So, though it's pretty clear to members here that sellers should not remove information from their posts when an item closes, some members are apparently having difficulty actually complying with this.

The information is contained in the thread at the top of this forum titled: "Must Read If Starting A Thread Here"

To counter this, I think we'll just set a new procedure.

Any member that notices a new post in classifieds that is not already "quoted for reference", should feel free to do so. Just reply to the original post with the Quote reply button, and add in text that says "quoted for reference".

That way the original post will remain archived regardless of whether the post creator ignores the don't remove procedure or not.