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Everything posted by Architecht

  1. Updated the ebay / offbay labeling instructions for the new boards to describe using tags instead.
  2. The probation forum is basically that. If someone wants to see if there have been bad transactions highlighted - even if it's short of adding them to the probation list - they can look for nominations by searching that forum. Like this: https://www.cgccomics.com/boards/search/?q=tristan&type=forums_topic&nodes=82
  3. Based on the feedback on my recent thread on this issue, it looks like some people are favoring a strongly worded rule that makes it clear that sellers can only have one open thread per marketplace section at a time. Basically, cut out the ambiguity, and one thread is plenty anyway is the thinking. This sentiment seems to have changed a bit since the original formulation of the rules for a variety of decent reasons, I'm sure. But just to double check how the larger group feels about it rather than rely on comments alone, here's a poll. UPDATE: Thank you all for your input. We've updated this rule to allow just one thread per user on the front page of a particular sub-forum. See the usage guidelines thread for details.
  4. Ok. Give it a shot on the next one and see what happens. If the jury is still out, and people are unsure, we can try a second trial and then decide from there. @CCGmod0 and @CCGmod2 just a heads-up about this trial.
  5. Hi all, I started a thread here to help gather some guidance for new sellers on what is too many threads versus not: Thanks for any help you can give!
  6. Hi all, We have had a rule for a long time to group for sale items into "as few threads as is reasonable" to avoid wars for front page space. The rule itself has very limited information about what constitutes "reasonable", and in fact opinions vary on what is reasonable. It seems to be a bit of a trial and error process for new users. I was hoping you would all help out by contributing some examples of thread splitting that is OK versus thread splitting that isn't OK. These posts can serve as "case law" examples for new users to help them get a better feel for what the right treatment is, instead of just the word "reasonable". Thanks in advance! UPDATE: Thank you all for your input. We've updated this rule to allow just one thread per user on the front page of a particular sub-forum. See the usage guidelines thread for details.
  7. I've read the thread and seen the poll. Personally, I don't have much of a problem with a trial, although I'll stop short of saying that is a decision for the moment. Just as reminder, the reason that the rule was made originally was that people didn't like going to ebay, reviewing a bunch of books, then coming here and ending up just paging through the same books. The feeling was that people who were buying were reviewing ebay anyway, so there just wasn't value in posting books both places. Does that rationale apply to the VCC as well? Would people find it tedious to do their "regular eBay review" only to come here and wade through the same stuff?
  8. No easy way that I see to link to the most RECENT HOS/Probation list post. It's easy to link to the thread, or to a specific page number, but no dynamic link that will always take you to the last page. I did just turn the links red, though, and up the size. Easy to do, and a good idea so they're not missed.
  9. Hi all, This issue isn't a new one, and has been addressed before. Just for reference, if you're curious about past discussions - here is one thread (among many by the community in general) where moderation treatment was outlined. The most relevant portion of that thread in terms of moderation policy is probably this: The buy/sell area isn't monitored or policed by moderation in terms of transaction success / failure. Posting guidelines are enforced, but not more than that. There are a number of reasons for that. CGC isn't responsible for transactions, and can't verify what did or didn't happen between parties in a transaction. For the legal version of this, please see our terms of use - as I don't want to misword the actual limitations. In general, though, we can see what has been posted, but we can't tell what happened away from the boards. The boards are an advertising venue in that regard, not a transaction processor. Transactions are the responsibility of the parties of the transaction. The HOS and probation lists are great community-run tools to "review" buyers and sellers, but they have never been mandatory for all transactions on the boards. That's not just a moderation rule, it has been a community conclusions as well. Some people don't mind working with HOS / probation list members. That's their decision - wise or unwise. A person's inability to transact responsibly doesn't mean they are incapable of being a contributing poster, which is why we don't ban them for what may or may not have happened in a transaction. We think that providing relevant factual information on a buy/sell thread - dispassionately and simply, is something the community can do without running afoul of moderation guidelines - meaning on either a buy or sell post, one simply reminder that this person has a history on the HOS or probation lists is appropriate. But it doesn't need to get nasty, it doesn't need to be all over the boards - marketplace only please - and it doesn't need to be repetitive. Are there exceptions to this? Yes. If, for example, law enforcement verifies that a person has engaged in criminal activity related to the comics community, we may ban them because a trusted authority has established the facts. CGC may ban someone based on its own verified knowledge of the actions of an individual, but it's not related to being on or off the HOS or probation list directly. We also have banned specific individuals when the community disruption is too significant to tolerate - but others causing the disruption may go with them - judged on a case by case basis. Regarding the PM issues Again, members are buying and selling at their own risk, but we encourage everyone to take full advantage of the community knowledge of the reliability and honesty of various members based on past actions and make their own judgments. PMs are not just a tool to discuss buying and selling on the boards, though. I get it. Someone on the HOS list who PMs a newer user may conduct buys and sells without anyone alerting the newer user to the community tools, or to a particular person's status on them. It's something worth thinking about.
  10. The Infinite Golden Age Threads List This thread is a link to a search that lists cool threads in the Golden Age boards that are never ending.
  11. test typing them in works for me... What browser / device are you using where it doesn't work?
  12. I have configured that out of existence. BUT the search bar is still really cool.
  13. Ah, that must be part of the new version that was released. I'll see how configurable that is. In the meantime though - try the emoji search! For example, type banana in the search bar in the emoji pop up.
  14. The problem with you is that every other post is a good custom title. You should just start ghost writing them for other people.
  15. Really? I don't remember that one. But I am getting old.
  16. This is to inform you that according to paragraph 3 sub-section a, bullet point iv of the code of moderation I will not be laughing at that. At all. Not. at. all. Nope. It's a nope from me.
  17. There's some kind of joke waiting to be made about playing the straight man here, but I think it's better for me if I just back away from the innuendo slowly and calmly.
  18. No. Once a massive wiener has been removed, it cannot be put back.
  19. That's already been decided. The custom field for long custom titles is at the bottom of the profile card that appears next to your post. Go ahead. I dare you. heh heh
  20. By the way, I added a custom field, so if your custom title was long and no longer fit in the title field of the new boards, there is a place you can stick it. So... that didn't sound right...
  21. Mmm, is your point that it didn't update the replies/views? I believe those counts are cached and only update on a timed interval to speed up loading of the thread list.