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    Access to classified sections for new members

    I am wondering if there is any mechanism available to new members that would expedite access to the classified section. I respect the role that the 30 day probationary period plays in preventing spam and other nefarious actors from utilizing this resource. I also think it would be possible to achieve this outcome in a way that provide upstanding members of society access to this resource. In my case, I am trying to conduct market research into the value of a particular large format camera before I purchase it. This camera (a Wehman) is relatively uncommon and ebay and other markets do not have any data.

    Perhaps allowing viewing of existing threads without allowing posting or replies would suffice? Or perhaps a if someone were to be able to demonstrate that they are a publicly accountable professional with avenues for recourse, that would also mitigate any risk to this community?

    Thanks for your consideration.

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    Re: Access to classified sections for new members

    If you’re lucky, you’ll live to 90. What’s 30 days? :-)
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    Re: Access to classified sections for new members

    Now that’s perspective!

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    Re: Access to classified sections for new members

    From what I have seen its pretty much a sellers market with the Wehman camera, It probably won't be on the market long enough for much research.
    It's really a matter of what the camera is worth to you, if it's the brand you want to use. As you are finding out they are not available often.

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    Re: Access to classified sections for new members

    Quote Originally Posted by akoltek View Post
    I am wondering if there is any mechanism available to new members that would expedite access to the classified section.
    Sorry, but the answer is no.

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    Re: Access to classified sections for new members

    Would make sense to allow access while restricting listing "for sale" items. Some have signed up for the opportunity to look for gear. Why restrict them?
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    Re: Access to classified sections for new members

    No, Oren is boss and I agree with his policies.
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    Re: Access to classified sections for new members

    Quote Originally Posted by Willie View Post
    Would make sense to allow access while restricting listing "for sale" items. Some have signed up for the opportunity to look for gear. Why restrict them?
    Among other things, the 30-day waiting period allows the new member to participate in discussions, which allows others to determine whether they want to do business with them.

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    Re: Access to classified sections for new members

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    No, Oren is boss and I agree with his policies.
    Oren is the most active moderator, but policies are determined by a consensus between the three of us, plus the owner, when appropriate.

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    Re: Access to classified sections for new members

    Yes I know you are a team and this is not a democracy

    There are already enough people trying to beat the system

    IMHO

    I'm out

    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Barker View Post
    Oren is the most active moderator, but policies are determined by a consensus between the three of us, plus the owner, when appropriate.
    Last edited by Tin Can; 28-Jan-2020 at 07:53. Reason: out
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