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    Exclamation Classified threads belong in the classified section

    Please do not post any classifieds in the regional section. If you do, you may receive an infraction for posting in the wrong section, and your post will be deleted.

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    Can we still have threads that directs us to the classifieds? i.e., creating a thread that vaguely describes the car and has a link that leads you to the classified sections? It is so much more helpful for both the buyer and and seller knowing that they are in the same region.
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    What if we have parts we can't or don't want to ship? It doesn't do much good to post a thread for the whole country and have to tell twenty people on the west coast that you're not gonna ship the parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeomgon View Post
    Can we still have threads that directs us to the classifieds? i.e., creating a thread that vaguely describes the car and has a link that leads you to the classified sections? It is so much more helpful for both the buyer and and seller knowing that they are in the same region.
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    What if we have parts we can't or don't want to ship? It doesn't do much good to post a thread for the whole country and have to tell twenty people on the west coast that you're not gonna ship the parts.
    It just stinks for the subforum when the entire first page of the regional section is filled with classifieds, it essentially becomes another classified section. I think a couple here and there are not much of a hassle, but a whole bunch and things become messy. We'll see how things go, but I do encourage you all to select "Local Only" when you create your classified ads in the classified section. This should eliminate that issue of rejecting several members about not shipping
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    I see your point. It was swarming with classifieds for the past week or so...I hope we all can work on it to balance it off.
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    Could a sub to the mid-atlantic for classifieds be created? That way the regional section isnt filled with classified ads, yet people will have a place to go to buy/sell parts locally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmuum3 View Post
    Could a sub to the mid-atlantic for classifieds be created? That way the regional section isnt filled with classified ads, yet people will have a place to go to buy/sell parts locally.
    This should help us gain a better understanding on the reasoning behind the change:

    We are moving away from the subforums within sections for classified items... it is more places people have to search for stuff. For example, if somebody wants to buy something, they have to search the general classifieds, then search the Z3 classifieds, then search the 3er classifieds (cause the parts over lap), then search the MAR classifieds, then search the other regions that are close to the MAR (great lakes, new england)... etc. At the same time, if you truly want your item sold, you have to post it in 4 or 5 different locations, then monitor 4-5 different threads.

    The new classified system allows people to search by location, so a subforum would be pointless. The new classified system also put the classified items on other forums (or it will in the near future). It offers buyer protection on top of paypal protection. It offers easy uploading of images and building of the for sale ad. Plus, it offers a better reputation system which will eventually replace our reputation system.
    My final advice to you all here in the MAR looking to sell items, is to get familiar with the NEW classified system, which will allow you to list things by location and give you a lot more options as well as the ability to keep it simple (local only).

    In closing, as a mod in this section, I don't mind a couple threads here and there in this section, but I strongly encourage you make your way over the classified section and give it a go with the new system. I will continue to politely tow threads to their rightful destination.
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    I think this thread has been up for long enough for us to know by now that this is not the section to sell things, even locally. I'd prefer not to give out infractions, but towing 15-20 threads is pretty tedious, I'd prefer not to continuously do this
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    Just a reminder to make the classified threads in the right section. Starting to see them creep back up in here since we've been lax
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