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onipar
Hey, all.  So I wasn't entirely sure where to stick this, but I shot a quick video of the Retro Daze Christmas Goodie Pack that I received.  It was such a killer package.  Thanks to Vaporman87 for putting so much love into this place.  





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Vaporman87
Ahhh... That explains all the recent signups. It was like a bunch of zombies finally burst through our door.

Thanks for putting this up onipar. It was great fun to watch.

Ask vkimo and I... the wreath can stay on forever without running out of battery. It's crazy.
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onipar
Ah, I'm glad I could help bring in some fresh blood!  I was wondering if anyone would heed my sage advice about the supreme awesomeness of this site.  
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mickyarber
Watching this...thats kinda exactly how I reacted when I was opening the goodie pack and pulling things out to show my daughters.  It is an awesome pack!
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onipar
It really was; I was flabbergasted! :-)  I'm really glad I decided to stop lurking and become an active member of the site.  
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It really was; I was flabbergasted! :-)  I'm really glad I decided to stop lurking and become an active member of the site.  
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Me too.  When I saw how much effort that Vape put into everything, and how much he genuinely wanted to give back to the people contributing to the site, I ramped up my participation.  I got the Christmas pack, and the Halloween pack at the same time.  And just this week I received the Gamer pack and Mall pack.  All of the goodie packs were complete awesomeness!  My daughters have loved going through opening each box and seeing what is included.  This is really an awesome site with a great community, and I'm happy to have found it and grateful that I'm allowed to contribute so much to it.
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onipar
My thoughts exactly.  I'm really looking forward to the next theater show too.  That's something that I've missed previous years and always regretted. Halloween here will be great too! :-)
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Vaporman87
Thanks gang. Keep in mind this place is pretty much nothing without members like yourselves, so you are a huge part of what makes hanging out here great.

Watching onipar unbox the pack, one might think we would be so flooded with people that I couldn't handle it. Yet, as he observed, there sat 2 FREE Christmas Goodie Packs... with no owners... for almost a year.

Much as I advertised the fact that, "Hey, you get to share your favorite memories AND get rewarded for it", on social media, email marketing, Google Adwords, etc... people just don't respond much.

As I mentioned in a PM to Mickey, people just don't care enough to contribute or invest themselves in websites anymore. Everybody wants to jump in and out of virtual hangouts in as little time as possible. Which is why (I think) Facebook, Twitter, and their ilk are so popular. Beyond the micropost, they don't have the time or inclination. So few people are willing to seek something deeper on the net anymore.
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Caps 2.0
Vaporman87 wrote :

Thanks gang. Keep in mind this place is pretty much nothing without members like yourselves, so you are a huge part of what makes hanging out here great.

Watching onipar unbox the pack, one might think we would be so flooded with people that I couldn't handle it. Yet, as he observed, there sat 2 FREE Christmas Goodie Packs... with no owners... for almost a year.

Much as I advertised the fact that, "Hey, you get to share your favorite memories AND get rewarded for it", on social media, email marketing, Google Adwords, etc... people just don't respond much.

As I mentioned in a PM to Mickey, people just don't care enough to contribute or invest themselves in websites anymore. Everybody wants to jump in and out of virtual hangouts in as little time as possible. Which is why (I think) Facebook, Twitter, and their ilk are so popular. Beyond the micropost, they don't have the time or inclination. So few people are willing to seek something deeper on the net anymore.
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Does this mean that there won't be any more Goodie Packs? I've purchased every one so far, and I've loved them all.

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Does this mean that there won't be any more Goodie Packs? I've purchased every one so far, and I've loved them all.
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No, no, no... that's not what I meant at all. Sorry for the confusion there. I was just going on about how peculiar it is that so few people respond to the idea of investing themselves in a community online, even when it might be rewarding both mentally and in the form of sweet swag.

That was it. There will certainly be more Goodie Packs.
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massreality
Vaporman87 wrote :
... people just don't care enough to contribute or invest themselves in websites anymore. 
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I agree with this statement, but one of the reasons I was hesitant to contribute is due to how hostile the internet is. On here a lot of time we're sharing very personal memories, and putting something like that out for the public to judge and tear apart is a very scary idea. At least on my own personal blog, I can control the comments, but when you submit something elsewhere, you are fair game to be crappped on. Ten to fifteen years ago, I was super active online in various message boards/newsgroups, but now this is the only board I actually contribute to. There are just too many jerks out there. I have no interest in fighting and arguing about the stupidest of things.

Of course, this community is fantastic and extremely supportive. Everyone here understands the preciousness of our childhood memories/interests, and takes time to make positive contributions. That's what makes this place so special. It rewarding enough being around like-minded individuals that respect one another. The Goodie Packs are just icing on the cake.
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