(Topic ID: 312147)

Petition for Stern Pinball to move QR reader from apron to coin door

By pinmister

1 year ago


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    “Petition for Stern Pinball to move QR reader from apron to coin door”

    • Yes-I petition Stern to move the QR reader to the coin door location or provide a kit to do so 48 votes
      18%
    • No-the QR reader does not bother me and I prefer it be kept on the apron location 95 votes
      36%
    • Prefer to have QR reader provided as a kit that can be installed in either location or left off 49 votes
      19%
    • I like Pizza 70 votes
      27%

    (262 votes)

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    #151 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinmister:

    'Hey just ditch the baloney qr light and slap a qr sticker on it!'

    Another thought-sounds like operators want it on apron for visibility-ok. It also sounds like operators like it for the ability to advertise certain features or advantages to lure more patrons-ok. Go to Joe Blow's Crab Shack and buy one game and get one free-cool. So why not give people the option to just buy the qr kit seperatly? Because they want to force the program to increase number of patrons? Not cool

    Seems like if operators or some home owners want it-they can purchase it themselves? Well Stern did not invest all this time and money to blah blah blah

    #152 1 year ago

    The first four connect kits I added (three door, one apron). I ended up adding 5 more after I took that pic. Six on the coin door, three aprons. 100% don't care where they are but finding a premium kit was much easier than the apron pro kit, so on the doors they went. EHoH, DP, and JP (switched from door later on) got the apron install. The light on the apron does not bother me at all (especially on Godzilla Prem)
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    #153 1 year ago

    (I'll preface this as this is just a joke). Would the IR reader in the coin door make anyone worried about testicular cancer?

    #154 1 year ago
    Quoted from KozMckPinball:

    Would the IR reader in the coin door make anyone worried about testicular cancer?

    No but Stern will need to provide a giant yellow warning sticker about the possibility of a seizure or health problems due to blue light coming from qr reader(actually is a proven science).

    #155 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinmister:

    Did Stern launch the reader to try and sell units for profitability and ruin the classic look of pinball?

    I can't stop thinking about this. Do we really need the qr reader? Why can't we just use a qr sticker-can someone answer this question?

    #156 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinmister:

    Why can't we just use a qr sticker-can someone answer this question?

    Sounds like a new poll answer is needed...

    Should Stern do away with the phony annoying qr reader that ruins the classic look of pinball and just use a simple qr sticker for people to log into insider connect platform?

    I think I would change my vote from providing a kit and giving the option to just having a sticker to apply if you choose to do so? Is this possible and was it possible all along?

    #157 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinmister:

    I can't stop thinking about this. Do we really need the qr reader? Why can't we just use a qr sticker-can someone answer this question?

    Because even though it may be hard to believe, not everyone has a smartphone. In fact, there are 2 people in my local crew who don't and they still use the scanner. They both have print outs of their codes they carry with them.

    #158 1 year ago
    Quoted from ectobar:

    not everyone has a smartphone

    Sorry dude but this was meant for people with smart phones-I laugh at someone that would carry a qr code(have one tattooed) on them.

    The only person I know without a cell phone is O-din(and he is special )

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    #159 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinmister:

    Sorry dude but this was meant for people with smart phones-I laugh at someone that would carry a qr code(have one tattooed) on them.
    The only person I know without a cell phone is O-din(and he is special )
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    And Stern is laughing at your dumb thread.

    #160 1 year ago
    Quoted from ectobar:

    And Stern is laughing at your dumb thread

    Not so-I can hear the Chatter!

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    #161 1 year ago
    Quoted from ectobar:

    And Stern is laughing at your dumb thread.

    Well, there's no way Stern is going to move the camera to the coin door... there are too many operators out there using bill acceptors or cashless card reader systems that are already using that real estate.

    #162 1 year ago
    Quoted from Amused_to_Death:

    Well, there's no way Stern is going to move the camera to the coin door

    They do not need to move anything

    What they NEED to do is offer it as an OPTION

    I have confidence that Stern can somehow bamboozle people into a fake program of some kind or just provide a sticker in order to justify their concept and get some ROI back in other ways?

    Did I mention-you are a genius yet?

    #163 1 year ago

    If it's the light that is bothering you, try the scanner without it. Not sure how easy it is to disable, but there's a pin on location near me with the light out and the scanner still works. Not a super bright location either.

    #164 1 year ago
    Quoted from ectobar:

    If it's the light that is bothering you,

    It is not just the light-it does not belong on the pf. Ruins aesthetics

    Asking a friend what they thought about this-their reply was why would someone want that on the apron and sometimes things need to be left alone. Do I want the coin slot removed-absolutely not-that is part of pinball to me(also good luck trying to sell a game without a coin slot-they are worthless). For awhile I was anti-pop bumpers(especially in back of playfield where they do nothing). Now if placed properly-pop bumpers are part of the classic pinball design. I am passionate about getting this crap off the pf because I feel it does not belong. Not that I am against change-but I want it to be a positive change not a negative. If we do not make a stand or speak up now-I am going to have to figure out how to create my own vinyl art on the apron for all future games? It honestly makes me hesitant to want to buy a new game with this crap on it. Starting to look towards the classics again.

    #165 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinmister:

    I was thinking where could it be placed other than apron or coindoor where you would not see the light(you could turn slightly sideways)-cup holder or sides of legs?

    Guys, it is not. that. bright. I hate distracting light sources, play my GZ all the time, and I literally never notice it. Like, it's hard for me to even imagine/recall what it looks like on the apron. I'm completely oblivious to it.

    #166 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinmister:

    It honestly makes me hesitant to want to buy a new game with this crap on it. Starting to look towards the classics again.

    Sounds like a good solution to your problem. Stern didn't spend years developing IC to change it for one guy who started this thread and has 45 of the 165 posts in it.

    #167 1 year ago
    Quoted from yancy:

    I'm completely oblivious to it

    Hey-who the fu%# took my lighter?

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    46 and counting-I am the OP afterall

    #168 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinmister:

    We now interrupt our regular scheduled programing with a break...

    #169 1 year ago
    Quoted from MasterBlaster:

    but from a cost perspective I would think that having a door kit would make a great second option

    Yes why would Stern want you to have to buy a qr reader and a whole new apron that you have to try and salvage the decals from? This makes no sense to me and is adding a burden for loyal Stern patrons. Just sell a coin door kit-especially for homeowners who do not wish to have to do all the swapping.

    How long do we need to wait before Stern gets a clue? Even if they will not change the location or provide a kit they are leaving money on the table by allowing modders to supply them on second hand market. You would think Stern would see this as another money making opportunity and offer their own kit? A metal plate and some wiring-again not rocket science here.

    If you guys want an option please speak up-it takes an army.

    email your thoughts to: [email protected]
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    #170 1 year ago
    Quoted from CryHavoc:

    The only way I think it could look worse is by duct taping it to one of the legs

    Look at the desperation here folks-can someone not come to the rescue?

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