Where is the FanForce Leadership?

Discussion in 'FanForce Communications' started by rocksoldier, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. rocksoldier Chapter Rep: Detroit, MI

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    Jul 18, 2009
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    My name is Jeff Fisher and I am the Chapter Representative of R2-Detroit, the FanForce chapter in Detroit, Michigan.
    I took control of the group about 2 years ago when I discovered it and found that it had been abandoned by the previous leadership. I re-started the group from the ground up, and have been working hard to build awareness and membership.
    The top FanForce 'leadership' has basically abandoned their posts. There is zero support, and zero communication. Information on the 'official' FanForce section of theforce.net has extremely dated information, with the majority of links being broken. It took me over a year to find even a working email to find someone to update the contact information for R2-Detroit on the site. A Google search for the FanForce gives you the FanForce news page, which hasn't been updates since September of 2012. Even the "How to join" link in the FAQ is broken. Really???
    I have gone over just a few of the FanForce web pages on theforce.net and created a list of the broken links, invalid email, and outdated information. I will paste this list at the end of this message.
    I just think that this is sad, especially with the recent events that (at least my group feels) will produce a huge amount of interest, reaching new and old fans. I would like to welcome these new fans with open arms, but right now the FanForce is making as difficult as possible for these fans to find us and become involved.
    If something can be done about this, now is the time to start, not after new and reinvigorated fans have already started looking for a group get involved with. Most Star Wars fans know of, or have heard of the 501st. Besides the fans that are in the FanForce, I have never met anyone who has ever even heard of us. With the number of current, or future Star Wars fans out there, there is no reason why the FanForce cannot be as large as the 501st. The 501st if cool, but there are plenty of fans out there who are not interested in costuming.
    Here is the list I put together on just a few of the FanForce web pages;
    * FanForce Home/News (http://www.theforce.net/fanforce/fanforce/)

    Last updated September 27, 2012
    * Google search comes up with this page

    FanForce Events (http://www.theforce.net/fanforce/events/)

    Updated once since October 2, 1012

    FanForce FAQ (http://www.theforce.net/fanforce/fanforce/fanforce_faq.asp)

    How do I join? BROKEN LINK
    Who is on the FanForce Volunteer Staff? BROKEN LINK
    Do you have a question not addressed by this FAQ? INVALID EMAIL

    FanForce Regions and Countries (http://www.theforce.net/fanforce/fanforce/regions.asp)

    Got a Meeting or Event Coming Up? INVALID EMAIL
    USA Midwest Forums - BROKEN LINK
    USA Northeast Forums - BROKEN LINK
    USA Pacific/Northwest Forums - BROKEN LINK
    USA Midsouth Forums - BROKEN LINK
    USA Southeast Forums - BROKEN LINK
    USA Southwest Forums - BROKEN LINK
    Latin American Forums - BROKEN LINK
    Canadian Forums - BROKEN LINK
    United Kingdom Forums - BROKEN LINK
    European Forums - BROKEN LINK
    Oceania Forums - BROKEN LINK
    Asia & Africa Forums - BROKEN LINK

    FanForce USA Midwest Chapters (http://www.theforce.net/fanforce/usamw/chapters.asp)

    USA Midwest Regional Support Admin, Krash - INVALID EMAIL
    USA Midwest Regional Support Admin, Jedi_Dajuan - INVALID EMAIL
    “Elan - Raj” (Link) - BROKEN LINK
    USA Midwest Forums - BROKEN LINK
    Illinois; Chicago, IL - Forum - BROKEN LINK
    Illinois; Chicago, IL - Chapter Rep: Bosh Talk - BROKEN LINK
    Illinois; Chicago, IL - Chapter Rep: Mos Eisleian Radio - BROKEN LINK
    Indiana; Bloomington, IN - Forum - BROKEN LINK
    Indiana; Bloomington, IN - Chapter Rep: echo-3 - BROKEN LINK
    Indiana; Evansville, IN - Forum - BROKEN LINK
    Indiana; Evansville, IN - WedgesOtherNephew - BROKEN LINK
    Indiana; Indianapolis, IN - Forum - BROKEN LINK
    Indiana; Indianapolis, IN - Chapter Rep: Jorg Sacul from C3 - BROKEN LINK
    Iowa; Des Moines, IA - Forum - BROKEN LINK
    Iowa; Des Moines, IA - Chapter Rep: JediPatrick2177 - BROKEN LINK
    Kentucky; Louisville, KY - Chapter Rep: Drk Father1 - BROKEN LINK
    Kentucky; Louisville, KY - Forum - BROKEN LINK
    Kentucky; Louisville, KY - Website - BROKEN LINK
    Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI - Chapter Rep: Midnightguard - BROKEN LINK
    Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI - Forum - BROKEN LINK
    Michigan; Detroit, MI - Forum - BROKEN LINK
    Michigan; Grand Rapids, MI - Chapter Rep: BultarSwan - BROKEN LINK
    Michigan; Grand Rapids, MI - Forum - BROKEN LINK
    Minnesota; Twin Cities, MN - Forum - BROKEN LINK
    Missouri; St. Louis, MO - Chapter Rep Email - INVALID EMAIL
    Missouri; St. Louis, MO - Forum - BROKEN LINK
    Missouri; Kansas City, MO - Chapter Rep Email - INVALID EMAIL
    Missouri; Kansas City, MO - Forum - BROKEN LINK
    Missouri; Kansas City, MO - Website - BROKEN LINK
    Nebraska; Lincoln, NE - Chapter Rep: Obi-Wan’s Appartition - BROKEN LINK
    Nebraska; Lincoln, NE - Forum - BROKEN LINK
    Nebraska; Omaha, NE - Chapter Rep: fanboymt - BROKEN LINK
    Nebraska; Omaha, NE - Forum - BROKEN LINK
    Ohio; Cleveland, OH - Chapter Rep Email - INVALID EMAIL
    Ohio; Cleveland, OH - Forum - BROKEN LINK
    Ohio; Cleveland, OH - Website - BROKEN LINK
    Ohio; Columbus, OH - Chapter Rep Email - INVALID EMAIL
    Ohio; Columbus, OH - Forum - BROKEN LINK
    Ohio; Columbus, OH - Website - BROKEN LINK
    Ohio; Dayton, OH - Chapter Rep: Jedi Junkie - BROKEN LINK
    Ohio; Dayton, OH - Forum - BROKEN LINK
    Ohio; Northwest, OH - Chapter Rep: Tobey-Wan - BROKEN LINK
    Ohio; Northwest, OH - Forum - BROKEN LINK
    Ohio; Cincinnati, OH - Chapter Rep: Qui-Gon Ludo - BROKEN LINK
    Ohio; Cincinnati, OH - Forum - BROKEN LINK
    Wisconsin; Madison, WI - Forum - BROKEN LINK
    Wisconsin; Milwaukee, WI - Chapter Rep: Bishop76 - BROKEN LINK
    Wisconsin; Milwaukee, WI - Forum - BROKEN LINK
    Wisconsin; Milwaukee, WI - Website - BROKEN LINK
    Wisconsin; Quad Cities, WI - Chapter Rep Email - INVALID EMAIL
    Wisconsin; Quad Cities, WI - Forum - BROKEN LINK
    Wisconsin; Quad Cities, WI - Website - BROKEN LINK


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  2. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    May 25, 2002
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    I'm not a FF Admin, but I have mentioned your post in our Admin forum.
  3. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    Member Since:
    Nov 4, 1998
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    We are well aware of the situation on the FF main page, and we are discussing how we should proceed in making it better. With the move to the new boards there has been a bit of restructuring in many regions, and that is also something that isn't reflected on the main page.

    I want to say thank you for doing this work, and I totally understand your frustration about the situation. :)
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  4. rocksoldier Chapter Rep: Detroit, MI

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    Thank you so much.
  5. rocksoldier Chapter Rep: Detroit, MI

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    Jul 18, 2009
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    Also, please keep us updated on what exactly is being done to correct these problem.

    Thank you.
  6. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    Nov 4, 1998
    star 7
    As of today we have started a discussion in our mod forum about what needs to be done, and what steps to take. I want to make it into something more than just updating old information though, and I rather let it take some time and make it good, than trying to just patch things up.
  7. rocksoldier Chapter Rep: Detroit, MI

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    Yes, I completely agree.

    Thank you for the update and for your work on this.
  8. rocksoldier Chapter Rep: Detroit, MI

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    Jul 18, 2009
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    Is there anything new about this?
  9. rocksoldier Chapter Rep: Detroit, MI

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    Another 4+ months go by without any word.
  10. PreludeRM FanForce CR, & Fanforce Council Calgary, Alberta

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    Oct 28, 2002
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    Pretty sad I must say. I wonder if they really looked at it. It's not hard to fix links.

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  11. Vesper2112 FF President & CR, Chattanooga, TN

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    Nov 14, 2003
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    This would be a great time to really kick the FanForce into high gear before the new movies come out. Our chapter has been very active by adding more than Star Wars to the mix (to keep us plenty busy), but I know we'll be doing more Star Wars events once the movies start coming out. So it'd be great it we can get all the ducks in a row to where we can really start reaching as many people as we can.

    I would be happy to volunteer to help fix whatever needs fixing.
  12. PreludeRM FanForce CR, & Fanforce Council Calgary, Alberta

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    Still Crickets.........
  13. Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Art Curator | Oceania RSA | CR of NSW

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    Mar 9, 2002
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    Hello there.

    I know I have spoken to some of you before but I want reiterate here for everyone as a newly minted Administrator.

    First of all, Star Wars is entering a new chapter of its history and so will FanForce. There will be changes to FanForce as a whole to reflect the new era we are coming into. Regarding the FF.N site, it is but one item on our agenda with the upcoming changes. Please understand that there is more to it than simply relinking content and it will take time to thoroughly plan and execute that vision.

    For now, we do have the Official FanForce FaceBook Page growing at the moment.

    Please share and stay tuned for future updates as it develops.

    I thank you for your patience and also for your continuous support and love for the GFFA.
    Last edited by Corellian_Outrider, Jun 20, 2014
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