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lawmanmx
post Apr 2 2012, 09:34 AM
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is there a reason there is no classifieds section on Mtbbritain?


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Gareth
post Apr 2 2012, 04:55 PM
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You can advertise in the bargains section although it was originally intended for us to share hot tips on online offers which members may otherwise miss. think.gif


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Mick
post Apr 2 2012, 05:15 PM
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QUOTE(lawmanmx @ Apr 2 2012, 10:34 AM) *
is there a reason there is no classifieds section on Mtbbritain?


What you selling? unsure.gif


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littlegirlbunny
post Apr 2 2012, 05:48 PM
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I personally think a classifieds section would be great - maybe like the SDH one which can only be seen by members?
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lawmanmx
post Apr 2 2012, 08:14 PM
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im always selling or buying summat Mick, its just Never on here only because there's no dedicated classifieds, it seems any Mtb site i visit i always tend to look at whats for sale ... it also seems to bring more visitors to the sites IMO, (could be wrong on that one tho) and it has seemed a little quiet in here of late which is a shame because this site the nicest bunch of people ive ever rode with on it and it could do with a "boost in the arm" to liven it up again biggrin.gif .. again IMO of course

here's hoping no one takes any offence unsure.gif


and personaly i dont like the segrigation between members and none members on websites LGB, division of any kind always gets me the wrong way for "some unknown reason" whistling.gif laugh.gif ... ive had gentle disputes with my local mtb club over why i won't join and be a member to the point that ive been snubbed by a few (who see as im Not in their gang) so not worth of their time, which is a shame because i had so many more local routes to show them disgusted.gif


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post Apr 3 2012, 07:09 AM
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QUOTE(lawmanmx @ Apr 2 2012, 09:14 PM) *
the nicest bunch of people ive ever rode with


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lawmanmx
post Apr 3 2012, 09:57 AM
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you Especialy Mick wink.gif


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post Apr 3 2012, 06:45 PM
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I have no strong objections to classifieds, just a normal forum section or something more sophisticated?


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lawmanmx
post Apr 3 2012, 07:20 PM
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dunno Gareth, your the boss, see what looks right on "other sites" then shamelessly copy em laugh.gif


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post Apr 3 2012, 08:12 PM
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dunno Gareth, your the boss, see what looks right on "other sites" then shamelessly copy em


How could you possibly suggest such an underhand and downright sneakily good idea... innocent.gif


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lawmanmx
post Apr 3 2012, 08:25 PM
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QUOTE(Gareth @ Apr 3 2012, 09:12 PM) *
How could you possibly suggest such an underhand and downright sneakily good idea... innocent.gif



yea, how very dare i laugh.gif


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post Apr 3 2012, 08:33 PM
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They don't seem to have any special software but a big nag list of rules as it would appear that classifieds are even more open to abuse than the rest of the Forum. think.gif


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lawmanmx
post Apr 4 2012, 07:34 AM
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im sure it would be self policing in here though Gareth, 80% of us know eachother smile.gif


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littlegirlbunny
post Apr 4 2012, 07:47 PM
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QUOTE(lawmanmx @ Apr 4 2012, 08:34 AM) *
im sure it would be self policing in here though Gareth, 80% of us know eachother smile.gif


This is very true, and if the users of the classifieds were the same people who use the forum all the time then we'd be A OK......cos everyone is lovely wink.gif

I suspect putting a classifieds section on the board will generate a good deal more traffic, mostly surrounding buying and selling. If you look at SDH, the vast majority of traffic is exactly this....and due to the numbers of users/products exchanged there are occasional problems. However, I have no doubt our current membership are all suitably intelligent to understand the risks of buying and selling online, especially with people they don't know personally.

So the questions are:

*do the members want to see a classifieds?

*are they happy with the potential extra traffic, including (without wanting to sound like a stern old woman!) potential 'less mature' members, buy-sell dealers and potentially crooks?
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lawmanmx
post Apr 4 2012, 08:02 PM
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Fair point LGB, but i go on a local bike site with a classifieds and it does'nt seem to have took that way, only one way to find out tho eh wink.gif


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post Apr 4 2012, 08:22 PM
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QUOTE(lawmanmx @ Apr 4 2012, 09:02 PM) *
Fair point LGB, but i go on a local bike site with a classifieds and it does'nt seem to have took that way, only one way to find out tho eh wink.gif


Yup

G-man - can we give it a go with the classifieds then? I'm a big fan of recycling unwanted stuff into more bike bits and the secondhand market really does keep MTB afloat for a lot of folks. smile.gif
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Ian
post Apr 7 2012, 03:17 PM
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+1 for classifieds pls smile.gif
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Suggsey
post Apr 7 2012, 07:49 PM
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Yeah classifieds are always a good way of getting different kit for different bikes and as I found out via another site there are alot of very good people out there who will even give out the odd freebie for the cost of the postage. (In the case of one it was a pushlock remote for forks that are ridiculously expensive) as it happens I now have a couple of spares sat in my spares box as I had the forks pushed and retro fitted fork top manual switch.
Could I suggest perhaps even a wanted section within the classifieds like that on Singletrackworld.com?
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_tom_
post Apr 13 2012, 01:09 PM
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Good idea adding the classifieds smile.gif I wouldn't have a mtb if it weren't for 2nd hand stuff! The only stuff I can afford buy new is smaller stuff like brake pads and grips.
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littlegirlbunny
post Apr 16 2012, 04:55 PM
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I see we have a new classifieds section!

Good work admin team agree.gif
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