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Gandalf The Homosexual
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We have all seen things like these:

http://imgur.com/a/O3UXt

http://imgur.com/a/SGhqx

 

 

Nothing is said about this in the community rules. Should this even be allowed? Spamming classified with the same kind of sell/buy orders to move other sellers/buyers to the next page and dominate a whole page of classified.

 

In the end of the rules it says that it is not a full list "Note: These rules and guidelines are not here as a complete list of warnable or bannable offenses. They are here to clear up any confusion about the rules that may not be obvious.", but i think, that this should be added to the rules, because I (and probably not only me) see to many instances, when people flood the classified.

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Uhm, so you are trying to forbid people from attempting to sell their items?

I am trying to forbid spam and flood on classified. Making 15 post of the similar item just to push other sellers to the next page

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As long as their listings aren't above their cap, I don't have a problem with this, and frankly don't have the time to police it. Classified listings for multiple items (so you just list once and tell the site how many you want to sell or buy, which it displays to users browsing the classifieds) would solve a lot of problems and is a potential idea for the future, but that's a dev change not a rule change.

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As long as their listings aren't above their cap, I don't have a problem with this

Not sure how much exactly is ok for you, but i have seen some people making 10-20 listings and filling up several pages of classified. I am ok with 2-3 of the same listings, but i am against the spam

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Not sure how much exactly is ok for you, but i have seen some people making 10-20 listings and filling up several pages of classified. I am ok with 2-3 of the same listings, but i am against the spam

 

If they're under their listing cap, they can list whatever they want. There's currently no option for one listing that displays how many you want to sell. How would you suggest I even police this? 

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Not sure how much exactly is ok for you, but i have seen some people making 10-20 listings and filling up several pages of classified. I am ok with 2-3 of the same listings, but i am against the spam

 

You have to list every single item you want to sell in order to use backpack.tf automatic properly. That's the reasoning behind the "spam".

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If you want to sell your item, your price gotta be right anyway. If someone, using automatic btw, has many for sale at 1.55, it might be wise to sell yours for 1.44. In any case, on bp.tf, if you're not on the first page, YOU are doing it wrong.

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Definitely agree, it should definitely be against the rules to do that. Just a loophole in my opinion used to take up more classifieds space; there's no reason why you can't have one listing at a price and then add in the notes: "Selling Xamount for Yprice". That's what the notes are there for.

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Definitely agree, it should definitely be against the rules to do that. Just a loophole in my opinion used to take up more classifieds space; there's no reason why you can't have one listing at a price and then add in the notes: "Selling Xamount for Yprice". That's what the notes are there for.

 

As i said above, the reason you can't have just one listing is that you can't use backpack.tf automatic if you don't list every single item. The bot works with item IDs as far as i know, so you have to specify all of them by creating separate listings.

 

And even if you aren't using automatic, if you list only one item while wanting to sell many, and sell the item you set the listing for, then said listing will disappear when your backpack gets updated.

 

The only way this could be fixed is by adding the feature Teeny described, which would be great.

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If you want to sell your item, your price gotta be right anyway. If someone, using automatic btw, has many for sale at 1.55, it might be wise to sell yours for 1.44. In any case, on bp.tf, if you're not on the first page, YOU are doing it wrong.


automatic users are not the only one making multiple listings and flooding the classified

 

 

just sell ur item for 1 scrap less lol


avoiding the problem is not a solution

 

 

If you want to sell your item, your price gotta be right anyway. If someone, using automatic btw, has many for sale at 1.55, it might be wise to sell yours for 1.44. In any case, on bp.tf, if you're not on the first page, YOU are doing it wrong.


Why should someone be forced to lower a price just because someone else created 20 listings of the same kind. There are already enough factors forcing people to lower the prices.
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