Birds, Bass & Bottoms
So you pay nothing here as a "professional seller" but I pay for Gold as a non-selling member. You make money here for free and I spend money here to communicate with like minded people. Yet you would like to call the classified forum rules? I also CLEARLY STATED how I admin a forum, that is: NO BS POSTS on a for sale ad. Questions about the product only. Yet you are trying to use the opposite as a debate item with me?Some do pay for premium membership as you know. Doesn't matter though it's about professionalism and there is nothing professional about allowing comments in a sale post.
As a buyer and I do buy a lot over a few forums, I don't want to look at a sales ad and have to sift through a bunch of random posts that do nothing but distract from the item being sold.
In my opinion a sales post should not be an open forum as a free for all to reply. There is a public forum for that, like the one we are in right now.
Again look at professional forums and you will see that replies to sales are not allowed.
Perhaps we need a poll that addresses replies in sales posts? A general consensus and use that as a gauge to determine the rule.
You keep using the word or variation of "professional". WTH???? Not sure why you think AZB is some kind of Professional Selling Forum, that's kinda nuts? Sounds like you want AZB to be something it is not and should not be. This is a forum about pool that lets members buy and sell each others stuff. And while there are some "small business or hobby business" product posts, doesn't change that fact the intent of the forum is for the majority, not the minority (people thinking this is a mini-ebay or etzy).
Sponsoring a forum to be able to advertise and sell stuff comes at a cost almost everywhere. There's a cost to the owner to provide a market audience for your wares. Try appreciating that.