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    Yee-Hah !! Great news,,thanks Bruno,,, got the Pinaud rolling in by the truck load !!

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    As long as the stuff being sold has an accurate description I don't see a problem with this.
    I realize the new guys are most at risk here because they aren't as familiar with the gear as the old but surely 20 posts more or less isn't going to make them a genius either.
    We all know who sells the good stuff and that wont stop anytime soon, maybe a better rating system can be put in place so the newbies can identify more of a sure thing rather than taking risks with unknown sellers. The old guys however wont have a problem and might just pull the trigger on good restore opportunities as they fix and hone their own stuff. More stuff can be more fun. Worth a try what can happen? You can always change the rules back if its a disaster but i don't think it will be.
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    You still need to be a member here to post ads, and need a bare minimum of posts.
    The classifieds at this moment is a very dormant, very low traffic compared to the old BST forum. There were many hoops to jump through, making it impossible for many members to sell things. Under the old rules, it was not allowed for beginning restorers to move restored razors in the classifieds. And you needed x posts over y months.

    We may experience growing pains, that is true. But the alternative was simply keep the classifieds from growing and becoming fun again. That's kinda like smothering a baby with a pillow to avoid the 'terrible twos'. Issues may crop up, and we will have to deal with them. And if things really derail, we can change our opinion again. This is not politics after all

    The alternative to opening our classifieds is to simply continue pushing all those people to ebay and tell newbies to fend for themselves so that we don't have to deal with the issues that come from having a more active classifieds. Because that is the situation we are currently having.
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    I agree with Bruno in much of this. Our classifieds used to have greater traffic and its of deals. As for the old rules of number of posts, all you had to do was regularly submit SOTD pictures and you were golden. There have been members here in the past and that is all they did SOTD, so it was to the letter of the rules but not the spirit. I think the old rules had intended to encourage people to contribute and be active on the forum. Apparently it was too much to ask. I think change is good and if the changes turn out to be too much, that can be adjusted too. I have been active on the forum and both as a buyer and a seller on the classifieds.
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    think not a good idea te remove the restrictions, there must be some rules.

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    You still need to post accurate descriptions and pics, and you cannot sell junk.
    What more rules do you need?

    On top of those, adding more rules is not about the quality of the ads but being more picky about who we think should be allowed to sell and who shouldn't. That doesn't add more value to the site. And with the rules as they were, the classifieds was just dying a slow death.
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    Well said a vibrant trade hub takes nothing away from the discourse here but may in fact bring more razor fans here. See how it goes.
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    Even though I have never used them,I guess time will tell. I always thought of SRP classifieds as zero tolerance to snake oil salesman ship and a chance should be given at least to the new way.So let the chips fall as they may. Cheers and good hunting to all.
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    The quality of one's work and product offerings should be able to be supported by their feedback reviews, one would think. Will this also apply to the members services honing page? The ADs get deleted after a period of time. Thank you SRP for offering this to members.
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    From the day I signed in here I said the classified rules were ridiculous, glad you changed up to MAN rules, Thanks.

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