Here is a new initiative, in our ever growing aim to improve and enhance the fun, educational, and rewarding member experience here at http://www.stampboards.com
Around the very end of each month, or early in a new month, the Volunteer Moderator Group will discuss what in their view has been the most interesting or useful thread, or helpful post made or added to during the last month.
It could be anything - something funny that was posted, someone assisting with great detail another member's query, or terrific photos someone has loaded of their Bechuanaland Postage Dues collection - or their FDC's of Formosa Fruit Bats etc, etc.
It can be an entire thread you nominate - even an old one. Or just one post WITHIN a thread.
There are about 20 members in the Moderator Group, so a wide range of input will take place, and YOU can assist by adding your own suggestions to this thread.
You MUST add a specific link
to the post or the thread concerned, with a reason why you think it deserves to win. Don't say: "Jim's post in mid month on the 1d black was pretty good."
So - what we need is in all cases:A thread link url, (and that to be coded "URL" in reply box) and title of that thread, (singular) and the member (singular) nominated within that thread, if not the thread starter.
All to be posted below on THIS thread. You can nominate more than 1 thread each month, and more than 1 member if you so choose.
(I added a few more guidelines below October 14, 2009 based on member comments. 1. Each member may nominate more than one thread or post if they wish.
2. Any member can recommend a thread or post in a month, even if that member (or others) have nominated it in a previous month. And even if it has won in a previous month.
3. ANY thread can be nominated that has had at least 2 posts on it, in the month of nomination - even if the thread is a year old.
4. Members can nominate either an entire thread - OR a very specific post by a member within any thread. You must be Crystal Clear when nominating which one it is - giving date and time of post if the latter. We will not guess or mind read - if you can't bother to make it clear, we will likewise be too lazy to bother to add your nomination to the list. Remember. Add the exact thread link for your nomination, highlight that with your mouse, and then click the "URL" box before hitting submit. OTHERWISE the thread truncates, and the Mods compiling the final list each month get migraines and utter dark curses in strange languages.
Doing that to EVERY URL you ever post on StampBoards is suggested and common sense practice, and has been requested in about a half dozen emails to members!
Shows up like this below - truncated and useless to copy and paste :
Thanks to the great and continued generosity of our friends at the Australia Post Philatelic section, the winner of this month's and future months' votes will receive a superb prize - over and above the 2 carat blue diamond next to their user name.
They will win the superb 2010 Annual Collection
Retail of this book is $A99.95
, and you get it free!
From January 2011, all you pay is for shipping, at actual cost. ALL
our many foreign members are equally eligible to win this beauty - or suggest another member who should - so please join in the fun! The 2010 Collection of Australian Stamps features all the gummed stamp issues and miniature sheets released throughout the year along with background stories for each issue.
This beautifully illustrated full-colour publication makes a perfect gift or addition to your collection. Exclusive to the 2010 Collection of Australian Stamps is a Fishes of the Reef sheetlet, only found within this collection.
Each stamp issue is accompanied by the story behind that issue.
The collection contains $97.15 face value in stamps.
Each collection includes:
83 mint stamps
seven miniature sheets
- the story behind each of the stamp issues and photography showcasing each subject or theme.
Order details here for those who need one, and did NOT win!http://shop.auspost.com.au/stamps/collections/2010/sku/1663171==================== THE OTHER PRIZES ?
The winner will also get an EXCLUSIVE user handle designator (see below) that no other member has, and a 10 carat flashing white diamond designator replacing their current red, blue or gold star etc.
You keep this until we announce the next monthly winner. It will look like this:John Doe
Poster Of The Month.
Joined: 30 June 2007
Location: Inverness, Scotland
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So, add some suggestions HERE
of the post or thread YOU think should win the next prize!
The decision of the Moderator Group is final, and the winner and thread/post will be published here each month.
EVERY member is eligible to win .. myself excluded
as I recuse myself. If you have seen a helpful or detailed post by a Moderator that impressed you .. by all means nominate that.
Glen Stephens "Post of the Month" Honour roll:August 2008Peter123
Virtual magnifier http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=8088September 2008GJ50
Tutorial - Putting together a competitive Stamp Exhibithttp://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=8543October 2008Tallanent
1937 Coronation commemorative labels http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=9048November 2008waroff49
400,000 post thread http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=9430&hilit=400%2C000+postsDecember 2008Tonymacg
Banging the Drum for the Uglieshttp://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=8480January 2009Rmort
Queensland 1899 1d vermillion QV rouletted - a photo montagehttp://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=10233February 2009Iomoon
Australia Visual Catalogue thread http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=8394&start=1300March 2009
South Africa Definitive Series tutorialhttp://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=4360April 2009
"N.Z. 1901-1909 "Penny Universal" detailed Tutorialhttp://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=2604May 2009
"PNG Bird Stamps - Visual Catalogue"http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=11969&start=150June 2009
"Malay Sultan's postcard. Any identification?"http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=12713July 2009
"GB 1864 1d red - the rare plate 77 - newly discovered cover?"http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=8808August 2009
"Argentina 1935-51 Definitive Stamps - detailed study thread"http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=6550 September 2009
"Aircraft stamps and pictures"http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11244October 2009
"Letters in Covers - Help get them back to the family"http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=14980November 2009
"Spotting the Australian KGV Head single line perf - a guide"http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=12505December 2009
"Australian States numeral postal cancels compendium"http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=15930January 2010
MargozStamps in the News December 2009 http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=15767&p=583731#p583731
Nominated by: BrummieFebruary, 2010
Aust. KGV head stamps - More help from the experts please!http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2236
nominated by GlenStephens, PeterS, BACK O' BOURKE, The PomMarch 2010
The Russians in Germany 1945-49http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=16899April 2010
Sgt. Peppers' Stampboards Birthday montage - win a Prize! http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=18052May 2010
Wonderful world of small definitiveshttp://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=18828June 2010
Stamp Tweezers or Tongs - Any recommendations?http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=19903July 2010
Trying to identify a stamp from movie screen captures http://stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=19719August 2010
State of Victoria - early postal cancels illustratedhttp://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=16494&start=0September 2010
"Show us your 'Bullseye' - or 'socked on the nose' cancels".http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=7056October 2010
BACK O' BOURKE
USA "Duck Stamps" ... Ducks, Ducks and More Duckshttp://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=21243November, 2010
"The Future of Stamp Collecting"http://stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=21829December 2010
Jacob"Free stamps for Christmas".http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=23718 January 2011
MargoZ "The Secret Santa 2010" threadhttp://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=22894February 2011
DK"Huge Earthquake in Christchurch NZ?"http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=25675March 2011
nethryk"Engraved Stamp Beauties"http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=16852&p=1652900#p1652900April 2011
KRISZICK "Release of Adrian Brown Memorial Trust SSS at end of March"http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=25754&p=1922625May, 2011
Uncadonego"FREE! 725 Canada stamps to first 3 members, 18 or under!"http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=26539June, 2011
Tonga2"What's that STUFF on my stamps???"http://stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=28184July 2011
Starling"Blue Owl's Stamps" selling forged perfins, and re-perfs?http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=28978August 2011
DrvvrDo you remember your first day at Stampboards?http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=29795September 2011
MurukNumerous generous giveaway offershttp://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=22817http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=24305October 2011
BrummieFor all of her welcome posts and fostering of new members and general contributions to the board.November 2011NorvicFor various informative threads and generous sharing of knowledgeDecember 2011
Flying TigerUSA 2Â¢ Washington stamp type of 1922-1938 discussion threadhttp://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=215712012
January 2012JadrakeStamp Image Bursting softwarehttp://stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=33059February 2012Rein Multi-million Euro postal stamp fraud in the Netherlands?http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=33419&start=50March 2012petercollects01962 A Cover a Day - 50 years onhttp://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=33479April 2012Fromdownunder5th Birthday, April 1 â€“ GIVE prizes & WIN great prizes http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=35395&start=300May 2012LeamphilWhy aren't you a member of your local Stamp Club ?http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=36965June 2012Canada stamperBlood and organ donation in philatelyhttp://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=36681July 2012traralgon3844 Something Fishy with "stamps_fishing" on eBay! FORGERIES!!http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=34934[August 2012]jjarmstrong47 WWII war letters & covers of Brian Watthttp://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=27540