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 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Aug 5, 2019 11:33
 Subject: Silly question deserves silly answer ????
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calsbricks (5819)

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A short time ago in the forum one of the stores noticed that the sellers tools
development had been removed from the roadmap, and there was neither an announcement
or explanation offered by Bricklink, which some of us find not helpful.

Could the admins or someone offer an explanation for this change to a feature
that had been on the agenda since the new owner took over the site.

Was it

1. Lack of development resources (Funds/people)?
2. A total change of direction for Bricklink as they get closer to their long
overdue Bricklink express?
3. Another specific reason
4. Or a combination of these + other reasons which are private to the company
and will not be disclosed to the stores/members?

Just a silly question - but very interested in any comments that come from Bricklink
(Not the forum trolls - although I am sure we will hear from them

e.g. it is none of our business what the company wishes to do with their site
- it is their site etc. etc, blah, blah blah ....

Have heard all that before so no need to bring it up again - lets see if Bricklink
are prepared to communicate on this - there are a very large number of us who
are interested in hearing their side of the story.
 Author: legoman77 View Messages Posted By legoman77
 Posted: Aug 5, 2019 12:57
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In Problem, calsbricks writes:
  A short time ago in the forum one of the stores noticed that the sellers tools
development had been removed from the roadmap, and there was neither an announcement
or explanation offered by Bricklink, which some of us find not helpful.

Could the admins or someone offer an explanation for this change to a feature
that had been on the agenda since the new owner took over the site.

Was it

1. Lack of development resources (Funds/people)?
2. A total change of direction for Bricklink as they get closer to their long
overdue Bricklink express?
3. Another specific reason
4. Or a combination of these + other reasons which are private to the company
and will not be disclosed to the stores/members?

Just a silly question - but very interested in any comments that come from Bricklink
(Not the forum trolls - although I am sure we will hear from them

e.g. it is none of our business what the company wishes to do with their site
- it is their site etc. etc, blah, blah blah ....

Have heard all that before so no need to bring it up again - lets see if Bricklink
are prepared to communicate on this - there are a very large number of us who
are interested in hearing their side of the story.

You might get more answers if you do not tell potential respondents what not
to say and also who you do not want to hear from. Kind of bossy

John P
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
 Posted: Aug 5, 2019 13:21
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In Problem, legoman77 writes:
  In Problem, calsbricks writes:
  A short time ago in the forum one of the stores noticed that the sellers tools
development had been removed from the roadmap, and there was neither an announcement
or explanation offered by Bricklink, which some of us find not helpful.

Could the admins or someone offer an explanation for this change to a feature
that had been on the agenda since the new owner took over the site.

Was it

1. Lack of development resources (Funds/people)?
2. A total change of direction for Bricklink as they get closer to their long
overdue Bricklink express?
3. Another specific reason
4. Or a combination of these + other reasons which are private to the company
and will not be disclosed to the stores/members?

Just a silly question - but very interested in any comments that come from Bricklink
(Not the forum trolls - although I am sure we will hear from them

e.g. it is none of our business what the company wishes to do with their site
- it is their site etc. etc, blah, blah blah ....

Have heard all that before so no need to bring it up again - lets see if Bricklink
are prepared to communicate on this - there are a very large number of us who
are interested in hearing their side of the story.

You might get more answers if you do not tell potential respondents what not
to say and also who you do not want to hear from. Kind of bossy

Could've been conveyed better? Maybe. Nonetheless, the intent in the question's
framework is obvious: He's not looking for a forum fight, just some clarification.
 Author: legoman77 View Messages Posted By legoman77
 Posted: Aug 5, 2019 13:33
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In Problem, popsicle writes:
  In Problem, legoman77 writes:
  In Problem, calsbricks writes:
  A short time ago in the forum one of the stores noticed that the sellers tools
development had been removed from the roadmap, and there was neither an announcement
or explanation offered by Bricklink, which some of us find not helpful.

Could the admins or someone offer an explanation for this change to a feature
that had been on the agenda since the new owner took over the site.

Was it

1. Lack of development resources (Funds/people)?
2. A total change of direction for Bricklink as they get closer to their long
overdue Bricklink express?
3. Another specific reason
4. Or a combination of these + other reasons which are private to the company
and will not be disclosed to the stores/members?

Just a silly question - but very interested in any comments that come from Bricklink
(Not the forum trolls - although I am sure we will hear from them

e.g. it is none of our business what the company wishes to do with their site
- it is their site etc. etc, blah, blah blah ....

Have heard all that before so no need to bring it up again - lets see if Bricklink
are prepared to communicate on this - there are a very large number of us who
are interested in hearing their side of the story.

You might get more answers if you do not tell potential respondents what not
to say and also who you do not want to hear from. Kind of bossy

Could've been conveyed better? Maybe. Nonetheless, the intent in the question's
framework is obvious: He's not looking for a forum fight, just some clarification.

Sometimes saying the obvious is better: especially true when it is titled Silly
Question. If I would like real answers I would not title something that way.
I do not think anyone other than an Admin has the real answer.

John P
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
 Posted: Aug 5, 2019 13:54
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In Problem, legoman77 writes:
  In Problem, popsicle writes:
  In Problem, legoman77 writes:
  In Problem, calsbricks writes:
  A short time ago in the forum one of the stores noticed that the sellers tools
development had been removed from the roadmap, and there was neither an announcement
or explanation offered by Bricklink, which some of us find not helpful.

Could the admins or someone offer an explanation for this change to a feature
that had been on the agenda since the new owner took over the site.

Was it

1. Lack of development resources (Funds/people)?
2. A total change of direction for Bricklink as they get closer to their long
overdue Bricklink express?
3. Another specific reason
4. Or a combination of these + other reasons which are private to the company
and will not be disclosed to the stores/members?

Just a silly question - but very interested in any comments that come from Bricklink
(Not the forum trolls - although I am sure we will hear from them

e.g. it is none of our business what the company wishes to do with their site
- it is their site etc. etc, blah, blah blah ....

Have heard all that before so no need to bring it up again - lets see if Bricklink
are prepared to communicate on this - there are a very large number of us who
are interested in hearing their side of the story.

You might get more answers if you do not tell potential respondents what not
to say and also who you do not want to hear from. Kind of bossy

Could've been conveyed better? Maybe. Nonetheless, the intent in the question's
framework is obvious: He's not looking for a forum fight, just some clarification.

Sometimes saying the obvious is better: especially true when it is titled Silly
Question. If I would like real answers I would not title something that way.
I do not think anyone other than an Admin has the real answer.

Personally, I agree with all three points you make. But it's not about you
and I, is it?

I understood the intention in what seemed to be an expression rooted in slight
frustration. I also think I understood why he chose to frame his title as he
did.

I simply understood what he was getting at, and from where he was trying to get
at it from.
 Author: legoman77 View Messages Posted By legoman77
 Posted: Aug 5, 2019 16:05
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In Problem, popsicle writes:
  In Problem, legoman77 writes:
  In Problem, popsicle writes:
  In Problem, legoman77 writes:
  In Problem, calsbricks writes:
  A short time ago in the forum one of the stores noticed that the sellers tools
development had been removed from the roadmap, and there was neither an announcement
or explanation offered by Bricklink, which some of us find not helpful.

Could the admins or someone offer an explanation for this change to a feature
that had been on the agenda since the new owner took over the site.

Was it

1. Lack of development resources (Funds/people)?
2. A total change of direction for Bricklink as they get closer to their long
overdue Bricklink express?
3. Another specific reason
4. Or a combination of these + other reasons which are private to the company
and will not be disclosed to the stores/members?

Just a silly question - but very interested in any comments that come from Bricklink
(Not the forum trolls - although I am sure we will hear from them

e.g. it is none of our business what the company wishes to do with their site
- it is their site etc. etc, blah, blah blah ....

Have heard all that before so no need to bring it up again - lets see if Bricklink
are prepared to communicate on this - there are a very large number of us who
are interested in hearing their side of the story.

You might get more answers if you do not tell potential respondents what not
to say and also who you do not want to hear from. Kind of bossy

Could've been conveyed better? Maybe. Nonetheless, the intent in the question's
framework is obvious: He's not looking for a forum fight, just some clarification.

Sometimes saying the obvious is better: especially true when it is titled Silly
Question. If I would like real answers I would not title something that way.
I do not think anyone other than an Admin has the real answer.

Personally, I agree with all three points you make. But it's not about you
and I, is it?

I understood the intention in what seemed to be an expression rooted in slight
frustration. I also think I understood why he chose to frame his title as he
did.

I simply understood what he was getting at, and from where he was trying to get
at it from.

I would try the help desk (or Ain't no help here desk)first. If the help
desk turns out to be the second title then try the forum asking for help.
I know it is not about you or me, that was an attempt to get him to re-frame
the question to get help.
John P
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
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In Problem, popsicle writes:
  In Problem, legoman77 writes:
  In Problem, calsbricks writes:
  A short time ago in the forum one of the stores noticed that the sellers tools
development had been removed from the roadmap, and there was neither an announcement
or explanation offered by Bricklink, which some of us find not helpful.

Could the admins or someone offer an explanation for this change to a feature
that had been on the agenda since the new owner took over the site.

Was it

1. Lack of development resources (Funds/people)?
2. A total change of direction for Bricklink as they get closer to their long
overdue Bricklink express?
3. Another specific reason
4. Or a combination of these + other reasons which are private to the company
and will not be disclosed to the stores/members?

Just a silly question - but very interested in any comments that come from Bricklink
(Not the forum trolls - although I am sure we will hear from them

e.g. it is none of our business what the company wishes to do with their site
- it is their site etc. etc, blah, blah blah ....

Have heard all that before so no need to bring it up again - lets see if Bricklink
are prepared to communicate on this - there are a very large number of us who
are interested in hearing their side of the story.

You might get more answers if you do not tell potential respondents what not
to say and also who you do not want to hear from. Kind of bossy

Could've been conveyed better? Maybe. Nonetheless, the intent in the question's
framework is obvious: He's not looking for a forum fight, just some clarification.

correct but not everyone , obviously, reads it the same way.
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 Posted: Aug 5, 2019 13:50
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In Problem, legoman77 writes:
  In Problem, calsbricks writes:
  A short time ago in the forum one of the stores noticed that the sellers tools
development had been removed from the roadmap, and there was neither an announcement
or explanation offered by Bricklink, which some of us find not helpful.

Could the admins or someone offer an explanation for this change to a feature
that had been on the agenda since the new owner took over the site.

Was it

1. Lack of development resources (Funds/people)?
2. A total change of direction for Bricklink as they get closer to their long
overdue Bricklink express?
3. Another specific reason
4. Or a combination of these + other reasons which are private to the company
and will not be disclosed to the stores/members?

Just a silly question - but very interested in any comments that come from Bricklink
(Not the forum trolls - although I am sure we will hear from them

e.g. it is none of our business what the company wishes to do with their site
- it is their site etc. etc, blah, blah blah ....

Have heard all that before so no need to bring it up again - lets see if Bricklink
are prepared to communicate on this - there are a very large number of us who
are interested in hearing their side of the story.

You might get more answers if you do not tell potential respondents what not
to say and also who you do not want to hear from. Kind of bossy

John P

I have to say that is a very strange comment. we wanted Bricklink's response
as only they can answer the points raised. if you think it is being bossy that
is your opinion not our intention
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In Problem, calsbricks writes:
  In Problem, legoman77 writes:
  In Problem, calsbricks writes:
  A short time ago in the forum one of the stores noticed that the sellers tools
development had been removed from the roadmap, and there was neither an announcement
or explanation offered by Bricklink, which some of us find not helpful.

Could the admins or someone offer an explanation for this change to a feature
that had been on the agenda since the new owner took over the site.

Was it

1. Lack of development resources (Funds/people)?
2. A total change of direction for Bricklink as they get closer to their long
overdue Bricklink express?
3. Another specific reason
4. Or a combination of these + other reasons which are private to the company
and will not be disclosed to the stores/members?

Just a silly question - but very interested in any comments that come from Bricklink
(Not the forum trolls - although I am sure we will hear from them

e.g. it is none of our business what the company wishes to do with their site
- it is their site etc. etc, blah, blah blah ....

Have heard all that before so no need to bring it up again - lets see if Bricklink
are prepared to communicate on this - there are a very large number of us who
are interested in hearing their side of the story.

You might get more answers if you do not tell potential respondents what not
to say and also who you do not want to hear from. Kind of bossy

John P

I have to say that is a very strange comment. we wanted Bricklink's response
as only they can answer the points raised. if you think it is being bossy that
is your opinion not our intention

So you mean from an Admin. I guess I do not understand "wanted Bricklink's
response". Is that from members or Admins? I almost hate to ask, did you use
the help desk? If not, I understand. I was suggesting that if you ask a question
on the forum, do not say you do not want forum responses. The reasons you said
you do not want might be the real reasons for the answer to the question asked.
John P
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In Problem, legoman77 writes:
  In Problem, calsbricks writes:
  In Problem, legoman77 writes:
  In Problem, calsbricks writes:
  A short time ago in the forum one of the stores noticed that the sellers tools
development had been removed from the roadmap, and there was neither an announcement
or explanation offered by Bricklink, which some of us find not helpful.

Could the admins or someone offer an explanation for this change to a feature
that had been on the agenda since the new owner took over the site.

Was it

1. Lack of development resources (Funds/people)?
2. A total change of direction for Bricklink as they get closer to their long
overdue Bricklink express?
3. Another specific reason
4. Or a combination of these + other reasons which are private to the company
and will not be disclosed to the stores/members?

Just a silly question - but very interested in any comments that come from Bricklink
(Not the forum trolls - although I am sure we will hear from them

e.g. it is none of our business what the company wishes to do with their site
- it is their site etc. etc, blah, blah blah ....

Have heard all that before so no need to bring it up again - lets see if Bricklink
are prepared to communicate on this - there are a very large number of us who
are interested in hearing their side of the story.

You might get more answers if you do not tell potential respondents what not
to say and also who you do not want to hear from. Kind of bossy

John P

I have to say that is a very strange comment. we wanted Bricklink's response
as only they can answer the points raised. if you think it is being bossy that
is your opinion not our intention

So you mean from an Admin. I guess I do not understand "wanted Bricklink's
response". Is that from members or Admins? I almost hate to ask, did you use
the help desk? If not, I understand. I was suggesting that if you ask a question
on the forum, do not say you do not want forum responses. The reasons you said
you do not want might be the real reasons for the answer to the question asked.
John P

It looks like you are somewhat confused . Bricklink is the owner of this site.
We are Bricklink's members not Bricklink. Our request was for Bricklink to
comment.

As for the helpdesk, please don't make us laugh this early in the morning.

We even stressed the communication should come from them.
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In Problem, calsbricks writes:

  Just a silly question - but very interested in any comments that come from Bricklink
(Not the forum trolls - although I am sure we will hear from them

e.g. it is none of our business what the company wishes to do with their site
- it is their site etc. etc, blah, blah blah ....

Have heard all that before so no need to bring it up again - lets see if Bricklink
are prepared to communicate on this - there are a very large number of us who
are interested in hearing their side of the story.


Ha ha ha. Ha.


Oh and I agree with John.

Peace.
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In Problem, Adjour writes:
  In Problem, calsbricks writes:

  Just a silly question - but very interested in any comments that come from Bricklink
(Not the forum trolls - although I am sure we will hear from them

e.g. it is none of our business what the company wishes to do with their site
- it is their site etc. etc, blah, blah blah ....

Have heard all that before so no need to bring it up again - lets see if Bricklink
are prepared to communicate on this - there are a very large number of us who
are interested in hearing their side of the story.


Ha ha ha. Ha.


Oh and I agree with John.

Peace.

Yes we thought you might.

Ironic laughter ?????
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I don't think the question is silly at all.

Expecting an answer though ...!
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In Problem, yorbrick writes:
  I don't think the question is silly at all.

Expecting an answer though ...!

It really wasn't meant to be but knowing the forum, we thought .... hmmm.

There will never be an answer from Bricklink or at least not a public one. It
takes us back to Brickworld in Chicago last year, when MP put up a slide which
had one headline topic called Community v Business. I didn't listen to his
comments when he covered it but the headline itself said it all.

Lets see. From its inception until Dan's very untimely passing the site was
run by 2 people and a large number of very serious, very dedicated volunteers.
It was by no means perfect and needed serious updating when the new owner took
over in 2013. Since then we have a lot more than 2 people involved from the company's
point of view and fewer serious volunteers (although the ones we do have are
serious and dedicated). The community spirit is missing, communications is almost
totally absent and we have Bricklink itself competing with the existing stores.
There is also movement to change the style of Bricklink to a more Amazon/Ebay
model, so we cannot say there hasn't been change - whether those changes
are for better or worse is not for us to publicly comment on.

All part of the evolution of the site ?????

After all the new owner is a multi-billionaire - he knows what he is doing .......