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    Join Date: Nov 2008

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    If you can't inspect an item for sales personally, the next best thing is a set of quality large photos showing the front, back, sides, top and any accessories. I personally would not buy any item without seeing these.

    I have to say as a member of the forum the number of ads with poor quality photos is shocking. Tiny, badly lit images that show no real effort or no images at all. Seriously how does anyone expect to sell anything with awful photos, and with no photos a buyer is taking a serious risk with what they may end up with.

    At AoS, we require photos in ads in Private Exhibitions to protect buyers but also to help members get their items sold. The thing I don't understand is why is it so hard to read the rules (1) and comply. Now there are new members who can be, to a degree forgiven, but members who have not posted decent photos before, who continue to do so, well what's up with that? Also those who have been around for a long time who don't post ads with photos either, or the other one is to post an ad with photos to come - which isn't allowed? Surely selling the item is the goal, so some effort is needed.

    As a Mod I have to say I am tired of having to chase folks, pm them or simply just delete the ads. The rules are clear, they are posted in Private Exhibitions. So what is the issue here? Are the rules unreasonable? I personally don't think so. Surely creating a great ad is a big step to getting an item sold, and having rules to enforce that hardly a major chore.

    Another thing I personally look for is an ad thats well written and shows that the seller cares about what they are selling. So I think well written ads along with quality photos are also useful in getting a sale.

    I am curious what members think?


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    https://theartofsound.net/forum/show...y-Requirements!

    https://theartofsound.net/forum/show...-(please-read)
    Regards Neil

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    Totally agree, there is no excuse for no photos or poor photos particularly when 99% of people have a smartphone capable of taking good quality high definition photos, and lets face it the forum is set up to make posting photos a doddle.


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    Agree with the ethos, that there should be a standard of photo and description presentation, but as for 99% having smartphones
    that is just too much of a generalisation, and needs some guidance /advice instead ,as to other camera's or devices that are up to the task.

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    Totally disagree with Steve-Z comment on it's a doddle posting photos.
    It's a breeze if you know how.
    Since Tiny pics shut down i struggle to post pics, so much so i asked Oliver ( Bigman80 ) to post for me.

    It's always the same, if you can post pics it's assumed everyone can

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    Quote Originally Posted by STD305M View Post
    Totally disagree with Steve-Z comment on it's a doddle posting photos.
    It's a breeze if you know how.
    Since Tiny pics shut down i struggle to post pics, so much so i asked Oliver ( Bigman80 ) to post for me.

    It's always the same, if you can post pics it's assumed everyone can

    Steve
    Try Cubeupload https://cubeupload.com/

    Thing is, it is easy. Upload to site, copy and paste img code, place code between [img][/img] on the site page while creating the ad. There is nothing hard about that.

    Most modern phones take great photos. I use a digital camera or an ipad, not using a phone for such things.
    Last edited by Spectral Morn; 16-09-2019 at 07:51.
    Regards Neil

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    All perfectly reasonable but can someone post a tutorial in non technical terms on HOW to post piccies?

    I wouldn't know where to start.

    BY the way I do not (yet) posses a smartphone but i have a good digital camera.
    Julian.

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    Sure, Julian, but how 'non-technical' do you want it to be? Is this guide not 'non-technical' enough: https://theartofsound.net/forum/show...-your-ads-****

    Step-by-step pictures showing 'exactly* what to do. I don't know how much more 'non-technical' such guides can be?

    Marco.

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    The bigger problem for me isn't folks not knowing HOW to post pictures, but not bothering to READ the rules, stating what's required, in the first place!!

    And they're not exactly 'invisible' either, plastered as stickies at the top of the classifieds section... So some of you need to open yer peepers, and READ and DIGEST the rules for posting ads, ensuring that what you're about to include is compliant, rather than just ignorantly/lazily proceeding regardless!

    Please take this opportunity, therefore, to become au fait with what is required before posting ads in the classifieds section: https://theartofsound.net/forum/show...y-Requirements!

    Remember that sales ads here are FREE, unlike on many other forums, nor is there a fairly high posts-total required before being able to access the classifieds section, as is the case elsewhere. No ebay fees either, and the audience here is (by and large) a different class to that of most places, simply because we insist on high standards, and have established a trustworthy community.

    Therefore, adhering to the (reasonable) rules is hardly much to ask, as chances are, YOU (as a buyer or seller) will be the one who'll benefit!

    Marco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectral Morn View Post
    Try Cubeupload.

    Thing is, it is easy. Upload to site, copy and paste img code, place code between [img][/img] on the site page while creating the ad. There is nothing hard about that.

    Most modern phones take great photos. I use a digital camera or an ipad, not using a phone for such things.
    I am unsure about that : https://www.resetera.com/threads/cub...ication.77958/
    there would appear little justification to use such a website IMO ... rather
    The 4 essential freedoms of software are needed more than ever - it seems, and explained here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJi2rkHiNqg
    as are the ethics of free software and principles, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TOMeXnqvBg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Light Dependant Resistor View Post
    I am unsure about that : https://www.resetera.com/threads/cub...ication.77958/
    there would appear little justification to use such a website IMO ... rather
    The 4 essential freedoms of software are needed more than ever - it seems, and explained here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJi2rkHiNqg
    as are the ethics of free software and principles, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TOMeXnqvBg
    I have had no issues with the site, hence my suggesting it. The thread you link to has three comments, and no detail. Its a suggestion, members can take it or not.
    Regards Neil

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