WTB thread for new users?

Discussion in 'Site News & Support' started by pwsusi, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. pwsusi

    pwsusi SS.org Regular

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    I've been a member for quite some time but haven't posted much during that time. I was reading the rules for posting ads in the classified section and how you need at least 100 posts. The problem I can't seem to even post a WTB ad in that section. This doesn't seem correct, is it by design? I understand restricting new users from selling but had hoped i could at least do a WTB
     
  2. MoshJosh

    MoshJosh SS.org Regular

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    I'm pretty sure the rule applies to everything FT FS and WTB .
     
  3. pwsusi

    pwsusi SS.org Regular

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    oh well. I understand the rule...but 100 is a LOT. Well, here's one more post getting me closer ;) .... long way to go though
     
  4. MFB

    MFB ExBendable

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    Buying/selling is a two-way street, and since Paypal has changed it's rules (A LOT), they largely side with the buyer now (in this case, you) so if you did decided to be a dick and try and scam members, the odds are in your favor. It's not to say you will, just a precaution knowing how the system does work, not how it should work.
     
  5. russmuller

    russmuller Cramblin' Contributor

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    The messed up thing is that once you finally hit 100 posts, you'll rack up more posts like crazy bumping your threads. lol
     
  6. Xaios

    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    The point isn't just about protecting people though. The fact is that this is a guitar forum that has a classified section, not the other way around. The use of that classified section insofar as initiating transactions is concerned is a privilege bestowed upon those who show that they have an interest in actively taking part in the community.
     
  7. pwsusi

    pwsusi SS.org Regular

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    Thanks for the info guys. I guess I need to be more active and eventually I'll be able to post in that section. I understand the rules and why they're in place.

    And hello MFB from another member from MA :wavey:
     
  8. shred-o-holic

    shred-o-holic SS.org Regular

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    I'm with you lol. I never post on these sites after many years of constantly browsing the classifieds but I have several things I can sell and this place seems to have a decent amount of traffic. So it behooves me to get on with the posting I guess...
     
  9. shred-o-holic

    shred-o-holic SS.org Regular

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    It's kind of a shame that you couldn't use a reference on Ebay or another forum. For example I've been on Rigtalk and HC for years and years....thousands of posts and multiple deals done......oh well....25 more posts I guess lol...
     
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    MFB ExBendable

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    You can use eBay/RigTalk/HC as references, but it still doesn't immediately mean that it's the same user across the boards. I could've just as easily seen someone years ago on Jemsite, or any of the other aforementioned boards and said, "Hey, this is a big name seller I can imitate, I wonder if he's on __________. No? Time to make some coin." The internet is as anonymous as you want it to be, so in this case most people probably wouldn't bat an eye at seeing a familiar name but when they get a hold of you - the REAL you - on another site and you're blind-sided by the news as well, suddenly those references and your name mean nothing.
     
  11. shred-o-holic

    shred-o-holic SS.org Regular

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    I suppose that does happen....so with that in mind I will keep posting to get myself to 100...
     
  12. Alex Kenivel

    Alex Kenivel Psycho, dont engage

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    Just start double posting and act like they were accidents.

    :yesway: you'll get there soon enough



    Don't do it.
     
  13. shred-o-holic

    shred-o-holic SS.org Regular

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    :yesway::lol:
     
  14. Chokey Chicken

    Chokey Chicken mouth breather

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    100 posts really isn't that much. I mean, you can burn through that in a week in just going to ngd threads and publicly admiring other people's stuff. There are a lot o' axes that need some love daily.
     
  15. Alex Kenivel

    Alex Kenivel Psycho, dont engage

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    ..and you might make some friends along the way..
     
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    Ive done exactly that....easy as alot of sick builds going on...
     
  17. Alex Kenivel

    Alex Kenivel Psycho, dont engage

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    Ngds, builds, member intros, polls. I haven't even been here a year yet and look how many posts I've got..

    Maybe I got a big mouth.. Or thumbs in this case
     
  18. shred-o-holic

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    Indeed :shred: no comment about the thumbs tho:yesway::yesway:
     

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