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Dont post comments in for sale ads

Discussion in 'For Sale' started by Bill Yox, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Bill Yox

    Bill Yox Well-Known Member

    If you folks knew how many comments are edited each day in the for sale section, youd wonder if ANYONE reads the rules. Your comments bump the post back to the top. We have CLEARLY explained this and everything else in the first two posts in this category.

    Look, I dont mind editing in here, Ive done it for years. But I hate to think a potential buyer is sitting out there waiting to get a phone call from a seller...that isnt going to call. Or a seller hoping to move an item but the buyer doesnt follow our simple rules. We want our members to be able to get together and buy and sell. We are happy to help you do that here.

    Once again...buyers, click the sellers name and follow the directions to message them here. Sellers, besides our messaging option, give these folks some ways to get in touch with you, like a phone number or ACTIVE email, or check your messages here.

    Also, you might want to check your messages because I do send reminders to you when I delete comments, so youll be able to message the seller instead. Also, if the sellers return the comments on their ad...it gets deleted. Please everyone, be considerate of your fellow members. Review the rules, and good luck buying and selling. Thanks.
  2. engc237

    engc237 Active Member

    Sorry having trouble navagating the new forum

  3. Bill Yox

    Bill Yox Well-Known Member

    I dont recall editing you engc237, so no worries. Everyones getting used to the new site, but the rules are the same, so I hope everyone takes note.
    Oldshipbuilder likes this.
  5. Bill
    I understand money, but these ads are a pain in the ....
    Is there a way to just delete ALL commercial ads That always get in the way of reading the items that DO belong there.
    Maybe an X somewhere.
    Maybe give the advertisers their own column. You know....
    Commercial ads

    Definitely not a win from this side of the computer.
    Just asking.
    Bob Jungman
    Fresno Ca
    (559) 269-3336

  6. Bill Yox

    Bill Yox Well-Known Member

    i dont understand what youre saying Bob. Its ok to explain in this post though, so please do.
  7. mikeblake

    mikeblake Member

    Guess you deleted my post for five cougars,dang,trying to learn the pming thing,tried but wasn't sure so answered. Sorry again,what now? My post is gone,thanks, Mike
  8. Bill Yox

    Bill Yox Well-Known Member

    Go ahead and repost your post. But dont reply to replies in the ads unless its a 7 day bump anyway. Just read the rules, it says how you click on their name and it opens a menu thats easy to follow. Good luck on sales.
  9. old60furs

    old60furs MO buyers license number is 2465. I need your #

    Thanks for posting that, Bill! I was curious why so many were posting in the for sale section all of a sudden and thought maybe I missed a rule change during the transition to the new forum format. PM ing doesn't feel as easy as it used to but emailing and texting seem to work fine.

    Thanks again!

    socalmountainman likes this.
  10. Bill
    I belong to a hunting site that has a sales page . The sale page has no reply tab, so there is no way to reply to sales post other them emails and PMs. Mods got tired of deleting post on the sales page and that is how it was handled.
    SongdogStudios likes this.
  11. Bill Yox

    Bill Yox Well-Known Member

    Doug, for some reason the format or program Ken uses doesnt allow it, as he wants sellers to be able to bump after 7 days.

    Marc, Im not sure whats any different about PMing now vs before, other than one additional click. Before we click their name and it brough up a message box...now you click their name and it gives you coices which incluse a message option. Good luck and thanks guys for your input.
  12. 21gobigorgohome

    21gobigorgohome New Member

    Bill, If i want to PM someone that has posted a for sale add. Do you just click the start a conversation tab instead of replying to the post?
  13. Bill Yox

    Bill Yox Well-Known Member

    21...PLEASE read the rules. But yes, you click the name which gives options, one of which is "start a conversation". Thanks for asking and good luck.
  14. classicfur

    classicfur Taxidermist - 30 Years

    Okay, I think we are all in the habit of following directions. But if people just get on the for sale forum and bypass the section on rules to find what they want to buy they are going to continue to break the rules. So they find a skin they are interested in and see that BIG BUTTON that says REPLY. So that means that they can reply to the post, otherwise the button would'nt be there, right? So out of habit, they are just following the directions that are in front of them. So they hit the Reply button and break the rules. If its a rule, not to reply to posts, then why is the reply button available to click. The button should say " 7 Day Bump TTT", Not "Reply". I can see where it is going to be a constant battle unless you make the forum layout to Agree with your rules. Like change the Reply button to say "7 Day Bump TTT".

    Also I can see where people send a message to a buyer to buy something and the seller does'nt pay attention to his messages. And in the meantime someone breaks the rule and hits the reply button to tell the seller that he wants to buy it. So the Rule Breaker ends up buying the item even though he was not the first to respond. I strongly believe that the the Reply button is Far Too Misleading and Invites People to Hit the Reply Button and do just as it tells them to do. REPLY! in the Meantime there is going to be Alot of Unhappy Campers with sellers, buyers and members that are being chased down by the Forum Police.

    When I come to the forum to buy something and hindered by no replys to PM's but don't want to break the rules. I am a Unhappy Camper.

    Just saying!
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  15. Bill Yox

    Bill Yox Well-Known Member

    To me, if it were MY site, I definitely would do a few things differently. That said, Ken has his reasons for how it is done. The rules are very visible and very clear. The other rule breakers comments are removed and typically before the seller gets back online. Moderating this site has slowly become babysitting. Bottom line...if the guy cant reply to his messages in a timely way, what makes you think he will send you your item?