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Would you have an interest in a Military Collectibles forum?

  • Yes, I would be interested in a collectibles forum

    Votes: 66 80.5%
  • No, I have no interest in a collectibles forum

    Votes: 6 7.3%
  • No, "OT" posts can be put into the existing Collectors forum

    Votes: 6 7.3%
  • I don't have an opinion on this matter

    Votes: 4 4.9%
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In addition to WW-II and earlier military firearms, I've started collecting WW-II items of military or historical significance. I'm hesitant to post too many "OT" topics on the collectors' forum, so I was going to see if there's enough interest from other board members to request a "Military/Historical accoutrements" forum. Your opinions on this would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks.
 

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Poll is there now looks I was the first vote, yes for Militaria and Collectables!!
 

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I think it would be great.
 

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You might try checking out
''Militaria-Swords-Bayonets- Edged Weapons Forum. For militaria and bladed weapons collectors. All eras are covered on this board, from the past to the present''.
You can use the Forum Jump box in the lower right part of this page. From what I have seen, there are some knowledgable people who hang out there.
 

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Re: Militaria forum...

I checked that forum, it seems like it's primarily geared towards edged weapons. If it is indeed a "general" forum then we can all use that one but I was thinking more along the lines of non-firearms collectibles. The bayonets and similar accessories have a place in the weapons forums. I'm more referring to historical documents, gas masks, maps, wartime monetary script, Holocaust items, etc. Thanks!!

 

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the man does have a point.

the forum looks geared towards (and is named) edged weapons. i think it would be nice to separate the two, but that's just me.

i still vote yes...
 

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I agree it appears their focus is aimed towards edged weapons.
 

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the man does have a point.

the forum looks geared towards (and is named) edged weapons. i think it would be nice to separate the two, but that's just me.

i still vote yes...
That's been my feeling for awhile, nothing against them. My odd Euro military packs need a home, though!

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WE had a GOOD militaria forum on the other side of this site once, but it got hit hard by the spammers:mad:. It would be nice to have another, but it would need to be well moderated to keep this from happening again.
 

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I'd volunteer...

WE had a GOOD militaria forum on the other side of this site once, but it got hit hard by the spammers:mad:. It would be nice to have another, but it would need to be well moderated to keep this from happening again.
If I put in the request and it's authorized, I'd be willing to moderate it since I'm online every day anyway. From the looks of the poll it might get some good traffic.
 

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I can think of several reasons why not to open a militaria board.

First, as daver pointewd out, it alredy exists here. It's the "Militaria-Swords-Bayonets- Edged Weapons Forum"...not just swords and bayonets, but militaria (I note "militaria" is the very first word in the forum's name.) Second, gunboards.com tried it before and it didn't work....very little trqaffic. It actually closed down just prior to the previous (and short-lived) edition of gunboards. Third, and and no offense to anyone here, let alone Vic and Tuco, but there are already some excelent militaria forums out there that I doubt we could compete with effectively. (And why even compete with them in the first place?) Finally, a large number of us here already belong to many of those forums, and in some cases, even share the same moderators. It just seems like overkill to me and thus a response in search of a need.

Here's a few of the better ones...check 'em out:
http://www.militariacollecting.com/
http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/
http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/index.php
http://www.usafpatches.com/forum/index.php
http://daggers.infopop.cc/eve/ubb.x


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