(06-21-2011 03:54 PM)biglump007 Wrote: Maybe im reading this wrong but it kinda sounds like some people putting down " high enders " just because they have higher end cards. not all people with high end cards have a my collection is better than yours because its worth more attitude. I will also say that when i was new and pretty much still am new i was not disrespected but i was not what you would consider one of the group or whatever, i understood that i was new and unknown. to think that you can just come in and be part of any certain group of members in my opinion is crazy. trust and respect is something you have to earn from others its not something you should just expect to be given.
(06-21-2011 04:03 PM)nickfromcwe Wrote: I would have to agree with this. I don't think I have really seen anyone get straight out dissed as a new member. I think the members have been very fair on here. I sent first for the first several trades, though I can say that the first trade I made, the trader I made it with sent with me at the same time. It made me feel very welcome.
As far as being part of the group goes... it's a mixed bag IMO. I don't really feel like I'm a part of a group here, but I'm not upset about it either. There's a few members I have done deals with more than a few occassions. I have met and had conversations with a lot of great people. Members have really looked out and allowed me to understand a hobby that had evolved greatly since I stopped collecting in 1998 in my teenage years. I come here to trade to get cards I want, and to help other get cards they want. Do I make a deal every time a trade is proposed? No. Do members always work with me to get what I want? No. Am I mad about it? No. Bottom line is this is a great place, again IMO, to get together with a group of people and try to help each other out and make this hobby more enjoyable.
I am still a new member here, or wait , junior member now I think, but I have learned a lot about things over the time I have traded. My advice: don't worry about being in a group. Just have fun and enjoy the hobby!
(06-21-2011 05:45 PM)koolkellygirl Wrote: But, my good list is SO LONG that I have to go back through it sometimes to remember who it is that collects what so that I can surprise them sometime!
(06-21-2011 07:01 PM)taffster74 Wrote: Though there are still some high-enders who are snobs on all the boards (not saying all are, I know a couple on the basketball boards who are great guys), there are not as many as there where before the beta site came on. Trust me, there were high-end snobs who woudl put you down for posting a fleer retai lbox box break. Me being me, I quickly - and politely - put them in their place when they started attacking a newer member who posted his 2006 hoops retail break ( I think it was hoops at least). After the set went to the beta form, those guys left and haven't been back. But unfortunately, there are still those around who are snobs. Then again, there are some low-enders who are also snobs.
(06-21-2011 07:19 PM)ripkenfan72 Wrote: Hope you remember me from that LONG list Kel
(06-21-2011 08:16 PM)whodeyalltheway Wrote: I would just like to say that I know where your coming from and if you wish to "fit in" strike up a convo with me anytime I will never try and make anyone feel unwelcome. I was once a newbie and I understand where your coming from. I used to have an all base/inserts collection but I now have a pretty high end collection ranging from everything you could imagine but I havent changed as a person and I treat those with a low end collection and the high end collection equally. Hopefully you start to fit in a little more and if not i apologize for others rudeness.
(06-21-2011 08:06 PM)koolkellygirl Wrote:
Yep, girl, I am going to remember how you snatched that Maclin unrivaled patch auto right out of my greasy little fingers...