Couldn't be nicer illustrated "pump and dump" ! lol

Aug 25, 2019,22:31 PM

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A reminder regarding forum ethics and comportment . . .

 By: Dr No : August 25th, 2019-13:07
. . . from a moderator. It is never acceptable to post a watch in a discussion forum, then shortly afterwards in Collectors Market. Our discussion forums are meant to facilitate conversation, not to promote commercial activity. Furthermore, posting photos...  

Thank you Dr. No! [nt]

 By: patrick_y : August 25th, 2019-13:41

They call you Dr. No for a reason!

 By: thegrailwatch : August 25th, 2019-14:14
I spotted this too and appreciate you reminding us all.

I was alerted to this situation by a long-term community member . . .

 By: Dr No : August 25th, 2019-14:34
. . . for which he has my appreciation. Art

I completely agree...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : August 25th, 2019-14:17
The collectors market should not be abused in this way.

The general rule used to be a three month separation between posting on a discussion forum . . .

 By: Dr No : August 25th, 2019-14:47
. . . and Collectors Market. I don't think any moderator will be able to enforce what is essentially an unwritten rule, but two days separating discussion forum and CM posting is clearly contrary to the spirit of this site. Art

Thanks! [nt]

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : August 25th, 2019-14:20

Thanks and 100% support

 By: Jurry : August 25th, 2019-14:21
I’m with you all the way. One of the reasons I appreciate this forum so very much (it’s the only social media forum I’m active on because I feel protected and thus free) is the fact that the discussions are genuine and show either respect for the others o... 

Thanks, Jurry. I'm a contributor on two other forums, but . . .

 By: Dr No : August 25th, 2019-14:37
. . . this site has a special place in my heart. Art

As you have ours, Art

 By: ChristianDK : August 25th, 2019-14:42
Thank you for looking out for us.

Is one of them a Newspaper Association sponsored forum?

 By: NickO : August 25th, 2019-14:50
I know you’re on their books as you are single-handedly keeping the newspaper industry afloat. 😝

Ummm . . . no, but . . .

 By: Dr No : August 25th, 2019-14:55
. . . I'm curious as to how you knew I still read the LA Times print edition.

You know there are those who read the LA Times and those who merely say they read the LA Times

 By: NickO : August 25th, 2019-15:40
To prove it, I’m going to need a photo of the latest print copy (not the online version) set to page seven with the fifth word of the third paragraph in the second column highlighted. Include an Omega watch in the picture for bonus points. 😀

Will yesterday's paper . . .

 By: Dr No : August 26th, 2019-13:38
. . . do? Oh, and you knew . . . Tomorrow's news, delivered the day after . . . this was coming ;-) . . . ...  

Art, that was brilliant!!

 By: NickO : August 26th, 2019-13:45
Now, on behalf of every unsuspecting punter on Collector's Market you've ever asked to go find a retail establishment that actually sells these prehistoric items known as physical newspapers.... I salute you! You talk the talk and you walk the walk! You e... 


 By: Jurry : August 26th, 2019-14:37
That’s style


 By: CL : August 27th, 2019-05:30
You are wickedly funny, in an intelligent manner... very elegantly intelligent.

Totally agree. [nt]

 By: Watchlover78 : August 25th, 2019-14:51

Many thanks Art for the useful reminder

 By: Mike H : August 25th, 2019-15:04
What looks obvious to many sometimes need to be reminded to some others... and furthermore it goes without saying but it is even better when it is clearly said Mike

Fully on board.

 By: destrodan : August 25th, 2019-18:21
I enjoy the refreshing noncommercial nature of this forum. It's a rarity. Kind regards, Dan

Thanks Art but I do have a Q. While I agree its not ethical to post CM listing and keep wearing the watch as the condition may materially change from the listed pics. But thats the only....

 By: redcorals : August 26th, 2019-06:58
...reason I can understand not to post it for general discussion after. But how does it really matter otherwise? having some investor convention at a house while listing it or driving a car to a rally while listing it! I am sure I m missing the point/stra... 

I don't believe we've ever had a restriction on a seller wearing a watch listed for sale . . .

 By: Dr No : August 26th, 2019-07:49
. . . and it would be a stretch to say doing so would be unethical. Hazardous, maybe, but unethical? No, we're not that straight-laced. ;-) What this community has always found repugnant is the practice of posting a watch on a discussion forum, and then s... 

Seriously, I think almost everyone loses money over the long haul . . .

 By: Dr No : August 26th, 2019-15:44
. . . on CM sales. It's really more for winnowing out an overgrown collection, or moving on watches that no longer hold our interest. Maybe the pro sellers make a few bucks, but even then, it's a tough way to make a living . . .

Another reason not to sell. 😁 [nt]

 By: Jocke - Bad Santa : August 26th, 2019-17:44