New Members & Selling Items

Posted by: Oldgas

New Members & Selling Items - Tue May 13 2014 12:08 PM

We have had difficulties with some new members selling items in recent years. New members are not enabled to post New Topics in the For Sale forums until they have demonstrated knowledge of the forum and how our online community works with their posts. After 8 such posts, including posting an image, new members may request an upgrade to regular privileges.

I invite new members to post a New Topic on our Welcome New Member forum to introduce yourself or tell about your interests. (Items are not permitted to be offered for sale there)
http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=20

New members may post New Topics in other forums, reply to any topic and read any topic to build an understanding of how our online community works.

Please read and follow the For Sale Guidelines:
http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=161199

Jim Potts
Oldgas.com
Posted by: goodyear36

Re: New Members & Selling Items - Sun Dec 14 2014 10:16 PM

I would like to upgrade my privileges so I can sell on old gas.
I posted enough and know how to upload pics.
Thanks Vince

who do I contact for this?
Posted by: Oldgas

Re: New Members & Selling Items - Mon Dec 15 2014 08:50 PM

Just click on "Contact" on the upper right of any page of the forum. Use the email address that you registered as your return address. That way I know who you are.
Posted by: shane

Re: New Members & Selling Items - Fri Jan 02 2015 04:19 PM

new member trying to figure out how to use this forum. may be a long time before I will get to post picture but can use as a testing ground thanks in advance for patience
Posted by: Oldgas

Re: New Members & Selling Items - Sun Jan 04 2015 03:47 PM

Originally Posted By: shane
can use as a testing ground thanks in advance for patience


shane,
Our Testing Area forum where you can try out image uploads and posting:
http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=11
You can also upload to Photobucket or other free hosts and use their forum code to post pictures here.

Read over the links in the Welcome email that you got from Oldgas.com when you joined.
Posted by: shane

Re: New Members & Selling Items - Mon Jan 05 2015 09:29 PM

thanks, once i figure out wifes camera and getting photos to computer will give it a go.
Posted by: kybred76

Re: New Members & Selling Items - Thu Jan 22 2015 03:16 PM

Navigating around well and figuring stuff out pretty quick, but had a question, I couldn't figure out on my own. I've noticed on some peoples post, after they post a picture of something, they reply to their post with:"bump". What does this mean? Thanks for your help, and please excuse my ignorance.
Posted by: Ryan Underthun

Re: New Members & Selling Items - Thu Jan 22 2015 05:53 PM

They are bumping their for sale or wanted ad to the top of the index. Oldgas has a 72 hour bump rule.
Posted by: kybred76

Re: New Members & Selling Items - Fri Jan 23 2015 11:33 AM

Ok, got it now. Thanks for the explanation Ryan.
Posted by: rockytops

Re: New Members & Selling Items - Fri Feb 06 2015 06:45 PM

thanks for the information..this is an awesome site!
Posted by: tbronckr

Re: New Members & Selling Items - Sun Nov 06 2016 11:50 PM

Hi all, new to the site and was wondering if anyone could explain what BTT means on the listings in classified for sale?
thanks so much!
Posted by: Oldgas

Re: New Members & Selling Items - Mon Nov 07 2016 09:03 AM

Originally Posted By tbronckr
Hi all, new to the site and was wondering if anyone could explain what BTT means on the listings in classified for sale?
thanks so much!


BTT = Back To the Top
They are bumping their for sale or wanted ad to the top of the index. Oldgas.com has a minimum 72 hour bump rule.
Posted by: tbronckr

Re: New Members & Selling Items - Mon Nov 07 2016 11:36 AM

Thanks so much Oldgas-Jim, and I am assuming that means that a posting selling member must wait at least 72 hours after listing the item/s or after a bump, before they can bump it again. If different please let me know. Just trying to get up to speed. It also appears that maybe some members compliment an item for sale by saying "like" or "nice" to bump it for them possibly? Or are members just very complimentary? Again, just learning. Thanks for all you do and for the site Jim "Oldgas" Potts!
Posted by: Deans

Re: New Members & Selling Items - Thu Nov 17 2016 08:53 PM

Hi, my name is Dean and yes im new. This is somewhat of a confusing site? Do i have it right by saying i cannot post anything for sale until i have proven that i know what im doing? I must
Talk in the forum and post at least 8 pics before selling? us the forum the classifieds? Can i sell anywhete else on old gas? Pkesde help, little confused
Posted by: Oldgas

Re: New Members & Selling Items - Thu Nov 17 2016 10:01 PM

The rule is:
"New members are not enabled to post New Topics in the For Sale forums until they have demonstrated knowledge of the forum and how our online community works with their posts. After 8 such posts, including posting an image, new members may request an upgrade to regular privileges."

Posting a normally sized photo is required. The rule does not say "8 pics."

New members may sell on eBay and post an announcement about it on our "Online Auctions, eBay" section of the forum.

If you are still confused, you can read over the "Welcome... READ FIRST" email that we sent when you joined the forum, or send a message via the "Contact" link at the top of this page.