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    Hey all. Any specific reason why the cars for sale section can't be viewed by Guests and only members? Seems to narrow things down a little.

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    I think it was to stop people joining the forum and only posting a for sale ad of their own car, similar to the 50 post rule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed View Post
    I think it was to stop people joining the forum and only posting a for sale ad of their own car, similar to the 50 post rule.

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    Is there no way of allowing guests to view posts but not post there? If they then join to post on something they have seen or a new post ensure that the 50 post rule is still in place for that section.

    Most members will already have a car so seeing one for sale is more of a interest rather then a potential sale. If guests could only view the section it would ensure alot of eyes see the cars there.

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    It's to stop the Google bot trawling and caching what become old/sold ads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loxy View Post
    It's to stop the Google bot trawling and caching what become old/sold ads.
    Is there no way to add a <meta name="robots" content="noindex" /> entry to pages under that section?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike.h View Post
    Is there no way to add a <meta name="robots" content="noindex" /> entry to pages under that section?
    Seems like a sensible suggestion....

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    Could do, this way is bomb proof through, and besides if anyone is going to reply to a thread or PM a seller they'll need to have registered anyway.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Loxy View Post
    Could do, this way is bomb proof through, and besides if anyone is going to reply to a thread or PM a seller they'll need to have registered anyway.

    But they need to see it first to reply or PM someone selling the car in the first place.

    I completely understand what you are saying and respect that, I just wanted to ask if there is another way the advert can be seen so that they have a reason to create a login to then make further enquiries

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    Whe. I bought mine I joined the forums for I fo first and then saw one for sale and went from there. So it is a place the right people may look, though forums are getting quieter and quieter in general. Just needs the right person to see it.

    Facebook groups seem to be the best places to sell and get attention these days, though trust worthy buyers / sellers seem to be few and far between.

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