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Old July 23, 2008, 08:49 AM   #1
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No priviliges to post "For Sale Ads" until "X" number of posts

I know other forums do this, have you considered not allowing new members to post in the for sale section until they attain a certain number of posts? Typically I have seen this number as 50-70. I would think this would limit a lot of scammers.
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Old July 23, 2008, 12:42 PM   #2
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+1 seems like we are getting a lot of cell phone guys lately.
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Old July 23, 2008, 05:27 PM   #3
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Waiting period

Some require a membership time of thirty days.
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Old July 25, 2008, 12:04 AM   #4
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there should be some kind of "reputation" button or something so you could click it. and as a buyer (someone like me, who doesnt want to get scammed) could see who has added to the reputation of this person while checking up on the people clicking the reputation button... that way we can see who trusts this seller, and if the people who are clicking the "rep" button are real. sorry if that doesnt make sense. but in my head it makes perfect sense hahaha
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Old July 27, 2008, 10:10 PM   #5
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I like fairview mick's idea. The problem with requiring x posts is that many people, like myself, don't have the experiance to give advise and thankfully have not had any problems with my guns to ask questions about.

Because of this I mostly lurk.

If you want though, I can go around posting things like:

"Glock iz de best man!"
or
"Brand X is better than brand Y by far. A buddy of mine had one and it jammed once."

Basicly you get a bunch of worthless post from someone who doesn't really know anything.

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Old July 28, 2008, 07:08 PM   #6
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maybe they could add some kind of verification of account. like paypal makes you verify the amount they transfered into your bank account before your bank account is active and verified.

maybe tfl could do some sort of information verification through cell phone via text like facebook... not perfect but takes more steps to have a "verified" account; could possibly keep spammers at bay.
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Old July 28, 2008, 07:41 PM   #7
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If you require 50+ posts before listing "for sale" messages, spammers will just post 50 garbage messages first -- all in about 10 seconds. It will take longer than that to clean up the s*** after they leave.

2 weeks membership first before "for sale" privileges might work.

Of course there is nothing stopping them from posting spam in the General forum when the mods are asleep.
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Old July 28, 2008, 09:06 PM   #8
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There are some very good ideas here (like zxcvbob's just above), but for now I don't think the scope of the problem warrants extreme measures be taken by staff. If we get to the point where there are multiple spam messages each day, then maybe. For now, dealing with them on a case-by-case basis seems to work well enough.
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Old July 28, 2008, 10:46 PM   #9
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Old July 28, 2008, 10:56 PM   #10
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Im about to buy brass from a guy for 25 bucks for 500, he has 2 posts....Scam?
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Old July 30, 2008, 05:52 PM   #11
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what ever happened to "trust thy fellow man". I ordered a ($240) powder measure from Harrells, he didn't want any money up front, he said he would box it up and send it. I f like it pay him in whatever form, if not send it back and if I fail to pay "that is an issue between me and the big guy" however, he will continue to conduct business the same way he always has. Trust is a two way street and there are too many ways to circumvent a scam to mention.
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Old July 30, 2008, 07:06 PM   #12
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what ever happened to "trust thy fellow man".
I don't think it has anything to do with trust, I think it's just a speed bump to keep the "herbal viagra" (etc) spammers away so the admins don't have to spend so much time deleting stuff and cancelling accounts.
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Old July 31, 2008, 02:10 AM   #13
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actually a really nice feature that has cut down spam and trolls in a mixed martial arts board that i'm on, is an "IP Address check" button. It will list all posters with the same IP address.
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Old August 22, 2008, 08:03 AM   #14
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Ithink post counts reflect little on a person's character.
I know of a fewinstances on a different forum(I won't mention), of where senior members with hundreds, if not thousands of posts, have burned some people.

I know it's more likely to happen with noobs, but seniority does not come with a gurantee.
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