"If you can't wait that long then you can upgrade your membership by purchasing platinum membership" Okay-okay. So, this whole X amount of non-spam replies + 2weeks waiting + blabla is to protect people in the classified section for example in the For Sale. The platinum membership is £8 / year. For this fee you let everyone into the classified section. This makes me believe that the whole reason is not to protect people but making money on new arrivals. If I see the stuff I would like to buy, I would probably go for the platinum membership. After paying the fee for that, even if I would say "i am a scammer" (which I am not) you cant ban me as I have not broken the rules, only made a comment somewhere on the forum.