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Old 10-15-2014, 05:44 PM   #1
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Default One thread per person in the Classifieds?

Seems to be a trend of people posting half a dozen or more threads for individual items. Lots of clutter and noise in the section these days. Can we have a rule that requires you to keep it to one thread?
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Old 10-15-2014, 05:55 PM   #2
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That one guy's threads were all consolidated. (the one with like 12+ threads for every tiny thing)

Bothered me too.
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Old 10-15-2014, 06:53 PM   #3
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Personally I am ok with multiple threads as long as it's not a single part. I'd much rather see one thread of "FS: Turbo Kit, FM Mani plus hardware" and a second thread "FS: Frog and toad shift **** and sing along book (with unopened cassette tape)" than have to search through every for sale ad for random stuff.

In the example shown above I am 100% behind you. That is just stupid.
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Old 10-16-2014, 09:30 AM   #4
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The mods talked about the first guy and decided to move all of his posts into a single thread. I will talk to Nolan and see if we can get a new rule made about doing single for sale threads if you have a ton of stuff. It does get cluttered when people seperate things out and it is annoying.
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Yeah but the titles can only hold so much detail. If it is a ton of stuff, a few threads to separate it into drivetrain, suspension, etc would be useful.
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Yeah but the titles can only hold so much detail. If it is a ton of stuff, a few threads to separate it into drivetrain, suspension, etc would be useful.
This!

Multiple threads for a bunch of individual parts are super annoying but its nice to have them broken up into groups of parts so you can find what you're looking for a lot quicker.
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I hate this rule.
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How about a rule that you can only bump one of your for sale threads every 3 days instead of all fifty thousand.
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No bumps without a change in details like something sold or price drop?

Not sure if I like that rule or not but just throwing it out there?
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No bumps without a change in details like something sold or price drop?

Not sure if I like that rule or not but just throwing it out there?
No. Bumps help get your posts seen. I shouldn't have to drop my price just so more people will see my item for sale.
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How about a rule that you can only bump one of your for sale threads every 3 days instead of all fifty thousand.
i dont hate this rule.
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If you add a rule, keep it simple. As a moderator on another automotive forum, there were several rules added at once. I believe they were that members needed like 25 posts (but noobs could still post, they'd just get deleted), pictures with a sign with the members name/date was necessary, and I think there was a bumping rule. It got so tedious moderating the rules, that everyone got lazy and now it's more of a "is this thread legit or not".
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New "rule":

Try and be smart with your classified ads, you're not the only person selling stuff, and not everyone wants to buy your stuff.

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If it is a ton of stuff, a few threads to separate it into drivetrain, suspension, etc would be useful.
I'm fine with this.
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I think that's a decent rule:

No threads for individual little parts(that parts hard to enforce), and no bumping more than 3(?) classified ads a day.

Or something to that effect.
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so generous. Limit bumps to 3 a week total.
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Or just 3 open ads per person?

Want to open a 4th? Close one of the first 3.
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I'm not sure about the effort involved, but creating sub sections for different types of FS items might be useful when browsing and eliminating clutter. (ie Engine, Suspension, Electrical sections) Similar to our other sub-topic hierarchy in the general forum area.
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