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   Old Thread  #11 11 Sept 2021 at 8.35am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The 100 post thing is a good thing and quite right.

Unfortunately the classifieds arenít what they used to be. This forum is way quieter than it used to be and that is reflected in the amount of classified threads, lucky to get a couple a day sometimes. Still worth looking at though and the first section I look at when I visit.
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   Old Thread  #9 10 Sept 2021 at 10.25am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Thanks for the feedback, 100 posts it is As I said it was just a suggestion based on my own paranoia that I'm missing out on some bargains but nearly a fifth of the way there now
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   Old Thread  #8 9 Sept 2021 at 10.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have a slight inkling the bloke running the site might have a small clue what he's doing ...
I've been on here 15 years or so and a mod for 13 or 14 of those and I don't recall there ever being a data breach.
I reckon you'll be alright .
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   Old Thread  #7 9 Sept 2021 at 2.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes Iíve read that.
Presumably the padlock is just a certificate that can be bought but this forum is the only one I contribute to without one and also the only one I get ads popping up mid screen when my iPad says they are turned off.
No doubt the two things arenít connected and probably not relevant but things like that make me uneasy.
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   Old Thread  #6 9 Sept 2021 at 1.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Only the admins and you get to see your full details like address and phone number
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   Old Thread  #5 9 Sept 2021 at 1.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Iíve no problem with the 100 posts and I think itís a possibly a good plan.
However what I personally donít like is putting my contact details on an unsecured site.
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   Old Thread  #4 8 Sept 2021 at 10.46pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Original rule was brought in to combat traders and scammers with multiple accounts as there were a few scams in a short period of time.

Not sure if itís the same now but those 100 posts need to be decent contributions too and not short, one word answers.

Contribute to the forum and your reward is being able to use the classifieds page.
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   Old Thread  #3 8 Sept 2021 at 1.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
The rule has been in place since Oct 2007 and as far as I am aware it has worked out fine.

There has, in the past been members granted access 'early' but they are few and far between.
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   Old Thread  #2 8 Sept 2021 at 1.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You just need to look @ the activity from scammers on FB to understand the 100 post rule buddy.
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   Old Thread  #1 8 Sept 2021 at 12.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Why is the post count so high before you can access the classified section?
I understand that you wouldn't want people joining the forum just to try to sell their gear but 100 posts seems excessive, especially for a buyer. As a relative newbie there's plenty of gear I need (want!) to buy and the forum classifieds would seem like the ideal place to look but by the time I get to 100 'meaningful' posts I'll probably have acquired it all elsewhere!
Wouldn't 20 posts still be a deterrent to the casual seller but achievable for genuine new members?

Just my 2ps worth


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