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.