The classifieds on this forum populate to riverofguns.com giving national reach then when folks try to connect with members to possibly buy the things they’ve advertised, they can’t reach them. Then, when moderators ping the new member for a scolding, that conversation is closed to replies.
This was posted in the 50 post thread and I went to the site listed. They apparently have scrapped INGO ads and display them and a click on the ad takes one to INGO where there is just an ad for the item. There is no other info on that page. I get the posters complaint.
It could be helpful if there was a disclaimer at the bottom of the ads that inform that membership with 50 posts is required, or site supporter status to inquire about the ads. After following this rabbit trail I do see why some would be aggravated, saw an ad for something they wanted, clicked over too INGO, says must be logged in or registered to reply to the ad, registers, then reply does not work, digs around and finds out the rules and is really frustrated.
Shouldnt they know what is necessary to reply to ads when they start? Not go step by step just to find out the actual rules?