Talk:Treasure hunting

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The article unfortunately barely has any treasure hunting related information and whenever wanting to add a usefull link it gets deleted.

If the article is not intended to provide information on treasure hunting it should be deleted accordingly.

Maybe supply links that are more encyclopedic and fall within the realm of Wikipedia standards. Jim (talk) 22:42, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

They sure do. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:55, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

JimBobUSA you should stop your constant act of vandalism. This page isn't here to serve ones own ego but to inform people. Please stop vandalizing these pages. Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:08, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

IP Editor...trying to insert a link to a message board does not help the article. The article is not about treasure legends, or fantasy treasure Jim (talk) 22:54, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

JimBobUSA, neither does the link lead to a message board nor is it about fantasy treasure or would you name the following fantasy treasures: Beale Code, Cocos Island, Amber Room, Kip Wagner Gold

I suggest you put the record straight and come out of your closet. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:57, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

IP Editor...I am not in a closet. Trying to solicit a internet driven message board as being encyclopedic is just wrong, and goes against everything Wikipedia stands for. Jim (talk) 22:46, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Sure you are in a closet. As I had allready sad the link does not lead to a message board but a collection of articles on famous lost treasures. You should keep the record straight instead of altering articles from your biased point of view. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:34, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

IP Editor...I am not in a closet. Wikipedia has an article that includes famous and legendary Treasure. There is no reason to add a link to a message board here. Jim (talk) 08:40, 19 March 2010 (UTC)


Do you need a permit to be a treasure hunter? (talk) 16:09, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

This talk page (and all other article talk pages) is for discussing improvements to the article, not for discussing the topic in general. Please limit your discussion appropriately. Thanks. - SummerPhD (talk) 01:05, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

According to Wikipedia's policy on article title format, articles should "not use titles suggesting that one article forms part of another". The "(marine)" portion of the title of the Treasure hunting (marine) article does just that and demonstrates that these two articles discuss the same topic. Because marine treasure hunting is a type of treasure hunting, Treasure hunting (marine) should be merged here. Neelix (talk) 00:43, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Support. The same applies to Treasure hunt (game) ie recreational types. There should probably be a section about fictional treasure-hunting too, ie The Gold-Bug, Count of Monte Cristo etc. I will add merge tags to the pages, then wait a week or two to see if anyone objects.--twl_corinthian (talk) 14:43, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
On reflection, yes you are right... better to keep recreational ones separate.--twl_corinthian (talk) 15:00, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Support merge with Treasure hunting, the article can fit in a section of this article. I find it better suited in the a more general article with a section discussing how treasure hunting can be played as a game. Ralphw (talk) 05:25, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Heinrich Schliemann statement[edit]

Regarding: Heinrich Schliemann (grocer turned treasure hunter, considered father of historical archaeology, discoverer of lost city of Troy)

Actually, Heinrich Schliemann formally studied archaeology at a real university. True, he seemed to do so in order to become a treasure hunter, but he was technically an educated archaeologist. Also, he did not "discover" Troy; Charles McLaren discovered the site in 1822. Schliemann and Calvert excavated the site beginning in the 1860s. Thank you, Wordreader (talk) 03:42, 2 December 2012 (UTC)