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Albert Round12/07/2018 10:44:17
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as a subscriber to model engineer for many years why do I need to make a number of posts to the forum before I can access details of an item for sale in the classifieds this seems crazy to me .

Al Round .

Neil Wyatt12/07/2018 16:00:46
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Hello Albert,

The classified are meant as a benefit for our community of regular forum users. Subscribers get the benefit of the free adverts in the magazines.

Also, the online ads have suffered abuses in the past so we need people to make a few postings to prove they are genuine before they can see the details of advertisers.

Make another post and you should start to get access.


Albert Round13/07/2018 11:25:20
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Thank you Neil for your reply. I fully understand the the trouble with online abuse, whilst I always read forum posts to pick up tips and information I tend to be the old school "Hear all, See all, Say nowt." at the upper end of eighty's this modern computer thingy seems a bit daunting to dabble with given time I suppose like my Mobile phone I will Get used to It..


Tony Beukes21/10/2018 12:44:24
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Hi I am a new member and also find it frustrating that I am unable to see the contact details in the classified. More frustrating as I am not yet comfortable enough to participate in any of the conversations without making a nuisance of myself simply to make a posting to get access to the contact details.Hopefully this counts towards the few postings.

Roy Vaughn23/10/2018 16:43:16
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I see I'm not the only one frustrated by this rule. I have what someone wants but no way to tell them; maybe this posting will unlock the gate?

Neil Wyatt23/10/2018 17:00:06
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HI both.

The prime purpose of the classifieds is to benefit forum users as a marketplace.

Our requirement for a few postings to gain access helps us reduce abuses of the system, and I'm afraid we have to put protection of our regular users above convenience for people who don't participate.

Tony - no-one should be afraid to participate - there are no stupid questions if you don't know the answer and everyone has something to offer.


Derek Lane 223/10/2018 17:08:54
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i may not make many posts but do understand the reasons for the rule about how many posts before being able to use the classified, and in the same vain can also understand those that have stuff which is relevant to this hobby not being able to post for sale especially if they no longer follow the or take part in using their equipment.

The only thing that i do get a little frustrated with is the picture posted can not be enlarged to get a proper look at the item or those that choose not to even bother with posting a photo in the first place.

But then as a newbie here should I really be allowed to complain

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