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  1. What is a discussion?
  2. How does one join a discussion?
  3. How should I write my reply?
  4. How should I start a new topic?
  5. Should I register first?
  6. Can anyone send me replies to my private e-mail address?
  7. How can I best describe my coin to find out what it is worth?
  8. How do I post a picture on the Discussion for people to see?

What is a discussion?

A discussion is a series of postings, in which people share their opinions about a particular topic. The discussion starts by a member posting a message - discussion topic. Then other members send replies to it. They can also send replies to replies, replies to replies to replies.. and so on. This builds the discussion and creates what is known as a thread.

How does one join a discussion?

When you click on a discussion topic or a reply to a topic, the corresponding discussion page is displayed. At the top of the page you will see the subject topic for the message. You can join and become a free Member of the CCRS Discussion by first posting a new message or by replying to any existing message. To do this, fill in the message input area and the name entry box, then click "submit". You will be prompted to fill out the Discussion registration form. Please complete the registration form, including your current telephone number and full name. People submitting false information will be rejected from the Discussion. 

Note: It is recommended that you  "Post a New Message" if you would like your post to appear on the Front page of the discussion. Then it will be seen by the greatest numbers of members. If you respond to a very old historical thread it may not be seen at all.

How should I write my reply?

Firstly, think of what you are going to say and enter your message text. Then click the "submit" button.

How should I start a new topic?

To enter the "new topic" page click the "Post a new message" button. Type in the topic heading and topic text.

Should I register first?

To read discussion threads it is not necessary to register. To submit or reply to posts one must register and become a member of the Canadian Coin Reference Site first. You will be prompted to register at your first attempt to submit a post. Registration is a simple process. Incomplete or inaccurate registrations will be blocked or deleted.

Can anyone send me replies to my private e-mail address?

If you include your e-mail address in a discussion post, another user may contact you directly.


How can I best describe my coin to find out what it is worth?

Note from Richard Simpson, expert numismatist from RSCOINS: For those attempting to at least determine what a coin is and what its potential value might be: First, describe the coin, and state exactly what each word is on each side. Measure the coin (inches, mm, cm, whatever.) Describe the material, silver, bronze, copper, nickel, gold, whatever you think it may be. Give a general description of the condition, does not need to be a grade as such, but something like: all letters readable both sides, or head very weak. Describe the colour of the coin if it helps. Describe the edge of the coin, reeded, plain, whatever fits. If you can, scan it and enhance the scan to make it brighter and easier to read. Weigh the coin if you can, and/or compare it to a common coin in size and relative weight. Without doing much of the above, it becomes an exercise. If possible, upload a scanned image of the coin.

How do I post a picture on the discussion for people to see?

I am happy to report that as of Jan. 15, 2002, The Canadian Coin Reference Site provides free image hosting on the Discussion. This is a great way to quickly share images of coins with other collectors.

Just remember the few basic rules: The maximum size of an image uploaded to the discussion is 250 KB. If the image is not larger than 500 x 500 pixels and 25 KB, it will be shown just below the message. Otherwise a link to the image will be added. Only GIF and JPEG images can be submitted. Submitting an image can take some time, depending on your connection speed - after clicking on Submit please wait for the confirmation page.

Webmaster Tip: Always Compress your images to JPEG Medium compression setting before submitting/uploading them to the discussion!!


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