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posting the same sales topic in many forums
6-Jul-22 3:17pm
#1
DarkFact
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Ignoring how fudging amazing and incredible this deal is, why would you post it in three places? At least let me comment on the thread you fudging coward
6-Jul-22 3:19pm
#2
DarkFact
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I guess if I'm asking anything... I'm asking maybe an amendment to the GameTZ constitution that says "I will only post my crap in the category I feel it best fits into once". I guess.
6-Jul-22 3:37pm
#3
bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 28 Reviews

@D78 I have a salty user who would prefer that you not post that same sales topic in multiple forums here. How do you feel about this? Willing to do this less or...?
6-Jul-22 3:48pm
#4
Boss
GameTZ Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8)

Nah keep it, we need more ad impressions from non-sub users.
6-Jul-22 4:22pm
#5
DarkFact
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews This user is on the site NOW (50 seconds ago)

I'm just trying to save octopuses from all this wasteful digital ink expenditure, and Amazon's server time. I am the Lorax
6-Jul-22 5:10pm
#6
John
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)

I guess I have no problem with this. I look in certain Marketplace forums now and then for certain things. I don't read ALL of them ALL of the time. This one fits into each of those, IMO. So, seems right to me.

I get that it can be annoying for those that read every forum, I guess. But some days I might just look at Classifieds to see if there is anything just "for sale." Others might read Digital Marketplace because that is the sort of thing they are looking for -- who would never necessarily check Classifieds. *shrug*
6-Jul-22 5:31pm
#7
SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader

FWIW, I would only see one of these since I only follow one of these three forums. I jump into the other forums from time to time when I'm specifically looking for something, but I just ignore those forums when I'm not looking for things so my OCD isn't triggered by the "new" label

6-Jul-22 6:50pm
#8
Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is on the site NOW (4 minutes ago)

You are subbed, just filter the thread spammers. :p
6-Jul-22 7:22pm
#9
Anxiouz
900 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader

I actually appreciate when they use the same title. What bothers me is when someone posts the same message in several forums but they don't copy & paste the title so it sounds a little different each time. When I see the same title from the same user it's pretty easy to ignore.
6-Jul-22 8:32pm
#10
Porksta
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

The sooner you buy it, the sooner it goes away.

7-Jul-22 9:47am
#11
DarkFact
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John wrote:
I guess I have no problem with this. I look in certain Marketplace forums now and then for certain things. I don't read ALL of them ALL of the time. This one fits into each of those, IMO. So, seems right to me. I get that it can be annoying for those that read every forum, I guess. But some days I might just look at Classifieds to see if there is anything just "for sale." Others might read Digital Marketplace because that is the sort of thing they are looking for -- who would never necessarily check Classifieds. *shrug*
When you use the app there's a Marketplace link that basically collects all marketplaces into one feed, which is where the spam becomes much more apparent because it's taking up a third of the screen. Also there's no reason to do this regardless. It's spam. Why crap up your own community? Pick a spot and crouch down, don't streak your crap down the entire sidewalk. That's obscene.
7-Jul-22 10:02am
#12
bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 28 Reviews

Yeah, I was thinking that. I noticed you're using the app (which is rare, few people use the app as far as I know). That Marketplace tab is unique to the app. You may do better using the Forums link as it won't include forums you don't follow.

If I had a time machine, I could got back in time and get my younger self to design the forums in a way that better coped with cross-posting. For example, have a way to make a single topic that's in multiple forums. Then, when displaying, it would just show once (potentially). Though, I'm not even sure it's possible, but I could have tried. At this point, topics being in one and only one forum is baked in deep, though.
7-Jul-22 12:42pm
#13
DarkFact
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I like the app! It's usually awesome and streamlines a lot of straightforward browsing tasks
7-Jul-22 12:55pm
#14
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews

I've always liked the idea of defining the forums in a way that cross-posting isn't allowed/possible, with Classifieds being the only exception. General_Marketplace should be a catch-all for anything that doesn't fit in other forums. Since this is an e-gift card and clearly belongs in Digital_Marketplace, I don't think it should be posted in General_Marketplace as well.
7-Jul-22 1:53pm
#15
Gypsy
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Scott wrote:
I've always liked the idea of defining the forums in a way that cross-posting isn't allowed/possible, with Classifieds being the only exception. General_Marketplace should be a catch-all for anything that doesn't fit in other forums. Since this is an e-gift card and clearly belongs in Digital_Marketplace, I don't think it should be posted in General_Marketplace as well.
Completely agree. It's not like this site is super active. If you post a thread people that want to see it will see it. No need to make more than one thread for the same items.
7-Jul-22 7:20pm
#16
ryanflucas
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Soo much salt.
7-Jul-22 7:27pm
#17
DarkFact
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Shush yo mouth, flucas
8-Jul-22 1:58pm
#18
Frank
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I've never found it difficult to weed out duplicate posts.

In this situation, I agree a digital gift card should really only be in Digital_Marketplace. Classifieds as well, if he has a set price in mind.

8-Jul-22 2:15pm
#19
Porksta
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

I agree, after all here is the rule:

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Granted, how many people actually follow it? I myself have probably posted things in there that could have been elsewhere.

9-Jul-22 11:00am
#20
John
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)

DarkFact wrote:
When you use the app there's a Marketplace link that basically collects all marketplaces into one feed, which is where the spam becomes much more apparent because it's taking up a third of the screen.
Got ya. Yeah, that seems like a weird side-effect of the app.

Also there's no reason to do this regardless.
Sure there are. I literally just listed them above. There are certainly valid reasons to do this based on how the system works (outside of the app).

9-Jul-22 11:07am
#21
DarkFact
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Okay

posting the same sales topic in many forums