Hmmmm, Something's Different Here ...

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by 97321, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. 97321

    97321
    Albany
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    Is this just me?
    When I look through the classifieds I don't have the option to post a reply anymore. Used to be able to. Nothing's changed in the discussion forums, just classifieds. Is this something that's changed in my account settings, or has Joey Link changed the structure of the classified responses? Anybody else experiencing this?

    I am entirely open to the possibility (likelihood?) of operator error on my part.
     
  2. Garg

    Garg
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    About a month ago, maybe a little longer, Joe disabled the Reply on classifieds. Hoping to reduce over all network chatter, bumping and thread capping. PM is now the preferred method for responding to a classified ad. I believe that there may be plans to revert to the older system. Not sure when or even if that is going to happen.
     
  3. rockstardrnkr

    rockstardrnkr
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    Kind of a bummer, I enjoy a little bit of chatter, it gives alot of different opinions, info and sometimes can be helpful when trying to price a gun.
     
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  4. 97321

    97321
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    Thanks, Garg. That's too bad. There are always people who will take advantage of a system, but I often found the dialogue informative, or interesting, or entertaining. Well, it's Joe's call. No worries.
     
  5. Garg

    Garg
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    I kind of agree, except that there was a lot of abuse of the system. If reply's could be made and NOT bump the ad, then it would maybe work better. I think it was buddies of the sellers, that would bump the ad multiple times that more or less caused the action to remove the reply's. I also found it annoying to see an ad bumped to the top for an "PM Sent" message.
     
  6. accessbob

    accessbob
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    Joe's currently working on getting the site programmed so it will not bump in the classifieds except for the original poster and to have the current limit kept for them at once every 7 days.
     
  7. SteelyDan

    SteelyDan
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    It sucks this way. For some reason, people tended to respond questions quicker in the "public" format. Now I get a response to my PM's about 75% of the time...usually saying it's sold and they forgot to take the ad down! Plus, if somebody had the same question I did it was often answered in the posts.
     
  8. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky
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    The seller should update their post with questions people ask and their reply. And of course they should reply to PM's and promptly close the post with the item sells, but that seems to be too much to ask of a few people.

    I can see the point of only allowing the OP to post in their ad thread, but I really miss being able to reply to posts in the "Great Deal" section.
     

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