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Thread: Revisiting the "bump" rule for Classified Section.

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    Exclamation Revisiting the "bump" rule for Classified Section.

    First off I like the no bump rule. It keeps the forums less cluttered and makes people post more clearly and at decent prices.

    Sadly it is vague and unclear as to what I "bump" is. Obviously, posts like "offers?", "bump", "ttt", "still available" are bumps. But is "price reduced", "X got PM", "item(s) added/sold" or adding pictures.

    What about bumps from non-op like "good/bad seller/buyer".

    I think the mods/admins need to define what a "bump" is.

    Example: I feel this user was given an unfair warning, as he lowered his asking price.

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...994#post892994

    Now if a seller lowers his original asking price, then a user who may not have been interested before might now be interested. If they are forced to edit the original post, then no one will notice the new price.

    Also I know with some forums, admins can force users to view the rules, before the thread is made. If we enabled such a feature, people would automatically know the rules for the classified section.

    Edit: Also when an admin or mod warns an user they automatically "bump" the thread again. Would not a better idea be to PM the user and delete the bump?

    Thoughts?
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    Yep. No reason for the warning.

    I still think that it's a good idea for the seller to change the original posting price to avoid having to scroll down and look for "updates".

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    I agree that the rule is too vague. I think there should be a "limited-bump" rule..

    e.g.:

    NO:
    - "Bump" "ttt" every five minutes

    OK:
    - Posting pertinent info such as a price reduction
    - Non-OP "good seller" posts as Ody mentioned
    - Bump your thread if it doesn't receive any attention after X amount of time (at least a day)

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    I think if something changes, ie price, something removed, something added etc, then change the original post but also be allowed to put in a new post saying what has changed.

    I think if he had not used the word bump, it would have been fine.

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    The rules are a little vague presently, and I think the 3rd post by tj is more appropriate. Although 1 day I think is too little for a bump, maybe 2 or 3 days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    The rules are a little vague presently, and I think the 3rd post by tj is more appropriate. Although 1 day I think is too little for a bump, maybe 2 or 3 days.
    Usually if a thread is not getting noticed then a problem exist, lacking title, lacking pictures, price too high, or it is a new user to the forum.

    If we did allow bumping, it should only be once after 7 days.

    Edit from above: Also when an admin or mod warns an user they automatically "bump" the thread again. Would not a better idea be to PM the user and delete the bump?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidder View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by ODYSSEY View Post
    Edit from above: Also when an admin or mod warns an user they automatically "bump" the thread again. Would not a better idea be to PM the user and delete the bump?
    Or just edit the offending post with the warning.

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    I do agree that I may should not have used the word "bump", but it was only for the purpose of dropping the price.

    When I did so I already had nearly 75 views with no messages or replies. That tells me either the price is too high Or my description sucks. I took a stab and lowered the price and then got two people intrested.

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    The way I have been enforcing it is as follows:
    -NO BUMPING YOUR THREAD JUST TO KNOCK YOUR THREAD TO THE TOP!

    -You can make another post to lower the price. 1% drops don't count!
    -You can make another post to give additional information.

    -No, you can not post after X number of days. If no one has made an offer than you need to lower your price. No exceptions!

    This is pretty much what I told Darque when he first came on so I think he follows the same. Red is still kind of newb and may have made a mistake Mods do make mistakes... Except me. hehe, j/k

    I don't even post warnings anymore. I simply delete the thread. I'm sick and tired of people not following the rules. There are only like 5 stickies in that forum stating that you should read the rules.
    No one in that forum gets mercy from me anymore. I really am a pretty nice guy in every other section of mp3car, but not that one.

    Thanks for pointing out the vagueness Ody I'll update it.
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