This happens regularly and we seem to have a wave of folks who really do not want to take the time to read the rules or learn how things work around here. So it's time for straightgrain's semi-regular screed on selling expectations on HKPRO.
We are one of the most tightly moderated gun forums on the Internet. This is because it is first and foremost an information exchange. The Marketplace function is secondary. By keeping it this way, we insure that we keep the drive-by's and scammers to a minimum.
We have a post count minimum for selling. it's 51 posts. We also have a requirement that you not "sandbag" your post count with meaningless drivel just so you can get to the selling threshold. By keeping it this way, we insure that we keep the drive-by's and scammers to a minimum.
We also have a time component. You cannot run your posts up all at once and get "promoted." By keeping it this way, we insure that we keep the drive-by's and scammers to a minimum.
We also have a rather large problem with folks who do the two things above and then shoot off a PM to a mod or admin asking why they cannot post a WTS ad. Invariably, the user is investigated, their posts eliminated or counts reduced and then told that they are not following the rules. By keeping it this way, we insure that we keep the drive-by's and scammers to a minimum.
If you do not want to deal with our silly little requirements, then buy a Premium Membership and you can bypass this. If not, do not send us a screed about free speech and how we are overbearing Nazis. It's a private board and you agreed to the rules when you signed up. This is the way the board is run and it's not changing anytime soon.
America is all about Speed. Hot, Nasty, Bad-ass Speed! ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
And I hope it doesn't change, ever!
Wish I had a "clapping guy" picture.
If someone sent me a message complaining about free speech and being a nazi I'd say "My house, my rules." and show'em the door.
I don't "run" my guns or "run" anything on them. Likewise, none of my guns are "platforms". I hold them up, not the other way around.
Nope. Bending the rules for one means bending them for all... and then the rules do not address the need. And "posting a bunch of crap" to meet the minimum post requirement is against the rules, as well.
Well said sir. What is the price for premium membership? I am unable to see it or sign up via tapatalk.
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There's a link for signing up just below the logo up top. It's about $30...
Well worth every penny, straightgrain. I have gotten more than $30 worth of help and advice out of this forum in one month. I would gladly pay more (and am very happy to support such a well opperated website). Hope deisel is doing okay, BTW. And who knows, someday I may sell something, but I doubt it. I am a buyer only. After all, who would sell one of their own children??? (Don't answer that)
My beautiful wife, the first love of my life, my guns second. Or as she calls them, my second wife.