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Offline L8HNB

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Adopting geocoins
« on: September 22, 2014, 08:40:53 pm »
A what does this forum think question really...
Recently I bought and adopted an activated geocoin that was launched in 2006, I've adopted a few activated early coins in the past with complete success, but from people I know and would be happy to get more. 
I've never seen anyone asking on a forum if others have any early coins, activated or otherwise, they would like to sell, on one hand why shouldn't I but on the other is it etiquette?  I was going to stick something up on the UK groundspeak forum.
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Re: Adopting geocoins
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2014, 10:09:41 pm »
Can't see any problem with that. I've bought activated coins which were transferred to my account :)
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Re: Adopting geocoins
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2014, 01:48:08 pm »
Groundspeak allow it, but 'prefer' it to be kept here >  http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=217633 within the Geocoins forum > http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showforum=44

Having said that, I have seen the occasional sale in the UK side of the forums, especially for a UK coin or UK cacher, that the mods seem to 'turn a blind eye' to.
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Re: Adopting geocoins
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2014, 01:50:28 pm »
Groundspeak blah-de-blah...

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 05:28 AM
Welcome to the Geocoin Forum!

While the intention of this forum is to discuss the Geocaching related aspects of geocoins (movements, tracking.); we realize that the trading and collecting of them is quite popular.

To ensure that this forum is a success, please respect our ground rules when it comes to selling and trading of coins:

    This forum may be used for selling, trading or giving away of geocoins which are trackable on Geocaching.com. This includes any trackable coin produced by an individual, business or geocaching organization. Non-trackable coins may be posted for trade by individual coin owners. The proceeds from a permitted coin sale can be used for any purpose, such as personal profit, support of a geocaching organization, or to benefit a charitable cause.
    Links to Ebay sales of trackable geocoins are permitted, but only for unactivated coins or sales where the seller is the actual coin owner or the coin owner has granted explicit permission for the sale of their coin.
    Those choosing to participate in an exchange on this board take full responsibility for any consequences of that exchange. Groundspeak is in no way involved in the sale or trading of items on this board and will not be held responsible or liable in any way for quality issues, fraud or any default of transfer on the part of the buyer or seller.
    Individual negotiations or information exchanges should take place through private e-mail or telephone correspondence, not on this board. Please use the communication tools provided on the site or private email.
    Posts made with the intention of soliciting customers to a coin selling, tracking, or manufacturing website will not be tolerated. Links to other commercial coin selling, coin tracking, coin trading and coin manufacturing web sites will be permitted only with permission from Groundspeak. Permission requests may be sent to bizdev (at) Groundspeak.com.
    The only exceptions to the Groundspeak Forum Guidelines are listed above, standard forum etiquette will apply to all discussions in the geocoin forum. Groundspeak reserves the right to determine if any posts are inappropriate for this board. No cross posting, spam or other abuses will be tolerated. Cross posting in the regional forum for specific regional coins will be permitted.
    (ADDED 4-4-06) Promotion of coin and pin combinations are permitted where trackable coins are being promoted in conjunction with pins which are directly related to the trackable coins being sold. The coins and related pins must be sold at the same time and on the same website.

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Re: Adopting geocoins
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2014, 07:04:18 pm »
I don't see any problem with this either  :)

Thanks for creating this thread @L8HNB :)
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Re: Adopting geocoins
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2014, 11:17:38 pm »
Thanks for the replies folks....

What I was really trying to get at was the etiquette thing - some folks are a bit touchy about someone asking something different.  Basically, if I did post on the UK forums (as that's where I'm wanting replies from really) can anyone see others getting upset about it?  Oh dear, I'm not putting this very well am I, LOL.

It was the recent for sale ad. by team tsiri, in the UK forum that got me thinking about it.  The coin I got from him had loads of history, I have kept that as I find the whole history thing fascinating, and I would like to get hold of more old coins that are languishing in draws etc. that no one ever sees as I do try to take my smallish collection to events etc.  As B&R said, for sale ad's do crop up now and again but I don't recall seeing a wanted one...

I'll probably try it, saying that I'd initially like coins from UK cachers, the worst they can do is move it to the geocoin forum.  My concern there is I may get inundated with international offers rather than those from the UK perhaps.

Cheers, H.

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Re: Adopting geocoins
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2014, 05:15:55 pm »
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I'll probably try it, saying that I'd initially like coins from UK cachers, the worst they can do is move it to the geocoin forum. 
My concern there is I may get inundated with international offers rather than those from the UK perhaps.

UK (and Ireland!) side of the GS forum is rather slow these days, I think most are on Facebook...

The time I spend on the GS forums these days I'm usually in the main forums looking at  the View New Content
http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?app=core&module=search&do=new_posts&search_app=forums
Which is where I suspect most of the' old hands' are too, so suspect you will get replies from outside of the UK.

GAGB site has even less traffic.  :-[

Even with Facebook, cachers seem to be scattered about in various pages.
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Re: Adopting geocoins
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2014, 06:19:35 pm »
I don't see a problem with posting the Wanted Ad on the Groundspeak forum. There seems to be so few people using it, that even if you need nudge the etiquette or bend any rules a smidgen, I don't think anyone is really going to mind. It could do with a few posts to breath a bit of life into it.

Maybe you could post your Wanted Ad here on this forum and then get GG to tweet the thread, and do a 'forum mail all'? That should bring attention to your wants from some of the right places.

 


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