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By swker98
Jul 15, 2006
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  1. nork

    nork TS Maniac Posts: 631

    Tedster, you couldnt be more wrong, in my opinion. The section wasnt given enough time, many people didnt even know it was there. Regardless, a section like that takes a bit of time to grow and reach its potential, not a couple weeks and gone.
    As i stated, a "for sale" section would bring new people on board and help this forum grow. In addition, as i have seen in other forums, the people who participate in such a section, and most end up participating in the end, are the ones who most financially support their forum!
    So there is a lot you dont know is at stake here. I feel i can speak with a bit of authority as i am a member of many forums with a "for sale" section and i have seen these forums grow. And when it came time to support their forum, the same people who used that section were the ones that were "up front and center" when the forum needed money to, say, buy new equipment.
    Its too bad that not a lot of people will even see this post and point out they would like this section back!
    I could go on about the benefits of having a "for sale" section but i won't.
    I will only say that i dont believe the statement that it would be too hard to police. Just a few people with knowledge of how to handle this forum would be all that is needed! I know i could.
    In the end, this forum may never know how it stabbed itself in the back.
    So, please, why put down a section you dont understand and fear. Why are these "for sale" sections flourishing in other forums? They do understand and they dont fear!
    Im pretty much done supporting this "for sale" section but i couldnt help a final post or 2, lol.
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,551   +301

    nork - this forum has been around many years and thrived without a for sale forum. It has also been discussed at length probably 6 or more times since I've been around here, and every time we decide its a bad idea. I had a post earlier in this thread already saying this.
     
  3. nork

    nork TS Maniac Posts: 631

    I know all that! I know its been brought up many times and defeated.

    Doesnt mean this forum shouldnt have a "for sale" section.
    In my opinion the reasons for having one outweigh the reasons for not doing so.
     
  4. IBN

    IBN TS Maniac Posts: 625

    @ SNGX1275 How come nobody mentioned that when Socrates initially brought it up. After the suggestion was virtually turned down, Julio came out and said he thought that it was a good idea and he'd run it for a trial period.
     
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hi JUlio.

    I was just wondering.

    At the bottom of the forums in the moderation tools, would it be possible to add the remove redirects option? It would sure make tidying the forums a lot quicker and easier.

    Thanks.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    trying to "flame me"? Sorry... doesn't work

    I got my opinions, you got yours..... whatever.
     


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