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#1 Chris Dillon

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 05:09 AM

I left CAG for about 5-7 months with just the occasional visits and then a few months ago I returned just for the DVD section. I have now fully returned with my interest back in gaming. I still havent gamed in about 4 months but i am getting a 360 soon enough and have found myself back on here reading stuff. But, the community thats was so tight and compact that I remembered has now disappeared.

I left about the time Cheapy was looking for apartments and the first cagcasts were around. I really liked the comics too btw. I don't think of myself as a veteren hear because of my post count and this new trader of rating of suck (had 19 before but didn't update it.)

Here is my one rant, CAG when I was leaving was just becoming the powerhouse that it seems to be now. I remember I was having problems once with my avatar and I sent cheapyd a pm. He fixed it himself. That avater was created for me by cheapy. I remember when I read post I always seemed to recognise about every poster. CAG seems to be the same friendly place that it was before but with just alot more people.

I'm guessing a post like this has come before but with me being gone and all I wouldn't know that. I also think I may have posted this in the wrong forum but I'm tired and gave up looking through them. Flame me if you want but for every flame I get I'll get an intelligent post saying I'm either wrong or right and calling that person that flames a dumbass. Thats why I love this place and what seperates the boards here from anywhere else (my other boards are gamefaqs, you see what I'm comparing to.)
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#2 Roufuss

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 05:11 AM

Paragraph breaks plz.

I've read the post like 4 times and I can't make sense of it.

I called my lady friend last night and said my buddy had to beat off on my chest, she is kinda pissed at me, but it was the best idea I had all night, and I stand by it.



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#3 Chris Dillon

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 05:15 AM

done for you?
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#4 Moxio

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 05:16 AM

It's true a lot of members have left, but there's some interesting new ones I guess.

No wait. Not really.

#5 rywateska

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 05:21 AM

Eh, enough of the old guys are still around to make sense of it. If you're coming back around to the site, you should be able to pick up on the standings of people sooner or later.

Although, I think it might be fair to say that, maybe the character(s) count has gone down one or two?

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#6 dberuvides

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 05:21 AM

It's true a lot of members have left, but there's some interesting new ones I guess.

No wait. Not really.


People get bored and move on. I mean seriously who plans to spend the rest of their lives posting on here.

#7 Moxio

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 05:23 AM

People get bored and move on. I mean seriously who plans to spend the rest of their lives posting on here.


Sure.

#8 2Fast

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 05:24 AM

I mean seriously who plans to spend the rest of their lives posting on here.


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#9 Roufuss

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 05:25 AM

done for you?


Thanks.

Yea, the site has gotten worse I think, IMO the same core group of awesome CAG's are on Xbox Live.

I called my lady friend last night and said my buddy had to beat off on my chest, she is kinda pissed at me, but it was the best idea I had all night, and I stand by it.



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#10 Ikohn4ever

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 05:35 AM

Thanks.

Yea, the site has gotten worse I think, IMO the same core group of awesome CAG's are on Xbox Live.




wait a minute I dont have Xbox Live, I dont have Xbox Live............:cry:
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#11 Roufuss

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 05:40 AM

wait a minute I dont have Xbox Live, I dont have Xbox Live............:cry:


You are there in my thoughts.

Someone always says "Damn, I wish Ikohn was here, that guy is awesome" and we all always agree and have a moment of silence.

I called my lady friend last night and said my buddy had to beat off on my chest, she is kinda pissed at me, but it was the best idea I had all night, and I stand by it.



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#12 JimmieMac

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 05:45 AM

You are there in my thoughts.

Someone always says "Damn, I wish Ikohn was here, that guy is awesome" and we all always agree and have a moment of silence.


That never happens.

I think I remember this guy, I seem to always remember dudes that have a real first and last name but maybe my mind is playin tricks on me. Or maybe we did a trade long ago. Or maybe, just maybe, I'm really the you that you wish you were.

Anywho, welcome back, or enjoy your stay, keep on truckin' or some shit....what was the question again?

#13 jeffreyjrose

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 05:54 AM

Welcome back Chris! I think that we completed a trade back during the $5 CC clearance sale. There's still enough of the core group left to make CAG a community. However, I think we went through a rough period awhile back. I was ready to leave the forums since they seemed to be getting overrun with useless threads and constant trolling. It has cleaned up, but you're right, the site is huge now.

#14 Chris Dillon

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 01:27 PM

Yes, I did complete a trade with you. I love CAG and that the very reason. I find someone out of the woodwork that I have had dealings with before. JeffryRose where do you live in Ohio? Lorain west of cleveland for me. I know you told me.
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#15 jeffreyjrose

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 05:11 PM

Yes, I did complete a trade with you. I love CAG and that the very reason. I find someone out of the woodwork that I have had dealings with before. JeffryRose where do you live in Ohio? Lorain west of cleveland for me. I know you told me.


I live in Cincinnati now- I go to U.C.

#16 crazytalkx

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 06:12 PM

Welcome back Chris! I think that we completed a trade back during the $5 CC clearance sale. There's still enough of the core group left to make CAG a community. However, I think we went through a rough period awhile back. I was ready to leave the forums since they seemed to be getting overrun with useless threads and constant trolling. It has cleaned up, but you're right, the site is huge now.


One problem IMO about the size of CAG is that there's a bunch of posters around with 1 post or a few per year that just lurk around, not really adding to the community.

#17 jeffreyjrose

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 08:06 PM

One problem IMO about the size of CAG is that there's a bunch of posters around with 1 post or a few per year that just lurk around, not really adding to the community.


I agree. CAG is a 'give-and-take' community. Unfortunately, with size there seems to be more takers than givers. This translates to fewer deal finds for the members who actually share their deals with others, and we have all seen the 'hoarder' in our local game store that just ruins the whole hunt.

#18 Chris Dillon

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 04:05 AM

there are only so many deals to find and so many items at that store. With so many people knowing it could only lead to trouble.
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#19 seanr1221

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 04:10 AM

Be lucky you missed King_Sprout

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#20 kjauburn

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 04:18 AM

One problem IMO about the size of CAG is that there's a bunch of posters around with 1 post or a few per year that just lurk around, not really adding to the community.


If you lurk around that long you are sucked into it. Back in the early days I lurked around for about 2 months and eventually left. Then when I heard about a big sale posted from a friend, I came back I was sucked in for good. To bad I still can't remember my original username to this day.

Truth is I rather have people lurking then more people posting, "I just heard from a friend they are launching the Wii on a tuesday sometime this year."

#21 mcgavin27

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 03:53 PM

Be lucky you missed King_Sprout

Sadly I don't think he is gone for good yet :cry:

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#22 Chris Dillon

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 09:22 PM

whats this king sprout bis. In my time there only like 4 people barred from cag and one was a kid that didnt fufill his trades.
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#23 pop311

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 03:51 PM

whats this king sprout bis. In my time there only like 4 people barred from cag and one was a kid that didnt fufill his trades.

King_sprout was this really annoying guy who would make tons of useless threads. And b/c of that, he was suspended for 3 days. When the ban was lifted, he came back and started making post after post after post. And b/c of that, he was banned, for good.

#24 mcgavin27

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 03:54 PM

King_sprout was this really annoying guy who would make tons of useless threads. And b/c of that, he was suspended for 3 days. When the ban was lifted, he came back and started making post after post after post. And b/c of that, he was banned, for good.

He was banned, like perma-banned now... \\:D/\\:D/\\:D/ YAY!!!!

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#25 shipwreck

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 03:59 PM

He was banned, like perma-banned now... \\:D/\\:D/\\:D/ YAY!!!!


He's not perma-banned. He just got another 3 day ban to see if he can change his ways.
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#26 mcgavin27

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 04:05 PM

He's not perma-banned. He just got another 3 day ban to see if he can change his ways.

Oh, :cry:. Well maybe he can get a perma-ban soon.

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#27 niceguyshawne

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 04:26 PM

For me, whenever someone falls off there is usually someone else to take their place. I haven't noticed many changes in the community overall in the time I have been here.

#28 pop311

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 04:36 PM

He's not perma-banned. He just got another 3 day ban to see if he can change his ways.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh:cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:

#29 Zenithian Legend

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 04:38 PM

It's true a lot of members have left, but there's some interesting new ones I guess.

No wait. Not really.


:lol: I like that for some reason
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#30 TurkeyOnRye

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 06:34 PM

I agree. CAG is a 'give-and-take' community. Unfortunately, with size there seems to be more takers than givers. This translates to fewer deal finds for the members who actually share their deals with others, and we have all seen the 'hoarder' in our local game store that just ruins the whole hunt.


On that note, there is a whole other wealth to be had in the trading forums. People who lurk and don't add miss out on all of that.