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kasala
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · 25 post requirement to sell.


I've had a Upload and Sell membership a couple of times and have sold a number of items on here however now we are required to have 25 posts before we can even sign up.

This has a negative impact on those of us looking to sell but aren't active in the forums and if anything is going to cause a large volume of frivolous posts in the boards by people looking to reach 25 posts. I foresee lots of "that's cool" and "awesome" comments on many posts simply for the sake of reaching that 25 post minimum.

Was there no way to 'grandfather' those of us who have already had memberships and sold? And why place this restriction on accounts?



Feb 27, 2014 at 06:46 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · 25 post requirement to sell.


I'm in the same situation -- its very frustrating. I read the forums a lot and have used the Upload and Sell membership on and off for several years (when it was free even), but I don't have 25 posts so I can't renew my membership with expired at the end of last year.

I guess the other approach is to just blast a bunch of posts in forums to get to 25...



Feb 27, 2014 at 08:44 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · 25 post requirement to sell.


hehe, you're lucky Fred hasn't set the criterion at 25 "meaningful" posts.


Feb 27, 2014 at 08:49 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · 25 post requirement to sell.


anthonysemone wrote:
hehe, you're lucky Fred hasn't set the criterion at 25 "meaningful" posts.


I'm a member of another forum, and any one line response is automatically flagged and a warning issued, with subsequent infractions resulting in the member being banned.




Feb 27, 2014 at 09:15 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · 25 post requirement to sell.


I think Fred did this to protect us all. There have been too many newbies who are scam artists. I think that if you don't want to participate in the community,
then perhaps you should use ebay or another forum.



Feb 27, 2014 at 10:45 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · 25 post requirement to sell.


It's pretty blatant when someone blasts out 25 posts just to meet the requirement. There is a reseller here who had well over 400 feedbacks but recently got several negative feedbacks. He has since opened a new account and posted 25 times so he could buy and sell under his new account. I found it amusing because I had never seen him post outside of B/S forum before. If you have been around FM for a while and pay a little a attention, you'll notice a lot .


Feb 27, 2014 at 11:14 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · 25 post requirement to sell.


Sounds like a good idea to me.


Feb 27, 2014 at 11:49 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · 25 post requirement to sell.


Mitesh, so who is this guy? and what's his former and current username so we can avoid him?


Feb 28, 2014 at 12:03 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · 25 post requirement to sell.


anthonysemone wrote:
hehe, you're lucky Fred hasn't set the criterion at 25 "meaningful" posts.


I wouldn't feel good about that though -- oh well here is another one. :-)

There are too many forums and too little time. I'm on dpreview and with an new X100S and X-T1 on Fuji X forums too...

Do appreciate this site though and the work Fred has done. The lens reviews are always one of the first places I go the next time I have some cash to spend on a lens...



Feb 28, 2014 at 02:36 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · 25 post requirement to sell.


The 25 posts is a great. There should also be a waiting period of x days before a new member can sell.


Feb 28, 2014 at 08:07 AM
 

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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · 25 post requirement to sell.


I would like it if new members can't respond to "Wanted" listings until 25 posts too.


Feb 28, 2014 at 03:39 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · 25 post requirement to sell.


Just go into the photo critique or any of the other threads filled with images. Most comments are just "wow great shot" anyways.


Feb 28, 2014 at 04:16 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · 25 post requirement to sell.


Shield wrote:
I would like it if new members can't respond to "Wanted" listings until 25 posts too.


That's a good idea.



Feb 28, 2014 at 05:47 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · 25 post requirement to sell.


I was just scammed out of $3500 by a newbie scam artist called "flasher 77". It was my fault for trusting the person in the first place. I will never make that mistake again. Luckily PayPal took care of me.


Feb 28, 2014 at 06:54 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · 25 post requirement to sell.


Fred Miranda wrote:
That's a good idea.


I totally agree. That's how I was scammed recently by flasher77.



Feb 28, 2014 at 06:56 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · 25 post requirement to sell.


Shield wrote:
I would like it if new members can't respond to "Wanted" listings until 25 posts too.


+1



Feb 28, 2014 at 07:33 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · 25 post requirement to sell.


Brett Braden wrote:
I totally agree. That's how I was scammed recently by flasher77.


I'm writing this code right now...



Feb 28, 2014 at 09:19 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · 25 post requirement to sell.


Thanks! I love this website.


Feb 28, 2014 at 09:38 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · 25 post requirement to sell.


Our B&S forum is a powerful tool and a very helpful one to many photographers that need to buy and sell quickly amongst reputable members. I'm all for Fred doing what he sees needed to try to keep the influx of scammers minimized.

There seems to be a tremendous amount of work for Fred chasing these criminals too.

I'd like to see a 'tip jar' where if wanted to we could donate a token $ to support the B&S forum or support a charity or several charities

Thanks Fred for your efforts in the B&S forum, I know it's not easy and you do your darn best in our best interest
Karl



Feb 28, 2014 at 10:03 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · 25 post requirement to sell.


Brett Braden wrote:
Thanks! I love this website.


Best photo site on the net.



Feb 28, 2014 at 10:23 PM
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