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Re: Changes at Expressobeans.com

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:45 pm
by jjttdw
Gotta say, with no money available some great things have been done to this site in the last few months. Well done EB team.

Re: Changes at Expressobeans.com

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:51 pm
by mike123230
1nkling wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:23 pm
mike123230 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:49 am
Can we consolidate all the internal workings of EB threads into one? Should I repost this in "Site move to new servers" and "What on the current EB site needs fixing?" threads as well?
:P

I'll lock the site move thread as that has run its course.
:heart:

Seriously, in case it hasn't been expressed enough - the commitment and time y'all have put in to get this site back on solid footing is incredible.

Re: Changes at Expressobeans.com

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:19 pm
by mobius006
interesting, 'quoted' notifications now..

Re: Changes at Expressobeans.com

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:37 pm
by dolamite24
jjttdw wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:45 pm
Gotta say, with no money available some great things have been done to this site in the last few months. Well done EB team.
This.

Re: Changes at Expressobeans.com

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:59 pm
by whalaw
Original Post Updated.

Re: Changes at Expressobeans.com

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:06 pm
by mnelson
Yeah, this site is looking and running great. Long live EB!

Re: Changes at Expressobeans.com

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:40 pm
by murdock
whalaw wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:20 pm

Update: June 22, 2019

Hey,

I'm amazed at the progress the Tech Team has made and is making with the site. For me, it's running smoother than it has in five years. Thank you for heeding the EB call, Tech Team. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. Although, I do realize it's a "team" effort, I want to acknowledge 1nkling, individually. He has done a wonderful job coordinating everything and keeping our Members apprised of the progress. Thank you, Ben.

Here's where we stand on the back-end:

1. Certificate of Merger has been sent to State of Georgia - Upon receipt of same, we'll run Legal Publication Notice again. Then, we can finally finish it up by dissolving the NY EB. I have some monetary requirements to complete with NY, before they will issue a Dissolution. - more below.

2. I've filed documentation to end Workers Comp with NY. We're in a slight ( a few hundred dollars) dispute over the final amount owed. NY claims EB owes until 04/22, because that is when I cancelled the policy. However, our position is we should only owe through 02/11, when our "employee" resigned. I've read the statute and "employee or no employee" is the key element. I'm waiting to hear back from one of their agents to discuss.

3. We should be all paid up now with the payroll service. They are to still provide W2 at year-end.

4. 2018 taxes - I started to put this together last weekend. I intend to finish them by the weekend after the 4th of July Weekend. Then, I have the pleasure of starting on my own taxes.

In my initial post in this thread, I made the commitment to update this thread at least twice a month. Now that we've begun to turn the corner, I'm adjusting that commitment to once every month or so. Obviously, if there's a pressing/urgent matter, I'll/we'll address as needed.

There have been numerous positive changes over the last couple of months. However, I do still have some concerns about the long-term health of EB. The world has greatly changed since 2003, when EB started. Back then, we didn't have competition from social media and/or other "collector" sites. So, membership was active and passionate. An example of what concerns me are the following two threads:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=179895

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=180087

My TRPS article thread has over 5100 views, with 12 replies, and only two offers to volunteer/assist (my thanks to those two, by the way). 1nkling's "Logo" thread has 464 views, with 11 replies and no offers to assist/volunteer, to my knowledge. Those numbers concern me. Active and passionate membership has always been the "secret" to EB's success. We need that from our members to remain healthy. So, what can you do to help EB continue on a positive path?

Finally, I'm ending with the call to TRPS, again. There are a couple of extra tidbits regarding TRPS, which I'll disclose as we get closer to the date. It should be a great time in San Francisco. Please come see us out there, if you can. Thanks and enjoy your weekend(s).

whalaw
:cheers:

Re: Changes at Expressobeans.com

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:41 am
by bubbie
Now that the site appear to be working, is there any strategy to bringing the crowd back? It seems like weekdays now are about the same as weekends used to be, on a good day.

Re: Changes at Expressobeans.com

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:55 am
by binky79
Maybe Facebook will fold?

Thats where everybody is, and it sucks.

Re: Changes at Expressobeans.com

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:55 pm
by thebends9
tha drymount??

Re: Changes at Expressobeans.com

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:16 pm
by kansasbbq
Holy fudge! Look who it is.

Re: Changes at Expressobeans.com

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:15 pm
by pewter14
thebends9 wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:55 pm
tha drymount??

Image

Re: Changes at Expressobeans.com

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:19 pm
by IWish
bubbie wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:41 am
Now that the site appear to be working, is there any strategy to bringing the crowd back? It seems like weekdays now are about the same as weekends used to be, on a good day.
Online art scavenger hunt. Perhaps with changing feature artist participation? Bonus offered to those that attend TRPS with hunt/stop at EB's booth? Just throwing ideas out there. Would be a good way to expose artists to those new to the hobby. I'd throw-in some $ to get commissioned handbill/prints as prize/rewards.


https://www.eventzeeapp.com/

Re: Changes at Expressobeans.com

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:34 am
by IWish
Sadly, I think the upgrade came too late. It gave members too much time to move on. Be that moving on to FB or getting away from the hobby entirely.. I can only speak for myself. Why would artists want to come back here when they can moderate their own FB group or Twitter page? This place was abandoned and left to remaining members to self-moderate for a long time.. Not a great idea., since most of those left to moderate act like a bunch of 12 yr. olds.

Re: Changes at Expressobeans.com

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:23 pm
by talkingdeads
Reluctance is the hope of the old, I wish for new members. People that believe “oof” is so archaic they do not even acknowledge it. Expressobeans needs a young crowd, and for a young crowd it needs what the old had: Prints that were 15-20 dollars by unknown artists paving their way with sweat and imagination...not emeks or sperrys that are 100-200 dollar concert investments for old people to proclaim as “the thinking mans art”.


I still believe there is a future here.