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Forum housekeeping question

RockyIII

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Sun 19-Aug-12 03:01 PM | edited Sat 25-Aug-12 04:26 AM by RockyIII

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?

Rocky

wwt67

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#1. "RE: Forum housekeeping question" | In response to Reply # 0

wwt67 Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2010
Sun 19-Aug-12 09:25 PM

I agree.

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vpasq

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#2. "RE: Forum housekeeping question" | In response to Reply # 1

vpasq Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Apr 2008
Sun 19-Aug-12 09:28 PM

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

cameraniac

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#3. "RE: Forum housekeeping question" | In response to Reply # 0

cameraniac Registered since 19th Feb 2007
Sun 19-Aug-12 11:41 PM | edited Sun 19-Aug-12 11:42 PM by cameraniac

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

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#4. "RE: Forum housekeeping question" | In response to Reply # 3

RockyIII Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 27th May 2006
Sun 19-Aug-12 11:59 PM

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

Rocky

francine

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#5. "RE: Forum housekeeping question" | In response to Reply # 4

francine Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Jun 2007
Mon 20-Aug-12 08:56 AM

I also agree. That is a great idea.

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paul_7e

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#6. "RE: Forum housekeeping question" | In response to Reply # 5

paul_7e Silver Member Charter Member
Mon 20-Aug-12 10:47 AM

That's a great idea. Deletion after 90 days "inactive" would be my first choice.

Paul

ftchmup

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#7. "RE: Forum housekeeping question" | In response to Reply # 6

ftchmup Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Feb 2008
Mon 20-Aug-12 11:17 AM

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

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#8. "RE: Forum housekeeping question" | In response to Reply # 6

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 2007
Mon 20-Aug-12 01:23 PM

Hi all.

Quite agree. Delete inactive posts after 90 days.

JIM

gbowen

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#9. "RE: Forum housekeeping question" | In response to Reply # 0

gbowen Gold Member Nikonian since 31st Mar 2011
Mon 20-Aug-12 01:29 PM

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!

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Tippi

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#10. "RE: Forum housekeeping question" | In response to Reply # 0

Tippi Registered since 13th Jan 2003
Mon 20-Aug-12 02:51 PM

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

Portland, US
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#11. "RE: Forum housekeeping question" | In response to Reply # 0

adcam Gold Member Nikonian since 31st Dec 2007
Mon 20-Aug-12 04:34 PM

Likewise. Delete after 90 days.

PeterBeckett

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#12. "RE: Forum housekeeping question" | In response to Reply # 0

PeterBeckett Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 04th Jan 2010
Mon 20-Aug-12 05:01 PM


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

wh_auden

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#13. "RE: Forum housekeeping question" | In response to Reply # 0

wh_auden Gold Member Nikonian since 27th Mar 2008
Mon 20-Aug-12 06:24 PM

Also in agreement to delete after 90 days.

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tfeazel

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#14. "RE: Forum housekeeping question" | In response to Reply # 12

tfeazel Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 12th Sep 2004
Mon 20-Aug-12 07:35 PM

Ditto 90 days

Tom

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rwwright

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#15. "RE: Forum housekeeping question" | In response to Reply # 0

rwwright Platinum Member Nikonian since 23rd Feb 2003
Mon 20-Aug-12 09:05 PM

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

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James23p

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#16. "RE: Forum housekeeping question" | In response to Reply # 0

James23p Moderator Awarded for his wide variety of skills, a true generalist both in film and digital photography Nikonian since 25th Apr 2004
Tue 21-Aug-12 03:15 AM

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

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#17. "RE: Forum housekeeping question" | In response to Reply # 16

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Tue 21-Aug-12 12:55 PM


Thanks Jim.

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2pixels_short

Anchorage, US
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#18. "RE: Forum housekeeping question" | In response to Reply # 0

2pixels_short Gold Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 16th Oct 2003
Tue 21-Aug-12 06:05 PM | edited Tue 21-Aug-12 06:08 PM by 2pixels_short

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

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#19. "RE: Forum housekeeping question" | In response to Reply # 16

RockyIII Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 27th May 2006
Wed 22-Aug-12 02:26 PM

Thanks for looking into it, Jim.

Rocky

cameraniac

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#20. "RE: Forum housekeeping question" | In response to Reply # 18

cameraniac Registered since 19th Feb 2007
Wed 22-Aug-12 07:42 PM | edited Wed 22-Aug-12 07:44 PM by cameraniac

>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

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#21. "RE: Forum housekeeping question" | In response to Reply # 0

dwiggins Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Sep 2007
Fri 24-Aug-12 04:31 PM | edited Fri 24-Aug-12 04:31 PM by dwiggins

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

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#22. "RE: Forum housekeeping question" | In response to Reply # 21

DesertLefty Registered since 03rd Mar 2010
Sun 26-Aug-12 09:24 PM | edited Sun 26-Aug-12 09:27 PM by DesertLefty

>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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reuben

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#23. "RE: Forum housekeeping question" | In response to Reply # 22

reuben Moderator Landscape and Sports in depth expertise Awarded for his article contributions to the Resources Donor Ribbon awarded for his extraordinary generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 21st Jan 2004
Sun 26-Aug-12 09:28 PM

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

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#24. "RE: Forum housekeeping question" | In response to Reply # 0

RockyIII Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 27th May 2006
Mon 03-Sep-12 02:43 AM

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

TiggerGTO

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#25. "RE: Forum housekeeping question" | In response to Reply # 22

TiggerGTO Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Feb 2006
Wed 05-Sep-12 11:16 AM

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

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#26. "RE: Forum housekeeping question" | In response to Reply # 25

RockyIII Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 27th May 2006
Wed 05-Sep-12 11:54 AM

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

Rocky

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