How to RED-FLAG a thread
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Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
Total Posts: 17676
Country: United States

Important: Never participate in a transaction originated from a PM or Email only. (Without an official thread on the boards).
If you receive a PM or Email from someone with a WTB or FS offer without a selling thread, report it immediately to the moderator.

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How to RED-FLAG a thread:

If you are a Buy and Sell subscriber with more than 100 posts, you will be able to RED-FLAG suspicious activitiy on the Buy and Sell boards.
When you reply to a thread, you will see a link "RED-FLAG this thread" on your post subject line. See the example below:





Once you click on the link, a pop-up message will appear for confirmation.





There is an option to UN-FLAG the thread if you change your mind.





After three members RED-FLAG a thread, the red warning sign will appear at the top of the thread. After five members RED-FLAG the same thread, it will be locked automatically and a notice will be sent to the moderator.





The RED-FLAG system can only be used twice a day by qualified members. In order to qualify, you must be a subscriber with over 100 posts.

This process should only be used to alert other members of suspected fraud or potential scams. Any abuse of the RED-FLAG system could result in having your account suspended or blocked. Other thread complaints such as, missing price or content issues not related to suspicious activity should be REPORTED to the moderator instead.

All the best,
Fred



nomadicalloy
Registered: Feb 23, 2006
Total Posts: 197
Country: United States

great idea



Jonathan
Registered: Oct 01, 2003
Total Posts: 3898
Country: United States

This could come in very handy. Nice addition Fred.



euua
Registered: Aug 26, 2009
Total Posts: 1822
Country: Canada

love the idea and great update to protect out place to shop



Wahoowa
Registered: Feb 13, 2011
Total Posts: 1526
Country: United States

Like.



omarlyn
Registered: Feb 19, 2004
Total Posts: 4066
Country: United States


Thankyou Fred for addressing this issue...though this won't completely eliminate the possibility of scammers, it is another tool available to the FM members and is a warning to potential scammers that this board is pro-actively monitored and they should go elsewhere.

Omar



AGeoJO
Registered: Jul 08, 2003
Total Posts: 11959
Country: United States

Thanks, Fred!



Kevin Hummer
Registered: Nov 15, 2007
Total Posts: 890
Country: United States

Thank you Fred!

Well, just tried, this post can be red flagged.



Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
Total Posts: 17676
Country: United States

omarlyn wrote:

Thankyou Fred for addressing this issue...though this won't completely eliminate the possibility of scammers, it is another tool available to the FM members and is a warning to potential scammers that this board is pro-actively monitored and they should go elsewhere.

Omar


Yes, it's one more tool to make our board safer! At least you know it started here.

Current variables:

Subscriber number of posts = 100
RED-FLAGs per day = 2
Number of RED-FLAGS for "Warning" = 3
Number of RED-FLAGS to lock thread = 5

All the best,
Fred



zini
Registered: Jan 18, 2006
Total Posts: 134
Country: Canada

Thanks Fred.
Nice!




DAPhotos
Registered: Nov 23, 2010
Total Posts: 174
Country: United States

Very cool, good thinking!

-David



Brett Beiner
Registered: Jun 17, 2003
Total Posts: 58
Country: United States

Perfect. Thanks, Fred!



unclechuck
Registered: Mar 12, 2010
Total Posts: 732
Country: United States

Splendid !!!



rebornzx
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 282
Country: United States

Nice done!



CKNT194
Registered: May 07, 2006
Total Posts: 239
Country: United States


Thanks much Fred



rolly
Registered: Jun 26, 2004
Total Posts: 284
Country: United States

Thanks Fred. Much appreciated.



riokid
Registered: Jun 24, 2004
Total Posts: 7065
Country: United States

Nice feature! Thanks Fred



Ronny Mills
Registered: Jun 29, 2004
Total Posts: 696
Country: United States

Coolness!



Vern Dewit
Registered: Sep 27, 2006
Total Posts: 2422
Country: Canada

Sweet. Great feature. Thanks Fred!



colinpeddle
Registered: Mar 30, 2006
Total Posts: 306
Country: Canada

Progress.

And that's why this is the best buy/sell boards online.



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