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Where can I find xxxx piece of tackle inquries

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:53 am
by Cal
Please note the following update to our Discussion Forum Rules and Guidelines

- Where can I find XXX piece of tackle threads : (added 04.07.2019) We appreciate and support everyone's passion towards the new and sometimes difficult to find tackle - obviously. However, there have been a couple threads recently, of members looking to acquire a certain piece of tackle that devolved into for sale threads or places for tackle shops not advertising with our site, to essentially advertise their site for free.

While that may seem innocent enough, because all of these individuals are simply responding to a question posted on the forum - and we've let this slide in the past - it is ultimately a dis-service to those entities that actually support the availability of our site. So as of this update to our rules, we are no longer allowing these inquiries in the general forum.

You can still make these inquiries in the Classifieds, and other members that have your piece of tackle may respond. If there are advertising retailers that have this piece of tackle, they may also respond, but please, no links to retailers that are not advertising with the site. Everyone knows they are out there and searching via the Internet is not that difficult, but please, respect and support those entities that make the availability of our site possible. If you enjoy and value this resource, buy from them and you can indirectly help us.

Re: Where can I find xxxx piece of tackle inqiuries

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:36 am
by BigG
Saw one of these posts last and thought, Cal not going to like this post. There you go. :D

Re: Where can I find xxxx piece of tackle inqiuries

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:21 am
by LowRange
Just to clarify if someone were looking for a reel and I found it on a site that is not a forum sponsor, I would not be allowed to post a link to the item in the forum? I could still name the site without providing a link, correct? They would have to do the leg work on their end to find the item on the site?

As a follow up to this. If a link is requested, would a PM be an acceptable medium to share or is this prohibited as well? Thanks.

Re: Where can I find xxxx piece of tackle inqiuries

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:16 pm
by Cal
LowRange wrote:Just to clarify if someone were looking for a reel ...
those inquiries are no longer allowed on this forum.

Re: Where can I find xxxx piece of tackle inqiuries

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:31 pm
by LowRange
Cal wrote:
LowRange wrote:Just to clarify if someone were looking for a reel ...
those inquiries are no longer allowed on this forum.
What if something pops up in a discussion about a reel. Such as this recent example.

Person1: I want the Steez CT but no one has any in stock

Person2: They have them at [NON FORUM SPONSOR] in stock.

Would Person2 be in violation of the rules?

Thanks.

Re: Where can I find xxxx piece of tackle inqiuries

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:15 pm
by Cal
Person 1's post will be removed from the forum so the question is never presented. The INQUIRY is not allowed.

Re: Where can I find xxxx piece of tackle inqiuries

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:26 pm
by LowRange
Cal wrote:Person 1's post will be removed from the forum so the question is never presented. The INQUIRY is not allowed.
Thanks for clarifying.