Berlin wrote:that's unfortunate, i think it was a very good thing to help those looking for coal burning appliances find them. It was a good benefit for new members of this site especially to be able to find second hand coal burning equiptment to get started on coal heat. although they were commercial sites, it was members of this site posting the info on an item, not some spammer pluging a site.
A member looking for a coal appliance could post a request, anyone knowing of equipment for sale could PM them directly. Also, someone shopping who is internet literate enough to have found this forum also should be able to find the various on-line "for sale" sites, IMO.