Should there be a separate forum for bullion?

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by Peter T Davis, Apr 19, 2006.


Should we have a bullion section?

  1. Yes, set it up

    59 vote(s)
  2. No, it's not needed

    25 vote(s)
  3. Doesn't matter

    19 vote(s)
  1. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Hammer at the Ready Moderator

    I just wanted to get a feel for everyone's opinion on this. I've had several people contacting me about the threads on bullion topics, and am wondering if it's time to set up a separate section for the guys who want to talk bullion.
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  3. smullen

    smullen Coin Hoarder

    I think it makes sense....

    Some of us like to talk Bullion and Scream out the latest Spots on AG and AU everytime it changes...

    Some have mentioned they are sick of hearing about it.... So I say make a section, if people want a scoop, they'll go get it, if they don't they'll pass....
  4. Just Carl

    Just Carl Numismatist

    Waste of space. To many forums makes it difficult to find anything. Eventually there would be forums for every subject. Bullion could be in Miscellaneous or General.
  5. Bengals311

    Bengals311 Member

    I've got investments in bullion, so am quite interested in the topic. But when I come to a numismatic discussion forum I don't really want to be bombarded with hourly updates on the price of silver. I think it would be nice if we could offload all that to its own forum.
  6. Danr

    Danr Numismatist

    Only because some hate silver/gold talk and some love it. Add to that the exciting times we are now in with prices skyrocketing and I say YES.
  7. Mortyr2012

    Mortyr2012 New Member

    I voted "yes" because I'm collecting the american Silver Eagles and some other bullioncoins. I hope you will make this seperate forum :thumb:
  8. Cloudsweeper99

    Cloudsweeper99 Treasure Hunter

    No. Bullion coins are just another denomination/type of coin. There are enough forums already to click through. As long as people identify the thread with a good title, it isn't really necessary.
  9. tcore

    tcore Coin Collector

    I would agree, but...

    Cloud, I would agree with that if bullion coins were all that people were talking about. However, it's the constant bullion commodities tickers out there that drive me crazy, and spitting out the ever-changing prices for gold and silver is not a discussion of the coins that are made from them. So, I suggest that these kinds of discussions regarding bullion either be directed to the General Discussion forum or should be given their own forum where they don't bother the rest of us. I do agree with the concept that less forums is better, but this is a catch 22.
  10. lawdogct

    lawdogct Coin Collector

    Personally, I'm for giving the tickers a home to keep the numismatic forums clear. I find it interesting, particularly now that my job sits me 10 feet from a metals trading floor, but I'm here to share, learn about, and discuss coins, not spot prices and speculations.

    The Opt in forums for off topic threads worked very well for clearing political debates and such from the coin forums and giving the forum community an accepted outlet for other topics.....a bullion forum should work just as well.
  11. Cloudsweeper99

    Cloudsweeper99 Treasure Hunter

    I agree that the commodity price tracking comments belong in the General Discussion forum. Bullion coin discussions can stay in the existing coin forums.
  12. OldDan

    OldDan 共和党

    You could be right Peter, as I'm one of those who think along the lines of what Bengal's oppinion of the subject seemed to be. I don't believe its the place of your forum to have a special section for Bullion. All this talk about bullion coins, commodities tickers, changing prices and investments are nothing more than pure speculation. It is my oppinion that this has absolutely nothing or very little to do with 'coin collecting'.
    So if you want a separate section for this garbage, put it on the Coin World forum, or some other place. Don't contaminate this forum with such nonsense. (That may have been a little strong, but I don't have much in common with anyone who is in the collecting of coins with speculation on their mind. Sorry about that.)
  13. Andy

    Andy Coin Collector

    I for one would agree with OldDan if there was a bullion section and the only thing discussed would be what is and what do you think the price would be. Very limited scope at best. However, if the bullion section included designed bullion bar photo's, designed bullion coins from around the world, the best bullion dealer's listings for various types of bullion, etc...then the subject might have some "weight" for its own forum.
  14. Moen1305

    Moen1305 Mysticism and Tyrants

    Maybe some sort of real-time price tracker instead if that is even possible. That would be cool. :)
  15. silver surfer

    silver surfer Senior Member

    I Don't think it would hurt to have a bullion forum, the topic can get a little one-dimensional but with the metals market being so volatile people are going to be posting on spot metals regardless.
    Why not give it a forum of it's own and spare the pure coin collectors who are tired of all the bullion posts.
    like it or not the subjects of metal prices and coin values are closely related.
    The idea of a price ticker is interesting.
  16. CoinDragon

    CoinDragon New Member offers them. I have one on my personal homepage.

    I would also enjoy a bullion forum.
  17. Old Silver

    Old Silver New Member

    Personally I don't think there is enough discussion on bullion to support an entire forum. I don't feel the current bullion discussions crowd the current forums enough that they should be separated.
  18. smullen

    smullen Coin Hoarder

    Like it or not the two go hand in hand... Look in most coin shops, most coin mags and most coin forums...

    You'll see them selling and disccusing PMs... Some people are making a lot of money with it... Some lossing...

    Just because you don't like it doesn't make it garbage...

    Hows that go, One mans Trash is another mans Treasure...

    After all, Thats kinda what this place is about, Treasures....
  19. 09S-V.D.B

    09S-V.D.B Coin Hoarder

    Kinda funny how so many start paying attention to bullion when the price goes up, yet ignore it when the price is low in comparison to current prices.

    I voted yes to another forum, thank you to everyone who has to update us every five seconds, but I can look up the price myself. I think it would be best just to delete the threads that only state the latest .01 cent drop in price.
  20. Spider

    Spider ~

    I voted yes Peter, thats all you need to know, who cares about the rest. seriously
  21. The_Cave_Troll

    The_Cave_Troll The Coin Troll

    The problem is that this is NOT what is happening. The strictly bullion discussions (which DO have merit) are invading the coin area and I can't remember the last time I read a thread that dealt with bullion coins and it didn't quickly degenerate into a bullion ticker with investment strategies.

    I voted for a new forum because it will solve the current problem without upsetting the coin people or the bullion people.
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