Introducing the GW Marketplace - Request for Rules
A while back, clkelly posted this:
"Hi there admins! I don't post much due to living off grid and not really being a fan of (or good at) thumb-typing from my phone, but I do read a lot, and I have a suggestion: So there are the meet up boards, and the intro boards, but there doesn't seem to be a place for general, yet still location-specific stuff to be posted - things that are not a specific meet up or event, but are also probably of interest only to people geographically near the original poster. Is this in the works? I think moving offline and into the real world is a critical aspect of Green Wizardry, and having a set of boards - divided by region or state, perhaps - dedicated for each area would facilitate that, especially as the site grows and the boards become more cluttered and harder to search (anyone else ever tried to dig up anything specific on Backyard Chickens? Urgh...) They'd be awfully handy for sharing resources, local news, maybe even job openings or land opportunities. Specifically, I have an AWESOME commercial-grade metal-to-metal pressure canner that Im getting pretty good with, but i dont use it as often as I'd like to because it's massive - 44 quarts - and its pretty rare that i have enough of anything to can for just my husband and i to make it worth firing up. I'd love to offer it up as a shared/sharable capital resource that could see a lot more use than it currently does, but that's not likely to be of much interest to anyone who lives more than a couple of hours driving distance from my house. Also, my husband manages an organic local-grains bakery that's currently hiring and he'd love to employ GW sorts, but again - for anyone more than 40 minutes from Waldoboro, Maine its just clutter. Maybe something to consider on the upcoming re-vamp of the site. *Addendum: both of my examples are, in fact, factual - anyone interested in either please shoot me a message!"
We didn't have the resources to do this on the old forum but we do here. I like the idea of trading or even selling pieces of equipment members may have bought and no longer need but I think we should have a few rules so it doesn't become someone not in this group spamming us with products. What kind of ground rules would everyone think appropriate?