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EF and Democracy

A number of weeks ago I tired to put my car for sale on the EF.
I discovered I did not write the 10 requred posts and sure enough the ad was deleted.
Since then I am blocked from the for sale forum? Why I do not know?
Like all humans we may make mistakes AND since we are willing to correct them where is the problem?
Why do the people from EF are so un-Democratic.
Who do we complain to and request democratic evaluation?
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Re: EF and Democracy

Rules is rules.

You don't have ten posts. When you have ten posts you will be able to advertise your car.

The forum is not, never was and never will be a democracy. Why should it be?
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Who do we complain to and request democratic evaluation?
The EF is a commercial website run by a company. Why on earth do you think you have any "rights" to bang on if you are using the (free) work of others?

Read the bloody forum rules and follow them.
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Re: EF and Democracy

Pharaoh, have you checked out these:

Please check this Thread. Your question may already have been covered.

http://www.englishforum.ch/sale-want...uncements.html

http://www.englishforum.ch/sale-want...d-deleted.html

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Sorry, you don't currently meet the requirements for marketplace ads. You need at least 10 posts. 01.03.2011

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Re: EF and Democracy

It's a democracy? Well I didn't vote for it.
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Re: EF and Democracy

The magic number
when trying to make a sale
is to have 10 posts
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Did you just Haiku that?
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Who do we complain to and request democratic evaluation?
Hi there,

You write to the moderators. I'm one, so are the rest of these guys. Not democracy but it's as good as it gets.

In this case I am sure any of the moderators would simply refer you to the rules for posting in the forum marketplace.
Market Place posting eligibility rules

Contact me if you still have questions after reading that and the sticky thread displayed at the top of the For Sale/Wanted section....
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No one can prove it
I never even done it.
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Did you just Haiku that?
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A number of weeks ago I tired to put my car for sale on the EF.
I discovered I did not write the 10 requred posts and sure enough the ad was deleted.
Since then I am blocked from the for sale forum? Why I do not know?
Like all humans we may make mistakes AND since we are willing to correct them where is the problem?
Why do the people from EF are so un-Democratic.
Who do we complain to and request democratic evaluation?
You have been a member for just a few days less than me but have managed only six previous posts in that time. I have made over 2800. Perhaps you have been out of the country, or there is some other valid reason for this. You are not required to be a prolific poster but an element of input from members is expected.

The forum is not Ricardo or eBay. Its prime function is to share information and experiences. That is the reason to have the very small requirement of ten posts before being able to post For Sale items.
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Re: EF and Democracy

Take easy folks, I did not ask to change the rules or take any extra advantage of anyone. I just want to unblock my blockade so I can follow the rules and correct my mistake. This is also part of democracy-it called dialoge.
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Old 30.03.2011, 13:37
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Take easy folks, I did not ask to change the rules or take any extra advantage of anyone. I just want to unblock my blockade so I can follow the rules and correct my mistake. This is also part of democracy-it called dialoge.
Try adding some value to EF before taking advantage of it to sell your goods...
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Take easy folks, I did not ask to change the rules or take any extra advantage of anyone. I just want to unblock my blockade so I can follow the rules and correct my mistake. This is also part of democracy-it called dialoge.

If you have read the many links you were given (which you havent) you would find out that you need 10 posts to post an ad. Go on its not that difficult



Can we move this to off topic?
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Take easy folks, I did not ask to change the rules or take any extra advantage of anyone. I just want to unblock my blockade so I can follow the rules and correct my mistake. This is also part of democracy-it called dialoge.
If you want to do that, then I strongly suggest you read the linked posts from here: EF and Democracy
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You know what? I just got it from a friend by phone! I need to write ten posts on your EF not ten posts about the car for sale. It would have been very simple to tell me that instead of always telling me to read the rules.

I did read the rules but did not understand the request mate. No big problem. Take it easy.

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You know what? I just got it from a friend by phone! I need to write ten posts on your EF not ten posts about the car for sale. It would have been very simple to tell me that instead of always telling me to read the rules.
Even your car has to face palm itself for that comment
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I did read the rules but did not understand the request mate. No big problem. Take it easy.
Well....... you've got your 10 posts now chief.

Happy posting in the market place !!!
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You know what? I just got it from a friend by phone! I need to write ten posts on your EF not ten posts about the car for sale. It would have been very simple to tell me that instead of always telling me to read the rules.
You said in your opening post:

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I discovered I did not write the 10 requred posts and sure enough the ad was deleted.
So I think it is reasonable to believe you were aware what you did not do correctly... you have apparently a wrong expectation what this website is. It is a community - not another classifieds board. The sales section is intended to be for members who are part of the community - not some people who do not want to pay ricardo. Instead of putting an absolute minimum of effort to add some value here, you are just whining about "democracy"... just to get an idea how relaxed the owners of the website are about the rules: Ten posts is basically nothing. You just need to make one more whining post about how bad everyone is to you and you can go on to sell your car.

Edit: I see you fixed the issue already by posting another worthless one line comment. Good luck with your sale.
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Thank you, I got my ten posts thanks. I would suggest that some of the good people on the EF keep the agression level down.

Community is also being civil and corect. I did not force the EF to have the for sale section. They can close it down any time they like. Freedom of expressin?

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Re: EF and Democracy

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