Post By Mebfab
Post By freakshow10mm
Post By hawkebender
Rules READ BEFORE POSTING
This section is for machinery. If it does not plug into a power source it is probably not a machine. If it is a part of a machine then it belongs in the parts forum below this one.
I am getting tired of moving posts to the parts forum for items like 4" lathe chucks and steady rests. So pay attention. If you do not see your post here check the other forum.
Links to third party industrial auctions are not allowed.
Please limit new for sale threads to two per day. Post as much as you want into each thread.
This forum is intended for active members. Some allowance is given for first time members but do not abuse the privelage.
PM me when you want an item you have started a thread about removed along with a link to it.
No hobby grade machines. Cheapest of the cheap chinese are not allowed
USE A DESCRIPTIVE TITLE
And be civil to eachother.
Last edited by Mebfab; 06-02-2011 at 11:10 AM.
It sure would be nicer if there was a rule that your state had to be listed in the title. I hate reading about a good deal only to find it's 2,000 miles away and another $5-800 for shipping.
What is an active member? First time member? Where are all the rules? I'm confused??
The rules are at the top of this page.
An active member is one that participates in other parts of the forum by contributing to discusions. Asking and answering questions, etc.
If all you do is post for sale items you will be quickly removed. I allow a few ads without participating, but there is a limit. And posting ads without pictures, prices, capacitys,and minimal descriptions doesnt help your cause. Frankly it makes you look incompetant.
Looks like we are getting a lot of people whose first post is to sell something. Also I saw one guy who only posts other than selling, is asking how to repair something that he is trying to sell. That isn't fair to active members who are selling or trading something and it ends up on page two in a day because everyone is using this as free ebay.
I think some modification of the board software might keep the newbie ads from swamping the system, but I doubt any method would agree with all.
Originally Posted by Dualkit
I most definitely would like to see the board software for the "for sale" forums force a location and price to the title. And that wouldn't be too hard for a competent programmer, most likely a copy and paste of the "Title" field code for three fields labeled "Item", "Location", and "Price", have them MustFill, and then some new code that would assemble the details into one title.
Just a thought......
I'll have to admit that I am guilty of joining the forum and then my first post was to sell something. I was directed to this forum because someone on another forum thought the audience here would be more suited for what I was selling, which proved to be very true. I do however, plan to participate on a regular basis. I have been a Control System Integrator for over 30 years and have worked with most every PLC on the market not to mention VFD's, Servo's, HMI's...on and on and on. I was thrilled to find this forum as it seems to have a little bit of everything on it. So even though I joined in order to try and sell something I do plan on being around for a long time and hope that I can share some of the "school of hard knocks" things I have learned crawling around on factory floors all of my life. A special thanks to the guy's who bought one of my VFD's and if you need any help configuring it, or need another one, please let me know!