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#1 Admin

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 17:13

Dearest Members of our little Fountain Pen Nuthouse on the Digital Prairie,

On January, 23 this year, a new set of rules was announced, effective immediately, in order to make selling and buying in the Classifieds section as safe as possible within the scope of these forums (scope being - fountain - pen talk first, everything else second).

We implemented a 30 days, 30 posts rule at the time, and today the final steps were made in order to automate this process too. You will find that there are 3 groups of members now. For the time being they are named:

Bronze Members (new members registered for less than 30 days)
Silver members (new members registered for 30 days or more but with less than 30 posts in the forums)
and Gold Members (those with more than 30 posts and 30 days presence here in the forums)

For fairness' sake, all those who registered up to and including January 23, 2010 have been moved to the Gold Members Group.

Furthermore, for those of you who do frequent the Classifieds forums, you may have noticed that there is a new button available, the "Bump this topic" button, which becomes available to the person who started the topic exactly 24 hours after the last message posted in the topic, IOW, exactly when the time period for no bumps allowed has expired. This button avoids having to add a post every time a topic requires bumping.

So far, so good.

We hope you will continue to enjoy our little nuthouse here.

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 17:29

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I've also noticed many sellers last night with more than ~3 threads at a time. Should I just continue reporting via the Report function?

Edited by Carlin, 07 March 2010 - 17:29.


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Posted 07 March 2010 - 17:46

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I've also noticed many sellers last night with more than ~3 threads at a time. Should I just continue reporting via the Report function?

Thank you, on behalf of the FPN Admin Team!

With regard to your question: more than 3 threads at a time is allowed, as long as no more than 3 threads a day are started. In the latter case, more than 3 threads started per day (check the topic starter post in topic view for this), yes, do report.

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 17:48

Just a clarification (so I don't bug you guys by reporting things that are ok)...

Do I still report folks who are selling with less than 30 posts? (e.g., someone who has single digit posts but is a gold member because they joined before January?)

Thanks a bunch for all you do, guys!

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 17:57

Just a clarification (so I don't bug you guys by reporting things that are ok)...

Do I still report folks who are selling with less than 30 posts? (e.g., someone who has single digit posts but is a gold member because they joined before January?)

Thanks a bunch for all you do, guys!

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No, no need to report anybody anymore from that POV now. They were the lucky ones, although we will ask them to try and restrict their for sales posts until 30 posts has been reached.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:42

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 11:26

I attempted to report a FS post yesterday, for contravening the rules re adding a 'premium' for paypal use ..... I got a pink line saying that I was not permitted to report this post.

So, just to test, I tried another FS post...got the same response.

No big deal, but .....???
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#8 wimg

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 11:37

I attempted to report a FS post yesterday, for contravening the rules re adding a 'premium' for paypal use ..... I got a pink line saying that I was not permitted to report this post.

So, just to test, I tried another FS post...got the same response.

No big deal, but .....???

This permission error is not related to the specific action you tried to do. I had some similar errors yesterday, after the update to the member groups. The error only went away after I cleared cache, history, cookies, etc. Check the members Helping Members Forum, the FAQ pinned topic. There is a link in there on how to clear one's cache.

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#9 alkman

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 16:18

I no longer have a bump button on a sale posting, and it has been over 24 hours since the last bump, and the original posting is less than a week old.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 16:19

Ok, it looks like the report post settings are not automatically copied to new groups. I reset them manualy, and it should work now.

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#11 wimg

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 16:22

I no longer have a bump button on a sale posting, and it has been over 24 hours since the last bump, and the original posting is less than a week old.

Similar to the report post problem. Is fixed now.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 16:36

:clap1: Wim and Co, you are AWESOME! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted 08 March 2010 - 16:59

Well, despite the preparation time, we managed to miss those, which is a pity. Thank you nonetheless!

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 08:52

What if in certain unforeseen but highly improbable but very much possible circumstances one is adverse to gold, is one able to seek an alternative group (e.g. platinum/rhodium)?
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#15 enricof

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 09:24

Thanks for the explanation, I was wondering what I had to do with Austin Powers...
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#16 wimg

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 11:50

Thanks for the explanation, I was wondering what I had to do with Austin Powers...
(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0295178/)

Well, there actually is the slight difference in spelling; 1 space extra :D.

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#17 wimg

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 11:51

What if in certain unforeseen but highly improbable but very much possible circumstances one is adverse to gold, is one able to seek an alternative group (e.g. platinum/rhodium)?

yes, well, we've been thinking about this, but no more than that :D.

Warm regards, Wim ;)

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 20:18

great job, admins!!!!!!!

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 22:10

Really good work people - thank you :)

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 13:52

Thank you all for you rthanks and contributions.

I moved two sets of posts to different topics:
http://www.fountainp...button-trouble/
to Members Helping Members, and this:
http://www.fountainp...-promotion-bug/
to Community Feedback.

This in order to keep better track of these two subjects for fixing purposes.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 21:52

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 01:03

What do I do if my "Bump" button does not work? It has been way more than 24 hours and it is still grayed out?

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 01:53

You have to count 24 hours from the last messsage posted, not from the starter post.

Any new messages are considered bumps, too.

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Edited by wimg, 17 March 2010 - 01:54.

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 01:57

You have to count 24 hours from the last messsage posted, not from the starter post.

Any new messages are considered bumps, too.

HTH, warm regards, Wim



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Posted 18 March 2010 - 00:14

:thumbup:

I've also noticed many sellers last night with more than 3 threads at a time. Should I just continue reporting via the Report function?


I wouldn't get too gung ho on reporting sellers until you're a bit more familiar with the system and who actually is a regular seller and who is not. I have had more than three sales post up at once myself. Sometimes one or more is a re-posting of a previous sales post that I could not edit because it was over 24 hours old. The FPN administrators are pretty good about monitoring the sales boards and will independently edit and or remove multiple posts at their own discretion with a pm or message to the seller involved.

There is not too much fraud going on here because most of us regular sellers and buyers have been around a long time and a new seller or one who is questionable will have reply posts asking for clarification of his or her sales post and it will stick out like a sore thumb.

Other than that, welcome to the world of fountain pens and I am glad you enjoy writing with them. ;)

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 00:15

Silver members cannot sell?

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 06:32

Silver members cannot sell?


That's basically correct yes. :)
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Posted 05 April 2010 - 20:03

How can I edit my topic to update for price changes? Is it more effective to delete the topic and start a new one? If so, how do I delete? Thanks.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 20:58

How can I edit my topic to update for price changes? Is it more effective to delete the topic and start a new one? If so, how do I delete? Thanks.

You can't edit after 24 hours or delete. Just make your "bump" post one where you update prices.
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Posted 07 April 2010 - 12:18

You can't edit after 24 hours or delete. Just make your "bump" post one where you update prices.



The problem with that is that I have the feeling many people don't look at your whole thread any more once they have seen it once or twice. That way they miss the price updates at the bottom...
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