I've been a member for a few years now but still haven't reached the 50th post. I guess I'm not much of a talker but I do greatly enjoy reading the forums and I have learned a great amount of useful info on hammocks and camping in general. I have bought items from for sale section and have been very pleased with the transactions.
I've been here a while too. The forum is such a thorough resource, you hardly need to ask questions if you know how to search.
Originally Posted by craige
Sorry if I offended you catavarie but I think you may have misinterpreted what I was trying to say what you said was more or less what I was trying to say. Of course, it would be impossible for the mods to go through all of that so that anyone who wants to can sell their stuff and why should they, this is a forum not a 2nd hand retailer! I was just meaning what everyone else has said, that it IS the best way possible but also that I could see why some folks may be frustrated, because if you search properly you can almost always find what you are looking for and as someone who is learning it can be difficult to add anything valuable to a discussion without bloating the threads with rubbish! Sorry again for the misunderstanding!
Originally Posted by Catavarie
I agree with WetRivrRat, that last sentence comes across as a above the law attitude. You may be a good and honest person, but only those who know you personally know that. It's good to listen more than you speak as you apparently do, but choosing your words wisely is also important. Just friendly advice not trying to preach.
Japaddler- I must say that I feel kind of bad for the way youve been treated in response to your post. This is exactly the situation we were debating about a month ago. Here we have a guy that- may or may not, have a great piece of gear that he would like to sell to the hammock community. He is right around 25 posts, and is going to have to fill in another 25 "fluff" posts to do it. At this point, we will "have an idea of who he really is and he'll know more about us"- and we will feel more secure about sending him our money. Yeah right.
Originally Posted by japaddler
One of the reasons we are not able to use the Paypal personal option, is for the safety measures built into Paypal commercial transactions. Thats why there is a fee for it. If you dont get what you paid for, you have a means of recourse through paypal.
If the individual doesnt feel comfortable buying from a guy with only 25 posts, then he doesnt need to. For those of us willing to take that "risk", backed up by paypal policy-I think we should be able to do so.
This guy will now go sell his gear somewhere on geartrade, for a higher price including all their fees, and the community here suffers from not being able to pick up a piece of quality gear to supplement their hammocking experience.
I know some will say thats not what this forum is about, and Ive tried to explain that the "gear" is untimately what this is all about- and everything else (group hangs, commraderie, innovations, knowledge) all stem from the gear itself.
To Japaddler- Im looking forward to your next 25 posts.
I'm happy the rule was implemented and will leave it at that. As much as I hate PayPal's fees, the system works and works very well. Try getting money back if you had used a Money Order and the transaction went sour. I don't believe the OP was trying to circumvent the rules, but the comment about the 900 fill power goodness didn't help his cause.
Wow... VERY well handled.
Originally Posted by NCPatrick
Its nice to have great mods like this... I'm not trying to blow smoke or anything, but I've been on other forums where mods will threaten your first born and insult your mother while lowering the ban hammer... for very little reason.
One of the reasons I like this forum and don't visit all the others I belong to. I think the members here are a cut above the rest.
Originally Posted by OrangePeel
I was wondering the same thing but after reading the posts here it makes perfect sense. I'll hit my 50 posts soon enough. And, I do want to be known as trusty guy.
I've been a member for all of 4 days and really enjoy reading all the posts.
50 gotta git there
And then there is a situation like mine where I've been a member for over a year and i think this is my second post. Someone posted a wtb that i think i could have met well, but the post was deleted (i think neither the op or myself were at 50). I understand rules, It is a privately run forum, the community within the forum can install whatever boundaries it wishes.
What i find amusing is that most will look at post count or lack thereof, and assign credibility or intellect with the number. Funny, i do so myself.
This is the first of 48 posts to follow shortly thereafter, i will try to be of value.
I will most certainly be satirical.