Occasionally a member may have doubts about the authenticity of an item posted by another member.  Here are a few things to keep in mind:

1.  It is NEVER appropriate or permissible, regardless of proof, to state or suggest in an open forum that another member's find may not be genuine—  unless, of course, he has raised that possibility himself, or there is an obvious issue that cannot be disputed or ignored (for example, if the word "COPY" is clearly stamped on a coin).

2.  It is NEVER appropriate or permissible to suggest that a member may not actually have found the item which he has posted as a find.

3.  Members are free to express such opinions to one another in private messages, but should NOT continue to do so if those messages are unwelcome.

4.  Do NOT report doubts, suspicions, possibilities, or rumors to moderators or the administrator.  Any formal report or complaint should be accompanied by full and absolute proof from [i]independent, authoritative sources[/i] that the item is not, and cannot be, genuine.

Failure to follow these guidelines may result in censure, loss of privileges &/or access to certain forums, or outright banning from TreasureNet.

All finds posted are presumed to be genuine, and those who post them are to be respected.
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