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  1. #21
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    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.
    CLYDE

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craige View Post
    I think it is (maybe not the best (interview/background check/bank account details to mods etc. Before buying/selling)) the most practicable way to go so the site maintains a reputation for having trustworthy members and the 50 post rule kinda shows that your not just around to get gear or take folks money fraudulently.
    Quote Originally Posted by Catavarie View Post
    There is NO way around the post limit. The mods here don't allow special circumstances, nor do they have the extra time to perform background/credit checks on people. And I seriously doubt that they would want to.
    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!

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by japaddler View Post
    Not going against the trust concept. I was not sure if that as a function of the forum for some other reason. Like I stated upfront, the amount of knowledge found when searching the forums was so helpful as I started my hangin' journey I did not have a need to post all that much.

    Due to kids and work I do not have the opportunity to read the forums frequently, again limiting my need to post.

    Might be worth it not to make such assumptions with a "gah" on the end. I could end up being they guy coming across you in a time of need out in the wilderness. Number of posts doesn't have much to do with trust. After all, I'm a low posting ski patroller who volunteers his time. Hopefull the good folks twisting a knee don't ask how many times I've posted on a forum

    All in good fun and thanks for the replies. I'll have to get to posting. I'm guessing a few people out here are going to want some 900 fill power goodness.
    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.

    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    As stated, the 50 post rule is designed to allow buyers to get to know you, but also for you to get to know us. We are a non-commercial site, and would not appreciate very much folks appearing simply to offload their latest deal. These types of policies have allowed us to build and be a part of quite a helpful community, within which you are very welcome.

    The mission of the site is to discuss hammocks and hammock related gear, and the rest is "gravy".

    There is no post limit to buy gear, as was stated earlier.

    Welcome, and feel free to "post away" as much as you are able.
    Wow... VERY well handled.

    Just sayin'.

    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.

    Brandon

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangePeel View Post
    Wow... VERY well handled.

    Just sayin'.

    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.

    Brandon
    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.

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    50 post

    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.

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    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.

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