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"Coin & Relic" vs "Metal detecting" category name


#1

At present I’ve gone with “Coin & Relic” rather than “Metal Detecting” as I thought it would be more obvious that gold detecting lives under “Gold”.

Any thoughts on the category name? Obvious enough or is it a little ambiguous?

5 second change if the consensus is for “Metal Detecting”.


#2

She is deathly quiet on the opinion poll Gavin.
Maybe everyone is out chasing Sov’s or working!

Have you thought about ‘coin & relic detecting’ or something along those lines blending the two.


#3

Will see if anyone else has any ideas before actioning, but not a bad idea :slight_smile:

Yes, been puzzled by the lack of response from detecting community. I was expecting them to be most vocal as tend to be the most active on the old forum. Oh well, still early days.


#4

Just getting used to how it works ATM.


#5

Fair enough. I keep forgetting it’s quite a jump from the old forum. Hopefully there’s not too much of a learning curve for people.


#6

Yeh it may take some time… There is a lot going on and pretty quickly.

Hopefully during next few weeks you will get some feedback, suggestions comments etc from some past and present members.

On a side note with the current Paydirt when someone commented on a post I sometimes received up to six identical notification emails… A day or two away from the pc and two or three comments from different posts… Well what to do but delete delete and delete.
Could be a contributing factor for non interactive posts or unanswered replies.

I think human nature being what it is, we all desire some form of recognition, pat on the back, well done etc etc. And that is I believe one of the big attractions to FB… A lot of people almost live on it so there is never a shortage of people to comment either good or bad.


#7

Yeah, there’s some issues with the original forum. Quite a few things broke - RSS feeds, multiple emails, etc. Was introduced when I upgraded to a beta version of the forums in emergency when they started going down every 5 mins. I have been meaning to upgrade to a newer version, but then I came across this platform which seems to be leaps and bounds better so I figured spend the time trying that out instead as I think it’ll serve the community better and provide some of the niceties people are used to in Facebook.

Regarding recognition… hopefully some of the stuff here will help - ability to like posts etc. we’ll see.


#8

Coin and Coil.

Shady

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#10

i like this new platform gavin it comes across as more user freindly than your original pay dirt forum etc…has a more moder look about it also!


#11

Personally, I think Metal Detecting is a better header - covers ringy goodness on beaches as well.


#12

You’re probably right. We’ll put all the options forward in a day or two and get people to vote for their favourite.


#13

Metal detecting sounds nice… But so does Coin & Relic…


#14

I’m happy either way.


#15

Off on bit of a tangent…

Trying “Gold Fever” & “Coil Swingers” to see if that works? Sounds a little more fun to me.

“Gold” sounded a little too plain and “Coin & Relic” and other variations suggested didn’t seem to quite cover the whole scene e.g. jewelry, ring pulls, silver foil caps.

Quick and easy for me to change if disliked. I hear there’s quite a swinging scene in Christchurch so don’t want to cause any confusion :stuck_out_tongue: