There is a template that will auto populate in an approved format on all new topics opened in this category. The goal is to avoid missing obvious items that would cause a topic to be locked and slow down sales.
You are free to create your own, as long as it meets the requirements for a Sales thread…
As for ebay, not quite sure. That rule has been here since before i started cleaning up the esk8 news mess.
Maybe it has also to do with us then “advertising” auctions, maybe because we’d otherwise end up with listing containing nothing but a ebay links if the other rules didn’t exist.
Also, doesn’t make sense to sell via ebay if you can save the fees if you sell here.
posting eBay links is the result of one of those discretionary things. I don’t actually care if somebody is auctioning their board on eBay, as long as there isn’t a corresponding thread here about it with a lot of comments and bullshit and negativity. I just really don’t like the vibes of actions. so much tension and negativity.
Ebay isn’t in Florida and has proper licenses and permissions.
I’m really not sure how else to say it. This forum, hosted in Florida, is not a non profit, does not have a licensed auctioneer, and is not licensed to nor legally able to host an auction or raffle. Nor are we a religious organization, which is also allowed to do some of those things.