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    Suggestion on Classified ads

    I continue to see the spam in our classifieds maybe if you install a rule that says you can't sell unless you have x amount of posts?

    I know they do that in some other forums I belong to....just a thought

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    Not a bad suggestion, thanks, we may implement it.

    Unfortunately the spam is not limited to just that forum

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    Yes it's in all forums, but it's a good suggestion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    Not a bad suggestion, thanks, we may implement it.

    Unfortunately the spam is not limited to just that forum
    What about banning IP ranges associated with the countries with these cell phone spammers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    What about banning IP ranges associated with the countries with these cell phone spammers?
    We're doing that....keeping track of the common blocks. It's like playing "whack a mole" though.

    But I think Rainbow may have been referring to peeps who come in to sell a few things...not the outright spammers like the cell phone and handbag spammers. Those heavy spammers don't care about the rules anyways...they're already breaking them by spamming.
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    Tortoises R0cks :D Rivas's Avatar
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    When I posted this suggestion ...when it was ...8 months ago?
    I said I'm not selling to new members/low post counts I got slapped heh.
    One way or other I dont care what you guys are going to decide.
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    Rivas, the fact that you choose [not] to sell to some members with fewer than x posts is different than what Rainbow suggested for reducing spam.

    Oh, and also we try to be as objective as possible.

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    "Let the buyer beware"--Caveat emptor

    "let the seller beware"---Caveat venditor

    You have to use common sense on buying and selling in the classified section.
    A guy comes in with a very low post count ( 1-10 ), and offers a unbelievable deal on expensive merchandise, a red flag should go up.

    That is why I suggested a feedback section among regular members. For the most part, it has worked, and has been helpful...
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    Selling to a new member, 1-10 posts, isnt so bad, you could demand payment upfront.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    Selling to a new member, 1-10 posts, isnt so bad, you could demand payment upfront.
    exactly**, that is why I mentioned seller, not buyer with low post count. My 1st purchase here was from a guy named greg-hard, a 512mb stick of ram. I had about 20-25 posts. Polite member, don't know what happened to him, but got it for 1/2 price from retail back then.. One of the things that drew me to the site was the marketplace, and how members helped each other out-- sometimes giving away hardware to a member that needed something.
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