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Old 03-05-2014, 08:52 AM
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Default Required template to use for all marketplace listings

All Listings will follow the templates below or will be locked/removed without notice.

Location State must be in the thread title (NOT the subtitle). This rule is because viewing this forum in the IB app or on mobile devices doesn't show the secondary title line.

TITLE EXAMPLES:

"CA - Garage Sale - seats, exhaust, misc" - You may include your screen name in the Garage Sale threads
"MI - greddy exhaust"
(Please note you DO NOT have to list every item to you have for sale in the title)

RULE #1

New Format of Selling:
(Copy and paste in the EXACT same order)

FS: ***This info should be at the top of the thread before pictures***

Thread Title Example: "CA - Garage Sale - seats, exhaust, misc" / "MI - greddy exhaust"

First Post Must contain the following information
First Name: <---- Leave this out, Automatic Lock
Price: (Firm/OBO) <---- Leave this out, Automatic Lock. Bogus Price, Automatic Lock. No Price, Make me an offer..Automatic Lock
Location: City, State <---- Leave this out, Automatic Lock
Contact: Email? PM? Phone? <---- Leave this out, Automatic Lock

(copy and paste above)


For WTT:

Items you have to trade:
Items you want: <---- Leave this out, Automatic Lock
Location: <---- Leave this out, Automatic Lock
Contact: Email? PM? Phone? <---- Leave this out, Automatic Lock

(copy and paste EXACTLY above)

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RULE #2

If you are selling MULTIPLE items.. Please make a "GARAGE SALE" thread

Proper way: "CA - Garage Sale - seats, exhaust, misc"

This is much easier, less threads, and people will click more to see your new updates out of curiosity.
You may also post your screen name in the title - "speedy bob - Garage Sale thread" for example.
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RULE #3

***YOU MAY NOT TYPE IN ALL CAPS.. ONLY 1 WORD CAN BE IN CAPS TO HIGHLIGHT WHAT YOU NEED TO SAY OR SELL. TYPING IN ALL CAPS CAN BE VERY VERY VERY VERY ANNOYING AS YOU CAN SEE. (AUTOMATIC LOCK)

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RULE #4

#2 You may not use ANY "******FS*****, *&&^^LOOK HERE&^%$$ (In the main TOPIC TITLE)

No " [email protected]#$%^&*()" or any characters on the MAIN TOPIC LINE. (AUTOMATIC LOCK)
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RULE #5
Pictures are required for all listings (some exceptions to this) and include a piece of paper with your screen name and date.

We will start locking threads, if its not in this format. This will make it a lot easier for buyers to identify.

Complete Marketplace Rules are here - https://www.s2ki.com/s2000/topic/457...fore-you-post/
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:04 PM
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I have got to say that this rule is the hardest one to understand

Location City/State must be in the thread title, the first title line. This rule is because viewing this forum in the IB app or on mobile devices doesn't show the secondary title line.

This makes the title too long, obscures what is actual for sale and makes it hard on the eyes.

Can we not just enforce the existing rules to put this same data in the first post?
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:17 AM
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No the location must be in the thread title. Generally if there is multiple things for sale the title should just read garage sale with maybe a few items called out. You don't need to list EVERY item that is for sale in the topic. The location in the title is also an easy way for us to see if the rules have been followed.
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:42 AM
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I dont understand why we need to include the city state in the title either, it has worked fine for the past years. To me this is just an added unnecessary subject for the moderators to moderate and enforce (i.e. "Its just an easy way to see if the rules are followed"). If I was looking for something local I would go to a regional forum I thought that is what they are for anyways? Otherwise its great info in the thread post that doesn't really matter much because 99% of the items I and probably most sell and buy get shipped. And the FS forum doesn't move as fast as it has in past years. I personally find it a waste of space and useless to me in the title and causing it to me cumbersome browsing through the forum shopping. Im sure a valid reason exists for this change like everything else.
I don't normally post in these topics but most of you on here know that Ive spent the past 11 years or so doing business in the For Sale forum even if I don't post in other threads as much. This caught me off guard the other day about this change.
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:22 AM
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Update. State abbreviation only in the thread title, not city & state.

CA = California

AL = Alabama

TN = Tennessee


Etc....
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Just a thought......

People just never seem to lock their threads, either because their lazy, they don't know how or they forget about their own FS thread.

What is FS threads auto-locked after say 45 days until the seller either replied or unlocked the thread?

I know, the software won't support it but it's a thought.
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:17 AM
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Do you even look for corrections?
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Yes we look for corrections however if it isn't done within a reasonable amount of time (generally leave it for 24 hours or longer) then the thread gets removed. Also if a thread is just completely lacking most of all info it gets dumped as spam. IE "I gotz some SwEET Volcs you interested PM me" that gets deleted.

Further if some simple is missing we will usually just edit it ourselves and move on. For example many forget to put the state in the title so we will just edit it for the poster as long as the rest of the template is there.
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A lot of this clutters up the thread title with unnecessary information. If I'm not in a regional sale forum, then I don't care where the item is located. Likewise, if someone has multiple items for sale, I don't need them to type "Garage Sale" in the title, they can just list the items and put "etc" at the end if they have more, there's no need to make a rule for it. I really don't need to see their screen name in the title either, it's pretty obvious as to who the thread starter is.
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Quick question, how many posts, so I can put something up for sale?
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