Extra "Heads Up" for Midwesterners…

  • DBJT

    Extra "Heads Up" for Midwesterners…

    I posted the below already in the discussion thread on Ken’s decision to shut down the message boards on this site, but wanted to post an add’tl heads up for folks here, in Midwest area.

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    An understandable, even if SAD, decision by Ken re: closing the message board operation of this site. People don’t really understand how complex running a LARGE board like this can be.

    FWIW, for those in the Midwest area around Detroit (especially those attending the “special event” soon coming up) I may be able to offer a partial replacement for the loss of this website’s message boards, on the site we’ve been building.

    It will IN NO WAY EVER be as massive and comprehensive as THIS site has been (taking on covering the whole country? No thanks) but rather will be LOCALLY focused and “real world” not only “online” in nature.

    Full details will be available to discuss with those attending the EVENT… and/or by contacting me via the Detroit Blackjack Team (dot com) either the webmail form or comment in the blog section.

    Thanks KEN for all you’ve done on this site and best of variance (not luck!) in all your endeavors in the future!

    -DBJT

  • DBJT

     

    Not sure if you’re right Spaw, as I don’t see anything specific enough in what I wrote that reveals anything related to DAY or TIME or even exact LOCATION of any event in question.

    Those who know about it, know what I mean and I think those who don’t know anything, still don’t know anything specific enough that’d be useful to them.

    That said, however… if any principals involved object to what I’ve written it will be promptly edited of course.

    -CJ

  • creeping panther

    Dbjt

    Full speed ahead Buddy, the idea and implimentation for the Midwest Website will be of great news to all the Midwest AP’s!

    This was going to be revealed at the upcoming event, the timing is great.

    DBJT, make sure that the site is posted clearly please.

    The site will include a member only section for those who it is felt are serious players, with experience, and TRUSTWORTHY and LOYAL to one another. This has been in the planning stages by the DBJT for some time and I wholly endorse it.

    The timing could not be better

    Thanks, DBJT!!

    CP

  • DBJT

     

    Thanks CP, you’re truly a Gentleman and a Scholar

    RE: for the benefit of the “general public” readership who may be unaware (now and for future reference, when this-here board is closed and this message exists only in archive) the website in question is:

    http://www.detroitblackjackteam.com

    At the moment it’s a private members-only site with FORUM and WEBMAIL and BLOG and DOWNLOADS etc, which I’ve been in the process of building up, to hopefully make it suitable to serve a larger membership than it has in the past. (Previously this was just a small private space used by the small team that I’ve played with, off and on, over the last couple years…)

    It’s actually not QUITE ready for prime time, however, so this announcement IS a little premature. But, yes, since Ken’s decided to close his board now, I will try and move things forward faster.

    My plans for this site ARE a bit different than anything that’s been done in this area in the past, however… details of which will probably be discussed at the ‘event’ and, later, on the board itself. Again, anyone active as an AP in the Midwest who’s interested in learning more, email me using the mail form on main page of the site…

    -DBJT

  • BrianCP

     

    I’m going to lose contact with all of the midwest APs before I get my bankroll together! I hope I can find you guys in the future, CP and southpaw and everyone else.

  • creeping panther

    Brian

    Quote: BrianCP said:
    I’m going to lose contact with all of the midwest APs before I get my bankroll together! I hope I can find you guys in the future, CP and southpaw and everyone else.

    Just remember, “Detroit Black Jack Team,,DBJT”

    My best to you young man

    CP

  • DBJT

     

    Thanks again for the pointer CP

    Also FYI guys… if you’d like to just keep informed in a general way about what we’re doing over there, in the future, without being actively involved (perhaps you’re interested in team play but not currently living in Midwest/Detroit area) you can also just add an email address to our contact list using the Email Manager link on the main page.

    I just got that set up a few weeks ago and it’s a nice system for managing your own email contact on our list: you can add or remove your own info at any time and all it does is put in a line in a text file I maintain stored on the server… no auto-reply or confirm or anything like that. It just adds or removes your email address from a simple text file list.

    I’ll be using that list from time to time to post a newsletter or just simple announcement type messages — obviously nothing *proprietary* but just some of the appropriate “public facing” stuff re: the website and things like that… just another way folks from here can maybe stay connected.

    -DBJT

  • creeping panther

    Sign up today

    Sign up today for the DBJT Web Site Forum, I did, it is easy and painless

    Midwest players, you are encouraged to join the forum today.

    A site for players, by players!

    CP

  • DBJT

     

    Aha… one caveat however, if you will.

    Please only sign up IF you are actually in the SE-Michigan, Midwest, Detroit area OR living elsewhere but still actually PLAY in the Detroit-area and this region’s casinos a substantial amount of time out of the year.

    While I’d love to be able to offer memberships for just *everyone* (like the pros on this board living in Vegas and etc) this site IS going to be more focused on real world activities of team-players in this area… so I can’t approve memberships for just *anyone* at the moment

    A different kind of “General” membership as team ASSOCIATE is something I plan for the future too, but that needs to be discussed among the CORE members first (coming soon).

    If you fall into that category, please just add your email address to our mailing list from the Mailing List Manager link on the main site page, for the time being, and I’ll be in touch with you that way at a later date regarding this option…

    -DBJT

  • Sonny

     

    That website looks very familiar. Maybe it’s just a popular template. Is that group affiliated with the old Carnivore Investment Strategies group? Or any of it’s previous incarnations (Duke team, CardCountersCafe team, etc.). Is NC still involved?

    -Sonny-

  • DBJT

     

    Hi Sonny:

    Re: website design, do you mean the overall site or just the phpBB forum style?

    The FORUM style is based on an old but “abandoned” style called Semi-Green that I’ve updated and adapted into this blackjack customization. It was a PITA to do, actually, as the original author of Semi-Green did not want to have anything to do with resurrecting his style, LOL, so I couldn’t get any answers to any of my questions

    The overall site design/style is all my own however… except for the graphic of the blackjack table which I cribbed from another site actually (but still cleaned up and improved a bit, I think, with the edge fading and etc…)

    The rounded corners stuff used on many pages is another bit of (apparently) abandoned JavaScript from here: http://www.ruzee.com/ and I’ve also adapted the blog section skin/style to kind of look like that, from another WordPress skin.

    All in all, it’s kind of a hodge podge of bits of code and graphics that I’ve put together from a variety of places, but still overall “original” in final effect, I think.

    Curious really IF it DOES look like some other site after all, given it’s been put together from so many different sources (Frankenstein site? LOL)

    -JC

  • Sonny

     

    Quote: DBJT said:
    Curious really IF it DOES look like some other site after all, given it’s been put together from so many different sources (Frankenstein site? LOL)

    I was going to say, it is a very distinctive site design. That’s why I was surprised that it looked familiar. It looks good though. I think all of the elements work together well. Navigation is easy and intuitive too.

    I was just curious if your team is affiliated with those other groups or any of their people. Are you familiar with them?

    -Sonny-

  • DBJT

     

    Quote: Sonny said:
    I was just curious if your team is affiliated with those other groups or any of their people. Are you familiar with them?

    Well probably shouldn’t say one way or the other on a public message, y’know, but I guess maybe sub-conciously some other older site’s design could have stuck in my head and influenced me somehow, as I was pulling the bits together for this design?

    Yeah… that’s the ticket. Sounds reasonable to me

    -JC

  • creeping panther

    Sonny

    No Sonny, not afilliated with any scam Carnivore team, if that is what you are fishing for

    CP

  • DBJT

     

    Aha… Oh, I see

    Thought he was just asking about the WEBSITE DESIGN

    -JC

  • moo321

     

    Quote: Sonny said:
    That website looks very familiar. Maybe it’s just a popular template. Is that group affiliated with the old Carnivore Investment Strategies group? Or any of it’s previous incarnations (Duke team, CardCountersCafe team, etc.). Is NC still involved?

    -Sonny-

    Last I heard he disappeared.

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