I'm extremely excited to introduce you to Spyderco Swap!
1. What is Spyderco Swap?
A - Spyderco Swap is a forum I have created for this community to buy / sell / trade Spyderco knives and accessories with one another.
2. How do I join?
A - Spyderco Swap is hosted on Reddit, so you will need to sign up for their website first. Then you will need to message me on Reddit https://old.reddit.com/user/spydienut/
AND send me a PM here. This lets me verify users are in fact from here, and are who they claim to be. You can use any name you want on Reddit if your username is taken like mine was, since I can set "flair" next to your username to indicate your username here. Example of flair
3. The subreddit is private though?
That is intentional. I can open it up to the public if I decide to, but I feel it'd be best if members were exclusively from this forum. You will need to message me on reddit under my username spydienut so that I can invite you in. From there you should be able to freely post deals, set your flair, etc.
4. Why should I join?
A - This should, in time, become the ideal way to deal in second hand Spyderco products. There will be no ebay fees. There will be no BF membership fees. You will not be dealing with random strangers, but people you've held discussions with here for years. International members are welcome. Every member will be manually verified.
5. I'm used to traditional forums and Reddit confuses me
A - It is setup a bit different than this forum, and you can ask me any questions you have here
. Formatting posts is a little different, e.g. you can't embed images in comments, and to link something [you put it in brackets like this](then put the link in parenthesis right next to it). Putting words between *asterisks* makes them italic, **double asterisks** make things bold, and that should be enough to get your feet on the ground.
6. What is Spydercos involvement in this?
Spyderco has made it very clear that they will not be held responsible for anything that happens on this forum in any way. This is something that must be understood by anyone participating. While I have trust in this community to deal fairly with one another, in the event of a deal gone south, there is nothing Spyderco can or will do. I will do my best to assist anyone in neeed of help, and will ban anyone that deserves it, but Spyderco in no way will be liable for any deals that may go south.
7. Will you let anyone in that registers here?
For now, no. I will not be letting in members that have been here for less than a few months, and currently have no plans to include people that appear to sign up to this site solely to gain access to Spyderco Swap. My intention is for this to be a place for established, trusted members. For now there will be no hard qualifications, e.g. 6 months since you joined here and at least 50 posts - but that may change if need be.
8. Do you need mods?
For now, no, but down the road I may. I will wait and see how big it grows and what issues we run into. I'm not new to reddit but I am pretty new to running subreddits, so if you have experience with that maybe shoot me a PM.