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post's of substance?

post #1 of 16
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Phil in your Gear Swap guidelines. rules, you used these words
posts of substance,

please define.:
post #2 of 16
Gear Swap has been turning into "Craigslist" of late. People have been signing up to just sell. Whatever problems we have had of late with items not being as discribed or troubled transactions have been with these hit and run sellers.

"Posts of substance", basicly we want someone who is contributing to the community.
post #3 of 16
Incidentally, contributing to the community doesn't necessarily mean financial support. Just to complete this circle, it can mean making substantive posts.
post #4 of 16
I bet Phil didn't put an apostrophe in "posts" though.
post #5 of 16
Please ban all posts based upon the following template:
"Hey! Hey everybody - look! Look at the smoking hot deal I just got on SAC! Well, its probably too late for you, because this deal is so sweet that I posted it over at TGR too, because there aren't many left, and sometimes those TGR dudes are pretty stoned. Yeah - I got mine though! This is sweet!!" :

Please ban all said SAC alert posts.
Shall we point out your favorite powder stashes to all the gapers in the base lodge? No?
Need to show a friend? Why not send a P/M.
I used to leave my computer every now and then to go to the bathroom.
Now I have to sit here all day long with an adult Tranquility diaper on.
I know you posters don't really mean us any harm.
But I'm getting chapped.

Thank you.
post #6 of 16
More substance than we really need, eh?
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by carvemeister View Post
adult Tranquility diaper
Carvy, I think they were for sale on SAC this morning....killer deal!
post #8 of 16
I think this is sort of a two edged sword, because for many, their first exposure to epicski come as a result of searching the internet for a particular item and finding it in our gear swap.

Personally, I wouldn't buy gear from a first time poster, but I had several folks register just to ask me about the bindings I had for sale recently (most PMed me instead of posting). The guy who bought them went on to post a quality thread reviewing bump skis.

Interest in gear was what brought me here in the first place.
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by volantaddict View Post
I think this is sort of a two edged sword, because for many, their first exposure to epicski come as a result of searching the internet for a particular item and finding it in our gear swap.

Personally, I wouldn't buy gear from a first time poster, but I had several folks register just to ask me about the bindings I had for sale recently (most PMed me instead of posting). The guy who bought them went on to post a quality thread reviewing bump skis.

Interest in gear was what brought me here in the first place.
Thank you for your comment. We are getting people here because of Gear Swap and it is both good and bad. VA as a seller with a post count in the 4 digits has some credibility; they can take a look at your post history and be able to get a good idea that you are not here to rip someone off. The problem has been when someone just registers to sell something; we do not know this person and whatever problems we have had have been with sellers of this type. Now a lot of these hit and rum sellers do not even get interest in their items for the reasons stated above, but we don't want to get others get snagged either.
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by volantaddict View Post
I think this is sort of a two edged sword, because for many, their first exposure to epicski come as a result of searching the internet for a particular item and finding it in our gear swap.

Personally, I wouldn't buy gear from a first time poster, but I had several folks register just to ask me about the bindings I had for sale recently (most PMed me instead of posting). The guy who bought them went on to post a quality thread reviewing bump skis.

Interest in gear was what brought me here in the first place.
I'm a new poster and haven't really post all that much yet but I am absolutely addicted to the forum now. I discovered the forum because I was trying to do some research on a pair of skis that I was considering buying and when I googled the name found this forum. I can understand wanting to prevent this place from becoming somebody's garage sale though. Perhaps just restricting the location of these kinds of posts will help prevent a lot of needless thread clutter. Also I think the idea of "posts of substance" being a requirement is a good idea to keep the hucksters away.
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
Also I think the idea of "posts of substance" being a requirement is a good idea to keep the hucksters away.
So that's why I have never seen a pair of Hucksters for sale here, I got mine on ebay.

post #12 of 16
I predict that at some point there will be an eBay anonymous chapter in a location near some of us. The inherent nature of the auction system they provide has qualities that will grab any of us that have addictive personalities. Moderation and bet with your head and don't give all your winnings back to the house can keep you from getting swept in the moment.
Well most of the time atleast, my exception is tossed aside when I decide to begin every run and let gravity return me to the end of the trail.
v.varmit
post #13 of 16
Epic could mark each post of substance with a tag indicating that the standard was met. Some of the long time Epic "shallow posters" would need to be grandfathered (I'll go first).
post #14 of 16
Hey now, some of us have pretty low standards. If you eliminate too many of these posts, it will be unfair to the grandmothers and grandfathers.:,
post #15 of 16
I like the idea of ebay anonymous (Ebayers' Anonymous). Perhaps the chapters should be virtual, instead of local, and maybe epicski could host the first chapter. I've got some candidates for charter membership.

But what would you guys do (besides snipe at each other)?

And, twelve steps, I'm not sure where to begin.

No, I have an idea, let's develop a club kit--a manifesto, a twelve step process, the whole nine yards--and auction it--not on this website, but, where else, ebay?
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by sno'more View Post
I like the idea of ebay anonymous (Ebayers' Anonymous). And, twelve steps, I'm not sure where to begin.
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if 12 steps a "Buy it Now"? If not, I will bid 14 steps (with 2 seconds left)
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