Missing detail in FS/FT rules, could do with clarification.
I made a thread to sell my TV a while ago. I got no response so i did the usual "Bump 1/2/3" like most people do, even though I'm not sure it actually bumps it up anywhere. I just do it because i noticed others do... :D (Does it?)
Then 7 days later i decided to re-list it for a lower price. Within the hour the thread was locked as my last comment ("Bump 3/3") had been made 5.5 days earlier, not 7. I thought the 7 day rule was to do with the original post time of the thread, not the last comment made. My mistake... no problem with that, so i re-read the rules.
But in the locked thread, the mod told me i had to wait 7 days to re-list. I PM'd for clarification as i wasn't sure whether they meant 7 days after the last comment in the 1st thread, or 7 days after my new thread which had been almost immediately locked anyway.
When i PM'd the mod, i said that it was almost 7 days since that last comment and could i post it one those 7 days were up (which was, at the time, about 36 hours away). The mod said "yes".
So i went ahead and re-posted the ad today, then it was locked by another mod who said that the 2nd thread being locked "restarts" the 7 day (imaginary) timer.
If i had been told this by the other mod, i would have gladly waited, as I'm not the type to try and take the p*** out of the rules. I appreciate this site and the fact that it helps me buy/sell stuff free of charge, unlike certain other sites.
If two mods think different things, then surely the rules are too vague in some areas. It should be stated somewhere that a violation of the 7 day re -list rule "restarts" your 7 day allowance timer for re-listing that item. I just got an infraction because i was told two different things by the mods.
Just a suggestion, so that nobody else gets their time wasted with all this "timer restart" annoyance due to crossed-wires and vague wording/details in the rules.