Marketplace User Resource

amacgenius

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I call it MacRumors: Best Sellers it's a list of users whom I've dealt with here in the Marketplace and what I think of them and how the transaction went, etc.

I think it will serve as a good resource for others here in the marketplace when working out deals with other users, it's something they can check and see if the user is a good person (and if there not on the list, then they can judge for themselves).

This is merely a resource and doesn't mean who isn't on the list isn't great to deal with.

Link: MacRumors: Best Sellers

(Mods/Gods sorry this isn't a FS thread, I just felt it'd be nice to let others know.)
 

wnameth

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thanks for the good praise, i think that is a great idea, i think we should make a sticky for people to post praise for each member they have dealt with....
thanks,

-wes
 

amacgenius

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I was debating setting up a form where people can submit their feedback on a user and then I'll look up the user and post the feedback on the page. I just need to find a contact form. :)
 

wnameth

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amacgenius said:
I was debating setting up a form where people can submit their feedback on a user and then I'll look up the user and post the feedback on the page. I just need to find a contact form. :)
that would be very useful, you could always do it through your website..:)
 

amacgenius

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User Feedback Submissions

I've setup a form that will enable users to submit feedback about others, just follow the instructions on the form, it's emailed to me then I review it and post it on the site:

User Submission
 

ipacmm

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amacgenius said:
I've setup a form that will enable users to submit feedback about others, just follow the instructions on the form, it's emailed to me then I review it and post it on the site:

User Submission
cool. It looks good, the only thing is that the link to the Marketplace doesn't work...it comes back with a 404 error.
 

Kwyjibo

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Its a good idea but ...

1) I don't know if its good to be run by a member - it may lack impartiality that I forsee.
2) I don't think you should accept feedback for yourself ... again a conflict of interest
3) I would make a note at the top that its run by a user and not official.
4) do we need this?
 

wnameth

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won't most people think they are all feedback from you, since it is on your site? like if i leave feedback, how will they know i left it?
 

amacgenius

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wnameth said:
won't most people think they are all feedback from you, since it is on your site? like if i leave feedback, how will they know i left it?
I added this to the header:

"All feedback submitted by MR users"

That way people can tell it's MR users and not just me.
 

rdowns

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Personally, I don't think this is appropriate. You should remove the MR logo from the page.
 

Blue Velvet

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rdowns said:
You should remove the MR logo from the page.
Absolutely second that. Don't mean to be harsh but it's not a MR site and using the logo is overstepping the mark.

Don't wait for a mod or god to politely ask you.
Please do yourself a favour and remove it.
 

amacgenius

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MacRumors Logo removed in favor of this:



Also, gotten two submissions already, one was a duplicated and the other was added to the page.
 

wnameth

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this has my vote to be a sticky (well the link can be inside a thread which should be a sticky)

anyone else think this should be a sticky so frequent sellers/buyers can refer to it?

thanks,

-wes
 

amacgenius

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wnameth said:
this has my vote to be a sticky (well the link can be inside a thread which should be a sticky)

anyone else think this should be a sticky so frequent sellers/buyers can refer to it?

thanks,

-wes
Thanks wes, this thread probably shouldn't be stickied, but rather the link. Also, I've gotten 3 submissions so far, all good words :).

(Also in a 3 hour time period the page has gotten over 230 hits.)
 

applekid

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Holy crap! I'm on the list! :D

Thank you for the kind words.

MacRumors could use a little system for buyer/seller feedback.
 

ITASOR

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How are you going to validate the feedback? What if someone goes and submits a bad feedback about 20 people they've never even dealt with?

It's a good idea but I really don't see how it's humanely possible to keep up with and run as a "fair" service.
 

ipacmm

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ITASOR said:
How are you going to validate the feedback? What if someone goes and submits a bad feedback about 20 people they've never even dealt with?

It's a good idea but I really don't see how it's humanely possible to keep up with and run as a "fair" service.
that was my only thought when you opened it up for anyone to post.
 

ITASOR

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ipacmm said:
that was my only thought when you opened it up for anyone to post.
The only way I can see it working better is if the person submits a link to the deal or something, but even that would be almost impossible to verify...

Think about it...what if I submit right now: "userx scammed me out of blah, never contacted me about anything and had just a plain crappy deal"

What can you really do? You can't choose just to accept it or not...if it's feedback, you have to leave it there, yet it may be 100% false.