Awesome man! Congrats!
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Well, I was born on September 13th, it was a Friday, so it can't be all bad, can it?! I don't ever recall wanting to devour raw meat, or yearn for the taste of blood...... sooooo, I guess its all good?
Oh well, I will keep ordering my steaks extra rare and shaving my overgrowing bodyhair, as usual, on Friday the 13th's.
I truly like Blockbuster more. Heres why:
I go to blockbuster.com and select the movies I want. Lets make up a scenario:
I select Batman (w/Michael Keeton) on DVD, The Dark Knight Blu-Ray, and that Abba movie (I am married) on DVD.
I watch the two Batmans on Sunday, but I find out that two movies that I want to see come out on Blu-Ray on Tues.
With the blockbuster, I can take any movie, DVD or Blu-Ray, and trade it in the store for ANY movie, just released or old. They will also deal with the shipping, and as soon as I return them, they scan them and they are instantly marked "returned" on my online account.
Also, say that I have to leave on emergency and forget to return the mailed in movies. No problem, since there is virtually no late fee at all. I could keep it a year w/no payment. Actually I don't know if it can be a year, but you get my drift.
All of this for around the same price.
In my opinion, its like Netflix 1.5. Its just better.
BUT, its only better IF you have a Blockbuster nearby, if not, then its all based on personal opinion.
If you like your position as leader, you won't want me as an officer. I have been an officer in 3 unions, and in all three of them, I was such an active officer that people voted to make me leader. I love unions to the point that at times I post over 100 times a day in mine. GS doesn't realize it yet, but the union idea is the future of this website, not the past.
I am only tied to my own union right now, so I am interested. Though, if you want a temporary officer to keep things going until you get a replacement I will do that to.
Good luck dude....
Thanks guys! I agree with all of your points.
- I will not close the union. It's funny, but it seemed like a great idea, but now that you guys have me thinking about it, its kinda dumb to do it.
- Thank god that removing the inactive members is a bad choice. It's such a hastle that I was going to axe that idea anyways.
- I do want to get more active officers in the union, but unfortunately the only people that are active are some of the officers! I am in a jam here.
- I tried to post in the union recruitment forums before, and I was modded 3 times in a row. So I have steered clear of that forum.
- I do have affiliates with some of the bigger unions like the Head Crab Union, The Halo Union, and others. But
Thank you very much for all the good advice. I appreciate all the help. We will see what happens soon!
I read through this topic, and got a lot of good ideas. Thanks guys! I have decided to make huge changes to my currently deserted union. I couldn't fit what I needed to say in here, so I posted it as a new topic. I hope that you guys don't mind......
Thanks for understanding my desperate and confusing situation.
Hey guys. First a little personal history. I am tiggerboy, A.K.A. Sean. I have been a paying member of Gamespot for 5 years now. I joined The Xbox Live Gamers Union on Sept. 26th 2006. It was a very active union when I joined. I was very active, and was eventually promoted to officer. Then over time the other union officers and the leader stopped updating and posting in the union. I was one of the only officers posting. Then one day the Leader said that he was not going to use GS anymore, and gave the union to me.
I was TOTALLY not expecting this to happen, especially when I first joined. So, by myself, I updated the entire union. I made a new union banner, Union icon, user buttons, and one officer made a union introduction video. Things quickly stepped up in activity, for a while. Then dispite my constant posts and other active stuff, everything slowly died. Finally about a month or two ago I got frustrated with my inactive officer and messaged then my disapointment in their inactivity. They were very encouraging and started being active once again. Just when I thought that I had a fighting chance at redemption, the Giant Bomb site opened. In a week, my two most active officers just up and left. I don't know what I should do..... I do have new members who still join, but I can not seem to get anyone interested in posting comments.
Which leads me to my point. I want to try something new. I would rather have 216 active members, like you have here, than 1,500+ inactive ones. So I decided to start making the following changes:
-Going through the pages of members under the Admin tab and removing the banned and inactive members.
-Setting up the union to where you have to apply to join.
-Start looking for new officers, since almost ALL of mine are inactive on GS now.
Thats all that I can think of changing, so thats why I am turning to all of you leaders for help. I have been told by several gamespotters to just give up on the union, but I can't. It was the first union I ever joined, and I like it. I want it to succeed. I have a real hard time at just giving up on stuff. My biggest problem is that I am a noob at being a Union Leader. So what would you guys recommend that I do?! Does this change sound like a good idea? Maybe you have some suggestions?!
Any ideas and other help will be MUCH appreciated!
NOTE TO THE OFFICERS AND LEADER OF THE ULC:
If there is a topic of discussion for this type of post already, I am sorry I didn't see it. I did see the "Do you need help with your union -- post in here" topic, but I felt that this was a bit much toi post in there. Sorry again, but I am just a little desperate on finding out what I should do....
Thanks for understanding.