Dear Wetpixel community,
I am trying out a new policy for posts in the Classifieds forum.
It now requires a minimum of three posts (in any of the other forums) before members can post for sale ads or respond to posts in the forum.
There are two reasons for this:
1. Wetpixel is a vibrant community of individuals that willingly and selflessly share their experiences and knowledge. The Classifieds section is there for members of our community to recycle their used gear.
We welcome new members to our community but we do not want to become simply a cheap way for people to sell used gear.
2. Practically, Wetpixel is a very safe way to buy and sell, with thousands of mutually beneficial transactions. However, like all online communities, there are those that seek to defraud people via fraudulent transactions.
Hopefully, requiring a number of posts prior to allowing interactions on the Classifieds forum will increase the security of transactions, and allow buyers/sellers to formulate better opinions about their prospective buyers/sellers.
I am relatively open-minded about this new policy and will assess it and revise as appropriate. Please feel free to add any opinions to this thread` too.