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Offline badon

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Need a "Marketplace" forum
« on: May 05, 2010, 04:22:27 PM »
Need a "Marketplace" forum for buying and selling amongst forum members.

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Re: Need a "Marketplace" forum
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2010, 05:27:15 PM »
Great idea , i would like that also.

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Re: Need a "Marketplace" forum
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2010, 07:34:03 PM »
Does anyone else wanna marketplace??   :001_cool:
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Re: Need a "Marketplace" forum
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2010, 09:27:21 PM »
Sounds great.

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Re: Need a "Marketplace" forum
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2010, 12:06:24 AM »
I vote for "YES"

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Re: Need a "Marketplace" forum
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2010, 05:30:45 AM »
That idea has my vote.

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Re: Need a "Marketplace" forum
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2010, 05:49:46 AM »


+1 vote. :)

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Re: Need a "Marketplace" forum
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2010, 04:34:55 PM »
"Qualified" yes. Since this is an open forum we need to work out detials to avoid any potential abuse by "unwanted" visitors. 

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Re: Need a "Marketplace" forum
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2010, 06:23:55 PM »
I suggest we worry about problems later. As long as the traffic here is so small, any problems will be small.

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Re: Need a "Marketplace" forum
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2010, 07:28:37 PM »
7 votes in 2 days!   OK, enough to make me work.   :lol:
The new forum will be for Members Only.  I will get it set up within the next couple of days.

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Since you start this thread and probably will make me busy for a while, do you mind to become a moderator of the upcoming new section?   ;)



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Re: Need a "Marketplace" forum
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2010, 07:30:23 PM »
I am happy to help out wherever I can. I would like to see this forum grow.

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Re: Need a "Marketplace" forum
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2010, 07:41:01 PM »
I am happy to help out wherever I can. I would like to see this forum grow.

Thanks!!!  I will add you once the marketplace is up and runnning.   
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Re: Need a "Marketplace" forum
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2010, 10:32:00 PM »
I only trust 'Snowball'. And think we need someone as a middle man for any $ related transactions. Otherwise, problem may happen....soon or later...

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Re: Need a "Marketplace" forum
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2010, 10:51:26 PM »
Most of the people here right now are well known dealers or collectors with good reputations. I think if people make their own deals here, they'll either already know each other, or they'll be able to get references.

Other than that, I think it's the responsibility of the people involved to make sure a deal is good. I don't think the forum administration should endorse or enforce transactions. Ebay does that already, and the whole point of a marketplace is so people can connect with each other without Ebay.

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Re: Need a "Marketplace" forum
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2010, 11:46:51 PM »
I was under an impression that "marketplace forum" should be similar to newspaper's classfied advertisement. Any transaction ought be done outside this forum. It will be sellers and buyers responsibility to work out the contract and has nothing to do with this forum. Anything more than that, my vote will be "No".

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Re: Need a "Marketplace" forum
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2010, 01:43:53 AM »
That's right.

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Re: Need a "Marketplace" forum
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2010, 04:10:26 AM »
I'm definitely in favour of 'Marketplace' forum. But it'll probably need more policing. It sure would attract those unwanted spam.

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Re: Need a "Marketplace" forum
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2010, 11:42:39 AM »
That's really easy to do in the forum settings. People with less than a certain number of posts would not be able to post to the marketplace forum, but they would be able to send a PM to someone who posted something for sale.

That would stop anyone who isn't a normal participant in these forums from posting there, but it wouldn't stop them from buying. However, I want to repeat what I've said before. This forum doesn't have this problem now, so there's no reason to hold things up while worrying about problems we don't have yet.
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Re: Need a "Marketplace" forum
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2010, 01:06:28 PM »
The Buy, Sell & Trade board is now up under the Features category.  This new board can only be seen and accessed by members who have 3+ posts.  I also assigned kesheng as moderator.  Kesheng is my friend in Guangzhou China. Since this is a Chinese coin forum, having someone understanding the coin market in China will be very helpful for this community.  The most important part is that he is able to take care the forum while I am sleeping.   :biggrin:


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Thank you for all the inputs!  I will ask for your help if I got any problems on SMF.  
« Last Edit: May 09, 2010, 02:53:58 PM by snowball »
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Re: Need a "Marketplace" forum
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2010, 01:18:31 PM »
I only trust 'Snowball'. And think we need someone as a middle man for any $ related transactions. Otherwise, problem may happen....soon or later...

Thank you! Thank you!   :001_smile:

qwasty and poconopenn are right about the new board.  It works just like classfied advertisement.
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