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Topic: Verified Sellers
Posted By: jwoo
Subject: Verified Sellers
Date Posted: March 30 2012 at 2:36pm
Originally posted by jdinchak jdinchak wrote:

We have tags on our names for Paid or Presidency.  Why not a tag for Verified.  Verified could mean 1-2 people have vouched for you on purchases.  That way if you see two people offering on a coral, it may help you make your decision if you see that the person has been a good buyer/seller before.  



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Posted By: Lewy
Date Posted: March 30 2012 at 3:10pm
How would we verify? would it be the word of those members? I guess what I'm trying to write is how do we verify the word of the vouching member? If I see something offered by someone with under 50 points I wonder about the real committment of that person. But I see someone who has been a member for years with thousands of points I feel that person is more reputable with this club.

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Posted By: Josh95
Date Posted: March 30 2012 at 4:29pm
Well, im not sure, maybe a rating like whats on r2r and RC.
if you have a good experiance do a (+) and if the transaction went bad do a (-)


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Posted By: DLindquist
Date Posted: March 30 2012 at 4:56pm
Originally posted by jwoo jwoo wrote:

Originally posted by jdinchak jdinchak wrote:

We have tags on our names for Paid or Presidency.  Why not a tag for Verified.  Verified could mean 1-2 people have vouched for you on purchases.  That way if you see two people offering on a coral, it may help you make your decision if you see that the person has been a good buyer/seller before.  



Love the idea. +2 for Troy and Pam.

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Posted By: Laird
Date Posted: April 09 2012 at 11:58am
Bump, lets make this happen!

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Posted By: jwoo
Date Posted: April 09 2012 at 12:02pm
The Presidency will discuss this at our next meeting. Which should be fairly soon. We do one a quarter. We'll keep you up to date.

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Posted By: builderofdreams
Date Posted: April 09 2012 at 10:19pm
Ebays Feedback would be a good base to start with.

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Posted By: Akira
Date Posted: April 15 2012 at 7:14pm
Any word on this idea? I have had a few very positive trades lately and would like to share that info .....


Posted By: Josh95
Date Posted: April 15 2012 at 8:29pm
Originally posted by Akira Akira wrote:

Any word on this idea? I have had a few very positive trades lately and would like to share that info .....

I agree, I verify Akira as a seller/ trader.


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Posted By: Jeepkid
Date Posted: December 12 2013 at 11:25pm
It looks like this hit a wall. What happened? I like the idea of a rating system.

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Posted By: Mark Peterson
Date Posted: December 13 2013 at 6:44am
I believe that legal counsel would be that the presidency not attempt this because of the hassle involved in accomplishing fair treatment and for protection of the WMAS and themselves from libel suits.


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Posted By: ReefdUp
Date Posted: December 13 2013 at 9:41am
My own personal $0.02 is this...

I'm asked to arbitrate sales gone wrong quite frequently, even though I wasn't involved. It's difficult to get both sides of the story fully and to give fair recommendations. And, some people, no matter how fair of a resolution I suggest won't be happy until they get everything they want for absolutely nothing in return.

I expect we would see the same for a "verified" status. Yes, the vast majority of the time, people would probably receive a good rating, but we (as the Presidency) would probably end up spending the majority of our time trying to resolve poor ratings. Our (volunteer) time is spent tracking down speakers, arranging donations for raffles, fundraising, dealing with spam, etc. We're not complaining. We're just limited on how much time we can dedicate to certain aspects of the club. And, adding more people to the Presidency doesn't necessarily solve anything (more people in management often means even less gets done).

That was my own personal viewpoint. I will no longer serve on the Presidency in 2014 as I cannot dedicate the time required. What the new Presidency council decides is entirely up to them.

My recommendation is this. Instead of having a "verified" status, look up the person's profile. See how long they've been in the club, how much they've posted, and (in my opinion the most significant indicator) see how many times they've been "thanked". Getting a "thanks" may not be directly related to selling, but it does show how valued that club member is to the group.

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Posted By: Mike Savage
Date Posted: December 13 2013 at 10:30am
Thanks!

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Posted By: Jeepkid
Date Posted: December 13 2013 at 4:27pm
I do look at the things you mentioned Reefdup. It does give me more confidence in buying and selling from and to strangers. I didnt really think about how big of a burden it could turn in to for you guys. Im sure I speak for every member on here by saying that we do appreciate all the time and work you guys put in to keep this awesome site going.

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Posted By: bbeck4x4
Date Posted: December 15 2013 at 10:31pm
Bought more corals from  Builder of Dreams tonight the corals are all doing great, frags were bigger than we thought they would be, and he was able to throw in a few loose ones from his tank, Thanks Paul

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Posted By: sh2007
Date Posted: December 16 2013 at 7:24am
I like the idea. It is good to let member know who is doing a fair trade so the next one can be carefull on dealing with the person who does not follow through the trade or sale.


Posted By: Akira
Date Posted: January 06 2014 at 9:21pm
So i looked at my own profile and I have a few "thanks" How do you get them as I never knew I even had them?  This way I can thank others.



Posted By: Will Spencer
Date Posted: January 07 2014 at 8:55am
On the top right of each post is a "Thanks" button.  It's right between the "Post Options" button and the "Quote" button.  Users can click this button to thank the poster for their help or for posting good info, or for any other reason.


Posted By: Softplan
Date Posted: January 20 2014 at 9:29pm
Originally posted by Will Spencer Will Spencer wrote:

On the top right of each post is a "Thanks" button.  It's right between the "Post Options" button and the "Quote" button.  Users can click this button to thank the poster for their help or for posting good info, or for any other reason.

Good to know on the "thanks" button.  I'll make sure to use that.


Posted By: bur01014
Date Posted: January 21 2014 at 12:22pm
need "verified buyers" as well...sick of the no shows...


Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: January 21 2014 at 2:14pm
Doesn't seem like the "Thanks" button would be much help in determining a verified seller. I only took a quick look but it doesn't appear to be used very much.... Am I missing something?


Posted By: Will Spencer
Date Posted: January 21 2014 at 8:30pm
Just that people need to start using it more often.  When you look up someones Member's Profile you can see how many times that person has been thanked.  I would feel like someone with a lot of "Thanks" would probably be someone good to buy from or sell to.

We should all start using it more in my opinion.


Posted By: JohnnyHeavens
Date Posted: January 22 2014 at 11:16am
Originally posted by bur01014 bur01014 wrote:

need "verified buyers" as well...sick of the no shows...
Isn't that simply whom ever shows up with cash?


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Posted By: bur01014
Date Posted: January 22 2014 at 11:18am
Originally posted by JohnnyHeavens JohnnyHeavens wrote:

Originally posted by bur01014 bur01014 wrote:

need "verified buyers" as well...sick of the no shows...
Isn't that simply whom ever shows up with cash?


For sure...is there a way to tell on the forum how many times a member has shown up....with cash?  Sorry, maybe I am behind the times on here...


Posted By: Jeremyw
Date Posted: January 22 2014 at 11:29am
You know we have brought this up before and will bring it up again in Presidency meeting. We are having one within the week and I will bring it up. Thanks! 



Posted By: JohnnyHeavens
Date Posted: January 22 2014 at 11:46am
Originally posted by bur01014 bur01014 wrote:


For sure...is there a way to tell on the forum how many times a member has shown up....with cash?  Sorry, maybe I am behind the times on here...

Just ignore me. In my head I'm funnier than in text


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Posted By: LaRue
Date Posted: January 22 2014 at 12:58pm
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Posted By: ReefOn
Date Posted: January 22 2014 at 1:17pm
On my mobile device, there is no option for thanks.

Otherwise I would just be thanking everyone who came into the store, lol, cause you know it's hard to walk out without leaving some cash behind.

I have to agree with Johnny, I too am way more funny in my head than in text.

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Posted By: JustAddSalt
Date Posted: March 13 2014 at 4:21pm
I wish I would have notice a long time ago about the thanks button..  I would have definitely put a big thanks to Nick for all the awesome frags he sold me awhile back.   I think he has very fair and is very easy to do business with in my opinion.   so a +1 for Nick


Posted By: Nick801
Date Posted: March 13 2014 at 4:43pm
Thanks Gary =) ... Pretty sure the *Thanks* are just thanking someone for their reply to a post and has nothing to do with selling...

notice I'll hit thanks for your reply here...


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