Reply 40 of 73, by Jorpho
Why spoil a good thing with unnecessary trades? Like others pointed out before the forum wasn't even meant to be a haven for people with junk machines (no offense meant).
Then the occasional trade happened...
Then there were more...
Now either stop that or be slowly swarmed with it by people who are only here because google results lead them here for getting rid or buying old junk (again no offense meant - just being extra harsh for setting the point).
And if your forum is not meant for dealings then don't allow it - that simple.
As a lawyer you must be aware that other countries might treat that differently than the US. And why risk even a costly legal fight you know you might win in the end but until then will have to pay lawyers nethertheless? No fun in that justbecause you know you are right.
I kind of agree that it would be rather unusual if a person who, having gotten burned by a deal, would choose to go after whoever runs the forum on which the deal was transacted. But then, this board seems to see a lot of unusual stuff.
And indeed, just because someone doesn't necessarily have a legitimate case doesn't mean he can't cause a lot of headaches one way or another.