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Came across a WTB thread where staff deleted someone's offer to the OP because they did not post images of the product. The staffer sourced the FS/WTB rules as support highlighting the reasons. If you start a FS thread, you need an image, that much is clear. My concern is that the rules don't cover WTB replies as the rules explicitly state 'creating a thread' and infers you being the OP of a FS thread. A reply to a WTB thread isn't the OP, nor a thread...it's a post within a thread inside a subforum.

If you're going to require images in replies to WTB, I would consider updating the rules to reflect that requirement. As it stands it does not (to me).

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....am I just splitting hairs asking for clarification? Look at the bold parts... this is all under the guise of creating a FS thread, not replying to WTB. I think it's a great idea to do this to WTB responses, but the rules don't seem to reflect that requirement.

I looked at some WTB threads and the few I looked at where there are replies stating they have the hardware, I never saw a picture and no user was required to have them previously (that I found in a cursory look). It's all "YHPM" and handled without an image posted.

So........ what's the deal? Are images required in responses to WTBs as well? If so, you may want to update your rules so that requirement is clear/listed and enforcement can then be consistent.
 
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Came across a WTB thread where staff deleted someone's offer to the OP because they did not post images of the product. The staffer sourced the FS/WTB rules as support highlighting the reasons. If you start a FS thread, you need an image, that much is clear. My concern is that the rules don't cover WTB replies as the rules explicitly state 'creating a thread' and infers you being the OP of a FS thread. A reply to a WTB thread isn't the OP, nor a thread...it's a post within a thread inside a subforum.

If you're going to require images in replies to WTB, I would consider updating the rules to reflect that requirement. As it stands it does not (to me).

Here are the current rules...

....am I just splitting hairs asking for clarification? Look at the bold parts... this is all under the guise of creating a FS thread, not replying to WTB. I think it's a great idea to do this to WTB responses, but the rules don't seem to reflect that requirement.

I looked at some WTB threads and the few I looked at where there are replies stating they have the hardware, I never saw a picture and no user was required to have them previously (that I found in a cursory look). It's all "YHPM" and handled without an image posted.

So........ what's the deal? Are images required in responses to WTBs as well? If so, you may want to update your rules so that requirement is clear/listed and enforcement can then be consistent.
Rules are clear, bumping only or reply in PM.
 
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Rules are clear, bumping only or reply in PM.
But it seems it would have been allowed if there was an image? That and the other OT bantor is still there (oops, my bad some of that, lol, I forget it's FS)...warning incoming... :p
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I'm just asking to clarify the rules for people responding in WTB threads. Is an image required in public or PM? If PM is OK, how do you police that? If I say I have XXX YHPM do I req a pic? If a response like that gets deleted, then 99% of them need to, no?

Sorry... not trying to be dense here. I had no idea a pic was required for responses in WTB threads... and in looking at other WTB threads, nobody else does either. Did I miss something here? I mean, clearly, this isn't a big deal, but, wanted to bring it up for clarity. :)


EDIT: OK.. I see now what happened...I think.. which makes most of my question moot. The dude linked back to his own thread (which I guess didn't have pictures?). So.....YHPM by people without images is OK. I think I have it now. :slap::D
 
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Going by the rules, yhpm is technically breaking the guidelines, as BST banter is all technically not allowed.

As to it not being in print to provide images in a WTB thread, you are then the seller, and must comply to sellers rules. At least that was the way I always understood and enforced it.

PMs are a way to skirt the thread BS, but a good buyer will request the images, so you may as well play the game, right?
 
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Gotcha. This is the first time I ran across it in wtb since I've been here.. but realize now (see edit) it appears to be more than just that.
 
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