Originally Posted by TwoCables
Think about it from Overclock.net's perspective.
The only thing that proves someone isn't just here to use the marketplace is Rep because you only get Rep when someone chooses to give it to you, and generally most people give Rep to someone if they think their post is very helpful to either them or the community, or both. A high Rep count shows dedication to the community. It proves that the person isn't just here to use Overclock.net to their advantage in some way, such as using the marketplace. Earning 35 or more Rep is what they think is fair enough proof that you're probably not going to just use the marketplace and then leave.
So, it doesn't matter if your account is 5 years or 10 years old. It doesn't matter if you have thousands and thousands and thousands of posts either.
Think about it like this: if you're a waiter or a waitress and you've been working at the same restaurant for 5 years but you haven't received an tips, then what does that say about your reasons for being a waiter or waitress? If your reasons for being a waiter or waitress were because you genuinely enjoy serving people, then you're naturally going to rake in the tips and it proves that you're dedicated. It's the same thing here on OCN with Reps. If you are helping people because you genuinely enjoy helping people, then you will naturally rake in the Reps.
I agree with your statement , but on the other hand , people are solely here for there own benefit, PERIOD .Weather it be to pas time because they like to help others with computer problems , just as an social activity , or , because you your self are having issues that you can come here and find answers . This site just like many other forums are here for you to gain .
Someone like me , I have over 50 heat , and a eBay score over 400 , I Think I should be able to show this and be able to sell off of that solely . That alone shows I am here to help and sell on a good level .
When you say people are here purely to profit , if they only want to sell and carry on . I disagree with that . I think that should be ok as well. I look at the market as another source to gain from . 2nd had stuff is helpful all on its own . Sometimes much more than info needed , or opinions on a build and so forth . People being able to afford things that would normally make you bankrupt is awesome . and a lot more people would sell if they didnt have to scower the forms for years trying to get rep out of people who wont even teach there own kids to wipe correctly . To simply be able to put some tings up for sale is such a huge task . . I don't see why it is a big deal if one only wants to use the market and move on, It still provides great things to the community , just in different regards . I even think some rep , and x amount of posts is a good idea . but 35 rep is kinda crazy and holding back the community quite a bit in my eyes . Either way , I unfortunately don't make the rules . so the voyage to be able to sell parts continues .