Originally Posted by MisterGee
Seems kind of Draconian, no? I'm not a frequent seller here, so I guess it's not a huge deal for me, but it seems like mere protocol to answer a question asked by reply, as you did in this very thread.
Originally Posted by Nataku
It's the rule we decided on because it is fairest IMO. Whether or not you agree it is the rule, sorry.
Originally Posted by aleksandr
I don't sell very much, but I do buy from time to time. If I PM the seller I like to post "PM Sent" to bump his thread as a show of support as well. Is this not allowed?
It's allowed, but kind of lame IMO. We don't police it but sometimes it does look suspicious when someone's thread keeps coming up.
Originally Posted by ferguscan
I think the rules apply only to sellers bumping their own threads. I think buyers can do what they want. Stuart
Originally Posted by jreigen
I think it's very clear - as I understand it, the only reason to post a response in your own thread is for a price drop or to add items. Anything else can easily be accomplished via editing original post or PM. I'll be the first to admit I've done some of these before, but won't be doing them again.
Originally Posted by oneeightyseven
what if we cant edit the original post because its been too long?
Let me/Fok know and we will delete your original thread and you can make a new one.
Originally Posted by aj_del
I feel a free bump by the seller should be allowed after a certain period of time. Else the only option after he's done price dropping is to start a new thread for the same item. A seller should be able to get some new eyeballs on his stuff without having to infinitely price drop. I am not saying it should be allowed once per 24 hours but something like once per fortnight should be allowed IMO.
I pretty much agree that that would be fair, but as of now it would be way more work to police that than the current system.
Originally Posted by PocketCircle
There are two problems: 1) Sometimes the item is not sold for a few months and it's impossible to update the original thread. 2) Sometimes just after listing some new stuff, a few brainy people start 10 threads at the same time (one for each item they sell) and the new thread is out of the first page in just 10-15 minutes.
1. see above 2. The brainy people should be reported and the threads will be consolidated or deleted because that is against the rules.
Originally Posted by fibonacci
I agree, this is bad policy. If I have a question on an item but I see that someone has already asked it, I expect the answer to be replied so that it is public (and I can be informed of it by subscribing to the thread). If the OP PMs the asker, then I won't see it. If the OP just updates his original post, then I won't see it unless I go back to the thread. Therefore this policy does a disservice not only to sellers but to buyers as well.
Actually, it could be looked at the other way in that now the OP has more complete and relevant information, so viewers will be better informed. Either way, it is the way it is for reasons stated above.
Originally Posted by 1969
Has the entire system of "tagging" gone away, or is it just because I'm using Google Chrome? As a buyer it was great to look for tags (39R, Caruso, etc).
Originally Posted by ahjota
^^ Yes. J posted something a long while ago about the tags being a major factor in forum slowdown.
Yes, as soon as the Visa thing is over, I plan to move us to the newest 3.x version of the forum software (I don't like the template system or the look of 4.0 and who knows what bugs need fixing still) and vBulletin's internal tagging system will be implemented. So we are without tags for a few more weeks.