Today I was bored so I figured I would check out the RGS page on Wikipedia to see if anything was updated and for something to do. Little did I expect to see that some of the research and information I have dug up over the last couple of years has made its way onto the main page recently (Example: Information about Ranger Gord's Tower in season 1). Now I am not overly mad in the sense that someone "stole" the information from my site. That's not what this website here is all about and certainly not why I created it in the first place. I am a touch upset that credit was not given. Sure someone else could have dug up the clues and found this out on their own and popped it on Wikipedia without knowing it was previously "discovered", but I doubt that. I am happy with just having the website's link thrown onto the bottom of the page so that fans like me can come on here as well and learn more about the show or share ideas, which is why I am doing this website. So I guess I am overreacting a touch (I threw the website on the links page today as well), but still, it bothers me that there are fans who would grab information and throw it onto Wikipedia without either verifying that it is correct (If I was one of those shady characters I could have made it up for all anyone knows.) and/or supporting other fan websites. The weird part is that in the last 11 years of running this website both on here and Geocities, I have seen at least 10 solid RGS fan websites, all but 2 have essentially disappeared (probably lack of hits or interest in maintaining them) and one of the two has not been updated since 2004. I don't want to become one of those lost sites,but I also believe that now is a great time to revive interest in the show and get people talking. Its too bad someone could not take the initiative to set up local lodge chapters or set up virtual meetings,much like the RGS live chats that ended last year on www.redgreen.com. Chatting has always been apart of the Red Green website and is something that I think most fans loved to take part in (I was at every one of the live online chats and noticed the numbers were pretty good with 2000+ fans at any given time). So that's where I stand on Wikipedia and promoting RGS websites and information. Its better we do this than have nothing to check out or dig up often wondered facts from.
Well here we are in the dog days of summer. Not much has been happening on the website, except I poke in from time to time to post the odd update that I keep putting off. Procrastination is great isn't it folks.
I did get one email from another fan inquiring about the Possum Lodge vests as he was trying to make his own as close as possible. This helped kick me in the rear end to get on posting some pictures of my own vests as well as do some research on possible vests to make reproductions from. Turns out, I may have stumbled onto the unofficial supplier for the show, a manufacturer called Woodfield. Not able to find out much about where they operate from, what all they make or where to buy, but I have found some vests similar (almost identical) to my Woodfield RGS reproduction vest, as well as the vests used in the later half of the series. Sounds like more research is needed. If anyone has any tips or info, would greatly be appreciated!! Anyway I hope I was able to help the member with his questions on the vest and send him in the right direction. Makes me wonder why no one is trying to make unofficial reproduction vests. Hmmm business idea!
Anyway keep checking the websites and throwing your questions my way and I'll see what I can come up with. Seriously though, I have nothing to do!
Been watching since Season 1 (I was 5) and was able to catch the last 10 minutes of the show before switching to The Pink Panther before lunch.The show is not a passion or obsession for me, but rather a really weird and interesting hobby. Nothing is more fun than getting that rare RGS collectible that no one else has or finding out a new tidbit of information that's never been shared anywhere. As I get older, I may be more opinionated and tech savvy, but always enjoy catching the Red Green Show for a laugh.