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Pinside update - Introducing 'connect' and more!

By robin

5 years ago


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  • Latest reply 5 years ago by Jackontherocks
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    #43 5 years ago
    Quoted from robin:

    (by the way, notice how in-active our test user Gizza is? Pulse is almost flat )

    I'm betting Gizza is quiet now... but in the end will finish strong!

    #51 5 years ago
    Quoted from Gizza:

    Here is some Pinside testing jargon for you all to enjoy: xxxxxxxxx.

    Gizza!!! This is a FAMILY forum!

    You kiss your mother with that mouth??
    faz

    #53 5 years ago

    IMO Being followed has nothing to do with a "forum".

    Scenario #1: I have a tech issue. I search the forum for a prior similar issue
    I find a pre-existing post that handles my issue (or close enough)
    I don't post my added benefit to the thread; I get smarter; the problem is fixed; the forum is a silent hero
    I do post my added benefit to the tread; I get smarter; the problem is fixed; the form is a hero
    BOTH cases.... all is good. Followers matter not.

    Scenario #2: I have a tech issue.
    I post to the forum; good people contribute; forum increases a few IQ points.... all is good
    Someone might be inspired to follow someone else based upon the exchanges.

    Scenario #3: I'm bored out of my mind and I want to have some fun
    I check out my "smart-ass" followers to see what's fun in the community. All is good
    Nobody wants to follow me because I'm just not that interesting.

    Scenario #4: I'm bored out of my mind and I want to learn.
    I check out what Chris, Vid, Zaza or the other amazing techs are working on.
    Nobody wants to follow me because I'm just not that good of a tech.

    Scenario #5: I'm bored out of my mid and want to help out.
    I read every thread posted every day (sometimes more in depth than others). Given my skill level (or lack there of) I dip my beak into the mix only a fraction of the time.
    Every once in a while the blind squirrel finds a nut... I help someone else out.
    Maybe someone decides to follow me... maybe not.

    I never liked to "follow" someone before because, as whysnow pointed out early on,...it's like getting stalked. But now that the community has made this a "thing" I'm adding more and more of my favorite people to watch to my list. It makes scenarios 3 and 4 much easier. Although when I'm in scenario #5, I see the usual suspects there anyway

    My 2¢.
    faz

    #58 5 years ago
    Quoted from robin:

    it's pinball, supposed to be fun and all that!

    It totally is... and I'm glad for the new feature. It's helping me to grow my skills and have more fun using Pinside..... no stalking going on (honestly how could you stalk someone on a pinball forum). Facebook on the other hand just creeps me out given all the personal data being thrown out there.... it's a fraudsters paradise.

    Quoted from o-din:

    I've picked up six more "followers" since this thread started.

    As the docile tones of o-din.... must follow off cliff...
    faz

    #63 5 years ago

    I'm more of an "action adventure" kinda guy. I never got into Kaneda's drama/soap operas.

    Pinball is fun... Pinside makes pinball fun AND educational. I get enough drama at work
    faz

    #78 5 years ago
    Quoted from sulakd:

    As a new pinsider, I see it more as a reputation thing than a popularity thing. Easier to trust the advice of someone telling you how to wash circuit boards etc. if a bunch of others are following that person.

    Agree completely!
    faz

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