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Old 10-29-2008, 07:41 PM
Joe-K Joe-K is offline
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Originally Posted by rasiel
to the first joe - about the custom templates: the attachment did not come through. would you be able to just list things out in a message right here? i will work on getting the templates as requested. let's see what can be done.

to the second joe - expanding past coins into books was a design goal from the beginning but the site got caught up in a lot of bug fixing, tweaks and fleshing out the tools needed by everyone to manage their collections. i'm still interested in expanding not just into books but stamps and other collectibles. artifacts was recently requested as well. the stumbling block here really is one of money to develop the code. it is, to not mince words, a major financial commitment as the code engine would need to be overhauled and follow a prolonged period of testing to make sure new sections play well with the coins.

right now paid membership is rather low - only about a couple dozen active members. the income is enough to run the dedicated server and offsite backups as well as to (slowly) add a feature here and there but is all the same a slim war chest to plunk down major cash into adding new modules and their templates... particularly if the investment doesn't increase the membership.

i'm still trying to figure out the formula of what it would take to convince coin collectors in general to host their collections here. i know that data entry can be a pain and many users loathe taking pictures of their coins but my thinking has been all along that if i keep upgrading the feature set while holding the membership fees at some point it becomes a "no brainer" to join. it is for this reason i'd prefer to concentrate fully on getting coin collectors of all sorts before spreading myself too thin into other areas.

ras
Hi:
Ok, maybe for clarification I should go by JoeK.....

Below would be the template names and they would all use the same fields. I kept all of the current fiends..... maybe added 1 or 2 and/or changed or added a name.

What do you think?

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Template Names:

Bi - Tri Metallics
Tokens
Encased
Casino Strikes
Chips

Fields:

Album
Item Name
Type
Image 1
Image 2
Era / Date
Country Orgin
Designer
Mint / Issurer
Quantity Minted
Denomination Name
Nominal (Face) Value
Item Shape
Metal / Composition
Obverse Legend
Obverse Description
Construction / Inlay
Ribbon / Case / Other
Reverse Legend
Reverse Description
Mounting
Edge
Edge Legend
Grouping / Type
Condition
Rarity
Est. Value ($)
Weight (g)
Size (mm)
Own / Want
Seller
Venue
Location
Auction / Sale #
Acquisition / Sale Date
Reference 1
Reference 2
Reference 3
Reference 4
Reference 5
Lot
Estimate / Reserve
Cost
Authenticity
Certifying Authority
Certification #
Provenance 1
Provenance 2
Provenance 3
Provenance 4
Public Viewable
Count of times viewed
For Sale
Price
Inventory ID #
Record Date
User Name
User ID
Coin ID
Notes:

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JoeK
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