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Old May 21, 2012, 06:33 PM   #1
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Whats the reason behind this site not having a classifieds section where users can buy and sell items? I think it would be a great idea.
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Old May 21, 2012, 06:36 PM   #2
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You need a minimum of 250 posts and have been registered here for at least 180 days to be able to access the Marketplace, which is the "classifieds section" here..

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Where is the Marketplace forum?
You will not see the Marketplace forum until you qualify to use it.
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Only users with a history of 250 posts (user title 6502 or higher) and membership for at least 6 months can access the Marketplace forum.
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Old May 22, 2012, 11:03 AM   #3
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WOW! I've been here since 2002 and didn't know this existed!
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Old Jun 1, 2012, 08:06 AM   #4
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You need a minimum of 250 posts and have been registered here for at least 180 days to be able to access the Marketplace, which is the "classifieds section" here..



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Old Jun 1, 2012, 10:18 AM   #5
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I meet the requirements but can't find it..
What section is it under?
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Old Jun 1, 2012, 11:52 AM   #6
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I meet the requirements but can't find it..
What section is it under?
It is under the Mac Community along with the Community Threads and this Site and Forum Feedback section
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Old Jun 1, 2012, 11:55 AM   #7
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I meet the requirements but can't find it..
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It may take a while for the servers to catch up to your status.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:51 PM   #8
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Wow just spent the last 1/2 hour looking for this. 250 posts seems like a lot!
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 01:14 PM   #9
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Wow just spent the last 1/2 hour looking for this. 250 posts seems like a lot!
Not really - just consider 8 posts a day for a month gets you to 240 posts.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 01:31 PM   #10
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Not really - just consider 8 posts a day for a month gets you to 240 posts.
on a slack day 10 is about right for me. Today has been a big post day.


Find things that you know about, and post in those threads.. it mounts up very quickly.

Im stunned by what I looked at today...( mine I mean)
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 01:33 PM   #11
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on a slack day 10 is about right for me. Today has been a big post day.
I easily do between 15 and 20 a day. Some days not so much, other days quite a lot. I think over 20 today though.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 01:40 PM   #12
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I have a few K posts on some car forums, but it was very natural and gradual, not a means to get into another hidden forum
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I have a few K posts on some car forums, but it was very natural and gradual, not a means to get into another hidden forum
You may miss the point. It's not about quantity...quality is the way to go.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:36 PM   #14
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You may miss the point. It's not about quantity...quality is the way to go.
Oh, I agree - I've been a lurker since 2009. My point is that I would like to buy/sell some apple gear now and cannot because I need another 240 or so posts. It almost encourages quantity over quality to achieve the goal of getting to the forum.

Now I think that saying "an account 6 months or older, or having 240 posts may SEE adverts, but may not place them." or something like that
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:46 PM   #15
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Oh, I agree - I've been a lurker since 2009. My point is that I would like to buy/sell some apple gear now and cannot because I need another 240 or so posts. It almost encourages quantity over quality to achieve the goal of getting to the forum.

Now I think that saying "an account 6 months or older, or having 240 posts may SEE adverts, but may not place them." or something like that
We have seen many spammers here, that registered an account months or even years ago and reactivated it later to post their crap. What prevents a scammer from doing the same? 250 posts are done quite fast, even with 5 posts per day, it takes less than two months to get to 250 posts. Just look for threads via Advanced Search, that have had no answers yet and which you could answer or browse the sub-fora of your interest, to see, if you can contribute in one of the threads with help or discussing fourth world problems.

I am not a good example for post counting, as I am a post nut, but even when I started I had lots of threads I could contribute too, but then again, I pretty well versed in many of the standard problems that get repeatedly posted here. Don't ask me about repairing permissions though, leave that to calderone.

Just remember, the limit (250 posts AND 180 days) is there to protect the seller or buyer, or the one, that has honest intentions. A scammer with 10 posts in 180 days can easily exploit a rule, where only one limit had to be reached first. It would be just playing the long con, easier than posting drivel, that would be discovered and lead to an early ban.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:20 PM   #16
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Far better to keep this rule in place. The Market place here is a good one, and I trust it. I have sold an MBP and an IP4s, with no issues. If you let all newcomers in you are BOUND to have issues. I have already reported 5 spam postings today.

These people could infiltrate the Marketplace and ruin it. 250 post's seems very fair to me.

I have been a member since July 2011 and have 9K+ post's. find topics that you know about, and help people out...you will be amazed at just how quickly you will get there.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 10:20 AM   #17
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Far better to keep this rule in place. The Market place here is a good one, and I trust it. I have sold an MBP and an IP4s, with no issues. If you let all newcomers in you are BOUND to have issues. I have already reported 5 spam postings today.

These people could infiltrate the Marketplace and ruin it. 250 post's seems very fair to me.

I have been a member since July 2011 and have 9K+ post's. find topics that you know about, and help people out...you will be amazed at just how quickly you will get there.
Cool, thanks guys. Not looking to subvert a system that works, I'll be patient and hit ebay in the meantime.
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