The long ways the members of this community are willing to go to undermine others, beat them to the deal, screw one another over, is simply mind blowing. Is it all not about a dyed piece of cow hide that we are talking here? I am not an idiot that lives in denial, I know there is a lot of behind-the-scenes buying and selling going on in this forum in particular; I suppose it is the nature of rarity of past-season bags and an addiction and desire for those rare bags that makes people break our forum rules - and even worse, stoop down to a disgustingly inhuman level. All the "Should I sell or keep my bag"-ish threads, the ones that bend the rules, yet not break them... the ones in which there's slight hints that the OP may be interested in selling the good piece... it is those threads that occur here on a daily basis that usually are the breeding ground for conflict just asking to happen. I've seen collective bullying and attempts to artificially promote/demote interest in certain items for the direct benefit of another individual, and there's a lot more. A few weeks ago, I ranted about a similar, yet different thing in Hermes, now it's time to address this community. I won't go into much detail, but there will be changes in Balenciaga. Many. It was not enough for me to having to close the shopping section, the predator behavior simply shifted into the main Bal forum. The things I learned about a few handfuls of Bal members frankly made me want to toss this whole forum into the recycle bin. For the sake of tPF though, I'll rather extend the following promise: Tread lightly, my ban axe is in full swing and I will do a good cleansing if necessary. If you can not play nice with the rest, you will be banned. I will introduce a new rule set in the next few days. Fact of the matter remains, this section can not go on like it has in the past months.