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cormier
12-16-2012, 08:48 AM
Hey guys.

I really think the FS advertising in the tech sections has to stop. Regardless if its supporting vendors or private sales or companies with no Max affiliation, to my knowledge FS threads belong only in FS sections. The point of this is to have one place that people can look to see all the items up for sale. For some reason, it appears that group buys and some other vendors have been exempted and it looks to be common practice to post once in the FS section, then copy the same ad into the group buy section, then copy it again into e30, e36, e46, e90, etc tech sections and bump them all at various intervals. This leaves over half a dozen threads with the same content that are active and being responded to.

Obviously a series specific section is great when gauging interest in a product or setting something up in the beginner stages, but companies running all-out business advertising there is a little much--especially when they have already been granted access to supporting vendor or group buy sections where they can indulge in a low post volume and have their products at the top all the time.

The addition of the classifieds Mod has been great and he does an awesome job, but to my understanding doesn't have jurisdiction over non-classified sections.

Personally, it's really annoying to be reading through the new threads and have to skim over 20 topics that are really just 3 FS threads repeated 6 times each. If this was happening all in one FS section, it would be stopped as spam.

Just my $0.02 :)

BigD
12-16-2012, 11:51 AM
+1, I don't even look at subforums, I use the New Posts link and sometimes the entire page is just this spam.

BMe30
12-16-2012, 12:00 PM
Agreed

njansenv
12-16-2012, 01:01 PM
Agreed!!

doogee
12-16-2012, 04:47 PM
People that pay have priority around here unfortunately.

Eurostyle
12-16-2012, 05:55 PM
People that pay have priority around here unfortunately.

Without people paying for this, the site wouldnt be here. I dont see any private members contributing, and several businesses promoting for free...

BMe30
12-16-2012, 07:06 PM
Paying or not paying, rules are rules.

Eurostyle
12-16-2012, 10:06 PM
Paying or not paying, rules are rules.

Yeah, and 99.9% of the time it's the non-paying that brake the rules, so to go and say that "those who pay have priority" is plain ignorant!

doogee
12-16-2012, 10:08 PM
Yeah, and 99.9% of the time it's the non-paying that brake the rules, so to go and say that "those who pay have priority" is plain ignorant!

Ignorant? Definitely not. I wasn't speaking about rules specifically. My main problem with some sponsors is the amount of protection they get when a customer has something to complain about.

The feedback sections might as well say "Positive feedback ONLY"

Eurostyle
12-16-2012, 11:30 PM
Ignorant? Definitely not. I wasn't speaking about rules specifically. My main problem with some sponsors is the amount of protection they get when a customer has something to complain about.

The feedback sections might as well say "Positive feedback ONLY"

Complaining, and bashing are two different things! All sponsors here including me have some negative feedlack posted at some time. BUT when people get fake accounts, and make up stories that never happened, or in any other way twist the truth, OR get out of there way to ruine somebodys reputation, dont even get me started!

Its very easy to sit behind a computer and talk S#@T, but MOST dont see the hard work people put in every day to run a business! You of all people should know about it! *th-up*

titeuf
12-24-2012, 06:56 PM
Ignorant? Definitely not. I wasn't speaking about rules specifically. My main problem with some sponsors is the amount of protection they get when a customer has something to complain about.

The feedback sections might as well say "Positive feedback ONLY"
hence why its a more or less dead forum...

might as well let the payers milk the system while they can*th-up*
no part out because payers are offering similar services ..haha:D:D

Eurostyle
12-25-2012, 03:18 AM
hence why its a more or less dead forum...

might as well let the payers milk the system while they can*th-up*
no part out because payers are offering similar services ..haha:D:D

So what you are saying is everybody should be allowed to part out, make money, but still pay NOTHING!? What business school did you go to?
This is why FREE sites exist; use Kijiji and Craigslist for that.

So a good forum is judged by the amount of things people sell!? How about Tech, Rides, and ALL the other topics discussed!? Shouldnt it be more about the quality of material AND the people on a forum!? :huh?:

doogee
12-25-2012, 04:39 AM
So what you are saying is everybody should be allowed to part out, make money, but still pay NOTHING!? What business school did you go to?
This is why FREE sites exist; use Kijiji and Craigslist for that.

So a good forum is judged by the amount of things people sell!? How about Tech, Rides, and ALL the other topics discussed!? Shouldnt it be more about the quality of material AND the people on a forum!? :huh?:

For once we are able to agree here lol.

Eurostyle
12-25-2012, 05:03 AM
For once we are able to agree here lol.

lol I dont think its just once! ;)

titeuf
12-25-2012, 07:11 AM
So what you are saying is everybody should be allowed to part out, make money, but still pay NOTHING!? What business school did you go to?
This is why FREE sites exist; use Kijiji and Craigslist for that.

So a good forum is judged by the amount of things people sell!? How about Tech, Rides, and ALL the other topics discussed!? Shouldnt it be more about the quality of material AND the people on a forum!? :huh?:

i'm saying that cars should be allowed to be parted out on a CAR forum. i'm talking from an enthusiast point of view, you get that? not talking about your masters in business school. i'm talking about cars on a car forum. nothing personal against you, but if you wanna make it personal; sure, i have my holidays off.
when i start an engine, wheels, drivetrain and other parts company, can we also ban those stuff from being sold? i'll be paying too.

a good forum is judged by the amount of traffic, classifieds, tech support and everything. lets be real for once here, there are other BMW forums that have a SOLID tech section, ride and styling section, traffic and such. BFC. i usually get here for local parts. ....oh wait vendors protection act is in the way. 'you can now hit the door titeuf, no soup for you'

T.Dot_E30
12-25-2012, 02:52 PM
hence why its a more or less dead forum...


I don't know of any other bmw online communities with as many local members as Max nor any with many quality/BMW specific items for sale.

I've come across some great deals and hard to find parts over the years.

Either way we'll continue to monitor the situation, rules are there for a reason. Also keep in mind there are probably a lot of other spam/rules broken that get taken down that many may not see.

Eurostyle
12-25-2012, 04:22 PM
. lets be real for once here, there are other BMW forums that have a SOLID tech section, ride and styling section, traffic and such. BFC. i usually get here for local parts. ....oh wait vendors protection act is in the way. 'you can now hit the door titeuf, no soup for you'

And its members with this attitude that are not needed here. If your only "conctribution" is checking out some deals, better hit eBay! *th-up*

If you want to buy from shady characters, Kijiji is also full of them
*wave*
Or better yet, place a wanted ad, and they will come to YOU!:D

titeuf
12-26-2012, 12:06 AM
And its members with this attitude that are not needed here. If your only "conctribution" is checking out some deals, better hit eBay! *th-up*

If you want to buy from shady characters, Kijiji is also full of them
*wave*
Or better yet, place a wanted ad, and they will come to YOU!:D

here we go again with holier than thou attitute. its hopeless.

cormier
12-29-2012, 11:34 AM
Still being bumped... Obviously they don't care to modify their behaviour when the members ask nicely in a thread. Very respectful vendors indeed.

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=154332

lvan
01-17-2013, 08:50 PM
We all know that max is not what used to be despite being a big local forum. Having said that, I wonder is it dieing as DTM? Any stats?

craz azn
01-17-2013, 11:29 PM
We all know that max is not what used to be despite being a big local forum. Having said that, I wonder is it dieing as DTM? Any stats?

Funny, I was thinking the same thing recently. Majority of the friends I've made on here barely come online, let alone post on maX these days. I guess maX has lost a bit of that 'family' feel, where everyone knew everyone, and saw each other at meets, etc. I know once my 2002 thread is completed, I'll have a hard time posting any new build threads on here because this place isn't so relevant for me anymore.

richie_s999
03-07-2013, 06:52 PM
Funny, I was thinking the same thing recently. Majority of the friends I've made on here barely come online, let alone post on maX these days. I guess maX has lost a bit of that 'family' feel, where everyone knew everyone, and saw each other at meets, etc. I know once my 2002 thread is completed, I'll have a hard time posting any new build threads on here because this place isn't so relevant for me anymore.

I agree that the community aspect in the scene isn't what it was, and I barely see good build threads and really haven't even been interested in starting one for my current project. That being said having a seven month old my time to hit local events is minimal, miss the non political just hang out time we all used to have.

I come and skim through the e30 section and look at some classified adds, but dislike having to hit multiple sections for parts, would be much better if the for sale sections were chassis/model specific like the tech section.