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So, I've been a member of this site for a while and have indeed engaged some of the traders on this site, spent a good few pounds actually. I'm not one to participate in the forums because I am too busy - I just drive my car every day and look on here when I need some expert guidance.

I have decided after 5 years to sell the car and imagined this would be a good site for offering it to the right audience. However, you have this 50-post qualifier because apparently you can't stop fraudulent posts on your site.
I could of course go off and write 50 banal posts then, provided you don't have some 'post quality rating algorithm' running, post my add but why should that be necessary?

This rule makes little sense to me and whatever you may be trying to achieve, the end result could be that your enthusiastic audience are deprived of seeing what is available on the market and my car ends up getting traded-in cheap for a BMW and/or scrapped.
 

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Gaz. Just because you registered years ago doesn't make you trustworthy. Your car might be the nicest in the UK but you've never chosen to share it or participate in the forums, so in our eyes you are no different from a newbie

plenty of our established members have been conned by newbies and we can generally spot post bumping for the sake of it

sorry you don't agree with the rule but it's there for a reason, automated or not

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This kind of continually annoys me.
I've listed below, some of the reasons why. I agree totally with the 50 post rule, infact i think we should be a lot more strict with our registering of members etc....anyhoo

1. The 50 rule post works both ways. It gives a little protection for long standing members to buy bits
2. It gives new members an opportunity to actually be a member of a very upstanding community and not just another keyboard crook.
3. By reviewing the last 50 posts of a newbie, we can at least ascertain whether they are reasonably ligit, and not just a off the cuff trader or dodgy dealer trying to offload some parts
4. Being a long term member, and still under 50 posts would indicate to me that even if the guy/gal did 'enjoy driving their car everyday' , they obviously can't be arsed to actually turn up to an event or contribute in some way, yet feel quite happy to indulge in the plethora of info provided here.
5. Ebay or autotrader have big audiances for selling a car or parts so why not just do that?? surely after all this time (1 year plus) and no contribution to club events or ongoing topics you suddenly want to captivate an audiance for your wares??

This isn't aimed at you in particular Gazza, just sometimes this gets a little tedious to explain. Probably more so for the people that actually know what efforts go on behind the scenes to make this register as useful and good as it is.
 

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Mook,
Thanks for taking the time to explain - I can see the reasoning behind the rule.

My problem is I'm not likely to get past this restriction which by default defines me as untrustworthy.
I bought the car because I wanted to drive a Skyline - not because I wanted to socialise on a forum. It's nothing personal - apart from not having anything of a technical nature to contribute, I rarely do forums because I don't have time. The same applies when it comes to attending local meets. I didn't even realise this club existed until I bumped into a local rep in the car park of Staples and we acknowledged each other's cars.

I just get on with my business and drive my car. Rather than trying to con anyone, I was just trying to let my car go for a fair commercial exchange to someone who would look after it.

Can this thread be deleted now? It's wasting time.
 

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And that local rep you spoke to was me. If i remember correctly, i even invited you to a local Pub meet. Small world isn't it...lol
 

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Yes, Paul, the Robin Hood - Sunday mornings I think.
Sorry I never turned up - without going into life stories it was just not possible. For the same reason I never get to take my guitar to jam nights these days.
It's a drag but it is what it is.
 

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Must admit the 50 post rule bothers me.

Not sure why there is any need to turn up to events and post loads of comments on a site to prove your 'legitimate'.

There is no legal or real protection from doing so anyway it is really just a rule to make people 'feel' comfortable. I would suggest such feeling should be based on fact, an inspection of the item for sale and an agreement between the parties.

Ultimately if your selling something, especially a car, the buyer and seller should both do their homework and come to a suitable arrangement.

If the car looks moody don't buy it, if the buyer looks shady don't deal with the person.

Unless the club are offering some kind of insurance/protection the rule offers little value as posting on the internet is totally free to anyone with an email address and therefore hardly difficult for someone to make the goal post of 50 posts.
 

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The more posts you do spinner the more people can get to know what you are like. Its not protection but it helps to judge character.

from your last post we know you like to moan for example?

only 6 more to go for you
 

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The more posts you do spinner the more people can get to know what you are like. Its not protection but it helps to judge character.

from your last post we know you like to moan for example?

only 6 more to go for you
Who cares what the person is like you will be driving the car,

smashing bloke but a lazy sod..the paint work is flat and the car is a box of rust
 

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I have no idea what your car is like, my comment was a light hearted jibe at the other post.

In my opinion the 50 post rule shows a commitment to the site and it's not hard to write 50 posts, you can't really tell what someone is like from a few comments which can easilly be tailored to get people 'on side'.

What matters most is the item for sale.

For what it's worth I think the rule should be 100 posts.
 
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