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Offline Toby

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minimum post before trading
« on: 26 January 2010, 17:58 »
as tital...,, should there be a minimum post...for any one posting in the classified section... theres alot of.. one post wonderors who say they are intrested in cars and probaly never ever get any further,,, and selling stuff then dont come on again.. just a idea.. not sure if this has been asked before...

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Re: minimum post before trading
« Reply #1 on: 26 January 2010, 19:16 »
a few times  :grin:

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Re: minimum post before trading
« Reply #2 on: 17 February 2010, 14:55 »
Sounds like a good idea!
Especially after all I've read about scammers today! :sick:

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Re: minimum post before trading
« Reply #3 on: 17 February 2010, 15:02 »
as our recent friend demonstrated though, it's not difficult to quickly do a load of posts.
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Re: minimum post before trading
« Reply #4 on: 17 February 2010, 17:29 »
how about coming up with something... like minimum of 100 and one month of being active or something...

and does it cost or w.e to not allow guest's ? wouldnt be a bad idea to block them and make them create an account?

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Re: minimum post before trading
« Reply #5 on: 17 February 2010, 17:54 »
Classifieds section would be very quiet if users had to have 100 posts! Would people want that?

Does seem a shame to hide sections. Guess need to weigh up how useful the classifieds are for the majority against the very few who ruin it.
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Re: minimum post before trading
« Reply #6 on: 17 February 2010, 18:14 »
There plenty of things that could be done but as has been mentioned the section would be very quiet. People come on here purely to sell because they know people will buy. Obviously there are scammers about, but my theory on it all should be to go through a more secure method of paying, like PayPal, at least then you've got something to fall back on.

People that send money directly to other people's banks etc shouldn't do that, to prevent such from happening. Either meet them, or PayPal.

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Re: minimum post before trading
« Reply #7 on: 17 February 2010, 18:17 »
the guy who fleeced dan on Edition 38 had 300 + posts  :huh:

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Re: minimum post before trading
« Reply #8 on: 17 February 2010, 20:17 »
There plenty of things that could be done but as has been mentioned the section would be very quiet. People come on here purely to sell because they know people will buy. Obviously there are scammers about, but my theory on it all should be to go through a more secure method of paying, like PayPal, at least then you've got something to fall back on.

People that send money directly to other people's banks etc shouldn't do that, to prevent such from happening. Either meet them, or PayPal.

Paypal is not that good, send money as a gift you have no comeback also if it goes amiss and the guy has cleared his account out you have no real chance of getting any money back.
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Re: minimum post before trading
« Reply #9 on: 17 February 2010, 20:19 »
There plenty of things that could be done but as has been mentioned the section would be very quiet. People come on here purely to sell because they know people will buy. Obviously there are scammers about, but my theory on it all should be to go through a more secure method of paying, like PayPal, at least then you've got something to fall back on.

People that send money directly to other people's banks etc shouldn't do that, to prevent such from happening. Either meet them, or PayPal.

Paypal is not that good, send money as a gift you have no comeback also if it goes amiss and the guy has cleared his account out you have no real chance of getting any money back.

Don't send as a gift, and I'm just saying PayPal is a better option than transferring directly to a bank.