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Poll for number of years on Pinside


By Pinball-is-great

2 years ago



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    “How many years have you been here on Pinside?”

    • less than 1 year 10 votes
      4%
    • 1 to 1.9 years 23 votes
      9%
    • 2 to 2.9 years 22 votes
      8%
    • 3 to 3.9 years 30 votes
      12%
    • 4 to 4.9 years 32 votes
      12%
    • 5 to 5.9 years 55 votes
      21%
    • 6 to 7.9 years 50 votes
      19%
    • 8 to 9.9 years 16 votes
      6%
    • 10 years or more 22 votes
      8%

    (260 votes by 0 Pinsiders)

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    #1 2 years ago

    Please vote in the poll, so we can see the current mix of how long Pinsiders have had an account here on Pinside.

    If you were a lurker for a while before creating an account you can vote per your total combined years or just the number of years since having an account.

    Feel free to add your comments & insults (I mean insights).

    It's all good no matter how long you have been hanging out here.
    Well, there have been some short-lived epic crash and burns by a few Pinsiders over the years.

    How many years on Pinside til one is considered an old-timer? 7+ years??

    Which Pinsiders have 7 or more years here on Pinside?

    I realize Robin & Martijn have been here since the beginning.
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    #2 2 years ago

    14 years, but I signed up waaaaaaaay before there was even a forum on this site. Never knew until about 4 or 5 years ago there was even a forum here. When I went to create an account for the forum it told me there was already a user by that name. So I put in my password and, voila. Here is what the site looked like back in 2003.

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    #3 2 years ago

    It will be 12 years in November (joined in Nov of 2005). The forums hadn't really taken off yet, but I submitted a couple of articles, and I liked the format of the Top 100. RGP was still the go to forum, but it was deteriorating fast.

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    #4 2 years ago

    Hey Mike...just look to the right of their name.

    #5 2 years ago

    Been a member for roughly a week, but been playing pinball in some form for most all my life though.

    #6 2 years ago

    17.07% < 1 year
    14.17% 1-2 years
    14.87% 2-3 years
    14.92% 3-4 years
    14.98% 4-5 years
    10.51% 5-6 years
    3.60% 6-7 years
    1.74% 7-8 years
    1.68% 8-9 years
    0.87% 9-10 years
    5.63% > 10 years

    #7 2 years ago

    For active users (logged on in the last 90 days):

    30% < 1 year
    13% 1-2 years
    12% 2-3 years
    12% 3-4 years
    14% 4-5 years
    12% 5-6 years
    3% 6-7 years
    1% 7-8 years
    1% 8-9 years
    .3% 9-10 years
    1.2% > 10 years

    #8 2 years ago

    RGP was my go-to for years. I entered the hobby with my first machine in the summer of 2003 after bringing home a yard sale pinball machine. RGB and Clay's guides were all I knew at the time. And after Clay removed the guides, it was like the dark ages for me, and RGP was getting weirder. If I recall, Google announced that they weren't going to support groups anymore, but then changed their mind? I just know that around 2009, I lost significant interest, and throughout college, I lost interest entirely. My small collection of games collected dust.

    Then after I graduated and got a full time job, it was like the floodgates opened. I went to the York show for the first time in years, threw caution to the wind, and bought an Earthshaker. I actually had to call my friend to borrow my mom's van and drive all the way from South Jersey to York because I A) didn't expect to buy a game and B) Wouldn't have been able to fit it in a Honda Accord. I still owe him lunch.

    I lurked around these parts for a while, but didn't sign up until about 2 years ago. As much as people may like to complain about these forums, they've completely renewed my interest in pinball.

    #9 2 years ago

    Where's the poll option for too many years?

    #10 2 years ago
    Quoted from schudel5:

    14 years, but I signed up waaaaaaaay before there was even a forum on this site. Never knew until about 4 or 5 years ago there was even a forum here. When I went to create an account for the forum it told me there was already a user by that name. So I put in my password and, voila. Here is what the site looked like back in 2003.

    Man, Pinside was ugly back in the day.

    #11 2 years ago
    Quoted from Rascal_H:

    Man, Pinside was ugly back in the day.

    Not as bad as 99.99% of all the Myspace websites at the time, Tom

    #12 2 years ago

    I signed up just over 5 years ago. It's interesting to see a swell of new users in the poll during that same time.

    #13 2 years ago
    Quoted from floyd1977:

    For active users (logged on in the last 90 days):
    30% < 1 year
    13% 1-2 years
    12% 2-3 years
    12% 3-4 years
    14% 4-5 years
    12% 5-6 years
    3% 6-7 years
    1% 7-8 years
    1% 8-9 years
    .3% 9-10 years
    1.2% > 10 years

    I've definitely noticed that the long time members don't post as often as they used to. There's a lot of big posters from a few years ago who are rarely even seen here anymore. Wonder why?

    #14 2 years ago
    Quoted from schudel5:

    14 years, but I signed up waaaaaaaay before there was even a forum on this site. Never knew until about 4 or 5 years ago there was even a forum here. When I went to create an account for the forum it told me there was already a user by that name. So I put in my password and, voila. Here is what the site looked like back in 2003.

    Same thing with me, just remember looking at the top 100 list.

    How do you go back in time like that?

    #15 2 years ago

    This is a great start to collate some data. Next we need to cross reference the years on Pinside with "Do you like that hunk of shit SF2." That should give us the numbers logical people already know.

    #16 2 years ago

    was a lurker since 2011 member for like 3

    #17 2 years ago

    Wow...time flies!

    #18 2 years ago
    Quoted from rai:

    How do you go back in time like that?

    https://archive.org/web/

    Type in the website. Select the year and then the day.

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    #19 2 years ago

    I have been here long enopugh that I remember when moderators used to post boobs

    #20 2 years ago

    Yep and some mods, actually just one was a serious mess.

    #21 2 years ago

    Hotel Pinside.

    You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.

    LTG : )

    #22 2 years ago

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    #23 2 years ago

    Yay Bob!

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    #24 2 years ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Where's the poll option for too many years?

    Im reporting your comment for abuse!

    #25 2 years ago
    Quoted from Gryszzz:

    Hey Mike...just look to the right of their name.

    Hey Gryszzz,

    Go play your AC/DC pinball machine, so that you can get your a$s kicked.

    #26 2 years ago

    Congrats for 10+ years on Pinside to: schudel, rai, nerbflong, & Sparky
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    .
    However, the judges can't award any of you guys with the Pinside Forum Super Posters Award.
    This is because we have all been left waaaay behind these pinsluts (I mean these nice guys that like pinball):
    o-din: 35k+ posts
    Whysnow: 26k+ posts
    LTG: 24k+ posts
    spfxted: 20k+ posts
    TheLaw: 19k+ posts

    #27 2 years ago

    I've been here a while.

    #28 2 years ago
    Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

    Congrats for 10+ years on Pinside to: schudel, rai, nerbflong, & Sparky

    .
    However, the judges can't award any of you guys with the Pinside Forum Super Posters Award.
    This is because we have all been left waaaay behind these pinsluts (I mean these nice guys that like pinball):
    o-din: 35k+ posts
    Whysnow: 26k+ posts
    LTG: 24k+ posts
    spfxted: 20k+ posts
    TheLaw: 19k+ posts

    I thought this thread was about longevity, not prolific posting.

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    #29 2 years ago
    Quoted from Sparky:

    I thought this thread was about longevity, not prolific posting.

    My posts are mostly help.

    Quit breaking things and my count will go down.

    LTG : )

    #30 2 years ago

    You are correct Sparky.
    Don't let me derail this topic.
    Carry on. The weekend is almost here.

    #31 2 years ago

    13 years for me, I came here to rate stuff to keep track of what I liked and what I didn't, but I found at the time that IPDB kept track of that better, so I used that until I just ran out of time. I last kept up my IPDB ratings seven years ago, but I did a bunch of stuff that more for myself than anyone else. My top games list is very weird here, and I can't figure out what happened, but for instance I apparently have Xenon rated better than Jurassic Park, which is just... no. I don't like Xenon at all.

    At least it correctly noted that I really don't like JPLW and X Files.

    To me, ratings were really important for me when games came up at decent prices to be able to look back and think about what I thought of the game when I played it. In 2006, IPDB updated it's ranking dates so they are all different now, but I believe I was writing reviews there in the late 90s.

    Quoted from shock_me:

    I've definitely noticed that the long time members don't post as often as they used to. There's a lot of big posters from a few years ago who are rarely even seen here anymore. Wonder why?

    Honestly, and this is coming from a few different people who I know, it's because you get to a point where you can only talk about the same stuff so much before it's hard to care / follow. I used to check in with RGP a lot more because it was VERY technical, and so I was always learning stuff, but here it seems there is a never-ending debate over if dimples are a thing or not, what the market is about to do or has done recently, what the market is going to do about dimples next, if some pin some dude owns is worth as much as it "should" be, why some pin some dude owns isn't worth as much as he thinks it "should" be, if some pin some dude owns got dimples how much "should" that lower it, should we bash Stern because of code or dimples, and a bunch of new mod information.

    I've looked at all those threads enough in my life already and I don't need to continue to have people debate them. I know a lot of other long timers that feel the same way. I still check in sometimes because some interesting stuff goes on, but definitely not as much as I did even five years ago when it was less about "investing" and more about playing.

    #32 2 years ago

    13 years on Pinside for goatdan and John_I. Way to go guys. Impressive.

    #33 2 years ago
    Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

    13 years on Pinside for goatdan and John_I. Way to go guys. Impressive.

    Thanks. I do enjoy pinside in moderate daily doses and I don't do Facebook. I used to really love RGP and thought Pinside would never catch up in terms of technical support, but it has. The reason I eventually bailed from RGP was the trolls and one uber troll in particular. I tried kill filtering them, but others couldn't help but respond and even quote the trolls. Feeding the trolls turned the conversation to everything that I didn't want to be exposed to. Pinside has some trolls but they aren't able to get away with what they do on RGP, plus the ignore function on Pinside is much better because even quotes are deleted. My biggest problem with pinside is all of the senseless bashing and fan boyism. I try not to get sucked into that but I do sometimes. That is when I try to take a step back. It is really tough though when some loudmouth is spewing something that is completely wrong!

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    #34 2 years ago
    Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

    Robin & Martijn have been here since the beginning.

    Currently it shows they have been here for 14 years, and they have the first two Pinside accounts.
    Around Nov 2nd, I guess it will show them as being here 15 years. So that is the max.
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    Actually, they are not old or "old school", but they are a bit mysterious.
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    #35 2 years ago

    I wonder how much this poll correlates with the actual growth of pinball.

    There's a definite surge some years ago and then steady drop. Still growing, just not as much.

    #36 2 years ago

    200 votes in 3 days. Thanks Pinsiders. Nice spread in poll results.

    #37 2 years ago
    Quoted from frolic:

    I wonder how much this poll correlates with the actual growth of pinball.

    There's a definite surge some years ago and then steady drop. Still growing, just not as much.

    Hard to say. I know many of my customers look at Pinside and see all the threads that get out of hand, and say, "why bother".

    LTG : )

    #38 2 years ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    I have been here long enopugh that I remember when moderators used to post boobs

    Pretty sure boob pics served in part as pacifiers for us here on the forum. When bickering back and forth and personal attacks started escalating in a particular thread topic, then someone would throw in a couple pics of beautiful women, and then things would settle down at least for a while.

    If the pics of hot ladies included pinball machines, then we would justify that the pics were not off-topic for a pinball forum.
    Here is a pic of a colorful pinball flyer.
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    Some of the funniest comments to follow were comments that mentioned something insightful about the pinball machine(s) in the pics, and seemingly "not noticing" the cute lady, ...cuz we're pinball geeks.

    #39 2 years ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    I have been here long enough that I remember when moderators used to post boobs

    lol. Don't tempt me

    #40 2 years ago
    Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

    Here is a pic of a colorful pinball flyer.

    Note the custom programming in the alpha-numeric displays in the backglass showing machine name and date.

    Production count for DEP Playboy 35th Anniv was 2338, and they were produced from May to Aug, 1989.

    #41 2 years ago

    Member for less than a year....lurking for much longer than that...lol

    #42 2 years ago
    Quoted from floyd1977:

    For active users (logged on in the last 90 days):
    30% < 1 year
    13% 1-2 years
    12% 2-3 years
    12% 3-4 years
    14% 4-5 years
    12% 5-6 years
    3% 6-7 years
    1% 7-8 years
    1% 8-9 years
    .3% 9-10 years
    1.2% > 10 years

    Very cool! Where did you find this data?

    #43 2 years ago

    Been on Since December of 03. Pushing 14 years. My how time does fly!

    #44 2 years ago

    Over 13 years. Lurked for 10+ of those, but now starting to participate.

    #45 2 years ago
    Quoted from frolic:

    I wonder how much this poll correlates with the actual growth of pinball.

    Is pinball actually growing, or is it just the size of most pinballers and pinsiders that is growing.

    #46 2 years ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Is pinball actually growing, or is it just the size of most pinballers and pinsiders that is growing.

    I would say the size of pinsiders on average is getting smaller by all the newer blood in the hobby.

    #47 2 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Very cool! Where did you find this data?

    It took a few minutes, but I scrolled through the list of members to find the first member that joined a year ago, two years ago, etc. With 25 members per page, you can get a pretty accurate percentage.

    #48 2 years ago
    Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

    Pretty sure boob pics served in part as pacifiers for us here on the forum. When bickering back and forth and personal attacks started escalating in a particular thread topic, then someone would throw in a couple pics of beautiful women, and then things would settle down at least for a while.
    If the pics of hot ladies included pinball machines, then we would justify that the pics were not off-topic for a pinball forum.
    Here is a pic of a colorful pinball flyer.

    Some of the funniest comments to follow were comments that mentioned something insightful about the pinball machine(s) in the pics, and seemingly "not noticing" the cute lady, ...cuz we're pinball geeks.

    That is Kimberly Conrad. She actually married Hef and had 2 kids with him.

    Anyway, I recently passed my one year mark on Pinside. I think it seems really wonderful and I have purchased many games on here over the past year. Is there a way to find out who has the highest and lowest frequency of posts?

    #49 2 years ago
    Quoted from floyd1977:

    It took a few minutes, but I scrolled through the list of members to find the first member that joined a year ago, two years ago, etc. With 25 members per page, you can get a pretty accurate percentage

    So you built those numbers yourself off the site's raw data. Impressive!

    #50 2 years ago

    I believe I was in my 30's and 40lb lighter lol...its been a long time.

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