Surprisingly, a lot of forums on the internet implement this rule than you may think.himelolita wrote:I am really upset by how new users cannot buy items from this forum until 30 days and 50 posts. I do not understand how any of that would make you a more reliable buyer and seller. I think that you should be able to send a mod a link to your ebay/other sites feedback and that THIS would make you reliable, not how many posts you have made. I have gotten intolerant responses when I tried to buy things, and I just don't think that this rule is fair at all. Well, thats just my 2 cents, thanks for reading.
With no rule like this, scammers have an infinite amount of times they can come onto the board with 0 posts, sell something and run off with people's money. New buyers can put an infinite amount of items "on hold" and run off, not even bothering to pay or let the seller know. Other members can just abuse the no rule forum by buying and selling. Nothing else, not even a hello. Someone who is notorious for bad feedback on one site, may have glowing feedback on another. So giving a Moderator a link to feedback isn't as accurate as previously thought.
The whole purpose of these rules is to encourage a community environment. To get people talking. To get people to know each other. There are hundreds of girls on this forum who know each other by their real names and meet regularly in real life. If you want a place where you can buy things off the bat, with no friendly or community spirit, you can always use Ebay.
Besides, 30 days pass quickly, as is 50 posts a perfectly reasonable requirement to be able to use the A&P.