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Are we all too busy to contribute?

Postby andydotp » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:25 pm

Hi all,
Just wondering why so few members contribute to the threads !PUZZLED!
There's a wealth of knowledge, experience and collective tales - good & bad - to share between ourselves so it's got me bug**red (no emoticon thanks Badpenny) as to why things are so quiet.
:byee: Andy.

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Re: Are we all too busy to contribute?

Postby badpenny » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:55 am

Ah ... well .... if you had the answer to that one you'd probably also know why The Bullion is attached to number 5 (just plugging my own thread that had 49 views before JC put finger to keyboard)

Still there is another Slotty Site in America that boasts hundreds'nesses more members than ours and seems to get a similar response rate. !PUZZLED!

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Re: Are we all too busy to contribute?

Postby coppinpr » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:44 am

If you're thinking of the coinopcollector forum in the USA, it may have more members but it gets far far less contributions than we do, usually 1 or 2 replies per week. It's rubbish compared to pennymachines. (Well that's one more contribution in the bag, want me to write another?)

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Re: Are we all too busy to contribute?

Postby funky » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:07 pm

I love this site, !THUMBS! ...really enjoy reading all the antics and finds and informative information..... personally I'm not that great and knowledgable about fixing things but I do buy old coin op machines as I think they're ace... but, as I say, I'm not that knowledgable on repairing and fixing things, so I tend not to say ought not to make a fool of myself !!ESCAPE!! ....... Anybody want to help me fix up my growing collection or give me tips and ideas to fix things!! :smash:

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Re: Are we all too busy to contribute?

Postby badpenny » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:55 pm

Well stepped forward that man !THUMBS!

I rather suspect by now that most people will have noticed that the hard core of contributors mainly waffle in their threads and sometimes the link to slots can be quite tenuous. I am often amazed to get a pm from someone I don't know thanking me for some daft throw away comment I've made as it was interesting to them.

You can never tell.

So funky tell us for starters what machines you own, any issues you have with them, what's your dream machine? What do you remember playing when you were young? Where do you search for machines? What would you like help with regarding restoration. How did you feel when you got your first one? What reaction do you get from others when they find out how afflicted you are?
So much to talk about.

!!CHEERS!!

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Re: Are we all too busy to contribute?

Postby gameswat » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:03 pm

Yes, way too busy to contribute.

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Re: Are we all too busy to contribute?

Postby treefrog » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:59 pm

I am sure a lot of people have always been watchers and have better things to do and contribute when something relevant comes up they feel they can add value to or when they need help. I guess it does not matter as long as there is contribution. I have been on here almost 4 years, when I started collecting, where some on here have been collecting for decades, I guess they are the ones we want to tap into for knowledge.

I have to also bring up the slight bias many members may have towards one collectable area than another. Of late, most posts are bandit oriented, whereas many of the older hardcore collectors on here are probably more wall and other amusement fans. I happen to now collect both, as I had filled the floor space and realised there were many walls to fill......

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Re: Are we all too busy to contribute?

Postby andydotp » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:23 am

All fair & reasonable comments,,,,, well, it got us talking didn't it!

I'll second Badpenny - tell us your issues Funky, don't be coy - we all started somewhere and there's no such thing as a stupid question with these infernal mechanical things..
Yep T-F you are quite correct, recent bias towards bandits (I probably take a portion of the blame for that) but am interested in selling or trading my 3-reelers for Allwins & other wall machines so maybe a few other members will jump in?
We'll see.

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Re: Are we all too busy to contribute?

Postby funky » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:16 am

I started collecting a few video games as I remembered playing them as a kid... I knew a lad in Blackpool that had a few of the table top games that he used to site in hotels.... I bought a Moon Cresta and a Space Invaders off him... then another two turned up and I got the bug! Then it jumped up and bit my backside as I picked up an original Mills Roman Head off an old lad that had an arcade in Blackpool (it belonged to his dad)... and the lad I bought it off was in his 70s. (Also a funny story about a puppet machine I bought from him as well). And that was me - the beauty of old one arm bandits and allwins took over... Don't bother with my video games now... :lol: The bug surely bites as you start looking at other things but unfortunately they are very expensive when nice items turn up, :shock: and in this climate with my job etc. I'm getting priced out of the market now.. :dammit: ..... Anyhow, as far as fixing them up, as I say, I'm a novice and useless at that sort of thing, but maybe if I turn my hand to fixing things up and work out how to post pics etc., I'm sure the kind folks on here will be willing to help me out..... !THUMBS! ... I do like the beauty of the 1930s one arm bandits..... and love the older working models but doubt I'll ever own one of them beauties... Anyway I'll stop rambling. Hope I've contributed a little bit of nonsense in my world of collecting machines. @&@

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Re: Are we all too busy to contribute?

Postby badpenny » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:39 pm

Cheers Funky ....

I think it's common to start by buying machines remembered from childhood, but I don't think we hear very often from those making the transition backwards into previous generations.
Unless of course those that haven't yet contributed are exactly doing that and are the quiet majority! !PUZZLED!

It sounds as if you have machines you are very proud of. Of course we all love photos and it's amazing how the threads start to bulge with background info once a picture arrives. Also it is fair to say that if you are not experienced at plonking pictures on a forum then it can be daunting the first time.
There are numerous so called idiot guides that I and my fellow moderators post however it can add to the daunting'ness trying to find them and follow them. So I'm going to try a different tack.
Please excuse if I am being too basic here, but everyone is at a different knowledge level.

I suggest the following: -
Store the photos you want to post on a website like http://www.photobucket.com Firstly go to the site and open an account, it's free. Then up load the photos to your account there. It's only a question of following the instructions.
Once the photos are on their website, start your reply to Pennymachines when you get to the part in your writing where you want the photo to go, then open another internet tab or window go to http://www.photobucket.com find the photo. As you hover the cursor over the photo you'll see options pop up go to "IMG Code" (it's the bottom option) and click, you'll see the option change to copied. When you go back to your reply here, place the cursor where you want the photo to go, click to get the cursor there, then right click and chose paste You'll see a line of code appear. That is the link to your photo.
That is exactly what I have done here:-
CIMG4801.jpg
No idea who the devilishly handsome hunk is nor where he is, seems to have a budgie in his breast pocket though.

Give it a try and let's see your treasures, along with what you want advice about, nobody will be judgemental about you or your machines. As you must have seen like meets like on this forum. You've fairly stepped up with a nice attitude and will be treated accordingly.

Cheers.
PS Now what's this about a Puppet Machine ...... were there strings attached? :lol:


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