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Missing Threads? What Happens To Brand Specific Threads? And Tags. What About Tags?


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The history of these forums is a little complex. Once upon a time, there was only one, this one, the DP (Detector Prospector) Forum.

The website ultimately is an information repository, and I try to organize things so people can find them. There is search. There are tags. But the main way to find things is look for the right forum. I added forums as things got busy, and so we now have brand forums, and activity forums. Coin & Relic, or Jewelry, for example.

This forum still is the most popular, and acts as a catch all. However, I do sort it out periodically. After things drift back a few pages, I delete some fluff threads (Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas, today's weather), and move other threads to other location. If I move threads in the first couple pages, I leave a link to the new location. These links expire after a short time. Older threads I simply move.

In a nutshell, if you go back a dozen or more pages, you will only find general prospecting threads in this forum. Discussion of locations, geology, etc. but all threads that are about a model or brand, do get moved to the appropriate brand forum.

This has been a long winded way to tell you that if you are looking for old Minelab threads, they are in the Minelab Forum, White’s threads in White’s Forum, Garrett threads in Garrett Forum, etc. Brand specific stuff posted to this forum are welcome, everything is good. This is just a public service announcement to explain why threads may appear to get deleted, when in fact they have simply moved.

One of the most powerful ways to find things here are the tags. Click one now just to see.

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15 minutes ago, Steve Herschbach said:

One of the most powerful ways to find things here are the tags. Click one now just to see.

Ok, but where are they (to click)?  I do see a 'forum info' tag under the title of this thread, but I assume there is either another place on this page I can find them ("hiding in plain sight") or a pathway to a page that has them.

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That’s what you click on. The tag. Hiding in plain sight. Did you try it? Each post has one, and each forum thread list has a lot. Might be less visible on phones though. I’m usually on iPad or PC so need to pay more attention to what phone users are seeing. Anyone on a phone is missing half the forum.

There is a master list under the Advanced Search heading in the forum menu, but frankly it’s out of date and I need to update it. Many missing tags, and quite a few broken ones. Another project for today.

https://www.detectorprospector.com/tag-list/

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11 minutes ago, Steve Herschbach said:

That’s what you click on. The tag. Hiding in plain sight. Did you try it?

Well, now I did.  But I find the link you posted to be what I was looking for.  Is there a shortcut to that?  ('Shortcut' may not be the proper term.  What I mean is: some way to go to the top of the page and start clicking until I get there.  Obviously I could put it in my browser's bookmarks.)

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Thanks a lot for your patience and effort, Steve. It is really appriciated.👍👏

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27 minutes ago, Steve Herschbach said:

There is a master list under the Advanced Search heading in the forum menu, but frankly it’s out of date and I need to update it. Many missing tags, and quite a few broken ones. Another project for today.

https://www.detectorprospector.com/tag-list/

Hi Steve, if appropriate, can we add a "Z-Lynk" tag to that list?

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6 hours ago, Jennifer said:

Hi Steve, if appropriate, can we add a "Z-Lynk" tag to that list?

Like I said, I need to update it.

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6 hours ago, GB_Amateur said:

Well, now I did.  But I find the link you posted to be what I was looking for.  Is there a shortcut to that?  ('Shortcut' may not be the proper term.  What I mean is: some way to go to the top of the page and start clicking until I get there.  Obviously I could put it in my browser's bookmarks.)

"under the Advanced Search heading in the forum menu"

For PC and iPad (large screens)

tag-list-1.jpg

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