[200q20v] Re: Selling stuff on the List rather than on the Marketplace

Brett Dikeman brett at cloud9.net
Sun Jan 27 19:06:01 EST 2002

At 9:38 PM +0100 1/17/02, Phil Payne wrote:
>  > Brett & Dan, if you're out there, why have you allowed this to
>>  for so long?  You have kicked some serious butt on lesser offenses
>>  included).  What's this guys secret?
>Perhaps _HE_ doesn't post in HTML?

It's interesting..I just came across this post looking for something else.

Several notes, Bill.

a)Dan makes policy decisions.  I just, um, make my opinions...well known.

b)my email address is brett at cloud9.net, or if that's too hard,
brett at audifans.com will wind its way back to my cloud9 address.  I
would suggest that when you want Dan or I to see a message, you
actually cc us.

c)I got tired of complaining because there seemed to be no end in
sight to the "here's my car", "I have this part", "here's my ebay
auction", etc blah blah blah.  People don't use the marketplace
because they think nobody looks at it.  Nobody looks at it because
nobody posts anything FS/wanted there.  Chicken/egg problem.

If y'all want to stop seeing stuff for sale posted here on the list, then:

a)don't reward people by answering them when they post something for sale
b)browse/search the marketplace more often
c)when you have something FS or something wanted, put it on the
marketplace rather than posting to the list

If we basically all agreed that from now on, no for-sale items should
go on the list, and we all knew that the next time we needed to
find/sell something we looked in the marketplace, the problem would
be reduced somewhat.

Maybe I'll run a log analyzer on the webserver logs and see how many
people actually -do- visit the marketplace per day and if there is
any trend.

"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin
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