I, and I'm sure I'm not alone, have noticed that there as been an increase lately in the number of For Sale and Wanted threads which are not following the rules.
The most common issues are people selling items here and elsewhere, and not waiting for responses on counter-offers before selling to someone else.
Generally, the trading on Civinfo is excellent - better than other forums I have seen where it's all down to PMs! I am grateful to the moderators and to Pottsy for having done a stellar job with setting up a framework for people to safely buy and sell, and for stepping in and helping members in countless examples rather than taking the "nothing to do with us" approach. The actions of staff are to be commended.
I think, however, it's time we enforced the boundaries framework a little more...
I suggest that the "banner" on For Sale threads be changed to remove the actual line that needs to be quoted, instead informing users to read the rules.
I believe that's part of the problem - it's too easy to copy and paste that line without actually understanding what you're agreeing to.
I would personally also like to see stronger action taken against individuals who break the trading rules, as often by the time the rules are broken there isn't much else that can be done other than accept an item has been sold outside of the rules.
Welcome any input, but don't want to turn this into a rant thread so please keep it on topic.
I struggled with deciding on where to post this (here or in the supporters section), but I think this is the right place for it - everyone's views are valid.