Author Topic: Updated - READ THIS BEFORE POSTING ADS  (Read 4650 times)

Offline Mark Stevens

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« on: September 07, 2008, 09:46:04 AM »
Read This Before Posting Ads

This classifieds area is intended for the use of the forum "regulars."  We'll monitor this over time, and may be forced to implement some sort of restrictions on its use, but that's certainly not something we want to do. 

The main thing that we don't want to see is a bunch of "for sale" ads posted by those who aren't otherwise an active part of this community.  If you post periodically on the Rotary Phone Forum, these free classifieds are for you.  Thanks!

There are Four Child Boards set up under Classifieds:

For Sale - Item for sale, one item per topic is suggested

Wanted - Item wanted, one item per topic is suggested

For Trade - Item up for trade, one item per topic is suggested

Free to a Good Home -- Item to be given away, one item per topic is suggested

Please Note: You cannot post in the main Classified Board. Place your request in the appropriate sub-board.

We require you to begin your topic title with the nature of your posting, e.g.:

For Sale -- ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Wanted -- ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
For Trade -- ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Free to a Good Home -- ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

If you have more than one item, e.g., one for sale, and one for trade, please do it in two posts, each to the appropriate areas!

When your item is complete, or you find one, please let us know that it had been sold/traded/found in a final posting in your topic. This will let people know it is gone, or that it is no longer needed.

Thank you, and enjoy!

                  The CRPF Moderators!
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Offline TelePlay

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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2018, 02:11:54 PM »

Please read the first topic, especially the part about starting a topic title with FOR SALE, WANTED, FOR TRADE or FREE TO A GOOD HOME. Topic title examples:

For Sale:  item for sale
Wanted:  item wanted
For Trade:  item for trade
Free to a Good Home:  item to be given away

It may seem like a trivial request to some members but it is very important to state the nature of the post with those word so that members who scan (and don't read every topic or look to see in which board they have been posted) titles see the item as something up for discussion or bragging rights and not For Sale, Wanted or For Trade.

If you want to sell something, trade something or need something, it is to your advantage to create the topic with the best title possible. And, yes, I am getting a bit weary of having to add those words to titles to help members out so give the moderators a hand here and do it right for yourself. And, yes, after I have added those words to a title for a member, the item is sometimes gone in a day or two after sitting there with the wrong title for weeks.

Try it, it works.
            John . . .