adverts now being deleted that don't comply with this

IT'S NOT DIFFICULT - follow the simple template, include as much info as possible. NO TRADERS. NO PRICE? thread will be deleted without checking. Using English and Paragraphs always a winner too.

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Follow the templates, no ebay link only ads, NO TRADERS. No price? no thread. it's not THAT difficult?
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adverts now being deleted that don't comply with this

Post by Scirocco » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:18 pm

To assist sellers get a result and to avoid wasting potential buyers times all sellers are required to use the following format for title and post content:

Title:

Year - model - price - location

eg. 1982 - Scirocco GTI - £1,000,000 - Nottingham

Advert content:

Model:
Year:
Mileage:
MOT:
Current owner:
V5 present:
Location:
Price:
Contact Details:
Additional Information:
Pictures:


eg.

Model: Scirocco GTI
Year: 1982
Mileage: 100,00
MOT: None
Current owner: Yes
V5 present: Yes
Location: Nottingam
Price: £1,000,000 (ono)
Contact Details: --- entirely up to seller, though should be by PM as a minimum ---
Additional Information: Full Service History, One celebrity former owner (etc etc)
Pictures:

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Note that it is acceptable to add 'ono' or 'firm' to the sale price. Simply putting 'offers' is not.
Please use the 'additional information' to add as much or as little as you wish, not forgetting it's details like service history, modifications, etc that sells cars.
At least a couple of pictures really should be added, but at this stage it is not mandatory (this maybe reviewed later)

No traders.

We reserve the right to edit/lock/remove without warning adverts that don't meet these minimum requirements.
Re descriptions/prices - Critical feedback from people about cars for sale is discouraged, and such posts that are likely to offend/cause squabbles will be deleted. However it is important that sellers are honest and accurate in their descriptions, and any information received to the contrary may be acted upon.

Please also indicate if the car is already on ebay or other sites, but please no adverts simply containing a link to the auction site, etc.

AND PLEASE EDIT TITLE TO READ 'SOLD' AS AND WHEN THAT HOPEFULLY OCCURS
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Re: Selling a Car?YOU MUST CHECK HERE FIRST *ADD YOUR LOCATION!!

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Re: Selling a Car?YOU MUST CHECK HERE FIRST *ADD YOUR LOCATION!!

Post by monzajake » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:01 am

Just a reminder to keep you looking at the terms & conditions can you

****PLEASE EDIT TITLE TO READ 'SOLD' AS AND WHEN THAT HOPEFULLY OCCURS ****

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Post by GTXTRA » Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:44 am

bump/reminder - some lazy adverts appearing recently.

simple rules, makes it easier for people to figure out what you're trying to sell.


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Post by GTXTRA » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:41 pm

bump.
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Post by GTXTRA » Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:18 am

no link only adverts as per parts for sale section - cheers


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Post by GTXTRA » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:54 pm

Ok - if people don't follow the simple rules re the template and title format the threads will be deleted.

It's not us being precious - a clearly written advert helps you sell a car quicker, it's a free to use service and ALL users are expected to play the game.


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Post by GTXTRA » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:13 pm

Please also Add NOT MINE to title and beginning of any threads concerning cars other than your own wherever they are spotted.


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Post by GTXTRA » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:59 am

and in todays news..............

please do not send unsolicited private messages to people about a car you are selling on here.


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Post by GTXTRA » Wed May 05, 2010 1:31 pm

can EVERYBODY old and new please use the template at the beginning of their adverts.


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Post by GTXTRA » Mon May 31, 2010 1:18 am

NO FEELERS.


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Post by GTXTRA » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:13 am

GTXTRA wrote:Ok - if people don't follow the simple rules re the template and title format the threads will be deleted.

It's not us being precious - a clearly written advert helps you sell a car quicker, it's a free to use service and ALL users are expected to play the game.

is this really so difficult for people to understand?


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Post by the edmundator » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:39 am

I don't know how the software for the forum works: is it possible to have a form that has to be used to post in a particular area? I think that's the only way you'll ever achieve 100% compliance. I suspect many people post without being aware that there is a prescribed format. It's like reading the manual when you get a new TV.


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Post by the edmundator » Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:40 am

I think this forum uses PPHB, yes? I don't know if it has similar functionality to vBulletin, which allows a form to be used to format new posts in a particular forum. Whoever looks after forum design here might like to check out the Volkstorque cars for sale section (no doubt requires registration) as there is a proforma that ensures all ads contain the basic required information in a consistent format.

Here's a link:
http://www.volkstorque.co.uk/vt/


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Re: Selling a Car? PLEASE READ HERE FIRST

Post by GTXTRA » Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:31 pm

cheers Ed, we will explore this but tbh people are just being lazy/stupid - an ADVERT is about being eyecatching and being able to summarize the best bits for a potential buyer as opposed to a copy/paste of some ebay/pistonheads 'war and peace' epic.................


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