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  1. New Member Signup - Click Here! Lost Password - Click Here! Forum Tips & Tricks The Classifieds ad forum is provided as a free service for active, involved forum members. Members will have to have made at least ten posts on the other forums before being allowed to post in the Classifieds. Herschbach Enterprises is not responsible for issues resulting from the use of the Classifieds forum. As always, buyer beware! No negative comments. If you see an issue, contact the seller or a moderator via pm. Notify everyone when the item has been sold. Use the edit function to modify the original post to do so or add a post saying the item has been sold. Protect yourself. Be careful about giving any sensitive information to prospective buyers. Advertising deemed inappropriate or out of place for any reason may be deleted without warning. The standard Forum Terms of Use apply. Dealers are welcome as long as the items advertised are somehow involved in products related to the prospecting and metal detecting world. Dealers must identify themselves as such. I ask that dealer ads be limited to genuine special deals like closeouts and used detectors. See my general policy regarding dealers for details. 2/17/19 update - Dealers may have no more than two ads at any one time, and ads not updated after 30 days may be removed. The Classifieds is designed to protect you from unwelcome contact. Only registered forum members can contact you via PM (Personal Messaging). This does mean if you want people who are not forum members to be able to contact you that you need to put that information in your ad. Be as descriptive as possible and always try to include clear pictures of clean items. Many ads are ruined by blurry pictures or not taking the time to clean items before sale. Be sure to make note of any remaining transferable warranty, if any. Review your ad one last time after you place it to be sure everything is accurate. You have the ability to edit it at any time. Go to your ad and at bottom next to quote button hit edit You should be able to edit everything there, including the title. The Prefix selection lets you put colored For Sale, Wanted, and other banners on your ad. Put up a Sold banner when your item sells or ends and the ad will be deleted within a couple days. Ads by non-dealers may be deleted by the admin after 90 days if no attempt is made to update them or otherwise indicate they are still active. In order to not have to check back to see if somebody has posted in response to your ad, be sure and check the slider control in lower left "Notify me of replies" . You will be sent a message notifying you of any responses. A big tool for sellers is the eBay sold listings. Go to eBay and search for what you plan on selling. Then click the "used" box on left. Then click the "sold listings" box. Now you can see all similar items that sold recently and what they sold for, giving you a realistic way of checking current market value. Oddball items unfortunately may not have enough sales volume to get help this way.
  2. As part of my Metal Detector Database project I want to be able to link to catalogs and user guides / owner's manuals. I get a little frustrated however about how external website links keep moving around or disappear. So I decided the catalogs and user guide area of the Downloads Page will have to get copies of everything I am linking to so I know things will stay put going forward. This is part of the archiving process for older equipment where manuals and catalogs may not even exist in scanned form yet. I will start with current equipment. Once I get all the readily available stuff done I may start soliciting for old catalogs and owners manuals people have sitting around so I can scan them and add to the collection.
  3. Those of you who have been around awhile know this started as one main forum. As traffic has climbed I have created subforums to organize the content better. Several of those forums have reached critical mass, which to me basically means somebody who is not me posts daily. Most of the brand specific forums have not reached that point yet although traffic is increasing across the board. That surprises me a little as I was thinking people orphaned by other forum closures would end up on them instead. These things take time though. Anyway, I was thinking of running some brand forum "Best Finds" contests. I will start with new detecting gear I have accumulated from various sources that will be prizes. The idea is not to have prizes worth so much as to tempt people to cheat - it will all have to be honor system. I think simply "winning" motivates a lot of people but some kind of small prize helps make it more fun. Example - a "Best Finds" contest for the White's Forum, using a set of White's headphones or a White's digging tool as a prize. People will basically vote for the best finds by giving the post "likes". In fact, now that I think about it, I can create a new "like" option for voting. Question One. People can see who "likes" their finds post. Does anyone have a problem with knowing who voted for who? Alternative suggestions? Question 2. Is a month long contest too long? Given low traffic on the brand forums it seems ok to me but maybe two weeks is better? Suggestions? And Question 3. When to start? Half the U.S. is frozen now so some people can't participate. I will run these more than once throughout the year, so would it matter? Still, on the first go I prefer as much people get to participate as possible, so back to the question - when to start? Thanks in advance for your suggestions!
  4. All the current Tesoro metal detector models have now been added to the Metal Detector Database with User Reviews starting on page 4 about halfway down. If you have owned any of these Tesoro models please help others by leaving a review. Discontinued Tesoro models will be added in the future. For an explanation of the Metal Detector Database with User Reviews visit this link Tesoro Tejon metal detector
  5. Goldseeker5000

    User Name Update

    Hey Steve, how do I update my user name. I went to my profile and edit but nothing came up in regards to user name editing.
  6. I have been doing reviews of various gold prospecting metal detectors for years. I also have maintained a Guide to Gold Nugget Detectors that summarizes and links back to the detailed reviews. That's fine, but this website has branched out into all things detecting, and my reviews are limited to one niche of the metal detecting world. I also find I have an ongoing need to link to metal detector specs, and having a complete database of detectors past and present can help me as we go along. The main thing however is I am hoping to get a good user review database going. Long story short I am working on a new Metal Detector Database With User Reviews. I have created a simple framework, and am putting basic specification information in for current metal detector models. The detectors are listed alphabetically by manufacturer and model. There are basic specs highlighted - internet price, frequency, weight, waterproof or not, and whether the detector is a current model. You can use the "Sort By" function to sort the entire list by any of these criteria. The heart of it all however is the ability of each forum member to leave a "Five Star Review". You rate the detector overall - one star is poor, five stars superb. You can do a written review, hopefully one that simply says what you like most about the detector, and what you like least. I prefer this be kept clean and useful for others. This may or may not turn into anything as it really depends on all of us. The more reviews that get left, the more useful it will be for everyone. I am plugging basic specs in but as I get caught up I will go back and try and make each entry a compact listing of information about each model, possibly listing common accessories with part numbers. I already am linking to manuals etc. That way when somebody posts in the future about a detector, links can be made to the appropriate database entry so people can get more details. You can figure I will be doing a lot of that cross linking so it's not something people need to do unless they want to. Finally, when that all gets caught up, I will start working backwards and add discontinued models. I will stick with more popular stuff at first, getting more obscure over time. In a few years this could be a really great resource. I will be building the database regardless. Many of the entries are just placeholders at the moment, but if anyone wants to please feel free to place some reviews. It might help me tweak the system, and I am open to suggestions. As always there is only so much I can get on screen at one time, so the specs I highlight and such are limited more by screen space than anything. Check it out at Metal Detector Database With User Reviews. I will rejigger the menu structure in the future to make this easier to find but right now it's a little off the beaten path.
  7. All the current Teknetics metal detector models have now been added to the Metal Detector Database with User Reviews. If you have owned any of these Teknetics models please help others by leaving a review. Discontinued Teknetics models will be added in the future. For an explanation of the Metal Detector Database with User Reviews visit this link Teknetics T2 Classic metal detector
  8. All the current White's metal detector models have now been added to the Metal Detector Database with User Reviews. If you have owned any of these White's models please help others by leaving a review. Discontinued White's models will be added in the future. For an explanation of the Metal Detector Database with User Reviews visit this link
  9. All the current Nokta/Makro metal detector models have now been added to the Metal Detector Database with User Reviews starting on page 3. If you have owned any of these Nokta/Makro models please help others by leaving a review. Discontinued Nokta/Makro models will be added in the future. For an explanation of the Metal Detector Database with User Reviews visit this link Nokta/Makro Multi Kruzer LCD display
  10. All the current Minelab metal detector models have now been added to the Metal Detector Database with User Reviews starting on page 2. If you have owned any of these Minelab models please help others by leaving a review. Discontinued Minelab models will be added in the future. For an explanation of the Metal Detector Database with User Reviews visit this link
  11. All the current Fisher metal detector models have now been added to the Metal Detector Database with User Reviews. If you have owned any of these Fisher models please help others by leaving a review. Discontinued Fisher models will be added in the future. I have most new Bounty Hunter models done but still have a few to go, and have made a bare start on the Teknetics models, but placeholders exist for them and reviews can be left. For an explanation of the Metal Detector Database with User Reviews visit this link Click for larger version..... 2016 Fisher metal detector models (latest available catalog)
  12. All the current Garrett metal detector models have now been added to the Metal Detector Database with User Reviews starting on page 2. If you have owned any of these Garrett models please help others by leaving a review. Discontinued Garrett models will be added in the future. For an explanation of the Metal Detector Database with User Reviews visit this link Garrett AT Max - new for 2018
  13. Steve Herschbach

    Welcome To The New Meet & Greet Forum!

    I keep getting requests for at least one forum with a looser format and in particular a place where people can make "that first post" and introduce themselves. So here it is. Meeting people and getting to know them often means general chit chat and such. Anything is pretty much ok here but more than ever it is important people abide by the forum Prime Directive - treat others with decency and respect. Past history and baggage from other forums is not allowed here so just leave it at the door, or do not enter. This is the forum most likely to see new members and so all "Forum Info" posts are also archived here for those who want to know more about how the forum software works, etc. Other than that - enjoy! Now a little history for those totally new to the forum. I used to hang out on all the other forums. The problem over time is I kept bumping into rules. No mentioning certain brands or dealers for fear of offending sponsoring dealers. That will never happen here as the forum members come first. The one that really irritated me was no links to all sorts of things, like other forums. Here, if the subject matter is relevant, please link to it! No silly "Google it" games etc. And then there are the trolls. People who just like to stir things up. Childish and rude people. Tons of off topic garbage to wade through to find decent information. Etc. I just got tired of it all because over time it all got worse as forums became more commercial. I started these forums to escape all that and with the goal of attracting like minded people who are also tired of all the nonsense. So the main thing here is very, very simple. With the possible exception of this forum, keep discussions on the particular forum subject matter. Be a decent person and better yet, try to help others. On topic, be good - it really is that simple here.
  14. New Member Signup - Click Here! Lost Password - Click Here! Forum Tips & Tricks Welcome to the Detector Prospector forum! Anything remotely related to metal detecting and prospecting for gold 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 (metal detecting and prospecting). Off topic posts may be moved or deleted without warning. The main goal of the forum is to share information. 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 If you have problems logging in or any other issues while on the forum Personal Message (PM) me or send me an email. Information on other general forum use and features can be found here. Steve Herschbach
  15. Bhogg

    Upload Videos

    Hi Everyone Just wondering if you could help me out I’ve never uploaded a video before and was wondering how I go about doing so??. I’ve tried many times but I just won’t let me keeps saying my videos to big! I’ve tried compressing it to below the 63mb but still won’t work. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers
  16. Steve had posted that he should be back maybe today if not by tomorrow. Steve I for one have miss your take on things that’s been said. I’d have to say we have all been on our best behavior. It helps to have a great bunch of guys as we have on here. Chuck
  17. mn90403

    Confused Reader

    I've been reading the forum for a few years now and doing a bit of posting. I seemed to have a handle on things but recently I have become confused about the proper place to post and read. The Detector Prospector Forum was THE gold forum. It was all things gold no matter what detector was used. It seemed to be mostly a Zed forum but that is because so many of us find gold with it. More gold was found with other detectors but it was also posted here. Recently Phrunt and JW went out hunting with the Equinox 800 on the same day with the new 6" coil and they both wrote about it but put it in different forums. (One here and the other in the Fan Club forum.) I saw one story but not the other until I read the other one had been posted in the Minelab Equinox forum. Both trips produced gold that I wanted to read about but they were in different forums. I have other examples of confusion when I see gold and I see a manufacturer's name also. If I don't own it I don't really go there if you know what I mean. My experience a couple of weekends ago with the 6" coil was not as good as theirs. I located one piece (.2g) for someone else who had found it with a Zed but couldn't pinpoint it. Where should I post that story? ( In this forum?, Minelab?, Equinox Fan Club?) haha Mitchel
  18. Steve Herschbach

    The Forum Like Limit

    The “Like” button on the forum serves a couple functions. First and foremost, the intent is that the most liked threads should coincide with the threads people think are most worth a read. By liking good posts you are alerting others that they should be interested in the post. Likes gives points to the person on the receiving end, which in turn determines who “wins” the Leaderboard each day, which gives people clues as to who posts the most appreciated threads. Since this is a points system it is by intent limited because you are supposed to value the number of likes you have to hand out each day. The current limit is 20 per day (they renew daily). This serves 99% of the forum members with no problem. I could raise the limit but that helps a very small number of people. My preference is that each person know they have twenty per day to use and hand them out appropriately. It’s not supposed to be like the school where everyone gets a medal just for attending.
  19. Steve Herschbach

    Website Performance Feedback

    OK, I have been involved in a two month makeover and upgrade process for this website. The main goal is to get rid of all the old portions of the website so everything is a common format, look and feel throughout the site. This will insure all pages render properly on any device from a small phone to a large screen PC. This put additional load on the existing hardware resources, and the website has bogged down considerably in the last month. I could count the seconds waiting for a page to load, and error messages were too common. This morning the site was upgraded to a new server with both upgraded software and hardware. For my part I am seeing massively better performance now, pages loading almost instantly and everything just much snappier. How does it seem to you? Better? No difference? Worse? Let me know if you see any glitches starting this morning - anything before today does not matter any more. The process is not quite done. I have about 50 more old pages to convert, and my goal is to have this done before the end of next week. There are more performance tweaks I can undertake but with if the site stays as fast as it is now the benefits will probably not be as noticeable if at all. The most visible upgrade I will do soon will be to convert everything to SSL secure communications to bring the site up to current recommended standards. That may cause a little turmoil with images served from outside sources but I expect any disruption there to be minimal Been a fair bit of work and I always stress a little before server moves, etc. However, the benefits should be considerable moving forward both for me as admin and for all you as members. Thanks again for your patience during this process!
  20. I just spent two months overhauling the website and could use a break from the keyboard. I promised myself a reward when it was done and now it’s time to collect. I am going to be off grid most of the next couple weeks and for those times when I might be in range I am not going to think about it. That being the case you are all on your own until the end of the month. My absence is in itself is an experiment just to see what happens. You are all a really great bunch of folks so no worries on my part. I hope you all enjoy both the forum and your own adventures. If things get a little sloppy I will sort it out when I return. So take care, have fun, and see you all on or before Aug 1st. The goal when I get back will be a day by day accounting of the adventure with photos and hopefully some good finds to show. I know the adventure will be there regardless of finds - going to be a good time. Again, best wishes to all, and thanks for being the best forum members ever! Steve Herschbach DetectorProspector.com
  21. kiwijw

    Is It Just Me Or......

    ......is this forum now on steroids?? You have been a very busy boy Steve. I like. 👍 JW
  22. This is by far the best detecting and prospecting forum on the internet. What other forum does the site owner not only answer questions but gives you the answer from the manuals or personal experiences. I have been reading forums for about 8 yrs and there are many sharp guys and gals that know what they are talking about and I learn in bits and pieces because I never make radical changes to my detectors. I try and keep my detector settings pretty simple i case of a factory reset. On the other hand there are many people that either complain or don't have a clue what they are talking about. Running a website takes a lot of work aside from knowing what you're talking about. As more people learn and use the Equinox which is my detector of choice I learn a little more. I been reading a lot about the Equinox and gold hunting because I am planning my trip west in the fall and finding gold with a metal detector is on my bucket list. I love the new website because of all the articles to read before you go to the forums. I want to thank Steve for such a great website and the effort he puts in to keeping it great
  23. Steve Herschbach

    How To Ignore Users On The Forum

    Enjoying everything but one person’s posts rub you the wrong way? Go to your settings in upper right and look for “Ignored Users”. Ignoring a user allows you to block some or all of their content from showing. Users are not notified that you are ignoring them. Just add the user name you wish to ignore to the list accessed under “Ignored Users”.
  24. Steve Herschbach

    Steve's Mining Journal Update

    I am in the middle of trying to move all the old handbuilt website pages into the newer forum based portion of the website. It is a huge undertaking and unfortunately old links on other websites will end up broken in some cases. I have got most of the internal links here fixed now but will be tweaking for some time. The biggest part I have been transferring over the last two weeks is my Steve's Mining Journal. I not only moved the pages but replaced the small images on older posts with new higher resolution versions where available. I also added over a dozen new entries catching me up over the last three years. The old home page that few people saw is now reformatted into a magazine style setup, with various articles highlighted. This new setup will allow me to create articles from the best forum posts. Right now it's all just coming together but will hopefully be worth all the effort when done. The new Steve's Mining Journal the new Home Page
  25. You can edit but not remove posts. To have a classified post/thread removed, simply edit the original post and change the Prefix (the little color banner) from For Sale to SOLD! The ad will then be removed within a day or two. I like to leave the sold notice up for a short time so people who were looking know a sale was made instead of the item just disappearing. You may also PM me to request removal. Ads may be deleted by the admin after 90 days if no attempt is made to update them or otherwise indicate they are still active.
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