Newbie (and others) what do you want?.

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Re: Newbie (and others) what do you want?.

Post by IoD » Tue May 14, 2019 10:57 am

Really enjoyed being a part of the day and thankful to those who supported my being there.

This Topic post is perfect, in as much as the content of such days should reflect the 'wants and needs' of detectorists. Sure, in my view an archaeological, heritage, recording and conservational element is important but, the post by 'Kritika' forms a great basis to points of interest and importance for future events.



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Re: Newbie (and others) what do you want?.

Post by Blackadder43 » Tue May 14, 2019 12:54 pm

Some edits have been made to some posts
Can we keep on the topic of what newbies want or would like to see in a "Rally" please
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Re: Newbie (and others) what do you want?.

Post by shaggybfc » Tue May 14, 2019 1:47 pm

@BlackAdder I like the idea of MDF webinar's or videos. ::g

I now expect you to introduce them in a 'Troy McClure' style of voice, by saying;
"Hi, I'm Blackadder, you might remember me from such videos as 'Do you dig it?', 'fill your hole in man' and 'does damp conditions truly give you deeper penetration'

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Agree with the previous suggestions from Blackadder and Kritika.
For me, not being a total noob, (still with plenty to learn), I didn't feel comfortable taking up a place from someone with a greater need. I know the basics now, but would have loved the chance to detect alongside a Deus expert.
I think the day should be all about the practical side of detecting. Like a skills-school, but for multiple brands / machines. The mentors should be able to assist with accurate pinpointing, correct target recovery and artifact preservation, hole digging and refill. They could also reinforce the rules around the law, H&S and the codes of conduct.
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Re: Newbie (and others) what do you want?.

Post by Kritika » Tue May 14, 2019 2:41 pm

Oxgirl36 wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:15 am
guide to spades, trowels, etc., practical clothing plus finds bags and what to bring with you. And then a simple guide to machine basics such as how to switch your machine on properly and other important stuff like that ::g
Just seen your brilliant beginners video in You Tube Oxgirl36, that’s the way to go, loved it.
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Re: Newbie (and others) what do you want?.

Post by SMCNP01 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:06 am

Sadly, I have only just started the hobby, so missed it ! However, it is certainly something I would be interested in as I have no buddy/ mentor. I live in the Buckingham area in north Bucks.

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Re: Newbie (and others) what do you want?.

Post by LloydF » Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:18 pm

I've been on the forum for the past 2 months and must say I hadn't seen anything about this, maybe I had missed it.

If it had been too far south it might have been a struggle anyway, working odd shifts means I rarely get 2 days off together. Obviously being central I'd rather it was central but fully understand that people from the South would rather it was more southern!

Interactive Webinars with opportunities for questions could be a good way to go! Or do smaller camps throughout the year in various parts of the country!

I am one of those stubborn people who enjoys the learning/figuring things out on my own at times too though.

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Re: Newbie (and others) what do you want?.

Post by detecting rod » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:28 am

sorry noob question ive reset password ,how when logged in can i change it to something i might remember

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Re: Newbie (and others) what do you want?.

Post by Blackadder43 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:14 am

detecting rod wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:28 am
sorry noob question ive reset password ,how when logged in can i change it to something i might remember
Go to "user control panel"
click "profile"
click "edit account settings"
Change password
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Re: Newbie (and others) what do you want?.

Post by detecting rod » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:12 am

thx sorted

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Re: Newbie (and others) what do you want?.

Post by Papatone » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:52 pm

paint wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:17 am
I might be a glutton for punishment but I would do it again, this is the first time i have organized anything to do with metal detecting and have learnt a lot, and i can say that there are ways to make this type of event better, mainly it was just the wrong time of year the land was very difficult to get dare I say later in the year when the crops are off i have a lot more options won,t make that mistake again also ask for more help it was very hard work a lot happened behind the scenes could not have done it with out liam who was brilliant and supported this event all the way.
So if there is enough interest in making this happen again and offers of help let me know so i can start planning again I am open to all new ideas and ways to improve a newbie event

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Re: Newbie (and others) what do you want?.

Post by ricasso » Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:33 pm

I'm sure there must be quite a few people out there in the hobby who prefer not to get involved in organised events and clubs etc, while I'm sure it great for some folk who like that kind of thing I for one prefer to walk my own path.
Personally when I started out I found research and a healthy dose of common sense allowed me to progress at a reasonable rate without the need for events etc, but that's just me and I'm sure that for others events such as this and being in a club does bring its own benefits to a lot of people, it's all about horses for courses I suppose.

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