Now, Now..August 24 2011 at 11:25 AM
|MC Yoon (Login munchiew)|
from IP address 22.214.171.124
Response to Let's NOT approach the point of hysteria.
Igor, let me ask you; how many people have the twenty odd years of experience that you have? On VRF, we are bound by a commmon interest; there will be newcomers who are interested in joining,developing knowledge, sharing, talking shop, etc. It would indeed be good that the members who have been around longer have a warmer and more welcoming feeling towards the newer "members". After all 20 years ago, were you not like one of these new kids?
If people were to take your advice (not to play), there may not be too many members left, as potential new members will be intimidated to join. VRF will just become an old London gentlemen's club of old, with an ageing membership, and condemned to close when the last member dies.
Back to the subject at hand, it is a truism that buyers and sellers interests will always be opposed. A reputable market balances the interests of both sides, with fairplay as a guiding principle. While we are all aware of the well worn maxim " Caveat Emptor",it is also not an absolute. That many legal jurisdictions have some degree of consumer protection in place,testifies to this.
On VRM,it is RC and his team of Mods who set policy and enforces it; the existing buy /sell policy is clear. But nothing is cast in stone. Things do change,sometimes for the better. So what I see here is Tony lobbying for "better" rights for buyers, and for you to maintain the status quo. Both of you are exercising your democratic rights. That's OK; that's how things happen.
To cut the story short, the apparent opposition of interests vis a vis buyers and sellers is in reality much less so. No sellers, buyers have nothing to buy; no buyers, no sellers required!So we all depend on one another. Isn't that nice?