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Discussion in 'Suggestion Box & Feedback' started by Outlaw.99, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Outlaw.99

    Outlaw.99 Android Enthusiast
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    As a fan and frequenter of the classifieds, it appears we should be like other sites and :

    a) Put a minimum post requirement on posting and/or new threads in that section.

    b) Make a picture of ACTUAL item and PRICE a requirement within 24 hours of posting.

    c) Have a feedback system like on http://www.pbnation.com/feedback.php?u=315715


    Just some ideas.. Thank you...
     



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  2. Phases

    Phases NO LONGER ADMIN

    Thanks for the feedback, I'd like to overhaul that system as well.
     
  3. Outlaw.99

    Outlaw.99 Android Enthusiast
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  4. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA)

    Solid ideas. I think the whole feedback system has been brought up and is being looked into from what I can remember.
     
  5. Outlaw.99

    Outlaw.99 Android Enthusiast
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    I would also be willing to help in this project in any way I can.. I do quite a bit of online trading, and offer my time to help improve our trading area...
     
  6. Phases

    Phases NO LONGER ADMIN

    Well, there's a plugin Rob has his eye on that should hopefully meet all the needs. Unfortunately his list of stuff right now is too long for me to expect it any time soon. Certainly not before MWC - which is where he is headed in a couple days.
     
  7. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice


    Ironically, if it had been reported we would have taken care of it sooner ;)


    I'll say no they aren't free game. The reason for this is if by chance it's not a spammer (in this case it was) then it provides a bit more work to clean up threads. Additionally, it has the potential to scare away new users :)
     
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  8. Outlaw.99

    Outlaw.99 Android Enthusiast
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    I was just messing with that comment...That thread just happened to be blatant and obvious, and like the 20th of that type Ive put the Spam image on... Ill behave, promise... ;)
     
  9. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA)

    Phases, has there been any progress on this?
     
  10. Phases

    Phases NO LONGER ADMIN

    We talked about it briefly today during our call, but he only thing that came from it was that the curren options aren't ideal. We do want to improve, though.
     
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  11. Outlaw.99

    Outlaw.99 Android Enthusiast
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    Still a fair amount of spam threads, and people only coming to site to post their items for sale... You get a lot with 1 post and no pictures or price (key elements when selling used items) as to not prove any legitimacy yet want you to send 200-300 blindly their way in hopes that its a decent device, or that they even ship it...

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    Some of the reported spam-looking posts in the Vendor section of Classifieds remain because they're not posted all over the place, just there, and often just the one post with the link.

    When Guides see obvious spam, in Classifies or anywhere else we encounter it, we remove it from the forums and place it in a special Trashcan. But questionable stuff gets left where it is and reported by us just like other members do.

    It's up to the Moderators, but as they always say, it's best to keep reporting because over-reporting is a lot better than under-reporting. ;)
     
  13. Outlaw.99

    Outlaw.99 Android Enthusiast
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    But you notice, most of the ones reported, have that one spam post as their only activity here...To help curve that, having a minimum limit of 50 posts to even view the classifieds would help....

    Could some of them be legit vendor still?.. Perhaps, but not likely...
     
  14. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA)

    As long as they keep to their one thread within the Vender forum, then (for the most part) it is fine. Although, I've personally seen and deleted a few threads in that forum that were blatantly spam, so definitely report just to be sure.

    As for the actual classifieds forum, I'd keep reporting those as well so that we (the moderators) can handle them accordingly. This is the best solution at the moment until Phases sets up something to combat the 1-post-and-I'm-gone posts.

    I wouldn't go as far as 50 posts, but I'd say a 10-15 post range restriction should probably be implemented as well as a feedback system to keep things legit and safe for everyone involved.
     
  15. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    Yep, "drive by" spam is still spam. Report what you suspect. It'll always be looked at.
     
  16. Outlaw.99

    Outlaw.99 Android Enthusiast
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    Will do... Also, I dont want it to appear Im bashing the current system here... Just throwing out ideas that could help other members from getting taken and improve the classifieds in our little corner of the Android world... :p
     
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  17. Bob Cat

    Bob Cat Careful, They're sharp!!
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    It would be nice if items that get sold could somehow deleted or shown as sold.
     
  18. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice


    The users should be locking their sold item threads (per classified section sticky of rules). If you see any that need locked, click the report post button and we'll lock it. :)
     
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  19. Outlaw.99

    Outlaw.99 Android Enthusiast
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    Any word on a push to improve ??.. It does appear our classifieds have picked up... Mods have been quick to delete reported spam, but a feedback system would rock...
     
  20. Phases

    Phases NO LONGER ADMIN

    I'll bring it up with my next meeting with Rob and see what we can do.
     
  21. Outlaw.99

    Outlaw.99 Android Enthusiast
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    I see it's starting to be looked into and now has a standard form to fill out... Excellant!

    I've been gone a while but will be hanging out in classifieds and older device forums quite a bit now...
     
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