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Old 2009.09.26, 01:04 PM   #16
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Ontario, why am I not surprised.

Positive feedback in threads is always appreciated.

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A feedback section could potentially help the ease
in researching sellers.

As is the current set up is less labor intensive and
works. Even if there were a feedback section,
I'd venture to guess 70-80% wouldn't even bother.

Weird dichotomy in that you want to keep the person's
interest fresh and nurture it, but at the same time you
want to protect them.

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I think 50 posts is a stupid idea: the reality is you can't
protect them.

If someone's looking to scam, whatever amount of
posts can't protect the buyer. On the flip side of that
we also have the run of the mill nutjobs every now
and then, so sellers aren't protected either, no matter
what the post count.

As is, the buyer already has to do their own research
in wading through posts... why compound that in forcing
them to go to 50... I'm pretty sure I'm not in the minority
in having good sales with some stand up guys with lower post
counts.

Maybe a recommendation for them to read up on the
seller (hopefully verified) or a quick pm to past buyers
(most people here are really cool about that) would be
better than an absurdly random post count.

I suppose the only thing we can do now is what we have
been doing; post feedback in threads when possible, be
vigil for each other and of course, post crap to get to
50...


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Old 2009.09.26, 01:45 PM   #17
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See parts, that is one problem I see with the 50 post rule. Some people just post junk to get their quota. It should be noted that the 50 post's should be of something valid rather than just a number. If you just post to post for quota sake, it shouldn't count in my opinion.
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Old 2009.09.26, 01:55 PM   #18
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you can read back through the last 50 posts of a member to determine if they are worthless or not yourself.

members with less than 50 can always ask a moderator for permission. this has been done countless times. yes, at times well respected but infrequent posting members do sell items and they still have been able to do so. it just requires vetting by a moderator.

it's not perfect, i get it. it's what we have and what has served us well for a very long time. were always open to suggestions however
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Old 2009.09.26, 04:59 PM   #19
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i wasn't talking about a ebay style feedback, i was talking more along the lines of, theres a thread of your "screen name" and people post good or bad things in it

here is an example
http://www.teknotik.com/jdmrides/for...splay.php?f=29

its vary simple and it works

i dont look a post counts, i have maybe 50 and ive done alot of deals with members and have no problems

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Old 2009.09.26, 05:10 PM   #20
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these are the types of threads that i feel simply lead to wasted space. it's all good provided the replies are good. once they go bad, it almost always degenerates to wasted space. more often than not, this is what happens thus my dislike for this method.
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Old 2009.09.26, 05:24 PM   #21
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what method would be good for the site then?
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Old 2009.09.26, 05:32 PM   #22
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as has been suggested, post feedback replies to the posts.
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Old 2009.09.26, 05:53 PM   #23
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i don't want to come off as a *******, but dont those threads become trash?
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no. they simply don't get replies and fall back off the page due to lack of activity.
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Old 2009.09.26, 11:11 PM   #25
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what method would be good for the site then?
the best for the sight/seller is what we currently have...
the best for the member/buyer would make it complicated for the sight....

As a buyer the best thing you can do is ask questions. When dealing dont assume anything......

this sight is a forum for questions/answers related to mini z s the for sale section is really a hook to try and attract members.
The for sale section is really a dream for true sellers....
free ads a huge memberbase for potential purchases. A free place for private messages....

Me I dont really sell things but I use the for sale section to gauge what things are worth what is good and what is bad....
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i doubt the marketplace is the hook you think it is. we've been the largest mini-z forum long before the marketplace was formalized. i'm sure it draws some to sell but those that do that typically don't stick around. think of them as transient members, they come and go.

our hook is the relative lack of trouble, general atmosphere of mutual respect and participation from some of the top people in the mini-z community. we build a better community and the members will come naturally. we don't need gimicks
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i doubt the marketplace is the hook you think it is. we've been the largest mini-z forum long before the marketplace was formalized. i'm sure it draws some to sell but those that do that typically don't stick around. think of them as transient members, they come and go.

our hook is the relative lack of trouble, general atmosphere of mutual respect and participation from some of the top people in the mini-z community. we build a better community and the members will come naturally. we don't need gimicks
Looks like Mini Z racer uses a treble hook.......
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Post counts are definatly not the way, I have a high post count, but I tend to take for ever to ship things out.

On another forum I once went to often, it is usually the anal-clique group that has the high post counts, due to private chats to each other, and at least half of the 20 or so in the clique are complete... well lets just use our imaginations on this child friendly server
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i wasnt saying the best way of ensuring a safe deal was to check their post count, i said most people judge it by their post count

myself when they have alot of posts, i tend to check not their posts, but their threads to check for previous sales.
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Post count is also a show of face. If I'm on here often and post often that means I have a pretty good interest in the hobby and the forum. It's that genuine interest that builds the character of the member and helps buyers better determine if this person is here to support the hobby or just here to build up the 50 posts to make a quick buck and move on.

I think feedback in the original FS thread is good enough. It confines the feedback for that particular sale to that particular thread and that particular transaction. Everyone makes mistakes and we can't let one bad transaction skew the members integrity across the board.

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