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Thread: Photographs accompanying ads placed in Private Exhibitions - PLEASE READ and DIGEST!

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    Exclamation Photographs accompanying ads placed in Private Exhibitions - PLEASE READ and DIGEST!

    Guys and gals,

    The mods and I are increasingly seeing ads placed in the classifieds section including the words "pics to follow", which is contrary to the stipulated rules... The rules, see here: http://theartofsound.net/forum/showt...POSTING-PLEASE clearly state that ALL sales threads MUST include a photo of the ACTUAL item for sale.

    That means, therefore, that photos MUST be included in all ads BEFORE they are posted, not afterwards. "Pics to follow" is thus unacceptable.

    We've let this go for a while, but it seems that some folks are either taking the piss or are too lazy to a) read the rules properly in the first place and/or b) too lazy to go to the trouble of including pictures on their ads, so something must be done to prevent this from continuing to happen.

    Therefore, from tomorrow onwards, any ad placed in Private Exhibitions without an accompanying picture (or pictures) will automatically be soft-deleted. This means that the offending ad will be removed from public view until such times as a picture has been supplied, whereupon the ad in question will be restored. If no picture is supplied within 48 hours of the ad being placed, then it will simply be binned.

    If you notice that this has happened to one of your ads, and you're still within that 48 hour period, then simply contact one of the moderators or myself, advising us of when you have a picture ready for inclusion in your ad, and your advert will be restored. Also, if you are having difficulty with the process of posting pictures on your advert, then let one us know and we will gladly help!

    Please also note that links to similar items and/or pictures 'stolen' from Google Images, etc, are insufficient and not permitted. All pictures suppled MUST be of the ACTUAL item or items for sale.

    Thanks in advance for your co-operation

    Marco.

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    Can I also suggest that a thumbnail image uploaded to AOS is less than ideal and what is really required to show the sale item of to its best, is that the image is hotlinked to AOS from say Photobucket or the like and that images should be fairly big. If one can't see the item in the flesh the next best thing is nice big photos of all angles, front top, sides etc.

    Just an additional thought.


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    Good point, Neil. Thumbnails are merely ok. It's far better to do as you've stated

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    Agreed! A hot link is far more preferable than a statement saying "photos can be seen here:" with a URL to the photo-hosting site.

    It will greatly help with the sale if images are directly shown in the for sale thread, rather than a link being given. And yes, as many photos as possible, taken from all sides helps; just as it does for items sold on eBay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Agreed! A hot link is far more preferable than a statement saying "photos can be seen here:" with a URL to the photo-hosting site.

    It will greatly help with the sale if images are directly shown in the for sale thread, rather than a link being given.
    Indeed, Barry. It's all about putting a bit of EFFORT in!

    Accordingly, I would ask both Neil and you (along with other members of the team) to strictly moderate the classifieds section on that basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Indeed, Barry. It's all about putting a bit of EFFORT in!

    Accordingly, I would ask both Neil and you (along with other members of the team) to strictly moderate the classifieds section on that basis.

    Marco.


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    There's no message included in your post, daftee!

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    Lol - ah, EXTERMINATE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Lol - ah, EXTERMINATE!

    Marco.
    Indeed


    Regards Neil

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    Can I add that anyone having difficulty with posting pictures can easily do it from the Tapatalk app. it can be done direct from your smartphone/tablet, either during taking it or stored on the phones memory.
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