NOT because of the placement of the ad, but because the placement of any particular ad in relation to DEALER ads. I have NO problem with the 72 hour period between ANY post, BUT:
a) the ability to answer questions that are important to the sale should be more lax, or a new line should be added, explicitly allowing questions to be answered in a more positive tone than that provision is presently. E.g not "Only reply when you need to answer a question that someone has posted concerning needing relivant information to sell your item(s)" but more something like "YOU MAY reply when you need to answer a question that someone has posted concerning needing relivant information to sell your item(s)". just a two word change would do alot.
(ETA: it's not about competing with the dealers, it's jsut about getting your damn ad seen at all!)
b) you HAVE to do something about dealer ads. When they bump their ads en masse, the little guys' ads disappear and that's just not fair. I love the dealers here, I give them LOTS of money. I like their ads too, they are fun to read, informative, every one has pics and 90% they are usually so clear no questions other than 'in stock?' are necessary. BUT it's getting real hard to find the regular folks' ads in certain sections of the EE. And I think that in those particular sections (AR mags, optics, New AR parts) there should be a stricter rule for dealers than there is now. OBVIOUSLY not as strict as a regualr member, but still, it's getting out of control IMO.
ALSO certain mods are getting a little lock-happy without reading the rules they are supposed to be enforcing. The new BTT rule is one thing, but the rules clearly state that you are allowed to respond to questions. Some mods are ignoring this rule which is entirely unfair. Changes and updates are to be placed in original ads, but answers to relevant questions can just write a new response.
I think team members and ESPECIALLY site staff, is dealing with the growth here well, especially in the EE and GD, but I think a reminder to the mods of the rules - spefically this one - is in order:
3. All changes/updates should be done with the edit feature to the original post, not by adding another response.
Sellers -- Do not post 'reply sent' responses!! Only reply when you need to answer a question that someone has posted concerning needing relivant information to sell your item(s). You can use BTT's after 72hrs. from the last reply in your thread.