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Old 10-08-2017, 01:20 PM   #1
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Against the rules?

Recently I have noticed forum posts announcing items for sale in the classifieds. Is this against the rules?
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Old 10-08-2017, 01:30 PM   #2
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I have to admit, I'm not crazy about those ads for the classifieds.

If they're not against the rules, maybe they should be.
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Old 10-08-2017, 01:48 PM   #3
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I think it's automatic, when someone advertises on the classifieds the system automatically makes a post in the forums.
Doesn't bother me, since I'm on the forum more I get to see what's new on the classifieds without having to go look. Waiting for an east coast 23FB, 8-10 years old to pop up.
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Old 10-08-2017, 01:59 PM   #4
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I think it's automatic, when someone advertises on the classifieds the system automatically makes a post in the forums.
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Seems that way. No biggie IMO. If you know that a classified ad automatically generates a post, you can simply ignore that post and move on like a mature adult, without any further comment.

Personally I like and value this feature, as I have seen quite a few listings for AS for sale nearby, which I definitely would have missed if I had to search the classifieds every few days.

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Old 10-08-2017, 02:05 PM   #5
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When I had an item on the FREE ads in the classifieds I created a thread to direct people to it. One of the mods sent me a PM that it was not allowed, and then my thread disappeared.

I suppose (do not know) those recent notification threads are a function of the "featured" ads that one has to pay for. I suppose it's a way for the owner of the forum to make a few $.

To me, it's not to attractive way to advertise. I do not use the link to the ad, never plan to.
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Old 10-08-2017, 02:18 PM   #6
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From my experience forum classifieds are often not noticed. Posting a thread announcing the classified ad is a way of bringing the ad to the membership's attention. This begs the question why have the classifieds at all and post all for sale items in the general forums. I suspect this would clog the regular forums with classifieds. Kind of a merry go round. I have not heard of featured ads that you pay for that automatically posts a notice to the general forums. Is this true? The recent posts announcing ads I have seen are often by members with a limited post history. Perhaps they don't know the rules? I did this once and was told by the mods this was not allowed. I'm not taking a pro/con position. I just want to know what the rule is and that it is consistently followed. On the other hand these kinds of posts don't seem to last too long, so maybe they are being bleeped. I am also not blaming the mods, they are not getting big bucks.
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against the rules

This the most aggravating thing I have ever seen on here! The whole page of new posts are almost classified for the same trailer just different parts. I dont care if the mods are making money from it that is what the classifieds are for. Might as well just have a free for all and just start posting for sale items in the daily post area.
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Old 10-08-2017, 03:16 PM   #8
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I like it. Management keep posting them.
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It's an automatic post when a new classified ad is placed. They appear in a 'classified' thread. We still don't allow for sale stuff in the general forms. Like has been mentioned, it simply brings the ad to the front page for awhile.
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I find this automatic feature annoying, mainly because it takes up space on the opening page of the Forum which could be used for threads with more interesting content. I would think if someone was in the market for a new trailer they would simply check the classifieds more frequently.
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Old 10-08-2017, 04:55 PM   #11
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I'm wondering if these ads are legitimate. They are from all over the country, but are worded very similarly. All of the posters joined this month and have only one post. I PM'd Janet to ask if they could be validated. "Twice is a coincidence, three times is a pattern...."

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It's an automatic post when a new classified ad is placed. They appear in a 'classified' thread. We still don't allow for sale stuff in the general forms. Like has been mentioned, it simply brings the ad to the front page for awhile.
I've looked a few times trying to find out how to create a "featured ad" but could not find how until I recently ran across this thread. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f516...ad-169205.html

I had never noticed this area before your post:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f534/

Will you please clarify:

Is it ok for or anyone to place their own notification thread in this forum section?
Or,
Is this area reserved for an automated process when a featured ad is created at the Classified section?

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Old 10-08-2017, 07:31 PM   #13
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Is it ok for or anyone to place their own notification thread in this forum section?
Or,
Is this area reserved for an automated process when a featured ad is created at the Classified section?

Thanks!


Good question. The only place to 'sell' is inside the classifieds, so technically putting your own post in that thread might pass the muster BUT that's the only place it would be seen and you can't 'bump' it. It would quickly spool out of view.

Members are not allowed more than 1 classified ad 'except' the parts-section which is probably what started today's questions.
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I posted a for sale AS recently, automatically posted to this page. Did not pay to have it featured.
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