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Old 10-29-2007, 10:23 AM   #20
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The idea of not posting Saab-related eBay auctions in a Saab forum is bizarre.

We should not be censoring posts which are of interest to the Saab community because someone gets his undies in a bundle when other people in the Saab community notice the same item he is bidding on.

The same rationale against eBay posts applies to Craigslist as well -- someone posts it, calls the seller first, and POOF the item is gone. Is it TSL's fault that someone noticed the thread before the original guy could make a phone call or send an e-mail? No.

Are we going to make a rule that you can't post about certain car modifications, because it might give people ideas and thereby prevent some third party from being the first to do a mod? Or prevent someone from making a living by reducing the value their proprietary version of the mod?

Capitalism in the internet age can be harsh. eBay auctions are 100% public. You cannot hide it on the internet. Other people are going to notice the auction you are trying to win with an insanely low bid.

It is not TSL's job to stifle Saab-related discussion solely for the purpose of protecting your low bid.

Deal with it.

That would be my proposed policy.

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