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It might be time, Scott! :-(

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  • It might be time, Scott! :-(

    I know you have wanted to pull the plug on this forum for some time. It might be time. I don't think anyone has posted since I did on 9/22. If that's the most recent post, then it might indicate that we've jumped the shark. 🙁 For those of us who don't use Facebook, it might be the end, unless something starts on a non-nazi platform (like MeWe or Rumble). It was an awesome run for many years, and I hope you and Charlotte are proud of this achievement! On behalf of Joe heads everywhere, thank you for the Trenches!
  • #2

    I, unfortunately haven't had anything to post lately. And no threads to post in. Because no one else is posting. I still much prefer this forum over FB. Plus, there doesn't seem to be much
    posting at FB lately. A good guy at two other forums I'm part of has recently passed away, He was a great guy. I'm guessing a lot of us "old time" collectors are getting to that age. If so,
    what's going to happen to our collections?

    I agree with you ATC, The Trenches has been a great forum. But I wonder, is this what has become of our generation? Dying off without anyone to carry the torch?

    I apologize to be a wet blanket, but with Brian's passing I have been saddened with it, and wondering what will become of us and our collections. He was only 7 years older than me.

    He died too young. Age 66. I won't be at my full retirement age until 67. Who knows if I will make it?

    Sorry, I'm just bummed out.


    • #3

      I have notice the lack of posts also. I do belong to other message boards(non Joe)that are extremely active, so not everything is on Facebook. I think because of the lack of new 12" Joe products, the RAH Classified Series selling great, alot of the collectors here don't buy RAH Joes, and the many GIJoe Facebook groups being the downfall of this forum. It is a shame, because I have been here since the beginning on AOL. I would post more, but I have been buying Classified Series figures and, like I just mentioned, there aren't many RAH collectors here. If its any consultation, I used to go to the YouJoe.com forums alot and now, those forums are dryed up worst then here. It has been a fun ride.
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      • #4

        Honestly Dave, I really don't spend a lot of time in the Hobby right now. Fiscal Year just ended and now I can relax for a bit. Waiting on my replacement to return from his deployment and then it is off to retirement #2. There is not too much happening right now due to the Pandemic not wanting to end anytime soon and all the issues it causes. I miss the crazy days we used to have not only here but in the hobby, We are a far cry from the old days for sure.

        This place won't be going anywhere anytime soon, but you never know. Thanks for always being there for us and being a great pal.
        - Scott
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        • #5

          I haven't done much with the hobby in some time. Even my buying has dried up since Kentuckiana. I'm still hoping to do more joe restorations, but work and other concerns leave me no time or energy. I hope to retire in a Year and a half if all goes well. Maybe then I'll have time.


          • #6

            I just retired. I will have more time for Joe's now, but probably not for a little while yet. My JoeHead pursuits are seasonal. During weather that lets me work or play outside, I have much to do! But when I'm socked-in due to bad weather (midsummer or midwinter) at home, I have more time for hobbies. Hopefully I will have some projects going this winter... but until that happens I'm in the doldrums, too.


            • #7

              I just moved. And a newish dad. My free time has been next to nil. I haven't even worked on MY forum in ages.


              • #8

                i just got back into the trenches forum! lost my password and couldnt get in. tried several times over the years and gave up. was thinking about the trenches, pulled it up tried another series of words and the trenches world opened up.
                Last edited by geyejoeme; 10-16-2021, 12:51 PM.


                • #9

                  Welcome back!


                  • #10

                    thanks! i havent bought anything new to add to my collection because i am maxed out for room and needto unload what i cant display! but….i cant seem to let go of stuff either!!!!


                    • #11

                      I haven't checked in to the site in a while. Too many other distractions. I'm a member of several FB Joe & Captain Action groups, but I rarely post to them. I'm getting closer to the point where I'd just like to be done with FB.

                      A while back, after the election scandals surrounding FB, I looked to find a different platform. I checked out MeWe, as it seemed to be the most similar in format to FB, but there wasn't much Joe action going on there. The worst part was there was a constant barrage of porn spam on just about every group I joined or viewed, even those that were moderated. I wound up deleting my MeWe account. I also joined the www.onesixthwarriors.com web forum as a potential online Joe material, but that group is more focused on high-end, hyper-realistic 1/6th figures.

                      About the only time I acquire anything new is when I attend the Kentuckiana GI Joe Expo, since I live in Louisville. I'll probably go to the 2nd Annual GI Joe Winterfest here in town on January 15th, 2022. Anyone else here planning to attend?



                      • #12

                        I dumped FB when I realized they were commie pinko America-haters. I haven't missed it. I had an account on MeWe, but actually forgot I had it until I read your post. Dunno if I can find my password. I've liked Rumble. It's easy to post stuff there (like my jeep videos). :-) I'm not much of a convention guy, but I *do* plan to make the Kentuckiana next year. I'll have to look into "winterfest." Never heard of it before.
                        - ATC


                        • #13

                          Here's a big "thank you" to Scott and Charlotte for running this site as long as you have.
                          This has been the first and only vintage Joe site I've joined, and the best as far as I'm concerned.
                          I've made friends here that I would like to stay in touch with.
                          We're not getting younger, and health in my case becomes a factor.
                          I was forced in to retirement last December, way before I planned to.
                          Now, money is a factor, so my collecting has stopped totally, forcing me to consider selling some of my collection.
                          Which Brian passed away?
                          Thanks again, Scott and Charlotte.


                          • #14

                            Hi Camo,

                            It was Brian LaDow. He was a member of a few boards, not exactly sure if he was here. He went by the username Gibri.

                            He has been mourned at FHQ and AMMO. He was an admin on both of those boards. He is sadly missed.


                            • #15

                              Well, this place is still here folks so don't kick your dog just yet. Camo, so glad to see you. Was just thinking about you the other day. Sorry for your health issues, after my quadruple by-pass I had to slow down a bit myself. But I am gaining speed.
                              - Scott
                              PH and Proud
                              Bulletmann - Hyatta
                              See photos of my collection on my Pinterest Page https://www.pinterest.com/scottbeckmann/gi-joe/


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