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I can't post on the ad so just a note that this ad is a scam - https://bikehub.co.za/classifieds/item/dual-suspension-mountain-bike-frames/382080/2017-specialized-s-works-enduro

 

The details are taken from an ad in Australia a year ago

 

I have reported it but mentioning it as people will jump at that "deal"

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I preferred it where you could make a comment on an ad.

 

It would catch the person red handed and we could all see.

 

In cases like this I have to agree, but users abused it and used it as a place to voice unnecessary personal opinions about ads in which case I like the lack of comments... Unfortunately I guess there is no middle ground solution.

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I preferred it where you could make a comment on an ad.

 

It would catch the person red handed and we could all see.

 

 

In cases like this I have to agree, but users abused it and used it as a place to voice unnecessary personal opinions about ads in which case I like the lack of comments... Unfortunately I guess there is no middle ground solution.

Although the comments were useful for pointing out an issue like this, we often found that Hubbers would comment on the ad (e.g. if it was a scam) but not report it to us. 

 

In this example, the OP reported the ad to us and it was removed within minutes.

 

We have a number of ideas to find a middle ground here, including auto-removing ads for review after X many fraud reports and/or granting proven & willing Hubbers some rights to flag and remove ads for review. 

 

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Would prefer a comment section.

Often I want to know a bit more about product like model year or size etc which is of general interest.

Don't really want to pm.

Agreed. Or someone else may have asked a question that you want to ask and by reading the comments you could find your answer

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Although the comments were useful for pointing out an issue like this, we often found that Hubbers would comment on the ad (e.g. if it was a scam) but not report it to us. 

 

In this example, the OP reported the ad to us and it was removed within minutes.

 

We have a number of ideas to find a middle ground here, including auto-removing ads for review after X many fraud reports and/or granting proven & willing Hubbers some rights to flag and remove ads for review. 

 

 

Thanks - very impressive how quickly you removed it.  :thumbup:

 

Hopefully this post warns anyone who might have already contacted the advertiser.

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@Admin, just check what happens when you now click on the link of the removed add, it just takes you to the classifieds homepage, without an error or add not found message. With the update ongoing might want to consider adding a type of message. 

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Agreed. Or someone else may have asked a question that you want to ask and by reading the comments you could find your answer

Double agreed.

Maybe I’ve been missing out but I haven’t seen inappropriate/out of line comments for some time either.

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