All Non-Supporting members who post an ad to sell something must have their profiles filled.
This applies to the two For Sale Classifieds boards.
Members who don't conform may see their posts deleted.
I'm always posting a reminder before proceeding.
The link: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/profil...do=editprofile
The following fields MUST be filled in in your profile:
- Current Setup
- Gigs, Bands & Ensembles
- Influences and Teachers
If you don't play with a band or something, then state "Non applicable".
Likewise for the other entries, but please state your location.
This rule has been approved by Paul, Talkbass owner and admin.
[Edit by Paul: I just want to explain the reasons for the profile requirement. The DB moderators requested this rule, based on the fact that when a non-supporting member posts, there is nothing to tie their account to an actual identity. On the BG boards, only Supporting Members may post at all, so this isn't an issue. But here, as the classifieds are still free for everyone, the least we ask when you post an ad is to fill out your profile to give others an idea of who you are
When your item sells, please lock (close) your thread: When viewing your thread, pull down the "Thread Tools" menu to "Close Thread". Or, in the thread listing, double-click on the envelope icon next to your thread.
Deleting the thread prevents users from giving you feedback, as one must give a URL to give feedback. Added dec 5, 2009:
when the thread is closed, it will be moved to the DB Classifieds Archive
A "move to" redirect will be visible for about one week and will then disappear, but the thread is still in the DB Classifieds Archive, and is not killed or deleted, unless asked by the Original Poster.
Also please note:
--Commercial users may not use the public "For Sale" classifieds forums to post products or services, unless prior permission is granted from the forum's moderator and board owner.
--Items that are on Consignment
at a music store can't be listed on the Classifieds either.
- No opened ebay listings at all allowed in the Classifieds.
--Sellers are entitled to ask any price they want for their item. Please do not contact a seller regarding their prices unless you’re interested in purchasing the item. Also, do NOT question a seller's price in a For Sale thread. Making offers via PM or email is OK, but thread interference (debating price publicly) will not be tolerated.
Does TalkBass provide any form of buyer/seller protection in the event of a problem?
Originally Posted by Rules on thread bumping
TB rules in the Classified Section specify that you may bump your ads, but only under these conditions :
- No more than one bump per 24 hour period
- All previous bumps MUST be deleted
The reason for these rules are
a) Sellers have abused 'bumps' in the past
b) Reducing 'clutter' in for sale threads
A bump is not just a post that says “bump” or “Monday morning bump” or “bumpaboo”, but ANY POST that does not feed the thread with relevant information. Examples include, but are not limited to:
- “C’mon guys, this is a wonderful bass!”
- “Get it quick or I’ll put it on eBay”
- “No-one, really ?”
- “PM replied”
Adding of pictures is a valid reason to bump your forsale thread, as long as it falls within the above rules - no more than once per 24 hours and delete prior bumps beforehand.
Violation of these rules will result in an infraction. Repeat violations will incur double points.
Transactions between TalkBass members are done at their own risk. TalkBass administrators and moderators do not guarantee that the transactions members choose to engage in are safe and that the descriptions provided by sellers are accurate. Members who choose to buy/sell gear through the TalkBass Classifieds understand that TalkBass, its administrators and moderators are not liable for any loss that may occur due to the use of the Classifieds Forum. But if loss does occur, make sure you leave the other user negative feedback, to help out the TB populus when dealing with this user in the future. Ads cross-posting:
Items that can be of interest to both BG and DB players can be posted on both sides BUT please use a main/secondary thread structure.
The Main thread will feature pictures, etc. and that's where the interested parties will post.
The Secondary thread will only hold a link to the main sale thread and be immediately closed.
Thanks in advance,
DB Classifieds co-mod
ADDITIONS/MODIFICATIONS: 2009, DEC 5 UPDATE:
A paragraph was added regarding the DB Classifieds Archive. 2009, JULY 25 UPDATE:
A paragraph was added regarding cross-sides ads. (BG and DB sides cross-posting) 2008, AUGUST 7 UPDATE:
A paragraph was added regarding TalkBass' liability and non-involvement in disputes in the DB classifieds. 2008, JULY 18 UPDATE:
In an effort to unify the rules between the BG and DB sides of the Classifieds, it has been decided to remove the bumping limitation on the DB side.
That means you can now freely bump your ads, BUT NO MORE THAN ONE BUMP EVERY 24 HOURS.
It's therefore not anymore necessary to change something in the selling conditions to bump an ad.