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Slow Death Of The Jerzee Devil

AnthonyTheAbyss Apr 8, 2022

  1. AnthonyTheAbyss

    AnthonyTheAbyss Godzilla Size Member JDBA Official Member

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    I think it is obvious to everyone that this site is dying a slow death. I don't want this to become the next MySpace/AOL/Saturday Night Live.

    I'm a solution oriented person...
    - Bring in some JD exclusive balis (limited amount for dedicated members only)
    - Get the swag going...hats, t-shirts, bumper stickers (self promotions)
    - More YouTube videos reference the JD
    - Direct the "paid/employed" members to have a minimum amount of posts per day
    - Make the points you get from "likes" be worth something
    - Loosen some regulations (I remember a time you could have nude women for your sig)
    - Get rid of those knifemaker sections that no longer come here

    Do something people!!!

    ***I'd post this elsewhere but I don't think it would be read
     
  2. Pinoy Knife

    Pinoy Knife JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    the very sad part is most people don't want to do anything to help the forums..
    Facebook/Instagram take zero effort to join , and people there post stupid shit like
    "look at my lunch"
    i 100% agree something should be done to help the once mighty J.D stay around !!
    I might even be willing to build something "Special" for the house ive called "Home" for a while now
    BUT Only if the group here 100% supports it being made .. not wishy washy..
    Respect/goodluck/peace.
     
  3. Shawnjohn999999

    Shawnjohn999999 Huge Member

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    Open the flood gate and let the masses in. Nobody likes rules and regulations. Let it ride. Is this America? Get it.
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2022
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  4. chutcher

    chutcher JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member

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    It's not obvious to me. This is the only place closely related to "social media” where I post so I am somewhat out of the loop. I've been a member for a few short years now and I do find it somewhat BS that the makers do not announce their drops here given there is still a fairly strong following. I'm specifically calling out HOM and BRS here. I know they announce their drops on IG and email lists. How much more effort would it be to announce it here? It's a fucking post that will take you two minutes. These are customers man. If I were a knife maker I would be announcing my drops wherever there are customers.
     
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  6. AnthonyTheAbyss

    AnthonyTheAbyss Godzilla Size Member JDBA Official Member

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    So I'm going to continue from my original post/rant. You're right about a post only taking a few minutes. There are too many people who only spend their time in the balisong section. Make an attempt to start posting in other areas.

    If you can't find anything you want to post then head to the new members area. It matters if you're a new person to this forum to feel welcomed. They will more likely return or contribute if they feel welcomed.

    ***Check out other areas people...https://www.jerzeedevil.com/threads/blackmetal1181-work-in-progress.179861/page-19#post-2039159
     
  7. Pinoy Knife

    Pinoy Knife JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    well i used to only do a "Fat Lady" drop here in the "Elite" forum for Balis but people could not/would not register there..
    The J.D is where BRS came from and where they and I parted ways.. i still love this place but i guess "Im Just Old"
    i think a great percentage just use this place like a cheap whore and leave after they have got what they came here for.. like a quick knife sale
    (he he see what i did there) bad pun ..
    Since the "Boss Man " has passed many have questioned what will happen to this place ??? i say we the dedicated try to keep it alive as this is the "Home of Misfits" and damn Proud of it...
     
  8. chutcher

    chutcher JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member

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    Yeah, I'm not going anywhere else. Fuck IG and long live the mighty JD!
     
  9. Linos

    Linos baliholickydexbender JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman

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  10. seandavid55

    seandavid55 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    It's a tough deal really. @Pinoy Knife hit the nail on the head with the "cheap whore" line. A lot of time (I'd say even most of the time) with new members you see a post in the introduction at 5:00pm and a new knife for sale thread at 5:03pm. Shortly after moved and or chastised by @crogers haha.

    I haven't been nearly as active as I was, but check in regularly. Place is pretty up in the air at this point really. I've seen several threads asking the question about doing something to keep it going. Everyone of those threads have been full of crickets. @AnthonyTheAbyss started this off with some good suggestions as did those other threads. I'd have to ask, who's to implement these changes? I've seen swag asked for so many times over the years. I think there is a great range of members here that could/would be great at heading up certain things.

    @Pinoy Knife as a maker, it's great that you chimed in. There is an impressive list have makers here that honestly, I've never seen a thing here from 99% of them. It's great that they were a presence here once. But they've moved on. Why @blackmetal1181 doesn't have a spot there is beyond me. We should promote the makers that are here.

    I'm not sure what can be done till we know who's pulling the strings.
     
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  11. blackmetal1181

    blackmetal1181 The Devils Knifemaker JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Im always down to help out if i can.
    Hellcat balis im making came from suggestions support and input from here. If i can help in any way let me know
     
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  12. spookyse7en

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    I'm kinda' tripping over the fact that there is no reaction from an admin here.

    Step one.

    If we want to get this show back on the road in honor of the main man Mr. LaBella (and you bet your ass he would want us to) we need the keys to the car. And we will have to pay the bills, with gear that we've been asking for and donations or whatever.

    But without someone who owns the site and cares everything else is just a waste of breath. It is at that point. The ideas and resources are here but nobody that is in charge of this site seems to care.

    Doesn't mean they are bad people or anything. They just might not feel the same way you or I might about the place. But what we need is people who consider this forum holy ground to be in charge of it.

    I think @AnthonyTheAbyss should buy the site and we start a new chapter. Seriously. Sell this site one of the OGs and let us continue down a constructive path rather than stagnating.

    The spirit is here.
     
  13. AnthonyTheAbyss

    AnthonyTheAbyss Godzilla Size Member JDBA Official Member

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    1. If I buy this site I'm turning it into a gay porn forum
    2. JD will stand for "Just Deep"
    3. No women allowed
    4. All members must post a dick pick for their signature

    ***Am I serious or am I joking?...let's not find out lol
     
  14. crogers

    crogers Magnus advocatus diaboli Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    I think that's a most excellent idea! Um, the part about NOT finding out! :goodjob:
     
  15. Pinoy Knife

    Pinoy Knife JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    well i for one hope you are joking!!! not that i give a shit if you go that way .. please don't make me watch it ..
    without "Girls/Women. you won't have any nice pictures of boobs to look at.. no "Man Boobs" won't work instead sorry
    "here is Joey he is 40 years old and 350 lbs with double d boobs.. not the same as Susan 30 with perky ones..
     
  16. twirl

    twirl Hom Designs JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Quite the opposite actually. Non-stop posting about drops would look like spamming the forums coming in only for profit, which would be the ultimate cheap whore move. So out of respect for Ron and the forum, I keep the business talk only in my own space. The JD became more like the bars where I would hang out with my friends, rather than a place I would conduct business. If you dislike FB/IG/Reddit, that's the reason why companies created newsletters. If someone wants to do business, they know where to find me.

    And yes, Ron would love to see the JD carry on. ATA you should buy it.
     
  17. Balibuyer

    Balibuyer JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    If all else fails, we'll just donate again to keep the lights on.

    Having a merch section or JD store so we can order JD shit would be nice.

    Charge these jerkwads that are able to join and sell their high dollar shit in 5 minutes and leave. They contribute nothing and take all they can.

    Seems like there are several ways to keep shit going here my brothers.......just seems that whoever is in control is maybe way to busy to do so, or is unfortunately possibly over it all.

    Either way, most of us are still here wandering around.
     
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  18. AnthonyTheAbyss

    AnthonyTheAbyss Godzilla Size Member JDBA Official Member

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    From what I understand his son is learning the ropes and will keep the site going (that's just from reading a few posts but don't take my statement as facts). At this point I think, unfortunately, we're in a wait-and-see situation. Some kind of communication would be nice to see what the future plans might be. All I know is that it can't be "business as usual" if this site wants to stay relevant.

    ***I'll put you in the "Yay" vote for my gay porn site idea:bwah:
     
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  19. Linos

    Linos baliholickydexbender JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    forgive me if i`m wrong but...aren`t you the guy who were selling here the spyderflys triple from what you bought themfrom here few years back?
     
  20. Balibuyer

    Balibuyer JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    No sir.....you are most definitely incorrect.
     

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