Why the 100 post limit to access the trading forum?

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  1. o0ICE0o
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    Why is this limit in place?

    Does having 100 posts prove that you are a good person, and that you will not scam someone?

    It will take forever for someone like me to get to 100 posts here.

    eBay has along the lines of nothing.

    What should I do? Just start making tiny post-cont-upping posts?
     


  2. Depravo

    Global Moderator Depravo Jaded curmudgeon

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    No. Just look for recent threads that interest you and add your opinion to them.
     
  3. o0ICE0o
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    I have no intention of selling anything, just buying.
    ...Whatever... only 70 to go...
     
  4. yikkyon

    Member yikkyon GBAtemp Regular

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    Don't worry about it...
    By no time your gonna have more than 100 posts just by answering questions, asking questions, reply post, fighting back trolls, and reassuring people
    Make people laugh or voice your opinion like Depravo said and look! +1 more post
     
  5. Jakob95

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    You joined this month and already have 30. Next month you will get another 30 then another 30. So just wait 2 more months.
     
  6. DCG

    Member DCG GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    lol, I joined about 1 month ago and already have 85 posts
    so dont worry. keep refreshing the homepage and see what disscusion intrests you and stuff you know about.
     
  7. ProtoKun7

    Global Moderator ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 3

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    I bet Hatsu got to the trading forum in less than two days. [​IMG] By then he probably had enough warn to stop him from using it though...
     
  8. o0ICE0o
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    I love jokes that you don't get because you'r new... So lol.
    (also post count +1)
     
  9. Maikel Steneker

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    Also, I think moderators can put you in a seperate group so you can access the trading section without having 100 posts. But really, you've been here for less than a month... Just have some patience.
     
  10. DCG

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    then you have to be a member for atleast one year, and you will have to request it at a admin.
    update. now 100 posts [​IMG]
     
  11. o0ICE0o
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    50 more!
    [​IMG]
     
  12. lagman

    Former Staff lagman I wish I was green.

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    This has been an interesting topic since the WTS/WTB subforums were added. It's happened before that some people reach 100 posts in a couple of days, that's usually a signal for something fishy so, at some level, the system works.
     
  13. Maz7006

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    Lagman is back !!!!

    *Gasp*

    [​IMG]
     
  14. o0ICE0o
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    I dont know who you are, but welcome back!
    [​IMG]
     
  15. alidsl

    Member alidsl I am now a lurker

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    NO, that means they win
     
  16. bazzi_h

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    I joined years ago and still haven't reached 100 posts. I just prefer reading other peoples opinions
     
  17. Guild McCommunist

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    Well, here's a scenario.

    I realize that GBAtemp is full of gullible chumps. I create an account and post that I'm selling my Xbox 3 (I made up that name) for a nice price of $50. A BARGAIN! People jump on it, pay me the cash, and they never get their item. No one knows me since I made one post and it's hardly easy to track me down. You're out of a few bucks, I'm frolicking away laughing and buying coke with my $50. GBAtemp does not assume responsibility for any repercussions from trades on the forum, so don't expect a witch hunt to start.

    Most scammers wouldn't bother getting 100 posts. And with 100 posts, odds are you'll be given the impression of being trustworthy or untrustworthy at least.

    And as Depravo said, it also stops people from signing up just to sell their crap. We already have enough people make useless accounts just to bugger us about bricked Wii's or anti-piracy or game dumps or whatever, we don't need more useless posters.
     
  18. o0ICE0o
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    Hey, guys, guess what this is?!?
    [​IMG]
    *Party!*
     
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    *100th post congrats* [​IMG]
     
  20. ProtoKun7

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    Hello, new Member [​IMG]
     

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