Originally Posted by Max...
Yep, number of posts is not the point really though, it's just a blooming cheek to use the forum as a free ads service with no intention in joining or adding to the community. Applies whether you're a scammer or plain old freeloader. It's just common courtesy. IME it is the norm to have some sort of restriction to sales forums on most serious enthusiasts forums whatever the subject.
There are a numerous petty inconveniences that some forum owners inflict on their members and potential members for a variety of reasons. Examples are manually approving new registrations, moderating posts by new users, disabling PMs for new users, and preventing new users from posting in certain forums.
I have never understood the problem with people registering to post an advert. There's no need to "earn" the right to post an advert, it's a facility that's open to everyone. It's in all of our interests to have things advertised here, as we may just want to buy them. I'd much rather people just post their advert without being forced to indulge in small talk to get enough posts to pass an arbitrary test.
As ever I'm happy to review it if there is a genuine problem with dodgy adverts, but I'm not seeing it so far.