the mobile apps are apparently DOA,
Can't tell you anything about that. I don't use them.
and there seems to be a serious lack of tech support.
This is actually not entirely factual. I have had to contact them for tech support a few times over the years and have never had a problem getting either Joe, Steve or Chase to help. It's easy and they make sure that the problem is solved.
I'm actually impressed that someone is still adding new releases to the database very efficiently.
Our Approvers are the backbone of CCL! They deserve a ton of credit for their voluntary, unpaid labor. Without their contributions this site would not be the same.
But what is our subscription fee getting us other than a great software that could blink out of existence without warning?
Like Corey said, our DB is the best on the web. Hands down, no one else is even close. Plus the great software. Guess that's about it. The software could use some tweaks but it is still quite solid.
The discussion forums are a wasteland, I miss this place, it's not the same without active forums.
I hear this same refrain over and over from numerous different people.
My response to you and everyone else that says the Forums used to be great and no one ever posts anymore is this:
What's stopping you from posting?
Warpath, I see that your last Forum post was in 2012. Are you telling me that there hasn't been a single thread in 9 years that you were interested enough in to reply to? Nothing that you wanted to start a thread for?
Not singling you out at all, I've seen dozens of posts lamenting that the Forums are dead but I see very few of those same people posting a new thread or replying to an ongoing one. It is a self fulfilling prophecy.
It's like if you have a fireplace. You build a big fire and it's burning and crackling and emitting a lot of warmth! Then it starts to die down, flames smaller, heat getting lower. Do you say, "Oh wow that used to be such a great fire but it's not so much anymore. Maybe someone should do something about it." Or do you just put another log on the fire? or some kindling?
Sure, the Forums are not what they used to be. They might not ever be what they used to be. That doesn't mean that they can't be something new.
Here is a short list of Forum threads that have been started recently, see if you can find one that is worthy of responding to:Favorite Writer/Artist DuosThe best comic covers...EVERFloating Heads Comic Covers Interesting Stan Lee article from AARP Magazine Baby Groot VS Baby Yoda - Capture The Flag Contest
This statement is meant for EVERYBODY who thinks the Forums are dead and need to be rejuvenated: Instead of complaining and lamenting that Things Will Never Be The Same Again! Do something to change it.
It's easy! Start a new thread or respond to someone else's. You can make the Forums great again!
How many of you have Facebook pages where you tell everyone about every single detail of your life? Can't you spare a few minutes here to post a thread about your favorite new comic book? Or the fantastic TV show or movie that you just watched? Can Superman beat the Hulk? (For the record - No
I am going to help. Put my money where my mouth is. I will either post a new thread every day, reply to someone else's thread or resurrect an old one. Every day for as long as I can!
Challenge to all who think that the Forums used to be better, should be better and will be better: Let's do it!