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RockyIII Gold Member Nikonian since 27th May 2006Sun 19-Aug-12 03:01 PM
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"Forum housekeeping question"
Sat 25-Aug-12 04:26 AM by RockyIII

Raleigh, US
          

There are over 26,000 for sale posts in this forum dating back to 2002. The "sold" area helps remove some clutter, but have the moderators considered adding another area where they can move older posts that are never marked sold or updated after a certain length of time like 90 days, perhaps naming it "expired" or something similar?

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wwt67 Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2010Sun 19-Aug-12 11:25 PM
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#1. "RE: Forum housekeeping question"
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Warsaw, US
          

I agree.

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vpasq Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Apr 2008Sun 19-Aug-12 11:28 PM
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#2. "RE: Forum housekeeping question"
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Chesapeake, US
          

Without hesitation - I AGREE!! It would make it so much easier to view the "active" posts.

  

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cameraniac Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Feb 2007Mon 20-Aug-12 01:41 AM
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#3. "RE: Forum housekeeping question"
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Mon 20-Aug-12 01:42 AM by cameraniac

Chiefland, US
          

How about "deleted" after ninety days? If an item is still for sale after that time, the seller can make another post. Just a thought...

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RockyIII Gold Member Nikonian since 27th May 2006Mon 20-Aug-12 01:59 AM
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#4. "RE: Forum housekeeping question"
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Raleigh, US
          

Deletion of old posts would be my first choice as well, but I thought I would suggest something less drastic.

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francine Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Jun 2007Mon 20-Aug-12 10:56 AM
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#5. "RE: Forum housekeeping question"
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Monroe, US
          

I also agree. That is a great idea.

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paul_7e Silver Member Charter MemberMon 20-Aug-12 12:47 PM
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#6. "RE: Forum housekeeping question"
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That's a great idea. Deletion after 90 days "inactive" would be my first choice.

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ftchmup Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Feb 2008Mon 20-Aug-12 01:17 PM
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#7. "RE: Forum housekeeping question"
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Many sites are able to "edit" the sale post and title. Then change the title and subject to either change price and description and/or mark it SOLD in the title.

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jgould2 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 13th Oct 2007Mon 20-Aug-12 03:23 PM
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#8. "RE: Forum housekeeping question"
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El Segundo (Los Angeles), US
          

Hi all.

Quite agree. Delete inactive posts after 90 days.

JIM

  

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gbowen Gold Member Nikonian since 31st Mar 2011Mon 20-Aug-12 03:29 PM
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#9. "RE: Forum housekeeping question"
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Canton, US
          

I quite agree. I remember not long ago we had a new member responding to posts dating back as much as 6 years ago! Yeah, clean it up please!

George

  

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Tippi Silver Member Nikonian since 13th Jan 2003Mon 20-Aug-12 04:51 PM
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#10. "RE: Forum housekeeping question"
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It would make searching easier. But I think they do not need to delete things because sometimes you are searching for prices to get an idea of what it goes for, beyond Ebay where things can get really high and unreasonable.

But I agree, we need it divided into 'old' and recent.

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adcam Gold Member Nikonian since 31st Dec 2007Mon 20-Aug-12 06:34 PM
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#11. "RE: Forum housekeeping question"
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Portland, US
          

Likewise. Delete after 90 days.

  

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PeterBeckett Gold Member Nikonian since 04th Jan 2010Mon 20-Aug-12 07:01 PM
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#12. "RE: Forum housekeeping question"
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San Jose, US
          


Agree!

My preference would be to auto-delete after 90 days, active or not! Has anyone ever sold anything that has been listed as long as 90 days?

Pete

  

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wh_auden Gold Member Nikonian since 27th Mar 2008Mon 20-Aug-12 08:24 PM
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#13. "RE: Forum housekeeping question"
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Basking Ridge, US
          

Also in agreement to delete after 90 days.

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tfeazel Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Sep 2004Mon 20-Aug-12 09:35 PM
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#14. "RE: Forum housekeeping question"
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Polk City, US
          

Ditto 90 days

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rwwright Platinum Member Nikonian since 23rd Feb 2003Mon 20-Aug-12 11:05 PM
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#15. "RE: Forum housekeeping question"
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Fairview, TX, US
          

how about mark them at 90 days and delete after a year to allow looking back at prices.

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James23p Moderator Awarded for his wide variety of skills, a true generalist both in film and digital photography Nikonian since 25th Apr 2004Tue 21-Aug-12 05:15 AM
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#16. "RE: Forum housekeeping question"
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Memphis, US
          

Great idea all! I just became one of the Mods on the for sale forum a few months ago and have been trying to catch up as this forum has tons of posts. On the old system we could archive but I'm not sure we can on the new system I will look into to it and see if there is a way to do this. If we can and the team approves we need to see what time frame it seems 90 days is the general idea.

Give me some time to ask and see what we can do.

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PeterBeckett Gold Member Nikonian since 04th Jan 2010Tue 21-Aug-12 02:55 PM
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#17. "RE: Forum housekeeping question"
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San Jose, US
          


Thanks Jim.

Pete

  

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#18. "RE: Forum housekeeping question"
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Tue 21-Aug-12 08:08 PM by 2pixels_short

Anchorage, US
          

I'd be happy if people would mark their item SOLD as the forum rules outline rather than just edit the title.

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RockyIII Gold Member Nikonian since 27th May 2006Wed 22-Aug-12 04:26 PM
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#19. "RE: Forum housekeeping question"
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Raleigh, US
          

Thanks for looking into it, Jim.

Rocky

  

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cameraniac Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Feb 2007Wed 22-Aug-12 09:42 PM
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#20. "RE: Forum housekeeping question"
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Wed 22-Aug-12 09:44 PM by cameraniac

Chiefland, US
          

>I'd be happy if people would mark their item SOLD as the
>forum rules outline rather than just edit the title.
>
>Mike in Alaska

Right on.....


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dwiggins Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Sep 2007Fri 24-Aug-12 06:31 PM
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#21. "RE: Forum housekeeping question"
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Fri 24-Aug-12 06:31 PM by dwiggins

Minneapolis, US
          

I look at old posts all the time to get a feel for going rates and prices. I like the idea of "inactive" forum - it would allow people to search thru those to see if someone might still be interested in selling. Just a thought.

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DesertLefty Registered since 03rd Mar 2010Sun 26-Aug-12 11:24 PM
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#22. "RE: Forum housekeeping question"
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Sun 26-Aug-12 11:27 PM by DesertLefty

Sacramento, US
          

>I look at old posts all the time to get a feel for going
>rates and prices.

I also find the old listings to be a valuable reference, not just for prices but also to get ideas for my next gear purchase or to research an obscure lens or accessory.

Please DON'T delete them.

Lefty

P.S. It would be very nice if the FS system could be updated to allow edits to the original posting. This is a big shortcoming on Nikonians. Edits are needed to reflect changes in status, price, and additional information that was overlooked at the time of the original posting. (They're also very handy for people like me who can't seem to get the wording exactly right the first time...)

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#23. "RE: Forum housekeeping question"
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Mayo, US
          

You can edit your original post for a certain amount of time - I think it's 24 hours, which should be quite sufficient. After that, you can simply add a reply with the updated information regarding items sold, updated prices, etc.

Simplify

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RockyIII Gold Member Nikonian since 27th May 2006Mon 03-Sep-12 04:43 AM
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#24. "RE: Forum housekeeping question"
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Raleigh, US
          

It looks like a new "I Want to sell Archive" area has been created and some posts moved. Hopefully many more will be moved soon.

Thanks,

Rocky

  

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TiggerGTO Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Feb 2006Wed 05-Sep-12 01:16 PM
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#25. "RE: Forum housekeeping question"
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Apex, US
          

I'm coming to this thread a little late, but I agree with the posters that are asking to not delete, but archive the older inactive posts. I have used old posts in this forum many times to get a feel for an asking price for something that I wanted to sell or an offering price for something I wanted to buy.

In fact, it would be really useful if along with marking something as sold, there were fields where the original asking price and the actual selling prices could be recorded (optionally of course). That would provide useful data for people researching the purchase or sale of a used item here or elsewhere on the Internet.

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RockyIII Gold Member Nikonian since 27th May 2006Wed 05-Sep-12 01:54 PM
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#26. "RE: Forum housekeeping question"
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Raleigh, US
          

Good idea, Danny. eBay works well for that if you limit your search to sold items only.

Rocky

  

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