Tried searching the forums for the answer, but I didn't find one. When I first joined FST, I was relatively new to the private tracker world. I saw that there was a trade section here and just assumed that trading was the norm and even encouraged.
Imagine my confusion when I started reading users' posts decrying traders. I since learned of the significant tracker safety issues involved in trading, and suddenly the disdain for trading made incredible sense.
Which brings me to my question: Why does there continue to be a trade section here? When virtually every private tracker loathes the idea? And when new users to FST might think nothing of the practice and even hurt their chances at getting into trackers they might be interested in?