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June 13, 2019, 09:30:03 PM
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We always talk about the negatives, why not a positive trust flag? Like maybe one that is "scam-buster" "alt-buster" "spam-buster" etc
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June 13, 2019, 09:33:43 PM
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A scam buster imo is not deservant of a positive tag. Someone who has done 3 high value successful trades maybe though...

You haven't traded with them so I wouldn't leave a trust unless you deam it extremely necessary.

The issue with labelling a scam buster is that they can then (and quite a few times do) go on to scamming others themselves.

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June 13, 2019, 09:50:34 PM
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A scam buster imo is not deservant of a positive tag. Someone who has done 3 high value successful trades maybe though...

You haven't traded with them so I wouldn't leave a trust unless you deam it extremely necessary.

The issue with labelling a scam buster is that they can then (and quite a few times do) go on to scamming others themselves.

I think reporting 500 posts for spam deserves a postive trust flag or icon. 


I am not saying a positive tag of trust.


I am saying create a positive type of flag.
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June 13, 2019, 09:59:55 PM
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I think reporting 500 posts for spam deserves a postive trust flag or icon.

A reporters badge is on the way just give it more time. We have a third option in the trust system which many people ignore, I believe it can be used for those feedbacks that doesn't relate to trade. I use it, already sent out five feedbacks that doesn't relate to trade but I believe it's worth leaving a feedback to show some appreciation. It's called neutral feedback.

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June 13, 2019, 10:00:40 PM
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A scam buster imo is not deservant of a positive tag. Someone who has done 3 high value successful trades maybe though...

You haven't traded with them so I wouldn't leave a trust unless you deam it extremely necessary.

The issue with labelling a scam buster is that they can then (and quite a few times do) go on to scamming others themselves.

Busting a scam takes time and effort and is thankless, making high values trades is profitable and easy.

Which is not to say I think there should be flags for this, just pointing out I think you are incorrect.

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June 13, 2019, 10:28:41 PM
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Trust plays its roles with trading issues and you are right by suggesting Positive Flags. I guess you mean you suggested other colors for Flag Boxes if Numbers of Oppositions outweight Supports. If a Flag Box, mostly opened to raise Warning, and in most cases Supports outweigh Oppositions for sure. Therefore, I guess such cases (that you want to see with Positive (Oppositions>Supports) Flags, that should be displayed with other colors are so rare). Moreover, I believe by now DT members have lots of things to do with current Trust Flags (without such Positive Trust Flags you suggested).

I don't think reporting scammers relate to three usecases of Trust Flags. Reports will be read and solved by forum staffs, and community are unable to support or oppose reports. It's very different.
I think that several of the problems with Trust were because three different goals were being jammed into one system:
 1. Getting a general idea of someone's trade history and trustworthiness in one convenient location, sort of like reviews on sites like EBay.
 2. Warning newbies/guests who don't know how to research properly about high-risk people.
 3. Deterring scams by creating a cost to scamming (ie. you'll "lose" a veteran account).
A reporters badge is on the way just give it more time.
I think reporting 500 posts for spam deserves a postive trust flag or icon.
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June 13, 2019, 10:46:43 PM
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I disagree with a positive flag.

A scammer flag is there to prevent further scams from happening. An incorrect one will prevent some trades from happening, but no one is going to be scammed as the result of an incorrect flag.

I don't see what a positive flag would bring which positive trust does not, and positive trust has the added benefit of having a comment box to say why you trust this person. An incorrect positive flag could result in a scam taking place because of a newbie putting too much value in it. People should be encouraged to read trust comments, and not just blindly follow the colors.

I agree that reporting many posts deserves a badge, but being able to report posts says nothing about a user's trustworthiness.

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June 14, 2019, 07:59:18 PM
Last edit: June 15, 2019, 08:09:13 PM by Steamtyme
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The way things read now leaving someone "Positive Feedback" is the way to do that. It also shows right under the profile in "trust" enabled areas or on the profile which is much more visible.
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Positive - You think that this person is unlikely to scam anyone.

This is a wide brush you can paint people with. Like o_e_l_e_o said you can also add the reasoning behind why you think they deserve it. Up until this change I didn't agree with positive being used this way. The new system has taken my reasoning away so it seems that's the way to give kudos.

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