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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-22-2015, 09:39 PM
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Ummm, editing your post won't change the post date.
so, it will remain in the list in date created order.

And, unless something has changed, IIRC there is a 72 hour limit on editing your own posts. This rule got added when we had a very good tech info person get out of sorts and he deleted all of his posts, 100s of them... we lost a terrific amount of tech knowledge when that happened.

so, we turned on a time limit for editing a post.

if you have a real need to update your For Sale thread, PM a moderator to help you.

but to just bump it to the top, ain't agonna happen. sorry
I did not mean that I wanted to bump a post every few days. Only when I disappeared from the first page. Seems like this forum is getting a little out of hand these days !
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and I thought this was going to be a thread about bump starting the Wing

So I will ask: Is it ok to bump start the bike- ie: someone pushes bike by hand then you dump the clutch-
in an emergency situation = maybe starter failure during a ride??

Or better to call for a tow and figure it out at home?
As if I know anyone willing to push 1100 pounds!!
I bump started my GL1200I several times when I had a bad battery.
Sometimes with a helper pushing but mostly by my myself.

For the original question of bumping for sale posts without new information our moderators are in my opinion correct.

Advise given here is free and comes with no warranty "Caveat emptor"

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I did not mean that I wanted to bump a post every few days. Only when I disappeared from the first page. Seems like this forum is getting a little out of hand these days !
Everyone wants to stay on the Front Page....
and when activity is up, that is impossible....

( by the way, the Front Page is controlled totally by how you set up the forum to read posts. 10 posts per page, or 50 posts per page? ) Personally, I have mine set to unlimited which is something like 36 threads/page!!! A few Stickys on the 1st page, but the 2nd page has 36 F/S threads on it.

Want more, set your fonts smaller, and you will get more. My fonts are 1/4 inch tall on a 24 inch monitor, and I still have 36 threads per page.


so, you bump yours up to the front, then the next guy on the bottom gets pissed and he bumps his to the top....

what we witnessed in the past is a Who can bump fastest race....
and there would be 4 or 5 who seemed to live on the forum and would keep bumping.... one several times a day so he always was #1....

That pissed Wexy and Steve Saunders off Big Time, and Wexy locked down the For Sale forum..... That has been in effect now for 6 years, so your complaint is falling on deaf ears...

sorry, but the Bump Rule stays in effect.

The forum is getting "out of hand"??

I interpret that to mean that the "forum won't run the way you want it".

The mod staff has to control the forum for the best of everyone... and in the For Sale forum, that means that everyone will maintain their position.

just because you aren't on the Front Page does not mean your thread is gone forever..... We never, ever, delete a For Sale thread unless it is closed by the seller.... ie, it sold or they found what they wanted.

folks do go thru all of the pages.... we continually have an "old F/S thread" brought back to life with the question "do you still have this?"

and yes, it is available and it gets sold.... that thread could be a year old, but it is on the 2nd or 3rd page still yet.... because we prevent it from being kicked downhill.

Don't forget, folks who want something know how to search the F/S forum...

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I have to say, I'm in agreement with the forum on bumping a for sale post. If a person wants it back to the top then reduce the price. I've never been able to bump my for sale ad up in a print newspaper. Only fair to every one else.

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I have to say, I'm in agreement with the forum on bumping a for sale post. If a person wants it back to the top then reduce the price. I've never been able to bump my for sale ad up in a print newspaper. Only fair to every one else.

Which is a valid reason to cause it to go back to the top.

But, if you were the last poster you won't be able to do it yourself.

and that is why I said earlier to PM a moderator, who will modify the Title with the new price, correct any price info in the 1st post text, and will post to the thread about the Price Reduction: which will bump it up to the top.

If that is the only thing that needs to be done, you are good to go until you need to reduce the price again. And here is the trick, a mod posted last, so if you want to have a wholesale price reduction, you are entitled to post it yourself. but you only get to do that once yourself, so timing is critical...

The mod staff all understand marketing... but we need to be able to control the "keep it in front of the TV viewer's face" methods...

and that is why Bumping was locked out.

now this thread is occupying 1st page exposure, and that means someone is off the 1st page, which is not fair, so I am merging it to the Sticky Thread.... and the subject is closed.

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and I thought this was going to be a thread about bump starting the Wing

So I will ask: Is it ok to bump start the bike- ie: someone pushes bike by hand then you dump the clutch-
in an emergency situation = maybe starter failure during a ride??

Or better to call for a tow and figure it out at home?
As if I know anyone willing to push 1100 pounds!!
I find it especially easy to BUMP start a bike if it is parked on top of a hill. Gravity... it works.

I wonder if BUMP starting works on automatic bikes.

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Bottom line..... Rules are Rules! Period!

Az will testify to the fact that I drove him nuts at times when he would be the nice guy and bend the rules for folks just because, but Im the type where if it's a Rule, then everyone follows it. If you don't like the rules in the For Sale section, don't post there, Problem solved!

One Rule I would love to see (and one that I added to the NAGF For Sale Rules) is every for sale post MUST have a picture. There are very few exceptions to that rule. But it does eliminate the post from Joe in New York posting a wing he found on the Atlanta Georgia Craig's List. To me, that just takes up space........

But this isn't AZ, or Dave, or the new owners...... This is about Rules..... Rules are Rules....
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Last time I was on in the forsale section I think I tried to REPLY to posts others made in my thread and after the FIRST REPLY I was shown a page that said I could not post in that thread again for like 30 days!
BULL CRAP! I can ONLY POST 1 REPLY in 30 DAYS!!!!?
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As for deleting the threads of stuff that sold, I NEVER thought that was a decent idea at all, many times people may want or need to look up some item they bought to see some type of info on it! Locking a sold thread is ALL that is ever needed, NO reason to remove it totally! Then if anyone want to look it up they can, but locked it can not be posted to so no way to bring it to top again!
Chromo,

I am not aware of a 30 day rule.... IIRC, we finished up with just the bumping rule.

If you get asked a question, you can reply. simple as that.


Not delete a sold thread? that means it is still there taking up space and bumping someone off the 1st page. sorry, we delete.

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You are reaching an audience of people with bikes that span 40 years.
Do I want to buy a 1500? No thanks I have one. When the day comes I can upgrade to an 1800, perhaps a guy with a 1200 will have interest in
my 1500. Also with you in the Northwest and me in the Southeast. how low would your price have to be to entice me to make a purchase?
There are great deals in here and also not so great deals in here. I have mastered the craigslist game from vehicles from the 30's to present. I know key word searches that can find the impossible. The same can be done in this forum with out a bump, bump ,bump.
At this time I would like to thank ALL the MODERATORS. Great job,
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