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#41 WilliamLEJA

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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.

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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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#45 Pen Nut

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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.

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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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#49 Professor Zlatko

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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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best regards




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