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Old February 14th, 2016, 02:47 PM   #1
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Default Minimum post before selling things?

Should there be a minimum post count before items/vehicles can be posted for sale? Many other sites do it, and it seems to cut down on people just joining to selling their $10,000+ POS.

Could just be me, but there seems to be a lot of this lately
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Old February 14th, 2016, 04:32 PM   #2
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I think we've gone through this before and decided against it.
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Old February 14th, 2016, 05:10 PM   #3
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It brings traffic. That's a good thing.
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Old February 14th, 2016, 05:49 PM   #4
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What if such idiot is selling something you want?
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I would think 5 posts wouldn't be a hard minimum to meet
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Old February 14th, 2016, 07:25 PM   #6
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What if such idiot is selling something you want?
Good point, but what are the odds of that actually happening? Then what are the odds of such an item being priced within reason of what somebody, not bursting with money, is willing to pay.

The for sale area is already full of people selling legit things and stuff; having someone become a member just to post their "one of kind", "custon", "rare edition", "hard to find", "perfect, buy needs some work" POS and clutter up the area more than it already is. Not only that, but then, inevitably, that person post something to the tune of "freinds/family members/neigher, second cousin twice removed" with a phone number and never checking the thread or site again.
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Old February 14th, 2016, 07:30 PM   #7
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What if such idiot is selling something you want?

If they are posting it here it's most likely already on the c-list
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If they are posting it here it's most likely already on the c-list
Then why do you even bother checking the ads here?
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Then why do you even bother checking the ads here?

I'm saying this is most likely the case with a new person that is posting something for sale on here
Not the case with pre existing members
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Old February 15th, 2016, 04:56 AM   #10
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Bad idea. It already feels like this site is dying.

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Yeah, why do you even care?
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Yeah, why do you even care?
Cause I wanted to post a thread to bitch about something?
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If I go to a forum that has a shitty rule like that, I don't even bother posting. Some of the marketplace rules at MGO have gotten so annoying that I don't even bother going there anymore either. Don't be like MGO.
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This site is all but dead.

Facebook has killed it, and many other forums.


and honestly, who gives a shit if a member's one and only post is for a samurai priced 10x the going rate? As long as he's not bumping it every half hour (which really isn't necessary anymore since stuff stay on the first page for weeks, even in the Pub)
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Old February 15th, 2016, 07:35 AM   #15
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This site is all but dead.

Facebook has killed it, and many other forums.


and honestly, who gives a shit if a member's one and only post is for a samurai priced 10x the going rate? As long as he's not bumping it every half hour (which really isn't necessary anymore since stuff stay on the first page for weeks, even in the Pub)
Actually a pretty good point. I didn't really think of that
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I have come across websites that do this. Wanna know what I do? I find threads to reply to, my replies add absolutely no value to the thread! Kinda like when I am on GL4x4.
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If someone posts an 80's Camaro on a K5 frame for $10,000 on here, it saves someone the trouble of coming across it, and posting it here for laughs.
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If I go to a forum that has a shitty rule like that, I don't even bother posting. Some of the marketplace rules at MGO have gotten so annoying that I don't even bother going there anymore either.
Don't be like MGO.
I bought and sold a bunch on MGO before the hostile takeover by the "OverModerators".
Don't be like MGO.

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Hey guys,

I noticed that you mentioned that you felt like the site was dying a little, did you have any suggestions, aside from the post count for classifieds, that would help breath life back into here? If you have suggestions, I can look them over, suggest some to the higher powers and see what we can do to get something going on here.

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It really has died down.

Need more exciting builds and junk.



Or boobs.
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