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DM67

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    NC, US
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    Jerseys, Hockey, DevOps, Poker

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  • Favorite Team(s)
    Hurricanes & Flyers
  • Favorite Player(s)
    Rod the Bod
  • Favorite Jersey(s)
    Blue Habs Centennial, Kings 50th, BB Armada
  • Current Holy Grail Jersey(s)
    MiC Adidas Canes Alt

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  1. Yea, that looks correct. I didn't know if it had a fancy model name or if would be appropriate to just call it a "Reebok Ultrafil" jersey.
  2. I have no clue what to call this. It's not Edge obviously, as it isn't the right material, nor is it either of the Edge cuts. Is there a term for what this is other than just another 6100? https://www.flickr.com/photos/184032657@N07/albums/72157711781943406
  3. @Devilsguy Yea, I had a guy lift my pics of a jersey to peddle his s*** fakes on letgo. But in your case, that's kinda weird. I wonder if it's more of a "documentation" kind of thing?
  4. As I was goofing around, I decided to take a look at NHL Auctions. This was a mistake, as there was only a day left on the bidding for Canes x Hornets warmup jerseys. Not wanting to make the same mistake of using the Reminders app for the ASG jerseys (in which it didn't remind me), I set multiple alerts for the end, and ended up with... Teuvo Teravainen's Canes x Hornets warmup jersey. https://www.flickr.com/photos/184032657@N07/sets/72157713385443481
  5. Yea, I've never had a problem with RA. He's been a solid dude every time we've spoken, but the comments were getting to the gatekeeping side of things.
  6. The NOT GW group name change fiasco, yikes.
  7. At the end of the day, the rule has done far more good than bad on the sub. It's also not aimed towards you or me, but at the random douchenozzles that try to scam people.
  8. Rugs add flair 🤷‍♂️ I tried a black and a white backdrop, it made taking picture of black/white jerseys that much harder. Plus keeping it clean when you have a husky running around is a headache.
  9. Here's how I look at reddit v. FB v. here. - You can sign up for reddit in seconds and do whatever you want. It's totally anonymous and quite frankly, dangerous. It's one of the highest-risk platforms out there. I don't know how people can try to sell via Twitter or IG without G&S. That's absolutely terrifying to me. - FB (typically) has your real name. You have friends and time invested. You don't want to hurt that, so you try to be more honest. - IJF has verification steps, and a content threshold. It's also a very small group of people who hang out here, who are very particular about their stuff with a high bullsh*t detector. Yea, the rule is a little "big brother" - there's no denying that. But in a giant site of of anonymous people, we did the same thing every other non-trivial subreddit that allows sales did in restricting payment methods to G&S. If you and someone else agree on a price that's 3% lower via F&F, so be it. Don't come crying to the mods if you get scammed. We used to not care, but once we passed (I think) 25k, we had to have a chat about it. Statistically, scamming doesn't happen on the same scale in smaller groups. In larger groups, people gain even more anonymity and the rate of uh... unsavory... people rises. Add in that bans are mostly symbolic, and we agreed that G&S as the only payment method was the way forward to prevent scams.
  10. My milkshake lighting brings all the boys to the yard
  11. So taken in the context of "what happens in the DMs": 4 - We only allow paypal to be advertised. If you and someone you trust want to use Venmo, have at it. Between two random people, G&S is the safest and we don't allow anything else. If it was someone I knew and trusted, I'd have no problem with using any tool aside from like WU. 5 - Yea, I guess. I didn't used to put F&F on my posts but I feel like I've posted enough (and there's no rule about it) that I can ask for F&F. If a random person posts who I don't know, then I'd be insisting on G&S. I'll even split the fee with someone, it's not a big deal when it's a real person with a background. When u/randomnewguy comes on and posts, it's kinda tough to say that F&F is OK. That's why we made the trusted subreddit users list. And you're also right about knowing if something is as described. Paypal has become really anti-seller over the past few years, and if there was another payment method that allowed buyer protection for the same ~3% fee, I'd switch today. My understanding though is that the grace period begins from when the transaction occurred, not when you received it. That's why I think 30-60 days is fine especially for international stuff since customs can take forever. --- edit: At the end of the day, the mods cannot stop you from doing whatever you want in the DM's. It's simply not possible. All we can do is make suggestions about how to stay safe.
  12. From a personal perspective, the 180 days that paypal allows for G&S claims is just stupid. 60 days? Sure. 180?! Yikes. I also used to not put F&F as an option on FB until I felt that I was a bit more established as someone trustworthy. But that's my own idiosyncrasy.
  13. Different platforms, different rules, don't know what else to tell you. Seems like you're bent on hating me, so that's fine. I didn't call you a scammer, I asked you to look at from a different context. Yea, it's technically against the ToS but in the context of the platform, F&F on FB is the standard. People also (typically) use their real name and their real profile on FB, so they tend to be more honest. It's also small private groups, whereas reddit is a wide-open thing. At the end of the day, what goes down in the DM's is entirely between two people. All we can do as mods is try to make a place full of anonymous people is put some safety rules in place. 1) I've been scammed in the past, and it's the worst feeling watching $300 float away. We put the rule in place to protect people from scammers at the behest of the userbase. G&S enforcement is also standard across any larger subreddit that has buying and selling rules, so in the effort of learning from the existing giants, we did the same. [1][2] 2) I don't feel like enforcing the ToS. Text loses all tone - I couldn't care less about paypal's actual terms, I was just throwing it out there that it could be technically construed as breaking their ToS. I use F&F all the time to pay people I trust. People don't know who u/mr_peanut is, so they should protect themselves. 3) I guess I'm lucky then 4) As far as posting goes, Paypal is basically the standard. Venmo/Square/etc all have their own risks, same as F&F 5) Platform context 🤷‍♂️
  14. Some things to try to filter out jerks: - Set the subreddit to private... which would kill growth. When's the last time you were allowed into a private subreddit? - Filter and manually approve every post: I've seen the headache the FB mods have to deal with on that. Pass. - Set a karma threshold: Easily passed thanks to the freekarma4u subreddit - Set an age threshold: In place, must be 2 days old otherwise requires mod approval to post or comment. Exception is the legit check thread. Doesn't stop people from scamming people. - Set up a verification bot: I've seen the crazy of the r/hardwareswap bot that does verification. It would override the existing flair that people seem to really like, and it does a lot of stuff that we don't care about like post title formatting. - We have an automoderator entry for FS posts that says to use G&S. It's also in the rules.
  15. @mfitz804 When we made the rule, we said almost exactly what you said about the 3% - just work it into your price and get the protection. I can make an account and post whatever I want with no delay, since there's no verification system or anything on reddit (fault of the platform, [1][2]). Compared to other platforms, we aren't given certain tools. We can't screen every single post that comes through unlike the FB groups because it isn't a private subreddit. We made rules about account age and stuff, but there's no way to verify anything. Reddit also doesn't have a content threshold like on here - if there was, Devilsguy wouldn't have been able to post since it was one of his first posts. For context, if some random person came on, didn't post pics, and was asking $1300 via F&F, it's a little fishy, no? It's not a targeted thing, it's just us enforcing the rules. There's almost 40k people subscribed to the subreddit, and that's a lot of potential trouble. We had it happen literally yesterday where someone bought a jersey, then the person deleted their account. Fortunately, the buyer used G&S and can get their money back. And @jsh139 - you're right - at the end of the day what goes down in the DM is entirely outside moderator control. However, in a forum of a ton of anonymous jerkbags, we decided to do something to try to make it a safe place to sell stuff given the lack of filter that we're given by the reddit overlords. Also technically, as it reads, it's against paypal T&C to charge for G&S. But then again, no one reads those. I've never had someone open a case against me for INAD via PayPal, but I've seen a lot of people (including myself ages ago) get scammed via PayPal F&F. We also have the trusted reddit users page - but again, no one reads that.
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