Sunday, December 2, 2012

400,004 Phonecards on Colnect

The number 4 is proving to be a lucky number for Colnect. Only a few days ago we announced 40004 Collectors on Colnect, and today we are happy to announce that the items on the catalogs are fast catching up on their own landmark numbers. No less than 400,004 phonecards are now available on the Colnect Phonecards catalog.
Colnect's largest catalog is showing it's strength by not slowing down. Since it's last milestone it continues to grow as more and more dedicated collectors contribute their time, effort and heart to the catalog. All of it wouldn't have been possible without the guidance of the Phonecards category coordinators, Carlos Rodriguez  [venezuelanphonecards], Karl Heinz Degener [neizi], Jorge Pablo Villegas [Jorgepablo2005], Eyüp Güçmen [kolleksiyon], and Komdej Chulapprawut [komdej] who continued in the footsteps of our previous coordinators and are assisted by a multitude of contributors and editors the world over.

A notable change that made a true impact on this last great influx in the Phonecards category is the addition of Japanese Phonecards. Cards from Japan are now a large portion of the catalog, numbering at above 80,000 cards. In the past 180 days out of the 44,018 cards added, 31,203 cards were from Japan. The Japanese cards are having an impressive presence and hopefully it will continue to prosper and get through to more collectors of Japanese Phonecards.
"Waterfalls" - Japanese Phonecard. Newly added on Colnect
"Fish in front of a firework" - Japanese Phonecard. newly added on Colnect
One of the most astounding things to see on Colnect is the enthusiasm and loyalty of it's contributing collectors community. We are very happy to see the spirit and willingness of so many contributors joining in and working together to make the best catalog possible for all collectors worldwide. Thank you all, it is truly a joint effort :)
"Save the Turtle" - Maldives Phonecard, Newly added on Colnect 
The infrastructure of Colnect itself is right there advancing at the same pace, improving the system and finding the best and most convenient ways to serve the collectors community. The method in which items are added on the catalogs is now being redesigned to an easier, faster, streamlined process. Want to weigh in with your opinion as to how you would like things done? You are welcome to join the discussion.

Colnect wants to make itself as accessible as possible, making it's features available everywhere and for all needed purposes. Colnect has now opened the Colnect API, making the information on Colnect reachable to all who wants to make an app or a program, have an idea for a product or feature based on Colnect.

"Philswis, the fine art of collecting - Globi bei der Post" - Switzerland Phonecard. Newly added on Colnect
At times there is talk of Phonecards production slowing down, but as a collectible they have proven themselves to be a rich collectible source to a devoted company of collectors. Phonecards are booming with more than 100,000 Phonecards added to the catalog since our last milestone.

"Sea Waves" - Mongolia Phonecard. Newly added on Colnect.
Want to find out how you can contribute to Colnect's fast growing catalogs as well? Come see our Catalog Contribution Guidelines help page. Want to add a new collectible category to Colnect to compete with the Phonecards catalog? Please see our More Collectibles? page.

"Joe Dominique's Interpretation of The Court House" - Netherlands Antilles Phonecard. Newly added on Colnect.

Happiest Collecting to All and a Happy Holiday Season :)

5 comments:

  1. QUE BUENO QUE ESTO SIGA EN AUMENTO ME AGRADA MUCHO LA IDEA QUE ESTO SIGA CRECIENDO CADA DIA MAS, PERO CREO QUE TAMBIEN A NOSOTROS LOS EDITORES, COLABORADORES Y PERSONAS QUE EN POCO O MUCHO HACEN POSIBLE EL CRESIMIENTO DE CADA CATEGORIA, YA DEBERIAMOS DE TENER UNA MENCION O ALGO SIMILAR, YA QUE EN CONJUNTO CON LOS CORDINADORES Y EL RESPONSABLE DE LA PAGUINA HACEMOS CRECER A COLNECT, POR MI PARTE EN LA SECCION DE MEXICO DE LAS DIFERENTES CATEGORIAS QUE PUEDO AYUDAR SIEMPRE CUENTEN CON MI AYUDA YA.. QUE DESDE QUE LLEGUE AQUI ME GUSTO MUCHO AYUDAR PARA QUE OTROS PUEDAN VER, CONOCER O DISFRUTAR LO QUE HAY EN MI PAIS, RELACIONADO AL COLECCIONISMO, Y ESPERO QUE MAS PERSONAS SE ANIMEN A COMPARTIR ESTO HERMOSO PASATIEMPO DE SUS RESPECTIVOS PAISES..... SOLO LES PIDO QUE NOS NOS DEJEN A UN LADO A LOS QUE CONTRIBUIMOS PARA QUE ESTA HERMANDAN DE COLECCIONISTAS CRESCA SALUDOS DESDE MEXICO!!!! :)

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  2. 400000 Phone cards of Colnect and many Problems

    Es ist nicht alles Gold was glänzt

    Auch ich möchte mich bei den 8 Sammlerfreunden bedanken die mit mir 60000 und mehr Japankarten Colnect zugefügt haben, und dies bei den letzten 100000 Karten. Es ist sehr schade, Amir, das in der Ankündigung von neuen Telefonkarten Japan Tamura karten nie gezeigt werden. Warum ???? Für mich und auch für viele andere ist es eine innerliche Freude Karten in der Ankündigung von neue Telefonkarten meine eingestellte karte dann zu sehen. Wie soll man Japan Sammler aus Japan dazu bekommen wenn diese Karten unterdrückt werden. Jens (Translator) und ich suchen Sammler aus Japan die aktiv bei Colnect mitmachen.
    Mir schrieb heute ein Japan Sammler auf diesen Artikel von 400000 Karten, ---du bist doch blöde soviel Karten einzugeben. Du siehst doch selber das deine Arbeit und die Japan Karten nicht gewürdigt werden. Mach lieber deine eigene HP und stelle die Karten alle ein. Du kannst dann auch meine karten mit einstellen, aber so bin ich nicht bereit mitzumachen. ---Dieses ist für mich die 2. Absage eines Sammlers.

    Mir gibt das zu Denken. ??? und hoffentlich Amir und Ignacio auch.

    Wir dürfen und können uns nicht erlauben, große, erfahrene Sammler zu verärgern.
    Wir müssen als Länder Koordinatoren loyaler sein und auf die Wünsche der Sammler mehr eingehen, zB. Karten mit Abarten zeigen, verschiedene Rückseiten, Überdrucke zeigen und verschiedene Druckdaten angeben. Dies müsste eigentlich eine Pflicht sein in Colnect dies zu zeigen.
    Ein weiteres Manko sind die Karten ohne Bilder, dies ist Abschreckend für jeden Sammler.
    Wenn bei mir der Sammler nach einer Aufforderung mir das Bild zu der Karte zu senden nicht nachkommt oder keine Antwort gibt, wird die Karte wieder gelöscht.
    Ein weiteres Problem ist das lange Warten auf das hochladen der Karten.
    Es muss doch heutzutage möglich sein eine Liste innerhalb von ca. 3 Tagen hochzuladen
    und nicht 1 Monat darauf warten. Das da die Sammler keine Lust haben Listen zu schicken
    das kann man verstehen. Ich habe per Mail die Reaktion erhalten.

    Wie sagt man so schön: aus Fehler lernt man.
    Probleme sind dazu da sie zu beheben.

    Ich habe dies aus lauter Frust in Deutsch geschrieben
    Neizi

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  3. Neizi,

    I will answer to what I understood from the auto-translation.

    Of course there is room for improvement and this post is about celebrating the incredible growth of the catalog. We have our forums to address problems and continue to improve.

    You're unhappy that the Japanese cards were not mentioned. Please write me the IDs of the cards you want to be added on Colnect's main page and I'll add them. I confirm that out of 44,018 phone cards added during the last 180 days, 31,203 were from Japan. So yes, the Japanese cards are responsible for most of the growth of the catalog.

    You're right that all coordinators should be mentioned and not only Carlos and we'll update this post.

    Please mention the other problem is the coordinators forum and let's try to improve everything together.

    Thank you for your help and I'm sorry to learn that such a positive post frustrated you. I hope the frustration will soon change to happiness.

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  4. I have been a member here on Colnect since early 2003, so I am fast approaching my 10anniversary. I have and still find Colnect Phonecards section priceless and it improves every day with new additions.
    My query today is why the Canadian chipcard catalogues are so very much incomplete. I have found that many of the chipcards are not yet showing. It surprises me that a country with such very interesting and well produced chipcards is not complete like most other countries. I would love to see the Canadian catalogue updated fully as I am very interested in chipcards from here.

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  5. Hallo Karl-Heiz - neizi -

    an dem umfangreichen Katalog ist Du am meisten beteiligt

    Ein herzliches Dankeschön

    Josefine
    esel13

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