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Rondog
01-17-2012, 03:50 AM
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?58969-Site-Suggestion-Ability-to-close-for-sale-threads&p=846835&posted=1#post846835

The fix is in.

WhenDogsSing
01-17-2012, 06:06 AM
Is it a sticky or do we have to remember something...my mind doesn't remember too well most of the time...!?!?!?

Dan Uke
01-17-2012, 06:36 AM
That is great news!!! I've inquired on ukes that were sold awhile ago. I'm sure the seller doesn't like getting pms asking if the uke is still for sale.

I would like to test it out but have no ukes for sale at this moment. LOL

pahu
01-17-2012, 08:40 AM
Thank you, Rondog, and Mod's for listening. Great improvement.

BlackBearUkes
01-17-2012, 09:45 AM
I just used this option, nice to have it. Thanks.

Hippie Dribble
01-17-2012, 04:04 PM
thankyou so much for this upgrade to the site guys. This is brilliant and will be very much appreciated by the sellers.

GinnyT11
01-20-2012, 11:06 AM
Bumping this up so more members will know about this new feature.

Hippie Dribble
01-20-2012, 02:05 PM
Bumping this up so more members will know about this new feature.
good idea GT...i think maybe this should be a sticky

experimentjon
01-20-2012, 05:31 PM
Nice. That's a great new feature. :)

Gmoney
01-21-2012, 03:01 AM
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?58969-Site-Suggestion-Ability-to-close-for-sale-threads&p=846835&posted=1#post846835

The fix is in.

And HOW do you close your own threads? I can't figure out where or how to do it.

GinnyT11
01-21-2012, 03:34 AM
At the top of your original sales post, there's a drop-down button called Administrative that asks if you want to close the thread. Click Proceed.

Doc_J
01-21-2012, 03:50 AM
At the top of your original sales post, there's a drop-down button called Administrative that asks if you want to close the thread. Click Proceed.

I don't seem to have the 'Administrative' drop down button on my recent 'For Sale' post. Hmmm?

Do you have that button Glenn?

Gmoney
01-21-2012, 04:04 AM
At the top of your original sales post, there's a drop-down button called Administrative that asks if you want to close the thread. Click Proceed.

Ummm... where?? :old:

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Click above for what I see ...

Gmoney
01-21-2012, 04:06 AM
I don't seem to have the 'Administrative' drop down button on my recent 'For Sale' post. Hmmm?

Do you have that button Glenn?

Nope - me either. Must need the secret decoder ring or special glasses!

GinnyT11
01-21-2012, 04:59 AM
I don't know how to to a screen cap, but these are the buttons I see in the red bar at the top of my original post of my uke for sale:

Thread Tools Administrative Search Thread Rate This Thread Display

Rondog
01-21-2012, 05:21 AM
Yup! That's the same way I see it. When you place your cursor over the "Administrative" button it sticks out like daylight.

Gmoney
01-21-2012, 05:51 AM
I don't know how to to a screen cap, but these are the buttons I see in the red bar at the top of my original post of my uke for sale:

Thread Tools - Administrative - Search Thread - Rate This Thread - Display

And... mine is clearly missing the "Administrative" menu. :(

Rondog
01-21-2012, 06:01 AM
Are you the creator of the thread?

Rondog
01-21-2012, 06:07 AM
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?59204-Martin-0-1920-s-500

If you click into the thread above does it not have an "administrator" button in the red bar right between "thread tools" and "search thread"?

Gmoney
01-21-2012, 06:22 AM
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?59204-Martin-0-1920-s-500

If you click into the thread above does it not have an "administrator" button in the red bar right between "thread tools" and "search thread"?

No, it does not & yes, I created the thread.

Doc_J
01-21-2012, 06:32 AM
Are you the creator of the thread?

Yup.

I wonder if the administrator did not make the change for all member groups (i.e., UUVIP).


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Paul December
01-21-2012, 07:45 AM
I'm against closing your own thread, and actually feel Admins sometimes close sales threads too early already.
A while ago I purchased a uke off the sales forum and it had undisclosed problems with it. After no help or even compromise from the seller (he actually was very rude), I wanted to post a follow-up in that sales thread on how the purchase went. I was not able to because the thread was already closed.
When purchasing a uke from the sales forum, one of the 1st things I do is a forum search for that seller. The next time this jerk sells a uke, potential buyers don't get to do this kind of research if a seller can quickly close a thread as soon as the $$$ is in his pocket.

Kanaka916
01-21-2012, 08:01 AM
I'm against closing your own thread, and actually feel Admins sometimes close sales threads too early already.
A while ago I purchased a uke off the sales forum and it had undisclosed problems with it. After no help or even compromise from the seller (he actually was very rude), I wanted to post a follow-up in that sales thread on how the purchase went. I was not able to because the thread was already closed.
When purchasing a uke from the sales forum, one of the 1st things I do is a forum search for that seller. The next time this jerk sells a uke, potential buyers don't get to do this kind of research if a seller can quickly close a thread as soon as the $$$ is in his pocket.
You can start a new thread and refer to the closed thread should any issues arise. If the thread needs to be reopened, contact any of the Mods via PM and why the thread should be reopened. I don't think any of us are unreasonable. What would you recommend as a waiting time before the thread is closed. I know of a couple issues that arose after the instrument was received and I don't recall if they were resolved. For the most part, the majority of the transactions have gone without a hitch.

Rondog
01-21-2012, 08:06 AM
You can always file a dispute through Paypal.

Paul December
01-21-2012, 08:23 AM
You can start a new thread and refer to the closed thread should any issues arise. If the thread needs to be reopened, contact any of the Mods via PM and why the thread should be reopened. I don't think any of us are unreasonable. What would you recommend as a waiting time before the thread is closed. I know of a couple issues that arose after the instrument was received and I don't recall if they were resolved. For the most part, the majority of the transactions have gone without a hitch.

I thought of that, but didn't want to turn it into a public fight, especially since these are the kind of things that tend to take-off.
I was going to simply post at the end of the sales thread, "Ukulele significantly different than advertised, I cannot recommend this seller. PM me for details before buying from him".
It sometimes takes a week to week & half to get the uke in the mail, so IMO 2 weeks is a safe time to close a sales thread.

Paul December
01-21-2012, 08:26 AM
You can always file a dispute through Paypal.

Yes, but it doesn't give fellow members any info of the sale.
...OTOH this may be very rare, and "buyer beware" adequately covers the unfortunate few.

Kanaka916
01-21-2012, 08:41 AM
I thought of that, but didn't want to turn it into a public fight, especially since these are the kind of things that tend to take-off.
I was going to simply post at the end of the sales thread, "Ukulele significantly different than advertised, I cannot recommend this seller. PM me for details before buying from him".
It sometimes takes a week to week & half to get the uke in the mail, so IMO 2 weeks is a safe time to close a sales thread.
I purge through the Marketplace threads every 2/3 weeks or so and close the ones that have sold (mostly the older ones) and it takes a bit to do so. If the OP requests to close the post, we do so. Personally I don't forsee a problem with your statement especially if the seller is not forthright. As I said, the success rate of transactions in the Marketplace is damn good.

seeso
01-22-2012, 06:11 AM
Yup.

I wonder if the administrator did not make the change for all member groups (i.e., UUVIP).


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That's exactly what I didn't do.

I just now made the change for all groups, so everyone should see that Administrative link now. PM me with any problems.


I'm against closing your own thread, and actually feel Admins sometimes close sales threads too early already.
A while ago I purchased a uke off the sales forum and it had undisclosed problems with it. After no help or even compromise from the seller (he actually was very rude), I wanted to post a follow-up in that sales thread on how the purchase went. I was not able to because the thread was already closed.
When purchasing a uke from the sales forum, one of the 1st things I do is a forum search for that seller. The next time this jerk sells a uke, potential buyers don't get to do this kind of research if a seller can quickly close a thread as soon as the $$$ is in his pocket.

Like Kanaka916 said, just PM one of the mods should a situation like that arise.

mds725
01-22-2012, 07:27 AM
I'm against closing your own thread, and actually feel Admins sometimes close sales threads too early already.
A while ago I purchased a uke off the sales forum and it had undisclosed problems with it. After no help or even compromise from the seller (he actually was very rude), I wanted to post a follow-up in that sales thread on how the purchase went. I was not able to because the thread was already closed.
When purchasing a uke from the sales forum, one of the 1st things I do is a forum search for that seller. The next time this jerk sells a uke, potential buyers don't get to do this kind of research if a seller can quickly close a thread as soon as the $$$ is in his pocket.

I suppose you could always start a new thread in which you include a link to the old (closed) thread.

Doc_J
01-22-2012, 07:41 AM
.....

I just now made the change for all groups, so everyone should see that Administrative link now. PM me with any problems.

....

Seeso,Thanks. It now works!

Artista
11-30-2012, 01:29 AM
will do,,thanks

Ukejungle
04-15-2013, 09:35 AM
I am trying to close a thread and don't see the Administrative Button you speak of. I am in logged in of course, am I close?
Trey

UkerDanno
02-03-2014, 02:26 PM
ok, someone, maybe the marketplace police, who missed out on the sale told me to close the thread, and I did, but, it's still there.

Kanaka916
02-04-2014, 04:45 AM
The thread is closed . . . there is a padlock icon on the thread and a THREAD CLOSED above the thread title

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Snargle
02-09-2016, 08:49 AM
I understand the need to close "for sale" threads that are completed and understand the mechanics of it. My question concerns the removal of the final selling price from the thread. Is this a common practice or even a requirement? I participate in other forums that have a marketplace sub-forum and leaving the selling price in the thread is encouraged or even required. I find it an extremely valuable tool when researching a particular item...either from a buyer's or seller's perspective. If I had an instrument I wanted to sell, it would be quite useful to see how much similar items sold for and not post it at a too-low or too-high price. Same for buying; it gives you help in determining the true market value.

Comments?

Peace Train
02-09-2016, 09:56 AM
I participate in other forums that have a marketplace sub-forum and leaving the selling price in the thread is encouraged or even required. I find it an extremely valuable tool when researching a particular item...either from a buyer's or seller's perspective.

Comments?

Great point! It can be frustrating when researching an item only to discover that price has been deleted. I've found that I spend much less of my time researching when it comes to forums I belong to that require price to remain in sales threads. It's also extremely handy when reselling an item you previously purchased, were you can link to the thread and show proof of what you paid to put potential buyers at ease.

Snargle
02-09-2016, 10:01 AM
It's also extremely handy when reselling an item you previously purchased, were you can link to the thread and show proof of what you paid to put potential buyers at ease.Also a great point! :cool:

M!!
07-02-2016, 07:44 PM
super admin, good call on closing that thread on the kamaka HF3.
the seller is a dealer listed on Reverb.