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I would like to use Items for Sale but cant

Hello, I wasnt sure who to contact so decided to post here. I have made the required ten posts but then again the post count next to my name says 3 so maybe there's that. Thanks for any help"
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Old 08.07.2021, 00:44
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Re: I would like to use Items for Sale but cant

Oh, don't worry too much. Some posts are considered worthy and "real", while others are dismissed as "fluff", and some categories of posts don't make the post-count. The background to this is that the original forum rule-makers wanted to protect the forum against being flooded by random ads from newbies.

The way to get around this is to participate in a way that is, or at least looks, more meaningful, i.e. no one-liners without much background, but something that looks enough like you are really contributing to a discussion, better to several.

Rulz is rulz, and it seems they can't be changed, so welcome to the forum, enjoy having a look around a bit, find a few sections of the forum you're actually interested in (or can fake it, to look real enough) and stick around for a few weeks, posting. After a while, this will get you over the hurdle to be considered legitimate.

By that time, you might well be addicted, though, and find you can't bring yourself to leave again.
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Old 08.07.2021, 03:14
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Re: I would like to use Items for Sale but cant

A few sections don't count towards the postcount for your ability to post Items for Sale. I believe the entire Off-topic section, which is where the Euro-2020 thread is positioned, is among them. Probably the support section as well.

I'm pretty sure the rules mention somewhere which sections count. If reading them through is too much of a hassle (somewhat understandable), the best thing may be to keep posting, keeping an eye on your counter and noting which posts count.

That said, it would be cool if you kept using EF. The more the merrier.
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Re: I would like to use Items for Sale but cant

Have you tried ebay?
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Re: I would like to use Items for Sale but cant

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Have you tried ebay?

Or Tutti? There are several threads listing sites where you can sell stuff.


EF is not a typical selling site, this is just an add on for our members but not the main point of the forum.
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Or Tutti? There are several threads listing sites where you can sell stuff.


EF is not a typical selling site, this is just an add on for our members but not the main point of the forum.
I've bought a few things on this site and have been absolutely satisfied with what I got . I don't think those posters who sold things are on the board much but they offered enough advice to give them 10 posts and established some form of credibility.

I've seen some amazing finds on here that go quickly but also have seen how some posters have asked to much for their crappy furniture. As others have said, this site was designed to help expats. Being able to sell your things is secondary and a bit of a reward for participating.

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Re: I would like to use Items for Sale but cant

I think that offering to sell things to other forum members, in English, is just another helpful part of this forum's life.
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Re: I would like to use Items for Sale but cant

^^^ I second that.

Or maybe it's that I third it?

(I should really go to bed....)
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Re: I would like to use Items for Sale but cant

Hello everybody and thanks for all the replies. I didn't expect so many people to care about my question haha, I only posted because I wasnt sure how to contact the moderators. Great advice everybody and ATdoropfiz, thanks for the explanation

Just to say, yes I think english Forum is a great site and I have to admit that I have read it often but not participated. The long politics threads are interesting but maybe I just feel I've got nothing to add sometimes, so I dont. The for sale sectin is great for picking up bargains and I thought maybe I could sell things on there myself.
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Re: I would like to use Items for Sale but cant

You will be able to sell items here, too, and you may find that many people are glad of that opportunity, especially all in English. Just keep plugging away and jump those hoops, and then you'll be "in".
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