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View Poll Results: Should we ask to add a Buy/Sell/Give section to Pets.ca?
Yes, I would love to have something like that 26 72.22%
Maybe, will have to see how it works 8 22.22%
Not sure, may or may not use it 1 2.78%
No, I do not think this will be beneficial 1 2.78%
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Old January 7th, 2009, 08:45 PM
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Lightbulb Opinions! - 'freecycle' on pets.ca

I had a : that maybe people on pets.ca would benefit from having sort of a message board, where they can offer items they don't need or want and be able to sell for a nominal amount or give away to those who want them.
Items could be pet or non-pet related, the poster will just have to specify that in the name of the thread. Also, would be good to post "WANTED" items, since people may not realize that someone else wants or needs certain items until they see a post about it.
I would greatly appreciate if you could post your thoughts about the idea and any other suggestions related to this.

So far, the following suggestions have been mentioned :
1. Only regular members would be able to post, since we do NOT want a flood of random people coming in just for that and creating a chaos.
2. ABSOLUTELY NO ANIMALS TO BE SOLD OR GIVEN! Only items allowed!


So I am asking for your !

Thank you in advance, everyone!

Last edited by JennieV; January 7th, 2009 at 08:53 PM. Reason: figured out how to add a poll! LOL
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Old January 7th, 2009, 09:11 PM
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jennie I am in total agreeance on this.

I have one for the forum where I am an admin on & it works great plus gives a chance to meet members from your area.
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Old January 7th, 2009, 09:31 PM
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thats a super idea, brenda and the pins..
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Old January 7th, 2009, 09:32 PM
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I think this is a great idea!
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Old January 7th, 2009, 09:41 PM
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Great idea. Only problem I can see is....... what constitutes a "regular" member? Would there be a cut off, certain number of threads before you could contribute/be a part of the message board? Like, you have to have at least 100 posts and be an active member; as in you have posted something in the last week? Or you have to have so many posts a week in order to be considered a regular? That to me is something that I see may cause problems. We have a lot of "regular" members that come in and lurk without signing in. They don't post all the time but they are here a lot. LOL Obviously I can be left out of that.
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Old January 7th, 2009, 09:47 PM
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14+ I think jennie means have a cetain amount of posts. not a new member just like the pictures or pming someone. (You need to have a certain number to be able to PM)
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Old January 7th, 2009, 11:29 PM
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Personally, I like the 'Freecycle' approach .

I guess it would be a good idea if it was pet supplies such as training books, collars, Haltis, crates, etc. I don't know about other household stuff...there are so many online buy/sell sites as it is . Perhaps if we made it pet specific so it would be keeping in line with this site?

Bu then we might get members who'll only post the minimum in order to self-promote ?
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