If you are planning on starting a Negative Feedback thread please think about the following.
The purpose of a Negative Feedback (NF) thread is for a positive resolution in a transaction that has gotten derailed or an attempt at finding a possible resolution due to an issue such as "item not as described". If you are simply wanting to leave appropriate neutral or negative feedback then simply leave the feedback. An NF thread is not needed to leave neutral or negative feedback. If leaving negative feedback be prepared to answer questions from staff if asked.
Before starting the NF thread ensure that you have exhausted all resolution possibilities. Communicate with the other member. Many NF threads have been resolved by simple communication.
If you decide the NF thread is needed do the following:
--Post a link to the original ad
--Post any relevant communications with personal information (real names, email and physical addresses, phone numbers, etc) removed.
--Send a link to the thread by IM and email to the other individual.
--When sending the IM check the "Save a Copy in Sent Folder". This allows you to know if they read the message or not.
--Immediately post negative or neutral feedback against the other member.
--Post personal information
--Call someone a scammer, thief, or any other euphemism.
--Make assumptions. If you don't know, don't post it.
--Sell the item. Again, the purpose is a hopeful positive resolution.
Site members not directly involved in the transaction are allowed to post in the thread especially if they have relevant information.
Remember that this is primarily between the buyer/seller. Do not cause a situation that will make a resolution impossible.
If your only intention is to disrupt the thread, do not post. This is not GD.
If your only intention is to come to the rescue of your buddy, do not post. The issue is about this current issue and not about how much you like him or how good your last transaction went.
If you're offended that a welch occurred there is no need to post. We got it.
If you are a disruption to the negative feedback process, if you post personal attacks, or if you intentionally post personal information, you can be removed from the NF forum. If you continuously cause issues you will be removed from the NF forum.