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Offline jackschretien

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How does everyone keep track of collection
« on: January 26, 2019, 06:49:30 PM »
Hi there, I’m just wondering how everyone keeps track of who they have? Is there a program to input everything? Some type of template of how to list everyone? TIA

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Re: How does everyone keep track of collection
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2019, 08:43:39 PM »
I just made an excel spreadsheet. Took a bit of time to set up, but easy to maintain now :)

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Re: How does everyone keep track of collection
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2019, 08:49:13 PM »
I just made an excel spreadsheet. Took a bit of time to set up, but easy to maintain now :)

I have done this too. Albeit it isn't entirely up to date. I also have a photo catalogue of my collection, although the images of the G1 ponies are all over the place at the moment...the other gens are much more organised ;)
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Re: How does everyone keep track of collection
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2019, 08:58:08 PM »
I use an app/website called Snupps to organize photos. I guess I could use Pinterest if I really get tired of the other one but for now it's alright.

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Re: How does everyone keep track of collection
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2019, 08:58:22 PM »
I also have a photo catalogue of my collection

Oh, I soooo need to do this!! All my stuff is in storage though and my plan has always been that one day, when I finally have some display space again (dreams wistfully...), that I'll photograph each methodically as they come out of the boxes.... I dread the thought though, truth be told - I think it'll be a nightmare undertaking  :lol: :lol: 

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Re: How does everyone keep track of collection
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2019, 09:39:18 PM »
I also have a photo catalogue of my collection

Oh, I soooo need to do this!! All my stuff is in storage though and my plan has always been that one day, when I finally have some display space again (dreams wistfully...), that I'll photograph each methodically as they come out of the boxes.... I dread the thought though, truth be told - I think it'll be a nightmare undertaking  :lol: :lol: 

Haha no kidding. Especially with lots of variations and stuff as well! I have photos of all my ponies, I think. But while I have nice neat folders for G2-4 with labelled images, for G1 I have a whole set of prepared folders and actual images which are all over the place and everywhere else. Sigh. But it was helpful having a complete spreadsheet with my backcards on, because it meant I could take the list to ponycon and know if I needed a card...

I am guilty of storing a lot of knowledge about what G1 stuff I have and don't have in my brain. Which is not a great organisation skill.

I've also been lazy in the sense that a lot of my collection are on my website, which means those that aren't have been neglected for a long time and trying to fill those gaps is a challenge *rolls eyes*.
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Re: How does everyone keep track of collection
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2019, 09:58:37 PM »
I have a checklist with the ponies who appear in the TV specials and seasons, plus I added ponies that didn’t appear in the cartoons.

Plus I’ve got a checklist for my Barbie dolls, plus I’ve got a book checklist for my customs dolls.
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Re: How does everyone keep track of collection
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2019, 10:17:19 PM »
I have am excel sheet for each generation :)

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Re: How does everyone keep track of collection
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2019, 10:21:38 PM »
I have guide books for Us ones, and would lvoe one for the non US ones, i keep track and mark in my book every time  a new pony comes in. Then I do to my want list and take them off it.

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Re: How does everyone keep track of collection
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2019, 07:27:35 AM »
Sweet Tunes inventory books, my wishlist in my sig, and MLP merch checklist.
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Re: How does everyone keep track of collection
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2019, 07:59:35 AM »
I wrote everything down in a composition book... ;)
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Re: How does everyone keep track of collection
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2019, 09:58:16 AM »
I have a Word document which I call The Pony Census :). I write down the ponies I have, sorting them by gen and then alphabetically by name. Next to each name I write where they came from and other details like if they have had repairs or are a particular variant.

For my favourite ponies I made my own factfile/scrapbook with photos and little descriptions of their personalities, because I'm a bit strange like that :lol: and it was fun.

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Re: How does everyone keep track of collection
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2019, 12:02:39 PM »
I have spreadsheets and word documents for g1 to g3. G4 I use the mlp merch site. I also use summer hayes her books for the accessories. And I am also very happy with the smartphone. It saves me printing when I am on a convention or meeting. I can open all document to check the collection.

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Re: How does everyone keep track of collection
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2019, 03:38:41 PM »
I honestly just remember what I have and what I don't have. Although it's getting harder the closer I get to 500 ponies. I do have a Snupps account that I've uploaded parts of my collection and I plan on eventually adding the rest.

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Re: How does everyone keep track of collection
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2019, 04:24:47 PM »
I have three spreadsheets, one for ponies, one for playsets, and one for pony wear. I need to update them with pictures, but I'm so far behind on that it would be a month-long process, at best.