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    Rule Change - Bumping

    To smooth thing out, so to speak, in the FS/WTB sub-forum, the following has been added to "da Rules":

    "Bumping" FS/WTB threads (making any post to a thread for the sole purpose of bringing it to the top of the activity-based thread index) should not be done more than once per week in any individual thread. Threads that are bumped too frequently may be locked at the discretion of the moderators. Repeat offenders may lose access to the For-Sale/Wanted forum.

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    Re: Rule Change - Bumping

    Thank you! Let's hope that cuts down the clutter.

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    Re: Rule Change - Bumping

    And to think -- I've been bumping once a year, or so.
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    Re: Rule Change - Bumping

    I assume this refers to bumping by the OP as sometimes threads are "bumped" by well-intentioned forum members.

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    Re: Rule Change - Bumping

    Quote Originally Posted by Will Whitaker View Post
    I assume this refers to bumping by the OP as sometimes threads are "bumped" by well-intentioned forum members.
    That's right.

    Original posters will no longer be allowed to bump their For Sale threads every day.

    Also, they will no longer be allowed to add gratuitous comments which amount to the same thing. As the old saying goes, "A bump disguised, is still a bump"

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    Re: Rule Change - Bumping

    What constitutes gratuitous comments?

    What if you are adding pictures? What if someone asks a question or requests additional photos (by PM)?
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    Re: Rule Change - Bumping

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Lee View Post
    That's right.

    Original posters will no longer be allowed to bump their For Sale threads every day.

    Also, they will no longer be allowed to add gratuitous comments which amount to the same thing. As the old saying goes, "A bump disguised, is still a bump"
    Amen!

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    Re: Rule Change - Bumping

    Quote Originally Posted by Corran View Post
    What constitutes gratuitous comments?

    What if you are adding pictures? What if someone asks a question or requests additional photos (by PM)?
    This use to be done by PM so to not unfairly allow one sell to stay at the top of the 1st page for days. we use to PM questions so to not make a discussion thread out of a FS post.

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    Re: Rule Change - Bumping

    Quote Originally Posted by Corran View Post
    What constitutes gratuitous comments?

    What if you are adding pictures? What if someone asks a question or requests additional photos (by PM)?
    Use your best judgment, knowing that you are being watched

    Adding pictures is certainly reasonable, as is answering a legitimate question. If someone starts to add one picture a day, we know they're just bumping. If someone gets their friend to ask a trivial question every day, that too will become obvious.

    If you have a question about a piece of equipment that you feel would be of interest to others, ask it as a post. If you want to negotiate, it's better for all concerned if you take that offline.

    The important thing is to remove the clutter. If you generate less clutter, an interested party will find your item more easily and forum members won't grow to dislike you.

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    Re: Rule Change - Bumping

    It seems to me the Classifieds is getting really cluttered just from the sheer amount of threads. It's too bad we can't have a subforum of classifieds - like one for LF, one for small-format, one for digital, etc.

    Bumping on different days/times seems to be extremely effective for getting new eyes on FS threads because the forum moves so fast.
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