Originally Posted by m@T
ya, I agree with that actually. We have enough trouble getting people to read the rules as it is, but I will add that to the B&S rules....Feel free to report it when you see it. Makes a bit of extra work for us (the joys of keeping B&S clean), and we will just delete the "sold" post, close the thread and it drops back to wherever it belonged (just like any other bump)
Lucky I happened to spot this.
While I agree with it in principle I have some reservations on how it's going to work in practice.
Already a small minority of sellers split items up into multiple sales threads to increase their "advertising space" on the front page. I combine all my items into a single thread which has much less "space" impact. I would have thought it's nicer to have an occasional "sold" bump on a single thread of many items rather having sellers split up their items across many different threads, just to create more of an impact as I can definitely see happening.
The fundamental problem is that not everyone "plays nice" in B&S, which leads bump/advertising arms races...
... anyway, will do my best to abide by this new rule.