Maybe its just me, but it seems to be poor form to flood the classified page with one's offerings. Most folks on here have maybe a few items for sale at a time, and it must be a bit frustrating for them to see their advertisements pushed off of the front page before most people even know those items have been posted. I just counted 37/38 or 38/39 listings made by one single seller.
Now, I'm not one for excessive rules, but instances like this seem a bit rude.
Good point Steve! This also applies equally well to the media posts.
“My stuff is so much better than anyone else’s “ or “my playing is so much better than anyone else’s so if I flood the page , everyone will be convinced of how much better I am than anyone else....” I have seen this inconsiderate crap over and over again. Even when someone posts a red flag, it continues. However, we can take assurance and rest easy that we avoid this boorish behaviour.
Let me start by saying I currently have nothing for sale on BHO.
I do think there are many collectors who are currently trying to get rid of their collections for many reasons. That being said, I personally see nothing wrong with one person having many items for sale here - in fact it helps to pay for this Web site with the small commissions they suggest that sellers pay.
I see all of those ads say "trade considered."
You could always annoy them by asking 38 times if they would accept a used Evinrude outboard or a Ford 9 inch rear end.
The classified rules state that you must post each banjo separately, so if someone is selling half a dozen or so banjos, he or she must have just that many classified ads. I don't see the problem. Usually people are looking for a certain type/style/price of banjo and will pretty much ignore any other classified ads.
I will admit that 38 plus ads the same day seems excessive to me, too, but it's still within the rules. What would you have them do, list one a day for 4 plus weeks?
Here's the rule on classified banjo ads: Banjos for sale must be listed individually. This allows people to search the classified banjo listings by make, price, etc.
As far as people bragging about their banjo(s) or their picking or anything else, some people are proud of what they have and what they have accomplished. Maybe they just want others to join in their happiness?
P.S. I just looked at the newest classified ads and didn't see any 38 or 39 ads by one person. Wonder what happened to all of them?
Edited by - Texasbanjo on 05/15/2019 13:40:49
It’s not about limiting the number ads per seller. But rather encouraging them not to update every classified ad they have within a matter of minutes. This can result in mass clusters being pushed to the top of the listing.
I will not call the seller out, and strangely enough all those ads are missing from my search right now as well. But I’m not imagining it, because I’ve seen them do it before. Today it was 37 or 38 banjos and dominated my query results. I didn’t think I’d need screen shots as proof.
Again, it’s a discussion about form and participation expectations. Not about preventing someone from selling their merchandise.
Evidently the 37 or 38 ads didn't stay at the top of the page very long since they aren't there now.
Some people are very courteous and thoughtful, others aren't. That's just part of being on the internet. You probably aren't going to change people's habits by posting their lack of either on a thread. But you have every right to post your thoughts, as long as you aren't breaking any rules and so far, no one has broken any.