Feb 14, 2010 at 6:15 pm #1255276
Taking offers on a Moutain Laurel Designs Epic Bivy. This came from Ron Bell at MLD and was a "prototype so I am not sure if he ever actually put this model into production. Full epic top with silnylon bottom. Color orange top with grey bottom. No see um mesh vent near face. Drawstring opening at footbox for extra ventalation in good conditions. Length lying flat on the floor is 84". 9 oz on my scale at home. Had an arch wire to hold the bivy up off your face but I lost it, should be easy for buyer to make a new one. Excellent shape. Don't be shy make an offer! I wanna get rid of this thing I am just not cut out for bivies.Feb 14, 2010 at 6:36 pm #1573844
I PM'd u back on WhiteblazeFeb 14, 2010 at 6:40 pm #1573848
James it is yours. SOLD. Thanks to all who inquired. Sorry Shannan. James just beat you out.Feb 14, 2010 at 8:54 pm #1573893
You double posting everything on whiteblaze?….Feb 14, 2010 at 9:08 pm #1573897
No. I only posted each item once on whiteblaze.Feb 14, 2010 at 9:54 pm #1573913
.Feb 14, 2010 at 10:11 pm #1573920
Uh yeah I know what he meant. I was just being a wisecracker. I frequently see double posting at whiteblaze and various other sites from many BPLers but I am not going to name names. Doubleposters I shall keep your dirty little secrets. Shall I alert you about other double posters so you can publicly shame them too? I know I am not alone in doing this. And so what if I posted items to BPL that I posted three days ago on whiteblaze. There wasn't any response on the items at whiteblaze so I can't post them at BPL now? I don't really think this is anything new. I can't really believe people are taking time to comment on this based upon the amount of double posting I have witnessed historically.Feb 14, 2010 at 10:14 pm #1573921
It is in the rules.
just saying…. it may seem like a dumb rule, but I am sure there are merits to it…
I just can't think of any right now.
Does a mod care to enlighten us on this topic?Feb 14, 2010 at 10:28 pm #1573924
I am willing to acknowledge the fact that this is a rule and I have broken it. However it is widely broken and almost unable to be enforced. I happened to get caught red handed and will be subject to whatever the moderators here decide to do. You guys must be the sort who have never jaywalked. Oh well ho hum you got me. You got the doubleposter!Feb 14, 2010 at 10:32 pm #1573926
Oops. I've double posted too. Although nothing ever sells on Whiteblaze. I'll be good from now on……….Feb 15, 2010 at 6:53 am #1573961
I think Roger C. (moderator) said elsewhere that the rule was for those listing their eBay auctions in gear swap. That is what I have understood it to mean. Then again that is my interpretation based on other posts I have read here at bpl. I could be twisting the rules.Feb 15, 2010 at 9:29 am #1573996
I would support double posting. You snooze, you lose.Feb 15, 2010 at 9:51 am #1574009
Ben 2 WorldParticipant
@ben2worldLocale: So Cal
I've always interpreted "double posting" as meaning posting on more than one branch within BPL forums (e.g. posting FS at Gear Swap and then posting again at G Spot) — which is, of course, frowned on.
I've never interpreted the rule as dictating that anything for sale posted here cannot be posted anywhere else on the world wide web! THAT would be arrogant to the extreme on BPL's part!! I highly doubt that is the case.Feb 15, 2010 at 4:28 pm #1574146
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
OK, this is my take on the matter.
What we do not want is a whole lot of postings (anywhere) which are basically the URL to an eBay auction listing or equivalent. That leads to huge amounts of spam which no-one wants.
I note that the initial posting here did not mention that the item was listed anywhere else. That's fine by me: I am not going to go searching through whiteblaze etc. A pointless waste of time.
> I've always interpreted "double posting" as meaning posting on more than
> one branch within BPL forums (e.g. posting FS at Gear Swap and then posting
> again at G Spot) — which is, of course, frowned on.
Well, the problem here is not the doubling posting so much as just advertising gear for sale on GSpot. Wrong Forum channel.
Hope this makes it all clear?
RogerFeb 15, 2010 at 6:05 pm #1574208
Thanks Roger. The longer this thread dragged on the more unsure I became as to just exactly what was considered proper and improper etiquette concerning "doubleposting".
Best Regards and thanks to all who participated in this discussion. It was a learning experience for me.
Sincerely, Jeff aka Frankenfeet
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