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Changes to the Sell/Buy/Trade Classifieds
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Guth Offline
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Portland, OR
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Post: #1
Changes to the Sell/Buy/Trade Classifieds
Hi All,

After talking things over with The ferret, some changes have been made to the classifieds section.

It is permissible to advertise bikes other than the CB1100 and other goods that pertain to motorcycling. But only motorcycles or motorcycling related items are allowed, no exceptions.

Only members with a minimum of 25 posts and who have been registered for at least 2 weeks will be allowed to post items to sell, purchase or trade.

The classifieds were put in place as a benefit to members (only members can view the classifieds). If you decide to make use of this section and post an ad, please let a moderator (The ferret or myself) know when an item has sold or been obtained so that we can remove your thread (ad). I realize that it's easy to overlook this, but it would really help cut down on the clutter.

Going forward, ads that are older than 60 days will be removed.

Full rules for the classifieds are posted in that section.

I think that covers it.

Thanks,
Guth

2013 CB1100: Placed deposit on Nov. 12, 2012; Received delivery on April 5, 2013.
04-23-2015 11:56 PM
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HikerToo Offline
Road Warrior

Delaware
Posts: 1,519
Joined: May 2013
Post: #2
RE: Changes to the Sell/Buy/Trade Classifieds
sounds fair, thanks.
04-24-2015 05:24 AM
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Rocky Offline
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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Post: #3
RE: Changes to the Sell/Buy/Trade Classifieds
Sounds good to me Thumbs Up

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04-24-2015 06:40 AM
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The ferret Online
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Ohio
Posts: 18,201
Joined: Apr 2013
Post: #4
RE: Changes to the Sell/Buy/Trade Classifieds
I felt the changes were necessitated by the growth in membership. We have a lot more people using the classifieds now than we did when we were just a fledgling forum. I actually don't go to the classifieds much but when asked about a rule the other day I had to go re-read them and saw that there were 11 pages of ads dating back to June of 2013. That's almost 2 years.... hence the new 60 day limit on ads. If it hasn't sold in two months, it's probably not going to. This will hopefully also lessen those " is this item still available" posts on ads that are real old. Another thing I noticed is some people have joined for the sole reason of advertising something for sale. I thought this was wrong for several reasons, hence the new 25 post and two week limit before placing an ad. We want the members to at least have some kind of feel for who they are dealing with.

The classifieds are for the benefit of our forum members, and not the public at large. Placing an ad is free, there are no commissions to the site, all we ask is that the items you place for sale or trade or want, be CB 1100 or at least motorcycle gear/items related, in keeping with the spirit of the site, and let us know when we can take the ad down. Pretty reasonable requests I would think.

I will be cleaning out the older stuff starting today.

.
2014 DLX and 2006 ST 1300
"a good chunk of life's problems can be solved by going for a ride"...Guth ..... "daily" ...Ferret
(This post was last modified: 04-24-2015 07:45 AM by The ferret.)
04-24-2015 07:28 AM
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ClassicVW Offline
High Mileage

New Jersey, USA
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Joined: Aug 2014
Post: #5
RE: Changes to the Sell/Buy/Trade Classifieds
50 posts? I don't know about 'most forums' requiring that many. Sounds higher than I'm used to seeing.

I agree with the guys that the 25 posts requirement is most likely enough to stop a new member from joining just to drop a couple ads and run. And anyway, we can protect ourselves by exercising due caution in considering buying from newcomers.

--George
"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day that you find out why" -- Mark Twain
04-24-2015 02:46 PM
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EmptySea Offline
Been There

Chicagoland, USA
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Joined: Jun 2013
Post: #6
RE: Changes to the Sell/Buy/Trade Classifieds
It all sounds good to me. Thanks Ferret and Guthrie for staying on top of this sort of stuff.

MTC


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2013 CB1100 abs
04-24-2015 04:27 PM
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Teamwalker Offline
1st Service Completed

Virginia
Posts: 125
Joined: Feb 2015
Post: #7
RE: Changes to the Sell/Buy/Trade Classifieds
Sounds very fair to me. Thanks for your efforts.

TeamWalker
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2014 CB1100 STANDARD #392

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04-24-2015 06:36 PM
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Elipten Offline
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San Antonio, TX
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Post: #8
Changes to the Sell/Buy/Trade Classifieds
Reasonable


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04-24-2015 08:57 PM
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Redbird Offline
1st Service Completed

Lyons. CO USA
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RE: Changes to the Sell/Buy/Trade Classifieds
:)Ok guys, I'm posting this 1) because it sounds reasonable and 2) to increase my post count so I can get to 25.Smile
04-25-2015 10:00 PM
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Randy B Offline
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San Jose CA
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Post: #10
RE: Changes to the Sell/Buy/Trade Classifieds
Still gotta wait two weeks. Wink
04-26-2015 01:24 AM
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