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  1. Scott =)

    <2012P VOLCANO DDO?

    Hi Karen! You appear to be following the "Newbie Questions" section. Depending on your specific settings, that means you may get notifications when new content is created. If you don't want to follow that section, you can click there and update your settings Scott
  2. For privacy reasons, members are now hidden on the chat boards until they make a post in the forums, journals, or galleries. They're hidden from the following areas: Search Online users Profile pages Private messages Members with 0 posts CAN send private messages to other members and receive replies, so existing PM conversations should be unaffected. But going forward, you won't be able to start a new PM conversation with a member until they post in one of those areas. Thanks! Scott
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    Main Menu Updated!

    Heads up: we just released updates to the main menu structure! We wanted to make it easier to see the main feature categories on the boards (Forums, Journals, Galleries, Calendar), and provide sub-options for the things that relate to each feature. The only option from the old structure that has been removed is "Search". We thought this would be OK, since there's a search bar in that header that is much more prominent anyway. Thanks, Scott
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  5. The max size for a thumbnail is 900x900. If you click that image and then click "full size", you'll see the full size version which has a max size of 1250x1250. Hope this helps!
  6. Hi there! You can use the search tool to find old threads/posts. You can navigate to that page by clicking the magnifier/search icon in the header. Once you're on the page, you can filter to threads in a particular forum section by choosing the "Topics" filter and then selecting the forum you want to search in the dropdown that appears (see image below for reference). If you only want to see questions that have answers, you can accomplish that by clicking the "Replies" field underneath the "Filter by number of...." label on the search page, and entering a value of 1. You may also find the activity streams to be a good way to search for stuff. You can find them in the "Activity" menu in the header. Once you pick one (ex: unread content), you can customize it by adjusting the selections in the filter dropdowns towards the top. PS - Your question would have made a great new thread in this section!
  7. Hi all, I added a new board for newbie questions to our community: I was finding a lot of general "getting started" kinds of questions about collecting showing up in the area we created for questions about the new boards, and it seemed like a good opportunity to let the community create a kind of Frequently Asked Questions area. The kind of board I created has some special features to help people find the best answers to questions and the most helpful questions. Special Q&A features: Members can upvote questions they think are great questions and most helpful to other members. Members can upvote the best answers in a question and push that answer to the top The ORIGINAL POSTER who asked the question can make a single answer as "The best answer" A block at the top shows questions without answers, and popular questions This is a great place to welcome new members, and help people join the hobby, so I hope you all take the time to grow the community and offer a friendly and helpful welcome. Also... who can get the most top answers? Hm...
  8. Hello, This forum is a good place for new members to ask any kind of newbie questions you'd like, but there are a few simple things to know to get the best value out of this area. People with Questions If you have a question, you should do a few things: Review the popular questions, and search this forum before posting a question. Many of the basic questions may already have been answered, so it is ALWAYS good forum etiquette to try to find existing answers first. People do get tired of answering the same questions over and over again, so a new question that's already been answered may not get much of a response. Highlight the EXISTING QUESTIONS that were helpful to you. If you find an interesting question with a great answer that taught you something important, then GO TO THE TOP of the post, look to the LEFT of the thread title, find the up-carrot icon and click it to up-vote the whole question. If you found it helpful, then there's a GREAT chance that other people will as well. This will help them find it. State your question briefly and clearly in the title. It's very helpful to those answering questions AND to other newbies with the same question to be able to read the actual question you have right there in the title. This helps generate better answers, and helps future newbies to find that same information without have to ask again. Try to ask GENERAL questions that would be helpful to many people. The general idea is to ask how-to kinds of questions that could be helpful to anyone and that will teach you to "fish" for yourself instead of just handing you a fish. i.e. "How do I find the value of a comic book?" is better than "How much money is an Action Comics #1 worth?" Highlight the answers that helped you the most by up-voting and marking the best answers. When you get answers, you can do two things to help highlight the helpful answers. Any answer that was helpful, you can click the up-arrow to the left of the post to add an "up-vote" to the answer. This helps push that answer to the top so it can be quickly discovered by anyone reading the thread in the future. It's also a "thank you" to helpful responders.A STRONGER form of this is to click that check-mark icon on the left of the post. If you are the person who asked the question originally, you can set a particular answer as the BEST answer to your question. And that really makes it easy for future readers to get a great answer right away. It also moves that answer to the top of the responses so it's read first. Please do this. It helps other people know if a question received an answer that solved the issue. This allows the experienced collectors to move on and focus time on the questions WITHOUT a best answer People Reading / Answering Questions If you are either reading or answering questions, you can also help highlight the best questions and answers to make the board more valuable and cut down on repeat questions and answers. Answer questions with good context / general information. Often people with newbie questions won't know quite what to ask or where to begin. So it's super-helpful to offer a bit more background rather than just answer their specific question. Highlight the questions that seem the most helpful to many users by up-voting. When you find a question that seems general enough to be of good use to many people, or uncovers an important area of collecting that people just plain should know about, then at the TOP on the LEFT of the thread, you can find an up-carrot looking icon that allows you to up-vote the whole question. This will help highlight the great questions for other people. Highlight the most informative answers by up-voting. On any answer that was helpful, you can click the up-arrow to the left of the post to add an "up-vote" to the answer. This helps push that answer to the top so it can be quickly discovered by anyone reading the thread in the future. It's also a "thank you" to helpful responders.
  9. What kinds of questions should I ask here? And if I'm answering questions, what are the best ways to do that? Are there any guidelines for doing these things in the proper way?
  10. Scott =)

    Looking up NGC-graded coin value

    You can also use the lookup tool right on the homepage (circled in red in the image below)
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    Hi There! Black circles next to a thread name imply that the thread has new posts that you haven't read yet. The gray star means you've posted in the thread. A green star is used for threads that have been featured by an administrator. The green checkmark indicates that a question has a best answer. The gray (?) icon indicates that a question does not have a best answer yet. Both of these icons are only used in forum sections that have been configured as "Q&A" sections, and most forum sections aren't configured that way. If you're on a desktop or other device that uses a mouse, you can hover over most icons and you'll get a little popup that describes what the icon means. This isn't available on touchscreen devices, though (phones, tablets, etc) Hope that helps! Thanks, Scott
  12. Hi All, Quick announcement: forum descriptions are now hidden on small screens (circled in red in the image below). This should make it easier to look through the list of forum categories on mobile devices!
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    Public Name Changes

    Yes! While logged in, Click "Settings" -> "Account Settings" in the main menu at the top. That will bring you to On that page, click the Pencil icon next to the "Account Info" label to edit your public name.
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    Recent updates for performance

    Please see the official announcement thread for an update on performance / page load times for this website: @physics-fan3.14 @RWB @BruceS @Six Mile Rick @WoodenJefferson