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When did they add the feedback thread in the TP?

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
That's new, right? Was it just added? I thought there wasn't going to be a feedback forum here. :

I think it's a great idea though!
post #2 of 29
Yes, it is new.
We were thrilled with how responsive everyone was regarding The Diaper Review Forum and so our board administrator remembered all the requests for feedback in the T.P. and took it upon herself to get that going.

If you've any questions, get with tnrsmom . . . she is our TP momma moderator!
post #3 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thanks Heather. It is a great idea!
post #4 of 29
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Originally posted by pb_and_j
Thanks Heather. It is a great idea!
Well, thank you, but I can't take the credit. I believe there were quite a number of mommas that were pushing for that availability and gave quite a good 'argument' for it!
post #5 of 29
I also think it's a wonderful idea!
post #6 of 29
Yea! Thanks so much mods!!!!!

Now, to figure out who all I traded with and gets some feedback posted
post #7 of 29
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Now, to figure out who all I traded with and gets some feedback posted
Same here! Hey Wendy did I sell you something? :LOL
post #8 of 29
I was thinking about a feedback section the other day. You do buy/trade on good faith there and I have had positive experiences for all three of my transactions.

*hopping over to TP to check it out!*
post #9 of 29
It doesn't make sense, though, to require that people be eligible to post on the trading post to post feedback. Any member can read the trading post, and thus any member can purchase something from there or arrange a trade. Those sales and trades will then be excluded from feedback-- as most people will have forgotten about it, if they're still around, once they become eligible. Also, it leaves these ineligible people vulnerable to bad sales or trades-- someone could target newbies, knowing that they were immune to bad feedback.

Karla
post #10 of 29
Karla,

You aren't supposed to buy or sell on the TP until you meet the guidelines. It goes both ways.

It wasn't set up for other mommas from other communities to come over and buy - we are trying to stay community oriented in our 'trades' - so, if someone was eligible to buy, then they would certainly be eligible to leave feedback.

We do realize that not everyone reads the guidelines with regards to buying on the TP, and they PM or email instead of posting b/c they know they do not meet the requirements.

I don't understand how someone could target a newbie knowing they were immune. How would they be immune? If you have to have 2 months and 50 posts to buy or sale and to post feedback, then it is up to the seller to maintain the integrity of that guideline in their transactions, right?
post #11 of 29
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Originally posted by HeatherSanders
Karla,

You aren't supposed to buy or sell on the TP until you meet the guidelines. It goes both ways.
That's not the way I read the guidelines-- I could see that as an interpretation of the guidelines, but that is not clearly stated.

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Originally posted by HeatherSanders

It wasn't set up for other mommas from other communities to come over and buy - we are trying to stay community oriented in our 'trades' - so, if someone was eligible to buy, then they would certainly be eligible to leave feedback.
That's not what I was suggesting. I think it's a great idea to be community-oriented in trading; I'm not sure that the guidelines are consistent with your vision. Nor do I think that the guidelines necessarily insure that someone is a member of the community-- which I think happens at different times for different people.

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Originally posted by HeatherSanders
We do realize that not everyone reads the guidelines with regards to buying on the TP, and they PM or email instead of posting b/c they know they do not meet the requirements.
Your intent is that all the buying/selling take place via posting? That is something that certainly doesn't happen, nor is there anything in the guidelines that states that if you are interested in what somebody's selling, that you should post that in a followup rather than PMing them.

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Originally posted by HeatherSanders
I don't understand how someone could target a newbie knowing they were immune. How would they be immune? If you have to have 2 months and 50 posts to buy or sale and to post feedback, then it is up to the seller to maintain the integrity of that guideline in their transactions, right?
Again, it's not stated that you can't buy from the TP if you don't meet the requirements. So you PM the seller; seller scopes out your reg date and post numbers, "sells" to you, cheats you, and there you are.

Karla
post #12 of 29
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Originally posted by lifetapestry
Again, it's not stated that you can't buy from the TP if you don't meet the requirements. So you PM the seller; seller scopes out your reg date and post numbers, "sells" to you, cheats you, and there you are.
Karla~ From what I understand you are not supposed to use the tp at all unless you meet the requirements:

"This board is a community service forum for members of the MotheringDotCommune Discussion Boards of Mothering Magazine. Please take the time to become an active posting member of the boards before taking advantage of this forum. New member posts will be deleted without notification as will posts which violate any of the stated rules. To be considered an active member you should introduce yourself to the community on the Pleased To Meet You board or the Finding Your Tribe board, should have a minimum of 50 posts to your name, and should be registered for at least 2 months. Please respect this and our desire that only sincere, established, and active community members be permitted to use this board. Should a member register and meet the criteria for the board and then proceed to post almost exclusively to the Trading Post that will be grounds for removing that member's access to the Trading Post. "

It just says that you need to be an active member before taking advantage of the forum, either buying or selling. That's my interpretation at least. It is a little vague, as it doesn't specifically mention buying or selling though so I do see your point.
post #13 of 29
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Originally posted by pb_and_j
Karla~ From what I understand you are not supposed to use the tp at all unless you meet the requirements:

It just says that you need to be an active member before taking advantage of the forum, either buying or selling. That's my interpretation at least. It is a little vague, as it doesn't specifically mention buying or selling though so I do see your point.
Yep, I read that! (and I did say that now I see that as a possible interpretation).

Forgive me, I'm trained as a lawyer-- and it is vague, and it would so be raked over the coals in any legal proceeding. And it is not explicit enough, IMO.

Karla
post #14 of 29
Thread Starter 
Yes it is vague... perhaps it should be changed to state more clearly what the rules are.

Karla, I didn't know you were trained as a lawyer! You go girl!
post #15 of 29
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Originally posted by HeatherSanders

it is up to the seller to maintain the integrity of that guideline in their transactions, right?
My problem with this is that I post my FS stuff on other boards as well, so I really have no idea which place they saw the item/s when they email me.
post #16 of 29
Karla,

Thanks for bringing to my attention in your 'lawyer-esque' way that it isn't clear. I didn't write them and don't moderate that forum, so I have to say that I don't know those forward and backwards.

I'm going to bring Cynthia's attention to this thread though so she can see how the guidelines are being read. I'm sure she and tnrsmom want them to read clearly and want them to work within the guidelines of the community, but obviously be beneficial to the community.

Again - thank you!
post #17 of 29
Yes it is vague. We have no clear restriction against selling to non-criteria meeting members who contact you by PM. It is the member's decision to sell to whomever they choose, even if that person is a brand new member of MDC.

We did place the rules of the Trading Post and the MDC Co-op with the intention that initial contact would take place on the board. Though our posting criteria of 50 posts and 60 days registered is not a guarantee of a successful trade or sale it is a measure we placed to provide the community with a way of getting to know the person they are considering trading with. And to keep it a community service board. In fact we have removed privileges of members who reach the criteria and then post exclusively or almost exclusively to the TP. The board is for the use of our active members and not for those who join just for TP access.

We just don't feel it our position to specify who you can and can't sell to. However, we do specify who can post to the board. The sale is up to the individual to decide. BUT, should a member decide to sell to someone who does not meet the board criteria, or if a new member makes contact off the board to make a purchase, we do consider the individual choosing to ignore the criteria we have set at their own risk. So perhaps that needs to be clarified.

Anything else unclear that we need to reflect or reword in our guidelines?
post #18 of 29
Darn, I thought I was within the guidelines....I've been reading the discussion boards much longer than I've been a member, and I've been a member for--I think--almost a year, and I just can't seem to post enough to get to 50. Bummer for us "quieter" members--I'm here multiple times a day, generally, in at least 4 fora. I did think it was okay to PM folks selling stuff on the TP.

Sigh, one day I'll reach 50...

Rae
post #19 of 29
rae, go say hi to a bunch of new members in the intro forum! One way to get more posts...
post #20 of 29
oh, good idea! thanks!!

rae
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