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Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by KmH, May 13, 2010.

  1. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    IMO. It sucks that people who are not contributing forum members can come here and list gear for sale with their first ever post. :(
     
  2. eric-holmes

    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It's also an easy way for scams and spam to happen. There should be a post limit or minimum day period before you can post. But nothing will change. This has all been mentioned before.
     
  3. c.cloudwalker

    c.cloudwalker TPF Noob!

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    Doesn't bother me. If you buy from such a person and get scammed, you only have yourself to blame. I wouldn't buy from one of them myself. Then again I don't buy from people with just a few feedback ratings on e-bay.

    It's common sense which I realize is in short supply these days... :lmao:
     
  4. Dallmeyer

    Dallmeyer TPF Noob!

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    A reasonable number of posts which shows genuine interest, before the Buy/Sell section becomes accessible.
     
  5. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This has been brought up before. The problem is that if we institute some sort of regulation for posting in the buy/sell section...either a minimum number of posts or a length of time...it might be construed that the forum is then validating them as trustworthy. But of course, we don't/can't validate that, so it would still be up to everyone to use the best judgment...just like it is now.
     
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    ghache TPF Noob!

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    buyer be aware.
     
  7. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    It seems a disclaimer could be added to the forum FAQs page, on the Buy/Sell forum sections page banner, and on the Buy/Sell page itself, so TPF would be covered six ways to Sunday.
     

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