Let's Talk About the Rules
It seems to me that some people feel they are unclear. So, in the interest of clear communication here are some explanations:
Rule 1) This is not a public forum. This is a PCGS forum paid for by PCGS and provided for PCGS customers to exchange information regarding collecting US coins. We make the rules this is not a democracy.
-- This is a forum about coins hosted by a company that grades and authenticates coins for the purpose of providing education and discussions about, you guessed it, coins. To expect, or request us to maintain an open forum is outlandish, there are other social sites for that
Rule 2) Anyone posting crude or vulgar pictures or language will no longer be allowed to post. No more warnings.
-- We all know what an "A hole" is. just became you don't spell it out doesn't change the meaning. While I am a little more lenient than Don, and I do give warnings, multiple offenses will lead to me bringing out the ban hammer.
Rule 3) Anyone attacking another poster or making disparaging personal remarks will no longer be allowed to post. No more warnings.
--This one has been big lately, I am doing my best to warn and discuss the matters with the individuals at fault, MOST of them are receptive and I hope will continue to post and try to be more positive, but again, multiple offenses will lead to me bringing out the ban hammer.
Rule 4) Anyone making libelous remarks concerning any individual, any company, or any other entity will no longer be allowed to post. No more warnings.
--I have closed a number of posts doing this recently. It is also the reason for the banning of some recent "popular" members. Post your rants on facebook, this is not the place for them.
Rule 5) If you have nothing to contribute to an OP then do not post. Snide remarks and other negative comments will result in your losing your ability to post. No more warnings.
--"If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." I think we all know this phrase.
Rule 6) This forum is about US Coins. If your post is not directly related to US Coins then this is the wrong forum. Do not post it or your posting privileges may be removed.
-- I am a little lenient on this if the post is positive, don't make me regret it.
Rule 7) This is a PCGS forum. Posts promoting or bashing other grading companies or services are not allowed. Those posts will be removed and your posting privileges may be removed as well.
-- Pretty self-explanatory, again the reason for some recent bannings.
Rule 8) This forum is provided for the education and sharing of information. Not as a personal soapbox. If you want to learn and share information about US Coins you are welcome.
-- Pretty much everything you need to know about the rules in a nut-shell.
Rule 9) Your signature may contain multiple images and/or links but must be limited to a single line. If you would like additional advertising space on this site please contact our Advertising Department. Violators will have their posting privileges removed.
Rule 10) If you don't like any of the rules outlined above see Rule 1.
-- Or message me, if you can convince me why any of the rules should not be rules, I would be open hearing it.
I have recived some messages recently that some feel it is becoming hard to post on the forum, the short answer to this is, if your language is appropriate and you are not attacking a member or service, we shouldn't have a problem Most of these rules are just asking you to be nice to eachother, I think we can all do that.
To end on a positive note, here is a picture of Butter cuddling with my cat, Trevor:
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