Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Over $10,001 in Prizes! Colnect Collectors API Contest has now Started!

Over $10,001 in Prizes!
First place wins $5,005 cash AND $2,002 worth of advertising!
Budding developers, veteran programmers, teams with ideas and skilled collectors, if you've been wanting to create your own product for collectors, have been looking for an opportunity to use your innovative skills, NOW the time to join in.
Frognector, are you Ready?
The Colnect Collectors API Contest is now open, and we challenge you to create the most useful, interesting and well-built solutions for collectors.

Our contest is a unique opportunity for you to create your own application and enjoy: 
* Exposure to the world’s biggest and most active online collector communities
* Feedback from experienced collectors that will help you design and improve your application. 
* Over $10,001 USD in prizes! First place wins $5,005 cash AND $2,002 worth of advertising!
* Direct support from key members of Colnect with vast collecting and technical experience.
...and Action!
Want to enter the contest? Have an idea? Don't have an idea, but want to read more? Want to know what Colnect is all about? Go to the Colnect Collectors API Contest page, it's easier to click than to guess :)


Sunday, March 10, 2013

555 Collectors Volunteer on Colnect

People are good in nature. Colnect may have been founded by one person, but it wouldn't have been able to be what it is now if it wasn't for the collectors who contribute to it. Since the beginning of Colnect, collectors joined, one by one, from all corners of the world to create catalogs for the benefit of All Collectors.
Colnect is now standing on three pillars of five, 555+ collectors who volunteer their time and dedicate their efforts to  the build of the catalogs. It must be said, their efforts are showing. In every category the catalogs are growing and reaching new milestones, and in a faster pace. Only recently we marked two milestones, on the Stamps category, and the Phonecards category. Only this month there were 20,202+ collectible items added on the Colnect catalogs, that now contain over 1,111,111 collectible items. Volunteers keep the catalogs not only expanding but also accurate and complete by editing, commenting and adding information.

Contributing collectors come from all collectible categories and from varied countries, from Spain to Australia, from Taiwan to Belgium, from Venezuela to Greece. They all come together for the same purpose, and by each showing their own collection and information about collecting we can all see how vast is our combined pool of knowledge and culture and how truly rich we all are, together.

We would like to Thank you all, Stars of Colnect, for your good efforts and good will. We are creating a great resource, and we will expand it even more in the future, to make sure no collector is left behind :)

Interested in collecting? Want to know more about how to contribute on Colnect? Read more on the Catalog Contribution Guidelines page. Want to see a NEW collectible category on Colnect? Take a look at More Collectibles?

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Colnect, Connecting Collectors - Animation

Did you ever wonder how collectors trade on Colnect? Now this animation clarifies the whole process :)
This animation has been created by Almog Wald, nephew of Colnect's founder, Amir. Thank you Almog for sharing.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

1,111,111 Collectibles on Colnect

We are very proud to announce that the items on the Colnect Catalogs have reached the incredible mark of 1,111,111 Collectibles!


This number was reached due the devoted contribution of many good collecting souls that continue to volunteer their time, talent and knowledge to creating and constantly growing the best world collecting community and it's catalogs.

Newly added item to the Stickers Catalog

We would like to express our continued gratitude and appreciation to all those who make Colnect not only possible, but a great environment for collectors, for connecting, exchanging, learning and growing. To all of you, from the Contributors that give the information to the Category Coordinators who process it, from all those who take the time leave Comments to the Editors that review the catalog, to the Translators that make the catalogs available to all worldwide, to all the Forum participants that help divert attention to important details, all of you - thank you. We hope you all see the wonderful outcome of your efforts on the catalogs, and see how your contribution is manifesting itself on Colnect.

Newly added item to the Stamps catalog
Want to take part? Would like to see more items on the catalogs? Missing your country items? Read more about contributing to the Colnect catalogs on our Catalog Contribution Guidelines page. Colnect does not have a Collectible Category you are interested in? Would like to see a new Category on Colnect? See our More Collectibles? page.

Newly added item to the Postcards catalog
Is seems that Progress is contagious, and the growing amount if info on the catalog made other categories accelerate their pace. Recently we have been marking a few catalog mile stones such as 300,303 Stamps and 400,004 Phonecards. The catalogs themselves too decided to raise their numbers, with the recent additions of the Drink Labels, Functional Cards and Video Games categories. Even collectors themselves increased their presence, with (now over) 40,004 collectors.

Newly added item to the Coins catalog
Only in the last month more than 30,000 collectible items were added to the Colnect Catalogs. Every category has it's own pace, it's own style and obstacles. Some category items are harder to get information about, some less, but every category in it's own field is adding impressive amounts of items and enlarging the catalogs by large percents. From categories adding hundreds of items a month to some category raking in thousands and even tens of thousands, all have all the right reasons to be proud and satisfied.

Newly added item to the Video Games catalog


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Drink Labels on Colnect - New Drink Labels Catalog is now available


We're very happy to announce the addition of a new Drink Labels category to Colnect.
"Torrontés" - Argentinian 2009 Wine Label. Newly added on Colnect
For now the catalog is starting with a small amount of labels on the catalog, and so we invite all Drink Label collectors to get involved and contribute to the catalog. We want to make sure it will prosper, as there is a large community of Drink Labels collectors that will benefit from it. Surely with your help it will grow very quickly. The coordinator for the category is Hernán Bofill, [hbofill12]. If you've never contributed information to Colnect before, please read our Catalog Contribution Guidelines.
"Antología XXIV" - Argentinian 2008 Wine Label. Newly added on Colnect
The category has started at the request and initiative of collectors and the entire discussion can be seen here on the forum.

Would you like to see more categories on Colnect? Collect a kind of item you would like to see on the Colnect catalog? Colnect is always looking to expand the catalogs to include all kinds of collectible items. Categories are created during discussions with collectors on the the New Categories forum. Come see the forum, you can participate and you can become the coordinator of a new category. Just take a look at our More Collectibles? page.
"Nectar Premium Beer" - USA Beer Label. Newly added on Colnect
Take a look at the new category and let us know what you think. If you have any suggestions or notes you are welcome to comment here on our blog. 

We thank Hernán Bofill, [hbofill12], and all those who participated and helped on the build of this category. We wish the category and the new coordinator good luck with this new collectible catalog.

Our blog has been quiet for a while as most of our announcements are published directly on our announcements forum where you can get regular updates. If you wish to write to our blog don't hesitate to make your suggestions.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Functional Cards: New and Game Changing Category

We're excited to announce the launch of a new and important category on Colnect - Functional Cards.

The new Functional Cards catalog, now on Colnect
In a joint effort of active collectors and after much deliberation it has been decided to create a new category that will include all Collectible Functional Cards. The entire discussion can be viewed on the Functional Cards forum thread.

"Quantica Escolar. La Escuela en Internet" - Venezuelan remote memory card.  From the new Colnect catalog.
This category has the potential to grow to be a vast mother category. "Functional Cards" refer to any collectible cards that have an additional function in its structure. Thus it could serve to house many kinds of cards, all of which are generally collected in different combinations by collectors rather than exclusively. It will provide a comprehensive and easy to use catalog to all those collectors of Functional Cards that have many sorts of cards in their collection but need one convenient place to find and manage them. Functional Cards include items from a wide range of fields from Telecommunications, Computer security and Satellite Communications to TV and Entertainment. The systems of the cards used include chip, magnetic stripe, inductive, optic, remote memory and more.

"PRE-PAGO EThERON" -  Venezuelan Remote memory card. From the new Colnect catalog.
The category coordinator is Carlos Rodriguez [venezuelanphonecards], who will be taking on the Functional Cards Category additionally to his responsibilities on the Phonecards category. This is not by chance, the two categories are closely related.

The creation of a Functional Cards category can now accommodate all the relevant cards not yet on Colnect, including the many on the catalogs today that were wrongly attributed to a certain category. This constitutes a big change because of the endless potential it offers.

"CyberCard" -  Venezuelan Remote memory card. From the new Colnect catalog.
Sizable effort has gone into the planning of this category, considering the importance of a category which is needed to be able to properly serve a large variety of relevant items. The current size of it is definitely no indication of it's future. Structure and definitions of this catalog have been taken care of. Now will be the time of growth, as more contributors join in and more collectibles added.  

We invite all collectors of Functional Cards to join this new category. You can  participate in the discussion on the New Functional Cards Collection Forum. If you are interested in this collectible, why not be part of building it for the benefit of all collectors? You can always contribute to the catalog and be part of its build. If you've never contributed information to Colnect before, please read our Catalog Contribution Guidelines.

"WebCard" -  Venezuelan Remote memory card. From the new Colnect catalog.
Collect a kind of item you would like to see on the Colnect catalog? Colnect is always looking to expand the catalogs to include all kinds of collectible items. Come see the New Categories forum. You can participate and you can become the coordinator of a new category. Just take a look at our More Collectibles? page.

Take a look at the new category and let us know what you think. If you have any suggestions or notes you are welcome to comment here on our blog or on the forum
"CANTV.net y Agendas Lec" - Venezuelan Remote memory card. From the new Colnect catalog.
We would like to thank Carlos Rodriguez [venezuelanphonecards], and all those who gave their time and effort to make this category come true. We wish the category and its coordinator all the luck with this new and exciting catalog.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Video Game Catalog Kick Start!


We're excited to announce the addition of a new Video Games category to Colnect!

 More than a 1010 items on launch and rising - The new Video Games catalog on Colnect
The catalog has been growing well from the very beginning and it is already holding 1,011 items from 11 different Consoles. This category has great potential to showcase a wealth of items since it covers items from nostalgic to latest additions. The growing community of Video Games collectors is growing to match the pace of the Video Games production, both rapidly increasing. This category can expand even further with your help and contribution to be a wonderful new addition to the Colnect catalogs and community. The category will be headed by it's coordinator, Alejandro Javier Delgado [Chop-Suey].


"Banjo-Kazooie" - a 1988 Nintendo 64 game. Out of the new Video Games Catalog on Colnect.
If you've never contributed information to Colnect before, please read our Catalog Contribution Guidelines. We invite all collectors of Video Games to join in, see this category prosper and be a great place for Video Games collectors around the world to connect. You can also take a look at the new Video Games Collection forums.
"Viking Battle for Asgard" - a 2008 Xbox 360 game. Out of the new Video Games catalog on Colnect
The category has started at the request and initiative of collectors and the entire discussion can be seen here on the forumWould you like to see more categories on Colnect? Collect a kind of item you would like to see on the Colnect catalog? Colnect is always looking to expand the catalogs to include all kinds of collectible items. Come see the New Categories forum. You can participate and you can become the coordinator of a new category. Just take a look at our More Collectibles? page.


"1994 Super HIK 4-in-1 + 1" - a 1994 Famicom game. Out of the new  Video Games catalog on Colnect.
Take a look at the new category and let us know what you think. If you have any suggestions or notes you are welcome to comment here on our blog or on the forum
"007: The World is Not Enough" - a 2001 Game Boy Color game. Out f the new Video Games catalog on Colnect.
We would like to thank Alejandro Javier Delgado, [Chop-Suey], and all those who participated and helped on the build of this category. We wish the category and the new coordinator good luck with this new collectible catalog.


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