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Old 20th February 2014
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Re: Trading on the e-group forum

@timclarkih - I am impressed that you have been respectful and understanding in response to this initiative and I really do hope that we can sort something out.

I do want to clarify a few points though; it wasn't just you that has influenced all this, it has been brewing for a long time and there are several others who have been highlighted. Of course you are completely free to go and sell items off-site for what ever price you can get. But to sell anything bought from a member here for a profit relatively soon after purchasing it will likely generate bad feeling and justifiably so. Secondly, it also generates bad feeling if members only use the forum for trading. The sales/wants section was only provided as a mechanism for members to offer their gear to other members in a small scale way without generating bad feeling and this is understandable, too.

As has been mentioned - some forums don't allow trading at all.

Finally, there will be no 'witch-hunt' - if we have conderns will politely and privately raise them with individuals concerned and seek to achieve agreement and understanding in a civil manner.

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