What's going on over at The Trek Collective?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by bfollowell, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. Malaika

    Malaika Captain Captain

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    so I'm not the only one who noticed. I always check that site for news about books and comics!
    I hope the guy is ok and just on hiatus because he's busy with real life stuff.
     
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  2. mindx2

    mindx2 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Any more news about what might be the problem? It's been a long time since an update.
     
  3. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Commodore Commodore

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    I think at this point I'm just accepting the fact that, for whatever reason, the Trek Collective is no more. If 8of5 pops back up in the future, I'll be excited, but it doesn't seem to be happening at this point. :weep:
     
  4. Captain of the USS Averof

    Captain of the USS Averof Commodore Fleet Captain

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    TheTrekCollective was/is one of my favorite Trek sites and a great source of information regarding Trek merchandise.

    I really hope the guy is all right.
     
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  5. Hennessy Badger

    Hennessy Badger Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I'll echo everyone else in hoping 8of5 is okay. The site was definitely worthy of multiple visits a week seeing as the posts were almost daily. Best wishes to him.
     
  6. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    It's been nearly two months..... Getting more than worried now.
     
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  7. Jarvisimo

    Jarvisimo Captain Captain

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    No one knows his realworld details? Also did it have a Facebook page, if he or she has passed, their family might be sorting through this? :(
     
  8. Defcon

    Defcon Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    As I said earlier, there is activity on what I'm reasonably sure is @8of5`s personal twitter account. Since this seems to be a deliberate choice to take a break (?), I feel like contacting that account would be intrusive, though, especially since I only found it through some searching and googling and I have already tried to contact him via eMail.
     
  9. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    There is a Facebookpage, where people have asked how things are, but there seem to be no replies. :(
     
  10. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    That's concerning--that's a good site.
     
  11. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

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    Well, that activity is a good sign at least.
     
  12. Jarrod

    Jarrod Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    So, since the Trek Collective is gone. Is anyone picking up the slack??
     
  13. ronny

    ronny Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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  14. Jarrod

    Jarrod Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Memory Alpha loads a LOT quicker.
     
  15. ronny

    ronny Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Yeah, I see what you mean. I just copied the link from my bookmarks list a few minutes ago. I've never noticed that slowness before. Hopefully it's a short term issue.
     
  16. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan Living the Irish dream. Premium Member

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    Gone in what way? I just went there and it loads up fine and the site, although not updated since September because of some issue (life does that from time to time) it is still there.
     
  17. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Hope it isn't heath oriented. I miss Sasser--don't want to see another loss.
     
  18. mantan1701

    mantan1701 Ensign Red Shirt

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    Ok, so someone has to know someone that knows 8of5....so what's the deal? How can there be such a lack of information in such a tight knit community? Does ANYONE have ANY info on what's happened? Have they died? Are they no longer wanting to review Trek merch? What's going on?
     
  19. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

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    Perhaps 8of5 has personal reasons for his absence and those who do know something are keeping quiet out of respect for his privacy? He is entitled to his privacy and doesn't owe any of us an explanation for why he hasn't updated his website.
     
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  20. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah, somebody already said up thread that they saw him posting on a personal social media account, so it sounds like he's OK, he just isn't posting on Trek Collective anymore.