Is it me, or are we missing a 'marketplace'?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by iCrosoft, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. iCrosoft
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    Wouldn't it be great to be able to sell, buy, and trade items within this community?

    Just a thought.
     
  2. r.j.s
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    There is one, but you cannot access it until you have been a member for 180 days and have 250 posts.
     
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  4. iCrosoft
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    Haha I guess so!

    Mod, I'm unable to even view it until then? I'm way past 180 days..
     
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    But you're way under the needed 250 posts.
     
  6. iCrosoft
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    Looks like I'll be contributing my 2¢ more often from now on.

    And still, I won't be able to even view it until then? What about contributing members?
     
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    You cannot view it until then. I"m not sure, but I think contributing members are still bound by the requirements.
     
  8. r.j.s
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    Correct. You need to meet both requirements to even view it ... and please don't go making one-word or useless posts just to reach the 250-post limit.

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    Correct. Contributing to the site does not open up access to an avatar or the marketplace early.
     
  9. iCrosoft
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    Yes, I understand the whole point is for members to contribute something helpful, rather than spam.

    IMHO a financial contribution should be just as valuable as a helpful post.
     
  10. r.j.s
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    While I understand your point, it isn't about buying a way to access these things - anyone can do that - we are looking to establish a sense of community through posting contributions.
     
  11. lewis82
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    I think allowing contributing members automatically would open the door to more commercial posts, since those who want to make money like this are most likely not going to post elsewhere.
     
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    Wouldn't 'dealers' be required to have a commercial account with additional rules and their own section of the forum?
     
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    They simply aren't welcome here. If they want to sell stuff, they can build their own websites or discuss advertising with Arn.
     
  14. r.j.s
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    Dealers are not allowed to sell here, but you may see members with a Vendor tag - they are allowed to use the forums, but not advertise.
     
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    IT's not too hard to get to 250 posts, just respond to everything.
     
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    With at least marginally substantive posts.;)
     
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    yup! ;)
     
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    I see what you did there.:p
     

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