Originally Posted by wolfe10
I suggest a 6 month automatic delete.
Works well on other sites.
And, if marked sold, moderator delete.
Much cleaner Classified section.
On another SK site we (mods) have made 6 mos the cut off and can / do "archive" ads with no activity w/in 6 mos. Archived ads are closed to new posts but are visible if anyone is interested.
We do apply judgement and sometimes will PM owners that their ad was archived and they can repost or contact a Mod if they would prefer it be reactivated.
Most times there is no response.
We have also set some min requirements for for sale ads to include complete description of unit (mfg, model, year), a selling price and location of the item/ unit. Those that don't comply are removed & archived and sellers invited to resist with complete minimum info.
We have also discouraged any discussion / comments in the For Sale section. We do delete discussions / comments w a note to PM the owner or start a discussion thread in an appropriate section.
No piggybacking someone else's ad... no I have one for sale also
Above has improved the classified section.
We also have 4 catagories...
Boats For Sale
"Other" (related items but no boats) For Sale, Wanted, Free
Archive - old closed ads in case we mods need to reactivate any or others are interested in scanning prior ads.