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Important New Rule For "Authorized Sellers"

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#1 admin

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 06:36 PM

UPDATED: July 12th, 2012

IMPORTANT NEW CHANGES TO THE "Airsoft Items For Sale" Forum

(basic free seller accounts have been discontinued except for AS-Elite - see below for details)

There are 3 ways to sell your airsoft items here on our forum; one is "Authorized Sellers - Paid" and the other for "ASF Sponsors". If you don't want to pay and you have an account on some other related sports forum with more than 300 posts there, see below for details for an alternate free method.

Authorized Sellers are people that have used items to get rid of and maybe a new item or two that you didn't have a need for. The Authorized Seller account is not for dealers, retailers, suppliers, distributors or people trying to run a business selling airsoft. If that is your intention you need to have an "ASF Sponsor" account to sell new items here. For a detailed explanation on dealers, suppliers, and retailers please read the following page: http://www.airsoftfo...irsoft-sponsors and create an advertiser or sponsor account. if you have questions please text or email me - do not use the PM system here to reach me.

If you wish to sell your used items here in the "Airsoft Items For Sale" Forum, you can do one of 3 things:

#1, Pay for an Advertiser or Sponsor account: (click here for details.)

#2, Pay for an Authorized Seller account (click here for details (login required))

#3 The alternate free method is for people that have an account on another sports related forum with more than 300 posts there. The idea is for you to help us promote http://www.SportsOnlyAuction.com (SOA) and you must have a complete / updated profile here to be manually added to the "Authorized Seller Elite" member group. keep in mind that there may be some delay before you are added because we have to verify that you are in compliance with the things you must do. If you don't want to wait - then pay. Paid accounts are automatically updated immediately...

Added Bonus....
"Upgraded Accounts" can now also...

a. open and close their own topics!
b. get 5 days to edit your posts whereas everyone else only gets 24 hours.

That being said though,
- IF you are going to edit your original post, please edit it wisely and DO NOT WIPE IT OUT WHEN YOU ARE DONE OR REMOVE ITEMS THAT HAVE SOLD. We would like to keep a record of the topic and the items listed. We PREFER that you update your "Original Post" (OP) in a reply, but if you must edit your original to fix a MISTAKE, then do it wisely so that 6 months from now when someone else comes along and wants to review what you did, they can read a topic that makes chronological sense.

The main reasons for the previous 24 hour limit on editing a post was so that the original post could not be altered. This was set like that to reduce scamming and to limit the ability of a dishonest seller going back and changing something that wasn't originally part of the deal. Also, by not allowing people to just go back and delete or blank out their original post, it maintained integrity for the entire Airsoft Forum here in terms of creating a library or history of content.

For example.... If you sell your item and 6 months later someone wants to check your thread but all they find is "SORRY this item SOLD" for an original post or topic title - then that would hurt the board here and not be very useful for future visitors to that topic who may want to see what it sold for, etc.

Additionally, by disallowing people to go back and change the price or quantity, or item and forcing them to update their OP with a reply - this keeps the post more understandable and user friendly as well as less confusing. it also forces the viewers to actually read the topic and replies - not just the first post.

c. Normally external links here in member signatures are NOT ALLOWED (except by paid Advertisers and Sponsors).


1. Above says to email me... I rarely check this topic (if ever) - so if you do not email me - you could be waiting for a long time, and
2. You must also have a completed / updated profile here such as age, location, alternate email, phone number, etc..
3. Your "signature link" must be clickable, it must be a hyper link that a person can click on and go to the SportsOnlyAuction.com website (not have to type it in)
4. The link must go to SportsOnlyAuction.com - not an advertisement page first. I am finding that some websites (such as airsoftsociety.com) take you to an obscure advertisement page first and force the person to choose the correct link to actually go to the website - that's not going to fly.
5. Your link will not work on a forum that requires the viewer to login in order to see the link.
6. Signature links should look something like the following when you edit them:
  [url="http://sportsonlyauction.com"]Airsoft Auctions[/url] or [url=http://sportsonlyauction.com]Airsoft Auctions[/url] (without quotes)... or HTML Code: <a href="http://sportsonlyauction.com">Airsoft Auctions</a>
or simply: http://www.SportsOnlyAuction.com listed in your signature there (but the anchor text "Airsoft Auctions" is preferred. If its a paintball, football or some other forum, make the anchor text relative to the site you post the link on.

UPDATED: July 12th, 2012

Edited by admin, 15 July 2012 - 06:58 PM.
basic free seller program discontinued

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#2 Tactically Casual

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 01:57 AM

Wheres the money going? How does this protect buyers/sellers any more then the old system did? how much revenue has been generated thus far? I think these are important questions that should be answered. Better yet, is this forum part of a non profit organization?

Edited by Tactically Casual, 03 March 2010 - 02:00 AM.

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 09:41 AM

The money goes to paying the server fees. The number of scams has dropped significantly with this new system.
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#4 ah dinosaur!

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 11:41 PM

I just want to say that using SOA is actually really easy. You can toss up an ad in like 5 seconds and it's nice to have a record of a sale in case things go south.
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#5 admin

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 06:48 PM

the rules have been updated, please read the first post in this topic. the basic change is that the free seller account program has been discontinued as people continue to abuse my offer and remove their signature links. This is the 3rd time, I have had to change or revise the free seller account option because people can not seem to maintain a link to SOA in exchange for a free account here. Therefore the rules on free accounts are being tightened even further. If you don't wish to deal with the hassle, simply pay the $4.95 a month, low quarterly or yearly rate and be done with it.
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#6 Airsofttech

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:35 AM

So basically on order to sell something you need to buy an account?

Edited by airborne101, 25 February 2013 - 10:51 AM.
Please don't quote walls of text.

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#7 jgm

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:38 PM

Yes, correct.
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#8 ENH Studios

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 08:02 PM

Just do a google search for your local forums, frankly, this is retarded...server fee's are not that much. If your server Fee's are outrageous, then you need to re-evaluate your hosting provider. It wouldn't surprise me if all this money is being pocketed. When you key in the address in the URL bar, airsoftforum.com you are prompted with a website update statement that has been there for over 5 months. These "Server Fee's" should have fixed whatever issue you are neglecting to fix.

Plus, I see all sorts of banner ads, you must be pulling in some money off of those. So these "Server Fee's" are a way to line your own pockets.

Edited by ENH Studios, 18 May 2014 - 08:08 PM.

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#9 fegr

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 07:35 AM

 If you don't want to wait - then pay. Paid accounts are automatically updated immediately... 


or sometimes, when you have paid, you'll have to beg repeatedly to be able to use what you've paid for

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#10 airborne101


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Posted 08 March 2015 - 10:01 AM

 If you don't want to wait - then pay. Paid accounts are automatically updated immediately... 


or sometimes, when you have paid, you'll have to beg repeatedly to be able to use what you've paid for


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