Why was my post deleted?

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  1. JazzOne macrumors newbie

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    I just started a thread asking for advice on how to sell a broken laptop. I was asking how to put in on eBay, and I wasn't trying to sell it here. Why was my post deleted? What rule have I broken?

    Edit: OK, I see the rule now. But sheesh, you could help a newbie out by letting him know why the post was deleted and what the appropriate course of action is.
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    You've been on the forums for 5 years and haven't familiarized yourself with the rules?
     
  3. JazzOne thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I only post here when I have problems. I have never offended anyone on any forum, so I rarely read 10 pages of rules just to find out that I should be nice to people. I guess you haven't learned that lesson yet.
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    FWIW, the rules have changed a bit over the years.

    OP: your post was completely OK in general, but broke the rules that were added because others abused the "price check" options before in fraudulent ways, causing us to have to eliminate the option for everyone without many posts or a tenure here.
     
  5. JazzOne thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I see. Well, that's too bad because I have always made serious posts on this forum, but I am nowhere near 250. I seriously need some advice about selling my machine. Is there no recourse? I don't have the requisite post count, but I've been a member for a long time without any complaints, spam, trolling, or flames.
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Perhaps that line should be added to the the rules as an explanation of why asking for price is not allowed. It happens so frequently.
     
  7. JazzOne thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I personally think the entire set of rules needs to be more concise. I'm suppose to read 2000 words to find the 25 that apply to my post? This problem is pervasive among most internet forums. The rules are typically long-winded, obvious, and in many cases unnecessary. I understand the rationale for this particular rule though.
     
  8. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    Yes but without having the obvious rules people would disobey them as they are not there!

    You could try out http://www.mac2sell.net/ to value your mac or look somewhere like here to find out the price of new parts.

    You might want to think about reducing your prices by 25%+ as they are no where near new but see what you can get.
     
  9. JazzOne thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If someone is inclined to spam this board or flame another poster, I seriously doubt the pages of rules are going to stop them. The rules should be pithy for the people who actually care to contribute to forum within the guidelines.
     
  10. annk Administrator

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    As it also states in the rules:

    And in this thread, about how to contact moderators:

     
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