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Postby kazzer » Fri May 16, 2008 7:06 pm

Could someone please go through all the posts and delete those that are no longer current. There are lots of 'sold' items and its a little frustrating to open them only to find the item had gone months ago.

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Postby TMSmalley » Mon May 19, 2008 7:33 pm

How does everyone else feel about this? I don't mind doing it, but I can see a (small) value in leaving them up so you can search on item to see what they have gone for in the past... and some guys don't post that the item has been sold...

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Postby petn7 » Mon May 19, 2008 7:37 pm

We should still keep them, but maybe require sellers to update the subject line?
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Postby JWLaRue » Mon May 19, 2008 7:58 pm

Old(er) posts (of any kind) have always been left on the board since it doesn't take up a lot of storage space and wasn't deemed a problem.

Also, this has meant that the forum admins haven't had to keep track of the state of an item for sale. The trade-off has been that there are some posts left hanging for items sold and not updated.

Your choice!

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Postby kazzer » Mon May 19, 2008 8:01 pm

petn7 wrote:We should still keep them, but maybe require sellers to update the subject line?


This seems like the solution to the problem!
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Postby TMSmalley » Mon May 19, 2008 8:05 pm

We don't have a way to force anyone to update the subject line after the item sells, but we can request it with a sticky at the top of the forum. How does that sound?

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Postby petn7 » Mon May 19, 2008 8:45 pm

A sticky in the subswap forum sounds good.
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Postby Bob the Builder » Tue May 20, 2008 9:09 am

That sounds really good to me. It only helps the seller, too, as it eliminates the constant influx of inquiries on something that may have sold months before.
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Postby TMSmalley » Tue May 20, 2008 5:54 pm

Here's some sample copy - does it say what we want it to say? If not, any suggestions?

NOTICE TO SUBSWAP SELLERS
It would be a big help to everyone that once your item sells, you would come back to your post and edit the subject line to have a big SOLD - so people don't waste time looking at items that are no longer available. It will save you time in answering inquiries too!

So "32nd Parallel Type VII ready to run - $2000"

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"SOLD - 32nd Parallel Type VII ready to run - $2000"
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Postby petn7 » Tue May 20, 2008 6:21 pm

Sounds good, however should this concept be applied to posts that are looking to buy? But maybe it makes things too complicated as those types of posts are rare?
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