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mdm
29-Apr-2013, 23:27
Please can all theese new feedback threads for sale transactions be excluded from new posts. I dont want to know who has been done by who. When I do need to check someone out I know where to find then. They are spoiling the few minutes I get to look at real LF posts. I hope there are many people who feel the same way.

David

Lachlan 717
30-Apr-2013, 02:32
+1.

Ralph Barker
30-Apr-2013, 05:58
Good suggestion. We'll work on that.

mdm
30-Apr-2013, 11:51
Thanks.

David

Heroique
1-May-2013, 11:20
Like.

(Typed out since the forum engineers have not, quite yet, introduced a convenient “like” button to click.)

BrianShaw
1-May-2013, 11:31
I hope there are many people who feel the same way.


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Brian C. Miller
3-May-2013, 13:09
Please can all theese new feedback threads for sale transactions be excluded from new posts. I dont want to know who has been done by who. When I do need to check someone out I know where to find then. They are spoiling the few minutes I get to look at real LF posts. I hope there are many people who feel the same way.

David

The "Unified View" button uses the following link:
http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/search.php?do=getdaily&days=30&exclude=27,17,16

You can do a custom exclusion search by adding the number for the new forum like so:
http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/search.php?do=getdaily&days=30&exclude=27,17,16,32

mdm
3-May-2013, 13:47
Thanks. Thats good to know.

David

welly
8-May-2013, 05:13
Related but not really. I think the For Sale forum needs to be locked down even further. For example: this guy - flash-gordon (http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/member.php?36974-flash-gordon) has been a member since 1 August 2012. The only posts he's made is in the For Sale forum. I really believe that there should be a minimum number of posts as well as the 30 day requirement. People should have some history before being able to buy/sell stuff. I swear it's only asking for trouble, particularly when he's selling 13000 euros worth of camera.

Len Middleton
8-May-2013, 07:21
Related but not really. I think the For Sale forum needs to be locked down even further. For example: this guy - flash-gordon (http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/member.php?36974-flash-gordon) has been a member since 1 August 2012. The only posts he's made is in the For Sale forum. I really believe that there should be a minimum number of posts as well as the 30 day requirement. People should have some history before being able to buy/sell stuff. I swear it's only asking for trouble, particularly when he's selling 13000 euros worth of camera.

Trying to sell 13000 euros worth of camera...

It may be that his lack of participation makes him a relative unknown and that may greatly influence his ability to sell his stuff, and thus self limiting..

Certainly I would be cautious in dropping that amount of money without either knowing the individual or some way of managing the risk.

I do not know that number of posts will assist that much. After all one could just build their post count by "Like" or "+1", with little effort or insight into the individual.

As part of my professional practice I deal with performance measures a lot. I am a great believer in performance measures, and a great cynic of them...

My thoughts...

BrianShaw
8-May-2013, 08:08
...Certainly I would be cautious in dropping that amount of money without either knowing the individual or some way of managing the risk....

I understand Welly's comment but take Len's caution even further. For me it is a LOT less money than that when I get cautious about sellers I don't "know" other than their FS posts. There are several other folks who appear to be here (and on APUG) for the sole purpose of buying + selling. That doesn't bother me much, except for the one chap who I think actually "bid ne up" on an item I had already established an agreement to buy. That slightly upset me, but mostly becuase the seller basically told me what happened. Oh well...