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Watto's Junk Yard / Big Changes Coming To JediDefender
« on: May 14, 2009, 02:45 PM »
Be on the lookout for some big news this weekend at JD.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: May 9, 2009, 09:19 PM »
I didn't really like the movie as a Star Trek picture, too "new" feeling and I think perhaps catered too much to your average moron citizen- perhaps too commercialized.

Parts of nostalgia were present which was very nice, the fights were cool, but I thought the plot was horrible. The actors did well with what they were given, I will say that.

When I stopped caring or thinking about the plot and enjoyed the movie for nothing more than fights and odes to prior days I liked it a bit more. Donít go expecting too much and you should be fine.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Computer Help & Tech Support
« on: March 15, 2009, 08:05 PM »
Those look like good specs to me (processor, HD's, RAM, etc.) but I'll say that I've never had anything but trouble with Shuttle motherboards (dying, flaking out, etc.). I know you're going for small, and that is what Shuttle is all about, but I'd never get one. I can't say that I have something better to suggest though, either. They make pretty small mini-ATX cases now and the power supply will be just about the same.

Site Feedback, Suggestions, and Help / Re: Front Page News
« on: January 18, 2009, 11:21 PM »
I heard the guy quit and took all the page-updating instructions with him, so now nobody knows how to do it anymore.

That's not quite how I heard it.   ;)  Besides, we just got that breaking story on the AT-TE Replacement Legs shipping.  Did "the guy" help post that scoop?

How pray tell did you hear it?

Site Feedback, Suggestions, and Help / Re: Front Page News
« on: January 3, 2009, 09:26 PM »
Who knows - maybe someone will come along one day and incorporate the best of what was JD into a brand new SW collecting site?

That is my hope. :)

Site Feedback, Suggestions, and Help / Re: Front Page News
« on: January 3, 2009, 02:16 PM »
Basically I'm just saying don't count on us bringing anyone new on, and don't count on the front page changing.  There just isn't anyone with the heart to do it anymore.  I love collecting, but I don't love the thought of doing what Jeff did before his departure, as that's just a chore to me.  :-\  Sorry guys! 

I have to say I think this is pretty weak response.  You're basically saying that no one on staff wants to do it, but you're not willing to bring in anyone new who might be willing to help you out.    ???  I'm not aware of too many successful organizations who's motto is "we know there's a problem, we understand your idea for improvements, but we're not going to do jack about it."

The front page is a pretty key element to any site.  I'm not really sure how the site is maintained financially, but if your sponsors are on the main page and people are bypassing to go right to the forums, that doesn't seem like a very wise strategy.  You can also say that you're "focusing" more on the forums, but I think that probably means you're just spending your time blogging like the rest of us.  That will only last for so long before the majority of folks start migrating to more "active" sites.  I personally have started hitting up other sites more often and I know others here who have done the same.

I'm no expert on running websites, but it seems pretty silly to me that you have an able group of supporters who might be interested in helping and you're not even giving it consideration.  To Diddly's point - some news/any news on the front page is probably better than absolutely nothing.

Jesse was very nicely saying that we don't really care about the main page or keeping people reading it anymore (this should be apparent by the lack of news). Things are absolutely not the same as they were when we started, the market is different, the movies are over, etc. If someone wants to come and take over the main page, that's fine, but we're not actively looking at fixing it. If you want to go somewhere else for your up to the minute news on the George Lucas whoring of a once good thing, please do. At this point, JediDefender is a forum for old friends. If we have new friends find us along the way- fine. But otherwise, we aren't too concerned. With or without sponsors, it is ultimately up to me to pay the bills and they get paid- so I would say our strategy is working just fine. A successful organization is relative to the mission statement.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Happy Birthday Scott!
« on: January 1, 2009, 01:34 PM »
Happy b-day, guys.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: iPod-racing
« on: January 1, 2009, 01:33 PM »
Wow.  I bet the eighteen people that own Zunes are pissed.

Hey, I'm the nineteenth. :P Lucky for me, I don't buy the hard drive versions of MP3 players so I wasn't affected.

I hate Apple/Mac and while I see some good in the newer IPOD products, I will never infect my PC with the software known as ITunes.

What is so wrong with making the device have a drive letter and letting me drag and drop my files to that drive? Have a little piece of software that let's you organize and make playlists. Past that, you need nothing else. No conversions. No DRM. No tie to one computer.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Merry Christmas Everyone!
« on: December 24, 2008, 11:54 AM »
Happy Holidays to everyone!

Watto's Junk Yard / JD Outages
« on: November 25, 2008, 12:13 PM »

We are working on the server today. You can expect the site to be up and down sporadically throughout the day. Sorry about the hassle, hopefully it will fix things for the long run.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything Rebelscum
« on: September 26, 2008, 09:28 PM »
I'm not quoting it because I have to leave soon, but please read the FULL About Us section instead of that tiny sniglet of it that makes us look bad. Read the full thing before making your descision.

The worst part about this is everyone isn't reading the whole About Us section, just that little part.

Stop spamming my forum.



Indeed sad. Floyd is pretty much my favorite band or one of the absolute top.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything Rebelscum
« on: August 30, 2008, 06:33 PM »
Man, I look young there.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything Rebelscum
« on: August 16, 2008, 10:52 AM »
We started when there was still the posibility of market share and something new to deliver.

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