Yes I agree.
I'm unhappy with this route - especially since ALL the positive comments ref my current Spider sale have been deleted and nobody can even post questions there.
Quite a few AOers have seen my Spider IRL and it always helps when other members are able to 'vouch' for it's condition and my personal integrity.
For example:- Our works 166 was sold a few months ago here on AO (within a week!) and I had 3 pages of questions, answers and positive comments. It's my belief that these comments were a positive slant on the whole sale of the car.
Indeed the new owner posted details of how happy he was with the car and I see that as a positive recommendation on me as an owner and track record of selling Alfas in great condition.
Here:- http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/1416795-post14.html (Skelly)
I feel the club theme has been replaced with a Pistonheads/Autotrader type sales platform - it's not going to help sell cars
I especially don't like the way this has been introduced. There's been no discussion, no explanation, and almost every day during the last week I've had PM notifications that my thread had either been edited or deleted.
Not really fair when ALL of the comments and points were of a positive nature.
Some other 'for sale' threads have been allowed to run and run for some reason, whilst others have been edied over and over again. Why
I would have hoped that at least as a paying member, this type of permission levfel on personal/sales threads, the individual could be allowed to edit themselves or with the assistance of a mod
Can we try and work out a better way of working this
Or at least have a blanket rule to ALL current sales so it's an even and fair playing field.