Let me be a little more blunt than Provost-ADC: This site is FIRST AND FOREMOST a site to share information, research, knowledge, and discuss aspects of the Civil War/War Between the States to better one's living history/reenacting impression. The sales forum is only a subsection of this overall forum, provided originally by Mr. Szabo as a courtesy in a day when it was harder to get quality goods than it is today. We have had issues in the past with people who only come on to sell items or those with lower post counts. By keeping one from selling right off, we are protecting those who use this site for its intended purpose. You are quite free to either follow the rules or leave. I'm sorry you feel we have a bad reputation, but quite frankly if you can't read the rules up front, we can't spoon feed you nor do we want to. In this case, the only "missed opportunity" seems to be your opportunity to make some money, not anyone's missed opportunity to learn something on the forum.
Originally Posted by 17th va
Moderator and Sewer of Historical Clothing and Tall Tales
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