What causes a For Sale / Trade thread to be marked "Dead"?

Discussion in 'Forum Help & Feedback' started by JJ Johnson, Nov 27, 2014.

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  1. JJ Johnson

    JJ Johnson Gawd

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    Is it just a certain period of inactivity without a bump, or does it have to be requested by the OP?

    I was just wondering if I'd be out of line PMing someone with a closed FS/T thread that's a little over a month old.
     
  2. Lethal

    Lethal ViragoAdmin Emeritus Staff Member

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    In FS/T the thread starter has the option of closing their own thread. Usually it's because they've sold what needed to be sold or they want to start over with a fresh thread.

    Sometimes people don't follow the rules, so their threads end up being locked by a mod.

    (4) CONSOLIDATE Threads. Do not post multiple threads, keep all your FS/FT deals in one thread, and all WTB/WTTF deals in a different thread. You should only have one FS/FT and one WTB/WTTF thread active at any one time. When making a new thread, include items from the old thread.

    Nothing wrong with PMing someone... worst they can say is the item is no longer available.
     
  3. PCunicorn

    PCunicorn [H]ard|Gawd

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    To add to Lethal's post, if you ever want to do this, press Thread Tools in the upper right and do "Close this thread".
     
  4. JJ Johnson

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    Thanks guys. So, as a rule, threads don't get closed by mods simply because of inactivity? The reason I ask is that I see a lot of FS/T threads that end with no indication from the OP of whether an item has been sold (or bought or traded, etc.). They just get closed.
     
  5. vsboxerboy

    vsboxerboy 2[H]4U

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    You're also only allowed one FS/FT thread to be open / active at any given time so they may also be making a new thread.
     
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    This, or the person just forgot to put that the item's sold and just closed the thread .
     
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