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· BACK TO THE FUTURE!!!
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this site does NOT tolerate, under any circumstances, people joining just to sell stuff.... if you are wanting to do that, you are free to go elsewhere.....

this is a Honda Accord site, full of information about problems and solutions to not only the Accord, but other hondas as well.....

this time last year, i don't even think that we even had 2000 members..... the rate of people joining and CONTRIBUTING has literally exploded since last winter......

this is not craigslist.....



i am not trying to be mean or nasty here, sorry if it came off as such..... :wave: :sorry:

- josh
 

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blkapra4 said:
open forum or restricted club?

dont you think that you are doing a dis-service to your members by not allowing them the chance to purchase items from private sellers that they can get at other sites?I understand the logic behind your actions but you can purchase items everywhere on the net. Maybe if you were a little more understanding of this the site would have more than 2500 members.
Nope.. No restrictions to who can join these forums. You are welcome to stay and read up/ post your opinions as long as you accept the opinions of the other members. :wave: With that said, each town has their own laws and in our "town", you have to be an actively participating member to sell your stuff here. We'll be doing our members a bigger disservice by allowing everyone to sell on this forum.
 

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blkapra4 said:
dont you think that you are doing a dis-service to your members by not allowing them the chance to purchase items from private sellers that they can get at other sites?I understand the logic behind your actions but you can purchase items everywhere on the net. Maybe if you were a little more understanding of this the site would have more than 2500 members.
I occasionally "skip over" some ads that are useful ie. wheels and tires (some need winter wheels) and accessories. I leave some up when I know it might be useful to another member (ie. we had a person with one post put up an ad about parting out a 91 Accord, I left it up for stiller but he reported it anyway :lmao: ). But there are people who are joining to sell 20" rims that nobody wants, wrecked Dodge's, a hybrid Civic with a B-series...that stuff is ridiculous and is not tolerated.

In addition, dealing with members with only 3 posts that are selling things is risky. You have no idea who this person is, what they really are up to. For all we know they could have just joined to scam some poor soul.

The BS postings have come down recently but if they go back up, expect the rules to get even stricter ie. 30 posts AND one month membership or mod's approval.

You're right, parts can be purchased everywhere on the net. Our members are not stupid, they look for what they need in various places. Maybe this isn't their first place to look but then again this isn't a junkyard/dealer/Autotrader.
 

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blkapra4 said:
dont you think that you are doing a dis-service to your members by not allowing them the chance to purchase items from private sellers that they can get at other sites?I understand the logic behind your actions but you can purchase items everywhere on the net. Maybe if you were a little more understanding of this the site would have more than 2500 members.

High quality 1st post :thumbsdow .

With an attitude like that I'm sure that most members here would be lining up to purchase something from you :lmao:

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion though and it is an open forum :yes:

Thanks for posting your opinion.

I would rather have a forum with 100 knowledgeable members with good attitudes over one with 20,000 members with one like yours.

I1 :)
 

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if you are not willing to contribute to this forum, then you have no reason to post in the classified section.....
 

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stiller fan said:
if you are not willing to contribute to this forum, then you have no reason to post in the classified section.....
Are you serious.. It's all 7th gen talk! Look me up at hondasociety.com -- you'll see that i'm interested. but how could I contribute to 7th gens! my ads gone anyway. not worth trying...again
 

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ur choice.....

just cause that the forum is skewed towards 7th gens doesn't mean that we don't have other accords (and TL's) on here.... princess, one of the mods on here, is able to access TSB's and other bulletins on here.....

mine is a 4th, there is a second gen too, and a good amount of 5th and 6th gen....

sorry that we couldn't help or please ya.... :wavebye:
 

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Well I see my classified was just deleted. I do have to say that this rule is pretty lame. I have had many cars over just the past few years and I've never belonged to a board with this rule. This is not a way to make a new member feel welcome. :thumbsdow
 

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BenjiBoy650 said:
This is also a great way to make all the spammers not feel welcome. Double edged sword

All spam should be deleted period. I just got a new 2007 that came with splash guards that I didn't want. I thought I could sell them here and make a few bucks. I hardly call that spamming. I guess I can go postwhore 8 more posts, and that will somehow make me a more productive and meaningful member!

Again, really lame,
 

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pushing_tin said:
All spam should be deleted period. I just got a new 2007 that came with splash guards that I didn't want. I thought I could sell them here and make a few bucks. I hardly call that spamming. I guess I can go postwhore 8 more posts, and that will somehow make me a more productive and meaningful member!

Again, really lame,
If you read the very first post it says that if you email a mod first, they would consider allowing the ad.

Though, since none of the mods identify themselves (except for Jeremy), not sure how easy it is for someone who just registered to do that.
 

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This is a good way to avoid spammers, but at the same time we do have certain people here that are complete post whores that I wouldnt trust to deal with when it comes to classifieds. Really tho, people that have few posts here would probably get more hits to their items if they just listed them on ebay instead of signing up here to sell an item and contribute little to the forum.
 

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MJL said:
This is a good way to avoid spammers, but at the same time we do have certain people here that are complete post whores that I wouldnt trust to deal with when it comes to classifieds. Really tho, people that have few posts here would probably get more hits to their items if they just listed them on ebay instead of signing up here to sell an item and contribute little to the forum.
My splashguards are listed on E-bay. When I posted a link to the auction I indicated that I would let them go for cheaper than I had them on E-bay with free shipping.
 

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All mods are listed on the front page under Forum Leaders.

Rule stands...sorry.

We leave the thread up with the title for everyone to see for a little while...if they're interested they will PM. After a couple weeks I go back and delete them completely and remove the clutter.
 

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can i do a WTB classified ad even though im only at like what 4 or 5 posts?
 

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if you get the mods approval first, it should not be a problem.....

that being said tho, i'm not a mod..... :wave:
 

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I'd like to apologize for not reading this first. I tried to post my car for sale, but I am not an active posting member. Please accept my apology. I did not mean to be a troll.

Thanks,

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if you get moderator's approval, they may let it go..... :)

welcome aboard.... :wave:
 
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