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Topic: Do you want a Collectors Database on UKVAC?
Posted By: Alpha1
Subject: Do you want a Collectors Database on UKVAC?
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2014 at 10:53am
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Start £0                                                              HERE                                 Goal £1500

Current donation pledge = £1105!!

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The Moderators, Dev Team and Admins at UKVAC love providing enhanced functionality to the UK collecting scene for all things VAC!

We want to provide you, our members, with the most awesome collector database we can, but if we want to see this project come to fruition in the not so distant future we need your help!

We thank all the VAC.Backers that have helped towards the costs of running the server and the hosting, as well as contributing to getting machines to shows and helping fund all the awesome t-shirt giveaways that we do. However to truly get a collector database off the ground we are going to need more support!


We kindly ask that if you want to see this happen, you respond to this post that you are willing to donate and the amount. If you prefer to stay anonymous please just PM me your details so it can be added to all calculations.

To have all the features and functionality we want to add (some of which will be announced prior to the platform coming online), we need to raise around £1500..

That's a lot of cash and we are all happy to help put our own money in to fund it, but we need your help too!


We call on anyone that thinks this is a worthwhile cause to donate for the collectors database!

And thank you to all that have supported us so far Thumbs Up
 
 
We will start to leak details of the collector databases functions and features over the next week or two, however some will remain a secret until the launch.
 
We will be looking at creating a new elevated group in UKVAC that will sit under the Moderators, any members that get promoted to this new role will have admin and edit functions to the collectors database. We will be looking for interested parties to file this role.
 
Thanks guys and game on


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Wanted: Time Traveller, GALAXIAN 3 THEATER, 80's Namco & Taito games




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Posted By: Thwocker
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2014 at 11:23am
Sounds like a great idea - are positions open to Europeans as well? :)

Cheers,
Marco


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Wanted: https://www.facebook.com/universalarcadecabs" rel="nofollow - Universal , Stern, Gottlieb. Looking for Computer R3, Curve Ball, Goal to Go, Jungler, Fast Draw, Limbo, No Man's Land, Speed Coin.


Posted By: Alpha1
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2014 at 11:28am
They sure are!
 
Even £5 is a welcome donation to get this done


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Wanted: Time Traveller, GALAXIAN 3 THEATER, 80's Namco & Taito games



Posted By: Thwocker
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2014 at 11:34am
Sign me up, PM sent!

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Wanted: https://www.facebook.com/universalarcadecabs" rel="nofollow - Universal , Stern, Gottlieb. Looking for Computer R3, Curve Ball, Goal to Go, Jungler, Fast Draw, Limbo, No Man's Land, Speed Coin.


Posted By: Hurray Banana
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2014 at 12:24pm
pm sent. would be happy to help


Posted By: silverfox0786
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2014 at 12:51pm
yeah why not im in

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Posted By: Fuzzy
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2014 at 1:47pm
Sounds great.

Happy to help with anything UKVAC-related.

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Posted By: Alpha1
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2014 at 4:02pm
Currently at £340. Keep it coming guys


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Wanted: Time Traveller, GALAXIAN 3 THEATER, 80's Namco & Taito games



Posted By: rcantor77
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2014 at 9:03pm
What a fantastic idea... defeinitley somethign that woudl be good for the UK Arcade scene to try and help stop prices being artifically inflated.

Definitely got my support... i'll drop you a PM.



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Posted By: Purity
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2014 at 10:05pm
Is there any way to get more information?

Particularly:

1) Why there is a need to have a database.  What's the idea behind it?
2) What the database will include?


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Posted By: Alpha1
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2014 at 10:19pm
More details coming this week dude, stay tuned.

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Wanted: Time Traveller, GALAXIAN 3 THEATER, 80's Namco & Taito games



Posted By: cosine
Date Posted: 24 Nov 2014 at 8:56am
I donate £1 a month if that helps at all LOL


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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 24 Nov 2014 at 9:04am
Always happy to support UKVAC and it's updates however, I will await the added info before committing.
 
Cheers, Al


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Posted By: Purity
Date Posted: 24 Nov 2014 at 9:50am
Originally posted by PAC-MAN PAC-MAN wrote:

Always happy to support UKVAC and it's updates however, I will await the added info before committing.
 
Cheers, Al


Yea, this is precisely what I was trying to say Wink

Happy to support new features, but I need to understand the idea behind them and what benefit they will bring before committing


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Posted By: zapiy
Date Posted: 24 Nov 2014 at 1:12pm
Is this going to be a database built within the current software or something that bridges it?
 
I might be interested in more involvement you see.
 
Eitherway i will contribute though.


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Posted By: Alpha1
Date Posted: 25 Nov 2014 at 8:46am
Thanks guys,
 
Some of the design goals will be published in this thread today.


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Wanted: Time Traveller, GALAXIAN 3 THEATER, 80's Namco & Taito games



Posted By: Alpha1
Date Posted: 26 Nov 2014 at 6:24pm
Hi guys,

Ok a little late but here as some of the project goals


The system will have admins that manage it - this will be a new role at UKVAC

The system will allow serials, and provide a 'match' capability should you allow it to home an original PCB for example, to the original cab.

You will be able to hide certain items from public view, by utilising the buddy list feature. Only want your close collector friends to view your collection then apply this to all items in the collection

You can list items for sale, we are planning on providing Paypal integration for all forum users. Put an item in your list for sale at £x price, and put your Paypal username in, and someone can click though and buy it using the Paypal checkout feature.

Have 10 items that are the same like above? For example 10 superguns. Set the quantity to 10, the for sale system will count them down to 0 as they sell.

Price input will be supported, allowing you to see what you bought your collection for, this data can be used to help provide 'price guides' on PCBs and cabs when someone is just browsing a game.

The aforementioned collectors admins can also input pricing to help kick start the above.

Export to excel function. Need to export it into Office? Then do it.


That's as much as we're willing to disclose for now other than we plan to make it look extremely pretty with charts and graphs and hopefully some kind of other tie in.




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Wanted: Time Traveller, GALAXIAN 3 THEATER, 80's Namco & Taito games



Posted By: Alpha1
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2014 at 9:18pm
Will update the ascii thermometer tomorrow! Thanks for the support so far guys.

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Wanted: Time Traveller, GALAXIAN 3 THEATER, 80's Namco & Taito games



Posted By: rcantor77
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2014 at 9:19pm
Sounds great and the serial matchign sounds like an interesting idea.

I wanted to start a simialr site to try and pull together mismatched MVS carts and Kit boxes (and possibly other systems) but that seemed too bigger ajob to get any useful data into it, but if you could incorporate that then it may become useful.



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Posted By: Alpha1
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2014 at 9:25pm
Yeah that should work dude.

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Wanted: Time Traveller, GALAXIAN 3 THEATER, 80's Namco & Taito games



Posted By: RGP
Date Posted: 28 Nov 2014 at 12:55am
I'm happy to support this for UKVAC

We've just been through this with our collection and built a database for us with tons of info in it.

If you can take an XML or JSON feed from an external source rather than us having to re-type a huge amount of data - you're welcome to specify the format and i'll do the work at our end to provide.

I'll support it either way though :)



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Posted By: Alpha1
Date Posted: 04 Dec 2014 at 8:08pm
We are at £1105 chaps!!!

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Wanted: Time Traveller, GALAXIAN 3 THEATER, 80's Namco & Taito games



Posted By: Fuzzy
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2015 at 1:58pm
Any update on this, guys? Smile

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Posted By: Alpha1
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2015 at 10:14pm
Needs about £250 more to be pledged, but yes we want to do it!

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Wanted: Time Traveller, GALAXIAN 3 THEATER, 80's Namco & Taito games




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