Our apologies for the stream of consciousness moderating on this, but we're changing things up again
The previous 25 post rule to post in Peddler Talk was a good start, but a number of users accurately pointed out its flaws, so we went back to the drawing board.
There have been two problems pop up recently on the Peddler Talk forums:
1. Scammers who register only to post ads in an effort to defraud BeechTalk users
2. Legitimate sellers who register on BeechTalk only to sell things, but never contribute in any way to the forum community
We believe our new solution should fix both of these issues.
From this point forward, in order to post an ad in the Peddler Talk forums, you must be an active
user of BeechTalk. How does one become an active user?
By doing all the things people do on forums... posting, reading, and engaging in all the ways possible within this community.
We're not going to give away the secret sauce, but suffice to say that it's very easy under these new rules to be considered "active", but not so easy that one can do it in an hour (or even a day). It will take legitimate effort, or hopefully, a real desire to fit in here and contribute to this community.How do you know if you're an active user?
The "New Topic" button will appear for you in the Peddler Talk section. If it's not there, the board doesn't consider you active enough (yet
).What if I can't make time to be an active member?
If you're a legitimate seller and you don't want to make the effort to be an active member, we have another solution. You can support this forum another way: by paying $50 to post your Peddler Talk ad. Once payment is received (with address verification to ward off scammers) we will flip the switch for you to post a personal
ad. Please note that commercial and/or brokered sales must still be made by BeechTalk Sponsors--if you're interested in Sponsorship, please see the Advertise link in the red bar above.
We hope this will clear up the recent confusion over this issue, and thanks for your patience while we sorted things out.