So someone posted a question on the "Buy, Sell and Trade thread" and I did not think it should be discussed there since it seems to be such a problem if there are any posts there which are not posting knives for sale. So I started this separate thread to see if we could get a definitive answer, especially since (depending on the answer) I may have inadvertently facilitated a violation of the rules here. Someone posted on that thread looking to buy a knife. Soon afterwards, someone else posted a question. The question was: "Do you have to be a gold member to buy/sell/exchange on this thread?" Underneath, the poster appeared to answer his own question: "Moderator: Yes." Not sure where he got that info??? Then, later, another poster wrote: "Same rules that apply in the main Exchange also apply in here, i.e, no membership is required to buy or to respond to a trade deal but to sell, you will need to have a minimum of Gold level membership." I am a gold member, and therefor allowed to buy and sell knives here. But the fellow who posted looking to buy a knife is just a regular member. I offered to sell him the knife he wanted. QUESTION: Have the rules been violated? TIA!