The lives of antique booksellers in California are about to get a little harder if a state law that’s just been passed takes effect next year.
The law in question goes by the name “AB-1570 Collectibles: sale of autographed memorabilia,” and governs the sales of any autographed items. The law supersedes existing California law, which had previously only been directed at sports memorabilia. The law requires that any autographed item sold for more than $5 must include a certificate of authenticity including information about the dealer, where and how the item was signed, and the name and address of any third party from whom it was purchased. The law was undoubtedly aimed at shutting down forgery mills, but it was written so broadly that it will make things a lot harder for anyone dealing in autographed goods.
Post by Ditch Fahrenheit on Sept 29, 2016 17:43:08 GMT -8
A friend of mine just alerted me to this suspension.
A few weeks ago (actually, maybe it was a couple months ago) I talked to one of the guys on the CBCS site and he said they were considering changing the name because it was the same as mine. Evidently they weren't aware of "this" site when they created it. It didn't bother me at all, but I can see how it could be confusing. I wonder if they changed the name? But normally wouldn't the old link forward to the new site?
Ditch Fahrenheit: There's one more of his threads left...I bumped it.
Aug 7, 2020 10:31:36 GMT -8
Buzzetta: I'm updating it now.
Aug 7, 2020 12:01:30 GMT -8
Buzzetta: I like my private little game that has been long since dissolved. I would tally up and keep tabs on suspensions and vacations when they used to publicly announce them. McKnowitall had a few records going with frequency and shortest time between strikes
Aug 7, 2020 15:39:39 GMT -8
Buzzetta: I would like to think that the mods are kind of on board with this as they did not poof the thread but locked it. In the last few years, threads have been poofed rather than locked to discourage this tally.
Aug 8, 2020 6:22:05 GMT -8
Ditch Fahrenheit: They were definitely on board 5 years ago. In fact, I suspect they were actively manipulating the scoring.
Aug 8, 2020 7:01:47 GMT -8
Ditch Fahrenheit: Plus, it's just better forum management to lock a thread rather than poof it. That way everyone has access to the information in the thread afterwards.
Aug 8, 2020 7:03:09 GMT -8
Buzzetta: There were those that chose to disrupt for the sake of getting points whenever they saw a thread was on its way out. However, the game did part of the mods job for them. It let them keep track of who and how many times someone was involved in nonsense.
Aug 8, 2020 9:19:41 GMT -8