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I just want to state it is odd we are no longer able to link to manufacturer pages for item specifications, price comparison, etc.

What drove that decision? Just curious and caught it reading the rules here as a recent change.
 
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I just want to state it is odd we are no longer able to link to manufacturer pages for item specifications, price comparison, etc.

What drove that decision? Just curious and caught it reading the rules here as a recent change.
When did that happen? I do it all the time, it's very much a necessity when you take into account the need to help people understand they hardware more fully... Limiting that would be silly and introduce a PITN that doesn't need to exist...
 
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To both of you, you do realize this is for the BST section right, not across all sections?

It appears those topics were added for a good reason. We do not change guidelines to create drama or issues.

Say I want to sell and H150i and I link to the site so that you can see exactly what I am selling (acceptable), it (I believe) refers to sales at those places being linked to in the BST rather than Hot Deals.
 
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Ah. That makes sense... Shutting up.
 

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To both of you, you do realize this is for the BST section right, not across all sections?
Yes.

It appears those topics were added for a good reason. We do not change guidelines to create drama or issues.
I'm not asking to create drama sneaky, rather to avoid it.

Say I want to sell and H150i and I link to the site so that you can see exactly what I am selling (acceptable), it (I believe) refers to sales at those places being linked to in the BST rather than Hot Deals.
So we can still link pages for specification reasons? If so I have no further questions, but maybe would suggest clarified wording.
 

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but maybe would suggest clarified wording.
Read it in the context of the rule it applies to, how would you suggest it to be more clear?
"No links to auctions or other sites. (retailers, resellers, manufacturers, or eBay) "

FYI, the bit you are quoting as to being changed, from the history of that post, it appears we are discussing a change made in February of 2016 FYI. Just because it is blue does not mean it is new, it is done to draw attention, which it did, although a bit late ;)
 
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Read it in the context of the rule it applies to, how would you suggest it to be more clear?
"No links to auctions or other sites. (retailers, resellers, manufacturers, or eBay) "

FYI, the bit you are quoting as to being changed, from the history of that post, it appears we are discussing a change made in February of 2016 FYI. Just because it is blue does not mean it is new, it is done to draw attention, which it did, although a bit late ;)
I would just remove manufacturers.
 

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I would just remove manufacturers.
Again, it is there as a reference to other sites for "Their Sales/Auctions/Discounts/what have you" of goods, not your own, hence the Hot Deals reference earlier.
Coming from our side, we have to be this specific, or someone will try to bypass things if they are not in text.
 
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Again, it is there as a reference to other sites for "Their Sales/Auctions/Discounts/what have you" of goods, not your own, hence the Hot Deals reference earlier.
Coming from our side, we have to be this specific, or someone will try to bypass things if they are not in text.
I understand that you have to be specific but how it reads is not what you intended. At least for us average dummies. :laugh:

The key is you just haphazardly throw in 'other sites.'. If you read it straight up it says no links to any sites.

Ultimately, it seems only RTB has read it in 4 years so I don't think it is an issue.
 

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It is exactly what we intended, it seems only a select few are seemingly taking it out of context.
 
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I just had a reply I made to a thread in here deleted because it was against the rules... I'm not arguing here, but I sincerely don't know what rule I broke. Can the mod tell me why it was deleted? It wasn't important and already resolved, so I don't really care. Just honestly want to know what about it was incorrect so I don't do it again.
 

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I just had a reply I made to a thread in here deleted because it was against the rules... I'm not arguing here, but I sincerely don't know what rule I broke. Can the mod tell me why it was deleted? It wasn't important and already resolved, so I don't really care. Just honestly want to know what about it was incorrect so I don't do it again.
Only post in a B/S/T thread if you are...
1) Bumping the thread. (Once every 24 hours for sellers)
2) Interested in the item and asking a question only.

The BST is not a place for pleasantries and conversations.
Since it all fell through, I removed all of the banter pertaining to it.
 
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Ultimately, it seems only RTB has read it in 4 years so I don't think it is an issue.
I'm glad someone noticed I try to keep up on the rules.

It is exactly what we intended, it seems only a select few are seemingly taking it out of context.
My point was you know that can and will happen. But do as you will.
 
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Aren't prices meant to be shown with or listed against an item when listed for sale?
 

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Aren't prices meant to be shown with or listed against an item when listed for sale?
Common sense says it will make the sale easier, but nowhere does it say it is mandatory to list an item.
 
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Common sense says it will make the sale easier, but nowhere does it say it is mandatory to list an item.
Thanks, I did read the rules before asking but thought I may have missed it.
 
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