Apr 08, 2012, 10:39 AM
Perhaps for the US, but certainly not the UK.
Originally Posted by Treasure_Hunter
Apr 08, 2012 10:39 AM
Apr 08, 2012, 10:52 AM
We need to draw the line some were, some times things need to be said...you know freedom of speech and all that.
Originally Posted by jeff of pa
Last edited by Silver Searcher; Apr 08, 2012 at 06:40 PM.
Apr 09, 2012, 01:07 AM
I can't see why people should want to be on the banner ? You lose copyright on your picture (or have things changed). Copyright gives you the chance to make a little more off a find. I don't mind publishing pictures of my gold finds as I have so many that I still retain so can retake a picture at any time. Items that the state have decided they want to hold on to I only have a few pictures of.
Now I've found Roman statues, bronze and silver washed, celtic bronze statues etc but all would be banned, as I assume my Spanish treasure fleet coins from the Florida beaches would be, because they were found several years ago. I don't worry what goes on the banner and totally ignore it because "find of a lifetime" in the U.S. could mean the most common Roman coin we find everyday over here, while in the U.S. it could be the only Roman find ever made in that State so IS something to be proud of. Meanwhile most of the British finds are worth little however old, because they are picked almost off the surface of fields (so little skill needed to find them) that have been ploughed for hundreds of years and are worn out and damaged.
Apr 09, 2012, 03:17 AM
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Originally Posted by U.K. Brian
You Don't loose Copyright, You just can't hold Treasurenet responsible to copyright rules.
if you can't copyright something you already posted on an open forum then your correct.
but if you can, you can. but you can't charge tnet a fee for it being here.
after all, you posted it
Apr 09, 2012, 04:52 AM
I regard the Banner as a bit of fun AND to maybe reconize a real good find, a couple of mine I regret posting because it can draw attention to your find attention you might not want. But the point was about how easy it is now to make the banner, were as before it was the rarer items and the posts with a real good story behind them, but we have a new broom now, so I except that now it's changed.
Originally Posted by U.K. Brian
Last edited by Silver Searcher; Apr 09, 2012 at 05:31 AM.
Apr 09, 2012, 08:10 AM
I used to think that George Washington buttons were extremely rare and a find of a lifetime but how many of those have we seen in the past 12 months?! LOL. Same thoughts regarding Civil War plates/buckles, they're a dime a dozen. Let's face it, if you have a lot of "followers" on Tnet, your odds of making the banner are much higher regardless of what is found. A few years ago, a broken crock pot that was glued back together made the banner. How many American Indian pestles have made the banner?! One guy that posts regularly has found enough pestles to fill a wheel barrel while an on again, off again poster finds one and makes the banner post haste. The rules for making banner status are perfect in my opinion however, it would be nice to see the popularity contest part of the process eliminated.
Apr 09, 2012, 10:32 AM
Originally Posted by 1320