The recent rules added in the Buying and selling do include some clauses which I do feel are not right (you would see me refer this to my auction [Because I did suffer from a punishment which wasn't good])
Referring back to my auction,
What I did :
Added a right that was against the rule (To increase the end date)
Edited my post to remove that right so it doesn't violate the rules(After Noodz pointed out)
Where did it end? A one week ban in auctions and Half of the amount of the highest bid taken away.
Note: This is not an appeal for that punishment.
What I want is some light here on my cause, which is the to reason why we can't edit the main posts. Which as said by a staff member is because it is with the intention of scamming. Now considering the edit I made, I don't think it had any effect on the outcome of the auction and niether was it with any intention of scamming anyone (How would you removing a right be considered scamming ?)
Now referring to the case of adding buyout after the post was made, How does adding a Buyout change the outcome of the auction? Adding a buyout means putting a cap on the highest bid and showing people that's the figure what you're hoping for (excluding the exceptions where they out the buyout way too high). Even if the buyout is high, it depends on the buyers to whether buyout or not. How does scamming involve such actions?A Similar case is adding screen shots later on. Everything depends on the buyers in auctions. They bid what they feel like. Another thing I would like to highlight here is that most of the people who bid in auctions clearly know the value of that item. No noob would bid 100k or so on an auction just for fun in forums and get scammed.
There are two main reasons its "no edits period" and not "reasonable edits" or some other shit.
1)You claim thats what you edited. Prove it. I doubt you have a screenshot of the original post. Even so it is not reasonable to expect everyone to screenshot that. Then one could argue about screenshots being forged in that regard. We don't have a log of what the original post was. If you claimed you edited the post one way and someone else claimed you edited the post differently, we'd be fucked. No way of telling who is telling the truth. If you try to tell me people will just quote the original, I will point out that you can actually misquote people on the forums.
2)People are having a hard enough time understanding what no editing means. How well do you think "reasonable edits" will go over? It will just add even more confusion to what is already confusing people for some reason.
People were scamming each other using the edit function in auctions. Those fuckers are to blame, not us. It had to be taken away.
As far as adding a buyout. I tell ya what, you post an auction with no buyout. Jimmy looks at auction and wants the items but wants to buyout not get into a bidding war so he moves on from the auction. You add a buyout after that. Is that fair to Jimmy?
No, its not. Same as changing the end date and all the other shit. Its not fair to the bidders when you change or add requirements just as its not fair to you when a bidder changes his bid.
I still don't understand what the problem is. Its a pretty simple rule to follow. Is it an auction post? Don't use the fucking edit button then! Look we are done, problem solved! You have no worries for the rest of your days.
Its like the idiots who don't look both ways before jaywalking. Sure if everyone was responsible and drivers always went the speed limit it could be legal. But instead we have people who don't look both ways before crossing the street and cars that speed. As such jaywalking is illegal for everyone's safety. At the same time you might be a responsible jaywalker who only jaywalks if no cars are in sight. If the police catch you, you can still be fined. Major difference is, there are permanent marks when you do this on the server. Which means the cops (staff) catch you waaaaaaaaaay more often.