Member Poll: Should we restrict Classified Ads Email Contact Forms to Registered Members only?

All Gun Classifieds at this site, whether you are logged in or not, include an email contact form so people can contact you about your item.

Although we do have a recaptcha system to stop bots, this site does NOT stop potential HUMAN scammers IN the USA from trying to send you junk email using the contact form. Login, share, vote in the poll and leave your local comments on the topic below.

Should we restrict classified ads contact forms that appear below your ads to registered members only?
  • Yes 70%, 7 votes
    7 votes 70%
    7 votes - 70% of all votes
  • No 30%, 3 votes
    3 votes 30%
    3 votes - 30% of all votes
Total Votes: 10
Only registered users can vote. Login to vote.

Due to scammers discovering our site, only registered members can now use our classifieds

Unfortunately the scammers have found our website and began posting garbage. I guess we can chalk it up to popularity.

Three posts this morning were posted by a non-member that were obviously scams. If you saw the three Glock posts, two from different people in a different location with the same telephone number and stupid low prices, that was them. I’ve deleted the three posts and restricted the post ad form to registered members. Leave your comments and suggestions about the decision below.

Feature your ads, donate and buy ammo from our sponsors to help keep it secure. 🙂

Member Only Poll: Should we allow out of state gun owners to join Montana Gun Trader?

More and more often we are getting out of state gun owners who attempt to join Montana Gun Trader. I have thus far denied them. Out of state visitors can already use the classifieds without being a member as long as it doesn’t get abused. But non-members are unable to manage ads, engage in the social network, use the forums or groups. Should we allow out of state members? This is a members only poll. Please login if you haven’t already to vote. Take the poll and leave your comments below. Donate to help fund this made in Montana site.

Should Montana Gun Trader allow out of state members?
  • No 60%, 25 votes
    25 votes 60%
    25 votes - 60% of all votes
  • Yes 40%, 17 votes
    17 votes 40%
    17 votes - 40% of all votes
Total Votes: 42
Only registered users can vote. Login to vote.

NOTE! If a decision about allowing out of state members is to be made, it will require at least half of the current membership base to vote YES above in this members only poll. There are currently over 1800 members. View the Total Votes so far above.

What are Featured Ads? How do they help me sell faster? How do they help fund the site?

Featured Ads at Montana Gun Trader are optional when posting. Featured Ads get better exposure and help fund this free website. Featured Ads are highlighted in gray with red letters and stick to the top of all listings chronologically on the Classifieds Page. Prices for Montana Gun Trader Featured Ads are lower then even the basic posting cost for all of the Montana news media classifieds sites.

Featured Ads also appear below every ad and below the Home Page content. Of course sales boil down to what people are looking for. But when photos are added to catch visitor attention, featured ads typically receive five times the traffic as regular ads! Click Post Ad and select the option you want. Complete the transaction through PayPal using an account or by credit card. Don’t have anything to sell but still want to help fund the site? Buy ammo from sponsors at Top Ammunition Sites or visit the Donate Page to send money by credit card or Paypal account.

Help Fund The Site For 2018 Donations Progress

Help Fund The Site For 2018 Progress

$95 of $600 raised

The progress bar above shows current donations received versus what we need to fund the site for 2018. Please help out if you can!

The best way to help out is to stock up on ammo and gun parts through sponsor links at Top Gun Parts and Top Ammunition Sites. A commission of 3-5% is made on purchases you make through sponsor sites there. You must click through and make a sale through the links at that site. Always start your online firearms related shopping through those sites, helps fund this one!

Another way you can help is by Featuring your ads here. Featured ads appear highlighted and stick to the top of the listings chronologically. They appear below content on the homepage and below every other ad at the site. See more details on featured ads here…

The third way is to donate below. It takes $600.00 per year to help keep this site maintained and alive. Please give what you can. If yearly goals are reached, I can remove all advertising that appears at this site.

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