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Author:  Dale [ Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:36 pm ]
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Some have urged a forum of this type. We'll give it a shot. PM or email me if you have questions.

Author:  pipersgrip [ Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:30 pm ]
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I think it is a great idea, it will clean a lot out of all the other boards. :D

Author:  Daniel_Bingamon [ Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:35 pm ]
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Wow, Chiff and Fipple - The Great Experiment

Author:  MTGuru [ Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:42 pm ]
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I think prefixes on topic titles would be helpful, and should probably be required.

FS: For Sale
FT: For Trade
WTB: Wanted to Buy
Free: Giveaway

Any others ... ?

Author:  jsluder [ Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:14 am ]
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MTGuru wrote:
Any others ... ?

POS :twisted:

Author:  fearfaoin [ Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:58 pm ]
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jsluder wrote:
MTGuru wrote:
Any others ... ?

POS :twisted:

I thought we had a "no recorders" policy...

Author:  MTGuru [ Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:17 pm ]
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Back when I worked at Sam Ash, we used to write POS right on the price tag of some instruments, mostly as a code to the salespeople. When customers asked, we could tell them it represented our POSitive attitude toward the instrument. That is, we really wanted to get rid of it. :lol:

Author:  MTGuru [ Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:31 am ]
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We're experimenting with a way to handle instruments sold (or offers met or withdrawn), and to expire older posts (currently 2 weeks). The "Sold and Old" sub-forum archive at the top here is part of this. Watch this space for further developments. :)

- The ChiffCo management

Author:  Thomaston [ Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:48 am ]
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MTGuru wrote:
We're experimenting with a way to handle instruments sold (or offers met or withdrawn), and to expire older posts (currently 2 weeks). The "Sold and Old" sub-forum archive at the top here is part of this. Watch this space for further developments. :)

- The ChiffCo management


Is it moved to the subforum if the thread is still getting bumped, or only if there's been no posts for 2 weeks?

Author:  MTGuru [ Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:22 am ]
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At this point, bumping your thread will save it from retirement and a gold watch. :wink:

Author:  Cork [ Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:43 pm ]
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I'd suggest a further sub-division of this forum, to have a forum for those instruments which could be actively for sale or trade by C&F members, and to segregate all other offers, such as references to eBay, etc., to yet another forum.

That way, perhaps offers by C&F members could remain more prominent.

Author:  MTGuru [ Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:50 pm ]
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Well, this forum is exclusively for direct member-to-member offers in the first place. So I'm not sure I understand the suggestion.

Author:  MTGuru [ Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:20 pm ]
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MTGuru wrote:
At this point, bumping your thread will save it from retirement and a gold watch. :wink:

Adding that a "bump policy" to please everyone is tricky.

A bump to renew an about-to-expire offer that is still active is probably fine.

A bump just to push an offer to the top of the list is probably not fine.

We'll see ...

Author:  Cork [ Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:42 pm ]
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MTGuru wrote:
Well, this forum is exclusively for direct member-to-member offers in the first place. So I'm not sure I understand the suggestion.


Now I'm confused, and let me refer to an 04 Feb '09 post by latticino, which refers to the eBay sale of a McGee flute, and which had been transferred from the Flute Forum to this very forum, which then brought me to the suggestion of separating C&F member offers from all other offers, to perhaps then give C&F member offers a greater prominence.

Author:  Thomaston [ Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: This is an experiment.

MTGuru wrote:
MTGuru wrote:
At this point, bumping your thread will save it from retirement and a gold watch. :wink:

Adding that a "bump policy" to please everyone is tricky.

A bump to renew an about-to-expire offer that is still active is probably fine.

A bump just to push an offer to the top of the list is probably not fine.

We'll see ...


Sounds fair to me. Maybe what would work well is to limit bumps to one a week or so unless it's to make a price adjustment. I hate to use my own FS thread as an example, but it IS still active and I'd definitely want the option to make it known that it's still active if it doesn't sell in a few more days.
I'm sure we'll all learn to roll with the punches whatever comes of this experiment. :)

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