As someone who is actively selling a boat and using message boards as much as I can to find the elusive buyer, and having a post removed, I'd like you to explain the reasoning behind the 'legitimate community member and contributer' requirement as well as all the other 'rules'.
This site is the same as all the other sites, SSCA, Cruisers Forum, Lats And Atts, Passagemaker, CruiseNews, Trawler forum and a bunch of others with the exception of being a retail supplier. They don't seem to have any problem with people posting their boats for sale.
What makes a 'legitimate community member and contributer' any more worthy of posting a boat for sale then anyone else? Is this not a free site? Are people posting boats for sale that much of a problem? Granted, there are a few who bump up their listing as often as they can. But that's not even a problem, unless it's a personal matter.
This whole process, rules, regulations & restrictions just seems waaaaaay to involved