Guys and Gals....as all or most of you know, OGR spends a lot of time with the problems that come up on the for sale/trade category. The biggest problem is folks just don't read the rules which are plainly spelled out within the featured topics in that category. Then we have folks that try to circumvent the rules through various "clever" posts and re-posts, deletions, etc. OGR provides the for sale/trade category as a free service to the members and is happy to do so but it seems folks just can't help themselves...they either don't read the rules or they know the rules but just have to make a comment or post a question. Part of this is the fault of some sellers that do not post an email in their profile so that buyers can contact them. All of this results in the staff at OGR spending many hours per week fixing, editing, deleting, emailing, .... you name it .... all of the multitude of alerts and reports we get concerning violations on the for sale/trade board. This is costing literally thousands of dollars of valuable time that should be used for more productive endeavors with regards to the magazine.
So....OGR is going to make some changes to the rules over the next week or so....the final new list of rules will be available within the featured topics in that forum no later than next week as it may be updated on a day to day basis as we implement the changes so check it out regularly. Eventually, we may consider a listing fee for each new thread a seller creates which seems to be the only way we can control sellers who either bump or copy and then delete a few day old listing only to re-list it again. In the meantime, all for sale listings will be closed once a seller posts it. If you as a seller do not provide a way to be contacted, then please realize that your listing is pretty much worthless at that point....so make sure you have your contact email in your profile.