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ChrisSIlver

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    ChrisSIlver reacted to BackyardBullion in Is this the world's laziest sheep?   
    Out walking today - first lovely sunny spring day this year and a local sheep was taking the piss if you ask me!

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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from kimchi in Perth Mint Lunar 2 1oz Tiger   
    I have deleted your address for your own security I would advise not to post your address publically but to instead send in private messages. 
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from kimchi in Perth Mint Lunar 2 1oz Tiger   
    I have deleted your address for your own security I would advise not to post your address publically but to instead send in private messages. 
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from kimchi in Perth Mint Lunar 2 1oz Tiger   
    I have deleted your address for your own security I would advise not to post your address publically but to instead send in private messages. 
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from kimchi in Perth Mint Lunar 2 1oz Tiger   
    I have deleted your address for your own security I would advise not to post your address publically but to instead send in private messages. 
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from kimchi in Perth Mint Lunar 2 1oz Tiger   
    I have deleted your address for your own security I would advise not to post your address publically but to instead send in private messages. 
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from JohnAnsink in Email error   
    There seems to be some error with the email server at the moment, I will likely move the email system back from Yandex to a server that is hosted with the web host.
    Some email notifications may not be working currently, apologies for the inconvenience whilst I look into this and fix it. 
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from JohnAnsink in Email error   
    There seems to be some error with the email server at the moment, I will likely move the email system back from Yandex to a server that is hosted with the web host.
    Some email notifications may not be working currently, apologies for the inconvenience whilst I look into this and fix it. 
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    ChrisSIlver reacted to mr-dead in Atkinsons - New silver lego   
    Just had an email from Atkinsons showing these new silver lego blocks for sale.
    Looks really nice
    https://atkinsonsbullion.com/silver/silver-bars/1oz-silver-bars/building-block-1oz-silver-bar-12-piece-starter-p

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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from kugelblitz in "Contact Us" Button   
    @HelpingHands  Thanks for tagging me.

    @kugelblitz I did receive your previous email and your email today. I have PM'd you in regards to your enquiry. Note that if I take a while to reply other moderators are also able to help you with editing/deleting the requested post as needed.
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    ChrisSIlver reacted to motorbikez in 2014 1oz Bu silver crocodile,for Chard Lizzies worthy cause   
    I'll donate the above & send post free to the winner. To the lucky winner whatever this coin makes please pay to Chard Lizzy ASAP after auction ends.
    Starting bid £5 auction ends 1pm UK time Saturday 24th. Good luck all.
     
    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/elizabeth-beckford
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from ilovesilverireallydo in Please reply via the forum   
    Hello everyone, this is something that keeps happening so I thought that I would make a post here to help reduce the amount of times it happens.
    When you receive a notification email or private message notification email, you need to click the blue button to go to the forum to reply.
    All email notifications are sent from my email, so if you just reply to the email unfortunately the intended recipient will not get the message, only I will get your email.
    Thanks
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from ilovesilverireallydo in Please reply via the forum   
    Hello everyone, this is something that keeps happening so I thought that I would make a post here to help reduce the amount of times it happens.
    When you receive a notification email or private message notification email, you need to click the blue button to go to the forum to reply.
    All email notifications are sent from my email, so if you just reply to the email unfortunately the intended recipient will not get the message, only I will get your email.
    Thanks
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from ilovesilverireallydo in Please reply via the forum   
    Hello everyone, this is something that keeps happening so I thought that I would make a post here to help reduce the amount of times it happens.
    When you receive a notification email or private message notification email, you need to click the blue button to go to the forum to reply.
    All email notifications are sent from my email, so if you just reply to the email unfortunately the intended recipient will not get the message, only I will get your email.
    Thanks
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from ilovesilverireallydo in Please reply via the forum   
    Hello everyone, this is something that keeps happening so I thought that I would make a post here to help reduce the amount of times it happens.
    When you receive a notification email or private message notification email, you need to click the blue button to go to the forum to reply.
    All email notifications are sent from my email, so if you just reply to the email unfortunately the intended recipient will not get the message, only I will get your email.
    Thanks
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from ilovesilverireallydo in Please reply via the forum   
    Hello everyone, this is something that keeps happening so I thought that I would make a post here to help reduce the amount of times it happens.
    When you receive a notification email or private message notification email, you need to click the blue button to go to the forum to reply.
    All email notifications are sent from my email, so if you just reply to the email unfortunately the intended recipient will not get the message, only I will get your email.
    Thanks
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from ilovesilverireallydo in Please reply via the forum   
    Hello everyone, this is something that keeps happening so I thought that I would make a post here to help reduce the amount of times it happens.
    When you receive a notification email or private message notification email, you need to click the blue button to go to the forum to reply.
    All email notifications are sent from my email, so if you just reply to the email unfortunately the intended recipient will not get the message, only I will get your email.
    Thanks
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from JohnAnsink in Sixpence on eBay Auction   
    Please can you post a price up for these. As listings on the forum has to have asking prices, and also you will need to be willing to make a deal via the forum, as the sales section is for items for sale via the forum, not via eBay. However linking to the eBay listing for further information is allowed. 
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from Kookaburracollector in TSF Discord?   
    We had a chat room on the forum before, it wasn't popular enough and was empty all the time so I removed that feature as it wasn't worth paying for. I'm not aware of discord, but I can't see any advantage of a live chat over the current forum layout.
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    ChrisSIlver reacted to AlphaBeast in Not getting email notifications....   
    Thanks Chris, got a notification saying I got a response to this post! Good times! Great work once again!
    (was feeling a bit lonely as wasn't getting any notifications, now I feel loved again! )
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    ChrisSIlver reacted to BackyardBullion in 2018 1oz Hallmarked Silver Forum Investment Bars - Preorder & Reservations OPEN NOW!   
    Yes - assuming payment is made before 15th April then the serial number is reserved.
    Then, after 15th April I will publish all available serial numbers and that will go on a first come first served basis to the waiting list.
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    ChrisSIlver reacted to BackyardBullion in 2018 1oz Hallmarked Silver Forum Investment Bars - Preorder & Reservations OPEN NOW!   
    It is time for the 1 oz Silver Forum bars!

    So, for those of you who are new to the forum since last year @ChrisSIlver and I teamed up to create 1 oz Silver Bars branded with the forum's logo. And I am very proud to announce that we are creating another 200 of these for 2018!
    These bars are all hand poured, stamped and finished by myself meaning each and every bar is unique in some way. The weights will vary bar to bar (although none less than 31.1 grams) and the cooling patterns of the silver will also be unique and different for each one. 
    The allure of hand poured silver is growing stronger month by month and these bars are a brilliant way to start collecting hand poured silver and at the same time supporting the forum and my own business too!
    So, to that end I am very proud and happy to announce the 2018 1oz forum bars are available now to pre-order and reserve. 
    There are a lot of different aspects to tell you about so I have split this post up into various sections, hopefully this will cover most of your questions but if there is something I have not covered then please feel free to get in touch or comment on this thread. 
    There will also be a video going live tomorrow summing up a lot of what I have written here. 
    What are the 1 oz Bars all about?
    The 1 oz Silver Forum Bars have been created as a way to draw the silver forum community together but also as a fund raising and brand awareness raising exercise. Proceeds from the sales of these bars help keep the forum running in the way we have become accustomed to. Premium and Gold Premium memberships go a long way to helping the running of the forum. To help keep the membership prices as low as practical, the 1 oz silver forum bars proceeds help a lot. 
    Also, it is about raising the brand awareness of the forum and to encourage new people to join the forum and to make standard members think about supporting the forum by upgrading their membership or simply supporting the forum on a one off basis. 
    Schedule, production and delivery
    I am working towards a deadline of the end of April/early May for these bars to be made, stamped, hallmarked and ready for shipping. They are all individually made and can be quite tricky to pour and make look good at the correct weight. I estimate that I will have made all 200 of the bars by mid April and then have them ready for a release date in early May. If there are any delays or extensions to this I will let you all know.
    Design Changes & Hallmarking
    There are a few design changes from the 2017 bars. Part of this is down to the fact that I have learnt a lot and grown a lot as a silver pourer and craftsman over the last year. 
    The biggest change is that the Hallmark is going to be on the front of the bars. The hallmark is the most important thing about these poured silver bars. For those of you who do not know a hallmark means that the bars have been tested and their purity is guaranteed to be what I say it is - 999 silver. Having the hallmark is a really great badge of authenticity and gives the bars a lot more desirability, which is very important when buying hand poured silver. 

    The other significant design change is that this year we are using an all in one "1 ozt" stamp. I think this makes the bars look a lot more professional and much tidier (as well as cutting down the amount of stamping I need to do!)
    Mintage & Serial Number reservations
    The mintage for 2018 will be 200 bars. This is set and will not change. We decided not to increase the mintage this year to keep the exclusivity of the bars as appealing as possible.
    Serial number reservation is probably the biggest question that a lot of you will ask. Now, we are never going to be able to please everyone and to that end we gave very careful consideration to how we would go about serial number reservation. So the following is how we will run things. 
    If you currently own a certain serial number then you will have first refusal at reserving that number for 2018. So, if you bought bar #75 last year then you need to let me know if you want to keep that number. If you do, great it is yours (once you have paid!). If you don't get in touch to let me know before Sunday 15th April then these serial numbers will be opened up to other people. 
    Now, this means in theory that all 200 bars could be reserved and sold to people who bought last year. But, I think it is quite unlikely that this will happen. There will be spare numbers from people either not wanting to get bars, not able to get new bars or not taking up as many bars as they did last year. 
    So, if you are a new member, or an existing member that would like to reserve new bars and serial numbers in 2018 I will be creating a first come, first served waiting list. After the reservation deadline of Sunday 15th April The waiting list will get the opportunity to reserve available numbers. 
    To join the waiting list all you need to do is comment on this thread. To be fair to all users a maximum of 5 bars per person on the waiting list please and we will then see how it goes for the available numbers and demand. 
    I hope that all makes sense. In summary, you have until 15th April to reserve your existing serial numbers if you already own them. If you are new, or an existing member who wants additional bars then you need to reply here and I will put you on the first come, first served waiting list. 
    Prices are set as follows
    Standard or Non member price - £25.00 per bar
    Premium member price - £22.50 per bar
    Gold Premium member price - £20.00 per bar
    UK Postage: +£2.50 via Royal Mail Signed for delivery for just one bar
    FREE POSTAGE: if you buy more than one bar 
    International Postage: Please ask for an accurate quote - however I will offer free international standard postage (small top up required for tracked) if you order 5 or more bars. 
    A few notes on pricing
    These bars are hand poured, hand stamped and polished by me. They take a lot of time and energy and equipment to create. These are premium hand poured silver products, not cheap bullion. They are a way to support me (as a fledgling business), my brand and most importantly, The Silver Forum. As I said earlier, proceeds from the sale of these bars go towards the upkeep and running costs of this forum. This helps keep membership prices as low as possible for premium and gold premium members and ensures that standard members can still use this forum for free. 
    Standard members - The difference in price is as a way for you to support the forum in a one off style payment rather than signing up for membership. But also please feel free to upgrade your membership to take advantage of the discounts available. 
    The price also incorporates the Hallmarking costs, this includes postage of these bars to and from Edinburgh and the application of the hallmark.
    Payment Information
    To secure the reservation of your bars and serial numbers you will need to pay me before 15th April 2018
    IF YOU MAKE A PAYMENT PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR SILVER FORUM NAME AS A REFERENCE!!!!!
    You can pay by a number of different methods as follows:
    PayPal F&F: info@backyardbullion.com
    PayPal G&S (Please add 5% to the total): info@backyardbullion.com
    Banks Transfer:
       Account No: 76626253
       Sort Code: 51-70-06
    Crypto currencies: Litecoin, Bitcoin or Ethereum.
    Please not there will be significant additional charges depending on how much it costs me to process and withdraw the funds. 

    If you are interested then please let me know in this thread or via PM. 
    Also, I welcome all feedback and any questions you might have about these bars. 
    Thanks for reading and thanks for supporting The Silver Forum!
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from AlphaBeast in Not getting email notifications....   
    Email system has been fixed. Issue was caused by the email server automatically blocking the account to stop a suspected attack, as security is taken seriously a password reset with a two factor authentication was required. New psssords have all been updated now in Admin and all emails are functionining correctly.
    Apologies for the inconicnence caused. If it happens again in the future I will try to get it resolved much quicker, thanks for your patience.
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    ChrisSIlver reacted to kimchi in The forum is very unstable for me   
    Thanks one and all for the help - I've done everything with Firefox except reinstall and still no joy, so have switched to another browser and all is fine
    <edit> Ooh I can edit too, this is the life!
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from kimchi in The forum is very unstable for me   
    Everything should work fine, sounds like some sort of browser issue if you are expericing all of those errors, please update to the latest version of your browser software and if you are still experiencing issues please try a new browser e.g. Chrome (after clearing cache  and cookies)
    With the @ feature you need to start typing the users name and then click it from the list that appears.