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Postings disappearing? 24 Apr 2017 03:02 #140827

Hello~ John has asked me to research and respond to missing and/or disappearing Blogs. I thought some background information might be helpful, specifically on Block of the Month Quilts. When TQS selects a Block of the Month for a year, they work with the designer for exclusive rights to the pattern for the year the BOM is featured. When the year is up, the pattern rights, instructions and videos (featured in the Classrooms) are returned to the Artist as a part of their contract. TQS loses the right to continue to offer the Annual Block of the Month when the year is up, or a few months after to allow members to finish the quilt. In many cases the original designer will continue to sell the BOM pattern on their own website with the instructions and videos. To support TQS members working on BOM's, there are Member groups for each BOM, separate from the "classrooms" where the new material was released each month. This approach provides great exposure for the Designer and an exclusive opportunity for TQS members...for a limited time.
Please let me know if this was helpful information. I understand it may not be what you wanted to hear.
I would also like to know if there are other Postings that have disappeared and need to be researched.

Thanks Wendy
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Postings disappearing? 21 Apr 2017 09:54 #140806

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Lorchen, I couldn't agree more. When I came back after an extended time away, so much was changed! Why not go with "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"?

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Postings disappearing? 21 Apr 2017 09:34 #140805

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I sent an email to Customer Support and told them to get over here and see how we're feeling. I'll let you know if I hear anything back.

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Postings disappearing? 20 Apr 2017 20:07 #140800

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:( :( :( Or TQS !! :S
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Postings disappearing? 20 Apr 2017 19:32 #140799

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I think that the ongoing lack of response to concerns (mentioned in the forum) does not bode well for TQS members.
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Postings disappearing? 20 Apr 2017 16:29 #140795

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I would like to know from TQS if any effort is being made to restore the BOM forums. Those forums addressed pattern errors to instructions
given to us by TQS and are essential to making the quilts. I am particularly interested in A-Z for Ewe and Me, but I followed the other BOM's, and made some of them, and the same corrections to pattern instructions were made. No comment at all from TQS (Capt. John in particular) is not acceptable. I have loved this site for years, but not addressing questions from customers does not promote good customer relations. If they are trying to restore them, tell us. If there's no intent of restoring them, tell us.
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Postings disappearing? 12 Apr 2017 09:50 #140701

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Lorchen, you know I Love and cherish your friendship too!!!
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Postings disappearing? 12 Apr 2017 03:03 #140691

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I wouldn't be offended, Eileen, and I have been a member since the beginning. I just find using the current site too time-consuming. Sometimes simplicity is a lot better than 'bells and whistles'.
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Postings disappearing? 11 Apr 2017 17:46 #140689

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twiglet wrote:
165,617 I didn't check everyone :lol:

Trouble with having the post info removed from our profile is that we'll be saying welcome to the forum to people who've been here from the beginning but not posted much lately and they may feel offended. I do have trouble remembering forum names when we change our profile pics.

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Postings disappearing? 11 Apr 2017 16:39 #140684

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Yup, Sharon...... without TQS......
It's wonderful to be your friend, and then actually manage to meet you in person, despite several thousand miles between us. TQS sure changes lifes.
But..... I keep giving up on the website since that big revamp. I simply do not have time to waste and need something that's quick and easy to use. I hear they are working on something. I look forward to the result of all that 'behind the scenes' activity. It can only be better.

In the meantime I look forward to see Ricky this year in Germany and in England. Wooohoooo!!

By the way....... 6 posts??? Giggle.....
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Postings disappearing? 11 Apr 2017 15:49 #140683

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What was the answer for the number of members? I have been a charter member also. I wish that we had the charter member stars back on our profiles.
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Postings disappearing? 08 Apr 2017 08:34 #140660

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Sharon and Terry, I agree with everything you're saying. I'm very disappointed. :(

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Postings disappearing? 07 Apr 2017 00:00 #140641

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I so agree with your comments, Sharon. How sad that the early BOM posts were deleted without any notice nor any explanation. The past BOMs contained lots of problem solving information as well as pattern correction information. I had always planned that some day, I would make those quilts and now. . .well, it is going to be even more challenging.

I am a charter member. I am grateful for the friendships that have formed here on the site. Unfortunately, the feel of the site has changed over the years and not in good way. Remember how there were regular posts from Alex, Ricky and even a thread from Lilo and Justin? Remember how there was excitement from the creators over new classes and techniques? I miss that energy. I miss that connection. Remember when there were problems, we heard from someone? I even received several personal e-mails from Bob when I had issues accessing the site. I miss that communication. Losing the blogs was a blow softened by the promise to bring them back. So far, that hasn't happened and after all this time, it appears that they won't be back. Halting production of the DVD series was another decision that has negatively impacted me.

Remember when Charter members were a big deal and that Charter members were supposed to get deals--like access to all the shows for example--that other members wouldn't get? We even lost our charter member star. I too am disappointed.
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Postings disappearing? 06 Apr 2017 09:09 #140634

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I have also been here from the beginning and definitely feel TQS is NOT listening to our needs/wants for the site. The April Fools Joke about spending a million dollars on the site just might have fixed the problems. I can understand changing the site to update and make it user friendly, but come on, the money they are spending is not being well spent. They said the blogs would come back, well...NOT. Now the older BOM conversations, GONE, etc. Very disappointed and feel we are just a paycheck to them and not people.

But having said all that, I still like the family feel on the forum and help we give and take, along with the encouragement we receive. Without TQS I/we never would have met so many of the wonderful quilters. It has become a great community even with all the TQS site problems.

Sharon, in sunny, Colorado
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