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Post# 1   8/23/2006 at 18:54 (4,415 days old) by compactelectra (Rancho Mirage, CA - New home of the Obamas)        

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Welcome to the new Vacuum Cleaner Collectors Club Site –Vacuumland. You have found your way to the Vintage Forum section of the Discuss-O-Vac Forum which will hopefully be a platform for some great discussions about vintage vacuum cleaners. The discussion forum is divided into three major areas – the Vintage Vacuum Forum for discussions about vintage vacuum cleaners manufactured before 1980, the Contemporary Vacuum Forum for discussions about modern vacuums-those manufactured after 1980 and an Off-Topic Forum for discussions about just about anything else. Let’s keep it civil and respectful, please.
The design of the forums is intended to help people find just the discussions and conversations that they are interested in. In addition to the three forums, each forum is further broken down into individual topic threads. Feel free to start a new thread on any specific topic you like, but please keep the discussions to the appropriate forum. It goes without saying that you should also feel free to add your comments to existing threads and keep the interesting conversations going. Please start any new threads in the appropriate forum, i.e. discussions about vintage vacuums in the Vintage Vacuum Forum, discussions about modern vacuums in the Contemporary Vacuum Forum and any other discussions to the Off-Topic Forum. I, as webmaster will keep and eye on things and will move threads to another forum, if a poster posts to the wrong forum by mistake. Robert Seger, the Website designer, has put together this design for AutomaticWasher.Org and it seems to work well for that group. The general rule is “If you don’t want to deal with a certain topic, avoid that thread.” You may also add pictures or links to pictures to the threads to make them more interesting
I should probably comment here about expected behavior on this website. I, as webmaster will be monitoring the discussions. I expect the visitors here to respect one another. That means that you will respect other posters expressing their opinions without attacking them. If a poster “goes over the line” and doesn’t follow the “Golden Rule” I will probably contact them or post some commentary and then deal with the poster if bad behavior continues. I am committed to keeping this site from suffering the fate that other vacuum cleaner sites have experienced. We want to create a friendly community to share a common interest in vacuum cleaners
Finally, I invite you to fully explore the various areas of this site starting from the home page. It is anticipated that this site will continually be updated with new additions. We welcome any suggestions, ideas and material that you may have regarding new pages and have a few new pages, including a convention section, in development. Have fun reviewing vintage owner’s manuals, vintage consumer articles, vintage commercials and the many other features we have worked to add. If you have any questions, please just create a post and we will answer your questions. I also want to thank Mr. Robert Seger for sharing his design, code, friendship and creativity in helping us put this site together
Again, welcome, and enjoy
Fred Nelso

Post# 7 , Reply# 1   8/25/2006 at 18:24 (4,413 days old) by charles~richard ()        

Looks lovely - should be fun!!

Charles Richard Lester
Webmaster Emeritus

Post# 11 , Reply# 2   8/25/2006 at 22:17 (4,413 days old) by unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        
YAY, Vacuumland is Open

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Hi Fred, the website committee and the entire Vacuum Cleaners Collectors Club, I just wanted tell everyone how much fun we had creating Vacuumland and how wonderful it's been working with the entire website committee. I can’t tell you all how honored I was by the fact that you liked my website design so much that you wanted a similar design for the new VCCC website. I feel like we are now sister websites/clubs and I so look forward to creating bridges of friendship between the vacuum and washer clubs. No matter what we collect, be it a turquoise Hoover Constellation or a turquoise Frigidaire Automatic Washer, we all have so much in common and have shared so many of the same experiences from childhood all the way up to today.

I wish the VCCC a most hearty congratulations with the opening of Vacuumland, I just know its going to be a huge success!!!!!

Post# 17 , Reply# 3   8/25/2006 at 22:51 (4,413 days old) by myhooverco ()        
Thank you guys!

I am so impressed with this new forum! I will make it a part of my daily read and am very excited that it is up and running. Thank you all for your hard work on this website. It will be a great place to chat about our hobby and keep each other posted on those great new finds...Thanks Again!


Post# 28 , Reply# 4   8/26/2006 at 01:33 (4,413 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

I am very impressed and fascinated by this new website-I go under the name "Tolivac" in the Applianceville website-I am interested in Vacuums,Small appliances,power tools,and large appliances.Have collections of each.All are interesting to me.these devices could be considered the servants to man during the 20th-and 21th century.I have just began to explore it and log onto it.

Post# 59 , Reply# 5   8/26/2006 at 13:38 (4,413 days old) by dualsanitronic ()        
guess we've all been sucked into a vacuum

Thanks Robert and the others.This is totally impressive

Post# 65 , Reply# 6   8/26/2006 at 15:50 (4,413 days old) by converto-skip ()        
Robert, Fred, and the web commmitee

Yes i do want to second everybody's thought on our New web site, It is just totally awsome and like Robert said we are bringing 2 worlds together with this site and and I do see in the future boths clubs merging as one and having probably the biggest conventions yearly. I know i have made many a good friends already from I do have to thank Fred for mentioning to us VCCC members to check out the site. It just thinks as time goes by We will have a great time with both sites.


Post# 67 , Reply# 7   8/26/2006 at 16:30 (4,413 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        

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Congratulations to the VCCC on your new website, I`m sure it will be hours of fun sharing stories about favourite vacs, repair tips and new additions etc...

A big thanks also to Robert for all his hard work in making another fantastic site come to life!!!

Cheers, Mike

Post# 70 , Reply# 8   8/26/2006 at 16:56 (4,412 days old) by eluxomarty (Palm Springs)        

Fred Robert and the rest of the Website Committee! You did such i good job creating this new site!!( Crying now) I am going to enjoy it here very much! Thank you so much for your hard work! The website is beautiful!!!

Post# 86 , Reply# 9   8/26/2006 at 21:18 (4,412 days old) by raymanretro ()        

Congratulations to you guys on developing a great site! Dr Mitch on Autowasher. :)

Post# 89 , Reply# 10   8/26/2006 at 21:55 (4,412 days old) by unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        
YAY - Lets Give Credit Where Credit is Due!

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Yes its been a wonderful two months working with everyone. We decided even before we got started to take the design and code from and convert it to a vacuum site by just changing the colors, pictures and themes, but leaving the functionality the same. That way it would be very easy for users to jump right in and begin using Vacuumland without much of a learning curve.

Fred Nelson, the webmaster of Vacuumland created many of the pages you are seeing at Vacuumland. Fred Stachnik designed and created the fabulous and fun morphing vacuums animation you see on the Home Page. It was Jeff Parker's idea to use the Hoover Dial-a-Matic Dial for the Discuss-o-Vac Forum logos and Charlie Watrous helped pick the new fonts to use. The wonderful VCCC logo was designed by Charles Richard Lester. The Website was tested by Fred Nelson, Jeff Parker, Charlie Watrous, Fred Stachnick, Morgan Frazer, Greg Nunn, Terry Lattz and myself.

A big applause goes out to everyone involved to get Vacuumland off the Ground!

Post# 122 , Reply# 11   8/27/2006 at 10:56 (4,412 days old) by buffalo-joe ()        
I'm Here........

This site is great. Looking forward to lots of interesting vac talk here. Still going to lurk on the washer site. Can't forget the friends that reside there.


Post# 141 , Reply# 12   8/27/2006 at 21:38 (4,411 days old) by converto-skip ()        

You are so right about our other friends on the site. I'm very hopeful that they will come aboard this site as well as I'm still going to be a part of the site as well, the best of both worlds


Post# 242 , Reply# 13   8/29/2006 at 10:39 (4,410 days old) by bobofhollywood ()        
Suckin' in Southern Maryland

Holla from Hollywood.

Where else could you put up a subject drift like that except at a vacuum site, huh?

Love the new site already, fellas.

The thing that fasincates me most about this hobby is the seemingly endless number of shapes and designs that have been used to do basically the same thing - suck!~

Bob Wirth

Post# 355267 , Reply# 14   7/3/2016 at 15:23 (814 days old) by KirbyCollector (Columbus Ohio USA)        


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