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Collector The_Lurker private msg quote post Address this user
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Can someone make a Free Myke & Lego (combined) avatar?

I don't have the photoshop skills to do it, otherwise, I would.






From the Kaptainmyke himself
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Collector The_Lurker private msg quote post Address this user
@Towmater did you check Facebook lol
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Collector David_Kent private msg quote post Address this user
Free Kaptain myke and Darth immediately!
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
Any other avatar suggestions? I like Myke's design, but I'd rather not reference Steve's avatar in the protest.
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Collector Mef private msg quote post Address this user
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Any other avatar suggestions? I like Myke's design, but I'd rather not reference Steve's avatar in the protest.


THIS is what happened last time anyone tried to change their avatar for their support of kaptaimyke.




So as much as I like the idea, it's not going to matter to anyone but the customers... which is really sad to say.
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Collector The_Lurker private msg quote post Address this user
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Any other avatar suggestions? I like Myke's design, but I'd rather not reference Steve's avatar in the protest.


A PC version
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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
I prefer one like @Thanatos. With Trump holding up the message. Seeing that meme, regardless of the message, always cracks me up.
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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
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Any other avatar suggestions? I like Myke's design, but I'd rather not reference Steve's avatar in the protest.


A PC version


We are all going to get banned...it's been nice chatting with all of ya.
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
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Any other avatar suggestions? I like Myke's design, but I'd rather not reference Steve's avatar in the protest.


THIS is what happened last time anyone tried to change their avatar for their support of kaptaimyke.




So as much as I like the idea, it's not going to matter to anyone but the customers... which is really sad to say.


I'd prefer to do what I can. Little though it may be.
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Collector The_Lurker private msg quote post Address this user
Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
-Leonardo da Vinci

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
-Desmond Tutu

If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity.
-Albert Einstein
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Collector Mef private msg quote post Address this user
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Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
-Leonardo da Vinci

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
-Desmond Tutu

If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity.
-Albert Einstein


I'm not saying stay silent. Hell, look at my posts from today.

My point is that this company does not care if you change your avatar. They will simply troll you with one of their own.
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Collector RexMuff private msg quote post Address this user
Really liked it here folks, met some great people with an enormous amount of knowledge about the hobby. Unfortunately I fail to find the humor in steves avatar, and apparently that's their answer to all the questions raised in the last month. *sigh*
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
@Mef

Maybe. But if enough of us show Darth/Myke support in this way, what bad could come of it?

It's safe to say, if we care enough to join this forum, we are strong supporters of CBCS. If anyone is banned for this peaceful, quiet protest, it will only hurt CBCS.
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Collector NilesPaine private msg quote post Address this user
I missed A LOT huh?? Take a breather and half the crews gone. Feel like I actually AM in TWD.
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Collector The_Lurker private msg quote post Address this user
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Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
-Leonardo da Vinci

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
-Desmond Tutu

If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity.
-Albert Einstein


I'm not saying stay silent. Hell, look at my posts from today.

My point is that this company does not care if you change your avatar. They will simply troll you with one of their own.


I agree with you. It was more for the ones that are staying complacent during these times.
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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
Let me play devil's advocate and look at this from CBCS' point of view. If we try to imagine their perspective I think we can calm down a bit.

1. CBCS is not as large an operation as CGC. They have limited Staff, Resources, Money, etc.
Think of them more as a "boutique shop". For example they've said before they can't even afford the molds to have magazine sized slabs.
2. With these limits they most likely are not able to adapt as quickly as we like.
3. They have admitted on this very forum that they are aware of the Case Swap Problem, AW Problem, etc. and are working towards a solution. Working towards a solution is a nebulous time frame as I assume they don't really have the funds to make any changes to their case design at this time.
4. Also keep in mind they've been paying someone to make website improvements (comic pressing integration into submissions, registry, etc.) and those aren't even done yet either.

As consumers we have high expectations for our companies and their products. We expect rapid evolution of products and rapid adaptation to market changes. Unfortunately, CBCS has shown it isn't able to do this.

We need to come to accept this fact and calm down. I estimate that any updates or next generation of case won't be coming until next year or even later.

As a small company they aren't able to afford a competent Public Relations expert or comprehensive customer support team (I think they have just Jake and Ricketts). So when we lash out at them on forums and Facebook they lash back (bans, suspensions, etc.).

It is what it is. Be patient for change or make a decision with your money and spend it elsewhere.
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COLLECTOR JWKyle private msg quote post Address this user
@KingNampa That is a well thought out post and you presented some good points. The only thing I would point out is answering questions doesn't cost anything.
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Collector Redshade private msg quote post Address this user
KingNampa said:

1. CBCS is not as large an operation as CGC. They have limited Staff, Resources, Money, etc.
Think of them more as a "boutique shop". For example they've said before they can't even afford the molds to have magazine sized slabs.


I know nothing about the plastics industry so please forgive the naivety of my question.


Is it imperative that moulds be purchased? Can they not be hired? Why not buy in pre-made moulded slabs?
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Collector vabchgent private msg quote post Address this user
A lot of people have respect for the hobby Myke and Darth are 2 of them.
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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
@KingNampa i like your points and generally agree with all of them. And I believe all sides could have handled the situation much better and more professional, but I don't think they should be banned. At least not indefinitely.
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Collector Themaxx35 private msg quote post Address this user
@KingNampa I agree with the points. Like I said before I think the comments that have been made previously were largely out of concern for the company and out of hopes that issues would be addressed before consumer trust was eroded. I know that I did not mean to "pile on," especially in the context of the oncoming hurricane, and I apologize if my comments were too much. Still like CBCS; I just hope things get ironed out. I am not going to start getting into the whole forum banning issue.
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COLLECTOR JWKyle private msg quote post Address this user
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@KingNampa I agree with the points. Like I said before I think the comments that have been made previously were largely out of concern for the company and out of hopes that issues would be addressed before consumer trust was eroded. I know that I did not mean to "pile on," especially in the context of the oncoming hurricane, and I apologize if they were too much. Still like CBCS; I just hope things get ironed out. I am not going to start getting into the whole forum banning issue.

Well said and I tried not to pile on also and when the hurricane started looking bad made a effect not to even mention anything because yes they have more important things to worry about. But coming on and banding a couple of your more active forumites is a good way to cripple your boards.
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Collector Despain private msg quote post Address this user
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@KingNampa That is a well thought out post and you presented some good points. The only thing I would point out is answering questions doesn't cost anything.


But you can't answer the questions if you don't have the answers to give.
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COLLECTOR JWKyle private msg quote post Address this user
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@KingNampa That is a well thought out post and you presented some good points. The only thing I would point out is answering questions doesn't cost anything.


But you can't answer the questions if you don't have the answers to give.


Here's the answer for the AW question-----No more witnessing your own books to get signed. As it should be

Here's the answer for who's in charge -----Steve Borock is the head of the company or it is a comity headed up by such and such to include such and such

What's up with the case issues---We know their is a issue with the heat seals on certain books' this will be corrected moving forward and as for the easy opening of our outer shell we are going to research this and will be making an announcement.

What's up with all the web updates we are suppose to see.----We are in the process of completing these projects and look to start rolling them out at such and such dates.

Instead we get silence, #soon or instructed to back off.
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Collector Despain private msg quote post Address this user
One member offered a solution to the non-tamper proof slab/label situation by adding a heat sealed logo. But the fact is, the case can still be opened and reclosed without evidence.

Imagine if CBCS comes out and admits that their product is faulty, but they now have a fix. Many people are going to want a free reslab for all their books. That would cripple CBCS financially. They are taking their time because they need to be careful how they deal with this.
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Collector Instant_Subtitles private msg quote post Address this user
Guys?

You have to juggle the contractual agreement you made by being in the forum, the moderator-related guidelines that the higher-up(s) require you to follow, make sure that every member in every post sounds like they are enjoying their time in the forum, and do this in a way that it does not become overwhelming... stressful... or create some type of anxiety for yourself, the members, and/or the higher-up(s).

Now lets take that into consideration while remembering how things currently are. Atop of the "I am too stubborn to ask you what you mean" types that occasionally do this for the sake of sounding right, we now have those constantly pressuring CBCS for answers. At no point has anybody here tried to help by suggesting that we find a way to combat the non-CBCS issues while waiting for them to have them talk to us. Nor has anybody really talked about ideas on how they can improve these slabs.

I pretty much wonder if it is really that much harder to form a committee that includes members who are willing to contact Amazon.com, eBay, or any others that can help remove those who have a history of making it harder for CBCS to offer a legit service instead of what was shoved into their faces. It is not. It truly is not. All you have to do is contact both the company that offers to sell the product, as well as the company that the forger used to make said sale.

Because at the very least, those supporting the industry would are just doing that. They are helping by combating the part that undermines the grading company's integrity. And those who cannot do that want to help, they can try to have people avoid stressing out by discussing why they chose to slab their comics, how they display their slabbed comics, and even maybe if they have ideas on how to improve these slabs while maintaining the same practice other grading companies must uphold.

In the end, with me fighting off a "fight or flight" moment, lets just have faith in CBCS. They have the power to reverse all bans, they will always try to improve their products, and they gave us this forum to have fun meeting other fans, discuss comics, and more. And they also have been a bit more passive when it comes to those who want to be right instead of accepting an Obi-Wan response.

Which has me apologize for writing this long-winded plea for peace and understanding. I will not continue after this. But I will say that I was vilified by those who hated how I did my job, and wrote a hate topic about me in a different forum. Something I would not have known about if another member did not make a slander-based statement in the one I did moderate. So there is that. And there is also the fact that despite the flaws they do face, they offer things that make me prefer them over CGC.

So with that said...

If doing a protest in a forum that is also a free service is more important than having fun, discussing ideas that they might consider looking into, and helping both them and buyers from issues that will exist until a more permanent solution is found... Your undermining of their way of doing business can, and most likely will, become the toxicity that ruins them. And if that does not matter just because kaptainmyke and DarthLego pushed them to the point they were banned... Then I am also wasting my time hoping to meet people who can convince me that I can do something awesome with a slabbed collection.

That is all I will say. No replies, no regards for the protest banners, just hope that all of you will calm down, think logically, and act more like the community they was hoping for. And please do so while being happy that they have people that care, instead of the ones I had to deal with prior to becoming a moderator.
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Collector Redshade private msg quote post Address this user
Do you know when I first heard about graded, slabbed comics a few years ago I never thought that I would one day send off my own comics to be thus processed.

I researched the alternatives and decided upon CBCS for the simple reason that they had a street address and not, as across the street, a box number. I've always been wary of box number operations.

Perhaps we should all just hang fire for a while until everything blows over.
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Collector Mef private msg quote post Address this user
I would just like to know why the mods remain silent through this.

A long winded post full of completely wrong information gets a like from @Jesse_O but where is his response?

Is it veiled in the post of another?
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Collector Redshade private msg quote post Address this user
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I would just like to know why the mods remain silent through this.

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Perhaps they are hunkered down in a bunker somewhere, I know that I would be. We see the reports of the hurricanes over here mainly because there are British dependencies in the Caribbean and it looks horrific.
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