I’d say there are a lot of people on here like me who had a self-imposed rule to not buy from people with really low post counts anyway. I fully support the change and appreciate what the moderators do.
Wish there was another way. I've bought and sold plenty here and AT, but now I can't because my post count is to low as I don't post much otherwise. Have you thought of going to a feedback system like AT uses?
I kind of agree with renagade. I'm not as vocal as most but have bought >10 items on here in the last month planning for an upcoming trip. I read a lot of the information and appreciative of the post, often times there are people much more knowledgeable than me who are contributing to a subject. I appreciate the effort to make it a safe place but with min 25 posts, I would still likely be needing to read their posts anyway to evaluate. Also, doesnt solve the problem of PM's from WTB adds.
I would feel much more secure about sending money to someone with peer reviews. If 5 members (each with their own posts and history) review someone), that gives me much more confidence than 25 arbitrary posts. I buy and sell a lot on Gunbroker and feel the peer reviewed system greatly cuts down on the fraud. Maybe its a combination of both? Just options
Again thanks for the effort but just a suggestion. and +1 post haha
Twenty five post minimum does very little to dissuade scammers.
Although not foolproof,I would suggest some type of transaction rating system,
implemented by many gun/outdoor forums nowadays,in order to somewhat protect
members. If you can have post thanks/likes which are kind of useless, why not have the rating system.
Easy, it’s shown in full site mode right next to each subforum. And Yes, classifieds is the largest by far. But as I said above, I’ll take it all half the size it is now if we can make it harder for scammers to take advantage of our members.
The forums and articles drive the classifieds imo. What moves quick and how to price something I bet is highly influenced by what’s popular in the sub forums. For example selling tree stands, scent lock, UA, daypacks will probably move a lot faster on sites geared toward those uses. People flock here for western hunting hunting gear and the overall forum traffic is highly more active than others.