Well lets hope this is not removed from here as I honestly believe that it should be discussed, as for me and others this rule sits within a very grey area.
I had a for sale thread removed yesterday after someone decided it was his duty to point out that in his eyes only, I was bumping my thread without good reason.
Not only did I get a warning from the mods but I also had the thread removed, with me not being able to re-sell the item in question for 7 days.
Now I dont have a problewm with the "punishment" but I do have concerns over the way the rule is applied (and the fact that I was not aked to remove said posts, but just had the post removed entirely - but that is another conversation).
I posted the following within that particular thread...
pictures added, open to cash offers.
anyone interested if I got it unlocked?
Ok willing to trade this if anyone is interested? Another phone, one of those small laptops, games console, whatever. Offer away.
OK to clarify I can get this unlocked for £15 and debranded for an extra £7 if anyone wants it done before they buy it.
Ok, will accept £150 via Bank Transfer over the counter, or £160 unlocked and unbranded, again over the counter.
Ok so the first and third post could be seen as unnecessary, however the others are important information that could directly relate the the successful sale of the item in question.
The rule in question here states...
"(17) Continuous 'bumping' of threads to promote your sale without good reason, may result in deleted posts or threads. Please edit your last reply in the thread rather than 'bump' with new replies and a maximum of TWO BUMPS in total."
For those who just write in multiple bump's or some other tosh to bump their thread I can understand, but when it comes to information that relates to the sale of the item, surely there has to be some kind of consideration?
The rule goes on to state that you should edit your last reply in the thread or add into the original thread, but if your post is sitting on page 3 or whatever, how are people going to see said information unless they go looking for it?
Am I making sense here?
Yes rules are rules, but this one doesnt seem to benefit the seller (or potential buyers for that matter) in any way shape or form in its current state.
Anyone have any thoughts?