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This Must STOP NOW!!

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:37 pm
by Daniel
Okay, now that I have your attention.

Here's a few things I am asking members NOT to do.
  • Please do NOT post you coin question and images in someone else's topic.
    Please do NOT post links from your computer or a cloud service. You must upload them here.
    Please do NOT send me or any admin a private message about your coin or suggestions on how to run this community better. PMs are for technical issues or to ask Paul about sending a coin to him.
    Please do NOT rant, if you don't like how we admin or answer your question. Just quietly leave and go somewhere else.
    Please do NOT spam the board with non-numismatic links or you will be removed.
If you don't know how to do something then go to the "Start Here" forum and look for a topic on how to do something.
Here's one for posting topics in this forum. ... 11&t=15935

I am seeing a lot of great answers and information here! So keep that coming! Loving what I am seeing!

Re: This Must STOP NOW!!

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:48 pm
by Coin Mule
Daniel, thanks for this.

Re: This Must STOP NOW!!

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:48 pm
by Nevada Cowboy
Extremely Sorry, I'm a Guilty Party. Must do better

Re: This Must STOP NOW!!

Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:00 am
by Daniel
This isn't aimed at anyone in particular, just a few things I've seen by more than one member and I want to keep things organized. I am seeing post in several irrelevant forums. Hard to find the posts too.

Re: This Must STOP NOW!!

Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:55 am
by Coin Mule
Yeah D, what is up with people posting coins in the "start here" or "introduce yosef" threads, are we really😴🥱😴🥱😌 that lazy

Re: This Must STOP NOW!!

Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:41 pm
by Earle42
Not sure it laziness as much as not understanding forum layout/procedures. Some people have never been on a forum before. I remember my first experience on another forum took awhile before I understand basics of forum formats.

Each forum has its own tweaks. I admit there are a lot of things I still do not know about this one like the little Icons beside the list of posts. Yes, I am sure somewhere it says what they are on this forum, but being honest, its not important enough for me to try to find the answers.

Another issue is how a forum is set up. The first time I FOUND the subscribe to topic option (my fault for not taking the time to try to find it in the instructions), I wondered if I had accidentally double clicked b/c the "subscribe" box was auto checked. I am used to having to click a box to select an option.
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When I went to reply to PMs, I was confused b/c the <send reply> button remains after you click it and the PM sits in the outbox until the recipient reads it.

Being used to my mail giving feedback about the mail being sent, and the outbox auto empties when the <sed> button is hit, this was confusing to me.

This is NOT a criticism! Different programmers set up things different ways. Being a creature of habit, and having problems with things like adding emoticons on here, I don't know if failed actions are my browser(s) or my way of thinking as compared to the forum layout.

Re: This Must STOP NOW!!

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:07 pm
by Strayergirl8
I don't understand how to post then

Re: This Must STOP NOW!!

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:05 am
by Daniel
Strayergirl8 wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:07 pm I don't understand how to post then
No offense but in my first post above I placed a link for that. It seems members don't read my entire posts.

I am not sure how much more I can do to make is easier but I am open for suggestions.

Re: This Must STOP NOW!!

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:41 am
by Paul
With reluctance I make this post.

I have been back and forth in my head whether or not to say anything here.
But I feel I have to now… As the situation has gotten way, way out of hand.

Re: Numismatic Nomenclature
We must 1st and foremost remember that there are great number of
new/novice/undereducated individuals that visit this site asking questions about their coins.

The ACRONYMS people are posting here are simply made up...... whether the lack of will to type out the entire phrase, their use of acronyms to make them look more professional or expert (??), I don't know,… BUT IT NEEDS TO STOP.

I've been doing this for a long time, a very long time, & I can usually figure out what they are indicating… But there is no way a majority of the readers here have any idea of what these are. I can assume that they will skip off to a glossary of numismatic abbreviations…… And when they don't see it on that list……?

I'm making this post, as I see these homemade acronyms showing up everywhere now!

Re: This Must STOP NOW!!

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:33 pm
by Earle42
Paul, its no secret I use acronyms in my posts. I got am not sure if what I use is what you are referring to.

I made up none of them myself.

Why do I use them?
1. convenience, time saving, and less typos (my problem!).
2. When on my very first forum years ago I was introduced to the fact that there is a set of forum acronyms used almost universally - so I use them.
3. Acronyms were made to save time, have been used for a lot longer than I ever knew until I looked it up one time, and are just a natural part of the human experience.

Can you list specifics of the ones you say are homemade? I do not remember seeing them (and admit it might just be me). Every one I have seen used here I have seen used on other forums as well.

I assume if someone does not know an acronym but is actually interested in the post to their answer, they will ask.