Disney EchoEar Grand Mouseter
Joined: April 1992
||Posted: Aug. 08, 2015, 8:52 am
The May 2015 Disney live action film "Tomorrowland" has a young boy character at the 1964 New York World's Fair who brings his invention of a rocket backpack to a new inventor's meeting taking place at that Fair. The movie did badly at the box office but has it's own niche fan following who loved it. The movie is also due to be on DVD or / and Blu-Ray soon. Monitor when it will go to home video and consider buying it or renting it or downloading it or watching it on Pay Per View. If you want rocket backpacks and "dream" a lot, then that movie might be for you, Big Goofy Guy. No "Goofy" or Disney characters in it, and it got "rotten" ratings at Rotten Tomatoes, but still people liked it a lot.
P. S. to Big Goofy Guy and any other lagging former members or drive-by Guests....
I described this in the links cited above, but will mention it here.
Many of us know of strip shopping centers that were highly used and shopped at back in their heyday but since then people and shoppers have moved on, the place is now practically shut down, and no one goes there anymore. Up the road developers have built and opened more contemporary shopping centers, lots of stores, new, shiny, and people flock there. Back in the strip shopping center of the prior heyday, crickets chirp, cobwebs form, and store fronts might have "For Lease" or "We've Moved to (this address)" or "Closed" signs.
Since someone else owns Disney Echo and operates it on a computer in his attic, we have approached him that he can stick a fork in Disney Echo, it's done, and he can repurpose his computer, hard drive and Internet connection to another endeavor. For whatever reason, he doesn't want to shut 'er down.
So imagine you used to patronize some of the stores in the strip shopping center I described that had seen better days and now is mostly closed and extremely underutilized. You used to like and visit often one of the stores back when the shopping center was newer and more lively. What a shame that place closed! Emotional tugging goes on inside you and with the tugging are spontaneous impulses.....
Posting a note or series of notes Scotch taped to a door of a closed business there, talking about things that went on there three years ago or longer ago, posting notes pointing out something three years old is dated, even though your own eyeballs tell you no one is around, or will be around, to read them.... In Real Life would you do that?
Then it's frankly a fruitless and not very smart act to do it here.
In fact, I know the content at the links I posted is lengthy. But it's a truthful, frank, honest, leveling with readers of this site, visitors and lagging long-time former members alike. People liked this site very much back in the day. It's a dead site now. I'd rather be honest with those who liked Disney Echo than pretend.
Formerly active members are on social media, not here.
No need to post on a three year old Topic with a link that the link no longer works. In the link I provided above I acknowledge this site is dated and not maintained. Things that applied to the immediate date it was posted might no longer apply today. People who maintain news sites, video sites, information sites periodically change operating systems and make tweaks, or to save server space their site will automatically purge content once it reaches a certain age. In fact I do mention within that link, just read around it, the reality on Disney Echo there are no guarantees that if you post that someone will see it, respond to it, like it or give a blankety-blank about it.
Consequently a Disney fan who finds this message or is a former member might miss the unique social ambience of Disney Echo back in the day. But in 2015 and future years Disney Echo isn't what it was before the decline began. Disney Echo since around 2009, 2010, 2011 and forward evolved to being that old strip shopping center with the closed store fronts analogy.
PS: In an attempt to get people to look and post, it's already been tried to initiate new Topics and bump old ones up to get people to read, log on and post. Been there, done that, 2009-2011 or 2012. Years ago. No one takes the bait. It's not animosity that made people leave. Rather, the rise of mobile smart devices with Apps and the rise of social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, etc., caused a natural online mass migration, and those and other social media sites and personal mobile technology are where people are in 2015 and future years.
An example of trying to get people's interest again :
The opening of New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom at WDW a few years ago generated a LOT of Disney fan interest online, at Facebook postings among official Disney feeds and Disney fan sites that had Facebook feeds. Lots of people posting and replying and commenting. I tried here. Not a peep. And that was years ago. Things since then haven't changed.
So if you think because it's "you" it just takes someone different than me to bring back hundreds of people, I'm just saying it's been tried and it won't work.
Definition of insanity is doing the same actions over an dover expecting a different result. Consequently it's "insane" to post for the sake of posting especially in obscure and dated topics, topics that don't make any difference years later since the world has moved on since then. No one comes here and your topic or comment or updating a topic or posting out of vanity for the sake of posting won't be seen for a long time, if at all. And no guarantees anyone will see it or care enough to reply. And no guarantees that you'll even remember to come back to check, life getting busy as it does sometimes. See the point?
Even Disney fans who love the characters, movies, parks and resorts have to live in the Real World and accept practical reality, what's wasted time, and where one's interests and actions and desires to be with like-minded others are better realized. Then you can have a new Real Life, of being with people, active contemporary topics, and sites where it's newsy and maintained. Disney Echo is no longer that site, but MiceAge, MousePlanet, The DIS Boards, D23 and The Disneyana Fan Club are where the people are, as are their presences on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and other places online.
Accept reality, please. Best practical and common-sense practice: Don't post here or point out other dated topics. We already know topics and postings and some links in some topics are dated, OK? Please... Thanks !
Visit the links I posted, and get the idea the suggestions I offer within are valid and 100% sure fire, will float your boat, and networking within them it's much more assured you'll find somebody who cares about Goofy, Rocketeer, and obscure foreign Disney merchandise thumb drives. If you attend a D23 or Disneyana Club local-regional chapter meeting or their Shows and Sale Meetings (memorabilia buying, selling, trading, speakers and being with fellow Disney fans in person, finding new people to talk to and be friends with) you'll be better served where it's active and contemporary, rather than where it's closed.
Sorry for the length. Again, I figure it's best to be honest with our former members the site is defunct and why, and to suggest places where they can be with other fans and constantly flowing info about Disney rather than a place that is admittedly dated and isn't maintained anymore and few people visit anymore. Like that closed store in the aging strip shopping center local to you that you can identify with.
Here's the link to "Disney Echo Returnees : Read This Topic" and at the link scroll down to the August 2, 2015 posting. READ THE TOPIC AT THE LINK :