The discussion about why the character of the sales section seems to have changed recently got me thinking, so I did a little bit of digging using the "Search" tool. What I found confirmed my "gut instinct", but it was only when I saw the actual numbers in black and white that it truly dawned on me. 10 of the top sales posters* posted a total of 1,425 sales threads in the last year! That's an average of 3.9 sales threads/day across that small group of 10 people (though of course those are NEW threads - many were bumped many times so the total number of such threads the rest of us saw every day in the "new posts" section was >> 3.9/day) *I won't say "the 10 top" because I may have missed a few people in my quick skim, but they're certainly amongst the busiest sales thread starters. 2 posters each posted over 200 sales threads in the last year - and neither has upgraded to EXCLUSIVE level. Of the other 8 top posters, only 3 have upgraded to EXCLUSIVE. Remember, the lowest sales thread count in the top 10 is 74 sales threads within the last 12 months (I didn't search further back)! For comparison, the 10 posters in question started just 403 non-sales threads (22% of their threads). Hate to say it, but I will! If you've posted 40, 50, 100, more sales threads in the last year, then either A) you keep posting the same junk - STOP IT, we're sick of seeing it! B) you're selling enough to pay to upgrade to EXCLUSIVE - DO IT, there's no excuse!