Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Peter T Davis, Jun 20, 2014.
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- New acquisitions
#2 Post a toned coin.
#3 Post your silver bullion.
#4 Coin roll searchers post your results.
#9 got bugs ???
#10 Germany coin thread (only the best)
these are my personal favorite.
That's kind of what I'm thinking. The newest acquisitions threads are a lot of fun, but what I have in mind for the featured thread resource is if you're researching a specific coin or type or some numismatic topic, these would be the type of articles you would want to find when you're searching for information. A newest acquisition thread isn't necessarily going to help when you're doing that.
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show when typing a post. It could say BEST or FAVORITE TOPIC and it would get a click count or link to the moderators. Another way to tell if it is a good topic is to have a counter for when it is read. It would be easier if you had a count of something rather than reading or sorting through everyone's messages or suggestions. Let the forum do the work.
I actually suggested pretty much the same thing as that to the coder and he didn't seem to be interested in adding that. One thing I do want to do is rebuild the old "Thread of the Week" contest because that was a great way of having everyone participate in identifying the best content. Only problem there is that I'm going to have to hire a coder to custom write it for me and that will be quite an expense.
OK, so what ? The idea is to identify and feature threads with the best content in them, regardless of when they were posted.
For example, this thread - https://www.cointalk.com/threads/luster-a-guide-for-beginners.58435/
That thread is one of the top 5 threads of all time that have been posted on CT, my opinion and that of many others as well. But it was started 5 years ago.
That's what Peter is asking members to do, to go and look and find the best threads. It doesn't matter if they were posted yesterday or 10 years ago. The important part is the information that is contained in the thread and what that information can teach you about this hobby.
Activity is meaningless if there is nothing to be learned.
We should see if he could update those images, I guess they were posted on a different site but not there anymore. Haven't seen him on CoinTalk for a while though.
As for why you haven't seen him, he left when Paul was given a vacation for a week. Hasn't been back since.
So, what's the purpose of this dormant category?
For me, and many others, featured usually has a specific meaning on forums. I don't think it's meant to be another phone book worth of topics to scroll through.
So, sounds like the Featured Threads will contain thousands of GIANT featured topics, with GIANT pictures, for people to scroll through. I'll stick to my Google searches for CT content.
The quote, Activity is meaningless if there is nothing to be learned, is superb.
The sole reason I joined this site Was 'to learn'--heck after watching all the threads and reading and learning and searching- I have learned mega tons of info--
I work a full time job and enjoy this hobby when I can---as well as many others-
the best threads-info-click on a button easy to find -heck yeah--
'I come here searching knowledge'' I think that's a quote some where also,
Need big pictures, arrows-examples---
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