Recently, the more popular this forum got, the more people started using the Marketplace... which is actually a great thing. But the downside is, that Megs, our mods and myself keep on getting swamped with questions regarding potential buyers (in the WTS) or sellers (in the WTB) who were new users to tPF... in addition, there's been several cases where newly registered users tried to abuse the MP and sell questionable merchandise to our members. In order to put a little more order into things, and make the Marketplace a little more secure of a trading platform for our members, We've decided to only open the Marketplace for members who have been eligible for thread posting in the past - meaning: 75 posts and 1 month membership since registration. Unregistered users, users awaiting email confirmation, or regular members will not be able to view the Marketplace at all. I know that this limits the amount of people who are allowed to trade to about 550 folks (as of today), but we want to do our best to keep the MP trustworthy and hassle-free, and we believe this is the right step to take.