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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 are still upset, 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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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...
 

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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)
 

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My two cents worth is.... I live in the Philippines.... Where posting to sell items might not even be allowed or possible. I gained a lot of learnings here in over 60+ posts to date. I supported and paid the subscription today. It's well worth beyond what I paid for as long as you ask the right questions using common sense and not suggest dangerous ones leading to a accident waiting to happen:)

Thanks to help for all my questions.
 

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The good news is that the new guys can still buy!!! :)

BTW, I have learned so much just in the past few months. Well worth the time spent skimming over threads.
 

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Bravo SG! Love that someone else in the word respects rules, abides by them and expects others to do so. We all agreed to the Forums rules upon signing up so any argument is MOOT!
 

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Thank You Sir, I was a little anxious to be here and didn't see the requirements for posting on classifieds! Know the rules now and appreciate the system. If it works, why alter it!
 

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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)
Same same. Couldn't agree more. I've easily saved 20 years worth of dues from kind wisdom here that helped me find the right component or do the correct modification the first time.
 

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"This is the way the board is run and it's not changing anytime soon."

Thanks, Straightgrain. The community that thrives here as a result of the rules is priceless, and I hope it doesn't change anytime soon or anytime later...
 

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Many thanks SG and other mods. This has been a very valuable, though costly forum for me. Joined early this year when researching possible new gun purchase. Have added ten HK pistols since then (USP 45T,45, 45c, 9, two 9c, P30ls 9, Hk 45T, Hk45c, P7psp). A former Bullseye competitor I did not believe a stock pistol could be as accurate as a custom 1911. Now I am an HK believer. The quality of this forum and reliability of the Markrtplace is excellent. Keep up the good work!!
 

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Ditto Grandrover's remarks.
The wealth of knowledge available here is outstanding, and the moderators have to be diligent to watch dawg the threads.
appreciate.
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