Has anybody confirmed whether or not it's possible to get to the ramp?
Quoted from Oldgoat:
Right now, it is the Winchester Mystery house of pinball...ramps that lead nowhere, areas that are inaccessible, etc.
I know you were referring to MG here, but this is a GREAT idea for a next pin. Shots that look like they won't make it, but open at the last second, or have variable places the ball reappears after going through the subway. I love the ramps that disappear into the backbox ( like TWD I Think?)
Man, it is f'd up to see these ACTUAL receipts and know this money got sent. Sorry guys :/
Quoted from vicjw66:
Yep. There were two that I can think of that they shamelessly promoted as “ tonight, on a very special Diff’rent Strokes” in order to get by the network censors. The other was when Arnold took a swig of booze from a thermos in the boys bathroom during recess and blacked out. Coincidentally, that was the day that Nancy Reagan just happened to drop by the school to warn Dudley and Arnold to “just say no”. Jesus, Dudley had to go though some serious shit
The actor said later on that that was happening to him for reals with a family “friend”. That shit is the creepiest
Quoted from CrazyLevi:
Remember when Zidware was the real deal cause Jpop signed on?
Remember when Dutch Pinball "have their shit together!" because Roger Sharpe was drawing a paycheck?
Remember when Heighway had it locked down cause Barry and Dennis were involved?
If the nutjob in charge keeps writing the checks, 10k by Christmas!
Does JPop HAVE funds to recover?
And does this mean that deeproot is now liable for all this nonsense? Or st least that they don’t have the bird in hand they thought they had? Expect some major Trump Distancing Techniques pronto.
Quoted from Rarehero:
Mike, I believe you're projecting a bit. You've stated your "hatred" of many people with your anti-American, homophobic and racist statements, and then hide under the "virtue" of "not being politically correct". That's your choice and you're welcome to make it, but you can't turn around and get upset about it if your public statements result in people viewing you in a negative light. While you and some people might consider "anti-PC" as a virtue, plenty of other people see it as code for "I just want to be mean without consequence". I wouldn't have a negative word to say about your company if you, as the head of the company, didn't constantly put yourself out there with negative things to say about potential customers. You like to say that Gary and Jack "have opinions" behind closed doors, and somehow they're lesser people than you for not saying these things publicly...Noooooo! They're smart business people. You don't mix potentially catastrophic personal views when trying to sell a product, unless you're absolutely OK with decimating your sales.
I'm not the reason people don't post on Pinside. This is a hobby forum. People who work for manufacturers are running a business. They have no reason to be here, really...unless they consider this forum to be an important marketing tool. Stern has social media for marketing, and the fans provide them with "free marketing" here. You could use this forum for positive marketing, but you never take too long before you do the opposite. Don't blame me or us for that...take responsibility for your own actions.
One quick story: I hired an electrician from a well known local company. He's not in my house for 10 minutes or so, and he makes multiple racist statements like "you'll be glad you hired me and not some beaner". As a white man in a white man's company, he assumed he was with someone of similar opinion. He could not be more wrong. I scolded him for what he was saying and demanded he get out of my house. I've never done business with that company again and have guided others away from it. This is EXACTLY what you do, Mike. You assume you're in like company...that your statements will be seen as "funny" or "agreeable", when they're not. This is a teachable moment, Mike. Become a better person...for yourself & the sake of your business.
Not to pile on, but it’s like you were in my house the last time we talked with a contractor. He HADNT EVEN GOTTEN THE CONTRACT SIGNED when he started spouting off the same crap. Little did he know my wife (and therefore my kid) are of Hispanic decent, not to mention half my work buddies. Don’t let the door hit you in the butt...
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:
I am sensing a lot of anger and hostile feelings towards JPOP lately, it seems to have grown more intense following the news that JPOP would be attending. I wonder what the impact would be if JPOP were to take the first fifteen minutes of dr's seminar to address the issue head on? Would it be appropriate and would it help? Even if it allowed 100 people in the room to heal a little bit and to quit feeling like they wanted to strangle the man.
begin dream sequence ....
If he were to stay focused about his actions and the implosion of his company rather than aimlessly rambling. IF HE TOOK FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS ACTIONS AND HE APOLOGIZED PUBLICLY FOR THEM. Maybe he would say - Hi I'm JPOP and I was founder of Zidware. I presold 3 pinball machines based on my reputation and my background in pinball. I was actually developing 5 pinball machines and some web games when the money ran out. I took preorder money and mismanaged it badly. I didn't understand how to run a company and didn't realize I didn't understand. I also didn't understand how to build a game and never fully completed the design on any of these games. Some were so FUBAR'D they could never work. But once again I didn't know I didn't know what I was talking about. I was paid to design and build 3 games and I LIED ABOUT THE REAL SITUATION AND CONTINUED TAKING MONEY FOR THREE YEARS AFTER I KNEW THE COMPANY WAS INSOLVENT.
Now I would like to spend the next five minutes saying I AM SORRY to each and every person that was screwed, in as many ways as I can. (repeat for five minutes). Now that is the situation and I am sorry. I would like to ASK YOU TO CONSIDER FORGIVING ME FOR MY DISCRETIONS.
I have been sued every which way to Sunday and was recently ruled against by the court - meaning I owe refunds to those litigants. I know I know, it's all a real big mess that I made for myself. In order to pay those bills I now am working for deeproot. I am here today as their employee and they've asked me to come and to discuss my new pinball design.
wake up from dream -
I guess that would help me if it were sincere. As it stands, I have no idea if he is repentant. He gave a written apology a long while back and it wasn't that effective. How does he really feel about the situation? Does he accept the facts and did he learn anything?
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