The TreasureNet Prospecting Forum
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Updated 11-15-97

Please read this page carefully before posting.

General Posting Guidelines

Are these forums moderated?

Yes. All TreasureNet Forums are moderated. TreasureNet reserves the right to delete any posting at any time, for any reason. Please respect this site and its visitors!

Can I advertise my business or web page here?

Not in the forums. TreasureNet forums are for personal use only.

Add your treasure or metal detecting related link in the "Other Treasure Links Section". You can advertise your business in the TreasureNet Business Directory.

For more information on our web page services, write to

Can I post other URL's here?

No. For the sake of maintaining an organized website, please post all notices/messages relating to other treasure-related websites in the Other Treasure Links section.

Can I put html tags anywhere in my posts?

No. You can not use HTML tags in any field except in the body of the message.

Why didn't my post show up?

Your message probably posted successfully.

One of two things likely happened. It's possible that the current message page is cached on your local proxy server. If you're a Netscape user, you can avoid this problem by...

Netscape Navigator 2.x Setup

1.Go to the Options menu
2.Choose Network Preferences...
3.Go to the Proxies panel
4.Turn on Manual Proxy Configuration
5.Click on View...
6.Set the No Proxy on: field to ""
7.Choose Ok

Netscape Navigator 1.x Setup

1.Go to the Options menu
2.Choose Preferences...
3.Go to the Mail and Proxies panel from there
4.Set the No Proxy on: field to ""
5.Choose Ok

If you're unable to specify no_cache in your preferences, you may have to wait until the current message page expires on your proxy server. (typically every 12 hours)

It's also possible that you may simply have to reload the current message page using your reload button.

Please do not post the same message twice.

Can I post anonymously?

No. Your remote host and server IP address will be displayed on your post. Your message may also be indexed with various search engines. A good rule of thumb is... don't post anything here you wouldn't want your grandmother to read!