Great long advertisements in sigs, when theres a perfectly good classifieds board?
I admit I didnt notice it when it was a few words long, but this morning I saw a sig absolutely full of requests and wanted ads, to the point it was just plain silly?
The classifieds have been moved from the forum to a separate webpage. Why is that so difficult to use?
As a personal opinion, I dont like the direction petsnails has taken lately with the wanted requests etc. This forum often feels like its soul focus is wanted ads. Unwanted pms, endless "GIVE ME GIVE ME" requests, pages of "have they laid yet?!" everytime someone posts a photo of a snail possibly carrying eggs. All with the same focus - I WANT MORE SNAILS QUICKLY FAST NOW! Ruins the whole feel of it.
Of course it is (human nature), and should be encouraged to enjoy and explore the hobby and the species available. Grand great and the best of luck aquring the species you want.
But remember this is a forum designed to help in padding out the petsnails website, to share information on all aspects of snail care, breeding, identification.
When it becomes a cattle market its just depressing. Hence the post asking for people to keep thier wanted ads to the classifieds board, or in the form of a link. So information doesnt come secondary to livestock requests.
I agree with what you said, but TBH, since the classified section was set up, there are more PMs from members (mainly from newbies) to regulars asking for snails. It's extremely annoying, despite more rules were set up. (I for one have emails from people, who I asuume they got my email address on the board, asking for snails babies and I cannot even tell who they are as they are pretty crafty not putting their usernames on board in the emails.) I'd rather them post on their sigs "want want want and want more" and we can choose to ignore their sigs instead. Besides, how many new members really read the rules on the board?
Aye I hear what youre saying felix, "give them an outlet we can opt to ignore" but people have one. The classifieds board. The forum isnt an under 5's nursary, and the forum members shouldnt need to be treated like under 5's. Forum members should be capable of self control, and that means keeping the adverts on the classifieds board.
And everyone Ive spoken to has kindly done as requested, thankyou.
Just remember, the classifieds board is not difficult to use, its the best place for an advertisement. It will get more traffic than a forum post being part of the petsnails website. Posting wanteds in a sig isnt going to give you any more chance of getting what you want. Why? Because if they were for sale they would be on the classifieds board. Simple as that. If theyre not available theyre not available, no amount of requests will change that.
Patience is a virtue, alot of people have interesting species at the close of this year. Next year in the spring there will be an abundance of snails available for sale and trade. Just prep yourself for that time, it will happen.