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Old 04-15-2008, 09:39 AM   #1
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Okay, I posted a question under tools and got a couple warnings from a mod about violating terms of service. I read the terms of service and the advertising rules and saw nothing that I violated. I need some bulbs for a flashlight, and I found some online at a good price except there is a min qty/order. I simply posted that I was in need of bulbs, and if anyone was interested in going in on a group deal kind of thing. In no post did I mention a website/business, ask for money, represent myself as a dealer/seller. I am a member of other websites and they do group buys all the time?
If someone could tell me exactly what I violated, and point me to the parapagh in violation it would be greatly appreciated rather than threatening me.


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Old 04-15-2008, 04:04 PM   #2
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:50 AM   #3
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Still clear as mud....

The only thing that even comes close is this:

Participants may not solicit users for any project or purpose external to the forum; public, private, or commercial.

Still waiting for an explanation....
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Members who try to sell products and/or services to contracting professionals will have their accounts revoked.

Light bulbs are a product your trying to sale.

Clear enough to me.
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:10 AM   #5
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Members who try to sell products and/or services to contracting professionals will have their accounts revoked.

Light bulbs are a product your trying to sale.

Clear enough to me.
When or where did I ever mention I was selling light bulbs?
I've clearly stated from the beginning I was looking to buy some.

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You was soliciting members in on a deal.

Participants may not solicit the membership for feedback or suggestions on their product or services.

Light bulbs is a product. You was wanting feedback
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No,
You misread my post and jumped to conclusions and accusations.
How can I solicit feedback when I have never sold or intend to sell anything?

I thought my post was pretty clear, I guess not.
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Look, we are not mind readers and have no idea who you are. The fact is that we get spammed every day by new "members" who join the site and want to do nothing more than sell us something. Because of this we go on the offensive and when a new member joins and makes 6 posts about having people contact them about light bulbs we assume they are selling something.

Frankly I don't care if your selling something or not... this isn't a buyers club or the place to organize group purchases. This site is forum for home improvement questions, answers, and advice.

So that's it... I'm closing this thread now since there is nothing to discuss. Either way this isn't the place for this sort of offer (sale or group buy).

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