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Seems rather ridiculous to mention TOS violations now, considering MiAirsoft along with the "commerce" forum have been with Proboards for so many years (10 or more?), but I fear they may delete the forum, and destroy the community you all have maintained if their demands are not met.
Since I'm no longer an active admin or forum member I'll leave it up to you guys to decide how you'd like to handle the matter. (lock or delete commerce board?)
In order to not have the entire forum deleted, we are currently locking all commerce threads until we are able to determine what our options are.
This is kinda ridiculous, espically considering how many proboards airsoft related forums there are out there who also have commerce sections. I notice it says weapons, not gear. Could we possibly just not allow airsoft replicas to be sold here and just gear or parts instead? Assuming they are not willing to negotiate
Well, that's dumb. To Elvis's comment, it's kind of a waste to even bother. There are other sites we can use. Even if we need to buy a domain, 1$ per active person on the forum would cover it and then some. It wouldn't be quite as good as proboards, but the commerce section is one of the main reasons I joined here in the first place.
Lets hope they'll reconsider. Please keep us posted.
My Google-Fu skills aren't top notch, but as far as I can tell most of Proboards competitors don't ban the sale or trade of any legal weapons including real steel firearms. If that information can't get them to budge, I'm sure you've probably considered moving just the commerce section to another forum and keeping everything else here. I understand it's not really as simple as it sounds and I'm more than willing to help with any heavy lifting that you guys want to give me.
Most likely it was probably someone who got banned and was upset. I agree with Wraith though you could bring up every other forum that allows it. Also I know you guys are probably suck of hearing everyone's opinion but I feel that if it comes down to it most of us would rather have the whole forum without commerce vs no forum at all. Maybe we can set up a specific alternative site for commerce.
Post by Blaze (Biggie) on Oct 18, 2014 12:06:56 GMT -5
Wow that's just... Not having a commerce section would kill our community. I agree with Couseens, having an alternate site for a commerce section. The commerce button could be a link to a trade/buy/sale permitted page that we could advertise on.
There's two issues we're dealing with at the moment.
#1: The forum is registered in Hado's name, so we're not sure if correspondence from others will be answered or even considered. #2: Even though other sites have it, they weren't the one who received the abuse complaint and they aren't under scrutiny, we are.
If it boils down to it, we'll just run the forum without a commerce section.