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New Rules for the Exchange forum - Feedback thread.

Discussion in 'Tech Support, General Q&A, Site Feedback & More' started by Spark, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. ptradeco

    ptradeco Gold Member Gold Member

    May 26, 2010
    As I am already on record as stating I like the new way of doing things on the BF Knife Exchange feel free to pass the cheese for my whine anytime. As I write this there are thirteen consecutive new threads by the same poster in the Customs For Sale By Individual Forum. A minor tweak of the rules in this area might not be a bad idea. Just a tad excessive in my humble opinion.
     
  2. LMT66

    LMT66 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 18, 2008
    And I will second that. As someone who just put a single add up this morning, I'm already about off page 1 for 2 weeks.
     
  3. JatMat

    JatMat Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2006
    The sticky is still there, "Consolidate your posts please" Somebody not reading, hmmmmm.:confused:
     
  4. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod

    Apr 6, 2000
    Guys, bladeandbarrel put up a lot of threads, then he consolidated them into 4 threads, leaving the other nine "see consolidated thread".

    I just moved those 9 empties offline. The sales forum is much cleaner now. :)
     
  5. LynnBob

    LynnBob

    273
    Feb 17, 2000
    I'm mixed. I buy more than I sell...and usually sell 'cause I've found something else I want to buy. Sigh. :rolleyes:

    I think I have more issues with the changes as a buyer ('cause that's mostly what I do).

    It seems that...as a buyer...if I want to subscribe to a thread...to see if a price is lowered...I can no longer do that effectively. Price lowering...if I'm understanding correctly...will be done in new threads. I like the fact that I can get email alerts when things have changed. Now...it requires much more effort (and maybe a bit of luck) to catch price changes.

    I'm not sure it's possible...but something to think about would be the ability to choose one's sorting method and save that. It's tedious going to the bottom of the page to change the sort options. I know...whine...whine....:D Maybe it's possible and I'm just to stupid to figure out how....

    Selling-wise...I have a question. When I post multiple knives for sale...I usually reply to the thread three or four times immediately...just to get all the pics in. Is that no longer allowed...or did I just miss that?

    Overall...I really like the option to sort in the manner one likes. That's a big plus. I like being able to chat a bit 'cause that makes the process fun. Unfortunately...as a buyer...some of the fun has been ripped away by not allowing people to lower the price with replies to the thread. If I can sort in such a way as to keep this from bumping the thread...I'm not sure what the harm would be long term. And...as I've said...having to restart the thread two weeks later to lower the price ruins the whole process for me as a buyer as it makes a knife harder to track.

    I'm sure I'll get used to whatever takes hold in the long run, however.
     
  6. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod

    Apr 6, 2000
    Go right ahead. Good way to keep your initial offering info consecutive.

    While no system is going to cover every need, having the seller put all updates in the original post should make it easier for buyers to track. What you need to do is subscribe to the threads and then check them out daily. You won't have to scan down because the updates are right on top.

    I know, it would be easier if updates alerted you to subscribed threads ...
     
  7. misterjuiceman

    misterjuiceman

    Sep 19, 2009
    Wait, for price drops, I can make a new thread? I've just been editing and hoping people would notice.
     
  8. Fascion

    Fascion

    393
    Aug 5, 2008
    You can edit in price drops as often as you wish, but reposts (with or without price drops) are only allowed if your last posting of the knife was at least two weeks old.
     
  9. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    In order:
    People can reply now with price drops in their thread, but they should update it in the OP as well. Since bumping no longer happens, reply as often as needed.

    No way to set default sort order at a user level, sorry.

    Re: pics and stuff. You can reply all you want to your own thread. Go for broke, have fun.
     
  10. arden.ferris

    arden.ferris Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2006
    what does that mean "update in the OP"
     
  11. Kiah

    Kiah S&S Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 20, 2006
    Updates added to the first post in this thread.
     
  12. LMT66

    LMT66 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 18, 2008
    Update by editing your original post.
     
  13. arden.ferris

    arden.ferris Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2006
    Got it, I always do that
     

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