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    Cyclone Fanatic Classifieds

    I'm kind of looking to grow my collection of old game broadcasts, and it gave me an idea: maybe a classifieds forum for selling Cyclone related merchandise (or anything for that matter) might not be a bad idea. Kind of like the ticket exchange, except that instead of exchanging tickets, you could exchange game video, ISU gear, tailgating vehicles, etc.



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    Re: Cyclone Fanatic Classifieds

    I would agree.
    Textbooks for college too...



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    Re: Cyclone Fanatic Classifieds

    Quote Originally Posted by motorCYcle View Post
    I would agree.
    Textbooks for college too...
    Yeah, things like this would be great, too.

    Like I said, basically anything. I think that Cyclone fans would be a lot less likely to try and scam over fellow Cyclones, and with the amount of users the site has, there could be a lot of bases covered.



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    Re: Cyclone Fanatic Classifieds

    Quote Originally Posted by motorCYcle View Post
    I would agree.
    Textbooks for college too...
    This would be a great idea as long as it doesn't post onto the main page or the "new posts" section. Maybe make it a forum you have to subscribe to like the Cave.



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    Re: Cyclone Fanatic Classifieds

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    I'm kind of looking to grow my collection of old game broadcasts, and it gave me an idea: maybe a classifieds forum for selling Cyclone related merchandise (or anything for that matter) might not be a bad idea. Kind of like the ticket exchange, except that instead of exchanging tickets, you could exchange game video, ISU gear, tailgating vehicles, etc.
    This is a great idea that has been talked about. I do have one fear though.

    The radio station that I used to work at had a segment like this on their website. It was great for the people who used it correctly. But it became so popular that it just turned into one scam after another. I fear this in association with CF.

    Does anybody have any ideas on how we can keep this from happening?



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    Re: Cyclone Fanatic Classifieds

    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    This would be a great idea as long as it doesn't post onto the main page or the "new posts" section. Maybe make it a forum you have to subscribe to like the Cave.
    It would definitely have to be set up like Politics/Religion or In-State Rivals, so it wouldn't clutter the main display.



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    Re: Cyclone Fanatic Classifieds

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    This is a great idea that has been talked about. I do have one fear though.

    The radio station that I used to work at had a segment like this on their website. It was great for the people who used it correctly. But it became so popular that it just turned into one scam after another. I fear this in association with CF.

    Does anybody have any ideas on how we can keep this from happening?
    Minimum post count to be able to post in the classifieds forum, as well as a feedback thread that you can write positive or negative comments after a transaction.



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    Re: Cyclone Fanatic Classifieds

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    This is a great idea that has been talked about. I do have one fear though.

    The radio station that I used to work at had a segment like this on their website. It was great for the people who used it correctly. But it became so popular that it just turned into one scam after another. I fear this in association with CF.

    Does anybody have any ideas on how we can keep this from happening?
    A rating system, or perhaps, a minimum # of posts before someone can access the forum? That way, people have to "prove" their regular site users, with no agenda to scam before they can take part in it.

    Set the minimum at like 50-100 posts. If someone is clearly trying to make a bunch of stupid, pointless posts to drive up their post total, it would be a real red flag.

    Then, with a rating system, if someone DOES pull a scam, they could have their posting privileges revoked.



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    Re: Cyclone Fanatic Classifieds

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    This is a great idea that has been talked about. I do have one fear though.

    The radio station that I used to work at had a segment like this on their website. It was great for the people who used it correctly. But it became so popular that it just turned into one scam after another. I fear this in association with CF.

    Does anybody have any ideas on how we can keep this from happening?



    Keep Hawkeye fans off so they do not post any m4m in "casual encounters"

    That's a start



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    Re: Cyclone Fanatic Classifieds

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    A rating system, or perhaps, a minimum # of posts before someone can access the forum? That way, people have to "prove" their regular site users, with no agenda to scam before they can take part in it.

    Set the minimum at like 50-100 posts. If someone is clearly trying to make a bunch of stupid, pointless posts to drive up their post total, it would be a real red flag.

    Then, with a rating system, if someone DOES pull a scam, they could have their posting privileges revoked.
    I was first. I win.



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    Re: Cyclone Fanatic Classifieds

    I like the ideas for the post limits other people had. If you wanted to combine it with a rating system, maybe you could also factor in the person's rep.



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    Re: Cyclone Fanatic Classifieds

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    This is a great idea that has been talked about. I do have one fear though.

    The radio station that I used to work at had a segment like this on their website. It was great for the people who used it correctly. But it became so popular that it just turned into one scam after another. I fear this in association with CF.

    Does anybody have any ideas on how we can keep this from happening?
    Chris, I post over at pbnation.com (paintball forums) and they have a feedback system built into the B/S/T section of the forums. It works excellently. I have sold and bought many things on those forums without any issue.

    Over there, if one person has more positive feedback than the other, the person with less will send the item/check first, and then once received the person with more feedback will send their part of the deal. Works great.



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    Re: Cyclone Fanatic Classifieds

    Quote Originally Posted by azn4cy View Post
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    Re: Cyclone Fanatic Classifieds

    Honestly though, I think since this is a much more tight-knit community, scams will not be much of an issue. Obviously if someone with 2 posts is trying to sell something, there is room to be concerned, but if you have people with hundreds/thousands of posts, they most likely won't be pulling any crap.



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    Re: Cyclone Fanatic Classifieds

    Quote Originally Posted by azn4cy View Post
    Minimum post count to be able to post in the classifieds forum, as well as a feedback thread that you can write positive or negative comments after a transaction.
    Exactly.



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