(Topic ID: 220298)

Treatment of games at Pinball Show by some attendees

By Multiballmaniac1

1 year ago

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    “Bring a game to a show?”

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    #93 1 year ago

    What' s the point here? To scare everyone from bringing pins to shows so there's no more shows?

    I have been attending shows for years. I have never had a problem from bringing pins, nor have I seen a pin get royally abused. What is being described here is the exception, not the norm.

    A better topic would be How Show Jerks should be dealt with. I'd at minimum get in their face and depending on the offense possibly see about getting them banned.

    You can't just stand there like a disgusted wuss. 500-to-1 the owner wont be there to supervise their pin so it's up to you. We are a community. Treat a show pin like your own. Treat a witnessed offense like someone just pulled that crap in your game room. If you aren't up for the task then proceed to the nearest show organizer immediately to rat them out.

    Doing nothing is like letting someone bully you. It will persist if not dealt with.

    #99 1 year ago
    Quoted from jfre81:

    The worst I've done is rotated a table (typically one of the more recent lightweight Sterns) a good 12 degrees to the left trying to shimmy-save an outlane ball. No picking up anything. No karate practice on the box.
    If you're not nudging, you're not trying as they say. Might as well play pachinko. But there are acts of playing pinball and acts of vandalism.
    Thanks to the people who route their pins and/or bring them to shows, and keep them playing through it all.

    You mean death save? That's a no-no.

    #118 1 year ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    Nothing good is going to happen to a game brought to a show plus the closing must suck. Everybody trying to leave at the same time.

    See, this is why these types of threads suck. Someone posts a negative experience, more people pile on and next thing you know 50 more guys are resolved to never bring pins to a show.

    Pins are born to be played and to spread joy. 300 plays is nothing. Vast majority of attendees are respectful. Vast majority of pin bringers never have a problem, which is why the same cool guys bring pins over and over again.

    My location pins get played thousands of times and aside from regular wear and tear items are still fine.

    I encourage more of you guys to start being less selfish and more sharing of your collections. If you attend and enjoy shows, consider what you can bring to the next one to help do your part.

    At minimum you can help do your part by making sure the rare, disrespectful a-hole gets dealt with if you ever see one.

    11 months later
    #227 4 months ago
    Quoted from Who-Dey:

    I heard there was lots of crop dusting going on this year at the Massachusetts show and some very stinky people that needed to bathe. Heard there was some rough treatment of games going on as well.

    What is it about pinball that attracts these sub-humans?

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