I have been detecting since the 70s' and still enjoy this hobby as much as ever .One of the things I enjoy are reading about my favorite hobby . I am a member of 5 metal detecting forums both here and Europe . Last week I was talking to one of my detecting buddies and I said that . " TQ is becoming my favorite forum because even though there are fewer post then some of the other forums , the people that post here seem to really care for the other guy (gal) ." A sense of being with people that I would like to meet in person and spend time with . A down home feeling that I have not seen reading other forums.. Take care and maybe one day we will shake hands.. Thanks..