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Old 08-06-2016, 06:59 PM   #1
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"How To" sticky for For Sale section

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When someone wants to edit a "4 sale" ad they need to contact the site team to change their ad or repost their ad. If you can not find the original posting, then we can try to help.
It would help members with ads if this sort of guidance were posted in the Escape RVs for Sale forum as a locked (so site team members can control the content) sticky (so it is always at the top) "How To" guide.

It could cover
  • guidelines for content
  • how to update (as described by Jim above)
  • how to archive when the trailer is sold
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Old 08-06-2016, 07:20 PM   #2
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I like the idea of members being able to edit certain posts or threads like 4-Sale and the Commercial thread owners, but I would leave the allocation of a "sticky" thread to the moderators. If that was free to add everyone would "sticky their thread.
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Old 08-06-2016, 07:26 PM   #3
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You have up to 1 hour to change your posting after which only the site team can make the change.
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Old 08-06-2016, 07:49 PM   #4
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... I would leave the allocation of a "sticky" thread to the moderators. If that was free to add everyone would "sticky their thread.
Right - I'm only suggesting that one instructional thread would be a sticky, and that it would be created and maintained by the Site Team.
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Old 08-06-2016, 07:51 PM   #5
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I have been on this forum more years than you, cpaharley, and I still in all of those years see no good reason why people cannot edit their posts for a lot more than an hour. That is what causes the problems with these sale posts. Invariably, people need to add or change something on them.
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Old 08-06-2016, 07:55 PM   #6
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Actually what causes problems is that people don't read the introductory instructions and that they sell a trailer and instantly quit the forum. If they did read the instructions, they would know that they should contact the site team to make changes or corrections or ask for help.
Not my problem.
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I like the idea of members being able to edit certain posts or threads like 4-Sale and the Commercial thread owners...
Sure, but I don't know if the site software allows this level of control of who can edit for how long.

Also, even if For Sale thread owners had unlimited ability to edit, they could still use some guidance.

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You have up to 1 hour to change your posting after which only the site team can make the change.
Right, Jim - that's why you advised those with trailers for sale to contact the site team to make later updates. I'm just suggesting that you document that in the form of a sticky thread... it would be unreasonable to expect members advertising trailers for sale to stumble across this instruction buried in Robbiebruce's for sale thread.
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I have been on this forum more years than you, cpaharley, and I still in all of those years see no good reason why people cannot edit their posts for a lot more than an hour. That is what causes the problems with these sale posts. Invariably, people need to add or change something on them.
I've been a member of the all-molded towable forums longer than any of you. Though I'm far from being an expert, the reason for the limitation for editing posts has to do with security.

So, while we might not like it... that's the way it is. Anytime someone needs help with changing a post, all he or she needs to do is contact us.
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Old 08-06-2016, 08:01 PM   #9
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I have been on this forum more years than you, cpaharley, and I still in all of those years see no good reason why people cannot edit their posts for a lot more than an hour. That is what causes the problems with these sale posts. Invariably, people need to add or change something on them.
The ability to change your posts is fixed by the software, the moderators have to work within those limits, regardless of your reasons. Some sites do not allow any changes, so we all have to follow the limits.
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The ability to change your posts is fixed by the software, the moderators have to work within those limits, regardless of your reasons. Some sites do not allow any changes, so we all have to follow the limits.
I'm not arguing with any of the forum administrators choices... but the time allowed for editing is a choice of those configuring the site, not a limitation of the software.

There's no easy answer to what the editing period should be. All I was suggesting is that there is a procedure for handling For Sale edits after the period (whatever it might be) has expired, and it would be helpful to post that as a sticky.
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