As you can see, I've created a new sub-sub-forum, here, for showcasing all the excellent and rightfully stickied threads that were beginning to clog up this sub-forum. Thanks to edelweiss and others for suggesting it! And apologies to Uhlan for scaring him.
If everything was set up as intended - fingers crossed - only staff members should be able to create new threads in there but anyone can read and post in the existing ones. This is because it's intended as a curated showcase for a sharply limited number of threads that are of hopefully lasting interest; for a start I've included the old sticky ones plus a couple of others (and stickied a few about antiques restoration in their place on the main sub-forum).
I did try to find a way to have these threads show up in both the main R/M and Showcase forums but, as far as I can tell, the existing software doesn't support that kind of jiggerypokery, so at least for now the showcased threads have to be removed from the main sub-forum in order to be displayed in the Showcase. I hope this works out favorably, overall.
Post any feedback about this here, please, including suggestions for other threads to include in the Showcase, although no promises in that regard as I do intend to keep the number of threads there to a minimum.
"There's no grays, only white that's got grubby. I'm surprised you don't know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people like things. Including yourself. That's what sin is." — Terry Pratchett, Carpe Jugulum
Thanks. Much more tidy and I'm sure the mobile users especially will appreciate it. One addition you might pin within the showcase is a cross posting of the antiques reviews, listed in this thread. Cross posting that thread will index threads within the R&M room.
In a sense, I have just done that in posting this but a stand alone pinned post in the showcase would make some sense, to me anyway. Rather than importing dozens of random individual threads, they can just be added as links in that pinned "write-up" thread and continue both in the regular review section but as a pin in the showcase. All would be able to add thread links to those analysis (or manually added by youse guys at the top but the parent thread would allow additions by all, as it exists elsewhere. Is that confusing enough?
You scared the hell out of me, you sob :) I don't have backups of those posts. Apologies accepted and you did a great job. Much better now and everything is nice and tidy. Kudos! I think I may have to let you live a bit longer....
durinnmcfurren: He is using a picture of my viking equipment. He has nothing to do with me. This is a very niðinger-like act on his part! Not drengr at all.
Sept 17, 2021 0:16:30 GMT
aldarith: account name sanxxjones
Sept 16, 2021 23:55:25 GMT
aldarith: Scammer is at it again
Sept 16, 2021 23:55:15 GMT
lebleuchevalier: I just got a new Windlass sword and was surprised some of these are coming pre-sharpened from Museum Replicas. There's a big secondary bevel, but it came nice and sharp.
Sept 12, 2021 15:44:39 GMT
theshadowrealm: I was in Vegas for the week, just got back from the flamingo. Did a whole lot of stuff.
Sept 11, 2021 17:26:39 GMT
treeslicer: Glad you're alive. If we had dead people posting here, it could ruin the site's reputation.
Sept 11, 2021 17:23:00 GMT
nerdthenord: I'm alive. Had a pretty terrible weekend but I am alive.
Sept 8, 2021 0:40:52 GMT
Ouroboros: Master shotokan, been good if not busier than busy. Think the family has only been home 2 weekends and a week all summer. Camping fun before the winter grinds us to grist. Hope your labs come back a.o.k. long haul symptoms suck.
Aug 31, 2021 1:15:59 GMT
LoE: Lemme guess... wants a private check, no refunds. Shares stock photos. Doesn't want accountability. But has exactly whatever it is you're looking for.
Aug 30, 2021 23:19:06 GMT
LoE: Never selling it himself of course. Just a zero post guy that "knows" of someone who has one, if you'll reach out to him privately. I get tired of the scam artists. Wish they'd get arrested.
Aug 30, 2021 23:16:49 GMT
LoE: Watch out for tomk001. Seems to be the next occurrence of the same scammer aldarith pointed out. Hitting me up in PM's offering whatever I have listed in WTB.
Aug 30, 2021 23:15:13 GMT
Ouroboros: Decided to compare custom blades between rhe site listed below and hanbon (read the faq and it mentions hanbon) same options it would appear to be same? New face, old business?
Aug 30, 2021 4:42:46 GMT
tmoney: Can I get some feed back on my new store please. son-samurai.com
Aug 30, 2021 1:44:10 GMT
LoE: aldarith lemme guess, he creates an account, has zero posts, then PM's someone stating a friend of his has exactly the sword you listed in the WTB section.
Aug 28, 2021 16:00:22 GMT
shotokan: Thanks, i’m good now but it wasn’t fun for 4-5 days…
Aug 25, 2021 16:02:30 GMT
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