RULES Want to buy posts "WTB" rules.

Discussion in 'Want to Buy Requests (WTB)' started by ASSEMbler, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. ASSEMbler

    ASSEMbler Administrator Staff Member

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    This forum is for want to buy requests "WTB" ONLY.

    If you answer a want to buy, you must post a price and picture if needed.
    Regular forum rules apply.

    The original poster is entitled to first decision on an item offered.

    Anyone not respecting the original poster will have their posts in that thread void and removed.

    No one else may buy any offered item(s) unless the original poster notes that he is passing on the offer.

    Do not hijack another user's WTB thread, e.g. "I want this, too." Start your own WTB thread.

    Keep your WTB list to one thread. Do not post multiple requests.
     
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  2. Paulo

    Paulo PoeticHalo

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    Could everyone please read the rules. Specialy if your posting a reply to a post.

    "If you answer a want to buy, you must post a price and picture if needed.
    Regular forum rules apply."
     
  3. Maggs

    Maggs Rising Member

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    I don't see how my post was against the WTB rules.
     
  4. DarthCloud

    DarthCloud Fiery Member

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    Rule from the original marketplace are good for here also I think..

     
  5. Paulo

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    Maggs posting on the marketplace forums is a privilege not a right. Untill you make a positive contribution to the forums you will not be allowed to post in these sections.
     
  6. limey

    limey Intrepid Member

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    Yep, it's covered under this section of that sticky:

    To be fair, it might be an idea to put the same sticky (or info therein) in the WTB forum, as it does give a better idea of expected behaviour for newcomers (who being new, might not have ventured into the sale side of the marketplace yet).

    I was wondering about that, too. You could adopt a single thread with a title along the lines of "Joe Bloggs WTB list", but then you lose the headline effect of asking for a particular item. Can the board software handle title changes, or is that just technically not possible?
     
  7. DarthCloud

    DarthCloud Fiery Member

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    I think the idea behind this was to avoid someone making multiple thread within only hours.

    It safe I think to create a new thread once your previous one isn't showing on the first page of the WTB forum.
     
  8. Paulo

    Paulo PoeticHalo

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    Please stop posting ebay links as replies. If people were looking to buy on ebay im sure they are capable of searching ebay or looking at the ebay thread.
     
  9. alphagamer

    alphagamer What is this? *BRRZZ*.. Ouch!

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    ok, sorry.

    often i read things like "damn, i missed that auction!" so i thought it would help the user but i wont do it again, promised!
     
  10. thelastuser

    thelastuser Peppy Member

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    I apologize also,

    I did it once to try and help, and thanks was given..but now i see that post was nuked.

    Won't happen again, will keep that for pm.



    peace
    thelastuser
     
  11. GamerSuper

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    where is my topic about dev kit?
     
  12. Paulo

    Paulo PoeticHalo

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    GamerSuper posting on the marketplace forums is a privilege not a right. Untill you make a positive contribution to the forums you will not be allowed to post in these sections.
     
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  14. alecjahn

    alecjahn Site Soldier

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    I got away with a WTB (I think I was looking for a Jaguar) when I had <50 (wasn't a 'new' account, just hadn't really ever posted). I was under the impression that, going by the rules listed in Kev's post above, it was legal.

    Maybe I just got lucky?
     
  15. concept

    concept Peppy Member

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    What are you trying to acheive with this rant? You admit that you are guilty of the very thing you are moaning about.

    The reality is that nobody with any sense is going to sell a current gen dev kit (which most of the requests are for) to somebody who has just joined the forum for fear of getting creamed for selling "not for sale" hardware.

    Just my opinion.

    Oh yeah also the 1 bump a week rule is blatantly disregarded in WTB thread. I dont really care about that either though.
     
  16. Ground Zero

    Ground Zero Enthusiastic Member

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    I can't edit the topic of my WTB thread - so it's pretty much useless in posting just one WTB thread when i can't update the topic so that i can be seen in the Forum.

    Is there an option to solve this problem?
     
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  17. kiff

    kiff <B>Site Supporter 2012</B><BR><B>Site Supporter 20

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    If you email one of the mods I am sure they will change your thread title for you. Paulo has been most helpful for me in the past. :nod:
     
  18. Ground Zero

    Ground Zero Enthusiastic Member

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    Sounds good - i gave that a try and contacted Paulo.
     
  19. Paulo

    Paulo PoeticHalo

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    Done.
     
  20. RichieCStar

    RichieCStar Robust Member

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    I changed the title of my WTB thread but I don't see it, the old title remains, why is that? How do I change it? Thanks alot.
     

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