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    Banner requirements??

    Have the banner requirements been lowered? Common finds are getting up there now. It's made the banner useless.
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    Seems like it somewhat.
    Why do they call it "Taking a dump" when you're actually leaving one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coinstriking Michigan View Post
    Seems like it somewhat.
    I was thinking the same thing. The banner used to have once in a lifetime finds. It's not like that anymore and it's disappoining. The good stuff will still make it but so will the common stuff. I guess it's who you know. Keep your fingers crossed it gets better. DK
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    Requirements have not changed. The only change is that it used to be that only Jeff put the banner nominated items up there. Now there are a couple new folks doing it also. So you have seen things going up more often.

    Looking at the Banner right now I'm not sure what I'd view as common. If those items are common to you then I'd offer a hearty Congrats on your doing so well.

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    Sorry, Im not seeing any "common" finds there.......... Every one I see there is worthy of being on the banner.....




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    Quote Originally Posted by Breezie View Post
    I have a suggestion for BANNER finds: Other than being approved/suggested by whomever was elected to do the job, the item must receive X number of Banner votes from TNet members.

    Meaning no disrespect to the most recent BANNER finds, but some are not as rare as those in the past. A BANNER find was a 'once in a lifetime' find; it was based on rariety. Thanks, Breezie
    While we don't have any firm criteria, we follow these general guidelines...



    • Finds must be significant, and plausible.
    • Finds / posts must be RECENT.
    • Images must be hosted on the TreasureNet server.
    • Posts with great stories are more likely to be selected.
    • If the post is one of the members first posts, it is less likely to be selected.
    • It helps if 20 members don't have you on ignore!
    • Finds must look good in the banner.


    Everything you see on the banner was nominated for banner. New Adm had added a few up there, but they were based on the amount of nominated reports we received. This is nominated reports, not typing in a reply stating "banner". There can be 15 replies stating "banner find", but if we receive no report, well it won't make it. Also, it don't help one bit if an individual nominates his own find, then gripes in their posts why their find is not banner worthy. The find has to be found by YOU the TNet member, not the spouse/child/neighbor/best friend.





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    I haven't seen anything "Common" on the Banner in like....never. Where they all would be finds of the year or even a lifetime!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DigginThePast View Post
    Requirements have not changed. The only change is that it used to be that only Jeff put the banner nominated items up there. Now there are a couple new folks doing it also. So you have seen things going up more often.

    Looking at the Banner right now I'm not sure what I'd view as common. If those items are common to you then I'd offer a hearty Congrats on your doing so well.
    Actually I don't think that's quite right, the banner was determined by voting, or at least that's what Jeff had always advocated.

    SS

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    Yeah I guess after looking at each banner find individually they deserve to be there, the rate of them going up just seems a bit faster. Folks have been getting some great finds.
    Why do they call it "Taking a dump" when you're actually leaving one?

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by River Rat View Post
    While we don't have any firm criteria, we follow these general guidelines...



    • Finds must be significant, and plausible.
    • Finds / posts must be RECENT.
    • Images must be hosted on the TreasureNet server.
    • Posts with great stories are more likely to be selected.
    • If the post is one of the members first posts, it is less likely to be selected.
    • It helps if 20 members don't have you on ignore!
    • Finds must look good in the banner.


    Everything you see on the banner was nominated for banner. New Adm had added a few up there, but they were based on the amount of nominated reports we received. This is nominated reports, not typing in a reply stating "banner". There can be 15 replies stating "banner find", but if we receive no report, well it won't make it. Also, it don't help one bit if an individual nominates his own find, then gripes in their posts why their find is not banner worthy. The find has to be found by YOU the TNet member, not the spouse/child/neighbor/best friend.
    This is also not correct, some banners were almost instant, and could not have got many votes, before it made the banner. How many banner finds has there been since the take over...a lot, it never used to go anywere near as fast as it does now. No disrespect but I can see a common find now on the banner, and not rare.

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    As far as me doing the Banner,
    I wait on items earning it by large numbers of reports,
    rarity both book wise & to the banner.
    and quality of photos, and story added.

    FYI as RR said if you nominate your own,
    I disqualify it.

    "I want the Banner" Dosn't work

  12. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa View Post
    As far as me doing the Banner,
    I wait on items earning it by large numbers of reports,
    rarity both book wise & to the banner.
    and quality of photos, and story added.

    FYI as RR said if you nominate your own,
    I disqualify it.

    "I want the Banner" Dosn't work
    So what about the finds on the banner now that are not rare, or are you saying, they have to have one of the critia, or more


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    ?

    I'm saying

    As far as me doing the Banner,
    I wait on items earning it by large numbers of reports,
    rarity both book wise & to the banner.
    and quality of photos, and story added.

    FYI as RR said if you nominate your own,
    I disqualify it.

    "I want the Banner" Dosn't work

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa View Post
    ?

    I'm saying
    Well out of those three, the Trajan Denarius doesn't have two of them...not Rare(to Treasure Net or Book Value) and there was no story in the post. I don't meen this to be disrespectfull to the poster, but The banner has to be there for a purpose, there are a couple of my banner finds that would not be classed as rare either, but I always try and do a story behind the find. I think the determination for making the banner needs a little bit of adjusting.

    SS

 

 
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