Code Blue! in the Marketplace

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by skoker, Jun 15, 2006.

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Should the Marketplace have a Feedback System?

  1. :) Yes, great idea.

    47 vote(s)
    56.6%
  2. :( No, It's fine now it is.

    12 vote(s)
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  3. I don't use/read the Marketplace.

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  1. skoker macrumors 68000

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    Is it just me or is the marketplace SCREAMING for attention? In the past 2 weeks I've seen at least 5 threads about deals gone sour, stuff like that.

    Does the Marketplace need some reform?
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Yes. Make it only available to contributors.

    I might be kidding. Or maybe not...
     
  3. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Feedback system, 200 post minimum, member for at least 6 months.
     
  4. eva01 macrumors 601

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    yes, getting rid of it would work
     
  5. iGary Guest

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    *knods head*
     
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    That wouldn't be enough to fix the problem. It was never meant to be a true venue for sales. The problem is that people want it to be more than it is or can easily be.

    It would be better if people used a separate service that provided everything they wanted, instead of asking Arn and company to make major modifications to MacRumors to satisfy a few, vocal people.
     
  7. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    I wasn't serious and I completely agree with you. I've occasionally used the marketplace to give stuff away and have made a couple of small sales. Each time, everything has gone perfectly.

    Frankly, threads about how the marketplace must be saved from itself are becoming more irritating than the abuses that have taken place in the past, particularly as the OP knows full well that extensive discussions about this very matter have already taken place elsewhere.
     
  8. rdowns Suspended

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    As BV said, this has been discussed. Recent changes were made and hopefully this issue can go away.


    By the way, Blue, how'd you get such a big, new tar?
     

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  12. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I wanted to mention that a few thousand times.
     
  13. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I'm not a big fan of the marketplace... it seems it just creates trouble and bad blood... if it was used for the occasional off-loading of hardware and/or software for long-time members (contributors?) than it might work, but there seems like some almost have made small businesses in there more or less legitimate, and that wasn't really the purpose, was it...?

    I think MR is much better off without the marketplace all together! Let's put it out of its misery, please...?
     
  14. gallagb macrumors 6502

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    i like it

    i find it a useful & easy place to sell little odd mac things

    e-bay is a pain
    CL doesn't have a wide user base where i live

    MR really makes sense & is easy to sell the mac-related products

    just my thoughts
     
  15. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    We could make it 100 posts to even VIEW the marketplace, I've seen this at other forums. Typically it was used to hide things much worse than buy/selling / trading of Mac Junk, but thats a whole other story. This seems like an odd suggestion, and it would eliminate much of the potential customers BUT it would increase the quality of transactions.


    to be honest I don't think a feedback system is worth the time it would take to manage / maintain. The results wouldn't be any better, that user had little feedback here, who says that all users would use the system, or us it properly. Who makes the final call on the feedback, are the mods now arbitrators for deals? Sounds like if we need a feedback system the whole marketplace has become more hassle than its worth.
     
  16. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Contributors or Avatar status only.

    I got my great deal via the Marketplace.
     
  17. OutThere macrumors 603

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    QFT.
     
  18. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    It makes me happy that I didn't post my other thoughts. :D
     
  19. OutThere macrumors 603

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    I've run into that situation a few times...

    Post->Quoted->Edit->Re-read thread->'Damn.' :p
     
  20. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    That's why I'm using a special style sheet with a Wait a while button.
     
  21. skoker thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I used to be a huge supporter of the MP but frankly I'm hoping that it would just go away. It's becoming really annoying to see all of the people getting scammed in one way or another (It's happened to me once, I just haven't really made it public because the Powers that Be™ are looking into it.)

    As the OQ would note, this isn't a thread about all the newbs spamming the Marketplace or anything like that. It's about the new string of people complaining (or rather, bring to lite) their bad deals.
     
  22. amacgenius macrumors 68000

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    I meet all of those requirements, and I've never had/done any deals that went sour, so I'm lucky.

    I do agree we need higher requirements than just the 100 post count, I think avatar equipped members only would be a great revision to the rules.
     
  23. skoker thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Personally, I think that 100 posts to even ENTER the MP would work better than the current rules.
     
  24. amacgenius macrumors 68000

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    That would work too, or (extreme case) you have to pay a fee (like contrib status only it could be mp status, etc) to enter/sell inside the marketplace, kind of like sitepoint's marketplace does to place an "ad".
     
  25. amacgenius macrumors 68000

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    I hate to play on both sides of the fence, but if you're going to use the Marketplace in the first place, it should be as it is over at Mac-Forums:

    ;).
     
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