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HEROES of the WEEK!!

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:54 am
by Sparky 2.0
Hey guys,

I wanted to add a bit of positivity in today's world. Even before this craptastic pandemic, we tended to drift towards the negative and tended to overlook the positive. The people that do selfless acts and ask nothing in return.

So... I want to bring these people out to light, as it is well deserved. And also, feel free to add people here that very well deserve it! I wrote "of the Week" but it can be whenever.

So... my first nominations... Chnillapoil, Mindstorm and all the 3d-printing crew in Canada! Alain and Bruno have been tinkering with 3D printers for a while now and have done many pinball parts for many collectors. But they have recently taken it up a few notches.

They have recently changed their focus from printing pinball parts to selflessly printing out visor parts for our health workers!! Please take the time and look up Alain Thériault's posts on FB. There is also a link for a GoFundMe campaign to purchase bare materials in order to build more visors:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/production-d ... hare-sheet

And see last page here if you have been under a rock: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=25855&start=100

Thank you guys... you are true gentlemen!

And to all in MAACA, PLEASE contribute what you can to this cause!!

Re: HEROES of the WEEK!!

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:35 pm
by Chris Silver
Fantastic job guys. You HAVE made a difference. And in doing what they’ve done, they’ve protected a life who is saving a life. Fact.

Re: HEROES of the WEEK!!

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:44 pm
by HPR Pinball
Un gros bravo la gang des printeux 3D :)

Re: HEROES of the WEEK!!

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:40 pm
by Dave W.
Great to read about stuff like this! Great job guys!
I know frontline healthcare workers go through a ton of masks, gloves, and other protective equipment in order to protect themselves and other patients... so I know that your contribution will help people stay safe

Re: HEROES of the WEEK!!

Posted: Sun May 03, 2020 9:29 pm
by Sparky 2.0
And if anyone wants to nominate anyone, PM me!!!

Re: HEROES of the WEEK!!

Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 11:46 am
by Sparky 2.0
Well, here goes for my pic of hero of the week. A bit of a biased choice, but so what. LOL. I believe that in these suck-ass times, with distractions such as MAACA being practically essential, I would like to nominate AZATOTHT as hero of the week!

Az asks for nothing, is quiet, yet still puts in A LOT of time and effort to keep the site running. He went BALLS DEEP in the recent site update, putting a lot of his own time into it.

So I say thanks to my "metro" buddy. We all owe you!!!

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Re: HEROES of the WEEK!!

Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 12:38 pm
by HPR Pinball
Yeah Az is my hero :)

Re: HEROES of the WEEK!!

Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 6:51 pm
by Dave W.
Sparky wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 11:46 am
Well, here goes for my pic of hero of the week. A bit of a biased choice, but so what. LOL. I believe that in these suck-ass times, with distractions such as MAACA being practically essential, I would like to nominate AZATOTHT as hero of the week!

Az asks for nothing, is quiet, yet still puts in A LOT of time and effort to keep the site running. He went BALLS DEEP in the recent site update, putting a lot of his own time into it.

So I say thanks to my "metro" buddy. We all owe you!!!
MAACA is a great distraction and alternative to reading depressing news all day. Thanks to the admins!

Re: HEROES of the WEEK!!

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 6:47 am
by steamfitter
Sparky wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 11:46 am
Well, here goes for my pic of hero of the week. A bit of a biased choice, but so what. LOL. I believe that in these suck-ass times, with distractions such as MAACA being practically essential, I would like to nominate AZATOTHT as hero of the week!

Az asks for nothing, is quiet, yet still puts in A LOT of time and effort to keep the site running. He went BALLS DEEP in the recent site update, putting a lot of his own time into it.

So I say thanks to my "metro" buddy. We all owe you!!!

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Re: HEROES of the WEEK!!

Posted: Fri May 13, 2022 4:29 pm
by Chnillapoil
Thank you M. Ferguson,

I am really touched, we did what we could at the time.
A lot of water has flowed under the bridge since this war effort.
I try to look at the future with a positive outlook despite what is happening right now.
Everyone can make a difference in these times of incertainty.

I don't know you, or maybe ? Anyway I'll be pleased to shake your hand in a near future.
I will probably attend to the Hawkesbury flea fair.

Regards,

Alain

Re: HEROES of the WEEK!!

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:19 pm
by uberhare
Hero of the week: @GILV (memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=6533)

He went and picked up a rare Amiga CD32 console for me and packed up to ship. Seller was cash only/no shipping & far from me. Really nice to find someone in the community who could help make a deal happen. I've picked up things for others, and it finally paid it forward. Thanks Gilv!

Re: HEROES of the WEEK!!

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2022 7:43 pm
by Sparky 2.0
Chnillapoil wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 4:29 pm
Thank you M. Ferguson,

I am really touched, we did what we could at the time.
A lot of water has flowed under the bridge since this war effort.
I try to look at the future with a positive outlook despite what is happening right now.
Everyone can make a difference in these times of incertainty.

I don't know you, or maybe ? Anyway I'll be pleased to shake your hand in a near future.
I will probably attend to the Hawkesbury flea fair.

Regards,

Alain
Lol Salut Alain,

Je voulais te répliquer mais je tenais à ma résolution de décrocher pour un bout.

Je veux réitérer comment les actions de la gang d'imprimeurs 3D de maaca (vous savez qui vous êtes !) ont été une inspiration dans les pires temps de notre jeune histoire sur cette planète.

Une chose que j'ai fait pendant la pandémie et que je fais encore une fois par semaine est de regarder des vidéos de "random acts of kindness". Ces vidéos, combiné à vos actions, ont contribué à mon espoir pour l'humanité. Même que j'ai fait des actes similaires de mon bord, et je continue.

Merci Alain, et tous impliqués.