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    One must make 50 posts before being allowed to sell something in the "for sale"?

    I am attempting to sell a hammock but I get an error message stating that one must first post 50 messages to the group first??? This sounds curious, What is the purpose of this?

    Thanks,
    Bob

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    To let the other forum members get to know you a little through your posts before engaging in financial transactions.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    And 50 is real easy to get to.
    When the wife asks, I simply say "Shug made me do it".

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    It's common practice on quite a few boards I frequent, do not take it personally Bob.

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    I will take this occasion to fatten my post count here then. I don't have anything to sell, but I might one day

    Michael

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    Don't make Angrysparrow mad trying to fatten up your post count. It's to keep people from joining the forums just to sell things

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    i believe you need the same 50 to buy from the for sale as well, not 100% on that.

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    Better get busy
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    Yep... I've seen people come here or to WhiteBlaze and instantly post and their very first (sometimes, only) post is to sell something or push some commercial website or transaction, book, DVD, etc.

    And to make it worse, they sometimes cross-post to multiple threads, which just makes their "spamming" worse.

    Most rules have a history behind them and are not adopted just for fun.

    As others said, don't take it personally and the 50 post threshold is easy to reach, if someone is here for the right reason.

    Rain Man

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    Right reason?!?!?
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