Main Restorations Software Audio/Jukebox/MP3 Everything Else Buy/Sell/Trade
Project Announcements Monitor/Video GroovyMAME Merit/JVL Touchscreen Meet Up Retail Vendors
Driving & Racing Woodworking Software Support Forums Consoles Project Arcade Reviews
Automated Projects Artwork Frontend Support Forums Pinball Forum Discussion Old Boards
Raspberry Pi & Dev Board controls.dat Linux Miscellaneous Arcade Wiki Discussion Old Archives
Site News

Unread posts | New Replies | Recent posts | Rules | Chatroom | Wiki | File Repository | RSS | Submit news


  

Author Topic: Forum rules and suggestions for sellers/WTB - READ FIRST  (Read 10926 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

saint

  • turned to the Dark Side
  • Supreme Chancellor
  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5946
  • I only work in cyberspace...
    • Build Your Own Arcade Controls
Forum rules and suggestions for sellers/WTB - READ FIRST
« on: March 29, 2003, 11:16:18 pm »
  • No illegal activity -- No copyright violations, no selling or trading for which you do not have a legal right to do so.
  • No buying/selling/linking to same for xx-in-1 boards. By and large they include illegal copies of ROMs, or use unauthorized versions of MAME. Multi-boards that do not have these issues or other legal problems are fine. For example, an unpopulated Multi-Williams board for which you have to supply your own ROMs is OK.
  • No hidden details, no "backup" CDs/DVDs, no "PM or email me for details," no winks or nods, no links to same, etc. .
  • No spam -- Multi level marketing schemes (pyramid schemes), scams, etc...
  • No reporting of MAME/roms ebay auctions.  Just report them to ebay.
  • No thread poisoning.  Thread poisoning occurs when a person comes into a thread and posts something contrary to the spirit/intent of the thread.
  • Modding a console for homebrew and MAME goodness is fair game for these forums. Piracy is not. If at any point modded consoles are shown to be illegal in the United States then such discussions would need to be curtailed (discussing the ethics thereof, or stating that it is possible would be OK, selling of such items would not.)  However, as of this writing I am unaware that modding hardware is illegal.
  • Don't use PM's to get around these rules. If it's not allowed on the public board, it's not allowed in PM's either.


These don't mean you can't debate the merits of something for sale, build vs buying, etc... Telling someone they're on crack and berating them for ripping off the public because you can do it yourself for less, however, goes against the grain of how this forum runs. 

Example:  Dude, you're a crook!  $1000 for an arcade cab?  I built my own for $25! ... Bad
Example:  The link you posted for the 27" monitor for $400 is more expensive than this link for the same thing for $350... OK

Don't be afraid to help each other avoid getting ripped off, but be polite about it please.  Thanks!

--- saint
« Last Edit: May 29, 2008, 03:52:23 pm by saint »
--- John St.Clair
     Build Your Own Arcade Controls FAQ
     http://www.arcadecontrols.com/
     Project Arcade 2!
     http://www.projectarcade.com/
     saint@arcadecontrols.com

SirPoonga

  • Puck'em Up
  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8176
  • The Bears Still Suck!
Re: Forum rules - read before you post
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2005, 12:33:55 pm »
Here's a suggestion for sellers
In the subject of the thread put your location in between brackets, like:
[AU], [UK], [US-WI], [US-NY]

So an example title would be
FS: 19" arcade monitor [UK]
WTB: Empty jamma cabinet [US-FL]

Also in the title might want to put willing to ship overseas or local/pickup only.
At least put the country in the title, state/province is nice for local/pickup only.

This will make it easier for buyers and traders to locate threads they are interested in and in their own country.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2005, 02:06:02 pm by SirPoonga »

SirPoonga

  • Puck'em Up
  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8176
  • The Bears Still Suck!
@@@ SUGGESTION FOR SELLERS AND WTB @@@
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2005, 01:17:26 pm »
I posted this in the rules.  I will unsticky this once the idea becomes popular.  Once it becomes popular this thread isn't needed as most people will see the trend and follow it.
I've seen this on many other B/S/T forums (especially automotive forums).


Here's a suggestion for sellers and WTB
In the subject of the thread put your location in between brackets, like:
[AU], [UK], [US-WI], [US-NY]

So an example title would be
FS: 19" arcade monitor [UK]
WTB: Empty jamma cabinet [US-FL]

Also in the title might want to put willing to ship overseas or local/pickup only.
At least put the country in the title, state/province is nice for local/pickup only.

This will make it easier for buyers and traders to locate threads they are interested in and in their own country.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2005, 02:06:45 pm by SirPoonga »

crashwg

  • Trade Count: (+8)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3071
Re: @@@ SUGGESTION FOR SELLERS AND WTB @@@
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2005, 08:40:40 pm »
What a great idea!  I find myself constantly frustrated seeing such great deals only to find out they're half way across the coutry or worse, the world!  Now (if this catches on) I can just skip over the stuff that I know is too far.


Now, if only there were a way that you could make this stand out more...  I must admit, I usually skip over the stickies.  :-\  I'm sure others do too.
If there's bees in the trap I'm catching em
By the thorax and abdomen
And sanding the stingers down to a rough quill
Then I dip em in ink, and I scribble a bit
But if it they wriggle then I tickle em until they hold still
Lemme say it again
In my land of pretend
I use bees as a mf'n pen

ultramagnus

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 124
  • I want to build my own arcade controls!
Re: @@@ SUGGESTION FOR SELLERS AND WTB @@@
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2005, 11:02:24 am »
yeah, this is a good idea, i would hate to see how much it would cost to ship a cab from say the states

missioncontrol

  • MC-Retro says Wot!
  • Trade Count: (+13)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7857
Re: @@@ SUGGESTION FOR SELLERS AND WTB @@@
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2005, 09:53:01 am »
good idea..... just need everyone to do it.............

Goz

  • KOTA
  • Trade Count: (+10)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3435
Re: @@@ SUGGESTION FOR SELLERS AND WTB @@@
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2005, 09:54:44 am »
If it's posted in the rules.... is it really a suggestion?  ::)

-Goz

ericball

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 162
  • 3 sided cocktail cabinet w/ modular CP
Re: @@@ SUGGESTION FOR SELLERS AND WTB @@@
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2005, 03:39:26 pm »
There's also the Location field in your Profile which is seriously underused.

Hmm... I just noticed that mine (Markham, Ontario) isn't showing up, although it does on other boards.

SirPoonga

  • Puck'em Up
  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8176
  • The Bears Still Suck!
Re: @@@ SUGGESTION FOR SELLERS AND WTB @@@
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2005, 06:12:01 pm »
If it's posted in the rules.... is it really a suggestion?  ::)

-Goz

Heh, like I said, no way to really enforce it so it really can't be a rule now, can it :)

ultramagnus

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 124
  • I want to build my own arcade controls!
Re: @@@ SUGGESTION FOR SELLERS AND WTB @@@
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2005, 04:55:22 pm »
well, you could delete any new topics made without using it?  :police: :police:

Stingray

  • Official Slacker - I promise to try a lot less
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10459
Re: @@@ SUGGESTION FOR SELLERS AND WTB @@@
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2005, 03:03:57 pm »
Very good idea. I don't create a huge number of new threads in B/S/T, but I'll use that format in the future.

-S
Stingray you magnificent bastard!
This place is dead lately.  Stingray scare everyone off?

SirPoonga

  • Puck'em Up
  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8176
  • The Bears Still Suck!
Re: @@@ SUGGESTION FOR SELLERS AND WTB @@@
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2005, 02:04:41 pm »
Cool, you guys are catching on :)  Makes it much easier to figure out what is worth looking at.
I'm probably going to let this post up for a couple of months berore unsticking it as I put the information in the rules too.

Arcadiac

  • Trade Count: (+7)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 698
  • .
Re: @@@ SUGGESTION FOR SELLERS AND WTB @@@
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2005, 07:56:41 pm »
Another suggestion:  How about we delete or lock our posts after we have sold/bought or traded for what we wanted?  Lots of threads getting bumped are for items that are gone or have expired and been sold on Ebay.

ARCADIAC!

Stingray

  • Official Slacker - I promise to try a lot less
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10459
Re: @@@ SUGGESTION FOR SELLERS AND WTB @@@
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2005, 02:55:55 pm »
I don't know about that. A lot of the threads in this forum turn into discussions and cease to be just ads. Maybe those should be moved to EE, the others could be locked or deleted I suppose.

-S
Stingray you magnificent bastard!
This place is dead lately.  Stingray scare everyone off?

SirPoonga

  • Puck'em Up
  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8176
  • The Bears Still Suck!
Re: @@@ SUGGESTION FOR SELLERS AND WTB @@@
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2005, 03:17:57 pm »
The seller could put sold in the title when sold, or lock it.

SirPoonga

  • Puck'em Up
  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8176
  • The Bears Still Suck!
Re: Forum rules - READ FIRST before you post
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2005, 06:35:19 pm »
Are you a new person to the forum, want to post a WTB, but do not have the required post count to post here?  Lately several people in chat have complained they were in this situation, but only wanted to post a WTB for something as simple as a joystick.

If you are looking for arcade parts for your cabinet, like joysticks, buttons, trackballs, spinners, etc please check the sites listed here:
http://arcadecontrols.com/arcade_links.shtml

Some BYO controls are listed here, you have to hunt them down throughout the page.
http://arcadecontrols.com/arcade_controls.shtml

Of course, if you are looking for new and used parts there is always ebay.

lcddream

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 496
  • Say goodbye to gravity...
Re: @@@ SUGGESTION FOR SELLERS AND WTB @@@
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2006, 01:10:55 pm »
is there a way that when you post in the buy/sell forum an additional required field be filled in as to your location? and the forum would auto-insert that into the title of the thread?

saint

  • turned to the Dark Side
  • Supreme Chancellor
  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5946
  • I only work in cyberspace...
    • Build Your Own Arcade Controls
Re: Forum rules and suggestions for sellers/WTB - READ FIRST
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2007, 11:28:26 pm »
Rules updated.
--- John St.Clair
     Build Your Own Arcade Controls FAQ
     http://www.arcadecontrols.com/
     Project Arcade 2!
     http://www.projectarcade.com/
     saint@arcadecontrols.com

saint

  • turned to the Dark Side
  • Supreme Chancellor
  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5946
  • I only work in cyberspace...
    • Build Your Own Arcade Controls
Re: @@@ SUGGESTION FOR SELLERS AND WTB @@@
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2007, 11:28:46 pm »
Not that I'm aware of :(

is there a way that when you post in the buy/sell forum an additional required field be filled in as to your location? and the forum would auto-insert that into the title of the thread?
--- John St.Clair
     Build Your Own Arcade Controls FAQ
     http://www.arcadecontrols.com/
     Project Arcade 2!
     http://www.projectarcade.com/
     saint@arcadecontrols.com

saint

  • turned to the Dark Side
  • Supreme Chancellor
  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5946
  • I only work in cyberspace...
    • Build Your Own Arcade Controls
Re: Forum rules and suggestions for sellers/WTB - READ FIRST
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2008, 03:53:02 pm »
Rules updated to reflect multi-board sales.
--- John St.Clair
     Build Your Own Arcade Controls FAQ
     http://www.arcadecontrols.com/
     Project Arcade 2!
     http://www.projectarcade.com/
     saint@arcadecontrols.com

  
 

Sitemap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31