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Whatever happened to.....

By bicyclenut

9 months ago


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    #1 9 months ago

    Just curious whatever happened to Dirtflipper on here? He was such a world of knowledge and always a nice guy. Hope he's still around. Also what about Boatcat?

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    #2 9 months ago

    Looks like Dirtflipper hasn't been active since 2016

    #3 9 months ago

    Dirtflipper is still around, just not active on the site. He's doing well.
    Jim

    #4 9 months ago
    Quoted from TomT:Looks like Dirtflipper hasn't been active since 2016

    Wow. It's been that long already? He was always interesting and helpful.

    Lots of guys have fallen away from Pinside over the years, and yes, hopefully they're doing well.
    I wonder what happened to this cat? He resurfaced a few times, but disappeared again.
    His account is still active though.

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    #5 9 months ago

    How about Pecos?
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    #6 9 months ago

    Some just know when it's time to leave. Others just put up with the BS until they are forced to leave.

    I believe some that have left can be found in the facebook pinball groups although I am not a member there. After being around this place for seven or eight years, the last thing I would need to do is join another social media site.

    #7 9 months ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    How about Pecos?
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    I see he is inactive but it doesn't show it up front like others who are inactive.

    #9 9 months ago

    Some more MIA or gone from here.

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    #10 9 months ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    How about Pecos?
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    Pecos is well. I spoke to him recently.

    #11 9 months ago

    Along with those already mentioned, I used to really like this guy. He had a sharp wit. Hasn't been on here for four years.

    Edit- JR beat me to it

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    #12 9 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Along with those already mentioned, I used to really like this guy. He had a sharp wit. Hasn't been on here for four years.
    Edit- JR beat me to it[quoted image]

    Him, and Intopinball are brothers. Met them both several times. Great guys. I really don't know what they're doing now, but I believe they're both musicians as well.

    #13 9 months ago

    Every time I have tried to leave, they keep pulling me back in.

    Yeah, like I've got anything better to do anyway.

    #14 9 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Every time I have tried to leave, they keep pulling me back in.

    We keep pulling you back in because we love you!

    #15 9 months ago

    They are all the ones who leave and don't feel they need to make an announcement about it.

    #17 9 months ago
    Quoted from bicyclenut:

    Ohhh I forgot about this thread!

    It's got a rough title so it took me some digging around to find.

    #18 9 months ago

    Its almost like losing a friend when you realize someone has been gone for awhile on here. I dont do a lot of chit chat on here. Mostly stick to whatever topic is at hand. I think most of the people I communicate with on here, I can put a name with the face.....most of the time. I realize we are all different and have different opinions. So If someone wants to "Clown Puke" their game...go for it. Ill give my opinion on that if asked. Anyways, not trying to make more out of this than it is....just was shocked/sad when I see people gone. I was really sad to see that Who-Dey had passed. We chatted few times on common threads and I really didnt know the guy, but he seemed like a nice person. Anyways I hope everyone is staying healthy and doing ok overall.

    #19 9 months ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    We keep pulling you back in because we love you!

    I appreciate that! Thanks.

    But, there certainly seem to be quite a few now that don't. And when that happens here, the cards do get stacked against you whether others notice it or not. I don't care though, when my time is up I'll just ride off into the sunset quietly and smiling and leave it in their hands.

    #20 9 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    I appreciate that! Thanks.

    I for one dont know you, but certainly know of your name on here. I find your posts interesting and a good laugh most of the time.

    #21 9 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Every time I have tried to leave, they keep pulling me back in.
    Yeah, like I've got anything better to do anyway.

    It's funny how little time it takes for people to notice you're on a break. Most of us could go months or years before someone would say, hey whatever happened to so and so.

    #22 9 months ago
    Quoted from AlexF:

    It's funny how little time it takes for people to notice you're on a break.

    It's like when the loudmouth clown gets kicked out of the classroom, you notice.

    I used to have my own tree in back of the third grade where I spent quite a bit of time. There was something like that in almost every grade until I just stopped going. So, it's really nothing new to me.

    #23 9 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    I appreciate that! Thanks.
    But, there certainly seem to be quite a few now that don't. And when that happens here, the cards do get stacked against you whether others notice it or not. I don't care though, when my time is up I'll just ride off into the sunset quietly and smiling and leave it in their hands.

    Well, I for one appreciate your sense of humor and comments. So stick around a while yet, if nothing else, just to irritate the non fans. LOL

    #24 9 months ago
    Quoted from DCRand:

    So stick around a while yet, if nothing else, just to irritate the non fans. LOL

    If I leave then that means they win?

    No wonder I keep on coming back.

    #25 9 months ago

    What ever happened to that guy?
    , he had an avatar, I think he was in America

    #26 9 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    I appreciate that! Thanks.

    I’m still mostly a newbie around these parts and read stuff way more than I post stuff...and have always appreciated your wit and wisdom O-din!

    (...as well as the W+W of a lot of the other EM regulars here...thanks...)

    #27 9 months ago

    Dirt Flipper was a great tech resource. Fortunately we have Mark G and TimMe around to fill the void. It would be great if he would come back though. Can never have enough top EM tech guys.

    #28 8 months ago

    ...all the fun in the world?"
    -Frank Zappa

    #29 8 months ago
    Quoted from zene10:

    Pecos is well. I spoke to him recently.

    Fantastic, glad to hear that.
    Thanks!!

    #30 8 months ago

    What happened to xtheblackknightx? The dude could be wordy but he knew his stuff. Always liked reading his posts.

    #31 8 months ago
    Quoted from Frippertron:

    What happened to xtheblackknightx? The dude could be wordy but he knew his stuff. Always liked reading his posts.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-forgotten-where-are-they-now

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    #32 7 months ago

    I'm still around...........Well, at least now and then, anyway. Thanks for thinking of me!

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    #33 6 months ago

    Haven't seen Stones in a bit

    Couple more I had noticed but I forget already

    Oops wrong thread

    #34 6 months ago

    O-din? Not seen here since March 7. Quietly left us this time. Yo- O-din!!!

    #35 6 months ago

    DirtFlipper is a real nice and good guy. I’ve been fortunate to buy and enjoy a number of his pins. Some of them I’ve passed on recently, and those are lucky Pinsiders too.
    I’ve also benefited from his knowledge while troubleshooting.
    Long live the good guys!

    #36 6 months ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    O-din? Not seen here since March 7. Quietly left us this time. Yo- O-din!!!

    O-din has been permanently banned from Pinside. In his words, "I got nuked."

    #37 6 months ago
    Quoted from presqueisle:

    DirtFlipper is a real nice and good guy. I’ve been fortunate to buy and enjoy a number of his pins. Some of them I’ve passed on recently, and those are lucky Pinsiders too.
    I’ve also benefited from his knowledge while troubleshooting.
    Long live the good guys!

    I've talked to DirtFlipper (Rod) in the last year or year and a half. He's not far from me, so if i'm looking for an EM or maybe just some help i just email him. Don't think he really has ever spent that much time on here, but i agree, he's one of the nice good guys out there..

    #38 6 months ago
    Quoted from AlexF:

    O-din has been permanently banned from Pinside. In his words, "I got nuked."

    Really? Did not know that. What was his grave transgression?
    Who knows, maybe he's incognito with another username, but he's probably moved on to better things. May the pinforce be with you, O-din, wherever you are!

    #39 6 months ago
    Quoted from Bohdi:

    I've talked to DirtFlipper (Rod) in the last year or year and a half. He's not far from me, so if i'm looking for an EM or maybe just some help i just email him. Don't think he really has ever spent that much time on here, but i agree, he's one of the nice good guys out there..

    Burnsville, MN. I think I may have passed through there in my travels. I believe I was at a Mexican restaurant there about five or six years ago. Used to work for a company US based in Edina.

    #40 6 months ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    Really? Did not know that. What was his grave transgression?
    ?

    Complaining non stop in every thread he posted in.
    Look i love O-din, but he didn't seem very happy here for a long time.
    I believe over time they slowly chisled away what boards he was allowed to post in.

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    #42 5 months ago

    Who was the guy who (as a newbie) thought that coil sleeves were the paper wrapper around the coils? I think his name was Swanson or something like that. He hasn't been around in ages.

    #43 5 months ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    Who was the guy who (as a newbie) thought that coil sleeves were the paper wrapper around the coils? I think his name was Swanson or something like that. He hasn't been around in ages.

    Rick Swanson.

    Disappeared from the pinball scene. Popped up again pre covid.

    Great guy. Many adventures posted on Rec Games Pinball. He read replacing coil sleeves could help your coil performance. So he replaced all the wrappers on the coils on his game.

    He had a sincere innocence that was special.

    LTG : )

    #44 5 months ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Rick Swanson.
    Disappeared from the pinball scene. Popped up again pre covid.
    Great guy. Many adventures posted on Rec Games Pinball. He read replacing coil sleeves could help your coil performance. So he replaced all the wrappers on the coils on his game.
    He had a sincere innocence that was special.
    LTG : )

    Didn’t he, or someone around that time, have printable sheets of coil wrapper images to download ie yellow with WMS logo and the gauge and winding numbers on them?

    #45 5 months ago
    Quoted from EJS:

    Didn’t he, or someone around that time, have printable sheets of coil wrapper images to download ie yellow with WMS logo and the gauge and winding numbers on them?

    He made his own. Probably construction paper and no numbers. This is Rick we are talking about.

    A lot of people have made the artwork to download or the whole wrapper through the years.

    LTG : )

    #46 5 months ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    He hasn't been around in ages.

    I believe he drifted away from pinball after an incident at Expo one year. Killed the fun in it for him. Over the following years he faded from the pinball scene.

    Some butt wipe a**hole motherF'r low life dick s*cking scum took it upon himself to approach Rick at Expo and accused him of lying. Told him none of his crazy adventures he posted about ever happened.

    I believe this really hurt Rick. He told me he wouldn't be remembered as a liar.

    And Rick wasn't a liar. He just had the knack for crazy things happening to him. He couldn't go to Disney World without ending up in an emergency room. Or him and his wife chasing sheet rock down a freeway. How many attorneys do you know that had their favorite cow shot in their field because a neighbor thought it was a coyote ? RIP Walther.

    Rick was one of the guys you hoped you'd see at Expo. He even started shipping a game there from his home in Tennessee just to be part of the fun.

    Rick is one of nicest, most friendliest guys you'll ever meet. You ever see him, say hi, you'll be glad you did.

    This is a picture of Rick and me at Expo in 2001, Rick has the jacket on. Something fun going on in that picture very few people know about.

    LTG : )

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    #47 5 months ago

    I can give you another Rick story.

    He gets into a flame fest fight on Rec Games Pinball newsgroup. I was kind of shocked. Rick was just the nicest guy and no idea how he got into this posting war with another person. Really out of character for him. It came to threats and what they'd do if they ever met, etc. etc. Now on Rec Games Pinball you couldn't post pictures.

    So Rick posts a link of his picture so the other guy knew who to look for at Expo.

    I naturally clicked on the link to see which picture of Rick he'd posted. And what do I find ? Rick posted a picture of me !

    Glad I looked, so I could keep an eye out at Expo in case I get cold cocked or something. Nothing ever did come of it. Though if there was a problem, better me than Rick.

    LTG : )

    #48 5 months ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    I can give you another Rick story.
    He gets into a flame fest fight on Rec Games Pinball newsgroup. I was kind of shocked. Rick was just the nicest guy and no idea how he got into this posting war with another person. Really out of character for him. It came to threats and what they'd do if they ever met, etc. etc. Now on Rec Games Pinball you couldn't post pictures.
    So Rick posts a link of his picture so the other guy knew who to look for at Expo.
    I naturally clicked on the link to see which picture of Rick he'd posted. And what do I find ? Rick posted a picture of me !
    Glad I looked, so I could keep an eye out at Expo in case I get cold cocked or something. Nothing ever did come of it. Though if there was a problem, better me than Rick.
    LTG : )

    Great story!

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