For someone with a zero post count, you have such a sea of emotional complaints towards the new sales policy? You never made an emotional message about gun rights or lack of them in India and you are so concerned about trading freedoms? Be honest, are you an existing/previously banned member but lack the courage to use your IFG or real name?
Since you asked-I will make it short,sweet and crispy.
1. IFG is meant for promoting RKBA, impart firearms related knowledge and promote responsible gun ownership. It is not meant to become a trading point. If members join only to sell and trade, we do not want that kind of members.We want members to participate in exchanging views about our common passion.Buying and selling is a fringe benefit.It is not the purpose.
2. There have been quite a few instances where sellers shortchanged our members-sold either dubious goods or did not ship the promised item at all.There are many members who have complaints and yet could not pursue these fraudsters.
3. Sellers selling items ,that could be easily imported or locally procured, at 200-300% profit margins? It is the responsibility of the buyer to make sure what he/she is buying.But the moderators do not want that kind of unethical sellers on our website. You are a good seller, you will contribute to the content of the forum qualitatively,sell stuff that is of quality and at commonsensical prices.That is why we introduced a screening process.There are decent sellers and they will be allowed.
You want to sell at free-market prices, go somewhere else that is a commercial avenue.We are not.
if we lick up to the moderator(s) and satisfy their whim and fancy then we may be given the permission to post- other wise - we should remain quiet (typically the today's Indian Govt.; isn’t it???)
Guy's do not miss the threatening overtones and the warnings- if you do this I hand you, if you do this I shoot you, if you do this again I slaughter you... what are we doing here... running a slave country......
WAKE UP Mr. Moderator!!!!!!!
Now re freedoms- Do realise that IFG is a privately owned website. Do you realise that IFG does not charge a penny from anyone and is only trying to prevent the members from being taken for a ride?
Do you have a business?Do you have a house or family? Please give us the details and we will tell you how to run them democratically- run your business,do your job, raise your kids etc.How is that? Though every effort is made to understand and oblige the members' wishes,this is not a democracy. It is private property where the host allows your activities within the rules set by the host.While you are here, you are here as the host's guest.When you start dictating the terms, you are violating those cardinal principles of host-guest relationship. You are not in the domain of the Republic of India.You are not a partner in a business enterprise.You are a guest on a private property.When you signed for membership, you signed a contract agreeing to those terms set by your host.
So, when you are here, play by those rules or don't let the door hit you where nature has split you.
5. You keep saying Mr.Moderator. IFG does not have one Moderator. The decisions are all democratically taken by the team after a great deal of discussion.So who are you?Do you have a complaint against any particular individual?If yes, with that zero post count of yours?
Seriously?I mean seriously? For a gutless wonder who cannot even use his IFG screen name or real name to speak what's on your mind,you still want to sully the spirit of patriotism by reducing those sacred words to base sloganeering and smoke screen for your petty complaints?Jai Hind
You are not banned. If you can come up with reasons not inspired by your selfish motives, they will be allowed to be posted here.
Existing contributing members, please feel free to post on this thread. The above reply is in response to a particular type of poster.