Personally, I think it is one thing for established posters to communicate their buying/selling interests on this site; I think it's quite another for strangers to come on this site for the purpose of getting additional advertising/merchandising mileage for their Ebay items. Yes, Andrew Aldridge does it, but he is not a stranger and is generous with the knowledge he can share from his vantage point. I think that such "quick hit" advertising should be banned.
Thanks for your kind words. The reason why I chose to mention what I was selling was that I noticed other peole doing the same, not only Andrew Aldridge, therefore did not see it being a major problem. I have just joined the site today and had every intention to post information on certain subjects that I am interested in and wish to share. I thought one of the benefits of the site was to inform people of items they may be interested in? You say Andrew Aldridge is not a stranger, give me a chance and hopefully I won't be either! I think you need to put your brain in first gear b4 writing such rubbish. Have a nice day!
A comment like "I think you need to put your brain in gear" is wholly inappropriate, regardless of how much one disagrees with another's message. Further comments along these lines will not be tolerated.
However, the question of whether the initial message was appropriate given Mr. Rainbow's newness as a member is a matter for the Moderators to address. There is no reason why it should have been addressed in a public message by one member to another.
Thanks for your reply. I apologise for the way my comments may have come across. I think Caroline herself may think that she could have worded it differently. I am sure, given time that both myself and Caroline will be the best of buddies. I now consider the matter closed.
I have a legitimate , and sincere question for you. Being a collector of Titanic books- for several years, of which I have amassed an amount of over 600 books, many of which , are extremely scarce titles, would it indeed , be inappropriate for me to mention on ET that I am selling my book collection?
I , myself, having been a collector, for over 20 years, would probably want Titanic enthusiasts,
to know..when I sold my collection, because, I am a person, who would want my books, to go to
someone who would value and cherish them, for the historic worthiness of the book.
I especially would want someone,who possibly
has searched for a long time..to have the joy of obtaining a book, that is not readily available.
Or would another viable option be, to just posting my email and having members contact me
I have , daily , read postings, gotten great
information from E.T. and would not want to
break the rules, of this board, by letting people know about the selling of my collection,
when / if that occurs.
Not to detract from Patty's request, I apologize if you felt I was out of line by commenting on another member's actions. I defer to your authority. And thank you for chastising Simon on his strong words to me.
I would really appreciate it if you would not speak for me, given that we don't know each other. I don't know about the best of friends, but we can start anew.