I have cans of spam for sale at LOW LOW discount prices.
That leeching on a community bugs me.
Def: I've been a member of a few forums, and whilst I'm very much a newbie round these parts it's a nice place to be. Being able to post links is good, the lack of shameless selfish advertising posts is good and keeping the site ads round the edges where they can be seen but don't get in the way is great. I've completely left one forum I was a member of for years because some new owners started putting Skimlinks ads round the place. They really are the work of the devil
That is actually in place already, although it isn't enforced- more of an honor system thing. It is completely voluntary as I'm not interested in shaking down members for spare cash.DefSent from a digital multitool
This is the best forum on the net due to the quality (not quantity) of the members here. As such there's no place for freeloding scroats who just want to use this place as a stepping stone for their own ends. Whilst not everyone can help support this place financially every month, many many others enrich this place with their posts, opinions, humour and friendship. There's bigger and more lucrative social frameworks on the net, but at the cost of honesty, integrity, and warmth, and I've not found a better one or anywhere I'd rather hang out
I was quite surprised when I saw someone's first post the other day on the for sale section. No hello, no kiss on the cheek, just straight to the business. Some of the forums I have been on in the past require a minimum post count to use the selling section. It helps avoid being treated like a free classified ad site.I know I was nearly as bad with my first post being a question, but at least I was just after info not cash.
Yes, I tend to point them in the direction of the new members forum to post an intro Either they do or don't get the point of that, and MTO members will choose whether to deal with them or not. Personally I would never buy or sell anything to someone who had just turned up with something like that as a first post.