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..
on a slack day 10 is about right for me. Today has been a big post day.Not really - just consider 8 posts a day for a month gets you to 240 posts.
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.You may miss the point. It's not about quantity...quality is the way to go.
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.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
Cool, thanks guys. Not looking to subvert a system that works, I'll be patient and hit ebay in the meantime.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.