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Old 09-17-2016, 08:29 PM
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Default Where have the classifieds gone? :(

Im sure Im just being dense but I can't seem to find the classifieds. Can someone point me in the right direction?

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Old 09-17-2016, 08:33 PM
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I can see it fine...Just click on the big Dendroboard logo in the front left corner of your screen (which is important, because the site sometimes takes you to a "New Posts" page instead of the homepage). That should take you to the main Forums page. Just scroll down until you see the "Marketplace" category, and there will be multiple Classifieds options beneath it.
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Old 09-17-2016, 09:18 PM
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Default Re: Where have the classifieds gone? :(

Because of the issues we've had with multiple scammers contacting folks who post "Want Ads" privately - we've changed it so that now you need 25 posts, plus an amount of time - in order to even see Classifieds.

Before this was applied to only creating Classifields - now it's applied to being able to see Classifieds.

We've done this so that people who create new profiles cannot go in and prey on members of the Dendroboard Community.

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Old 09-17-2016, 11:27 PM
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Because of the issues we've had with multiple scammers contacting folks who post "Want Ads" privately - we've changed it so that now you need 25 posts, plus an amount of time - in order to even see Classifieds.

Before this was applied to only creating Classifields - now it's applied to being able to see Classifieds.

We've done this so that people who create new profiles cannot go in and prey on members of the Dendroboard Community.

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And then just minutes after you posted this, that "Frogs123" user makes a dozen or so frivolous posts 2 minutes apart just to get his post count up to 25...
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And then just minutes after you posted this, that "Frogs123" user makes a dozen or so frivolous posts 2 minutes apart just to get his post count up to 25...

...and seeing that - members report it so that account can get locked.
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Old 09-18-2016, 01:01 AM
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What Alan said.

We'll delete frivolous posts as needed.

Substantive posts are the key here.

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And then just minutes after you posted this, that "Frogs123" user makes a dozen or so frivolous posts 2 minutes apart just to get his post count up to 25...
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Ok then, will do....
Another member is doing the same thing this very moment. It makes the 'new posts' feature pointless while they're doing that stuff.
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Old 09-18-2016, 01:13 AM
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What bugs me about this are the folks who have been here awhile and been decent members of the community. They're getting penalized because of having to protect against these scammers.

Folks - if you need to get to 25 (and you've been here awhile) - just make a few good posts a day. Don't try to do it all at once. It's VERY noticeable. We'll remove the "Cool!" and "Wow!" posts every time.

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Ok then, will do....
Another member is doing the same thing this very moment. It makes the 'new posts' feature pointless while they're doing that stuff.
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Why would you make it 25 posts? I am desperately in need of finding a good home for my frogs, I no longer have the time or money to care for them and want to offer them up for free! I have a custom tank 40g tank (Almost Finished) D.Azures and D.Auratus for FREE in L.A. Area. Please let me know how to post.
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Default Re: Where have the classifieds gone? :(

Ok got it! I thought you guys might have gotten rid of it all together. Well good to know. I'll start trying to be a more active member. Im kinda in a bind with finding fruit flies and was hoping to try the classifieds here but I'll hit up ebay.
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Just looked at my profile and i've been here for two years with only 2 posts haha.
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Old 09-18-2016, 04:56 AM
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Default Re: Where have the classifieds gone? :(

I moved your thread to the Region area.

For the record it has ALWAYS been 25 posts for posting Classifieds. So for you, nothing had changed.

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Why would you make it 25 posts? I am desperately in need of finding a good home for my frogs, I no longer have the time or money to care for them and want to offer them up for free! I have a custom tank 40g tank (Almost Finished) D.Azures and D.Auratus for FREE in L.A. Area. Please let me know how to post.
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Default Re: Where have the classifieds gone? :(

Well, this not only stinks for me as a new member, but it will also limit the exposure members get when posting to the classifieds. I would think a lot of new members are looking to buy things as they are just getting started. I understand the rationale, just wish there was a better way to prevent spammers.
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Default Re: Where have the classifieds gone? :(

Also, new members have a hard time getting to 25 posts quickly without posting useless junk. Many of us are new to the hobby and don't have as much experience as others, so it's difficult for us to post pertinent information. Most of the posts we make are looking for advice and this usually ends up with someone saying "use the search" feature....
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Understood. If people had just done their due diligence and NOT sent money to a brand new profile (really?!?) - we wouldn't be here.
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