STEAM GROUP bartervg
STEAM GROUP bartervg
November 25, 2014
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Mar 3, 2016 @ 8:46am
Live Event #5: SUPERHOT
May 8, 2016 @ 3:50am
What's "userfield" good for?
May 4, 2016 @ 12:47am
PINNED: Trade Safety & How to Minimize Scamming
There isn't a ban feature on Barter, although there are changes I can make that would effectively do so. I didn't plan to add this feature because I figured that with the offer stats and the ignore function, users would determine their own ban lists. It seemed that it would be a more robust solution than users appealing to me to ban someone.

However, this is probably only the case for experienced traders. It isn't clear what a red 1 or 2 means next to someone's username. That isn't enough for new users and losing games is an expensive way to learn about it.

One idea would be to add more consequences to disputed offers. I recently changed it so that at 3 disputes, the offer section becomes difficult to use and warning messages appear on every offer sent or received. I prefer a graduated system like this to conventional bans. Where 1 dispute might add a small warning, 2 disputes could automatically block offers with new users, 3 disputes would block offers with everyone except the most frequent traders.
Originally posted by ff.parreira:
I think it was already clear, the fault was all mine. I saw 14 completed offers and 2 unsuccessful, so I tought it was ok.
If the red "2" were clickable and went to a summary of those disputed offers, would you have clicked it? I assume if you had looked at those two failed offers, you wouldn't have traded.
Originally posted by ff.parreira:
Yeah, it was my fault too. I've been trading with others and guess I forgot that users like that exist. Shouldn't expect games that have never been bundled for some bundle games.
It happened to two other traders, so this is an area where the site needs to be better.

You wrote that you searched reputation only after you lost the game. Aren't the completed and failed offer counts visible on the offer page? Is there a way I could better display the feedback/rep info?
Mar 1, 2016 @ 1:24pm
PINNED: Updates
Mar 5, 2016 @ 7:38pm
Where has fair trade gone ?
Feb 14 @ 12:56am
PINNED: Post Suggestions Here
Jan 18 @ 2:55pm
Completion Rate
Feb 26, 2016 @ 10:36am
New Offer Section (2016-01 version)
Feb 24, 2016 @ 4:57pm
Offer expiry after semi-completion
Jan 10 @ 12:07am
Using KeePass to manage tradables
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