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  • hydrophil
    Member

    Any ideas why a FS forum should say closed next to it with a padlock symbol?

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    all open when I look at it.
    have you been blacklisted?

    hydrophil
    Member

    No but the forum I bought a tyre off this eve now says closed next to it – the only time Ive ever seen this

    Premier Icon Cougar
    Subscriber
    yunki
    Member

    I tink he means ‘thread’ rather than forum, I was wondering the same thing

    http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/fs29er-partsfull-build-otherscanyonshimanostans-crest

    AlasdairMc
    Member

    Hmm – something to do with it being the seller’s first post?

    hydrophil
    Member

    yeah bit worried as a bought a tyre from this guy tonight?

    AlasdairMc
    Member

    Email a mod in case you’re concerned – I’m just speculating without access to any facts

    Premier Icon Stoner
    Subscriber

    paypal gift?

    hydrophil
    Member

    yep pp gift, my fault ifit goes pear shaped, should have learnt by now!

    Slogo
    Member

    FOR **** SAKE STOP BEING IDIOTS!!!!!

    DONT USE PAYPAL GIFT!!!!!!!

    hydrophil
    Member

    I feel suitably told off

    Premier Icon Stoner
    Subscriber

    it really cant be beyond the wit of the hamster wranglers to put a simple “10 post count in /forum/off-topic before unlocking posting rights in the classifieds” condition in place can it?

    Mind you the glitchy bump is still with us….

    AlasdairMc
    Member

    If it does turn out bad, you can get Racing Ralph 29×2.25s (Snakeskin and TLR) from On One for £25. I bought a pair and am really happy with them.

    Premier Icon Cougar
    Subscriber

    Paypal gift and new users are always a bad idea.

    Just tracked back on this. The thread was closed because we believe the poster is a trader, which is against forum rules, and has had several accounts banned previously for the same reason.

    So you’re not going to get scammed, this time. Probably. But hopefully Prince Adam has learned an important lesson about life.

    Slogo
    Member

    It is YOUR resposibility to check who it is, what they have done, how long they have been doing it, its very simple! Don’t like it, don’t buy it!

    PAYPAL take 4%!!! on a £20 tyre thats 80p!!! 80p!!!

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    Perhaps for access to the FS Forum you should be required to register CC details. At least it would deter the basic scammers.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
    Subscriber

    If it does turn out bad, you can get Racing Ralph 29×2.25s (Snakeskin and TLR) from On One for £25. I bought a pair and am really happy with them.

    theres rules about posts like this isn’t there? 🙂

    theocb
    Member

    There is nothing wrong with using paypal gift FFS!
    Drama queens pipe down FFS!

    Just use your head when buying anything off strangers regardless of payment method FFS! 😉

    Premier Icon wwaswas
    Subscriber

    access to the FS Forum you should be required to register CC details

    Maybe they should have a gullibility threshold? FFS!

    I think I’m going to end every sentence with ‘FFS!’ FFS!

    Maybe it counts as swear filter avoidance, though FFS!

    then again, perhaps not FFS!

    anyway ‘FFS!’ is the new full stop FFS!

    bigyinn
    Member

    Excellent work mods on sorting another trader out! Good stuff. 😀

    You’d think people would have learnt by now 🙄

    konabunny
    Member

    FS: FFS. Heavily used.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    FS: HT FFS and DGAS with some aftermarket I.N.R.A.T.S. (damm swear filter/auto change)
    Paypal gift only dispatch from Nigeria within the decade

    yossarian
    Member

    I maybe wrong but I’ve noticed a little more transparency from the mods in relation to why threads are getting closed over the past few days. A very positive step forward IMO.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    perhaps they could have put that into the thread when they closed it.

    Premier Icon Stoner
    Subscriber

    Cougar hasnt developed his sense of “Benevolent Dictator guiding by his hidden hand” yet. It will come to him too in time.

    Premier Icon granny_ring
    Subscriber

    I read that thread last night and quickly moved on.

    TooTall
    Member

    I’ve noticed a little more transparency from the mods in relation to why threads are getting closed over the past few days.

    They have farmed modding out to volunteer monkeys who are currently dizzy with power. Once they become jaded and overworked they will also stop communicating with us the people and issue angry diktats from the central politbureau.

    Probably. 😀

    edlong
    Member

    Perhaps for access to the FS Forum you should be required to register CC details

    I think there might be data protection issues with that – might be hard to justify holding someone’s card details when there is no intention to charge them for something.

    And would it be worth the hassle for STW to have to hold them sufficiently securely?

    Premier Icon Cougar
    Subscriber

    Ssh, no-one’s supposed to know about our offshore Indian banning centre.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    I think there might be data protection issues with that – might be hard to justify holding someone’s card details when there is no intention to charge them for something.

    And would it be worth the hassle for STW to have to hold them sufficiently securely?

    They were happy enough to take mine for subscription to the mag. Just take a £1 deposit/check like all the good porn bike sites do to prove identity.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
    Subscriber

    our offshore Indian banning centre.

    In Ban-galore?

    igmc.

    Premier Icon Cougar
    Subscriber

    I think there might be data protection issues with that – might be hard to justify holding someone’s card details when there is no intention to charge them for something.

    And would it be worth the hassle for STW to have to hold them sufficiently securely?

    I expect it’d be a non-starter purely from the point of view of accountability. The classifieds are run as a free service with the understanding that people act responsibly. If Singletrack Towers start taking CC details, it could be inferred that they’re suddenly responsible when things go wrong.

    It’s already a monumental time sink to look after without having to start resolving disputes every five minutes. If you want that degree of functionality and reassurance, I’d suggest taking your trading to eBay instead.

    Premier Icon Cougar
    Subscriber

    wwaswas > very good (-:

    crush83
    Member

    FFS!

    just my 2p worth FFS

    There is nothing wrong with using paypal gift FFS!

    Just use your head when buying anything off strangers regardless of payment method FFS!

    Yeah don’t use any method where you have no comeback like Paypal Gift.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber


    the only did we do this already that google images found, sorry

    Premier Icon Mark
    Subscriber

    We don’t store anyone’s CC details. I know that sounds odd considering so many of you pay us by CC every year and you get your card re-charged every year, but that’s because we don’t do it – our card processing company Spreedly – does that. It’s the Spreedly company that stores and charges your card and not us. This is a service we buy from them. They are certified PCI compliant. As are we to the level of being able to take a card payment over the phone and then destroy the details as soon as the payment is authorised. What we don’t do.. EVER.. is keep a record of anyone’s card details.

    If you are dealing with a Premier user then these people have paid us money, via our Spreedly system, and we will have an address on file for them. At the very least you will now that these people have given us money. But that in itself is still no guarantee of anything and you should still always be very VERY sceptical of anyone insisting on Paypal Gift.

    Some subscribers pay us by Direct Debit. These users we know very well. We even have their bank account details and a verified home address attached to that account information. But we currently don’t differentiate these users from others at the forum level.

    As Paypal say themselves, Paypal gift is intended for use between friends and family. It is NOT intended to be used to pay people you don’t actually know.

    Our advice stays the same. As is stated at the top of the Classifieds forum – we do not recommend the use of Paypal Gift at all. There is no comeback at all and it should be treated in exactly the same way as if you have been asked to post cash through the post.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
    Subscriber

    disappointing lack of ‘FFS!’ in Mark’s post.

    He’s probably got more right to a ‘How many more times am I goign to type this? FFS!’ than most.

    IHN
    Member

    FWIW, from a legislative, compliance and regulatory standpoint, the processes and procedures required of an organisation wishing to store credit card details are an absolute ball-ache on a scale equating to applying Veet to your gentleman vegetables with a pneumatic drill and removing it with a wire brush.

    Applying a little common sense when using the classifieds is much simpler.

    Premier Icon Mark
    Subscriber

    Nail head IHN..

    Just to be able to take a card payment over the phone and then destroy any recorded details as soon as the card payment has cleared has involved huge amounts of work down to the level of what type of shredder we are allowed to use.

    oh..

    FFS!

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