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Postby GHoge » April 9th, 2014, 9:02 am


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Are we allowed to post "For sale" links in our signatures so long as it links to an external source (eBay, Craigslist, etc.) and is a design oriented object (3D printer, Cintiq, etc.)?

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Postby yo » April 9th, 2014, 5:08 pm

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Greg, we don't really do that. We've talked about it, but I think the general consensus is that it detracts from the conversation. Open to discussion around it though if the community's views have changed.

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I'm neutral on the subject since I've never put something on Ebay and had problems with people finding it. For sale forums are useful, but they tend to be messy and people start to debate what is actually "Design related". IE "I'm selling my car, which will help you get to your ID job even faster!"

If it is worth considering I recommend following some guidelines set up by other forums:
-Dedicated For Sale section, not intermingled with anything else
-User must be registered for at least X (30-60 usually) days
-User must have at least X posts (50-100) - This needs to be combined with the above rule, otherwise you'll have spammers who join, post the word "Cool" in 50 threads in an hour, bump a thousand old threads and ruin the real conversations.
-Only 1 for sale post per user
-Use an external feedback/rating site such as heatware.com

Just my $.02....which reminds me I have a really nice box of french curves sitting in my closet. ;-)

Re: Discussion Board Posting Standards

Postby iab » April 10th, 2014, 8:18 am


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How about putting it into Off Topic?

I don't think it is a bad idea. Some of us old timers have accumulated stuff that maybe someone else can appreciate.

For example, I have about 3 years worth of Car Styling magazines from the 80s. I'd give those away for the cost of postage, but I don't want to recycle them because someone out there may like them. They would just get lost on ebay.

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Postby Sketchgrad » April 10th, 2014, 1:04 pm


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I'm all for it, I'd happily look in to seeing how much someone wants to sell a used Cintiq or 3D printer for. Even other stuff - for example I was looking for a cheap set of ellipse templates but everything was way out of my budget.

Perhaps a section that is moderated by someone that is only has powers over a "for sale/I'm buying" section?

I'm in.

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Postby rkuchinsky » April 10th, 2014, 2:22 pm

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Shall we take this to the moderators forum to discuss?

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Postby Greenman » April 10th, 2014, 3:00 pm

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One of the paintball forums that I use has a section dedicated to "eBay Finds" (craigslist finds as well) where paintball only auctions are allowed to be posted. And of course some users post their own paintball related auctions there as well. Maybe Core77 could do this and the finds are design related only?
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Postby Lmo » April 27th, 2014, 12:32 pm

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The BMW Motorcycle Owners of America web site has a "FleaMarket" section. One must be a paying Member (it is a national club) to advertise or even view items.

In the past there have been problems when someone feels that they were treated poorly, or were cheated, etc. That's human nature. The real problem arises when that individual then kicks it up a level and takes his complaint to the general membership via a rant in the discussion forums. Many heated discussions have resulted over the years, personal dissing, threats, etc. At that point accusations, directed towards BMWMOA about not "protecting" the reputation of a member (by locking a discussion (for example)) have been thrown down and it all goes to hell in a hand basket.

But it isn't a reason not to have a "for sale" section. A clear statement of what can, and can not be sold, a disclaimer that core77 is in no way responsible for the condition, terms of sale, collection of debts, etc. is needed. The BMWMOA mods are pretty good about policing it all.
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Re: Discussion Board Posting Standards

Postby iab » April 30th, 2014, 12:35 pm


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What happened with the selling stuff idea?

I just had a very pleasant interaction with nxakt. He sent money to cover shipping costs and I sent 20 pounds of Car Styling magazines to China.

I've got other design crap to unload and craigslist isn't much good.

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We are talking it over in the moderators forum and discussing with c77 partners.

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Postby chevisw » April 30th, 2014, 1:04 pm


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iab wrote:What happened with the selling stuff idea?

I just had a very pleasant interaction with nxakt. He sent money to cover shipping costs and I sent 20 pounds of Car Styling magazines to China.

I've got other design crap to unload and craigslist isn't much good.


Okay I call dibs!

Send me a short list of what you have to chevisw@hotmail.com

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Postby NURB » April 30th, 2014, 3:10 pm

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Split this topic off the original...
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Re: Forum For Sale section?

Postby GHoge » April 30th, 2014, 6:43 pm


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Wow, I didn't realize this gained traction. sweet!

I just don't want it to take away from the real purpose of the forum; talking about design.

It would be cool (not sure if it is possible though) if each user had a thread that they can only access from their Control Panel. The only place they can link this thread could be in their signature. The thread could be stored in a forum similar to the moderators forum (ie. no one can access the full forum other than Mods).

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Postby yo » April 30th, 2014, 6:58 pm

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We are not likely to do something that complicated (unless someone wants to volunteer time to figure it out) but we are working on something. Sit tight. It will be contained in a specific forum and of course there will be considerable guidelines to help keep it beneficial and on topic.

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Postby nxakt » April 30th, 2014, 9:46 pm

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iab wrote:What happened with the selling stuff idea?

I just had a very pleasant interaction with nxakt. He sent money to cover shipping costs and I sent 20 pounds of Car Styling magazines to China.

I've got other design crap to unload and craigslist isn't much good.


Complexity of the above transaction was zero, result on my side was a great box of my favorite magazines that arrived in two weeks to Shanghai in perfect condition. Have to thank iab for the great offer.

I realize that a considerable framework can be built around this process to cover all the eventualities, in this case, none was needed. Like others, I have design stuff that would be nice to find a new home for.

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