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  • 07 Jan 2020 8:22 PM
    Message # 8511603

      Hello everybody, I am sure you all agree that looking through the ad section in the newsletter is always fun. Perhaps it's that elusive part or a new project that catches your eye? It seems nearly every add is missing pictures, accurate descriptions, locations, prices or some vital detail. Next is a barrage of questions asking the obvious that the poster failed to provide. (see above) Surely with all the room for verbiage and pictures we could all make the want adds much clearer and concise. Just my two cents worth. :)  

  • 24 Jan 2020 1:57 AM
    Reply # 8666352 on 8511603
    Shona (Administrator)

    Hmmm, good points.  I print what I got.  Since all the advertisers are members, it's easy enough to determine their location.  Only a few come without a photo, usually parts...  I think the assumption is that if people are interested they will get in touch.  Even Craigslist and the like can be missing info...

  • 27 Jan 2020 4:04 PM
    Reply # 8696150 on 8511603

    I just posted this comment in the Member Blog before I saw this one in the General Forum:

    Hello all. While most members posting in the want ads are clear with their intentions, a few are not following acceptable etiquette. Please indicate what you are after, or trying to sell, in the 'Subject' line. Inserting words like 'Wanted' or 'Parts' isn't really helpful to those of us wanting to quickly peruse the ads.

  • 28 Jan 2020 6:11 AM
    Reply # 8697031 on 8511603

    Huh?  What's not clear about "buy and sell" ? I fail to see any problems with the website or the way people are posting. Are you all going shacky wacky? 

    Last modified: 28 Jan 2020 6:11 AM | Anonymous member
  • 28 Jan 2020 11:23 AM
    Reply # 8697846 on 8511603

    Only if you live in a wacky shacky

  • 28 Jan 2020 7:16 PM
    Reply # 8699100 on 8511603

    I was referring to ads like 'parts' or 'wanted' without saying in the subject line what 'parts' are for sale i.e. BMW mufflers or the other ad, not stating what was 'wanted' in the subject line. The point I was trying to make was that the subject line should indicate what the ad was requesting. 

  • 29 Jan 2020 11:31 AM
    Reply # 8700458 on 8511603

    I find in general  most ADs  are clear enough ...If there is  not enough INFO in subject line > It is easy enough to MOUSE over & see the AD without clicking on it  ...

    After 50 years > I realize  we do NOT all have the same background / knowledge  ,  &  therefore some of us do NOT know exactly what they are speaking about  , therefore making the AD somewhat vague ...

     On the other hand some are hoping for others to chime in & clear up the vaueness ....

    Then there are those  hoping the AD  leads to  more contacts  ...

    Bottom line is  > there are many reasons ADs are as they are ...But generally  clear enough .......

  • 30 Jan 2020 9:09 AM
    Reply # 8702365 on 8511603

    I have used the forum both ways and i am happy with the format.

  • 06 Feb 2020 9:09 AM
    Reply # 8730331 on 8511603

    Would like to see CITY/ location mentioned in advert.

  • 06 Feb 2020 3:19 PM
    Reply # 8731075 on 8730331
    Jack wrote:

    Would like to see CITY/ location mentioned in advert.

    Hi  JAC K ...........As a  member [ logged in ]  >  you can click on persons  name  &  ALL their  INFO  co,.mes up .....

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