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    Why do we have to wait?

    Why do we have to wait seven days from the time a thread expires before we are allowed to list items for sale again?

    I'm sure there is a good reason, but what is it?

    23 Comments

    to stop fs/ft been flooded with the same items over and over again

    Original Poster

    lil_tiger;7957005

    to stop fs/ft been flooded with the same items over and over again



    I could understand that if there was no limit on bumping, but everytime I have listed something it has vanished to the 2nd or 3rd page within hours and is never seen, with so few bumps it takes hopefulness to sell anything. :?

    and of course there is the timewasters and I have had two recently pledging to buy and then never getting in touch to pay once I pm them :x

    it is in place to stop misc being filled with how much is my item worth threads. which were acting as adverts for sellers items before then being listed in fs/ft.

    Banned

    because some people, would post a thread, bump it 3 times within a day, lock it up, repost and do the same thing all over again, and again, and again

    dems da rules

    Original Poster

    ants97;7958064

    it is in place to stop misc being filled with how much is my item worth … it is in place to stop misc being filled with how much is my item worth threads. which were acting as adverts for sellers items before then being listed in fs/ft.



    Well this i can completely understand and agree with, darn annoying yes

    sassie;7958069

    because some people, would post a thread, bump it 3 times within a day, … because some people, would post a thread, bump it 3 times within a day, lock it up, repost and do the same thing all over again, and again, and again



    I was bumping mine once a day only to see it vanish within hours each time, and then having to wait seven days to try again seems a tad harsh.

    numptyj;7958078

    dems da rules



    ;-)

    Banned

    DrapedINDarkness;7958191

    I was bumping mine once a day only to see it vanish within hours each … I was bumping mine once a day only to see it vanish within hours each time, and then having to wait seven days to try again seems a tad harsh.



    if there was no rule on bumps people would be bumping their thread as soon as it dropped off the front page, if you can relist as soon as locked, then there would be little point in having the bumps rule, round in circles really

    sassie;7958069

    because some people, would post a thread, bump it 3 times within a day, … because some people, would post a thread, bump it 3 times within a day, lock it up, repost and do the same thing all over again, and again, and again



    This.

    And the rules are to old for the forums uses now, thought the new system would replace the old but has turned into a waste of time.

    Banned

    Adam2050;7958209

    This.And the rules are to old for the forums uses now, thought the new … This.And the rules are to old for the forums uses now, thought the new system would replace the old but has turned into a waste of time.



    there are some members who do this every day, agree with different threads, but they always have i dont know how many threads running, use 3 bumps a day then lock, then list another thread with different items, and do the same, etc,etc so when they bump their thread you are talking about one bump on each thread usually taking over the front page, same again with their locks

    sassie;7958227

    there are some members who do this every day, agree with different … there are some members who do this every day, agree with different threads, but they always have i dont know how many threads running, use 3 bumps a day then lock, then list another thread with different items, and do the same, etc,etc so when they bump their thread you are talking about one bump on each thread usually taking over the front page, same again with their locks



    Yep that's because the system is to small for the users using it. If they just changed the forum space to a list format, and made bumps viable every day it would sort everything out.

    - Only one active thread per listing section
    - Two bumps daily after how many hours passed
    - Various subsections.

    No ones being unfairly treated like the above, where it happens all the time and mods can't do anything because the rules are to old.

    Original Poster

    sassie;7958208

    if there was no rule on bumps people would be bumping their thread as … if there was no rule on bumps people would be bumping their thread as soon as it dropped off the front page, if you can relist as soon as locked, then there would be little point in having the bumps rule, round in circles really



    sassie;7958227

    there are some members who do this every day, agree with different … there are some members who do this every day, agree with different threads, but they always have i dont know how many threads running, use 3 bumps a day then lock, then list another thread with different items, and do the same, etc,etc so when they bump their thread you are talking about one bump on each thread usually taking over the front page, same again with their locks



    So it's the selfish members who are ruining it for everyone else then :whistling:

    Nah it's cool, just want to clear the stuff out, only another two days to wait and we begin again, thanks to all who answered :thumbsup:

    Banned

    DrapedINDarkness;7958298

    So it's the selfish members who are ruining it for everyone else then … So it's the selfish members who are ruining it for everyone else then :whistling:Nah it's cool, just want to clear the stuff out, only another two days to wait and we begin again, thanks to all who answered :thumbsup:



    i wouldnt say selfish really, there are now thousands of users on there, so it only takes a few to bump their threads and your on page 2, add that to lock downs and your on page 3 five minutes after your bump

    BUMPS are no good in the forum format.

    Original Poster

    sassie;7958350

    i wouldnt say selfish really, there are now thousands of users on there, … i wouldnt say selfish really, there are now thousands of users on there, so it only takes a few to bump their threads and your on page 2, add that to lock downs and your on page 3 five minutes after your bump



    I must confess ignorance here, what is a lock down?

    Banned

    DrapedINDarkness;7958408

    I must confess ignorance here, what is a lock down?



    when your thread gets locked by a mod, they post in thread to say thread locked and noone else can then post in it, if you didnt know this then you havent locked your thread and cannot relist, you have to wait a full 7 days from a mod locking it

    Original Poster

    sassie;7958426

    when your thread gets locked by a mod, they post in thread to say thread … when your thread gets locked by a mod, they post in thread to say thread locked and noone else can then post in it, if you didnt know this then you havent locked your thread and cannot relist, you have to wait a full 7 days from a mod locking it



    Sorry I always saw that as expired, now i know its actually locked down, thankee :thumbsup:

    Banned

    DrapedINDarkness;7958473

    Sorry I always saw that as expired, now i know its actually locked down, … Sorry I always saw that as expired, now i know its actually locked down, thankee :thumbsup:



    yes two different things, if your item is sold you can expire your thread and leave it like that untill you are happy they have received their item etc,etc and then report for a lock, most do this if everything in thread has been sold, but say two things have sold out of 7, some lock up straight away because they want the 7 days to be over to relist the other 5 items, its entirely up to you how you do it, but you cannot relist something until the thread has been locked for a full 7 days, and after locking you cannot offer it in a wanted thread either for a full 7 days

    Original Poster

    sassie;7958518

    yes two different things, if your item is sold you can expire your thread … yes two different things, if your item is sold you can expire your thread and leave it like that untill you are happy they have received their item etc,etc and then report for a lock, most do this if everything in thread has been sold, but say two things have sold out of 7, some lock up straight away because they want the 7 days to be over to relist the other 5 items, its entirely up to you how you do it, but you cannot relist something until the thread has been locked for a full 7 days, and after locking you cannot offer it in a wanted thread either for a full 7 days



    Cool, a nice and clear explanation, yer a star:thumbsup:

    Some things just don't sell here. I wish it was different but it isn't. Pay the fees and go to ebay.

    Original Poster

    electriclinux;7958594

    Some things just don't sell here. I wish it was different but it isn't. … Some things just don't sell here. I wish it was different but it isn't. Pay the fees and go to ebay.



    Not a chance in hades lol, eBay is just too much of a rip off now, pay them and then paypal fees too, no thanks.
    No real guarantee of selling on eBay either and it still costs money, BOOOOO
    I'm happy enough with waiting seven days each time :-D

    DrapedINDarkness;7958640

    Not a chance in hades lol, eBay is just too much of a rip off now, pay … Not a chance in hades lol, eBay is just too much of a rip off now, pay them and then paypal fees too, no thanks.I'm happy enough with waiting seven days each time :-D



    List of things that don't sell here:
    1. Archos 605 wifi
    2. Solio
    3. Anything specialized
    4. Certain clothes

    Adam2050;7958281

    Yep that's because the system is to small for the users using it. If they … Yep that's because the system is to small for the users using it. If they just changed the forum space to a list format, and made bumps viable every day it would sort everything out. - Only one active thread per listing section- Two bumps daily after how many hours passed- Various subsections.No ones being unfairly treated like the above, where it happens all the time and mods can't do anything because the rules are to old.



    totally agree 3 implementations that would work and stop my pet peeve of 15 threads per user full of clothes.

    Original Poster

    electriclinux;7958668

    List of things that don't sell here:1. Archos 605 wifi2. Solio3. Anything … List of things that don't sell here:1. Archos 605 wifi2. Solio3. Anything specialized4. Certain clothes



    I'm just a DVD seller, nothing to special for me :thumbsup:
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