I wouldn't mind seeing the thread come back in some form or another. Maybe not quite a PIF, but closer to a pass around. Or a hybrid of some sort. It was a lot of fun, and I got to try out some things I wouldn't normally. I agree that some more defined rules might help, but in the beginning, I think it was the vagueness of the rules that helped it grow. Of course, in the end, we couldn't seem to self regulate once there were so many users with different ideas of what was fair. I believe every knife I posted and/or received was used. As a non-collector, I see no problem with a used knife if it's in serviceable condition. But I also understand not wanting the thread filled with beaters that no-one wants. Agreed. Might be hard to regulate, but for a lot of us, it was how we viewed it anyway. I actually loved when things went back up as a 'catch-and-release' as it was always interesting to see where a knife that went through my hands landed, and what someone else thought of it. It was one of the things that kept me vested in the thread. Agree whole heartedly. It's the owners item to pass along as they see fit, and set whatever terms and conditions they want. I think a time limit is OK. But I might let something sit a bit longer than a month. If that was in place when the thread started, I would not have been able to participate. There are lots of members here, in good standing, that aren't on paid memberships... But I don't have a problem with some sort of restriction. Possibly post count, length of time as a member, or some combination of both. The Year of Giveaways rules might be a good starting point. These are obviously just my personal opinions. If someone decides to start a new thread it's really their playground, and their rules. And I have no personal problem with that. I always tried to stay within the sprit of the last thread, and if I participate in any new thread, I would try to stay within the spirit of it as well. There were lots of good things happening in that thread. I got to try a few things, pass along a few things, and interact with members I might not have normally. -------- I think I'm more in line with @danbot on this one. If you don't like an offering, it's on you to say so. We all SHOULD BE able to handle it like adults, and just move on. We should have all learned how to accept no for an answer as kids. Additionally, asking a third party to approve all dealings puts a lot of pressure on that person to make both happy, as well as have an understanding of what every potential offering is worth. That said, I understand there may be a need for a thread moderator of some sort. Again, all just my personal opinions. Take them as you may.