Pointless!!

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landy man
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Pointless!!

Post by landy man » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:11 pm

I can't understand why any bike for sale gets locked after it's been advertised on the forum!
Anyone interested in a bike is unable to request a viewing on the behalf of a potential buyer and countless questions that could be asked and viewed by anyone interested without contacting the seller everytime.
I'm on the look out for an MT for a friend but can't be bothered with the pointless PM's to the seller.
Why do it?
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1985 MT500 Green.
1972 series 3 Lightweight,GS,Green.Waddington strike command
1978 Series 3 Lightweight,GS,light stone.Black watch 1st battalion
1959 Triumph 5TA speed twin.
1964 series 2A landy.

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Re: Poinless!!

Post by Wirralman » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:24 pm

landy man wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:11 pm
I can't understand why any bike for sale gets locked after it's been advertised on the forum!
Anyone interested in a bike is unable to request a viewing on the behalf of a potential buyer and countless questions that could be asked and viewed by anyone interested without contacting the seller everytime.
I'm on the look out for an MT for a friend but can't be bothered with the pointless PM's to the seller.
Why do it?
Why do it, you ask . It was introduced to avoid offensive comments being posted by third parties Asking a question via pm is no more effort than posting on a thread If a seller wants to add extra information he can do by contacting Admin

If you can't be bothered, your words not mine, then don't
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Re: Pointless!!

Post by landy man » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:30 pm

Thanks for the reply.
Still don't understand!
Offensive comments can be posted on any thread,why lock just one?
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1985 MT500 Green.
1972 series 3 Lightweight,GS,Green.Waddington strike command
1978 Series 3 Lightweight,GS,light stone.Black watch 1st battalion
1959 Triumph 5TA speed twin.
1964 series 2A landy.

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Re: Poinless!!

Post by hounddog » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:54 pm

We had a few problems. On several occasions someone would post a sale advert, this would often be followed by comments that it was overpriced and not worth it, from those who probably had no intention of buying anyway, and finding fault with the bike from pictures. . Arguments developed from that, Sellers got upset and complained , some said they wouldn't list bikes for sale here because of the hassle .
As an admin team decision , so we didn't have to keep defusing tensions , and to keep the peace , we started locking posts . Moderators were getting fed up the hassle as well ! We didn't really want to lock things but it works better now . If you list something for sale what you don't want is a long debate about what looks wrong and what it's worth , and open criticism .
I don't see a problem with sending a pm, if the seller is keen to sell they will monitor their inbox regularly I would assume , you can exchange phone numbers and take it from there .
Not much different from auto trader really? .

The for sale threads were where a lot of the problems arose. Other threads kick off sometimes but we monitor and intervene if we have to if things get offensive .

Not a perfect system , but I think it works for many. Always happy to take on board suggestions thank you .
Hope that helps explain
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Re: Pointless!!

Post by deadgrass. » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:01 pm

landy man wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:30 pm
Thanks for the reply.
Still don't understand!
Offensive comments can be posted on any thread,why lock just one?
if you were to advertise your bike for sale with a price
you could and possibly would get comments from someone who had no intention of buying ,like its not worth that or its a ÂŁ1000 too much
what would you think comments like that might do to your chance of a sale

dave.

oops beat me to it ian
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Re: Pointless!!

Post by landy man » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:44 pm

deadgrass. wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:01 pm
landy man wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:30 pm
Thanks for the reply.
Still don't understand!
Offensive comments can be posted on any thread,why lock just one?
if you were to advertise your bike for sale with a price
you could and possibly would get comments from someone who had no intention of buying ,like its not worth that or its a ÂŁ1000 too much
what would you think comments like that might do to your chance of a sale

dave.

oops beat me to it ian
I really couldn't care what people's opinion are on anything
I Advertise/sell,If someone wants it at the price you offer it for, everyone's happy.
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1985 MT500 Green.
1972 series 3 Lightweight,GS,Green.Waddington strike command
1978 Series 3 Lightweight,GS,light stone.Black watch 1st battalion
1959 Triumph 5TA speed twin.
1964 series 2A landy.

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Re: Poinless!!

Post by landy man » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:09 pm

hounddog wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:54 pm
Not a perfect system , but I think it works for many. Always happy to take on board suggestions thank you .
Hope that helps explain
Ian
A forum is all about discussion,opinions and guidance for anyone that needs it as far I'm concerned.
Anyone viewing a bike for sale on this or any other forum would benefit from opinions from forum members/mt owners.
I think a lot of debate/discussion/opinions are lost by locking a topic.(unless needed)
Your forum Not mine,it's just my personal opinion.
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1985 MT500 Green.
1972 series 3 Lightweight,GS,Green.Waddington strike command
1978 Series 3 Lightweight,GS,light stone.Black watch 1st battalion
1959 Triumph 5TA speed twin.
1964 series 2A landy.

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Re: Pointless!!

Post by deadgrass. » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:10 pm

i guess you got the title right.

dave.
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thank god for atheism.
sometimes your front legs need to be stiff and the fur on your arse vertical.

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Re: Pointless!!

Post by landy man » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:35 pm

deadgrass. wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:10 pm
i guess you got the title right.

dave.
One more post count from you mate!
If you have an opinion make it worth while ! :roll:
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1985 MT500 Green.
1972 series 3 Lightweight,GS,Green.Waddington strike command
1978 Series 3 Lightweight,GS,light stone.Black watch 1st battalion
1959 Triumph 5TA speed twin.
1964 series 2A landy.

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Re: Pointless!!

Post by deadgrass. » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:41 pm

i have a 350 and 500 for sale.

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