Some years ago QRZ stopped allowing non-seller response postings to Swapmeet ads because they became more trouble than they were worth. Fred’s current rules prohibit commentary, the price police, and “I’ll take it” and “email sent”, and restricts potential buyers to inquiries about the item or price. QRZ has good reasons for these rules but it seems that they are not being followed and they are causing other problems. Is it time to stop allowing these non-seller posts? Here are some of the problems caused by allowing these posts: 1. They are scammer bait, just like WTB ads. Most scam attempts on QRZ today are unsolicited emails in response to someone posting to a For Sale ad. 2. They are unfair to the Seller by asking loaded questions or attempting to shut down interest in the item or just polluting the ad with misinformation. 3. Some folks are trying to hijack the Seller’s ad by piggy backing their own item. 4. They take up an inordinate amount of Moderator time because each and every response has to be read and approved or removed. Here are some reasons why the postings should continue: 1. Some sellers will not get responses to their ad because they are not set up to receive notifications of ‘Conversations’ and/or do not have a listed email. 2. Some Sellers omit important information from their ads such as price or payment methods and they would not receive reminder posts from other members. 3. There may be economic reasons from QRZ’s standpoint in potential viewer or click reductions. In any case, my question assumes that Sellers would continue to be able to reply to their own posts and add whatever additional information they wished. I’m sure there are other reasons pro and con. What are your thoughts? If it were up to us, would we stop allowing these posts or not?