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Old 14 January 2009, 13:59   #11
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Personally I feel that Tim is no where near the line compared to people like Johnbiesheuvel who has made 9 posts on here and every one of them has been to advertise boats he is selling as a business.
I think that this is something that may need looking at and clarifying.

My intention was not to require trade membership to post adverts for individual boats, on the basis that it's in the general interest of the site to have the widest possible range of boats available.

Some possible options:

- require trade membership for businesses to advertise boats
- allow a token number of ads before requiring trade membership
- continue as now but prohibit web site links in adverts (makes sure it's just the individual boat that gets advertised, not the business as a whole)

I'm open to suggestions
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Old 14 January 2009, 14:14   #12
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Go with option 3 , or if an indivual is 'trading as a business ' with a view to make profit make them pay trade membership.


There is hard line to judge & think you do a good job John !
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Old 14 January 2009, 14:53   #13
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I advertise in my signiture line!

This is an ad for a friend, so would I have to pay trade membership or get rid of the ad?
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Old 14 January 2009, 15:24   #14
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prohibit web site links in adverts (makes sure it's just the individual boat that gets advertised, not the business as a whole)
That's how I interpreted the current rules?
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Old 14 January 2009, 15:37   #15
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- require trade membership for businesses to advertise boats
nice in principle - but hard to identify when someone is a business and when they are just a boat tart! although any reference to "on brokerage" should definitely be trade only but is someone selling one rib thats used for charter a 'business' in this sense
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- allow a token number of ads before requiring trade membership
if thats automated then 1 ad per standard user per year should be enough for most, then probably 3 ads for supporters? if it would be manual its probably not worth the grief especially given that its not a major issue at the moment. Would you allow a larger number of "bits and bobs" ads?
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- continue as now but prohibit web site links in adverts (makes sure it's just the individual boat that gets advertised, not the business as a whole)
probably seems reasonable but would prevent cross linking to B&O, BoatShed and Ebay etc for individual users too which isn't good for the buyer, seller or the site in general.
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Old 15 January 2009, 03:12   #16
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I was recently looking for a console and struggled to find one, now that I've got one and know what sort of dimensions to work to I was looking at making some to sell on. This would be done as a hobby as I don't mind doing fibreglass work and I would be making them to sell on.
Thing is if I'm to sell them on here would I be classed as a trade member. I want to sell them on to make a bit of pocket money and it keeps me busy when I'm at home.

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Old 18 January 2009, 05:46   #17
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i've got a full range of moulds for consoles, seats, transom wells, bathing platforms, inboard engine boxes, even a cabin but a while back i offered someone some help and i admit that i did put my company name on the post and got slapped for doing it, now i don't offer my services to anyone on the ribnet forum, as i'm mostly retired and only do oneoff custom contracts and don't need the money i ask you who's losing out, you lot or me?
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Old 18 January 2009, 09:00   #18
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i ask you who's losing out, you lot or me?
Those that do pay for their advertising.

I'm sure JK could engineer an exception if you decide to sell the kit for the price of the material seeing as you say you don't need the money-but I doubt you're a charity
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i see you're a sheep worryer, i've got some goats a mule and a pony in my bottom field if you like i'll send you some pics of them, can dress them up in stockings they dont mind
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i see you're a sheep worryer, i've got some goats a mule and a pony in my bottom field if you like i'll send you some pics of them, can dress them up in stockings they dont mind


Nah,I only worry them by sneaking up and shouting Boo...
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