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Old 1st September 2006, 09:20 PM   #1
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You've probably heard this complaint before, but...

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Can we start closing threads in the "For Sale"
section? I have listed below some of the original
posting dates of threads currently displayed on the
FIRST PAGE of the For Sale section.

06-13-2005

11-19-2003

01-28-2006

08-29-2004

03-05-2006

11-24-2002

07-27-2004

I haven't done a lot of research, but it loooks like
people are responding to threads and they dont
realize that they are YEARS old.

End of Rant.

-herm

P.S. Begin mini rant:

YES, I SEARCHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

End mini rant.

Wow, such anger and hatred from me today.
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Old 1st September 2006, 09:24 PM   #2
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Hi herm,
Might be a good idea to put a button the thread starter can use to close the thread when he's done.

How else are we going to know with going through each one?

-Chris
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Old 1st September 2006, 10:02 PM   #3
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Hey, I just complain, i don't come up with solutions!

I like the button idea.

In addition:

How about an automatic expiration date? If it hasn't sold in
X number of months, it gets closed auomatically.

If the seller is still motivated, he can re-list or re-open the
thread for another X months.

(My reccomendation for X is about 3 months, but maybe
someone else can chime in)

Another solution would be the ues of a cattle prod on anyone
who doesn't behave the way I think they should...

It's great being arrogant!

Thanks for listening, Chris.

-herm
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Old 1st September 2006, 10:52 PM   #4
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Hey Herm,
I was hoping someone else would drift by and comment as well.

-Chris
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Old 2nd September 2006, 02:43 AM   #5
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Default OLD POSTS in general...

Quote:
Originally posted by anatech
Hey Herm,
I was hoping someone else would drift by and comment as well.

-Chris
It would be good if it was more obvious about the date of the thread in general. Something about the current ergonomics that allows people to do this over and over again. Not just "for Sale" threads. "It happens a lot...enough that I would comment on it."

As far as I understand, the entire "joint" is being redesigned so now is definitely the time to squawk yer problems. If you become the squeak, you will get the grease! ...or so it has been said.

Cheers,

Shawn.
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Old 2nd September 2006, 02:42 PM   #6
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Hi Shawn,
Our poor web master is about tapped out. Yes there will be changes and adaptations to new software.

-Chris
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Old 2nd September 2006, 04:22 PM   #7
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If a thread starter could delete his own thread, especially with a really stupid question, then we would all miss the good sarcasm and foul replies.

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I vote we close all threads.

(and I missed the one millionth post mark, but that has got nothing to do with it. Honestly !)

(btw: Herm reminds me of that Johnny Olson cartoon, what was the name again ? Aah, sentimental journeys)
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Old 4th September 2006, 06:53 AM   #9
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(btw: Herm reminds me of that Johnny Olson cartoon)
I finally found the cartoon you are referring to. Too Funny!
I wish I could find more online.
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