Delete, second offence - first born child.
Thus far we have gotten along pretty well with "self-policing", and have to balance making sure rules are respected with creating more work for ourselves than is necessary. As an aside, it is beyond frustrating to me at least, that in the computer age we are in, we cannot have a trading forum where it is impossible to make a post that breaks the rules (like a template form for new posts that requires price in title, must include pictures, and must have 50 posts, etc before the post is put up). The man-hours manually policing these infractions is staggering and a little dis-heartening, after seeing how often it occurs on a daily/weekly/monthly/yearly basis, because we can't program the computer well enough to do the work for us. But that is where we are, either the technology is not there with our software, or we don't have tech-savvy enough volunteers/over-lords to enact it. So we must all live with that frustration, for the good that the trading post otherwise provides.The thing is, re-posting this is accomplishing little. The same chronic abusers are still chronically abusing. Some have 9 active posts over 2 pages others just cheat a little with 6 or 7. When you have 4 or 5 perhaps more posers filling the the trade forum while running small businesses it is unfair to regular users. Yet nothing is done as to deletions. Why bother re-posting this. I think public opinion has been stated clearly enough. Don't want to bang on about this but no police equals no speed limit.
We have gone through this with the tech guys but gave up in the end as they couldent do what we requiredCreate a template and/or a check list with required items, if failure to comply then delete. Also, I would like to have separate for "sale" and "want to buy"sections.
I agree Jon, sometimes when editing the title with the advanced edit it doesent show up but with a little tinkering it normally will, delete something in the title and write SOLD for example.Let me add an important bit:
When I go to modify the title of a previous post (yes, using "Go Advanced") often but not always the changes only show up when you click into the post, but not when you look at the Forum Listings page.
Active right now I have this post for a watch I just sold, it looks as if it is an active For Sale in the Listings Page but not when you click in. Look closely at Example 2, it even shows how it reads: :FS: Seiko 6119-6020...." up top (2nd line in screen shot) and then below the revision showing "SOLD: Seiko6119-6020..."
So if the Mods are not clicking through to the full post, errors about how many 'active for sale posts' by any given member may be mis-leading.
Forum software bug in my book. If I am doing something wrong please tell me and this might apply to others as well.