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    Question Flea Market in the Forum is Doomed

    I know, everyone seems to be posting warm fuzzies about the new website, but the Flea Market as a forum listing has basically killed it. Most people probably had the old Flea Market bookmarked and when the link fails just give up. The scarcity of listings is really a disappointment. What are the plans for a new Flea Market: timing, format, accessability, communications of new format and processes?

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    Stoner -

    I would hope that people are more resilient than that! There are postings all over the forum and on the main MOA website that direct people to the new forum. The link on the home has beeb changed to point to the new Flea Market. So, it's pretty hard to not find it now!

    There seems to be a bit more interaction between people with the new arrangement. People have been asking questions directly in that setting rather than trading PMs or emails through the old system. I never did go to the old Flea Market much, so I don't really know that much about how effective it was.

    The current Flea Market inside the forum is only temporary, though. My understanding is that when we transition to a new website/forum, the original setup with a Flea Market link at the top of the page will come back. If you looked at the post I put up showing a preliminary view of the new forum, you could see the Flea Market link at the top of the page:

    http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread....k-of-the-Forum

    As I understand it, when we get to the new forum, it should be pretty much like the old Flea Market...a separate link at the top of the page and not within the forum.

    I think a Flea Market in any form should be good...I agree that having a dead link isn't good, but right now there's no dead link that I can find. If we're missing it, please let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STONER View Post
    Most people probably had the old Flea Market bookmarked
    They can still bookmark it by using this link. http://forums.forums.bmwmoa.orgdispl...85-Flea-Market
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post

    There seems to be a bit more interaction between people with the new arrangement. People have been asking questions directly in that setting rather than trading PMs or emails through the old system. I never did go to the old Flea Market much, so I don't really know that much about how effective it was.
    I like this feature. One person can ask a question, and the answer is available for everyone to see. If you want to dicker on the price, you can still do this by PM or email.
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    Lost advertisement

    The "new" Flea Market notwithstanding, how do I find an ad I placed about a month ago under the old format. I'm only seeing the latest (since the conversion) postings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickey1948 View Post
    how do I find an ad I placed about a month ago under the old format.
    Not sure if you noticed my post here:

    http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread....l=1#post844471

    The old ads couldn't be brought over, so we decided to start from scratch. Ads are typically only allowed for 30 days so your previous ad would have expired by now. If you would like some help finding an old ad, PM me with some info and I'll see what I can do.

    Update: The only "old" Flea Market I can find has the latest listing for early October. I can't find your username in any of the listings at all. If you say that you had an ad about a month ago or so, then I doubt we'll be able to track down the ad because it was lost during the upgrade to the forum software.
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    I believe that the IBMWR classified marketplace is free to use. I've made some purchases there with good success. The organization of the IBMWR classified marketplace makes it quite easy to find specific bikes / stuff (i.e., airhead, oilhead, K bike stuff). My experience is only as a buyer, not as a seller.

    http://marketplace.ibmwr.org/

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    Is there a way to set up the "new posts" to NOT show flea market ads? I like to basically just go to threads that have updates all together, rather than each header...

    Also, is there a way to not view a thread using that method? Basically hide a thread?
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    Change is hard for some

    The old flea market worked, and so does the new one........good job

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStrube View Post
    Is there a way to set up the "new posts" to NOT show flea market ads? I like to basically just go to threads that have updates all together, rather than each header...

    Also, is there a way to not view a thread using that method? Basically hide a thread?
    I don't think there's a way to do what you want. You can be notified when things change in specific areas of the forum...that called setting up a subscription. But to hide things doesn't seem to be an option for individual users.
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    I actually like them to show up when I hit new posts, I rarely went special to the flea market section. And if I was selling, I would welcome the additional exposure of more people seeing them.
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    Is there a way to set it up so it makes me incredibly wealthy w/ zero work on my part?
    I mean if I'm gonna ask for something it may as well be worth it...
    No?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    But to hide things doesn't seem to be an option for individual users.
    That's correct. VB will let an admin set it up where a certain forum does not show in "New Posts" but individual users do not have that option.
    For me, I like seeing the Flea Market in "New Posts"
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    Quote Originally Posted by STONER View Post
    I know, everyone seems to be posting warm fuzzies about the new website, but the Flea Market as a forum listing has basically killed it. Most people probably had the old Flea Market bookmarked and when the link fails just give up. The scarcity of listings is really a disappointment. What are the plans for a new Flea Market: timing, format, accessability, communications of new format and processes?

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    Doomed?

    Ummm - crazy thought here....but you could *delete* your old bookmark to the old fleamarket and then *create* a new bookmark to the new flea market.

    Your computer is designed to do that sort of thing. EZ-peezy.

    It's kind of like if the wife decides to put the can opener in a different drawer. You don't starve to death....you just start going to the other drawer.

    The new fleamarket is the way the rest of the world buys and sells things on internet forums. The boffins at HQ have finally sorted the one thing that bothered me (a new member) about the website. Count me in as a supporter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwetering View Post
    Doomed?

    It's kind of like if the wife decides to put the can opener in a different drawer. You don't starve to death....you just start going to the other drawer.
    I don't have a wife. I'm screwed if someone moves the can opener.
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