There are other forums with similar rules regarding being able to view and participate in their Classifieds. I'll never be able to, since most of their discussions are about inane AR/glock crap. 🤪
There's a Politics and Reality Check sub forum? Who knew?#1, The Classifieds § change.
ROE #1 Posting a thread
A minimum of 50 posts are required before you can see a post or thread in the PX/BX sections.
Note, No one or two word posts to increase your post count, if found they will be deleted and maybe a trip to Banned Camp. I'm sending 1-2 members a day to Banned Camp for being a Scammer right out of the blocks.
#2, After serval years of members asking to look behind the curtains, with the secret handshake and special Ring decoder... All Forum Members should be able to see the Politics and Reality Check §'s with >50 posts/threads.
The software happened this afternoon.
Appreciate the improvements. Thank you!Hi Everyone -
Many here will have different perspectives on the new post requirement; however, many have no idea how many scammers try to influence and rip-off our good members everyday. As one of the moderators (after doing my real job each day) I spend unbelievable amounts of time finding and banning scammers mostly late in the evening. In the past, anyone could go to the classifieds and start a post regardless of post count. We had to monitor each post to ensure compliance to the old 30 post count requirement and in many cases transactions took place before the moderators could take action and in many cases our members were scammed and financially impacted.
There is no doubt that if a new member comes aboard and settles into the forum, participates, becomes involved and contributes; the chance of being a scammer is exponentially reduced.
Changes had to be made! Most folks here would make a change if their M14 shot 10 inches to the right, or if you tried something 10 times and you failed you would make a change or if you banged you head against the wall and it really hurt - well maybe you would do something different (what was in place here was not effective).
Lastly, remember the moderators do not make (and can’t make program code changes) we have to rely on the owners (technical staff) as they control the code base and changes ultimately. So you may have simple ideas that could help with the scammers, but running those changes up and getting them implemented takes time and sometimes are not approved.
For those of you that have been around a long time, are good members and do not have 50 posts this may be viewed as negative, but you can participate and get to the required post count. If you leave the forum just due to this change then that is a shame! just actively participate and get to the minimum.
Lastly - remember the moderator staff is a volunteer group and all we want is a good forum for the members. Although this may inconvenience some, I believe this change will help protect our members. I have worked with many members that had financial losses and it is very frustrating when scammers get through and win!
Below is a post that I made a while back in the General Announcements forum which is a good reminder regarding scammers Since we are discussing this topic.
Hi Everyone, I just wanted to send out a general announcement and remind everyone to be very diligent with any transaction you conduct from being contacted from a Want to Buy add you might post or transactions in the PX/BX etc. We always have “Bad Guys” try to infiltrate our great forum and...www.m14forum.com
Thanks - M1Army
There are a lot more forums here (62 not counting the Classified §'s and 2.2 million posts) to read and post in than just M14/M1A. I am sure you will find things that you have interest in and can share knowledge.I find this very unfortunate. I came here to soak in knowledge and yes to make purchases. As you can see, my post count is indeed LOW. It's not because I'm a scammer or anything negative. It's because, in my opinion, I still have very little to offer regarding M1A and M14 rifles. I have learned much, but been able to contribute practically nothing that isn't stated by others. Now I need to either make practically useless but honest posts to use one of the forums' most usefull benefits, be okay with not using PX for well over a decade, or just stop using this site and rely solely on the few people I have developed relationships with off-forum. In full disclosure, I'll be choosing option 1 for now. I don't intend to poo post, but I acknowledge that my posts won't be as useful as most.