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Title: Classified clean up... can we have one?
Post by: Martin on December 27, 2017, 07:47:28 AM
The classified section contains some old adds for stuff that has to have sold.  Can we adopt a policy of a 90 day listing or something to eliminate year old adds for stuff?
Title: Re: Classified clean up... can we have one?
Post by: Bob La Londe on December 28, 2017, 08:19:26 AM
One of my old forum scripts, used to have the ability to automatically delete posts in a board after so many days, but I don't think that's a feature in the current release of SMF.  Might be worth a look see or to see if there is a mod that does that. 

Old classified ads also show up in search engine results sometimes. 
Title: Re: Classified clean up... can we have one?
Post by: caniborrowsomeammo on December 28, 2017, 10:52:17 AM
I was thinking of a ~ 6 month limit, then I'll just delete those posts that aren't marked sold. Unless Steve has a better idea.
Title: Re: Classified clean up... can we have one?
Post by: steveoh on December 28, 2017, 06:24:29 PM
I was thinking of a ~ 6 month limit, then I'll just delete those posts that aren't marked sold. Unless Steve has a better idea.

That’s fine with me.

Archiving is a good thing, and has SEO benefit.

I am think we need to limit classified postings to only members who have 30 days under their belts or a certain number of posts. I hate to see someone who has no posts take advantage and immediately post an ad.
Title: Re: Classified clean up... can we have one?
Post by: Martin on December 28, 2017, 07:05:41 PM
Thank's Guys.  I like the idea of not letting someone post right away.  Sometimes they don't even come back to see if you wanted to buy their stuff.  Experience talking here LOL.
Title: Re: Classified clean up... can we have one?
Post by: Bob La Londe on December 29, 2017, 06:53:22 AM
Its a bit of work, but its not to hard for the admin to tie an account's post count to their access to certain boards and features.  I don't know if its possible to tie their account age to the the same way. 

On my fishing forums I set post count at three to not have to use anti spam to make a post and to prevent using personal messages at all.  It has cut down on spam posts for shoes, drugs and jewelry, and totally eliminated PM spamming. 

Title: Re: Classified clean up... can we have one?
Post by: caniborrowsomeammo on December 29, 2017, 08:02:30 PM
I posted some "rules" stickied up top. Any suggestions fellow members?
Title: Re: Classified clean up... can we have one?
Post by: farmerjoe99 on December 30, 2017, 01:32:38 PM
Looks good, the only other thing that comes to mind is pictures, not sure if it needs to be a rule
but it a good suggestion as if an ad doesn't have a picture I'll either skip it completely or each person thats interested has to ask for a picture.

Joe
Title: Re: Classified clean up... can we have one?
Post by: caniborrowsomeammo on December 30, 2017, 04:16:31 PM
Joe, from my own experience with pics, since Photobucket went greedy, I myself don't know how to post pics. Though I haven't pursued a new pic venue. ::) Anywho pics arent really necessary sometimes. And if really necessary I just ask for a PM to text or email pic to the interested party.
Title: Re: Classified clean up... can we have one?
Post by: caniborrowsomeammo on January 01, 2018, 09:50:21 PM
Classifieds are down to one page. Get to filling 'em back up.
Title: Re: Classified clean up... can we have one?
Post by: steveoh on January 02, 2018, 02:51:16 PM
Classifieds are down to one page. Get to filling 'em back up.

Huzzah!