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 Author: romax1989 View Messages Posted By romax1989
 Posted: Oct 24, 2020 00:31
 Subject: Minifigures removed from my inventory?
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romax1989 (424)

Location:  USA, Texas
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I got an email that 3 of the minifigures I uploaded were removed because they
violate the item listing policy. They were incompeten but I specified in the
comment section what was included. I see other people doing the same thing. I
looked at the item listing policy and it made no mention of not being able to
post incompete minifigures. What am I doing wrong?
 Author: bje View Messages Posted By bje
 Posted: Oct 24, 2020 00:43
 Subject: Re: Minifigures removed from my inventory?
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bje (1491)

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In Selling, romax1989 writes:
  I got an email that 3 of the minifigures I uploaded were removed because they
violate the item listing policy. They were incompeten but I specified in the
comment section what was included. I see other people doing the same thing. I
looked at the item listing policy and it made no mention of not being able to
post incompete minifigures. What am I doing wrong?

See this page:
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=102
"Incomplete Minifigs - All minifigs, both New and Used, must be listed as
Complete. Incomplete minifigs should be broken down and listed as parts, or
listed in the custom items section with a custom photo and clear description.
"
 Author: romax1989 View Messages Posted By romax1989
 Posted: Oct 24, 2020 00:50
 Subject: Re: Minifigures removed from my inventory?
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romax1989 (424)

Location:  USA, Texas
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In Selling, bje writes:
  In Selling, romax1989 writes:
  I got an email that 3 of the minifigures I uploaded were removed because they
violate the item listing policy. They were incompeten but I specified in the
comment section what was included. I see other people doing the same thing. I
looked at the item listing policy and it made no mention of not being able to
post incompete minifigures. What am I doing wrong?

See this page:
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=102
"Incomplete Minifigs - All minifigs, both New and Used, must be listed as
Complete. Incomplete minifigs should be broken down and listed as parts, or
listed in the custom items section with a custom photo and clear description.
"


is this a new rule because I see other people that have incomplete figs listed.
why was mine removed?
 Author: bje View Messages Posted By bje
 Posted: Oct 24, 2020 01:22
 Subject: Re: Minifigures removed from my inventory?
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bje (1491)

Location:  South Africa, Western Cape
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In Selling, romax1989 writes:
  In Selling, bje writes:
  In Selling, romax1989 writes:
  I got an email that 3 of the minifigures I uploaded were removed because they
violate the item listing policy. They were incompeten but I specified in the
comment section what was included. I see other people doing the same thing. I
looked at the item listing policy and it made no mention of not being able to
post incompete minifigures. What am I doing wrong?

See this page:
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=102
"Incomplete Minifigs - All minifigs, both New and Used, must be listed as
Complete. Incomplete minifigs should be broken down and listed as parts, or
listed in the custom items section with a custom photo and clear description.
"


is this a new rule because I see other people that have incomplete figs listed.
why was mine removed?

I can give you two answers, and forgive me of one of them sounds snotty, its
not my intention:
The rule was written on 18 September 2020 and enforced as of that date with no
notice to you as seller. You can think of that what you want, but in the message
you received from management when your listings were removed, you were supposed
to see a reason. That might still be the wrong reason though. As best I know,
management is not sifting through listings to remove said listings. Your listings
were removed because a user submitted a problem listing report. The reason you
will have on your notice from management is the reason chosen by the user concerned.
The correct reason for removal of incorrectly listed minifigures, was only added
yesterday, but it would still be required of the user reporting such a listing
to pick the correct reason.


On the other hand:
You listed a catalogue item with a catalogue image and a catalogue inventory.
It is reasonable that here be no listing policy for incomplete minifgures as
such a thing cannot exist. A minifigure is a catalogue item, and if the lot you
are listing does not correspond to that catalogue item, it is, simply put, a
custom item. It can be reasonably expected that in listing a lot that references
a catalogue item, that the lot should corresponds in all respects to the catalogue
entry.

Probably by allowing this to persist for some years and then suddenly out of
the blue taking the time to fix this is not the best approach by management (actually
it is not a not even a decent approach), but sellers listings items like that
are at fault. I get buyers buy such items. But until such time as the catalogue
gets dis-invested from your store lots, you are bound to list what is in the
catalogue. If it deviates, it is custom, at least as far as minifigureas are
concerned.
 Author: mach1baby View Messages Posted By mach1baby
 Posted: Oct 24, 2020 02:55
 Subject: Re: Minifigures removed from my inventory?
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mach1baby (6625)

Location:  USA, Washington
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In Selling, bje writes:
  In Selling, romax1989 writes:
  In Selling, bje writes:
  In Selling, romax1989 writes:
  I got an email that 3 of the minifigures I uploaded were removed because they
violate the item listing policy. They were incompeten but I specified in the
comment section what was included. I see other people doing the same thing. I
looked at the item listing policy and it made no mention of not being able to
post incompete minifigures. What am I doing wrong?

See this page:
https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=102
"Incomplete Minifigs - All minifigs, both New and Used, must be listed as
Complete. Incomplete minifigs should be broken down and listed as parts, or
listed in the custom items section with a custom photo and clear description.
"


is this a new rule because I see other people that have incomplete figs listed.
why was mine removed?

I can give you two answers, and forgive me of one of them sounds snotty, its
not my intention:
The rule was written on 18 September 2020 and enforced as of that date with no
notice to you as seller. You can think of that what you want, but in the message
you received from management when your listings were removed, you were supposed
to see a reason. That might still be the wrong reason though. As best I know,
management is not sifting through listings to remove said listings. Your listings
were removed because a user submitted a problem listing report. The reason you
will have on your notice from management is the reason chosen by the user concerned.
The correct reason for removal of incorrectly listed minifigures, was only added
yesterday, but it would still be required of the user reporting such a listing
to pick the correct reason.


On the other hand:
You listed a catalogue item with a catalogue image and a catalogue inventory.
It is reasonable that here be no listing policy for incomplete minifgures as
such a thing cannot exist. A minifigure is a catalogue item, and if the lot you
are listing does not correspond to that catalogue item, it is, simply put, a
custom item. It can be reasonably expected that in listing a lot that references
a catalogue item, that the lot should corresponds in all respects to the catalogue
entry.

Probably by allowing this to persist for some years and then suddenly out of
the blue taking the time to fix this is not the best approach by management (actually
it is not a not even a decent approach), but sellers listings items like that
are at fault. I get buyers buy such items. But until such time as the catalogue
gets dis-invested from your store lots, you are bound to list what is in the
catalogue. If it deviates, it is custom, at least as far as minifigureas are
concerned.

You should be able to list as incomplete just like a set is listed as incomplete.
It would have saved them a ton of time in scrolling through minifig listings,
than if they were to just add that feature when listing minifigs.
My 2 cents worth
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
 Posted: Oct 24, 2020 03:30
 Subject: Re: Minifigures removed from my inventory?
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yorbrick (840)

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You should be able to list as incomplete just like a set is listed as incomplete.
It would have saved them a ton of time in scrolling through minifig listings,
than if they were to just add that feature when listing minifigs.
My 2 cents worth

Bricklink have said that they will not introduce an incomplete setting for minifigures.
So you can either play by the rules of break them and risk being suspended.
 Author: infinibrix View Messages Posted By infinibrix
 Posted: Oct 24, 2020 04:31
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In Selling, romax1989 writes:
  
is this a new rule because I see other people that have incomplete figs listed.
why was mine removed?

I think its safe to say they've not been reported to, or noticed by admins
yet

After all look at minifig idea065 the first match is just the head!?
 Author: peregrinator View Messages Posted By peregrinator
 Posted: Oct 24, 2020 08:18
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In Selling, romax1989 writes:
  is this a new rule because I see other people that have incomplete figs listed.
why was mine removed?

The rule (or at least the enforcement of it) seems to be on the newer side (I
think one could argue that it was an unwritten rule before September of this
year). My guess is that yours were removed because someone reported them.
 Author: calebfishn View Messages Posted By calebfishn
 Posted: Oct 24, 2020 22:46
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In Selling, romax1989 writes:
  I got an email that 3 of the minifigures I uploaded were removed because they
violate the item listing policy. They were incompeten but I specified in the
comment section what was included. I see other people doing the same thing. I
looked at the item listing policy and it made no mention of not being able to
post incompete minifigures. What am I doing wrong?

The newly written rule is a clarification of the old rule, which was vague and
open to interpretation. And in some cases, the vagueness invited abuse, such
as, "Missing Hair, Head, Arms and Legs. Torso has been substituted."
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
 Posted: Oct 25, 2020 04:30
 Subject: Re: Minifigures removed from my inventory?
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yorbrick (840)

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  The newly written rule is a clarification of the old rule, which was vague and
open to interpretation. And in some cases, the vagueness invited abuse, such
as, "Missing Hair, Head, Arms and Legs. Torso has been substituted."

But at least the back-pack is correct!