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Why the Warnings/Cautions?

Discussion in 'Swapmeet Talk' started by K8MH, Sep 9, 2018.

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  1. K8MH

    K8MH Ham Member QRZ Page

    I guess that I do not understand the warnings and cautions that are issued. With fraud rampant, why allow posts from those who cant/wont follow the rules? Since time is spent reviewing each posting, why not take the quick solution, delete the post, and see how long it takes those who fail to comply, fall in line with the majority?

    I guess I do not get it?
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  2. W2WDX

    W2WDX Subscriber QRZ Page

    Umm ... pretty simple really. We're adults here. Putting up the warning means the adult can add the correct images or fix the infraction, while not losing time on their ad. And the Zed does not risk pissing-off adults who will simply go elsewhere if treated like a child here.

    You send children to their rooms, not adults.
  3. AB3TQ

    AB3TQ Subscriber QRZ Page

    Immediately deleting non complying posts used to be SOP, but it obviously was decided that issuing a very visible Caution / Warning was a good alternative in many cases. I think an Ad still might get pulled if the poster doesn't soon bring it into compliance.

    For most of the fraud complaints reported here the victim was their own worst enemy. I do not recall even one case where the Caution / Warning notification system drew any complaints from a fraud victim. Use you head, and most of the time you will not get burnt.
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  4. ND6M

    ND6M Ham Member QRZ Page

    I saw two separate ads today where the poster copied an image from the web and used it in the ad.

    no comment in the ad was made about the picture being a copy.
  5. KF5FEI

    KF5FEI Ham Member QRZ Page

    You did not send the mod a note saying this was not a legit photo?
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  6. AA7BQ

    AA7BQ QRZ Founder Administrator Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Others have already pointed out that we feel that CAUTION is a reasonable alternative to deleting. I would like to add that they also serve as excellent teaching examples that show others what NOT to do. The Caution banner is also much more effective in making sellers comply sooner rather than later, or not at all.

    We've also seen many things SELL despite the CAUTION banner. We hope things went well for them.
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  7. K7MH

    K7MH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Very true.
    I have seen a number of ads that were not even close to being in compliance with the rules that sold very quickly. Mods can only work so fast and although it does happen that way, you can't catch them all.
    The administration can only try to minimize the problem ads and make it more difficult for scammers to even try or bother to put up a fake ad. Even Ebay for all it's controls has a lot of fake ads that come up time and time again. They rely pretty heavily on those that watch for certain types of items to report any scammer ads.
  8. KA2FIR

    KA2FIR Ham Member QRZ Page

    How do you know they really "sold."
  9. K7MH

    K7MH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Usually because the seller posted that it was sold. Many items sell very quickly if well priced.
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