RIP gigposters dot com?

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theperfecttree
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Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:46 pm

some amazing art comments threads on gigposters.. a who's who in the gig poster world learning/criticizing/lauding each other's works. It was a different world before social media swooped in and changed things, for better or for worse. sad to see this happen.
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Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:56 pm

crosshair wrote:What GP offered, and what I can't see being replicated anywhere else, was a place where new/unknown artists could rise and be recognized solely on the quality of their work. It didn't matter who you knew, whether you were working for a band people liked or had even heard of, whether you were associated with a pop-cultural entity that had a fanbase...none of that mattered. If you made a poster, and it was good, it would be recognized on its merit, regardless of all those other things. Innumerable artists were lifted up that way. It was as close to meritocracy as anything I've seen, and that loss is tragic.

nail on the head Dan. Well said.
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Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:02 am

Mods, how does EB prevent the same from happening here? Seems surprising that it could just get overpowered by bots and spam. But I know little about computers and the darker side of the Internet?
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Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:09 am

It's already happened

start packing your bags
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Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:34 am

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Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:18 am

pj101ca wrote:Didn't Ryan_1969 and emek have a big battle over there a few years back?
Nah. Ryan_1969 went off on some long, Trump-like rant about how Emek wasn't a real gig poster artist and Emek was like, "What? You just sent me an email begging me to sell you a bunch of my posters. Meh, whatevs, dude."
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Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:39 pm

Shewie, GP will be sorely missed. I can't remember which year I joined, I think 03 or 04, but I can't remember. Dan is right about the artists and how it was the only place that I know of where it was filled with folks helping each other out as best they could (I did the lettering on my first gig poster thanks to Dan!). The community was so funny and strong... Then the ol facebook came around and most of us migrated over there to keep up the rhetoric. What a true bummer to see it go.
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Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:39 pm

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Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:18 pm

Call me old fashioned, but I still don't see how FB is a good replacement for a forum.
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Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:50 pm

It's terrible if you're not on it.
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Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:52 pm

Codeblue wrote:Call me old fashioned, but I still don't see how FB is a good replacement for a forum.
get with the times, grandpa!
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Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:20 pm

crosshair wrote:What GP offered, and what I can't see being replicated anywhere else, was a place where new/unknown artists could rise and be recognized solely on the quality of their work.
This all day long. Would check out the new arrivals section weekly and discovered many great artists before anyone had heard of them. Pretty bummed.
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Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:23 pm

pj101ca wrote:
Codeblue wrote:Call me old fashioned, but I still don't see how FB is a good replacement for a forum.
get with the times, grandpa!
Frightening world where CB is called "grandpa".

Yikes!
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Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:33 pm

Codeblue wrote:Call me old fashioned, but I still don't see how FB is a good replacement for a forum.
it really isn't. People are simply too lazy to use forums where you can't just post new threads willy nilly. God-forbid you use the search feature to find the topic or answer you're looking for. People rather just post some diarrhea in an FB group knowing it will be pushed so far down in 24hrs it won't matter

Also, given the smart phone age, most forums aren't mobile friendly enough. Sure you can still browse and post on them. But it's more of a chore zooming in, scrolling left and read to read a sentence. If forums adapted better, they might actually be used more
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Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:53 pm

FB is for yentas
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