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Old 08-27-08, 11:59 PM
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Why was my trade thread closed?

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=538523

was it bc people mentioned something about eBay?

if not, please let me know so i don't duplicate a mistake. thanks.
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Old 08-28-08, 12:15 AM
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You talked about guns, DIDN'T YOU!!?!
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Old 08-28-08, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Seantn View Post
You talked about guns, DIDN'T YOU!!?!
huh?
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Old 08-28-08, 12:42 AM
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An email to the moderator of the forum is the best way to get an answer for a question like this.
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Old 08-28-08, 08:20 AM
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An email to the moderator of the forum is the best way to get an answer for a question like this.
But Scott must post five question threads a day. It's like a law or something.
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Old 08-28-08, 08:41 AM
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scott1598,

Yes, I had several members report your thread in connection with ebay.
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Old 08-28-08, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Mao View Post
scott1598,

Yes, I had several members report your thread in connection with ebay.
but, it wasn't my connection. other members mentioned it, but i had nothing to do with it. couldn't those posts just have been deleted? no biggie, just wondering. as it would seem i had done something wrong.
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Old 08-28-08, 11:15 AM
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So mentioning ebay is cause for closing threads? That's lame. The rule says:

Promoting links to and Ebay auction or other auction site (this is considered advertising)

I dont see an ebay link in his thread.
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Old 08-28-08, 11:34 AM
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^ Of course there wasn't a direct link, but instead a post indicating "That super rare item you're looking for is on ebay...good luck" - there might as well have been a link put in....

But, as Scott mentioned, the questionable post should have been deleted rather than the thread locked without an explanation.
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Old 08-28-08, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by cardsfan111 View Post
But, as Scott mentioned, the questionable post should have been deleted rather than the thread locked without an explanation.
Exactly. I've always wondered why someone else can close another's perfectly legal (and even helpful, popular, and/or long-standing in some cases) thread by making one bad post.

Just delete/edit the improper content and warn/ban the offender. Don't punish the innocent.

And I hate to start on the whole "without explanation" thing again. A big pet peeve of mine. There should always be an explanation posted imho.

Please forgive me for speaking my mind Mao. I don't know all the particulars of how things work and perhaps the mods were justified. Just seems wrong to me.
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Old 08-28-08, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by chrisih8u View Post
So mentioning ebay is cause for closing threads?

Time to lock this one.
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Old 08-28-08, 02:04 PM
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I agree with Scot. He did nothing wrong.

And it's true -- people have mentioned eBay in this thread. Better lock it!
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Old 08-28-08, 06:20 PM
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Wow, what an incredibly lame closing.
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Old 08-28-08, 06:30 PM
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Perhaps it is because you already made 2 other threads with the same topic. That would be my guess.

Looking for: "The Little Mermaid" SteelBook.

Looking for: "The Little Mermaid" SteelBook...will give soul!
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Old 08-28-08, 06:33 PM
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Perhaps it is because you already made 2 other threads with the same topic. That would be my guess.

Looking for: "The Little Mermaid" SteelBook.

Looking for: "The Little Mermaid" SteelBook...will give soul!
That's a legit reason to close it, but the eBay excuse mentioned by the mod is pretty crappy.
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Old 08-28-08, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by The Cow View Post
Perhaps it is because you already made 2 other threads with the same topic. That would be my guess.

Looking for: "The Little Mermaid" SteelBook.

Looking for: "The Little Mermaid" SteelBook...will give soul!
i think as long as they are pushed to another page it is ok. i think it is better than multiple bumps, especially since i had a new offer. but, either way it's no big deal. but thanks for the stick ups people.
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Old 08-28-08, 08:42 PM
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The eBay thing was reported by me solely because the poster who mentioned that it was available on eBay was the person who was trying to sell it on eBay. The whole thing looked like a scam to try to seperate scott1598 from his money so I reported it.
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