Dismiss Notice

Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

FS pet peeve

Discussion in 'Suggestion Box' started by Marcus Willett, Sep 19, 2005.


  1. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk
    After having gone through many searches for an item only to have matches come up as a search result, and then finding at least half (if not more) results come up as "SOLD" only after I've gone through the thread, how about this idea:

    Is there any way to allow posters to modify the title of their for sale thread to indicate "SOLD" in the title. This way, if someone wants to do research on an item, that info is still there and at the same time, if someone is actively searching for an item, they can see at the search page which ones are gone already.

    Eh...? :eyebrow:
     
  2. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    if I'm not mistaken, it's writen in the rules. Once that an item is sold the thread should be deleted.
     
  3. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk
    Not according to what I've been told.
     
  4. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada

    I just read it again, and it's not there.

    I think it could be a good idea that people do so.
     
  5. SteveC

    SteveC Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    If it's not a rule, it shoudl be. I do it just because it's the nice thing to do.
     
  6. I remember seeing someone say somehwere on TB that it would be a good idea to leave the thread there, but allow the starter of the thread to be able to change the title to have "Sold" in it. This way we can see what specific gear has been sold at what price to give people a starting pont for putting their for sale price. I think that's a good reason and so we can look at the pictures of the pretty things that are for sale.
     
  7. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk
    Ummmm....right....that would be this thread perhaps? ;)
     
  8. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    people want the thread left open so they can reference prices for the future.

    if i see an item that is sold, i try to edit the title. but it's tiring editing everythread
     
  9. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk
    No doubt, which is why I think allowing the poster to modify the title would be a good thing.
     
  10. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    agreed.

    the problem with the software right now is this.

    the poster CAN edit the title, but the change will only appear in the title of the first post when you click on the thread. the change won't appear in the forum unless a mod does it.

    i don't know if the software would be able to allow a change like that.

    my guess is yes, but i'm still not sure.
     

  11. ....... :ninja:

    Who said that? Wasnt me, nope not me....
     
  12. paul

    paul Staff Member Founder Administrator

    Jul 20, 2000
    Texas
    Sorry, not with this version of vBulletin...
     
  13. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    well then i stand corrected