When is a thread a "for sale" advert and when is it a "shamless plug"
I'm posting this here cause I'm not sure where it should go and the A3 section is the most popular? I know it will be moved fairly soon if not imminently but here goes.
I, like others, have 'advertised' parts I no longer need and which would benefit other members. I have started threads and had them locked, posted in classifieds and linked in threads and also referred to items I've got in threads. (not many I admit but some)
There seems to be some inconsistency on what is allowed, what pushes the rules to the limit (shamless plug) and what is acceptable. Dave (h5djr) a moderator - has done this and has at least raised the debate but nothing appears to have come from it (not in public anyway).
What's prompted this post by me is that I have just seen a posting in the general automotive thread which has been started by a new member (2 posts) and reads:-
This is clearly imho a "for sale" action and no link to classifieds has been mentioned, a moderator has edited it and the thread has not been locked or deleted.
I have a prvate plate I have on retention for sale and it needs to go
I've seen other posts where members are saying I'm selling my ....... how much is it worth - clearly a notification that they have something for sale or are putting on notice an item which I presume will create interest so that they can sell it. Also other quotes such as just got a new set of wheels, my 18" RS4's are now for sale.
I have no problem with any of these personally but it doesn't appear to be being policed fairly.
I've had a look at the following post:-
which list the rules but the relevant wording applies to commercial interests only. If there is a more comprehensive set of rules, they should be clearly advertised (unless I'm missing something)
I'm not having a go in any way, just wanting to start a reasonable debate and perhaps prompt the powers that be to react.
Using the Classifieds section would be the best idea.