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Poll: What would people prefer was posted in the 'Interesting Items' thread?

Pretty much anything (and everything) you like 80%       80%  [ 32 ]
Only the most carefully selected choicest items 10%       10%  [ 4 ]
Nothing - step away from my auction, scoundrel! 10%       10%  [ 4 ]
Total votes : 40

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Post Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 11:32 pm 
 

Enough has been said on this. I will continue as I have until told otherwise or blocked from the forum.  Comments directed my way do no even justify more of a recognition or a respose than this.


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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 12:01 am 
 

No one can determine what is an interesting item since we all have different thoughts on what is interesting.  As was mentioned, to perhaps help "separate the wheat from the chaff", I would vote for a new sticky for interesting rare items.  I suspect people will not like that one either, though, if it reveals a previously hidden gem. :)

  

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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 1:49 am 
 

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Kingofpain89 wrote:Does that mean GDQ1-7 isnt interesting? Hell no, but most people on here probably have one already and arent looking for one...unless its shrinkwrapped or they are resellers.

1. I don't have one;

2. I'm very interested;

3. I don't require shrinkwrap, nor am I a re-seller.

So where do I fit in? Are you saying a GDQ1-7 should never be posted, since "most people" have one? Why should I be penalized and unable to take advantage of someone pointing me in the right direction? Is The Acaeum only for the Uber-Collectors who already have five of everything and are shooting for a sixth? Should you all maybe just form your own Uber-Collector site and leave us peasants to fight over your scraps?

Okay, obviously I'm laying it on somewhat thick and just using King's post as a springboard to some general thoughts (it's not personal, King, just a springboard). But I really, really don't want to have "interesting" defined for me. Split the threads, if need be, into multiple stickies, but don't assume that my "interesting" is the same as yours.




What the hell is a springboard?  Sounds personal to me!  :P   Sorry that you dont have a Queen of Spiders X.  Mind you I just have just one of them and it is one of those well-loved editions.



An Uber-collector I am not and I am not sure I ever will be.  Especially if becoming one means I have to spend $700 for a woodgrain that looks like someone's dog pissed all over it:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 4&rd=1&ssp agename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

I have no real problem with the thread as it currently stands.  If someone wants to post a listing for B2, X1, or GDQ1-7 then that is fine with me.  I myself would rather see the more uncommon and rare stuff posted though simply because it's harder to find.  I dont have time to search through every nook and cranny on Ebay using all the different possible misspellings of the word "Metamorphosis" every single day.  Some people do and it is nice when they post the link to that Metamorfisizing Alfalfa auction that was put in the Breweriana section.  :wink:



You want to know what really pisses me off though?  Besides the fact that the Texas Rangers lost tonight....not one single person on this site thought my Dave Arneson Sex, Lies, and Videotape thingy was funny.  Would Gary's autographed copy of Sweatin' to the Oldies be funnier?  No???  Fine then...be that way...see if I care.  :roll:



This is actually kinda funny:

http://www.icecreamsource.com/detail.as ... _ID=IBJ280

Chocolate cows.  How appropriate.  :D

  

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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 3:22 am 
 

deimos3428 wrote:In my opinion, the issue is not only about what is "interesting", it's about common courtesy, as well.  If you know that an Acaeum member has expressed a serious interest in an item, and particularly if you consider that person to be a friend, you don't announce that auction to the world.  If you're not going to bid on it, why not let someone else score a deal, occasionally?  (I'm not referring to snipes, here.  If you haven't made your intentions known, we're not expected to be mind-readers.)


Personally I don't care if an item is listed here or not.   I take the view that once it is on eBay it is listed for the whole world to see.  I also try and not bid against my friends here unless it is a rare and then all bets are off :-)

I also don't like seeing members take personal swipes at each other. Especially valuation board members.   :wink:  So disagree, by all means, but keep the personal stuff to yourself, period!

Now if it will help I will write a small web app which tracks items people are interested in.  In that way before you post an interesting item you can check if someone is after one and give them 1st crack.  Having said that all bets are off when it comes to the rares ... :-)

Now back to more interesting things .. like assisting Pied Piper ...

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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 3:46 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:What the hell is a springboard?  Sounds personal to me!  :P

Yeah, you caught me; I didn't know how many languages you were familiar with. "Springboard" is Portuguese for "that guy just posted a really inane thought."

That does it: I'm going to start insulting people in Latin from now on. :wink:

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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 4:08 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:That does it: I'm going to start insulting people in Latin from now on. :wink:


now you could class THAT as interesting, so go for it :)

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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 7:29 am 
 

IMHO, I had figured that any item that an individual thought was interesting (caught their eye), was game (all puns intended). Sometimes I think to myself, "WTF?", and other times I see something here and think, "That's cool". It is a personal view thing, right?

As for it "bringing to light" items that some would rather not have done so to, at what point can anyone make that distinction? Was this site created with the intention of only talking about items?

I thought we were a community of sorts. Or is this someone's personal site?

Is it an all or nothing thing?

  

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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 8:18 am 
 

X-man, I think I have an extra Queen. I'll check and PM you.


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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 11:10 am 
 

I think a lot of people have shared the experience of seeing something, have it appear on the board, and see the price take-off. It's frustrating as hell.

I've posted quite a few items where I know they have had interest in the past, but for whatever reason I haven't been able to bid on them at the time. I have not always checked on who has bid on them.

I would prefer an item to be listed than missed altogether.

I appreciate the fact that an item I may be interested in appears, if I've missed it, even though I know then I may have a fight to win it.

Yes I would prefer to get it cheaply, but given the option of not having a chance to bid on something at all, I'll take my chances.

Sometimes there aren't enough hours in the day to dig deep enough on EBay by yourself.

It can be particularly frustrating for re-sellers, with their eye on a particular item/group.

What would have happened if the recent Woodie that blackmoor won had not been posted because someone knew that someone else wanted it, and they had bid $8.00 on it? I hadn't caught that one at the start but was definitely interested in what it went for.

Other items that have been mispelt (spell check please 8O ) also spring to mind.

I don't think the current system is perfect, it could be split to reflect the '4-5 scale items' 'and all others' (or countless other ways of slicing it up) But I do think it's the best option we have at the moment (great work Scott) and we can't necessarily put anyone down for posting items just 'cause we wanted it kept quiet.

The thread should never be used in a vindictive way, ie listing items just to get back at someone. I haven't seen this happen yet and hopefully won't. Any item thought to be interesting by any memebr should be allowed. You can always PM the person and request they edit their post if you really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really don't want it posted. (Then, it may just get re-posted anyway by someone else!!)

We're a collecting community, so we should be collecting (go for it yeah!), but we shouldn't forget the community side of it too in what & how we say things.

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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 11:14 am 
 

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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 11:16 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
You want to know what really pisses me off though?  Besides the fact that the Texas Rangers lost tonight....not one single person on this site thought my Dave Arneson Sex, Lies, and Videotape thingy was funny.  Would Gary's autographed copy of Sweatin' to the Oldies be funnier?  No???  Fine then...be that way...see if I care.  :roll:
:D


Maybe you're just crabby because you realize the Cubbies suck worse than the Rangers this year.... :twisted:

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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 11:27 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:

You want to know what really pisses me off though?  Besides the fact that the Texas Rangers lost tonight....not one single person on this site thought my Dave Arneson Sex, Lies, and Videotape thingy was funny.  Would Gary's autographed copy of Sweatin' to the Oldies be funnier?  No???  Fine then...be that way...see if I care.  :roll:

This is actually kinda funny:
http://www.icecreamsource.com/detail.as ... _ID=IBJ280
Chocolate cows.  How appropriate.  :D


I was just trying to keep the images out of my head....if I wake in the middle of the night screaming because of images that created I will have to find a way to repay you. And just in case Dave reads this nothing personal but I like the idea of keeping that an Andi MacDowell and Laura San Giacomo image.


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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 12:40 pm 
 

I am going to go on record and apoligize to all involved in this mess.  This was certainly not my intention to start all this sh*t up.  I let my frustration over items being posted that I was hoping would slip through boil over the other night and into yesterday and it ended in this big mess.  :(  This was absolutely not my intent.


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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 12:45 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:I am going to go on record and apoligize to all involved in this mess.  This was certainly not my intention to start all this sh*t up.  I let my frustration over items being posted that I was hoping would slip through boil over the other night and into yesterday and it ended in this big mess.  :(  This was absolutely not my intent.


*pats BC on the back and offers him to join "Al's luck at getting stuff on ebay" club *

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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 1:12 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:offers him to join "Al's luck at getting stuff on ebay"


Hey, that's pretty harsh, Al.  :cry:

  

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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 1:24 pm 
 

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killjoy32 wrote:offers him to join "Al's luck at getting stuff on ebay"


Hey, that's pretty harsh, Al.  :cry:


hey listen, i might win 1 or 2 in about 20.

but thats ok, i live with it and dont mind. i only get REALLY pissed some of the time :)

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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 4:05 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:
Kingofpain89 wrote:
You want to know what really pisses me off though?  Besides the fact that the Texas Rangers lost tonight....not one single person on this site thought my Dave Arneson Sex, Lies, and Videotape thingy was funny.  Would Gary's autographed copy of Sweatin' to the Oldies be funnier?  No???  Fine then...be that way...see if I care.  :roll:
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Maybe you're just crabby because you realize the Cubbies suck worse than the Rangers this year.... :twisted:

Mike B.


You got me there Mike.  The Cubs have set a new record in futility.  If I was a betting man and they were playing the Royals...I would pick the Royals.  This year's team looks worse off than in '96 (I think) where they lost their first 13 games to start off the year.  Oh well...doesnt matter.  It is a Cubs' fan lot in life to suffer.  :cry:

Actually I was more crabby because my beer ($6) at the game cost as much as the ticket.  But I am all better now after watching X-Men 3 today.  Pretty decent flick to start off the summer.  :D

  

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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 4:10 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:But I am all better now after watching X-Men 3 today.  Pretty decent flick to start off the summer.  :D


you think? i thought it was absolute bobbins and how they can call THAT an x-men film is beyond me man.  :?

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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 5:54 pm 
 

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Kingofpain89 wrote:But I am all better now after watching X-Men 3 today.  Pretty decent flick to start off the summer.  :D


you think? i thought it was absolute bobbins and how they can call THAT an x-men film is beyond me man.  :?

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Was it as good as the first two?  No way.  As a life-long fan of the comic book I wish they would have done it differently.  But how can you bring something as grandiose as Dark Phoenix to the silver screen without making some significant changes.  I wont go into any details because I dont want to give anything away for the people that havent seen it yet.  But as far as comic-book movies go I thought it was fun and entertaining.  Storm has a much better part in this film.  Wolverine is still his bad-ass self.  Colossus, Iceman, and Kitty Pryde actually get to do something this time.  I was disappointed in Juggernaut's bits...poor Vinnie Jones' talent was wasted.  Kelsey Grammer made a very convincing Beast.  What happened to Cyclops was also unexpected but I guess was necessary to fuel the story.  I thought the last battle scenes of the Brotherhood vs. The X-Men were particularly good.

If I went into every movie that was spun out from a novel or comics hoping for exactly what was in said comic or novel, I would probably be dissapointed every time I go to the movies.

With that said, I think it will bring in less profit than the first two movies and I think Superman Returns will blow it out of the water.

  


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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 5:56 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
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killjoy32 wrote:offers him to join "Al's luck at getting stuff on ebay"


Hey, that's pretty harsh, Al.  :cry:


hey listen, i might win 1 or 2 in about 20.

but thats ok, i live with it and dont mind. i only get REALLY pissed some of the time :)

Al

Geez, I'd kill for 1 or 2 in 20.  Maybe we should make up "Acaeum Cards" and list our stats on the back?  We could put the avatar on the front.  :D

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