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post May 31 2009, 11:44 PM
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Support your local Sheriff wink.gif, well ok not really as we would rather not play that role unless necessary. Help the CZT Team help you guys out.

Some things that would make life easier on us with your transactions:

1. Be specific in your transaction threads that are ready to be closed. If you have rec'd your end, posts like "close" "done" etc. don't really tell us you have rec'd, please take the time to be more specific so we don't have to ask you to update and we can just close it and be done with it, and you don't have to be bugged by us again on it.

2. If asked a simple question in your transaction thread, please answer the question instead of having to be asked same things multiple times. It is annoying to have to ask the same thing over and over and not get an answer until person is threatened with actions against them.

3. Update thread if any changes happen, or if something in life comes up and your end is not going out as planned . Things happen, that is understandable, but let the person know and us also. Also if transaction gets modified it needs to be posted and both parties need to post they agree to the changes.

4. Post specifics in thread:

When you are sending.
If someone is sending first or payment to be rec'd before cards shipped.
How being sent if not the normal bubble mailer (PWE, insured, etc..)
If DC# is being used, please post that in the thread so we can track it also if necessary.

5. If you are not in the transaction then stay out of the transaction thread. Any concerns or things you think are helpful please just PM that to one of CZT instead of bashing someone in a thread that is not yours. It is between the two parties and the CZT to hash out, others chimming in is of no help at all.

6. Don't post multiple transactions for same transaction, trying to boost your transaction count is frowned upon. Be it both parties writing one up for same one, or doing another one 5 minutes or even a day later- If they shipping together in package, then they are one transaction, so just modify the first transaction to show the changes and other party need to confirm (exceptions would be for breaks as they need to be documented separately from each other).

Posting etiquette and other items (let us enjoy the site and not have to play the police):

1. Be creative with your "Bumps", 1-2 word posts and things like "to the top" "bump it up" etc... are frowned on and get removed, also please limit it to once a day at the most. In my opinion (and others feel same) if I go into a topic and the last 5+ posts are by the topic starter I don't even bother to look thru their list/bucket as they appear impatient (same as if they bump it 3-4 times a day). As it sends out a "red flag" as many times folks like that turn into "trading headaches" or are very difficult people to work with on trades, so many of us won't even bother with the thread or look for cards to trade. Remember first impressions count when one can't look at the person as it's the only thing one can go with (well ok and one's gut).

2. Be nice to each other out there on the boards. If you don't get along with someone don't talk to them. If someone offers you an unrealistic trade/sale, just politely say "no thanks" and move on. Mud slinging and other things like that go nowhere and almost always escalate from there.

3. Don't try to boost your post count. Posting of pointless things or quoting someone w/o posting a comment of some sort, is well "pointless" wink.gif. There are plenty of places to post positive things around the site: Birthdays, Anniversarys, Introduction threads, Box Breaks, Pack Pulls etc.... Be a Positive of this site (applies to #2 above also).


Thank you ahead of time for this, as we would like to spend more of our time enjoying the site as you are able to, instead of dealing with the same issues multiple times over and over again.

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post Jun 1 2009, 12:29 PM
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A very fine post Dwight... nicely done.... smile.gif


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Dwight, you should add something about taking the time to select the correct radio button (trade/sale), as I accidentally selected the wrong one twice in the same month! Sorry? biggrin.gif Other than that, I agree with Michael, very nice post.


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I am in agreement with the rest! Very well done Dwight!

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QUOTE(mjda @ Jun 1 2009, 11:03 AM)
Dwight, you should add something about taking the time to select the correct radio button (trade/sale), as I accidentally selected the wrong one twice in the same month! Sorry? biggrin.gif Other than that, I agree with Michael, very nice post.
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Hate to admit this Michael, but.........ask Bob how many times he had to do that with mine at first also wink.gif laugh.gif

Thanks all, thought it was worth a shot smile.gif

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Nicely done! I think our newest member of the month is getting a kick in the rear with me doing the write up....laugh.gif


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Nice post Dwight, always good to remind TCC on how to make it better


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Hey Dwight, I think if we all followed the simply rule of...DON'T BE STUPID! we'd really help you guys out! laugh.gif


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QUOTE(Gforce083 @ Jun 4 2009, 02:05 AM)
Hey Dwight, I think if we all followed the simply rule of...DON'T BE STUPID! we'd really help you guys out! laugh.gif
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QUOTE(Gforce083 @ Jun 4 2009, 12:05 AM)
Hey Dwight, I think if we all followed the simply rule of...DON'T BE STUPID!
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My wife has been trying to get me to follow that rule for about 13 years now....


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We need some help with transactions. When payment/items are received please post such in transaction thread. We are spending way too much time asking for an update about payment being rec'd, and there are some that seem to have to be asked on a regular basis. I have enough to deal with as it is and it would be much easier if I could just close a transaction that is done instead of asking for a confirmation on a transaction that could be closed, as I then have to go thru it and read it a 2nd (3rd, 4th etc...) time.
Same goes for if something comes up please post such in the thread so that your trading partner knows what is going on and the CZT also. Things happen in life, but try to keep everyone in the loop as one gets less leeway (loses points so to speak) when you have to be prodded for such info. Same goes for if you say item shipped and it didn't happen post that, as saying you shipped multiple times for same item is a very quick way to get yourself being restricted.
Also be more careful when writing up transactions, make sure sales are wrote up as a sale. Mistakes happen (just ask Dave how many times I did that when I was a regular member), but I learned to double check that before I hit the "create transaction" button. As folks that do that all the time may find that they have to start from scratch as it may mysteriously go poof until they get it right wink.gif laugh.gif

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Put this up there again for the new folks and those that forget wink.gif

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1. Be creative with your "Bumps", 1-2 word posts and things like "to the top" "bump it up" etc... are frowned on and get removed, also please limit it to once a day at the most. In my opinion (and others feel same) if I go into a topic and the last 5+ posts are by the topic starter I don't even bother to look thru their list/bucket as they appear impatient (same as if they bump it 3-4 times a day). As it sends out a "red flag" as many times folks like that turn into "trading headaches" or are very difficult people to work with on trades, so many of us won't even bother with the thread or look for cards to trade. Remember first impressions count when one can't look at the person as it's the only thing one can go with (well ok and one's gut).


This one is getting out of hand again, limit bumps to once every 24hrs please. As we will remove those, and folks that get warned multiple times (doesn't even have to be from same Team Member) will have more than their posts removed to sink in the point (we would rather not do that). So please try and follow that.

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Good reminder Dwight... smile.gif


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Dust off some of the old pinned topics in hope someone reads them.


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