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New Policy in Gear Wanted Forum

Discussion in 'Suggestion Box' started by MJ5150, Jan 25, 2005.


  1. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Is there any way the restriction on posting can be removed from posts/threads by supporting members?

    -Mike
     
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    What restriction? - I thought it was non-supporters who were restricted? :confused:
     
  3. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA

    This one.............Gear Wanted Policy

    -Mike
     
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Well - when you say "restriction on posting" - that's not really a restriction, as such - it doesn't stop people posting at all - it's just a delay...:meh:

    The main restriction, is on non-supporters!

    I think you need to be clearer, in what you are objecting to!! ;)
     
  5. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Well....it is A restriction. Perhaps I look at the word restriction differently than you do. The definition I am working with is as follows......"to confine within bounds", or "a limitation on the use or enjoyment of property or a facility".

    I am interested to see a reply from someone with the authority to answer me properly.

    -Mike
     
  6. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    It can't hurt to ask the right question though!! ;)

    You still haven't said what your problem is with, exactly....

    Why does it matter to you?
     
  7. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Well, if I wanted to post a wanted ad, it looks like I will have to wait up to 24 hours to have it posted. This is the reason I wondered out loud if the posting delay can removed from posts/threads by supporting members.

    -Mike
     
  8. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member


    I think a better answer would just be to say that all of the Classifieds were restricted to supporting members only!

    I thought this was what had happened and was what was discussed before - I think fiddling about with "Wanted" just makes things more complicated to administer.

    Make it all "supporters-only" - much simpler!! :)
     
  9. paul

    paul Staff Member Founder Administrator

    Jul 20, 2000
    Texas
    The "Wanted" policy only applies to non-supporters. Post by non-supporters in the 'wanted' forums are sent to a moderation queue. At least that's how I thought I set it up... :)
     
  10. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Paul, *all* threads and posts are running through the mod queue as of now. I assumed it was intentional on your part.

    If you could remove the restriction for SMs, that'd be great. Except for that MJ5150 character - he's trouble.

    ;)
     
  11. paul

    paul Staff Member Founder Administrator

    Jul 20, 2000
    Texas
    Well shoot. I guess it's going to have to be all or none... I thought the forum software would behave as told but there's an issue with primary/secondary usergroups and such... Sorry. :(
     
  12. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    No problem Paul. I understand why it had to be done.

    -Mike
     
  13. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I *think* it's working now - I've noticed new posts by SMs before I've hit the queue. I'll watch closer and advise.
     
  14. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    OK, I was right.

    Assuming no one else is accessing the queue, SM posts and threads appear immediately. Non-SM posts and threads queue up.

    It seems to be working as intended, Paul.
     
  15. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Not for me. I posted a wanted ad, and got the screen telling me I had to wait until my post was reviewed by a moderator. I also replied to a wanted ad, and again got the screen telling me I had to wait.

    -Mike
     
  16. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    You're right - that's odd. I *know* SMs were able to post without the queue before...
     
  17. jobu3

    jobu3 Artist formerly known as Big Joe

    Feb 17, 2002
    Mountain Top, PA
    I was but that was about a month ago... :eyebrow:
     
  18. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Alright....I just tried to bump my own "wanted" ad, and again I got the screen telling me I have to wait. This is kind of frustrating.

    -Mike
     
  19. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    I'm with Mike on this one... it's kind of annoying, in that you can't tell if the person is even looking, cos hey, there might be up to 24 hour delay there. And most certainly don't listen to Bruce Lindfield about restricting it all to supporters only - that'd just be beyond stupid, IMO. (respectfully disagreeing).

    Ray
     
  20. NCorder

    NCorder Smoke-free since 4/3/05

    Dec 26, 2002
    Dayton, OH
    I noticed the same problem Mike is having. Part of the reason I upgraded to SM was to avoid the annoying 24hr wait (plus, I now feel like I owed TB something for being so... cool). I guess I just assumed upgrading to SM would take care of the wait. I eventually just posted my bass for sale, eliminating the 24 hr wait in the Wanted section.