Originally Posted by bob saget
EDIT: what about making it so person has to be registered to ask for a part/supply it.
Once someone makes a WTB thread its pretty much out of our hands. If someone PMs them an offer that they don't want to pass up and it turns out to be a scam we have no way of controlling that. Its much safer for everyone here to just not allow public requests for items because its tough to not be tempted when someone makes a killer offer.
I know most people here are pretty reasonable but I think our complaints of scammers would go through the roof if we had lots of WTB posts.
The only way I can see it being possible is if the WTB thread or WTB forum required special user access for long time members.