What happened to this site?

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Re: What happened to this site?

Postby OttawaJim » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:36 pm

Sparky wrote:Ya I miss the good old days around here where people would trade and buy casually, now with all those damn millennials :P it’s all about instant collections and buy it up fast at any cost it seems. Took me years to get the games I wanted but I guess I am just getting old and tired of this new scene. (( rocks in rocking chair ))

I am still around but slowed way down on my quest for gaming glory. I am usually on the pceginefx forum or I hate to say it you can find me on Facebook, a couple groups I am on there is turbotown and turbo reproductions, still love my turbografx and still have it all :)


Ditto. I go thru long breaks, but now I'm active(ish) once again. Still have most of my stuff too.
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Re: What happened to this site?

Postby Gameguy » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:03 am

demonseed wrote:Where have all the console collectors gone too?

The arcade collectors spilled out of their section onto every section of the forum so the console collectors mostly left.
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Re: What happened to this site?

Postby ancientgames » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:47 am

Gameguy wrote:
demonseed wrote:Where have all the console collectors gone too?

The arcade collectors spilled out of their section onto every section of the forum so the console collectors mostly left.


Hey now. Moderators used to push all coin op stuff including sales into coinop. So it kept things tidy and guys caught on. Now you go by the chat room. If it says "swap shop" or "anything goes" then it's open to all I would think. (Coin op was the original reason for the creation if this site).

I think the coin op section has died because of this. New members post all over. I only recently joined fb because of it. I was lucky to get 1 if any replies in coin op when looking for parts or selling.

As far as console stuff goes. I still have a ton. But I have kids who are 5 and may enjoy it one day. It's way overpriced just like pinball and bread.

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Re: What happened to this site?

Postby Gameguy » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:09 pm

It's a combination of several things. There's not much else to keep people interested in checking the site often either, like seeing other peoples' finds. There aren't really any games to find anymore, at least not often enough. Any other discussions like favourite games for certain consoles were mostly talked about years ago so there's not much left for older members to contribute.

But yes, seeing tons of posts on arcade stuff everywhere kind of got me to stop lurking on the site often. Even when I didn't post or sign in I still checked regularly to see what's new. I like talking about games and playing them more than restoring or repairing electronics, it's just beyond my current abilities and that's mostly what's discussed by arcade collectors. That and plenty of funny picture type posts by jasonec that buried everything else, they all could have been posted together in one thread to keep things organized but each one got it's own thread.

The arcade community is small and close so not a whole bunch of new people will join for that content, but that can be ok too. As long as the site is still useful to certain people let them make use of it. For what it's worth I never had much luck selling things here even when the site was still active.
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