Hi Guys, I have several cans I have added stuck in my pending cans area. I guess I wanted to get other opinions on how different a can needs to be to have it added to the museum. I know there are different variations on certain cans, and some differences are more subtle than others. So, my question is this: How subtle do the differences have to be before a can can be added to the museum? I have attached a photo as an example. The can on the right is already in the museum. It is a steel can with the normal red coca cola colours. The can on the left is one I tried to add. It is aluminum, has glossy red colours, and as you can see by the pictures of the back of the cans, slight variations on the recycling symbols. The steel can has a painted white bottom, and the colours are slightly different in the circle around the coca cola logo. To me, these are completely different cans, which is why I have them both in my collection. But do they warrant 2 spots in the can museum? I don't want to create more work for you admins, and won't try adding variations of cans if you don't want them included. I guess I was looking for other members opinions as well.
Post by xxxxxCanManxxxxx on Oct 7, 2011 11:16:43 GMT -5
In my opinion, they are different cans. Allcans and I have discussed this topic many times and I believe he would say this a variation. We need to discuss this and give a good definition of what a variation truly is. I'll let Allcans do this. Then we will be able to communicate what a variation vs. a different can really is. This will require additional functionality added to the can museum as we will need to be able to show variations (much like your image if it is indeed a variation).
One of the features we are going to add in the future is varations. Now what is a variation:
To me a variation can be:
Aluminum or steel can. Different barcode (many coca-cola cans from China have this) Different cities. (one can made in LA, other in New York) Change in ingredients. Change in recycling symbols (or other place) Change in price (if displayed on the can) Straight steel or crimped steel. Addition of a small text. Correction of a misspelled word. difference in top.
All with the same similar design at the main picture
All minor differences, that can make a big change for one collector, while another collector says, it is the same can.
As for now, you can keep adding variations. When we have the variation section ready, we will move these cans to this section. There are more cans in the CanMuseum that are going to be move to this new section.
When I was creating the CanMuseum is my head, it had already the variation section in mind, as I know many other collectors, that only collect one kind of cans, with all their variations. And at the CanMuseum we will try to please as many collectors as we can.
1. At top of of one can nothing, at the top of another can with the same design, the words, "NEW YORK"
2. Artwork anywhere on the can that says "New!", and the same can without the "New!" artwork.
For the "NEW YORK" can I have to say yes, it is a variation. However there are already several of these cans in the canmuseum. When the variation feature is ready, we will move these and some others to the variation page.
As for the "new". it depends how prominent it is displayed on the can.
Sometimes it is easy to see whether it is a variation or not. Sometimes it is more difficult.
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