Some of COW's staff and membership have contacts with Ford, Lucas, Spielberg, etc; and members like Tony Nowak and Steve Delk, who is a frequent poster there, made jackets and hats for the films. In that sense, COW might be a little more like an exclusive club, but as far as I know, anyone who wants to can still join.
For some reason, the endless debates over tiny, tiny details there that I used to find fascinating have become a bit tiresome for me; other than that, it's a great forum and without a doubt the best resource for anyone engaged in research on Indy's costume.
In that sense, COW might be a little more like an exclusive club, but as far as I know, anyone who wants to can still join.
I lurked there for years, but when they "closed" it to non-members I immediately signed up. And about a week later a got conformation that I was a member. I've never posted a damn thing yet. I just love looking around.
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I've been a member at COW for a couple of years though there's only so much for me to talk about when it comes to Indy gear (or Marion gear in my case). I guess it's probably because as a fan, I'm really more interested in collecting certain bits and pieces of merchandise like books, comics and games.
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only way i got in was because a friend of mine was a moderator and he pulled some strings to have me added --- cause he said they werent adding people back when i joined --- i kinda thought that was kinda bull----,
Yes, the mods on COW are pretty good at snuffing out little fires before they turn into big flames. And they will not hesitate to ban members they consider to be troublemakers. It can still be a disagreeable place, but at least the arguments remain civil and rarely descend into baiting or namecalling.