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Welcome to the Detector Prospector forum! Anything remotely related to using metal detectors for prospecting may be posted here. Forums for other subjects may be found here. The main goal here - to inform and educate. Please keep threads and posts on topic. Off topic posts will be moved or deleted.

This forum is unaffiliated with any dealers or manufacturers. If you see something interesting on another forum or anywhere else, please link to it. Mention any brands you like. The only goal here is to inform and anything interesting or informative is not only allowed but desired as long as it is on topic.

While visiting this forum please act as if you are visiting my home. Treat others with decency and respect. Politics is not strictly prohibited but limit it to items of concern such as public meeting notices, comment periods, etc. No detector wars - every detector serves a purpose for somebody. For general editorial purposes this forum is treated as if it is a magazine.

A note about the Google Ads - I know we all hate ads but they pay for the website. All I can do is to promise not to go overboard with them. Special Note To Dealers - Dealers are welcome here, with minimal guidelines. Please read My Policy Regarding Dealers

The Metal Detecting & Prospecting Forums are the only active forums. This is by design. If you are new to the forum, or been around but are looking for an old thread, look in the Forum Archive. Threads that have no activity for some time are closed and then moved to the appropriate forum in the Archive. This makes finding all old threads on a given subject relatively easy. However, you may not start new threads or post on old ones in the Archive. If you read an old thread and still have questions about it, simply start a new thread on one of the active forums.

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Steve Herschbach

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AND PLEASE, NO SHOUTING!

"All caps is considered shouting on the internet. Shouting is not polite. Using all capital letters in electronic communication is like shouting at someone in person. Therefore, it is bad netiquette to use all caps on the internet because shouting is not polite" Source One & Source Two

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There is also a viewing limit of 6 for anyone not registered I take it as I ran into this limitation today on my browse.

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I added that. If you do not join the forum or are not signed in, you will hit a limit of 6 topic views before getting a message asking you to sign in or join the forum.

I think there is tons of great content here, and I don't think asking people to register to see it in an unlimited fashion is too much to ask. Conversely, they don't have to register to see it, they just can't see it all at once.  An exception is the Classifieds - it has unlimited viewing.

The "free views" is variable so I can raise or lower that limit based on what seems reasonable. Six per day was a WAG.

I do not want to use a lot of bandwidth serving people who do not want to be forum members. It also makes the forum slower for people who are members so there needs to be a limit. Membership does have its privileges!

Here is the current message people who are not signed in will see after 6 topic views:

 

You have reached the maximum number of topic views (6 per day) allowed as a guest. If you have registered on the forum before, that means you have not signed in. If you are a member and have lost your password, you may recover it here. If you still can't get logged in, send an email explaining the problem

If you are not a member of the forum, please sign up to continue browsing our topics. By now you have probably realized there is a lot of great content here. Best of all, membership is free!

If you really do not want to register for the forum despite unlimited viewing, file download privileges, and more, just come back tomorrow and view another 6 topics. Thank you for visiting DetectorProspector.com!

 

If you are registered and check the "Remember Me" box on signing in you should not have to sign in again for ages unless you use a different device, or have cookies disabled (that is what remembers settings for you). People often seem to treat forums like they are banking websites. They are not - for gosh sake pick an easy password, and maybe even have your browser save it for you for automatic log in.

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For what it's worth I appreciate this website.  It's quickly become my favorite Nugget hunting website.  I'm just getting back into the hobby and have learned and relearned so much here about the hobby here.  Some things have changed but many things no so much since 06.  But I feel like there has been progress though, not by leaps and bounds but progress none the less.  I'm still waiting as all of us are for the PI detector that is light, waterproof, wireless and with excellent  discrimination and modes for every type of metal detection.

Terry 

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