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2 hours ago, Steve Herschbach said:

Thank you everyone for the support. I encourage everyone who agrees with David’s post above to speak up. I’d like to really dig into the 6000 and more, and if you want JP here to spill the beans to the best of his ability when the time comes - say so!

Would love to hear more about the 6000 when JP is allowed.  

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I am very fortunate to have made JPs acquaintance years ago on Finders Forum when I was trying to learn more about my new sd2200d. Those were great times on a great forum, everyone friendly and sharin

Firstly I’d just like to say how humbled I feel that a good friend would do this, it’s not often I’m speechless but I am now. I am also honoured that so many people would feel compelled to make public

Thank you everyone for the support. I encourage everyone who agrees with David’s post above to speak up. I’d like to really dig into the 6000 and more, and if you want JP here to spill the beans to th

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I agree that we all should show respect to everyone on this forum. Its a great place to learn about our chosen hobby/profession/passion.

When i was in business if i received an aggressive/angry sounding email i would get onto the phone straight away - 99% of the time when speaking on the phone or having a  face to face conversation - the tone of the discussion would change and things would get sorted. The 1% that didn't really had a problem within themselves.

Steve - im happy with your zero tolerance to negative personal comments - Life's too short for that sort of stuff.

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I have a bones to pick with JP.

1st I still have not gotten my half of the gold from his pics. I am sure it is still lost in the mail. I'll keep waiting🤣

2nd JP takes his time to answer my many many questions about Zed and general detecting. I mean how dare he take Meer hours to answer. Given the time difference from usa to down under I think he can wake up early to answer. Wait, I think does my bad lol.

3rd and final JP has not figured out and shared with only me magic settings that finds every drop of gold no matter the size, depth or ground type. Epic failure JP.


My last bone picking is towards Steve. This one is serious. Why did it take so long to give the loud mouth the boot. I have basically stopped post out of the desire not to hear phrunt remark on ever little thing and shove that dang coil down every person's throat.

I am happy you have decided to stop appeasing the masses and do what you think is right. If only we had more people willing to do it. 


Bring on the 6000 treasure trove of info JP!!!!!

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Well done Steve.  I have followed JP since the release of the GP 3000 and have all his DVD's which I regard as gospel.  Although I have never met JP I have come to soak up his advice given in good faith to various people without hesitation over the years, hanging onto his advice and applying every bit of information where I could.  JP thank you for taking the time much appreciated.

I left certain other forums because of bickering and fighting in what appeared to be unwarranted jealous personal attacks by some on those who had the knowledge and that behaviour caused forums to implode from within.  Putting all that aside I applaud you Steve for taking a stance and drawing a line in the sand.  Well done Sir.



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I'm with you all the way on this Steve  you are both great helps to all who detect  . behind you and J P all the way                                                           George

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Hey Steve,

   What an awesome post and much needed positivity on the forums.   It's always been a dream of mine to visit Australia, problem has always been lack of time.  If I ever did, JP would be the first person I would consider for a trip or honest advice on how to go about it.  

I have followed JP since he first started posting on the forums and has always been a wealth of information.  He's even visited Arizona a few times (outings) and was so friendly and helpful to all the people that talked with him.  I think he spent his entire time (rather than metal detecting himself) helping people with detectors, settings and general information about metal detecting for gold nuggets.  

I think in general, when someone is very successful in something, there will always be the haters.

Thanks for all your help JP over the years.  We all appreciate it. 


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I am in support of the forum you have built and welcome reading posts from anybody that has knowledge and can describe and teach things on a level that most likely I wouldn't understand. There's too many people to name all that contribute to this forum that provide the such content. I purchased every nugget shooting video JP ever made and learned enormously from them. I continue learning every day from many of the people on this forum. I don't get out very often these days, but when the time comes I will be out again. Right now I am learning beach detecting and will be back nugget shooting in due time.

What makes this forum so great is the wealth of knowledge so freely shared. Keep it coming.

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I have often found myself involved in the heated discussions, not because I really care which coil gets an extra 1/2” but because JP is a mate.

Every year on his annual pilgrimage to the west he comes to hang out here, probably for the serenity of no technical questions about detectors which I have very little interest in.  We can spend hours bouncing stories of interesting geology and gold occurrences and where the next big find will be, a true passion we both share.

Happy to have him as a mate, and glad he is your mate too.

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