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Thread: TTB Rules - *** MANDATORY READING! ***

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    Exclamation TTB Rules - *** MANDATORY READING! ***



    Especially important reminders:

    1. You must sign your full name to every post in TTB, or you must log your first/last name into the thread at the top of the forum. Everyone posting in TTB has this obligation. If you are not able to share your real name for any reason, you may not post in TTB.

    2. Do not use terms such as "scammer" or "scam", "ROA" or "rip-off" in any context, or other negative characterizations. This is "name-calling" within Blab's rules, and it isn't always true. Readers will draw their own conclusions from factual accounts.

    3. No speculation on someone else's motivations, reasons, feelings, thoughts, etc. "He did it because ..." "She was thinking she could get away with ... " are examples that are off-limits. Speak only for yourself.

    4. Please notify the other Party with a link to your TTB complaint, so that they may give their side. This is the essence of what TTB is about - both sides can state their case. Please do so by means they are most likely to see asap - by email, if they are not regular Blab visitors. Please advise non-members that they can register and post here for free, if they will follow all the steps for registration. (Their registration info is not used for spam or any purposes other than Blab administration.)


    TTB depends on the judgment and fairness of all contributors to provide a service to the hobby.

    TTB is NOT intended to be a place to vent. Please post facts objectively, to help the hobby make their own judgments and protect themselves.

    TTB is NOT the place for a general discussion of another hobbyist.
    However, you MAY take some ideas and principals and start a thread that discusses a topic generally, without reference to an individual. (For example, discuss examples of reasons sellers don't ship on the day they said they would, rather than speculating on on what one individual did.)


    Added note re #4: Part of the fairness and integrity of TTB is allowing those who have a complaint posted about them to tell their side. This is an obligation of the original poster. Others may also notify the other party. Please note that Blab management has no means of enforcing this, nor can we undertake the task personally.

    And: Although you must share your real name in the context of TTB, just to let you know that you don't need to share it anywhere else on Blab.
    Last edited by Mary; 03-16-2016 at 07:14 PM. Reason: update

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    Notes about using Blab's TTB as a reference and source of general information about hobbyists and their transactions ...

    - Hobbyist reps should not be judged solely by thread titles, as the titles alone may not be the full story. To truly get the most out of Blab's TTB it is important to read the thread at least for the posts by both transaction parties (not necessarily all the bystander comments.) Because ...

    - Thread titles are not edited after a transaction has had new events, or is resolved.
    If a bad transaction is resolved to the happiness of the original poster (op,) the "red light" in the title is NOT changed by mods.

    - Universally on Blab - posters are asked to think before hitting submit, because Blab mods do not clean up after posts and thread titles emitting more heat than light. Taking responsibility for one's own words and actions means remembering that what one posts will be on view for a long, long time to come. The only exceptions are outright name-calling and baiting, re the general rules - those are dealt with swiftly and unsympathetically.

    - Universally on Blab - if it is felt that some information or emotional post is unfair, incorrect or otherwise misleading as the true character of a transaction or a hobbyist, the solution is to offer more facts so the readers can judge for themselves.
    And/or, in a separate green-light thread post one's own other favorable transactions, adding that information to the TTB record.


    Blabbers have a remarkable ability to see the truth when given the chance with simple, unemotional facts. It is important to invest a little time in reading the relevant threads to get the most insight from TTB.


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