Sprekt Posted May 5, 2018 Share Posted May 5, 2018 So, I recently stumbled across this -> https://backpack.tf/u/76561198344933095 I wondered, do I put myself at a risk by renting a bot.tf account that potentially will make a trade with a scammer? I mean, the only setting that is offered in the bot.tf panel to prevent scammers from exploiting bot.tf accounts without hassle is to decline all private users. If yes, why is bot.tf even allowed on your site? Shouldn't you demand better optimization from the owner? Like for an example, the bot will automatically flag all trade offers sent from suspicious accounts(low hours, few games, new account, few friends) and you'll have to process the flagged offers manually? I do understand that there will be loopholes to exploit if the rules stays the same. (You can use the bot to deal with scammers intentionally and then blame it on that you didn't know etc) hence why I want a clarification of what's allowed or not. It can't be something new for you admins nor moderators that scammers easily can exploit these accounts without the owners consent, but it feels strange that you suddenly punished a bot seemingly out of nowhere (from the information given to the public) when you've allowed the bots to use your website from the beginning. If you really want to keep this (in my opinion silly and way too strict) policy of that buying from scammers is literally one of the worst things you can do why is bot.tf allowed to interact with your website? It opens up for like the total opposite of what it seems like you want to happen on your website. From another perspective, if this just is a case that was based on some information that's secret between you admins, why would bot.tf accounts slip through without bans meanwhile regular traders gets punished? Shouldn't the rules be the same for everyone? Or is it just that simple that nobody bothers to report bot accounts for this type of issue? With the current state of most of the bots out there on the classifieds I don't really understand how they are allowed at all looking at the astonishing tough punishments you're handling out for something that might happen and is happening way too often with this particular group of accounts. (I do apologize in advance just in case this got brought up on discord or in another thread) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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