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    Changes to the classifieds.

    As the 'ranting' seems to be getting more frequent, i've stepped up my efforts to get some coding done and implemented a couple of changes.

    1) There is to be an enforced 5 day period between bumping threads. This is now handled by the software which will merge posts within a thread made by a single user during the 5 day period. This won't affect responses to questions etc. but will avoid some of the needless bumping. We're fully aware that there are methods of getting around this however as a result there will be a punishment for those wanting to play smart arse. People involved in bypassing the rules to bump ads will be temporarily blocked from accessing the classifieds area as and when caught. No amount of ****ing & moaning will be tolerated from anyone punished for doing so. Simple really, don't do it. If no-one responds to your thread then there's often a reason behind it. Either a few people have been inconsiderate and bumped your thread off the page or people just aren't interested. Hopefully we've not dropped that down to one reason

    2) Users will be restricted to posting only 2 new threads within a 36 hour rolling window in each of the classifieds section. This is to try and avoid having a single user hogging the 1st page with multiple items when they could have easily been grouped into a single thread. Use your posts wisely as this is strictly enforced. This is also implemented as a 'live trial'. We may find that this actually has a negative impact on the site that requires it's removal. If this is the case then all we can do is say we tried

    We would appreciate your feedback on these implementations, specifically the 2nd one.
    Last edited by Roadrunna; 03-03-2011 at 05:37.
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    Great Idea, I noticed one guy had pretty much the whole of the front page one day last week.

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    Good idea, thanks for the update

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    No.2 sounds fair to me. Being a bit thick, if you put an ad on, then left it 2 days then put another ad on does it place it into the first ad? if it does, is there a point in no.2?

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    Hi Keith,

    Nope, it doesn't work like that. No. 1 doesn't carry across threads. It's only active within threads individually.

    This *might* explain it a bit better.

    I start 2 ads in the for sale section.
    One is for car related stuff and one is for knitting patterns so we agree that these would be better in separate threads rather than combined.
    The following day I find a steering rack in the shed so decide to flog that as well on a new advert.
    When I go to add a new advert I get a message telling me that i've used up the allowance for the 3 day period and that I'll have to wait or combine it with an existing ad. (**modification no. 2**)
    I decide to put the rack in with my other car related ad thinking that if I add it on to the end then it'll also bump the ad back to the top.
    As I was the last person to post on my advert, and it's within the 5 days, when I submit the new post with the steering rack info it automagically gets merged into my last post on that advert. (**modification no. 1**)

    Does that help ?




    [EDIT]
    By the way, mod no 2 is forum specific so it will allow 2 threads PER forum within the 3 days but covers the 4 sales & wanteds.
    Last edited by Roadrunna; 03-03-2011 at 12:19.
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    first dibs on the knitting patterns?...

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    bump....


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    Quote Originally Posted by BRIT DIGGER View Post
    first dibs on the knitting patterns?...

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