Joined: 12 Sep 2006
Post subject: How to use this forum??
Welcome to silver-collector.com!
Silver-collector is a place for people interested in silver, silver plate and old Sheffield plate to share their experiences and discoveries.
It doesn't matter if you're an advanced collector or if you just bought your first bit of silver from a junk store; If you have a question about silver, you're welcome to post it on this forum.
So, without further ado, lets get down to the nitty gritty of using silver-collector.
Do I need to register?
You are welcome to browse the forum without registration. However, if you want to post a query or reply to someone else's query you do need to register.
I'm registered, what next?
Once you've completed the registration process, you are ready to start posting!
There are two types of post you can make, you can post a reply, or post a new topic. So which should you use?? Its simple, if you have a question, then post a new topic. If you have an answer, then post a reply.
Posting a new topic
When you have a question about silver, you need to post a new topic. The better your post is, the more chance there is that someone will be able to help you. Here are some guidelines for a successful post..
- Post a picture! Post a picture! Post a picture!!!!! A picture says a thousand words. It is the simplest, quickest and most accurate way to get help. Ideally you should include two pictures, one of the object and one of the marks. If you don't know how to prepare your picture for the forum, then review the following posts...
- How to photograph silver and silver hallmarks: Read this post if you need advice on how to get good photographs.
- How to prepare photographs for use on silver-collector.com: Read this post if you have an image editing program and understand how to prepare your images for the web
- Using Google's Picasa to prepare images for this forum: Read this post if you need a step by step guide to preparing your images.
- Include as much info as possible. If your item has some marks please give a verbal description of them AS WELL AS posting an image.
- Post in the correct place. Take the time to review the different sections of the forum to determine the right place to post your questions.
Posting a reply
If you think you can contribute positively to a topic, even if you don't know the exact answer, feel free to post a reply. Please be polite and patient with members who might not know as much as you do.
Once you've registered and read the above you're ready to go! Happy posting!