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for those who have been members for over 30 days
« on: January 03, 2012, 07:27:38 PM »
we can't the forum hasn't been going that long...
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Re: for those who have been members for over 30 days
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2012, 07:46:00 PM »
We realise our forum rules do not currently allow anyone to use the 'For Sale' sections yet (as no-one has cleared their 30 day membership requirements), but the reason the sections are visible is so people can at least see there will be a usable sales section available on the Planet soon.

The 30/30 rule we are implementing was VERY popular with members of the AGU, as it helped people to get a feel for other people before choosing to enter in a deal/contract with someone.

It must have worked, as it deterred those who would only join a forum just to milk free advertising of their stuff in the sales sections, and we therefore had an excellent record of deals being competed without incident.

When the admin on the AGU chose to remove the 30/30 rule, it was detrimental to the membership, and the forum, as we then had a raft of scammers join in an attempt to rip people off through use of the Sales section.

As we on the Planet don't want to see our members scammed, ripped off, or out of pocket, we have choosen to apply the same rules which have been proven to be both popular and effective in the past.

Hope that explains things satisfactorily kimh.  ;)

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Re: for those who have been members for over 30 days
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2012, 09:56:46 PM »
its a good rule
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Re: for those who have been members for over 30 days
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2012, 11:56:23 PM »
i agree with gareth about the 30/30 rule agu did do well on the no scam front until the rule was removed then all and sundry joined just to sell and scam :( if you think that you may miss out on something some people sell on other forums that you maybe member of ;) i look at it this way if something is ment for you then you will end up finding it ;) :) i laugh at people at car boots running round like they might miss out on someate :( if your ment to have it it will still be there when you get there ;):) i was at one when i saw this guy walking round like he had a flea up his harris i see him at a stall 10 mins later that i stopped at and he was hagling about a price so i let it go for a while then seen he was humming and haing i said to the seller i'll give you the 5 for it sold to me ;) i now got a 60+ socket set ;):):)
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Re: for those who have been members for over 30 days
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2012, 01:03:31 AM »
I think it's a fair rule, personally I wouldn't send any money to anyone with a low post count anyway but at least this way stops people joining purely to offload something which I have seen on other forums in the past.
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Re: for those who have been members for over 30 days
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2012, 01:21:27 PM »
I agree with the 30/30 rule, but the sales section should have not been advertised, it should of said that in  30 days from the inauguration of this forum there will be a full classified section available...

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Re: for those who have been members for over 30 days
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2012, 01:49:47 PM »
But just think how good it will feel when you can use it kimh?

It'll be just like eventually getting to snogging that Girl you have lusted after for ages................well, sort of!!!!

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Re: for those who have been members for over 30 days
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2012, 02:10:06 PM »
I ready baby...



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Re: for those who have been members for over 30 days
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2012, 02:11:35 PM »
YUK!!!!  :-\

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Re: for those who have been members for over 30 days
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2012, 02:17:24 PM »
Just to clarify - not all AGU Admin were behind the removal of the 30/30 rule.
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