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#31 treborefir

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 20:00

Thanks for all the memories!
Here's hoping you all have a wonderful holiday and the NEW Market Place is as much fun and as interesting as the old. I'm sure you'll do everything in your power to keep it fresh.

#32 rhosygell

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 21:12

All the best to the mods / admins at FPN and many thanks for all their hard work
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#33 Silvermink

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 21:45

for what its worth, spammers have pretty much figured out how to search/replace "at" with @ and "dot" with "." it isn't hard (you can pretty much do it with a one line perl script)


We're just going to have to be more creative - (Ag) mink at shaw dot see, eh? Just gotta stay ahead of the curve. ;) (Of course, as we've probably all learned from captchas, sometimes you get so far ahead of the curve that you start leaving humans befuddled, too!)

Thanks to the admins and mods for all their hard work, and Merry Christmas and/or Happy Holidays to the lot of you.

(P.S. No prizes for deciphering that, particularly not if you post the result in the thread!)

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#34 Miranda

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 00:49

Add me to the admin/mod love fest!
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#35 krandallkraus

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 07:36

Maybe it's time to charge a buck for every sale or even every "for sale" post and share some of that with the mods of the forum. It seems to me that if you can use the site to make a few bucks, you should not begrudge spending a buck or two for doing it. Giveaways would be gratis, of course.
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#36 Painterspal

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 08:28

I'm sure I for one have no idea how much hard work goes on behind the scenes to keep FPN afloat. So here's a hearty thank you to all those fab people who have kept my favourite place on the internet going!

One question about the new arrangements: Sellers often lower the price if they don't find a buyer after a day or two - any ideas on how we'll continue to achieve that? How long can you edit the original post for?

Thanks and a very happy Christmas to all.
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#37 wimg

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 21:50

Regarding the questions re the market place: posts can still eb edited for up to 24 hours after posting, and with regard to the other options, I can only say we are looking into those. We do have a temporary solution at the ready, but are looking for more permanent solutions too, although the latter will likely take some time to test, select, and implement.

Having that out of the way, I would like to say thank you to all of you for the complimentary words and support offered, and for the warm and fuzzy feelings.

Warm regards, Wim
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Posted 25 December 2010 - 03:00

Thank you and enjoy your well earned respite. We will all be waiting with baited breath for your safe return.
With best wishes and warmth,
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Posted 25 December 2010 - 17:36

I often learn something in the replies to postings as descriptions are clarified and expanded.

If the ban on replies is simply to reduce content quantity and the corresponding admin work then I'd be willing to volunteer time to monitor the marketplace to allow the replies to continue.

Heck, I'll volunteer some time ban or no ban.

#40 jniforat

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 17:51

there's another convo going in "Community Feedback" -- i, too, volunteer my services if need be.

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 03:04

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas & happy holidays in general.

A big hand to our mods for keeping this a nice community.

That said; I am worried about what will come of the marketplace. I will echo a the concern of talkinghead reference the whole "communicate to the masses" issue when an item sells. Glad to hear the mods are aware of that potential snag. I am also concerned if a seller chooses to offer a price reduction or something to sweeten a sale post how will that be conveyed? A 24 hour edit rule would certainly make price reductions difficult. Heck; when the prices start falling I start buying.

All that said I do understand that mods are humans too and have lives outside of cyber space and deserve some free time.

Take care everyone,

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#42 Gerry

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 20:25

William, you've had a 24 hour limit on post editiing for quite a while now (in Internet terms, almost forever... LOL).

WRT the Marketplace, the post OP is free to add another post advertising the new price or that it is sold, as he has been able to do since the edit restriction was put in place (over a year ago IIRC).

People have always wanted us to make it easier to edit - which also removes any trace of the original asking price BTW, but our restriction on editing has a it's beginnings in another act, by a previous member in deleting all of his posts over a period of time. This left holes in threads, and left others in tatters. In order to prevent that sort of vandalism, editing has been turned off for the whole site in a consistent manner. Twenty four hours to clean up typos etc. then it's part of the record.

Hope that clears up the history of that particular restriction.

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 21:15

I noticed an increase of sale posts on Pentrance after FPN's temporary closure of its For Sale forum. I used to peruse the FS forum daily (alright, quite often daily!) and missed it at first. However, I am beginning to wonder if shifting sales to Pentrace might be in the best long-term interest of FPN. Our mods and admins are bright, courteous, and incredibly dedicated. Were we to lose them through burnout, the atmosphere and quality of FPN would, I think, decline to our collective disappointment. I believe that listening to our mods and admins request a workload reduction by at least limiting sales is in the forum's best interest. As usual, the devil is in the details of limitation.

Just my $.02.

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 00:43

If you are going to cut off old items at 30 days, presumably you will be deleting older stuff and saving server storage space, reducing maintenance workload of that and saving money. Most organizations have a limit on historical data available online. Maintaining that old data does impose a significant work load.
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 10:03

isnt Tuesday the 28th ?? :mellow:

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#46 wimg

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 10:27

isnt Tuesday the 28th ?? :mellow:

Yes, we'll fix the typo :D.

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#47 wimg

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 10:32

If you are going to cut off old items at 30 days, presumably you will be deleting older stuff and saving server storage space, reducing maintenance workload of that and saving money. Most organizations have a limit on historical data available online. Maintaining that old data does impose a significant work load.

Hi Paul,

The real workload is in moderating the board, not so much historical data maintenance - actually, the latter requires very little in workload, other than back-ups. The 30 day cut-off for older posts in the market place forums is really meant to prevent revival of topics by newbies, and of random posts by spammers.

HTH, warm regards, Wim

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#48 Fuddlestack

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 14:30

Thanks for all your work, all you mods and rockers administrators. Have a good New Year break and a prosperous 2011.

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 18:30

Hello people, and course happy holidays to everyone... Does anybody know witch model of fountain pen is this???

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