helmet out of the woodwork for yrs!

What GD does have is some of the best info in archives and pics from the glory days! USE them!

Dave
You must have a foot locker of wonderful SS daggers! But you need a JR to take photos of those prizes! People want to see them!

Not old pics that were 25 yrs ago and crappy!


PVON

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I miss the old days finding this stuff and looking to make sure something wasn't shown on GD!

Galien,John Pepera,,Houston Coates! Andy! And so many!!!!!!!!!!

even Kris L who drove you nuts Dave! Most won't even remember him!

Never forgot him telling me at a SOS how he woke up after a nite of drinking and all he had on was a baseball cap and shoes!

He was alwaysa hoot and could type his as? off after a few drinks! GD was alot of fun! Nobody wanted to miss the action!

Now! Well lets say we all turned old and !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PVON

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Wow, what a way to make an entrance!

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Yeah, Ron, what a great entrance.

Paul,

you're a premium member for 6 months. Got stuff to sell ?

Next, I'll do the Mods

Dave

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Many new mods could run it and you don't need experts! Just folks who want to talk and share! Learn by talking to others!

Memorys of this great hobby forum! Everyone has them and could share the stories!

Again fresh area's and stuff and moderators who don't need to be experts just have passion for whats happened in hobby
past and present!

Dave you don't need to reinvent the wheel! You are not going to replace Houston but you found Gary! He has enough good ,no make that fabulous stuff
to keep folks amazed! Forget the Hunting and such forum! Go fresh and make Collectors Corner a fresh spot for collectos to check whats up!

Besides he can get JR to chime in! He is at the top of the game in taking pics,and having wonderful stuff!

Jim Wallace has the stuff and knowledge to pickit up and show the goods!

How about Tanker! He has always been loyal andf friendly to this forum!

Ryan Sellick always had amazing stuff to show!

Medals and badges are really not my area,your not going to budge WAF on this topic! Find a new area for that mod always tried but had nothing to wok with!

Your moderator Ron W is as we speak listed 12 edge weapons on WAF! You need that knowledge and sales over hear on German daggers!

I bet the size of pics ran him away! Many of us old folks can't manage or don't bother when other forums make it easy to just hit a button!

You can't chase away the men like that that has massive amount to fill your for sale section up! That brings lookers!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fix the photo size for collectors! People dont have time and energy to mess around!
No one is going to pay you for a service that just doesn't work! No one is going to advertise and pay for ghosts!!!!!

I 'for one have hundreds of pics on disk of stuff and shows I took! Collections of stuff!
To much competion to not be on face book,gunrunner, auctions,

Well as they say the cowboy rides away!
Hope some idea's are taken to heart and others chime in! Many collectors just need hope you will turn this around!

Like I said before! Don't try and invent the wheel! Win one for the Kipper! Thats Vern

PVON out!

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Hi Paul you certainly hit the nail on the head DEADSVILLE I have belonged to WAF for years but I almost never post or visit due to GDC loyalty but when I do visit it is well attended etc.....my loyalty has always been to GDC remember the German helmet forum and the glory days, Tom Keebler, Daryll Pajot, what seemed like all nighters in rooms during the SOS dicussing helmet finds etc.... Craig and Don and JPIC and Andy, god bless him he posted until the very end, Robert Hassler, Horst, Bob Coleman, Bob Iqbal, Derek Chapman, Dave "NOBOZOS" Bissell, Paul Hogle, Gailen David, Ed Sunday, Patrice Vialle and his mint mint items/daggers , Willi Schumacher, Donald Abenheim...chased away...now he posts on WAF......Paul I will send you some pics of my COVID dagger acquisitions thus far since October 2020 post them in the dagger forum and lets see if we can get something started will aslo send you some political stuff guess we from the great white north won't be crossing the 49th anytime soon so another year for us no Max or SOS Hope to see you all healthy and safe in 2022 SOS cheers and best, Ryan

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My top sentence got chopped off!

We used to have a section in Bob Rodgers World Daggers called Collectors Corner!

I was a moderator!

You could close some dead areas and open a fresh one that combines may areas
such as shows, Japanese helmets,Hunting,buckles and anything a collector want to talk about'
fresh stuff thats alway alive and easy to run!

You don't need experts just collectors who have some passion to show or discuss stuff!

Could be anything folks want to share or talk about! Instead of dead forums with no discussion for 6 monthsor a yr!

Memory forum! Nothing but pics of show,collectors collections,people etc! I have pics on disk!

Fresh areas! Fresh mods Maybe Tanker a loyal and big supporter could join some new area!

Many new ideas and hope!

Jim Wallace

You were a force in World daggers! Are you alive and still sharing???????? HA!!!!!!!

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I was looking for you!!!!!!!!!!! MY man!!!!! You had such wonderful stuff!

Please join us if we start a new world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



My best old friend!!!!!!!!!

Those guys and all the fun! My god it was the best!
PVON

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Ryan

I told Dave we need a Doc Holiday!

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Im your Huckleberry......................................................... funny Ive been hitting GDC daily all week cause I'm off I sent you a PM with my email and cell when you touch base I will send you some pics to post if you want do you stay in touch with Bob Grant and Bob Iqbal ?? cheers, Ryan

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Dave

You could add a section for cars,sports combined! Collectors would like to talk and show just like
military!

Draws collectors!

And keeps them!

Call it Collectors retreat and bar!

Members could give suggestions for name!


Section to honor vets and show pics and discuss members family who served,show pics and talk to many who have served!

I know many members have served or family thru our history that have!

Even topics like Latest Korean vet to get Medal of Honor!

Lots of ideas to start conversation!

Just different idea for our members to engage and talk!

Members can add more idea's!
Be bold and add sections that might interest colllectors


Movie and book section! Who doesn't like movies! War movies of all periods!

Discuss Top Gun,John Wayne,Stalingrad, its endless! Midway!!!!!


Collectors what would you like to see to make this forum better!

We have to get back in the game and get more than 5 members looking!

Just a thought!

PVON

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A FOOT LOCKER!!!
Wow, I'd like to see a picture of it just opened, showing whats on top, and how full it is.
Just kidding Dave, I am sure you wouldn't keep them in a foot locker.
Unless they all had cases, or original storage bags.
Ed

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Ed,

Most of them are in a small foot locker called a safe deposit box. After the TW SS book, I felt I had too much at home so I locked them up. I put them in thick white socks I got from Walmart as the dagger bags are very thick. I take one back and get another one out now and them. Here is an old portrait:

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Paul,

There are threads on cars in Other Hobbies.

Would you like you own forum ? For what? Vet pictures ?

Talk to me.

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How about the ability to post videos tutorials like Tom's ? Dave I would spend tons of time to just watch you discuss each of your SS daggers and show them in detail....or video links. I admit that I have an absolute computer block but I could break down once and ask my wife for help...lol I'm willing to put things aside and with the help of Paul and others make an attempt to bring this forum back to just 50% of what it was 12 years ago...but for that therehas to be interest and "buy in" cheers and best, Ryan

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Ryan,

I think we are trapped by the site's software. Like with image sizing. I'll talk with Vern.

Dave

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I would imagine “state of the hobby” type thoughts are probably part of it.
Not any one thing. There is a lot to the nature of it that brings certain personalities together that might not play well together now or in the past. All the normal parts and ugliest parts of a free market are still in play too but laid across a more volatile human element than in regular society. No one really wants to deal with those unattractive parts when seeking something ultimately unnecessary to purchase or own. It is much easier for very many especially in the younger generations to just walk away. Holding up specific knowledge and imaginary high status does not do much for people now who really do not want to have to be beaten up online, lectured to, ripped off or worse just to be able to navigate their way in the free market based hobby landscape. It is just not worth the investment of time for them.

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Holly Molly! That is a super family photo. All look in fantastic condition, congratulations. Thank you.
I'm with Ryan, would be great to see one by one.
JR does do a wonderful job of photographing, and he does it with a old obsolete camera and a box on his dinning room table. It's talent, not high dollar equipment.
There was a little discussion years ago about cars, I think Redsled started it. I loved it. Lots of photos, but died after a few weeks.
Mike is correct. People today get there feelings hurt so easy.
Ed

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Ok now we are talking! Thats the beauty of the hobby! Guys will buy in if something is fun and interesting!

Doesnt have to be all tecnical things like parts on a dagger! But thats fun also!

Guys still kick back and like cars,sports,and I forgot music! Yes hobby section hada nice run with greatcars once!

I suggeset change the name and fold in the old stuff so its not hard! And music! Sports talk or anything folks like!

People are drawn in time to want to maybe according to season to discuss footbal,baseball,cars they had in youth
or now!

Many of us grew up in the greatest timeof rock in roll! Bet folks have favorites! I love Elvis,Beatles,Stones,Beach BOYS!
Fleetwood Mack,others might like the hair bands,or OZZIE!!!! Its endless Dave!~ Folks just want to take time and enjoy
the past! Or future!

You know Military Nut would email me songs and titles of rock song say doo-wop or classics from then!
Andy was kinda gruff .but he really liked the early rock and he even bought 4 classic convertibles in his last
yrs!

I could talk about those areas for ever! Bet others might also!! I had many hot convertibles and the sweetest Corvette back in my youth!

I love football! -Ohio State and all the teams! Bet others do too! Pros!!!!!! Oh yea!

My son in laws relative played for NY Yankee's for a long time till Micky Mantle came and got his number! Wanna talk Babe Ruth,Mickey,Joe and Lou?

Willie Mays, its endless!

Give people a reason to vist and kick uptheir feet and talk military ,sports blah blah! This forum needs to be fun and friendly!

PVON

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Geez this post alone by Paul has generated thought, discussion, views and generated posts .........wow the possibilities.............................cheers and best, R

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Dave

I knew you had a footlocker!!!!!!!!!!!! They are amazing and would also want to see them and hear about them like Ryan said!

Gotta figure out away to JR them and share those babies!

Size of pics must be dealt with! I used to have a lod camera also that took super pics and had adobe to resize and program
in old tower computer that made magic All gone! But I have pics on disk saved!

Now folks take pics with their phones! I still use a flipphone!!!!!! Grand daughter has to take a few pics!

You need to have link to resize pics for folks! ANY IT folks on forum! Reach out! Too many of us oldies but goodies that
need help! Pictures are the life blood of a forum!

Folks get frustrated and give up!

Dave

I can't type but one finger! HA! or spell! SO what! It didn't keep me from posting 10 thousand pics here on the forum!

You have some amazing dagger guys! Army,Luft,HJ, Baz if he wants has the stuff! Good god! I just can't find much of that kinda stuff
anymore! And can't afford much of it at shows! I willl be 68 so don't want to tie up that kinda money like the old days!

I buy something and look at it and move to the nextthing! Grand kids want me to buy something!

Look Andy was one special guy buying to the end! He was the Military NUT for sure! He would call me and tell me!

But what do you do if someting happens! This stuff is worth a lot of money! Another great topic!


PVON

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Dave

You are the Sheriff!

I would be glad to help!

I would love to have a Collectors Corner section!

No expert or ego that needs feeding!

But I do like collectors and think I have lots to talk about and show!

I have much to show from disks of pics Itook and collectors houses,show stuff I owned! And many old collectors
that still have stuff piled up for 60yrs!

They share with me! I have friends with huge gun collections that would share with me!

Collectors corner could cover a wide area and not tie down to just one thing!

I would ask for Ryan olDoc Holidayto join me in the fun! Tanker is someone for who the forum should use!



Vet section! I was not a vet but had plenty of family that goes back to the early days of US being formed! Cival War,Just learned this stuff!

WW1,my dad and uncles ww2! Bless them! And on and on!

It was a idea and I could pitch in! But maybe Tanker or others also! Or members that served!


Want to thank Gaspare and Mike! Mike it works on other forums! Not like it once was but sure is gooing strong!

People are a funny group now but thats America!

Wish you had seen GD in its prime! It was something! Collectors wit their GD pins! The stories and hotel
partys!!!!!!

Did I ever tell the story of me and my van with JR,Baz,EdSunday,Kris Limboom, and god knows how many
stuff inside in pitc black! Those were the days!

PVON

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As I ramble on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Idea's just pop up! Ever see Dave a sleep at TW table!!!!!!! The gun fighter was tired!!!! HA!!!!!!!!!!

Ryan is right on video's of TW talks on video! Links! You tube is filled!

Tom is like the Wizard behind the curtain of Wizzard of OZ!!!!!!!!!!!! Pushing buttons and smoke and noise! PT
Barnum at his best!

But he mad some great books,great video's during Covid times to keep us sane!

Look at his collection at his house on video! He knows what to buy for himself! You better belivee it! He is not someones
crazzy uncle!

But!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then theiris the toliet paper, and german christmas ornaments!!!!!!!!!!! With the pony tail guy!!!!!!!!!!!! YIKES!!!!!!!!!


Fix the pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


PVON

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If we get the sports,cars and music section going! Which will turn the forum
alive and thats no jive!!!!!!!

Remember Good morning Vietnam movie with Robbin Williams?

He made it rock!

No more Pat Boone! Dave
Turn this forum on one section at a time!
Lets get past 5 members !

When I was Mod on Bob Rodgers forum and had a eary web site made by Bob Lusk
you could go behind the scene at be a mad scientist!

You could change titles add things!

Lets see what you can do !

PVON

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Photo resize link is in the "Computer Help" forum pinned at the top. The forum does support video links. They may not appear right away as I check them before they can be viewed. I have no problem with increasing photo size, but 72 dpi is pretty much the standard for computer display. A 1200 to 1600 width fills the screen at 72dpi. Look at the photos in the Reference Gallery. All of those photos are less than our photo limits. I resized and loaded photos for Andy and will do the same for anyone else who needs help. So what size do you think would be appropriate?


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Appreciate your response!

But just saying on many forums US and others you just post a pic in a second and bang its there!

No jumping thu hoops!

WAF you just drop the pic and go! No muss no fuss! I like easy peasy!

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My problem is new pics come small to me and I need to make bigger!

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I have top pic on a forum thats very big! This one is small I need to make some bigger!

My old pics on disk on can show are big! I could make bigger!

Now I struggle for pics sent to me from granddaughters phone! size all over the board!

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big pic

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changed over to this computer to grab this large photo

Its 778 kb to big here! Like I said too big or too small! !

Its just the new pics of stuff I got! Old pics on disk are I bet ok have to check!

I dont have adobe any more but maybe can use paint!\

Just more steps!!!!!!!!!!!

I got spoiled by easy post!

PVON

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Alright lets see if these pics show before I post in sale section 1855 short sword

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Ok I got some to post! I am going


to list this 1855 short sword with kill notches!

Thanks for looking Vern

We have work at it

PVON

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Test my pic

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Great photo, Ron.

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Great photo and very nice dagger now were getting it. those pics are great clear and large enough to show great detail cheers, Ryan

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Great photo and very nice dagger now were getting it. those pics are great clear and large enough to show great detail cheers, Ryan

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One more for test

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You killed it Ron!

PVON

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Very nice wink


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Vern, us non computer guys see everything in KBs and MBs! grin 300kbs would be great though...

You can get there with no resizing with just cropping sometimes and its very easy to do. Resize & Skew also, just lower the one number from the 100 depending how big the photo is,,,and you see how much bigger it is on your screen as soon as you pull the R&S up. [I probably described that all wrong]. sleep.

* And the forum itself..... You get what you put in.. Put in nothing and you'll get nothing. You want to get technical,,go for it, you'll probably get responses other that Oohh and Ahh...
All the sites are the same,,no cursing, no political.. To see every other day 'Is my SS cap skull real?',,well, I'd rather not.. There are good questions to be asked,,Police eagles,,dam,,I can't tell anymore. A real helmet with NOS decals on it,,,can anyone tell?
Anyway,, you guys want it busy? make it busy then.. Crybabies aren't cool....

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OK, next time you log in, photo size for Users will be 300K. Photo size for Mods, Premium Members, and Banner Advertisers will be 500K. Lets try this size for a bit wink


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GD was once the undisputed king of military forums!

No dispute over forum needs! Some might disagree!

But talking is good!

I fear,but could be wrong that some might have settled in to 5 or 10 members
on site and be content!
Big fish in small glass of water!

Some might have given up or just got tired! Many moved on!

I stopped posting! Walked away! But always checked in! Only took 5 min and I was gone
due to nothing happening!

Sure once in a while something might grab my attention!

Behind the scene we need new ways to support the forum and make it work!

If we don't the future is murky,my opinon!

GD should not be afraid to face your critics,take the blame and bounce back strong!

Will you or others be under scrutiny? Yup!

Nothing wrong with discussing our shortcomings and failure! You can't hide!

Whats worse is if nobody cares!!!!!!!!!!!

No body want to get involved,no one wants to be part of the new begining! And thats what I suggest!

Some might not want to hear it,some supposed to lead are silent, It hurt me to see this!


Some might not like what I say but It had to be said! Too bad! It's being said behind closed doors
and its the truth!

The hobby and its members have changed! Your either part of the problem or part of the solution!



I thought many areas need to be put together! Make strong sectons not 10 weak sections with I got a belt buckle to show every 6 months!

Thats why I suggested to Dave! Let me and Ryan do a collectors corner and get some life in it!

Or if you don't want me and all my pics and topics put some one else!

You could combine all previous posts in one new section!

You need strong areas that bring visitors and posters! You have some but add a few to them to work together!

i lone mod does not work as maybe they don't have time or ideas wher 2 or 3 in a section feed off each other!

No we are not going to replace the legends that once roamed the sections! But must find new ones that will not have what they
had but they left sone super info and pics to work with!

I believe some mods or members should tell Dave and Vern what they bring or could bring a section or for that matter the whole forum!

What do you have too offer members! What will you do to get us rolling again! Its a fair question!

Dave and Vern
What are you prepared to do and get us back on the road!
Once you have been a champ! That feeling does not go away!

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I am partial to the Honor ring forum though.
I don't know of any other forum that has one dedicated to it so I am grateful we do.

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Those new sizes sound like music to my ears! Thanks!

I know if it was me and had a chance to help I would go and get a German daggers forum banner
made and put on my tables like I did for World Military forum for Bob Rodgers yrs ago!

Covid is breaking and shows will open up! But down the road the forum needs to show the flag as they say!

Talk to new folks and invite them to a new begining!

Maybe print out some flyers for tables! Back then Bob Rodgers got me all that stuff plus table cloths!

Jim Wallace was around! Think I have some pics!

I know I would put my money where my mouth is for table banner! Others could step up if they wished!

New collectors could get pics taken like in the old days as they vist!

Forum owner could purchase one or 2 and send to members that are setting up at show! I don't set up in California,or such
but some one does! Then that member sends to another who is setting up at gun show or such!

Just idea's that are free!

I might be dumb as rocks but I can't be the only one to have some ideas!

If there is no interest I will not bore you! I will just ride off! Its up to all of you!

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Somethings as we try the pic size

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working fine!

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Looks good to me!

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Yea Collectors corner is ready!

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testing!!!!!!!!!!123456

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Ryan

Get your stuff ready!!!! You can send pics when I tell ya!

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LAST Test!

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Hey Paul. You have some good ideas. If you agree, I'll set up a "Collector's Corner" forum with you as the Mod. We can even move this thread as your first post wink I still have the master for the original GDC flyers. I can email the master, or print and mail them out. Just let me know how many you want. I'll also look into having some table covers made.


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You are cooking now! I would be happy to help! Just imagine if Dave had those SS daggers photographed.
you couldn't keep people away!

See how fast things can role! Thats a start for sure!

I would like Ryan Sellick to help!

Others would be welcome!

Thats great news as I didn't want to leave like shane!!!!!!!!!!

Please think of a combo sports,music car section!

It would be a blast! Oh Andy the military nut would approve!

Thanks

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OK, I'll set it up. Should be ready to go by morning wink


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Great work guys looking forward to a new beginning cheers Ryan

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Let the fun begin!!!!!


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An example of Paul at his very best. Paul had the passion for sure....but in the past few months even Paul gave up on the forum. He tried his best RIP

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He probably slowed down mainly because of health....

It has nothing to do with a particular site.. - The bigger 'Brown' site.. Might seem very busy,,,but IF I hear one more 'Is this SS eagle / Skull any good?,,' I'll go nuttier than I already am!,, It is every day! All day,,and their different subject areas are slow too...
. The German Military FundForum? was always very busy.. Last few years,,,super slow. There are categories there that haven't had a post in a year!

The History / research sites do weirdly slightly better but still a overall slowdown.. One thing for sure,,,each has a particular subject area or 3 they are very good in.. GDC,, has a few they're excellent in wink...Primarily its a dagger site. ALL the other sites check here. They might not post but its because they can simply look back with a search and with a dagger,,,the info is here..

-- We can blame many things in the slowdowns across the boards on the different sites.. The bad economies, lack of authentic items,,lack in a younger group coming in to the hobby,, the much better high tech reproductions,,prices!,,,and,,what just happened here,,the loss of a veteran members contributions due to death. :(,,etc. etc.

It takes commitment to post anywhere.. You need a good camera [unless your phone is that good],,language skills,,civility whistle... Don't really see things improving so much anywhere.. IF anything,,check the memorandum forum,,,. Got very big the last few years.. frown... Enjoy it while you can I say. ,,,and make sure your families have the proper info on how to dispose of your marvelous collection when your not here!

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