Recently we started to notice a new trend in something I personally call 'beggar threads'. It started a while ago with people helping out a friend in need. Which as original topic and in the Christmas season was nice, good and okay.. Unfortunately that started something new .. some people see that as an opportunity to ask for free hardware (wether or not with self interest I'll leave out of the discussion) and right now that's going to a point where people simply shamefully ask for stuff. I was already a little afraid that was going to happen and started a discussion on this topic last week with the staff before things will get out of control and people all upset. Long story short, we do not allow such threads any longer. Most of these threads start with good intention with people helping someone out, though we respect that surely you guys have noticed that the latest threads on these where a little weird. There are several more reasons to not allow these threads but it is what it is. This rule will be added and is already enforced. Flipside of things, if you have something you like to give away / share ... go to the 4-sale section where you can give it away. Not an issue ! But guys ... bluntly asking for free hardware .. that's just not cool. In the future there always can be made an exception to the rule -- but you'll need to discuss it with the staff upfront before it's allowed to be posted. Hope you guys understand, thanks.