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dmooretoys
09-11-2005, 07:59 PM
I am leaving the staff of yojoe and I just want to thank everyone who has helped me during my short time on the staff. I have not been asked to leave nor has anyone done anything to me directly but I do not agree with Action Online's recent "firing" of my friend MacDowin so I am leaving. I will no longer work for this company if this is the way they treat people.

On a more positive note I have accomplished some of the things I set out to do, including getting the cardback archive started, beefing up the fan club section, and adding sample page scans for the reference books so people will know what they are getting before they actually buy the book. I have had a lot of help doing these things and I need to especially thank the following cardback collectors who helped me from the beginning when I didn't have a clue: Daniel Thielemann (danielmd06), Brian Wingard (thunt4), Brian Kossin (Type*S*Toys), Sal Barry (Robot Rabbit), Michael Klopchin (bigklop)--the archive is 80% your submissions(!), and Zachary Johnson (bigjohnwoo) for creating an invaluable database to help me create each section of the archive. Thanks for helping me guys because I definitely couldn't have done this without you.

The purpose of this post is not to dwell on the negative but to let everyone know why I am leaving and to thank the community for helping me. The reason I didn't leave as soon as MacDowin left is because I felt I had to finish the cardback archive through 1994 as a logical stopping point. I finally finished 1994 yesterday and now the alpha index and the "all years" indexes are current. I'm sorry I didn't get to go further or add links to the action figure pages but I guess that will have to be a project for the other staff members.

For those of you that don't know Jeff Bohn is back on the staff so yojoe is in good hands. We all know his work ethic as he has already proven himself and I regret not really getting a chance to work with him longer. Make sure you give him your support!

Finally, I want to let everyone know I am going to remain active in the Joe community and I will still visit the yojoe board. If anyone needs help with avatars, paperwork, collectibles, cardbacks, or anything please don't hesitate to ask.

Dan

CGC
09-11-2005, 08:06 PM
Wow, now two big losses in such a short time. You've done a lot since you've been on, I hope you realize that your hard work has been noticed & is appreciated. It's too bad you'll be stepping down, but it's important that you do what you think is right.

Thanks for everything!

Clutch II
09-11-2005, 08:11 PM
with all the people who helped make this site a great place leaving,what will we be left with and will it be worth staying?

thunt4
09-11-2005, 10:08 PM
I guess its official now and I would like to publicly thank you for all your HARD work you have done. You really did a ton of work on the site and it was a pleasure being able to contribute and help you out some and of course it was very nice to make a new friendship.I do thank you for the archives as I have dreamed of being able to contribute and see the differences for the different packaging styles.Talk to you online sometime and we will miss you but your reasons for leaving are very true and that was unfair for him.

Snake-eyes01
09-11-2005, 10:54 PM
I'm sorry to see you leave the staff dmooretoys, you've done an AWESOME job on the site. I do understand your reasons for leaving as I shared the same reasons for leaving myself. I hope to see you around the site & good luck with all you do.

GBPackRat
09-12-2005, 08:34 AM
Wow... Jeff leaves. Mac's hired, then Mac's fired, Jeff is hired. Then Dan leaves...


That's a lot of management changes in less than a year...

Tanner

PS: Dan thanks for the work, it didn't go unnoticed! Who's my artwork contact now? I've still got about 40 pages to scan and send?

Jeff Bohn
09-12-2005, 08:54 AM
I'm handling the art side of things right now, added a bunch today, including mine!

I'll definitely miss Dan too, but I totally understand his decision.

Jeff

dmooretoys
09-12-2005, 10:27 AM
PS: Dan thanks for the work, it didn't go unnoticed! Who's my artwork contact now? I've still got about 40 pages to scan and send?


Tanner,

Jeff will take care of you. I also forwarded him the art from the other member who had disputed your comic art I added to the archives a while back.

Dan

Fabio
09-12-2005, 12:12 PM
Hey Dan, sorry to hear that... But I hope you stay around, huh??? ;)

jabba the drunk
09-16-2005, 08:35 PM
The cardback archive that Dan took the initiatiative to create and implement on Yojoe is an monumentally significant resource for all Gijoe collectors. I believe it to be one of the most important acheivements to internet Gijoe collecting in years. It will help spawn new collector interest in learning about and collecting cardback variations. This avenue of Gijoe collecting up unitl this point hasn't really been tapped into by collectors (in a big way), though cardback variations collectors are a mainstay in other toyline collecting communities.

It's through Dan's efforts that I bet we'll see alot more cardback variation collectors in the future of Gijoe collecting.

Kudos to you, Dan. Your short stint on the Yojoe staff will have longterm positive ramifications on the community. It's a enormous loss to the site to see you go.

-Peter

JeffreyKabal
10-12-2005, 04:13 AM
cheers mate, nice job u did here.

I fully agree with ur leaving. I would do the same.

whitedalek
10-12-2005, 02:36 PM
Sad to see ya go. There's been a lot of changes lately. Good luck to you.

Thanks for the avatar! :D

Neal1971nl
10-13-2005, 06:59 AM
I have not been asked to leave nor has anyone done anything to me directly but I do not agree with Action Online's recent "firing" of my friend MacDowin so I am leaving. I will no longer work for this company if this is the way they treat people.
This is an attitude that separates the men from the boys! Whilst others stay silent to protect their own butt, you act how you feel. Thumbs up!
It has been a pleasure trading European paperwork with you.

danielmd06
10-13-2005, 09:54 PM
I'm very glad to hear that you'll be sticking around, Dan.

You've worked much harder behind the scenes than alot of members realize and on a personal note, you were one of the very first friends I made here at Yojoe (and you're a good one). That Cardback Archive is a singularly outstanding piece of work and I was honored just to be a part of it.

Best wishes,

Daniel

dmooretoys
10-13-2005, 11:33 PM
Wow, thanks for all the positive comments guys. I posted this thread over a month ago and I was suprised to see it has been revived. Although I'm no longer on the staff I'll find another way to contribute to the community because that's what it is all about. I still occasionally get collectibles/ paperwork questions and I love answering them! If anyone has any questions about collectibles, cardbacks, or paperwork feel free to ask ad I'll do my best to help.

I guess now that I have more free time I should start making avatars again....

Dan