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    Hi
    I was curious about a Buy and Sell section?
    What do you think?

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    If others feel the forum is large enough, I'll add that section.

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    Buy and sell can work, but everything has to be totally above board. I have seen where someone misunderstands something and hard feeling sour the forum. Other forums allow posting of 'now on ebay' announcements since it then takes it to a regulated ecommerce site. So I am on the fence reflecting my non-practicing agnostic decision making.
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    Could be interesting.

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    I would say..Why not?
    Sounds like a good idea to me
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    Maybe have a section where you can put your links to imagekind or other third party sellers?

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    sounds like a good idea to me. I'm sure that we can all be mature

    (at least about that).

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    I'm not so sure it's a good idea...might lead to more spamming and people getting on here just to post ads instead of look and comment on photos.

    But hey that's me and my
    I probably wouldn't use it or go to this section.
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    In the forums I run on my websites the For Sale sections have always created issues. Naming flaming or derailing of someone sale. arguments followed. Over the years I've found the best method was to have the For Sale section closed to comments. A member puts up there item(s) as normal but nobody but them can reply in the thread. This means to respond to an advert in the For Sale section the members have to use whatever method is provided by the author or use the PM's. In this way it avoids a lot of hassles.

    Having said that, my 'audience' to my websites is probably very different to the people attracted to this site. I'm sure we'd see a lot more maturity here than I have to deal with on my sites. There's also less members here at present so that's probably a factor also.

    What we do have is people registering only to sell something to be never heard from again. We thought about making them have x amount of posts first etc but really what's the point? They'd only get in and make useless comments to fill their quota and qualify to sell anyhow.

    In the end, the For Sale sections (I call them Trading Posts with For Sale and Wanted to Buy sections within) to be very important features on my sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg_Nuspel View Post
    Buy and sell can work, but everything has to be totally above board. I have seen where someone misunderstands something and hard feeling sour the forum. Other forums allow posting of 'now on ebay' announcements since it then takes it to a regulated ecommerce site. So I am on the fence reflecting my non-practicing agnostic decision making.

    I like Greg's idea.

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