Non-Members Offering to Buy & Sell on Gear Swap Forum
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John Arwood
(johnlarwood)

Locale: Mountians of East Tennessee
Non-Members Offering to Buy & Sell on Gear Swap Forum on 02/15/2012 13:35:05 MST Print View

Just today I have noticed several non-members posting offers to buy & sell on the gear swap forum.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Non-Members Offering to Buy & Sell on Gear Swap Forum on 02/15/2012 15:28:37 MST Print View

Have you actually clicked on their names to see if they're members or not? If someone joined today, the 'M' won't show up by their name immediately. Takes a bit. Best way to see if someone is a member, if you're concerned, is to click on their name and on the ensuing screen you'll see whether or not they're a member.

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Non-Members Offering to Buy & Sell on Gear Swap Forum" on 02/15/2012 16:08:22 MST Print View

The "M" has to be added manually (by Addie in the BPL office), so it doesn't show up right away--it may take a day or two.

peter tooke
(petersont) - M

Locale: NYC
re: non-members.... on 02/15/2012 17:30:08 MST Print View

believe you must be a member to post items for sale

Addie Bedford
(addiebedford) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Red M on 02/16/2012 16:21:13 MST Print View

Holy frijoles, I do not add the "M" manually. I'd never get anything else done! Could just be a cache issue, like Doug said, where it takes a day to show the actual member status.

Thanks,
Addie

Sharon J.
(squark) - F

Locale: SF Bay area
clarification on 02/16/2012 16:43:30 MST Print View

Is it OK for non-members to respond to ads placed by members? I had assumed so, but from this thread thought I should check.

Michael Ray
(topshot) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Re: clarification on 02/16/2012 17:53:53 MST Print View

Yes, you can respond. You cannot start threads.

Curtis B.
(rutilate) - MLife

Locale: New England
Re: Red M on 02/17/2012 16:35:20 MST Print View

Addi wrote: Holy frijoles, ....

LOL! I don't think I've ever heard that particular expletive!
Thanks for lightening my day.

Edited by rutilate on 02/17/2012 16:36:48 MST.

P. Larson
(reacttocontact) - F
Re: Non-Members Offering to Buy & Sell on Gear Swap Forum on 02/19/2012 12:16:55 MST Print View

Yup. We can respond but cannot create a new thread.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Re: Red M on 02/19/2012 14:35:43 MST Print View

"Addi wrote: Holy frijoles, ...."

Silly me, and all this time, I thought it was holy guacamole ! Learn something new every day... :)

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Non-Members Offering to Buy & Sell on Gear Swap Forum on 03/28/2012 17:02:57 MDT Print View

This one is weird.

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=62134&skip_to_post=531072#531072

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Re: Non-Members Offering to Buy & Sell on Gear Swap Forum on 03/28/2012 17:08:36 MDT Print View

If one slips through, I would just let it be...

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Re: Non-Members Offering to Buy & Sell on Gear Swap Forum on 03/28/2012 18:16:58 MDT Print View

"If one slips through, I would just let it be..."

Nothing slipped through, Kane's a member.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Non-Members Offering to Buy & Sell on Gear Swap Forum on 03/28/2012 18:43:52 MDT Print View

I see the red M now, although it wasn't there before. A time lag in program update, I suppose.

John Nausieda
(Meander) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: Non-Members Offering to Buy & Sell on Gear Swap Forum on 03/28/2012 18:45:39 MDT Print View

Trust Big Brother, at least where $ is involved.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: Non-Members Offering to Buy & Sell on Gear Swap Forum on 03/28/2012 18:48:37 MDT Print View

Ah, who cares. Let the BPL staff worry about the Gear Swap rules.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Re: Re: Non-Members Offering to Buy & Sell on Gear Swap Forum on 03/28/2012 20:16:37 MDT Print View

"Ah, who cares. Let the BPL staff worry about the Gear Swap rules."

A big +1. What are we anyway, backpackers or amateur lawyers?

Jeffrey Dunham
(jdunham4)
Re: Re: Re: Re: Non-Members Offering to Buy & Sell on Gear Swap Forum on 03/29/2012 18:21:27 MDT Print View

Seriously. The member non/member dynamic on this forum is laughable. Paying for this site is a waste of money and tattling on people who are trying to sell items so they can make a few bucks in this economy is a complete waste of time and character.