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Important Post Announcement! Please read!
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Loa
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Joined: Oct 07, 2003
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Important Post Announcement! Please read!

Hi everyone,
Recently its become vibrantly obvious to the mod team that there is a new trend in the pony community:
Auction hunters!
These aren't people who are winning Auctions on ebay or elsewhere, but upon the auction ending, they come to the Arena forums and post looking for a bargain!
Starting posts to out buyers in order to secure a bargain, or even congratulate someone is not acceptable.
It can discourage people buying, and bragging, and really, it ruins the fun for all concerned.
Please, do not post threads like "OMG who won this?!" as they will be deleted.
Thanks for reading!

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Tira-Misu
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Joined: Jan 31, 2010
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Important Post Announcement! Please read!

Yes, I haven`t thought about it that way, but I surely see the point now. Thank you mods for keeping the arena in order!!!

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apanda0622
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Joined: Nov 13, 2009
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Important Post Announcement! Please read!

I've noticed this problem too. Ebay member names are anonymous for a reason.

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Trish
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Joined: Jan 09, 2005
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Location: Sweden

PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Important Post Announcement! Please read!

Good call! these posts did make me wonder a bit Smile

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Aurora
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Joined: Feb 20, 2009
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Location: Minnesota, USA

PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Important Post Announcement! Please read!

It's still ok to nicely (NICELY!) inquire in the brags, right? I just want to be sure of the rules, because, well, Mods spank. I assume it hurts, but I don't want to find out for sure!
Thank you once again for watching over the site and taking care of us! I love it here for the same reason I love ponies- it's a gentle place, and it feels safe. And I know that it is YOU, the mods, who keep it that way. Thank you!

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ImmortalPanda
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Joined: Feb 08, 2007
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Location: Colorado

PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Important Post Announcement! Please read!

Oh my god, THANK YOU. Flirty Pony

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Alatariel
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Joined: Sep 03, 2008
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Important Post Announcement! Please read!

Thank you! I've always thought those threads were incredibly annoying and rude.

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Sarah-Bee
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Joined: Oct 31, 2008
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Location: The Pub (UK)

PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Important Post Announcement! Please read!

Yeah, no one wants to have won an auction and then be accosted by people wanting to buy their stuff that they just won!! Thanks for this new rule Smile

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Joined: Aug 27, 2007
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Important Post Announcement! Please read!

Alatariel wrote:
Thank you! I've always thought those threads were incredibly annoying and rude.

Remember when it happened to us once hun? Wink

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nativecentaur
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Joined: Mar 05, 2011
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Important Post Announcement! Please read!

Thanks Loa! ^_^ I agree, those treads are rude. =/ Plus, as Apanda said, Ebay members are anonymous for a reason.

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Important Post Announcement! Please read!

I'm always concerned that it's the seller who'll see the thread, and before shipping out to the buyer, remove the OMG parts of the lot or something. It's safer this way for everyone, I think.

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PonyMonsters
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Joined: Jan 30, 2011
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Location: Essex, United Kingdom

PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Important Post Announcement! Please read!

Thanks Loa Smile I love you guys, you do such an amazing job of keeping things civil and safe for us, not like some other forums Smile

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hilamb
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Joined: Apr 22, 2009
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Important Post Announcement! Please read!

I actually never tought of it that way,but now i see it. Thank you for for your hard work. Smile Flirty Pony This is probally one reason i love this place,here people really care about everyone and theres rules. YAY!

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PinkRosedust
G3 Prototype Pony


Joined: Dec 05, 2003
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Location: NoVA, USA

PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Important Post Announcement! Please read!

I noticed that happening a lot too! Thanks for doing something about it, mods. It seemed really wrong to me.

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gabumon
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Joined: Jan 17, 2011
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Important Post Announcement! Please read!

So is this the scenario you are talking about?:

Someone [person X] watches an ebay auction sold by [seller Y]. [buyer Z] wins it.
Person X comes to this forum looking for Buyer Z to buy it off of them?

Why would buyer Z want to sell what they just bought? Am I looking at this wrong?

If person X wants it, wouldn't it be better to contact them via ebay's "email" system?

Just want to make sure I understand. Thanks!
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