My observations of this forum
So here are some of my observations of our forum. A disclaimer---these are just my opinions and i acknowledge i may be wrong on some or all (if anyone agrees with everything let me know who my coin twin is).
1) we often hear advice to beginners that this forum has alot of knowledge and to follow it. The problem is for every statement on the forum there is at least another statement with contradictory advice (modern vs classic; ideal grade; cac/non cac; and on and on).
The most pessimistic views about our hobby are generally held by collectors who no longer collect US coins
I dont understand when someone responds ---"This". If someone else's post is the right answer shouldnt we just hit agree? (Im willing to bet i have said "this" atleast once)
Early on people thought Hansen would be held over a barrell by collectors who had a coin he needed. It seems that the opposite has proven true---many collectors want or need Hansen to buy their coins.
If someone post an inexpensive coin they generally get less negative comments than when an expensive coin is posted. The more expensive the coin the higher likelihood of criticism
Anothet Hansen observation. There was criticism that he didnt buy some mega trophy coins when offered. He has bought a ton of 6 figure coins but not many of the 7 figure coins. Often it was stated he would not have another opportunity. Again, Hansen appears right for the time being. Many of these coins are being offered and they have not done well.
Thats it. Thanks