EVERYONE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE! Please read carefully!!!! Ok folks, I'm gonna try something here to try and get a little forum participation going.... Kinda similar to the "introduce yourself" thread, but with a twist: So first, my intention is to try and get some activity going in the forum. I've been a member here since 2014. Back then, this place was hopping! I'm not sure what happened since then, but here lately, it's been a little slow. No fault of anyone here, I'm certain. Im curious as to why this is.?.?. Maybe because of the many Facebook groups that have cropped up that buy/sell/trade/auction coins and bullion? I know I've found myself spending a lot of time over there too. That was the main reason for my lackluster participation here. But I will reiterate - I'm making an attempt to be more prevalent here from now on. Let's see if we can get things started off by offering a FREEBIE! - open to every member - admin team also welcome, and are encouraged to chime in - as my intention is to find out a little bit about everyone and their particular interests....and we would like to know who the team is that keeps the light on! So it's going to go like this: Jump in this thread, and give a little intro as who you are, where you're from, what your particular interests are (coin, bullion, etc). Maybe share some expertise, your favorite coin, type, bullion, round....maybe throw out a recommendation as to what you would like to see in the future. A little something along those lines.... This will be a continuing thread, and will end at Noon Eastern time on December 15. That way we will have plenty of time to hopefully get most opportunities for members to post - and I will be adding prizes along the way - as we hit certain milestones (5 posts, 10 posts, 20 posts, etc) I will keep adding prizes to the pot. And in the end, I will use random.org to determine a big winner, a second place winner, a third place winner, and more - according to how many milestones we hit, we will have that many places to win! And then will be able to ship and winners will have a new Christmas present to look forward to. The main prize will consist of: - (1) U.S. Mint 2003 Silver Proof Set (10 coins) - (1) 1927 D Peace Dollar - (1) 1854 Large Cent - (2) well circulated Barber Quarters - (2) well circulated Liberty Nickels - (1) Trayvax Summit wallet - brand new, never used (est value $20) Other prizes will be added as the posts accumulate. Let's hope they do!