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Why Are You Here?

By JakeFAttie

9 days ago

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    “I am here because...”

    • I love to play the actual game of pinball. 104 votes
    • Buy low, sell high; it's just business. 3 votes
    • Nothing better to do with my time. 29 votes

    (136 votes)

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    #1 9 days ago

    it takes all types, but I'm wondering about ratios.

    #2 9 days ago

    I'm stuck at work 8 hours a day, might as well amuse myself somehow.

    #3 9 days ago

    half the fun of owning pinballs is the discourse about pinball. Online community is easy to get into. Its just like any other online forum of people with similar interests.

    #4 9 days ago

    One of life's greatest questions!

    #5 9 days ago

    It's like your favorite bar...

    "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy."


    I'm a skilled pinball technician. When I was eight years old they asked us at school what we wanted to do when we grew up, and some kids said they wanted to be a policeman or a fireman. I thought that being a pinball repairman would be the best job in the world.

    There are opportunities to help the hobby through this forum. With a little luck, my answer to someone's technical problem will be referenced by somebody years or even decades in the future, and they'll get their machine fixed because of my work here.

    I run a retail store selling mostly pinballs.


    Pinball people are my people.

    #6 9 days ago

    It's the best place to learn about cigars, the best tv series to watch, why people hate ev's and see pictures of my favorite childhood toys.

    #7 9 days ago

    For the poll to mean anything it needs a lot more options and they should not be mutually exclusive choices either.

    #8 9 days ago

    The top 100, like everyone else.

    #9 9 days ago

    To help pinball.

    And to remind jjp to get me back.

    LTG : )

    #10 9 days ago

    To follow the pinball bubble pricing threads and to correct people's spelling mistakes.

    #11 9 days ago

    I'm here because of a mistake. As my mother once said, "We shouldn't have been screwing."

    #12 9 days ago

    Because we're here. Roll the bones.

    #13 9 days ago

    I'm here because I can't afford a pinball tech.
    That is seriously how I ended up here. Like playing pinball but was doomed when it didn't work anymore.

    There is a wealth of knowledge here and I can also learn from others mistakes.

    I enjoy seeing machines that are dead and beat up brought back to life and restored to their glory.


    #14 9 days ago

    I'm only here for the chicks...

    #15 9 days ago

    My Psychiatrist suggested it .

    #17 9 days ago

    Why do somebody's need more information about the everybody's.

    #18 9 days ago

    I used to like pinball.

    I still like pinball, but I used to too.

    #19 9 days ago

    Because its the best pinball hobby site on the internet, and I enjoy reading and posting about the hobby. Not super complicated.

    #20 9 days ago

    Sharing project mainly

    #21 9 days ago

    I'm here because many decades ago my dad made my mom laugh while working as a waiter at a restaurant outside of Albuquerque. They later got married (and had sex, I assume) and poof, there I was.

    Oh...wait.. you mean here, on Pinside. Got it. Sorry.

    Quoted from LTG:

    To help pinball.

    This, pretty much. I enjoy helping people when I can and promoting the hobby. I'm not verified here, or I'd probably cause a lot more trouble. I like it better this way.

    #22 9 days ago

    My parents would tell me to my face that I was planned.
    I think they were just a bunch of fornicators in the 1970s and here I am.

    #23 9 days ago

    I have no life..

    #24 9 days ago

    I was a stalker for a while before joining.
    I joined to learn about strategies, now I'm here for the antics and the info on common issues on my games.

    #25 8 days ago

    I'm here for the DEAL$

    #27 8 days ago

    I'm not. I logged out 5 years ago

    #28 8 days ago

    Because pinball has been a major part of my life from when I was a little kid to now a 45 year old man.... It's gotten me through SO MUCH. But, with the amount of hate on this site lately, I find myself here less and less.

    I wish this was more like a pinball show, where we all can just have a drink or two and enjoy pinball for what it is...

    Cheers everyone. Happy Friday.


    #29 8 days ago

    Mainly fixing machines and the people in tolerable amounts. I don’t play or sell much anymore.

    Because it makes me happy

    #30 8 days ago

    Like to watch the (shit) show.
    Started here as a noob and learned a lot.
    Still ask questions now and then.
    Made some friends here and like to see what they got goin on.
    Mebbe snake a game or two from the homies mentioned above.
    General connectedness to the pinball community and news.
    Pinball Show info.
    Quick looks at reviews and "values" of games I ain't played/seen before but have a shot at getting to get a flava.
    Yer mom.

    BTW: Uncle Pinball ain't podcasted in moooonths, but he be up for a TWIPY M'Fers!

    #31 8 days ago

    To read all the goofy comments by the same people droning on about their own agenda or favorite company.

    It's entertaining.

    Good resource for buying and selling...of course.

    Also, there are slivers of information on how to fix things and keep shit going. Sometimes I feel like I'm running an arcade with my small collection and this community has been helpful (at times). Oh and I can solder even though I've only been here 2 years

    Back in my WoZ days zaphX and of course LTG just to name a few. Gracias!

    #32 8 days ago

    I am here to find out when the pricing bubble will pop….hopefully CrazyLevi can help.

    #33 8 days ago

    Because 10 years ago I thought it would be neat to own just one pin.

    #34 8 days ago

    new games & the finger foods.

    #35 8 days ago

    It's either here or Pornhub.

    #36 8 days ago

    I’m here to chew bubble gum and kick ass.

    #37 8 days ago

    Here for the homebrews, rumours and new releases. Always exciting to see a new game

    #38 8 days ago

    …hoping to score a Fish Tales under $15k.

    #39 8 days ago

    To see if somebody can help me solve a problem or if I might help somebody solve theirs. And to find out about new parts like special LEDs or replacement parts including ones that might be customized or an improvement over the original. And to write groan-worthy bits for the Funny Captions thread.

    #40 8 days ago

    I'm a fat loser with no friends

    #41 8 days ago

    I came here 10 years ago, and have been stuck! Help!

    #42 8 days ago

    Learn from an incredibly talented group of people and return knowledge and assist when I can.

    #43 8 days ago

    For the humour. For the humor. Also to read the great movie reviews.

    #44 8 days ago

    Why am I here?

    1) Loved pinball as a small kid in the mid 70's.
    2) Love the hobby and love the machines.
    3) Love to collect and tinker/repair said machines.
    4) Added an additional social element to my life and meet fellow pinball folks.
    5) Pricing? Getting severely out of hand. Wont stop buying, but switched to "low hanging fruit" for the time being.

    #45 8 days ago

    Retired with way too much time on my hands.

    #46 8 days ago

    I like the trolls. Especially the freak.

    #47 8 days ago

    Got swept away in the RGP exodus.

    #48 8 days ago

    No one goes there anymore, it's too crowded.

    #49 8 days ago

    For the Pinball!!

    #50 8 days ago

    I'm here for those sweet sweet upvotes I get in the Beelzeboobs free upvote thread.

    Oh, and also to read about pinball but that's secondary ofc.

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