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How to get rid of spammers and Scams in the Classifieds

 


Poll: How to get rid of spammers and Scams in the Classifieds
Great Idea!
Good Idea but I am afraid that People with little posts will not put stuff in the Classifieds anymore.
The tradeoff of loosing some posts for having less Spam IS worth it.
The tradeoff of loosing some posts for having less Spam IS NOT worth it.
Bad Idea because (please explain)
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Hausse  (C 1)

Mar 13, 2009, 10:33 AM
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How to get rid of spammers and Scams in the Classifieds Quote | Reply

I just saw an interesting way another forum handles Spammer and Scamer in their Classifieds.

In order to be allowed to post a classifieds add, the poster must have:

-An Account
-Account must be 30 days old
-Account must have 30 posts

I thought that sounds like a good way to get rid of some of the Scams.

Made a Poll out of it to see what you guys think.


Premier PhreeZone  (D License)
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Mar 13, 2009, 11:09 AM
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Re: [Hausse] How to get rid of spammers and Scams in the Classifieds [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I'm on another forum that does that and all that it ends up doing is flooding the forums with one line comments and other stuff to rack up the count to get it to post ads.


Bolas  (D License)

Mar 16, 2009, 5:26 PM
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Re: [PhreeZone] How to get rid of spammers and Scams in the Classifieds [In reply to] Quote | Reply

In reply to:
I'm on another forum that does that and all that it ends up doing is flooding the forums with one line comments and other stuff to rack up the count to get it to post ads.

I agree that post minimums is not the way to go.

Perhaps some sort of additional info that is required stating someone who knows of you in the skydiving world prior to allowing one to use the classifieds like some sort of "vouch" system before they place or respond to their first ad. This would remove the anonymity aspect that scammers and spammers utilize.

Buyers or sellers could request a persons info be confirmed on any transaction they are unsure of as well.



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