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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 10 1:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Downsizer Traders List Reply with quote

bagpuss wrote:
how would the administrators know that a new sub forum was needed?

It might only take 2 minutes...

Which is why I said to automate it: a button on the page runs a little script that sets up the forum and adds the members.
The other thing to consider is the more involved downsizer gets in mediating business between traders and members the greater the responsibility downsizer takes on for those transactions and this isn't something we are setup to do.

Now there, you are right.
I have concluded that this is not the right site for the idea, but I think it is a good idea. *

There are no end of sites out there that purport to customer review sites, but they won't publish a review for fear of court proceedings.
Likewise there are no end of trade bodies that don't actually do owt when their members are scoundrels.

{*perhaps if there is admin about, they'd like to move this thread?}


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 10 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't think of review sites which actually refuse reviews.

We do also fully support members posting accurate reviews be they good or bad about traders services

The thread doesn't need moving, its a useful discussion

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 10 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My view is also that things work well as they are.

As others have said the best basis for initial business between DS members is through whatever mechanisms the supplying party has in place - website with contact details, online shop etc.

Thereafter, as members get to know each other, discounts or bartering can be struck up informally between parties as they see fit.

We already have good reviews occurring naturally: just look out for the positive comments that are regularly made about our meat and crafts suppliers.

I concur with others and don't see that this needs formalising.

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