THE TRADING POST -- GUIDELINES FOR POSTING
The TRADING POST forums are for active GDF members. They are *not* an outlet for commercial advertising campaigns!
We may allow an occasional ad from a commercial bird dog source such as a pro trainer, kennel, etc. offering an item for sale -- however it is expected that anyone who includes a link to their business, pro or hobby kennel (including puppy sales), and/or professional service, etc. in a GDF ad will have a reciprocal weblink or Facebook link [a text or button link on the referenced business/kennel/professional service website] back to the Gun Dog Forum. Note that this includes any posts with references to a business/kennel/professional site in the poster's signature line as well. This "reciprocal" linking to our Forum helps bring new members here to Gun Dog Forum to share information and insights with the gun dog community. We appreciate you supporting this Forum with links on your Facebook and/or gun dog website back to Gun Dog Forum - thank you!
If you want to link to your Facebook or your blog you can include a link reference, and/or "like", back to GDF. Our Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/gundogforum There's also a link to our Gun Dog Forum app on that FB page.
SUGGESTED INFORMATION IN ADS
Ads should include the advertiser's or item's location (at least state, and preferably city too), and contact information. DOGS FOR SALE ads should include the breed of dog(s) being listed as well - there are many new viewers coming to GDF everyday, some new to hunting dog breeds.
LIST MULTIPLE ITEMS IN SEPARATE ADS
-- Advertisers will benefit by splitting multiple items for sale into separate ads if there are a few different items being listed (unless items are being sold together such as a gun and case, bird launcher and remote, etc.) - much easier to let readers know when an item has been sold rather than listing several items and marking some sold and others still for sale. Ads for litters of puppies, of course, may have notes indicating which pups are sold and which are still available.
When your item(s) sell or are no longer available, please edit your ad and write SOLD somewhere in the original post's SUBJECT line (yes, even if the item was given away it helps us in searching ads to archive if we can look for the one word SOLD vs. many different terms).
We will also at our discretion move ads that haven't had activity for 6 months into the ARCHIVE forum, and ads in the DOGS FOR SALE forum that haven't had activity for 4 months into the ARCHIVE forum.
Advertisers will refrain from multiple attempts to move their ads to the top of a forum by using "bump" messages or having friends make posts such as "Nice gun!" "Cute pups!" etc. or other comments that don't add relevant information to the ad. Please no bumping more than once a week!
QUESTIONS TO SELLERS
Readers who want to know if an advertised item is still available are encouraged to send a private message (PM) to the advertiser checking on the availability of an item. As our advertisers follow our guidelines and mark items SOLD when no longer available, plus our efforts to move old ads to the ARCHIVE, will help ensure that items advertised in the active forums are still 'good to go'!
COMMENTARY ON ADS
Commentary (other than adding useful information relating to the item being advertised) and advice-seeking posts are better suited to the GENERAL CHAT category.
And as always, GDF reserves the right to delete or edit a post for any reason, but especially ads considered by our moderation process to be objectionable or contrary to the best interest of the GDF community - including removal of SPAM and strictly commercial advertising (other than as noted above).
Thank you to all GDF readers and participants for your continued support!
THE TRADING POST - GUIDELINES FOR POSTING
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