Quoted from DerGoetz:
Well..to all the shills....and we all know who they are....how about growing up now.
Mighty quiet from a few members from the midwestern states...
Quoted from Mr68:
Please delete that list. While I do appreciate the support I don't think it's necessary or right to call attention to individuals like this. There are some great people in that list that have already shown kindness towards me by up voting my other comments as thing progressed and long before today's situation. Posting this list makes me feel very awkward and I don't feel it's necessary at all.
People can read back on their own if they wish but this is hurtful IMO.
Kim (whom I have never met) is a true gentleman. I have deleted my prior comment and must reflect on what it means to be gracious.
Except for the shit stirrers from the Midwest. They ruin Pinside and should go.
whysnow Take it for whatever it is but I think that part of the reason that people have polarizing opinions on you is that I believe that you like to be the straw that stirs the drink. It is obvious that pinball is a big part of your life and that you are very enthusiastic about it. You are out cheerleading hard for specific companies, events, etc. We get that. You want to be a personality and get some notoriety. However, when you backtrack comments, weasel word things, shout people down, and troll things it makes it very easy for people to turn against you. When you make thoughtful comments, I enjoy reading them and find you to be knowledgable. When you make inane comments, that is when people pile on you. I think deep down you want to be thought of as a made guy in the pinball community and that you carry weight. If that is the case, you might consider changing some of your ways to get better results.
Not a shot at you, just the outside looking in.
I understand your point of view. Food for thought on one comment that you made:
Quoted from Whysnow:
Luckily, this online community is just ONLINE.
The line between online and the real world has gotten very blurry throughout the years and actions in one world tend to have effects in the other. It sounds like you are able to compartmentalize the two but others may not. When people read reviews of products (good or bad) online, that can impact purchase decisions. We see it on Amazon, we see it on eBay, and yes, we see it on Pinside. You and others when you cheerlead or deride products can have an impact on purchasing decisions even if you do not pull out the credit card out of their wallet (paraphrasing a prior comment). Your enthusiasm for products and companies can be interpreted as shilling, particularly if there are difficulties with that product or company that arise. In some cases, it can even have the opposite reaction then you intended (Hilton likes product/company x, is it because it is good or is he over enthusiastic? Maybe I don't trust what is being said).
Like I said, this is not intended as a shot at you (we will have time for that later ). Just an observation and an outside perspective.
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