listing abuse?

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kw3u
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listing abuse?

Post by kw3u » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:25 pm

I enjoy checking out the listings for sale often as qth is far better than
eham or qrz in my opinion.
However it is very annoying to have to scroll through the multiple
listings everyday by the dealers/whatever they are who repost all of their
ads on an almost daily timing.
I feel it is unfair to the buyers and sellers to suffer their reposted ads every
day. they could buy an advertising banner or have one listing with a web address.
Just saying it shows a disrespect to the site and the users here.
tnx for letting me vent.
jim
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n3ab
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Re: listing abuse?

Post by n3ab » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:19 pm

I totally agree. I rarely even bother checking QTH for sale items any longer as I too am tired of seeing a barrage of repeat ads from certain dealers. :evil:

If only there was a way to put them on an "ignore" list so they can be filtered out. Better yet, give them their own category.

WS1K
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Re: listing abuse?

Post by WS1K » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:08 pm

I agree. It's obnoxious to say the least.
I was thinking of sending him 20 bucks just to stop for a while.
Jon WS1K

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Re: listing abuse?

Post by bobm » Fri May 04, 2018 2:10 pm

Based on an email exchange with the owner of this site, most of these abusers don't contribute either. There has to be a way to limit
these ads to a reasonable level. Maybe a maximum number of ads running at the same time. To make matters even worse, these guys
are listing mostly junk. Looks like they go visit flea markets, make a bulk purchase and go home and list them here. We need tighter
control.

W2BLC
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Re: listing abuse?

Post by W2BLC » Fri May 04, 2018 2:19 pm

The tailgating junk being listed day after day needs to stop. It destroys the usefulness of the entire for sale list.

I used to check the full list daily - now I check only until I get to the junk - then I quit.

Bill W2BLC

n3ab
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Re: listing abuse?

Post by n3ab » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:15 pm

Is there any way to filter out ads by call letters? It would be nice to avoid reading the same ads that get posted every few days.

Also, is there a way to filter ads that don't have photos?

Any help would be appreciated!

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Re: listing abuse?

Post by NK7Z » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:24 am

That is the correct answer, just add an ignore filter, and then ignore those folks. A really novel idea might be to create an ignore filter, that asks why, then sets the ignore flag, and emails the person saying you have been ignored for this reason by a fellow Amateur Operator.
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Re: listing abuse?

Post by KM4BS » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:17 pm

I came here to see if there was any way to filter ads by callsign to stop the hassle of going through these same ads every day. I guess the subject has already been posted. I am looking for certain things and don't enjoy wading through the same stuff every day. I am at the point now as was stated when I come to the every day ads I just go somewhere else. I am also learning which ones are the abusers and will not buy from them just for that reason. Maybe Scott needs to require payment up front before posting, that might slow them down. It would be a shame to have to resort to that since the site has always been a great one to list and buy but there will always be someone taking advantage of a free ride. 73

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Re: listing abuse?

Post by n3ab » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:14 am

The problem seems to be getting worse. Same calls, no pictures, over and over and over. Lately, when I see the same call pop up when I start to browse, I just shut it down. No picture? I don't even bother.

I wish there was a fix, but right now, the only alternative is to go to other sites. A few guys are ruining it for everyone, especially if you are trying to sell something. In just a few hours, your ad is buried beneath the endless repeat posts.

I have been having much better success buying and selling on QRZ.com. They set limits on the "for sale" items.

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