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Findmall Closes All White’s Forums

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In the forums/social media shakeup, those that stay in the forum game will reap the rewards. Forums that stay focused on organizing information, and filtering trolls without becoming draconian about their rules will survive and grow. This is one of those. Forums like Findmall, TreasureNet, etc will die out with the old timers due to their own silliness, draconian style, and focus on the bottom line rather than the hobby itself. I like the combo myself. I like coming here for serious business (research, fruitful, engaging,conversation) and organization, and I like the freedom of social media. The endless scrolling of social media is the reason good forums will continue to exist in the short term, until social media learns to provide methods to organize. Serious troll free engagement is the reason some will always survive. 

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Steve, you definitely have an awesome forum here.  It looks like findmall is dying a slow death, not a lot of posts anymore on a lot of their forums. 

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I hate to see Findmall or any of the forums not doing well. This and other signs tell me the market for metal detectors in the U.S. has been quite saturated and is probably on the decline. The real money these days is overseas.

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Well, White's would have had some of my money if they had an NZ Dealer ?

 

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Some parts of Findmall are still quite active, mainly for those that are offering new or innovative products or at least improvements to current platforms.  The ones that are stagnating are little more than information sources and with next to no technical discussion - not surprising with some current detector platforms pushing towards or beyond a decade old now.  Whilst VLF tech seems to have reached a peak, still no excuse not to further refine some detector platforms, especially with regards to offering selectable frequencies on US made detectors.

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My personal opinion.

This forum and one other I know of have something in common.  Something I value highly.

What exactly?

Seems this forum is beholden to NO manufacturer.  Meaning as long as threads and posts are constructive there seems to be no BRAND LOYALTY stench here.  No sponsors it seems who could/can have direct or indirect influence on exaclty what is posted on this forum. And if there are indeed sponsors of metal detecting gear here, I don’t see their influence whatsoever as far as what is posted here subject matter wise.

Steve has a good forum here.

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Thanks David. I try to keep it even handed as much as possible. I go out of my way personally to post about all the brands whenever news of any sort appears.

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31 minutes ago, Steve Herschbach said:

Thanks David. I try to keep it even handed as much as possible. I go out of my way personally to post about all the brands whenever news of any sort appears.

You are welcome Steve.

 

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