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im so confused with all the rules on this site i'm not entirely sure what i can say in reference to another post i have - but when i search for the keyword in it in the search bar thing to the top rig…
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
im so confused with all the rules on this site i'm not entirely sure what i can say in reference to another post i have - but when i search for the keyword in it in the search bar thing to the top right, it comes up with lots of other things but not my post - so i was wondering how would people see it if it doesn't come up in searches? if other similar things that are over a week old come up but mine doesn't? but then im not allowed to start a new post about it but how doesn't it show when you search for what it actually is? (this probably doesn;t make much sense but hopefully someone can give me a hand as it's the first thing i've listed - anyone with any info post of pm me please!)
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#2
Click on your user name to "see more posts by"
There are loads of ways though !
#3
yes i know i can look but i mean in general if someone is looking to buy something like what i have for sale and does a general search via the search bar - it doesn;t come up at all - so how are people meant to know i have one for sale short of me knocking on their doors and going "excuse me please come look at my...." if you know what i mean! basically on ebay (which i try not to sell on as they charge extortionate amounts for stuff these days) it would come up with a search for the word but here it has vanished into nothing but searchable via my name!
#4
babybutton
yes i know i can look but i mean in general if someone is looking to buy something like what i have for sale and does a general search via the search bar - it doesn;t come up at all - so how are people meant to know i have one for sale short of me knocking on their doors and going "excuse me please come look at my...." if you know what i mean! basically on ebay (which i try not to sell on as they charge extortionate amounts for stuff these days) it would come up with a search for the word but here it has vanished into nothing but searchable via my name!

The only way people can see what you have for sale is by either clicking on for sale forum or indeed clicking on your avatar. This thread may help promote yourself though :thumbsup:
#5
darren9030
The only way people can see what you have for sale is by either clicking on for sale forum or indeed clicking on your avatar. This thread may help promote yourself though :thumbsup:


but then i'm led to two questions:
1) am i allowed to mention said item without getting into trouble and
2) how can i search for things through the bar at the top right and put in the word and see other peoples things for sale that are the same by searching for it but i can't with mine? - aaaargh im so confused!!!!!

oh and is cross promotion allowed - like can i start a post and say "go look at my..." tomorrow and one the next day etc or will that get me banned - and if someone has a post saying oooh look at my... - can i then post "oooh i have one of those for sale too - go look at mine?" and are you allowed to mention them in general peoples posts? i read rules but can't make head nor tale of what i actually can and can't do! where do moderators loiter?.....
1 Like #6
Your thread does come put when you search one of the keywords in the top right

You've included the tags "psp" and "1003" searching 1003 brings it up on the top of the second results page.

There's not much you can do to bring it to the top, either include more tags or just use on of your 3 bumps to bring your thread to the top of the FS FT forum.

However on a side note I think to get any interest you will need to seriously reconsider your asking price.
1 Like #7
babybutton
but then i'm led to two questions:
1) am i allowed to mention said item without getting into trouble and
2) how can i search for things through the bar at the top right and put in the word and see other peoples things for sale that are the same by searching for it but i can't with mine? - aaaargh im so confused!!!!!

oh and is cross promotion allowed - like can i start a post and say "go look at my..." tomorrow and one the next day etc or will that get me banned - and if someone has a post saying oooh look at my... - can i then post "oooh i have one of those for sale too - go look at mine?" and are you allowed to mention them in general peoples posts? i read rules but can't make head nor tale of what i actually can and can't do! where do moderators loiter?.....

To be honest i don't know . Agree that search bar is rubbish & throws up everything but what you want. Best thing to do is 'bump' this thread in the morning when a mod is online :)
#8
yeah i read that you had to put a price you would deffinately accept and seeing as it's got games etc with it i thought start where you're happy to accept (as per conditions on here) as you can always work down! i searched psp and couldn't find it anywhere - but found expired posts and things so wasn;t entirely sure. but thanks for letting me know about the 1003 search - hadn;t even looked at that bit!
got any advice on a more reasonable price then? it's going to cost a fair bit to package safely and send but people are asking about 75 for the psps without the games and bits - ebay's easier as you just put it on and people bid up, it's much more difficult to gauge what price you should be selling it for - i like it being out of my hands, much less to think about!
#9
Never use that yellow search box it is rubbish, click 'Advanced' to the right then enter the search it orders by date and is much more useful.
#10
This thread is becoming a "Pimp my sale", and will end up with the thread being asked about locked.
If you are not sure how it works, it's best not to use the "for Sale/Trade" forum babybuton. Watch it for a while, and learn that way.

RedIron


There's not much you can do to bring it to the top, either include more tags or just use on of your 3 bumps to bring your thread to the top of the FS FT forum.


Tags are not searched by the search function.
#11
junfire
Never use that yellow search box it is rubbish, click 'Advanced' to the right then enter the search it orders by date and is much more useful.


oooooooh!!!!! never knew that - off to search for it again............ :w00t:
#12
babybutton;5255031

oh and is cross promotion allowed - like can i start a post and say "go look at my..." tomorrow and one the next day etc or will that get me banned - and if someone has a post saying oooh look at my... - can i then post "oooh i have one of those for sale too - go look at mine?" and are you allowed to mention them in general peoples posts? i read rules but can't make head nor tale of what i actually can and can't do! where do moderators loiter?.....


You can't start any more threads on that PSP whilst it is still for sale or in the week after you close the thread. Even this thread could be seen as promoting it.

You can offer your PSP for trade in another thread for instance if I had a mobile phone for sale and I said I was open to offers on trades you could say post a link to your thread asking if I was interested in trading that. You can't just post the link to it in any random thread or even at all if you're not interested in trading for the items they have.

You cannot go on someone elses thread who is selling a PSP and say I have one for sale too as that would be classed as thread spoiling. If however they sell their PSP and there was another interested buyer you could then say I have one for sale here if you're still after a PSP.

You get three bumps so you could go onto your thread now and just reply to your own thread to bring it to the top of the page to get more interest. The mods are very specific with what is classed as bump now and basically any time you use a reply that wasn't necessary that is classed as a bump. So for instance if I had two unanswered questions on my thread I would have to answer them both in the same post rather than answering each in it's own post otherwise one would be classed as an unnecessary post and thus a bump. Lowering your price or posting pictures and alerting everyone of the fact that you've just done that would also class as a bump.

Confusing I know but you'll get the hang eventually.
1 Like #13
can i just quickly say thankyou to everyone who is helping me out here - what a friendly bunch you are and sorry for being a total nOOb.
while this is technically a bump as it isn't necessary, does an edit count as a bump? or would an edit not effect anything to do with a post? ok im really starting to annoy myself with the amount of questions im asking now......
1 Like #14
babybutton;5255079
can i just quickly say thankyou to everyone who is helping me out here - what a friendly bunch you are and sorry for being a total nOOb.
while this is technically a bump as it isn't necessary, does an edit count as a bump? or would an edit not effect anything to do with a post? ok im really starting to annoy myself with the amount of questions im asking now......


No an edit doesn't count as a bump as it doesn't bring the thread to the top of the page.

Edit to your hearts content

Also bumps only count when you're selling / trading something. So if I started a random thread in misc about cats I could bump that as much as I wanted too.
#15
RedIron

Also bumps only count when you're selling / trading something. So if I started a random thread in misc about cats I could bump that as much as I wanted too.


wow - but would it be spamming if i went on a mad rant about how wonderful pandas were or something like that - or are there no crazy police on here? i quite like the idea of the misc section..... when i'm more awake tomorrow i might go play with the crazy people then - will be more fun than this whole trying to sell things with rules business!!! well thanks again xx
(oh and how do i have smileys on here but not when im posting a reply on someone elses post? )
#16
babybutton;5255119
wow - but would it be spamming if i went on a mad rant about how wonderful pandas were or something like that - or are there no crazy police on here? i quite like the idea of the misc section..... when i'm more awake tomorrow i might go play with the crazy people then - will be more fun than this whole trying to sell things with rules business!!! well thanks again xx
(oh and how do i have smileys on here but not when im posting a reply on someone elses post? )


You can't use smilies on here :whistling:

You can really just click go advanced (here) or click quote (here) and all the smilies should be on the right (here) just click one of them and it will put it in. You just can't use them in the first post, in fact you can't really do anything in the first post.

The members are the main mods as if there's anything they don't like they'll spam it until it disappears or report it to a real mod for them to delete it or both! It's generally not too bad though, it seems that anything goes in the misc now (begging for friends on facebook as a prime example) but it's mainly just questions.

You can tell us all about Pandas if you like but I wouldn't read it.

http://www.bensonassoc.com/pct/hideme/dancing.gif
#17
aaaaaaaaaargh - it's a dancing panda - i so have to have one - but im pretty sure thats waaaay too complicated for me to get the hang of.... im having difficulty grasping a) rules, 2) smilies and iii) everything else . oh the smilies have gone again - so if im just replying to a message with the "post reply" very boring grey button with a serious lack of dancing pandas, then why is the smilies menu not there - but when you click on quote etc they are - i take it i have to go to advanced ..... :w00t: oooh it even took my message across for me - ignore what i just typed - i found em!!
#18
babybutton;5255148
aaaaaaaaaargh - it's a dancing panda - i so have to have one - but im pretty sure thats waaaay too complicated for me to get the hang of.... im having difficulty grasping a) rules, 2) smilies and iii) everything else . oh the smilies have gone again - so if im just replying to a message with the "post reply" very boring grey button with a serious lack of dancing pandas, then why is the smilies menu not there - but when you click on quote etc they are - i take it i have to go to advanced ..... :w00t: oooh it even took my message across for me - ignore what i just typed - i found em!!


Yeah that's right

The dancing panda was just a random picture from google, to do that you need to find the url of the picture;

Find your picture, for example we'll use the HUKD logo in the top left, using firefox

Right click it, choose properties and then copy the location

Then click this http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/images/editor/insertimage.gif(you have to be in the advanced post the same as when you're doing a smily) and paste the location in

In Internet explorer right click it, choose properties and then copy the address (url) and then follow the second step as above.

Moving pcitures are gifs, you post them in exactly the same way but they're a bit harder to find. This website has loads just search for what you want on there and when you see the moving picture you like follow the steps above.

http://bestanimations.com/animals/mammals/Dogs/Dog-04-june.gif
#19
say what.......... ok i'm following but if it goes wrong it's totally your fault!!! http://images.neopets.com/items/mall_gashapon_rainyday.gif

drum roll........ tada
#20
That's working :thumbsup:
#21
omg!!!! it worked - wow!!!!! this is so going to be my new addiction.......... wow!!!! yey and more yey! thanks again - wooooo http://images.neopets.com/images/buddy/aim_cybunnybaby_paci.gif
#22
What have I started :p

I think that's everything sorted for you now anyway, any more snags just ask and i'm sure someone will help you :thumbsup:
#23
RedIron
What have I started :p

I think that's everything sorted for you now anyway, any more snags just ask and i'm sure someone will help you :thumbsup:


*cough**cough*
#24
http://images.neopets.com/images/buddy/aim_grundo_mallow.gif does this ever get boring? http://images.neopets.com/images/buddy/aim_magic_supernova.gif or is there a limit to how many you can have in ine post?
http://images.neopets.com/images/buddy/aim_meteors_falling.gif heh heh heh http://images.neopets.com/images/buddy/aim_ppp_aboogala.gif well its half 2 and i'd best be off to bed - i really cant thank you enough for your help - i've got little cartoony moving thingys - wow!!! i didnt think tonight would be so eventful! xxx
#25
BlondeBella;5255181
*cough**cough*


:oops:

How are you?

babybutton;5255183
does this ever get boring? or is there a limit to how many you can have in ine post?
heh heh heh well its half 2 and i'd best be off to bed - i really cant thank you enough for your help - i've got little cartoony moving thingys - wow!!! i didnt think tonight would be so eventful! xxx


There is a limit of 5 per post and that includes smilies (so 2 pictures & 3 smilies or any other combination max)

Goodnight :thumbsup:
#26
RedIron
:oops:

How are you?


feeling ditched now thanks:p
#27
BlondeBella;5255190
feeling ditched now thanks:p


I got a bit carried away helping out lol

I'm too nice you see :-D
#28
RedIron
I got a bit carried away helping out lol

I'm too nice you see :-D


yeah its fine i no where im not wanted :giggle:
#29
babybutton
can i just quickly say thankyou to everyone who is helping me out here - what a friendly bunch you are and sorry for being a total nOOb.
while this is technically a bump as it isn't necessary, does an edit count as a bump? or would an edit not effect anything to do with a post? ok im really starting to annoy myself with the amount of questions im asking now......


If you are in the For Sale/Trade forum. It is unwise to edit a post.
#30
thesaint
If you are in the For Sale/Trade forum. It is unwise to edit a post.


oooh why?

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