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Post by greg »

There has always been a worry in the back of my mind - "What if I got hit by a bus?" (or some equivalent)

Life insurance takes care of my immediate family, and everything I own stays behind, but what about the 25 years I spent online?

Would anything I worked to build for so long survive online? Would anyone pick up where I left off?

Today, I can announce that I've partnered with hobbyDB.com
a site with the modest goal of documenting over 100 Billion collectibles*
(*eventually)

https://blog.hobbydb.com/2021/02/26/hob ... s-archive/

The ValiantFans.com forum (this messageboard) will not change.

I'll be copying all the data that I've compiled on Valiant websites about Valiant Comics to the hobbyDB site.

Once that's done, it will be possible to add all EVERY Valiant item that exists to hobbyDB - including all the things I haven't added here (other variants, old posters, related comics (Armada, Windjammer), marketing items (boxcutters, shot glasses, etc.) - anything and everthing Valiant collectible will be there.

There will also be an official place in Valiant fan history for any of you, if you want it... since I'll need help to document EVERYTHING Valiant related.
The first photos or scans of some items might be from your own collection. Descriptions of those items might come from your own experiences.
You might be able to officially document the current prices for the price guide.

hobbyDB is more than just a database, it's also an inventory system, it's a price guide, it's a marketplace, and it has a team of volunteers with various
responsibilities to keep it running - not just one guy doing the updates for 25 years when he finds the time. :peace:

There are three or four levels of roles with "special powers" bestowed upon the hobbyDB volunteers.
https://help.hobbydb.com/support/soluti ... -the-squad

If no one wants to help out, the Valiant Comics collectibles information will just be a copy of what's available here now.
But I know there are guys who have offered to help throughout the years without a method for uploading and documenting.
Now, hobbyDB provides the system and structure for joining in the Valiant Comics archiving process, and it has a roadmap for developing improvements.
When it comes to Valiant collectibles documentation, It can be as good as we want to make it.

Bottom line...

I'm still here and the ValiantFans.com messageboard will still be here, but I'll also be there - hobbyDB - documenting every Valiant collectible, so that it will carry on for the next 25 years, even if I might not.

It's a relief to know that the bus that might hit me someday won't also take out everything I've built for all of us as Valiant fans.

:cloud9:

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Post by Dallow Spicer1 »

Wow, incredible commitment to the cause Greg :clap:

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Post by IMJ »

Definitely a neat way to continue your work, Greg. Thank you for this place over the years too, brother.

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Post by magnusr »

IMJ wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:36:08 pm
Definitely a neat way to continue your work, Greg. Thank you for this place over the years too, brother.
+1

This sounds like a huge and very interesting project.

/Magnus

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Post by mkb28 »

Great forward thinking, Greg! Let’s hope the whole bus thing never happens. :hope:

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Post by JCP »

Appreciate the long term thinking, but part of me suspects Greg is immortal.
Egad, a base tone denotes a bad age!

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JCP wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:17:46 pm
Appreciate the long term thinking, but part of me suspects Greg is immortal.
Or this is how he plans to upload his brain to a computer to become immortal!

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Post by ckb »

Chiclo wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:42:31 pm
JCP wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:17:46 pm
Appreciate the long term thinking, but part of me suspects Greg is immortal.
Or this is how he plans to upload his brain to a computer to become immortal!
Try not to confuse greg and evilgreg.

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JCP wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:17:46 pm
Appreciate the long term thinking, but part of me suspects Greg is immortal.
Greg is not a real person. He was born of the internet back in '96 or so and it gave rise to Greg, the Webmancer. He speaks to computers about Valiant comics and all of the information regarding Valiant has flowed through him at least one time.

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Post by Trenton Sy »

Thanks for all that you do here Greg - this is a great site and a great community. Even in the slow times there is a comfort the stopping by. I look forward to the next 25 years!


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