Is anyone else getting a little tired of the Gear Swap rules being interpreted and policed in different ways- by non-mod. board members? Now that the new board has to be manually moderated and some are simply replying to existing threads for items (as in a non-supporter stating they too have a second or similar item that a supporter started)?
Policing the first postings by a non-supporter- which is clearly against the present rules is one thing (instead of reporting them to a moderator).
Can the powers to be that make the rules (the mods and administrators) in the "off season" get together and come up with a way to not have every thread over there be a "you are not a supporter" argument, or modify the software code to go back to full moderation- ie the old software limited starters to being a supporter. The new software does not.
If a pole of the supporters is needed, then take one to see how they feel on the matter- obviously some feel strongly enough to be accusing general members that have not stepped up to supporter level of taking advantage of the board or spamming the list.
I see no difference to replying to a WTB or PSA section by a non-supporter (which does not get jumped on by every supporter) and the replying to a thread on the main Swap. If the mods and admins can't either clarify the rules or clarify the what is allowed then the moderation should be done by the moderators (and I know how much work and time good moderation takes)- the violations should be reported to mods not replied to by non mods asking why they are posting replies. It is getting old fast.