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May I suggest there be two new sections for topics. One that allows members to post about coins that are not necessarily precious metal (there are lots of old copper coins for instance that people collect!), and one section that is for general coin news. General coin news might include new releases, coin series information, NGC or PCGS information, etc.

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I can see why you are suggesting this but my understanding ( maybe others will disagree ) is that this forum was established to focus on PMs.
It has been an incredible success so far and lots of members have benefitted from great advice and a vast pool of knowledge and in addition many have been able to sell and purchase PMs from a trustworthy site.

Once a site grows and diverts too far from its initial focus it can loose its appeal and once diluted can fill up with all sorts of stuff, like Facebook, to the point that it is no longer the great site it was, full of cr*p, moaners and groaners, pictures of cats and what you are about to eat in a restaurant.

Coins may sound relevant but if we are a PM site then copper and base metals aren't applicable.
Other sites that carry copper tend to include stamps so would that be the next request, followed by watches, model cars and magazines etc etc ??

My suggestion is that you establish a new site to make copper and non PM coins the main topic and not a satellite to this PM site.
I can also see sections of our existing  forum that have wandered off the rails a bit that could merit chopping out.

In any event, my personal opinions only - some may agree or disagree but at the end of the day our Administrators decide these matters.

 

Edited by Pete

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Just speaking for myself i am only interested in precious metal and related economics. Yes we have politico-economic and somewhat exotic 'conspiracy' topics but i don't get the idea this is a general numismatic forum.

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On 4/22/2018 at 15:35, sixgun said:

Just speaking for myself i am only interested in precious metal and related economics. Yes we have politico-economic and somewhat exotic 'conspiracy' topics but i don't get the idea this is a general numismatic forum.

I see more and more non-PM related topics, as you said political in particular, I just think it would make more sense to contain it to a section than allow it to sprinkle in to all sections. Particularly with non-PM coins.

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On 4/21/2018 at 06:50, Pete said:

I can see why you are suggesting this but my understanding ( maybe others will disagree ) is that this forum was established to focus on PMs.
It has been an incredible success so far and lots of members have benefitted from great advice and a vast pool of knowledge and in addition many have been able to sell and purchase PMs from a trustworthy site.

Once a site grows and diverts too far from its initial focus it can loose its appeal and once diluted can fill up with all sorts of stuff, like Facebook, to the point that it is no longer the great site it was, full of cr*p, moaners and groaners, pictures of cats and what you are about to eat in a restaurant.

Coins may sound relevant but if we are a PM site then copper and base metals aren't applicable.
Other sites that carry copper tend to include stamps so would that be the next request, followed by watches, model cars and magazines etc etc ??

My suggestion is that you establish a new site to make copper and non PM coins the main topic and not a satellite to this PM site.
I can also see sections of our existing  forum that have wandered off the rails a bit that could merit chopping out.

In any event, my personal opinions only - some may agree or disagree but at the end of the day our Administrators decide these matters.

 

I realize the focus is on PMs, but it seems even that has some ancillary topics. Some members discuss antique watches (even if not made of PM), politics, stocks, and things ancillary to PM like identifying makers marks on silver spoons.

My point is not to expand the site into something that it is not, (as you mentioned stamps), but to have a place to "kick" these comments and topics to. Other coins seems like a logical forum topic, but even a miscellaneous section would do.

I think you're being facetious when you mention to start your own site. You and I both know that's a difficult undertaking and one that involves an investment. Much easier to take what is already here and improve upon it.

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