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post #31 of 37 Old 01-19-18, 14:05
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What we see on alot of other forums that have little/no rules for posting in the classifieds is that new members solely join to sell their stuff and nothing else, thus adding nothing to the forum. Also, alot of spam bots will target the classifieds sections on sites as they can add links (sometimes harmful) and people will click on them thinking they're images/sale links etc. The rules are in place to avoid this and others.

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I think the requirements on this forum are fine. I took that 30 day period to learn as much as a I could and do a little research before jumping in to buy something that looked enticing. That said I don't think there's any good reason to discourage an experienced rider from messaging someone selling an item to inquire about buying it. The seller can then decide if they'd like to sell someone who hasn't met the forum requirements for being able to post in classifieds.

I also have no issue with blocking the classifieds page until the initial requirements for posting there have been met.
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I agree with Smitty and t_bare. While this is largely of my own doing, I had an account contributed, took a break from riding and have come back. Now had to make a new account, I also recently binned my bike and can't put up a "WTB" thread because apparently I should just reply to the "FS" threads. I can't PM everyone asking if they happen to have what I'm after. At the very least it would seem reasonable to at least allow WTB thread creation.
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Send us a PM with the account name, email address on the account and we'll look into it.

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I'm a newer member, still lacking the required post count. I completely understand having the restrictions for selling to keep the spam out, and I appreciate it. But I do feel like new members (with an intro post, or fewer post counts) should be able to reply and buy things in the classifieds. I have been on several forums in the past and so when I picked up my '06 D675 that needed a ton of work I knew this was the first place I should check. Some of the best info and deals I've ever found have been on forums. I try to contribute when I can, but typically the questions have been answered, or I don't know the answer, and I refuse to spam post to get my count up.

Just wanted to give my opinion as I would love to be able to reply and buy things for my bike instead of having to PM the seller every time, and to get that extra post count.. lol jk

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts @connellcr3 ! You're already almost halfway to meeting the requirements, so I'm sure you'll be there in no time!

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