Posted Thu Mar 26, 2009, 6:51pm Subject: Re: Discussion thread for Buy, Sell and Trade forum rules
edit: i think i figured it out -- i didn't post my "full name"...could that be why? seems a bit harsh. i guess i should have read the revised faq but a "strike" seems a bit over the top. a friendly p/m or email would have sufficed imho.
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Posted Fri Mar 27, 2009, 1:01pm Subject: Re: Discussion thread for Buy, Sell and Trade forum rules
Mark, is there anyway to cut down on the chatter in the BST threads. Maybe I missed it.
The discussions I mean is when Fred comes on and suggests that it is over-priced; he bought one off _________ for $50 less 3 weeks ago, etc. Then the discussion ensues about whether or not this person is saving the potential buyer from the perils of the free market. The someone suggests that the 2nd poster is looking out for the CG community. Members then begin to side up with one or the other... Then the moderator asks for the noise to cease.
Dave, I agree that I'd like to see something done about the overall "chatter" that occurs.
It's not limited to "that's way too high". I've seen the "ooh, sweet deal on that machine" or the like. I guess my objection is that there's so many comments by people who have no real interest in the sale. I've personally seen bad "advice" being given to an item/price of an item.
Even if the comments on the price is allowed, there's so much other glop that comes in; anything from "I was looking at getting one of these too" to "I have one of these, does anyone know if I can add a (insert any given modification)?" Not that these aren't good conversations, but distracting from the actual thread isn't fair to the seller/buyer/trader IMO.
I would like to see a "no comment allowed that's not directly related to the sale" clause become in effect.
I did not delete the original, but If it's like the ad that is up right now, it may have been because your city is not listed (neither in the post nor on your profile). Please take care of that before some trigger-happy moderator deletes your BST post :-)
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