To whichever mod closed my thread and suggested I apply for a Vendor account, I would like some information please. But first: I have been a member of this forum for nine years. Longer than anyone I can see that posts in this area. The average vendor only being a member here for one or two years. I have NOT sold a single guitar via this forum in those nine years. I post here because I like this community and even though I do make a portion of my income from building, guitars are also my hobby. Since I spend all my spare time building rather than buying guitars, my builds are the only NGD's I can contribute here as a poster. I only do so in the dealer section as I've had my threads closed in the luthiery section. I have played by the rules the entire time. I have searched the rules as well as using the search function to find out what the rules are in regards to the vendor accounts. I cannot find ANY info other than a request for money. Maybe you can fill me in on the criteria that determines if an account needs be a vendor account, as I said, I have not even sold a single guitar here, so I have no intention of spending US$60.00 for the privilege to post some pics every now any then. I'll leave that kind of spending to the guys that do actually do business here. To the small minority who do actually follow my posts here, my apologies as I will not be posting if I'm forced to pay to post as I am not making a cent from this forum, so I will not pay to be a vendor. You'll have to watch my builds on facebook. Cheers guys. Allan.