The program where we had been considering exemptions to the 200 post rule has recently ended. There are now no exemptions. 200 posts are required, no exceptions. New members are encouraged to to hang around and contribute meaningful posts. With positive contributions the 200 post does not take long. While many given exemptions have added to the forums and proven themselves to be good commercial representatives , some have not. Policing those that did not work out was both distracting and time consuming. It also at times put some members at risk. Please bear in mind, meaningful, means adding to discussions, not simple one word replies, described as. "Post Farming" Previous exemptions remain in place. The rules in the sales sections have been changed to reflect this policy.