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Itrader for giving away free stuff?

Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by Alvin, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hello DP,

    I am just wondering if giving and receiving itrader for free stuff is allowed?

    Isn't this itrader abuse?
    I have seen lots of people in links sales thread giving and receiving itraders for
    the links they are giving away free(like links from topsites or directories) :confused:
    SEMrush
    Any thoughts?
     
    Alvin, Feb 11, 2007 IP
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    SEMrush
  2. 8everything

    8everything Peon

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    I don't think it is. But I tihnk it should be.. because what if I scammer gets a lot of positive itrader (just from giving stuff out), then scams someone because they thought they could trust them

    I don't like recieving itraders from free items that I post:rolleyes:
     
    8everything, Feb 11, 2007 IP
  3. Bondat

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    #3
    IMO the real question is if they use "buyer" or "seller" then I think that would be the violation. But if you use "trade" then I think that is more acceptable. Not sure though. It's still up to mods and Shawn about this instances.
     
    Bondat, Feb 11, 2007 IP
  4. jdR!pper

    jdR!pper Peon

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    #4
    To be honest, I think it is an abuse. I think this should be under a category like Solicitations. Where no iTrader is allowed to be given.
     
    jdR!pper, Feb 11, 2007 IP
  5. Your Content

    Your Content Banned

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    #5
    iTrader is given for buying, selling and trading.

    When people give away free stuff and request iTrader feedback in exchange, members should select "trade".

    The link to the offer is included in the feedback so members have to be aware of this fact reviewing carefully iTrader feedback of a given member to outline their criteria.
     
    Your Content, Feb 11, 2007 IP
  6. Alvin

    Alvin Notable Member

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    #6
    May be "BB" should add this in FAQ that if you are trading select trade else it will
    be considered as itrader abuse.
     
    Alvin, Feb 12, 2007 IP
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    #7
    I totaly agree with you. Itrader for free stuff shouldn't be allowed as it will help scammers to get good itrader (which is supposed to be fore honest members/traders) to scam others. In my view DP administration should not allow this at all.
     
    Disguised, Feb 12, 2007 IP
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    rochow Notable Member

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    #8
    I'm a fence-sitter on this one

    I have received iTrader for free items and wasn't sure on what the rules are...

    I think if you give them something, and get nothing in return; no iTrader should be left

    If you give someone say a free template, but they have to leave a link back, and they do; then iTrader should be exchanged (you made a trade, link for template)
     
    rochow, Feb 12, 2007 IP
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    Notting Notable Member

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    #9
    As far as I am concerned i-trader is used by people as a gauge of trustworthiness. The more i-trade a person has the more trustworthy they are perceived.

    Giving away free stuff is not displaying trustworthiness and therefore you not be rewarded with i-trader but shuld be rewarded with reputation.

    Notting
     
    Notting, Feb 12, 2007 IP
  10. arpitagarwal82

    arpitagarwal82 Notable Member

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    #10
    Yeah even I have received iTraders for giving free stuff. Am not sure of what to be done in such condition. I think rep points is better option (as said by Notting).
     
    arpitagarwal82, Feb 12, 2007 IP
  11. Zerosleep

    Zerosleep Established User

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    Yep i agree When you are giving some stuff or links or whatever for free it counts under Trade so there is no harm or abuse to iTrader in such things
     
    Zerosleep, Feb 12, 2007 IP
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    eXe Notable Member

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    #12
    Yes, it's abuse. The itrader ratings aren't a commodity by themselves.

    What exactly is being "traded" here? What does the "seller" get in return for providing the link/product/service? An itrader rating.
     
    eXe, Feb 12, 2007 IP
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    #13
    How about Shawn answering it ?? .... He installed the mechanism and I guess he should put in some guidelines. :)
     
    Yfcadmin, Feb 12, 2007 IP
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    #14
    Hopefully shawn will sort this out soon-this is a much needed topic.
     
    FOX LORE, Feb 12, 2007 IP
  15. saadahmed007

    saadahmed007 Admínistratör

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    #15
    It is kind of abuse because newbies can post freebies then they have good itrader then they scam others!
    Saad
     
    saadahmed007, Feb 12, 2007 IP
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    eXe, Feb 14, 2007 IP