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- Dec 6, 2015 at 12:14 pm #3373163
I know that you want to limit times for edits in Gearswap. But please let us edit our own posts in other forums forever. Well, Gearswap too is my preference. It’s not helpful and causes us to make redundant posts. Like being able to update trip announcement information. Was so easy to keep things updated on the first post and now you have to go looking through the thread to find the latest info. Can’t update links, errors and the like. Please.Dec 6, 2015 at 12:14 pm #3368960
Listings should be considered “expired” after 7 days, at which time the original poster’s ability to edit the original post will be disallowed.
Why? A week is not so long.Dec 6, 2015 at 2:54 pm #3368991
Maybe a week with no responses and no edits by the author then it goes to a read only cache unless a request is submitted to reopen the thread read/write could be a compromise.Dec 6, 2015 at 3:43 pm #3369001
Depending on the time of year a week is not long enough. Post on a Wed. before a holiday weekend for example. If an ad times out why not auto delete? Keep it fresh. Many are bad about updating their posts. Deleting after a set period of time, say a 30-45 days would make more sense to me. Like Craigslist.Dec 6, 2015 at 4:03 pm #3369003
Bbbut isnt it important to keep a record of sales so people not intending to buy can interrupt a sale and shame someone into a price offered 3 years ago by a family in a bad situation that sold one in better condition for less ? /sarcasm
I suspect some gear swappers really value the record of past sales, so just getting rid of it might cause a raucous. Get ready for those unhelpful votes.Dec 6, 2015 at 4:05 pm #3369006
Has Brian logged in since the changeover?Dec 6, 2015 at 7:27 pm #3369048Dale WambaughBPL Member
@dwambaughLocale: Pacific Northwest
You can always reply to your own post with price changes, etc. The main pain is if you can’t edit, you can’t change the title to show the item as sold— which is a rule for the forum, right? Likewise, marking items as withdrawn, etc. A reply would be required, adding needless traffic.
I did notice that title changes now appear in the forum without clicking on the post.Dec 6, 2015 at 8:36 pm #3369058d kBPL Member
If a gearswap thread gets lots of responses, then later readers may not notice price changes way down the line, since 1) pages load so slowly, who wants to go through every single post? and 2) we can’t just view unread posts any more. I vote for allowing indefinite editing time periods. It is helpful to be able to mark first post with price changes or “sold”, also maybe delete pictures of sold items, rather than forcing people to read through every single posting on the thread to know what is actually still for sale at what price.
.Dec 6, 2015 at 9:17 pm #3369066
Interesting that someone thought to change my title. I still want to know why this has been added to the rules.Dec 6, 2015 at 9:52 pm #3369073Matt OrrBPL Member
“I suspect some gear swappers really value the record of past sales, so just getting rid of it might cause a raucous. Get ready for those unhelpful votes.”
Being new to the ultra light scene, I do research past used prices on Gear Swap.
edited for terrible spelling …Jan 10, 2016 at 3:59 pm #3374967
Any chance?Jan 10, 2016 at 4:58 pm #3374982matthew kModerator
secondedJan 10, 2016 at 6:14 pm #3374997Chad BBPL Member
How long is the time limit? I went back to a post I made yesterday and was able to edit it. The word “edit” next to reply was grey instead of blue but I was still able to click on it.Jan 10, 2016 at 6:42 pm #3375006
One weekJan 10, 2016 at 7:14 pm #3375016Chad BBPL Member
That is strange. What exactly is the point in that?Jan 10, 2016 at 9:47 pm #3375051Jan 27, 2016 at 10:04 pm #3378583Feb 1, 2016 at 5:35 pm #3379558
Totally agree, can we at least be able to edit the original post AND the title after the week deadline? At this point I have to start a new thread when I have some stuff to add or no one will know it has been added unless they happen to come across my reply buried among the others.Feb 3, 2016 at 10:31 pm #3380058
Maybe one of the Unlimited perks could be editing posts older than a week and up to a month ?Feb 5, 2016 at 1:39 pm #3380407Feb 18, 2016 at 2:18 pm #3382903
This really needs to be done. How am I supposed to add items or edit prices after 7 days? This would maybe work just of if you have one item you are selling. But if you have 5 or so you will just clutter the listing with needless update posts. Also it will increase the amount of overall posts when people just start a new thread for their stuff.Feb 18, 2016 at 2:52 pm #3382910HkNewmanBPL Member
@hknewmanLocale: Western US
Yes, I think gear swap should have an exception, if possible. Some clear guidelines for bump.
I check but my size is tough.
So add… Maybe a menu driven way to select clothes, shelters, etc… and then a size (XL, 1-P, etc..) so potential buyers who need an XXL aren’t salivating over something that turns out “small”? Also how long the seller has been around and how many posts they have to demonstrate “commitment” and keep fraud down. Might drive more sales of all sorts ..Mar 29, 2016 at 7:52 pm #3392705
I am gonna bump this again, I think limiting editing ability is a poor decision and leads to even more clutter in threads.Apr 6, 2016 at 7:38 am #3394231matthew kModerator
This issue remains unresolved. Can the BPL staff give us any information about resolution?Apr 6, 2016 at 8:37 am #3394246Clue MBPL Member
A group effort to keep the recent topics page filled with bug and support issue at the top might upset gear swap enough to get a response.
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