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    Thumbs down Flea Market no access?

    I click on FM and get this:

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    Yes, the Flea Market is currently not available. The FM has always been a special add-on to the VBulletin package, so the upgrade has left it off. We're discussing ways of incorporating the FM maybe within the forum itself, but with restricted access. So, we're thinking about it but haven't implemented anything just yet.
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    hope it comes back soon

    miss the flea market hope see it again soon

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    Miss the Market

    I love the Flea Market and recently bought an MOA member's motorcycle listed exclusively in the Flea Market. It's also fun to brouse. Please bring it back....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronson View Post
    miss the flea market hope see it again soon
    Quote Originally Posted by foyabbott View Post
    I love the Flea Market and recently bought an MOA member's motorcycle listed exclusively in the Flea Market. It's also fun to brouse. Please bring it back....
    Hi guys, welcome to the forum. Everybody is working hard to get things running again. Thanks for your patience. Gary
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    Yes, the Flea Market is currently not available. The FM has always been a special add-on to the VBulletin package, so the upgrade has left it off. We're discussing ways of incorporating the FM maybe within the forum itself, but with restricted access. So, we're thinking about it but haven't implemented anything just yet.
    I guess I don't understand. advrider runs an older version of v-bulletin with no hacking issues and has a nice member only flea market. I don't see a reason for a separate flea market add-on, a restricted section of the forum is what most other forums use and works fine.

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    k12lts -

    All I know is that the Flea Market has always been a separate package every since I've been on this forum. I don't recall the rationale behind that, but that has been the norm to this point. It may not be going forward.
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    Cool

    Missing the flea market as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    k12lts -

    All I know is that the Flea Market has always been a separate package every since I've been on this forum. I don't recall the rationale behind that, but that has been the norm to this point. It may not be going forward.
    I appreciate all the work done by volunteer moderators and administrators on the fourm, I consider the forum and the flea market a very valuable benefit of my membership.

    I see no reason to try to get an add-on package to work when a member only flea market could be easily set up in the existing forums right away. I probably spend as much time browsing the flea market as I do in the other forums. The print classifieds in the ON are an idea that has out-lived it's usefullness. I want to see what I guy has for sale today, not an ad he sent in six weeks ago. That page space could be used for something else.

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    k12lts -

    I think the big hurdle is getting all of the existing information from the Flea Market in a format suitable for the forum. It's all about databases...right now they're not compatible. I've asked the builder of the old Flea Market to provide some ideas/direction for doing that. I would like to maintain the old categories - bikes, accessories, gear - and have a single post for each ad. Then there's the issues with pictures that were included.

    So, there are some issues that need to be solved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    Yes, the Flea Market is currently not available. The FM has always been a special add-on to the VBulletin package, so the upgrade has left it off. We're discussing ways of incorporating the FM maybe within the forum itself, but with restricted access. So, we're thinking about it but haven't implemented anything just yet.
    Probably should have thought about it BEFORE the upgrade!
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    Quote Originally Posted by drswift View Post
    Probably should have thought about it BEFORE the upgrade!
    Well, the priority was to make the upgrade. Worrying about the Flea Market would have been the tail wagging the dog! I have something going that might bring the Flea Market back to about an 80-90% level...but it's still a work in progress.
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    Flea Market

    I miss it too. Sure no one would have a problem to start all over with posting new ads if an item has not sold. Just get er done I mean back.

    Cheers!

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    Flea Market is Up!

    The Flea Market has been activated within the Off-Topic area of the forum:

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/forumdis...85-Flea-Market

    It contains the same general categories as in the past. Please read the FAQs that are provided as a sticky post in the new Flea Market area.

    Unfortunately, none of the current ads from the old Flea Market could be extracted for use here. Therefore, new ads will need to be reposted. Please use the same style as the old Flea Market. One thread per item. Provide a clear title to your thread. Include the price, contact information, descriptions, and pictures or links as required.

    As is the policy of the general forum area, do not use your technical posts in other parts of the forum to alert or advertise that you have something posted in the Flea Market. If that is done, you're post in the technical area will be deleted. Continued misuse of the Flea Market in this way may result in you being banned from the forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drswift View Post
    Probably should have thought about it BEFORE the upgrade!
    +1, Gunny; still cannot access Flea Market from either my MacBook Pro or my Dell PC, probably should have thought about it BEFORE the upgrade!

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    The requested URL /flea/ was not found on this server.

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