Quoted from PACMAN:
I've been contributing to a "What arcade games do you own?" thread for awhile that got tossed in the basement. The basement is a free-for-all of every OFF TOPIC thread imaginable. I think this is really stupid as ARCADE and PINBALL go hand in hand. I have and restore both types of coin operated machines and think that arcade video games deserve a better place than at the bottom of a land fill. A lot of guys here own both and it would be nice to be able to have ARCADE stuff in one section for buying/selling, tech, restoration, etc. There are other sites that have this but they suck nards compared to Pinside. What do you guys think?
I vote no. I like Pacman, have done a few deals with him that went picture perfect, I 100% disagree with his banning, but I still vote no. KLOV has a pinball subforum and it averages less than 5 posts a day. I motioned to get rid of it a few years ago citing everyone uses Pinbside for pinball, but I was shut down. Like others have said, it's their site (Robin for Pinside, Greg for KLOV), they can do what they want.
But seriously, if you had a game to sell, or needed a part, or wanted some help, where would you go? If it was a pinball game, would you go to the KLOV sub-forum for pinball games? No way! If it was a video game, would you go to the Pinside video-game sub-forum? Again, no way.
KLOV does not suck nards, by any means. And neither does Pinside. I like them both, and both have good features that the other doesn't have. They do not need to cross over to each other. I wish Pacman was on KLOV, but I still vote no.
Joe (joemagiera at ameritech dot net)