Help

Our Mission

Here at RateMyCollection.com it is our mission to promote collecting, collectables, collectors fairs and other associated events. We do this through the provision of an easy to use social networking website, specifically design for the presentation and discussion of collectables. We hope that more individuals are encouraged to start collecting and that the industry can grow in strength at every level.

Our Promise

RateMyCollection.com is free to register, we promise to always keep it this way. We only require a valid e-mail address in order to register an account, this is to ensure that the site is not subject to spamming. We also request that you provide your nearest major city. We do this so that we can get an idea of the general location of our user base. This information will be used to assist us in improving the RateMyCollection.com service for users all over the world.

We will never knowingly pass information held by us onto a third party for marketing or any other purpose. We will never request any personal information such as your name, address or telephone number. From time to time we may run promotional schemes to develop the site user base, in order for users to receive promotional items they will be required to provide a postal address for forwarding. We will only use this information to send any promotional item and will not store it in a database of any form. We will not retain copies of this information, in any form, once the promotional item has reached its destination.

Guideline for Safe Usage

Here at RateMyCollection.com we want your time online to be as safe and pleasurable as possible. The dangers associated with sharing information on the internet are well documented and can be quite real. We provide the following tips for you to use the site safely and avoid any dangerous situations:

  1. Never give out personal information about yourself or any of your friends.
  2. Do not list items with very high monetary value; these may become targets for criminals operating online.
  3. Contact us to report any strange behaviour exhibited by any of our users (i.e. Are you being asked personal questions? etc.) Contact.
  4. Don’t arrange swops or individual meetings via the site. You never really know who you are dealing with.

Code of Conduct

When using RateMyCollection.com we require that all users comply with the following Code of Conduct:

  1. Users will not post items of information, images or hold discussions that relate to abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or any other such material. Any user found to be in breach of this condition will have their account immediately suspended and all of their content removed.
  2. Users are asked to treat each other with respect at all times. Our users are encouraged to accept other people’s viewpoints in what is an open forum for discussion. We require that all posts are polite, constructive and ‘on-topic’.  Any posts taken to offend or hurt any other member, in a manner which is offensive or inflammatory will be immediately removed and the user account suspended. If you feel you have been subject to any such behaviour you should report it to a moderator immediately or contact us at Contact.
  3. When undertaking a rating assessment, users will do so honestly and without predigest. See guidance for rating for further information.
  4. Listings or forum posts will not contain any profanity or foul language. Any un-called for language is treated seriously and the offending listing / post immediately removed. The user responsible will be issued with a single warning, after which the offending account will be terminated.
  5. Spamming is not permitted; please keep all posts as concise and constructive as possible. Any user found in breach of this requirement will be given a single warning, after which the offending account will be terminated.
  6. Pornography, Warez, or any other illegal transactions may NOT be linked to this site in any manner. Any user found to be in breach of this requirement will have their account immediately terminated.
  7. There shall be no impersonation of a registered user or any other persons in any mode of communication on this site. Such actions will result in immediate termination of the offending user account.

Guidance for Rating

The following categories have been selected as the basis of the rating system that powers the league tables presented in RateMyCollection.com. Please take the time to read through the categories so that you can tailor your listing to suit.

FEATURED ITEMS

Information
How do you rate the information presented by the collector for the featured each items? Have they provided comments in relation to: condition, hall marks, rarity, and any other characteristics specific to the type of item? Has the collector taken the time to explain how the item was obtained and presented an estimated value?

Rarity
How would you rate the rarity of the featured items? Are they common in collections of this type or are they perhaps, one of a kind? Give a higher rating for those items you consider to be uncommon.

Condition
What is your opinion of overall condition of the items featured in the collection? This should be based on the collectors description and supported by the images presented. Is the item in original packaging? Does it have all the original accessories? The better the condition the higher the rating you should present.

OVERALL COLLECTION

Background
How would you rate the background information presented by the collector? Have they taken the time to explain the origins of the collection, perhaps how it started or maybe their historical connections with items? Every collection has a story, a beginning. The better the story the higher the rating!

Item Diversity
Does the collection contain a diverse range of items. Perhaps it contains coins or stamps from a large numbers of countries, or maybe fossils from a wide range of geological time periods. What do you think? Rightly or wrongly give a higher rating for collections with a higher degree of diversity.

Historical Significance
Whether its stamps that commemorate the end of the Great War or postcards that depict milestones in aviation history, collections are testimony to many great moments in the history of mankind. Rate the historical significance of the collection; give a higher rating where the collector has clearly demonstrated the significance of the collection in this respect.

Owners Valuation
Has the collector attempted to value the collection? If so what is your opinion of the valuation? Has he / she presented a good justification and have they been accurate in any assumptions made? Based on your knowledge / opinion of the collection rate the accuracy of the valuation and justification provided. The more accurate the information the higher the rating.

Making a Rating

How you score a particular collection at RateMyCollection.com is up totally up you! However we provide the following guidelines in order to encourage a level playing field across the board:

  • Prior to making a rating assessment please take the time to read through all of the material presented by the user in his/her collection listing. They have taken the time to write the listing so it’s only fair that you assess its merit based on all of the information provided.
  • Read the rating categories carefully so that you clearly understand what you are awarding points for.
  • Award marks for each categories based on the degree to which collector has satisfied that particular aspect in his/her collection listing. Review other collections shown in similar categories and determine how the information presented measures up.
  • Be honest with your rating, don’t be tempted to mark down other collections in order to promote your own listings.
  • If you feel a collection listing is lacking in certain areas provide constructive feedback to the user in order to help them improve their listing.
        

Advertise Here