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Old Mar 28, 2012, 05:47 PM
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What do you think of Trader Talk?

I haven't been a member here for very long, so I hope this hasn't been done to death, but I just thought I'd get some opinions.

Even though it seems to produce a lot of dead horse beatings and threads where people are called out as scammers prematurely, I still like the whole concept of the "Trader Talk" section. It's nice to know that if you have major issues with another member, you can make them known publicly, so that others can be forewarned.

I'm also a member on another RC site, and I had a trade issue a while back with a member. Calling somebody out is against their rules, so other than possibly giving them bad feedback, you're pretty much SOL. I would have liked to have warned people about my terrible experience. (actually I did, but the thread was deleted because it violated the "don't call people out rule")

What does everybody else think of Trader Talk? Is it good to have open discussion about bad experiences, or does it breed more problems than it solves?

P.S. I know Trader Talk isn't just used to air out grievances and report scammers, but I suppose that's the part that I'm focusing on.
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 06:07 PM
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Personally....I love it
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 06:16 PM
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Yep, Trader Talk does have its place!

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Old Mar 28, 2012, 06:22 PM
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Shoot I forgot.....pass it down silvaire....thanks

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Old Mar 28, 2012, 07:19 PM
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there's alotta attackers on here........this gives them another venue.
Usually you see the same ones ganging up after someone posts a complaint.
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 07:32 PM
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there's alotta attackers on here........this gives them another venue.
Usually you see the same ones ganging up after someone posts a complaint.
YUP !! ..it's reading enjoyment .at it's finest
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 07:35 PM
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sometimes! lol
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 08:15 PM
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It is truly my source of entertainment. It is quite ridiculous some of the things posted on this section. That being said, it can be quite helpful in figuring out new scams, people not to deal with etc.
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 08:39 PM
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[QUOTE=racie34;21170985]there's alotta attackers on here........this gives them another venue.
Usually you see the same ones ganging up after someone posts a complaint.[/QU

glad to see someone else realizes this. they lurk the threads looking for trouble and know " NOTHING ABOUT THE FACTS ! now if they were actually thier and witnessed the situation might have something constructive to say, but most times thier just blowin smoke and have nothin better to do and admin is no better for letting it go on ! thiers always some in every crowd and very typical of this site. sorry the OP has see this garbage goin on
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 08:45 PM
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there's alotta attackers on here........this gives them another venue.
Usually you see the same ones ganging up after someone posts a complaint.[/QU

t sure! and glad to see someone else relizes this. they lurk the threads looking for trouble and know " NOTHING ABOUT THE FACTS ! now if they were actually thier and witnessed the situation might have something constructive to say, but most times thier just blowin smoke and have nothin better to do ,thiers always some in every crowd and very typical of this site
Now THAT is funny....


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Old Mar 29, 2012, 04:10 PM
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glad to see someone else realizes this. they lurk the threads looking for trouble and know " NOTHING ABOUT THE FACTS ! now if they were actually thier and witnessed the situation might have something constructive to say, but most times thier just blowin smoke and have nothin better to do and admin is no better for letting it go on ! thiers always some in every crowd and very typical of this site. sorry the OP has see this garbage goin on[/QUOTE]


Trader talk has it's place.

Many times though people start a thread calling people scammers, frauds, and cheats, then give partial information about why they feel that way. Of course other members come in and ask for more details, then offer their opinion. Sometimes the OP takes that information and does something usefull with it, other times they get defensive and angry when they don't find that everyone agrees with them. Sometimes the other party in the transaction gets involved, and all of the information comes out. Sometimes things get ironed out and everyone is happy. Sometimes. I like those threads the best.

Also love seeing threads about potential new trading partners and companies where I can spend my secret slush fund.
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Old Apr 10, 2012, 07:42 PM
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there's alotta attackers on here........this gives them another venue.
Usually you see the same ones ganging up after someone posts a complaint.
Cloudflying knows exactly whats its like to get ganged up on .

Good to see you dude .
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Old Apr 10, 2012, 08:06 PM
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I think its a great forum....even when someone does bring up something that has been previously chewed on..does bother me a bit see some say its been talked about time and time again...Blah Blah Blah...What those guys don't take into count is ya have new members gittin involved ..and they have no clue to whats been talked bout in the times they weren't involved....and don't know how to Navigate the system..heck i been here a few years and still don't know the ropes...there is a lot of Info that comes to the table here...So I thinks its a good thing.....Billy..
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Old Apr 10, 2012, 09:44 PM
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Cloudflying knows exactly whats its like to get ganged up on .

Good to see you dude .
Wasnt sure when to poke my head out of the sand....
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Old Apr 11, 2012, 02:21 PM
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It definitely has it's place because it's the only way for people to put these scammers out in the open. I have seen some premature accusations, for sure, but the thread usually clearly shows that. And, people that realize they were wrong often delete the thread or change the title.

P.S. Just for future reference... THERE, THEIR, and THEY'RE all have different meanings.
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