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Old May 21st, 2016, 03:51 PM
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Why not have a minimum post count for selling a vehicle?

I've been noticing a ton of sale ads from people with less than 10 posts. Just seems like they are dropping in trying to sell and not contributing to the community.

I know everyone loves my contributions... Lol


But seriously though, why isn't there like a 25 post minimum to sell a vehicle?
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Old May 21st, 2016, 03:54 PM
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Sounds fair. It's pretty much a standard on a majority of the forums I am registered with.
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Old May 21st, 2016, 03:59 PM
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I'm not sure I see a problem with people just dropping in to sell trucks. How do you know they haven't been lurking for years? And, after all, isn't selling a truck contributing to the community in itself?

I just hate stupid over moderated forums and this one has always done a fairly good job self policing, with only a few rare exceptions.
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Old May 21st, 2016, 04:02 PM
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I'm not sure I see a problem with people just dropping in to sell trucks. How do you know they haven't been lurking for years? And, after all, isn't selling a truck contributing to the community in itself?

I just hate stupid over moderated forums and this one has always done a fairly good job self policing, with only a few rare exceptions.
Na I don't think that selling a truck is constructive, but that's why I made this thread, want to know people's opinion.
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Old May 21st, 2016, 04:11 PM
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Na I don't think that selling a truck is constructive, but that's why I made this thread, want to know people's opinion.
Spammy for sale threads are usually removed (or asked to be cleaned up) anyway as the rules for such threads are pretty explicit already. A for sale thread provides info on current condition and location of the truck at a given point in time. This isn't a board for the Ford Taurus. Horsey needs to populate his spreadsheet.

Ultimately this board's purpose is to service the community and for sale threads serve that purpose. Making it harder to post a truck for sale doesn't.
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Old May 21st, 2016, 05:39 PM
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Ok so a newby posts "Defender" a dozentimes and then bingo. They can post a FS thread.

What have you achieved?
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Old May 21st, 2016, 05:51 PM
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Ok so a newby posts "Defender" a dozentimes and then bingo. They can post a FS thread.

What have you achieved?
Right this would obviously be deleted or banned. And bingo you got rid of the guy with nothing to add
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Old May 21st, 2016, 07:54 PM
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If you set a limit, why just 25 post. Anyone can run up to 25 in no time. A day perhaps or less.

I do a lot of so called window shopping for Defenders and Series to keep in the know on what's out there. And with hopes of buying one someday.

When I see a user name I don't recognize selling something, I simply click on their profile to see how long they've been a member and post count.

Self filtering. Done.
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Old May 21st, 2016, 08:52 PM
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I think it is fun when Mr. 1 post tells us how uber rare and capable a Defender is.
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Old May 21st, 2016, 08:57 PM
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I don't think you should have a minimum thread count to post an ad... but anything under 25 and we get to rip your ad to shreds its more fun that way.
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Old May 21st, 2016, 09:00 PM
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I don't think you should have a minimum thread count to post an ad... but anything under 25 and we get to rip your ad to shreds
That is a solid update to the rule! I vote yay.

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I think it is fun when Mr. 1 post tells us how uber rare and capable a Defender is.
Agreed. It never gets old to get schooled by a noob ;-)

Yes, yes. Plenty are just new to the forum, not to rovers, but I still get a chuckle from the irony.
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Old May 21st, 2016, 09:27 PM
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Agree with phoenix37 and let's keep the number of rules and regulations to a minimum. That said, I'm all for people increasing the value of these things, especially the NAS trucks. To some extent flippers decrease supply so let them do their thing and take your shots at them. Everyone wins.
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Old May 21st, 2016, 10:01 PM
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Old May 21st, 2016, 10:40 PM
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I'm not a fan of minimum post counts. My forum instituted a 100 post and 90 day requirement last year and we went from chasing down a few scammers to chasing down an ass-load of speed posters.
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Old May 21st, 2016, 10:53 PM
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You're asking for opinions... I'm against minimum posts.

However, an email to noobs would be great, welcoming them to forum and instructing them how to use the SEARCH feature, thread links to... How to import a rover and should I buy a defender or not.

2 cents.
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 12:02 AM
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However, an email to noobs would be great, welcoming them to forum and instructing them how to use the SEARCH feature, thread links to... How to import a rover and should I buy a defender or not.

2 cents.
Ya this is pretty much every response to every NEWB's first post. On that topic I disagree with forum veterans response to these types of first posts. IMHO reminiscent of DiscoWeb...no offense intended.

As far as For Sale first posts...I say let them post regardless of post count. My .02 worth.
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 12:24 AM
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I always like seeing what they have to offer and if they have a great deal all the better for us. I don't see why they would need a minimum post count. They should however have a minimum post count or set amount of time for being a member before they are allowed to post anything at all in regards to importing a defender...
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 12:50 AM
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They should however have a minimum post count or set amount of time for being a member before they are allowed to post anything at all in regards to importing a defender...
There's the nugget! ;-) I'd change my vote for that. Lol
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 01:04 AM
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Almost set up a fake account as "Noobie McNooberson" to reply to this post, and asking how to import a Heritage, and if 22"s fit if I use drop spindles.
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 04:57 AM
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We should have a maximum post count ... Anyone who has posted more than a few thousand times needs to be reported to their other half for time wasting ... ;-)
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