might as well throw my 2 cents in here (considering that i was the one originally suggested and instigated the rule when i was a moderator back in '07 or so) the 100 post rule was set up back then as at the time there were a multitude of scammers turning up, putting items for sale and then fleecing members out of money and magically disappearing. back then the forums were quite busy and social media sites were in their infancy and with the vcrb clamping down on people buying and selling airsoft items without a valid defence, steps had to be taken in order to protect members from being ripped off at a time when airsoft pretty much had it's nackers on the chopping block. now (almost 10 years after that 100 post rule was first put into use) the day of the forum has sadly dwindled due to the popularity of sites like twitter and facebook thereby reducing the number of members that used to influx this site. yes maybe the 100 post rule should be reduced down to 50 or even 25 posts, but you have to bear in mind that the forums were once a place of information, reviews and airsoft events.... not just so people would join up, sell an m4 and then buggar off again.
yes the 100 post rule is now obsolete and i agree with that and if you want to blame someone for it, then blame me, but for the benefit of the new members who turn up and randomly start bashing the mods and the forums in general - that's not fair. it worked back then, maybe not as much now. at the end of the day the mods and the forums had the members interests and safety at heart (and still do)
anyway, rant over..... i'm off to build a dalek or something....