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ChrisSIlver

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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from kneehow2018 in Please read: Commenting in sales topics - no unsolicited posts   
    If you are not a prospective member to a trade please do not post in someone's sales topics.
    These sorts of comments add no value to the sale and you are discouraging sellers to list items. If an item is priced too high and doesn't sell, the buyer will understand themselves that the item was priced too high, there is no need to comment in their sales topic.

    You may think an item is priced too high, this is the sellers choice to choose their asking price, please do not make unwanted posts in the sellers sales topic. It is up to the buyer to decide if the item is being sold at a fair price (they can even make a separate question in the other forum sections to ask what the fair price of such an item would be if they have concerns) 

    Also, if you notice any mistakes in someones listing or genuinely wish to help the seller, there is no harm to send them a private message.

    To sellers: Please report unwanted or related posts in your sales topics and they can be removed.
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from Roy in Suspicious private messages from new members   
    Dear members, it has come to my attention that the banned member @shamriKisob had sent some members suspicious private messages about a fantastic business opportunity, I suspect that opportunity was likely less than fantastic.

    If you get any suspicious private messages from new members please do not reply, but instead hit the report button, all private messages that are reported allow the moderators to see the conversation (otherwise PMs remain private and we can't see) this will bring any suspicious new members onto our radar and we will keep an eye out on them, or possibly disable their private messaging abilities.

    Please note that having premium or gold premium membership does not necessarily guarantee a members honesty, please also pay attention to the members join date and how active they have been on the forums. I am considering a new membership tier for premium or gold premium members to upgrade to which will only be available for long standing premium and gold premium members who have shown credibility and dedication to the community over the years. I am just trying to think about what other benefits such a membership level could also include to make it worthwhile, any suggestions please PM me.

    Many thanks to all members who make this forum great, both premium and gold premium members as well as all of our standard members, and hopefully we can keep all scammers well away from our community.
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from Roy in Suspicious private messages from new members   
    Dear members, it has come to my attention that the banned member @shamriKisob had sent some members suspicious private messages about a fantastic business opportunity, I suspect that opportunity was likely less than fantastic.

    If you get any suspicious private messages from new members please do not reply, but instead hit the report button, all private messages that are reported allow the moderators to see the conversation (otherwise PMs remain private and we can't see) this will bring any suspicious new members onto our radar and we will keep an eye out on them, or possibly disable their private messaging abilities.

    Please note that having premium or gold premium membership does not necessarily guarantee a members honesty, please also pay attention to the members join date and how active they have been on the forums. I am considering a new membership tier for premium or gold premium members to upgrade to which will only be available for long standing premium and gold premium members who have shown credibility and dedication to the community over the years. I am just trying to think about what other benefits such a membership level could also include to make it worthwhile, any suggestions please PM me.

    Many thanks to all members who make this forum great, both premium and gold premium members as well as all of our standard members, and hopefully we can keep all scammers well away from our community.
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from Spanishsilver in Hi from Spain   
    Welcome to The Silver Forum
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from Dan1 in Hello Everyone   
    Welcome to The Silver Forum 
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from sixgun in OLD BOY STACKER is Full of You know what.   
    No. People will be banned before that happens.

    @kerimar I am going to send you a private message as you keep deciding to bring me into this even though neither myself nor The Silver Forum have anything to do with your facebook group and I have never even visited it. I had actually written a message to you yesterday but after you calmed down I decided not to go ahead and send it, I will PM you now.
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from Goldhooked in The Farce of UK Silver Stackers Facebook Group   
    Please refrain from the use of bad or inappropriate language on The Silver Forum. 
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from BackyardBullion in A new Tetris record has been set!   
    This is awesome! Nice work!
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from sixgun in OLD BOY STACKER is Full of You know what.   
    No. People will be banned before that happens.

    @kerimar I am going to send you a private message as you keep deciding to bring me into this even though neither myself nor The Silver Forum have anything to do with your facebook group and I have never even visited it. I had actually written a message to you yesterday but after you calmed down I decided not to go ahead and send it, I will PM you now.
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from BackyardBullion in A new Tetris record has been set!   
    This is awesome! Nice work!
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from sixgun in OLD BOY STACKER is Full of You know what.   
    No. People will be banned before that happens.

    @kerimar I am going to send you a private message as you keep deciding to bring me into this even though neither myself nor The Silver Forum have anything to do with your facebook group and I have never even visited it. I had actually written a message to you yesterday but after you calmed down I decided not to go ahead and send it, I will PM you now.
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    ChrisSIlver reacted to sixgun in OLD BOY STACKER is Full of You know what.   
    It turned out i am a member of this fakebook group but had forgotten. i try never to use fakebook. The original thread deliberately set up to have a go seemed a bit off to me as it was deliberately set up to do that and didn't appear helpful to this forum or its members. Very few here were aware of the group and to be frank weren't interested in the topic. i got the impression Old Boy Stacker was expecting more response and support but it wasn't there. The admin here are very tolerant of postings in the name of freedom of speech and i am grateful for that. They come down hard on people  trying to sell fake goods and i am grateful for that. Unsurprisingly they do not want to get involved. This is a dispute outside this forum.  i have not bothered reading recent Old Boy Stacker postings. We do have threads where member air grievances but this is generally about something of mutual interest. i am sure Chris Silver will deal with this now.
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from sixgun in OLD BOY STACKER is Full of You know what.   
    No. People will be banned before that happens.

    @kerimar I am going to send you a private message as you keep deciding to bring me into this even though neither myself nor The Silver Forum have anything to do with your facebook group and I have never even visited it. I had actually written a message to you yesterday but after you calmed down I decided not to go ahead and send it, I will PM you now.
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from sixgun in OLD BOY STACKER is Full of You know what.   
    No. People will be banned before that happens.

    @kerimar I am going to send you a private message as you keep deciding to bring me into this even though neither myself nor The Silver Forum have anything to do with your facebook group and I have never even visited it. I had actually written a message to you yesterday but after you calmed down I decided not to go ahead and send it, I will PM you now.
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    ChrisSIlver reacted to BackyardBullion in Silver Forum Bars 100g (2018) - Support the forum and buy some silver!   
    What is this strange liquid falling from the sky!?

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    ChrisSIlver reacted to HelpingHands in The Farce of UK Silver Stackers Facebook Group   
    I'd reply and leave readers to make their own minds up.
    I don't know whether in this situation you are right or wrong.   All I'm saying is that you should be defending yourself in a better manner.
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from Goldhooked in The Farce of UK Silver Stackers Facebook Group   
    Please refrain from the use of bad or inappropriate language on The Silver Forum. 
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    ChrisSIlver reacted to BackyardBullion in The Farce of UK Silver Stackers Facebook Group   
    Seems a bad way to run a project.
    Tell all the members to come over to the silver forum and get their hands on the 1oz, 100g and 250g hand poured hallmarked silver bars I make. I have clear and transparent deadlines and have never missed a single one when it comes to production and delivery of these pieces. 
    Also, I bank roll these projects and collect payment when I am certain a deadline can be hit - in my opinion the only way to do it.
    Good luck getting the rest of these rounds!
    😉
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from Zekesgold in Good Day!   
    Welcome to The Silver Forum 
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from Adam in Hello from Kent   
    Welcome to The Silver Forum 
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    ChrisSIlver reacted to motorbikez in Paying off the mortgage, one brick at a time   
    Wise words I did exactly the same, I've been mortgage free for 7 years now. From a young man  when interest rates were cut I always paid the same amount, something in recent times that hasn't happened with interest rates at historic lows.
    It will be interesting to see how the must have everything brigade cope with interest rises which will inevitably happen sometime.
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    ChrisSIlver reacted to vand in Paying off the mortgage, one brick at a time   
    We're not there just yet, but my long term strategy which I insisted on when we bought our flat 5 years ago is now closer to the end that it is to the beginning.
    When we bought our flat in 2011 we paid exactly £250k for it and we had already saved up 20% deposit. We got what I considered a fairly priced place at that time, but remember than lending was very tight during that year and we certainly had to jump through a few hoops in order to make it all happen. We could also have stretched ourselves and got a bigger place, but frankly I didn't want to. Our plan was always to buy modestly and overpay the mortgage on it as much as we could so we could own it outright within 10 years.
    Now, 5 years on, we are well over half way there.. our monthly overpayments bought the loan down a little each month, but we did not readjust our payments, we kept putting a fixed amount in each month, so as well as the principle coming down, the interest would come down even more every month.  5 years ago we were paying £600/month in interest, today we are paying around just £250/month.
    We've been fortunate enough to have stable employment during this time and a few pay rises along the way - nothing spectacular, but year on year it all adds up and life becomes a little easier. In the last year I've found another useful income stream, so we the day that we make the final payment will hopefully be even sooner than we initially planned. 
    I just share this because I feel it just shows you the value of putting in a long term plan and sticking to it. Without taking action when we did we'd no doubt be lining some landlord's pockets with £16k/year. Not that there's anything wrong with renting - but if you're renting because you don't have a long term plan then you are indeed just perpetually throwing good money away and wasting the part of your life that you spent earning it. I've certainly squandered a lot of money and opportunity in my youth (who hasn't?) but as you get a bit older and wiser you learn patience take a longer term view on things. We've lived well within our means and sacrificed plenty of little luxuries along the way, but also we have found interests that have been life enhancing which are (almost) free. 
    All this, and I still plan on stacking PMs over the next few years, in fact I would say that the mortgage plan coming to maturity has indeed given us the financial freedom to invest in PMs, as well as a degree of financial security in other ways too.
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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from jonrms in Calling all YouTubers   
    Mention The Silver Forum or upload a The Silver Forum video intro in one of your videos and enter for a chance to win!

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      Paste the link to your video below. Each separate video counts as an entry (make as many entries as you like) Each qualifying video will be entered into a prize draw to win a precious metals and/or gift card. Value of the prize will depend on how many entrants there are.

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    ChrisSIlver got a reaction from Roy in Suspicious private messages from new members   
    Dear members, it has come to my attention that the banned member @shamriKisob had sent some members suspicious private messages about a fantastic business opportunity, I suspect that opportunity was likely less than fantastic.

    If you get any suspicious private messages from new members please do not reply, but instead hit the report button, all private messages that are reported allow the moderators to see the conversation (otherwise PMs remain private and we can't see) this will bring any suspicious new members onto our radar and we will keep an eye out on them, or possibly disable their private messaging abilities.

    Please note that having premium or gold premium membership does not necessarily guarantee a members honesty, please also pay attention to the members join date and how active they have been on the forums. I am considering a new membership tier for premium or gold premium members to upgrade to which will only be available for long standing premium and gold premium members who have shown credibility and dedication to the community over the years. I am just trying to think about what other benefits such a membership level could also include to make it worthwhile, any suggestions please PM me.

    Many thanks to all members who make this forum great, both premium and gold premium members as well as all of our standard members, and hopefully we can keep all scammers well away from our community.