Talk:Vending machine

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i question the 'coin-operated machine' redirect[edit]

'Coin-operated machine' redirects to this page, which I find inappropriate. When I am thinking about a 'coin-operated machine' I am thinking about kiddie ride outside of a supermarket, binoculars at a landmark that take a quarter to operate, arcade games like pinball or skee ball, those sorts of things (note how some are even described as "coin-operated" in the opening sentences of their articles). None of these type of coin-operated machines are covered in the article about vending machines. Coin-operated machines do something, vending machines dispense something.

I think the 'coin-operated machine' redirect should be removed and a new page created for it. Thoughts? Tom (talk) 14:02, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

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This article opens by saying that vending machines dispense items. Could they also include services such as a rice polisher, elongated coin machine or locker? If so, could that be indicated in the article? Twanderson (talk) 19:33, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

Going from my understanding of vend and also wikt:vend#English what wiktionary says, the dispensation of a product or some sort of merchandise is implicit for this article's topic, and the "dispensation" of a service is a fundamentally different idea. The machines you suggest might be useable when a person pays for them, but the vending machine is not dispensing the "service" of vending items, it is just vending items. Mehmuffin (talk) 15:37, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
Same question for coin-operated washing machines and laundromat in general. This is still a frequent use of coin-operated machines. Note that coin operated redirects to currency detector, leaving the broader concept of coin-operated machines/services kind of orphaned. - Bri (talk) 21:59, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
Maybe a category to tie them all together? I don't know if there's anything to be said about them all in general that isn't too vague to warrant a page. Mehmuffin (talk) 18:09, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Hack, cut, slice[edit]

This article needs a machete taken to it. The extent of numbing overdetail is breathtaking. EEng 04:18, 26 June 2017 (UTC)