This last episode has soured me on Junk Boxes for good.
I've heard more complaints about it being too soon than I have seen excitement about it.
For the record, I did wait a month and a half before sending this out. The prior box was sent out (not by me) while there was a junk box still circulating, and nothing was said about it being too soon at that time, and it did not affect people's excitement. I said I was going to try to host another after Retropalooza in mid May, and again nobody said "too soon!"
Either way, I didn't vote in the poll. It's not my problem anymore.
Oh no! Rows, I'm very sorry!!! I hope you don't think I was complaining. If it came across that way, please accept my apologies. And really, I didn't get the vibe that anyone else was complaining either. It seemed to be just a perfect storm of busy lives and the simple fact that we have done 3 junk boxes in just over 4 months. And yes, I contributed very much as I did send RJB 8 out 2 days after RJB 7 ended. I don't think we ever had so many so close together and it brought up a problem that we didn't foresee: Running out of junk! (at least I didn't foresee it, perhaps because I have more stuff I need to get rid of than most)
And as the most experienced person here in hosting a junk box, allow me to say that it is very normal for a host of the box to get very excited about hosting it and then get a feeling that other's aren't matching their excitement. I've experienced similar feelings before but usually by the end everyone seems happy and it turns out to be a good experience.
You've done an amazing job both as a participant and host and it would be a shame to see you no longer take part in it. I hope by the time we do another, you reconsider, but I understand if you don't.