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Old 13th September 2007, 11:11 AM
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Hi-bearing in mind the "Petrotek" problem in the "For Sale" section would it be a good idea to restrict the use of certain forum facilities to new members until they have posted a certain number of times ?

Other forums have similar restrictions and i have noticed before people who have registered just to sell an item.

In these troubled times it would seem sensible to do all is possible to protect the forums reputation.


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Old 13th September 2007, 11:39 AM
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whoops, I just did exactly this

I'm not selling mountains of high-value tubes though!

(and I'm buying something at the same time )
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Old 13th September 2007, 01:17 PM
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Good idea. I'll add a Sticky and inform the moderators.
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Old 9th October 2007, 05:48 PM
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And they must all attend a Fest first lol
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Old 9th October 2007, 09:03 PM
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Does anybody have any suggestions for more rules, come on lets really tie the place up !!! I suggest the post min limit should be set to 100 before you can sell and the members 101 post to be counter signed by all mods.

Bugger only 92 more posts to go before I can offer a "too good to be true sale item"
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Old 9th October 2007, 09:23 PM
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Default Re: Newbie Restrictions

Hi Tony-the rule was suggested by a forum member (ME) to protect ALL of us from being conned,after a new member tried to do exactly that !

Restricting a member to 10 posts (if it is 10) before he can offer items for sale is hardly the end of the world !

Don't you think it a good idea ?


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Does anybody have any suggestions for more rules, come on lets really tie the place up !!! I suggest the post min limit should be set to 100 before you can sell and the members 101 post to be counter signed by all mods.

Bugger only 92 more posts to go before I can offer a "too good to be true sale item"

I was only joking
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Old 9th October 2007, 09:41 PM
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I know you were. So was I. BUT

I don`t think its a good idea, I have been a member here for a few months but as I am new to valves and DIY but old to HI-Fi in general, I don`t post that often and so if the limit was set at 10 I still couldn`t sell anything, But If I really was going to set about defrauding someone I could make 10 posts in a day and then sell the "too good to be true" item. and you would all be "happy" . I don`t think so. Arbatory limits and rules don`t protect anybody, as always its buyer beware and if it seems to good to be true then it probably is.

Won`t post on this subject again getting to near to the big TEN

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Old 9th October 2007, 09:48 PM
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You're lucky,i'm getting near 44 lol.

You do raise a valid point,i think it should be taken into consideration.
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Old 9th October 2007, 10:03 PM
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Look, see what you have done, I now have ten posts and can be considered an upstanding member of the internet community and you can all trust me implicity. All it takes to achieve this exaulted status is 10 posts, I wasn`t even trying. Anyway I have to go as my 9 oclock curfew is due and the ankle tag will set the alarm off if i`m not back in my cell.

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