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Pinball of the Month

JonPurpleHaze

Site Nudger
Staff member
Yeah Route 66 is a fine looking machine, it was built with old Williams componenents and I love the theme!
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tudnut

Pinball Wizard
Wow, is this post old!

And, wow, did it just inspire a new idea!

Why not pick some machine (however) each month, and invite a highest score list? Try to mix up newer machines with older ones, let everyone get in on the act...and interested in different tables and different eras, hopefully.

(Only...how on earth does anyone prove that they're not just bs'ing? Screenshots? Even those can be altered.)
 

kristian

Pinball Wizard
Yep... those are Finnish guys... maintaining the flipperit.net site and community... I know some of that crew (via email only) and was registered to their forum. They arrange annual pinball competitions in Helsinki but I always had some excuse to not to go... this year I hope I'll make it.

We still have lots of pinball culture in Finland... and the community is quite large... which is nice of course.

PS: It would be nice to have reviews of the different VP recreations every month or even every week... Who's up to the task?
 

tiltjlp

PN co-founder
tudnut said:
Wow, is this post old!

And, wow, did it just inspire a new idea!

Why not pick some machine (however) each month, and invite a highest score list? Try to mix up newer machines with older ones, let everyone get in on the act...and interested in different tables and different eras, hopefully.

(Only...how on earth does anyone prove that they're not just bs'ing? Screenshots? Even those can be altered.)
Well, we can sort of do that now. http://www.visualpinball.be/ has dozens of tables you can play and post your scores for, and you get points based on how well you do compared to everyone else. You can also challenge folks to duals, wher you have a week to get your best score, and see who beats who. It's the only way yet to prevent cheating, and it's pretty cool.
 
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  • @ JonPurpleHaze:
    I was afraid to do this but I believe if you unapprove files, they just are like a soft delete, still there but not visible..
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  • @ Ike Savage:
    you're talking about FTP on uploads.PN still?
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  • @ JonPurpleHaze:
    No, the archived category in resources..
    Ike Savage said:
    I could see removing some resources and/or resource folders, if that helps. that VP PhysMod stuff is probably not useful any more, etc
    Were you talking about the ftp subdomain? :wave-nerd:
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    yessir
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  • @ JonPurpleHaze:
    OOOppppsss..
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  • @ Ike Savage:
    so you're were talking about the archived originals? on the positive side, that stuff probably doesn't take up much
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  • @ Ike Savage:
    room
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  • @ Ike Savage:
    where is the unapprove option, anyway? is that a super mod thing or something from the admin panel?
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  • @ Ike Savage:
    oh wait, I see it
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  • @ JonPurpleHaze:
    true, but they could also be invisible to users and perhaps allow the category to be removed
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  • @ JonPurpleHaze:
    Don't know, do know that if you delete a category all files would also be removed so that's bad,
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  • @ Ike Savage:
    seems like we discussed it in some length at one point and came up with the current arrangement, but I don't have a strong opinion on that stuff. the one thing I do like is that I can clear out weaker tables from the main section without deleting them
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  • @ JonPurpleHaze:
    Sounds fine to me Ike, can't disagree with ya!
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  • @ Ike Savage:
    is it that you want to declutter more of the resources section?
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  • @ JonPurpleHaze:
    No it's fine
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  • @ Ike Savage:
    also, just to be clear-- the issue with "unapprove" is that you don't know if the table actually gets deleted from the server, right? AFAIK I have no way of seeing where the tables actually lie on the server, so it's something I can't test effectively
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  • @ JonPurpleHaze:
    They wouldn't get deleted from the server, I don't think.
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  • @ JonPurpleHaze:
    Can we get back to the subdomain folders/files, the uploads.pinballnirvana.com folder is where uploads would need to be, just wondering what might need to be deleted..
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  • @ Ike Savage:
    do you mind a phone call? probably easier to discuss, save some wear and tear on my hands, too
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  • @ JonPurpleHaze:
    No problems Ike, can't talk now but will try and set this up.
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    okay, well let me know if you need space cleared up across the torrent area, because I have some ideas
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    Yeah, noticed a .zip file contains many versions etc..
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    Uploading a 1.34 GB Pink Floyd The Wall zip file via ftp to test...
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  • @ JonPurpleHaze:
    The file is actually on the server in FP originals but isn't public.
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    Um, so, Hi!. What did I miss? (he says as though he ducked to the toilet while the adds were on...)
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    @ Anthias: Um, so, Hi!. What did I miss? (he says as though he ducked to the toilet while the adds were on...)
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