The HoS started because a person thought money was worth more than his word. It has become a much more harsh "sentence" due to theives listed in The Hall.
THIS TOPIC is the same case. Not getting more money, but spending money on something he wanted, after he gave his word.
The HoS has become a "black eye" due to the wide variance of "offenders". The list contains people that have stolen tens of thousands of dollars to people that lied to bring down another board member to people who felt a material item was worth more than Their Word.
I split the HoS between "Fraudulent" and "Dishonest". Perhaps another split is in order to include "No Integrity". Integrity
is what this is all about. When you say you did or will do something, that means you did or will do something. There is no "grey area" outside of losing communications in an emergency.
Exceptions are made due to personal emergencies, however, I have actually had to dip into reserves to keep my word (bout the only thing I got left
We have people who used to frequent the EE daily now shy of doing deals with Team Members! We have several hundred transactions happily conducted each day, judging from feedback, they are all good, and we only have about %0.1 or less "Ripoffs" which is less than eBay... We need to keep the EE alive and happy.
The ONLY way we can do this is to keep each other informed. boom
and I have recently been asked to help out. So rather than simply counting positives, we are now able to count and track negatives, and keep links to the "stories" behind the negatives. EVERY claim is investigated and looked at by peers, nobody is added without a bunch of people screaming for it.
The result of posting a negative experience: The Truth will be discovered. Any of the following can happen: A) Nothing (miscommunication, people are happy) B) a "-1" in main feedback with a "warning color" name" & link to that reason. C) Added to Hall of Shame in addition to "B", with links and breif synopsis. D) Temporarily locked E) Permanently Banned. We NEED
to find the "grey area" between "A" and "C", and also between "C" and "E".
Please help us, you are us, all we have is each other, after all, it is the net.
Thought my post wasn't long enough, so I quoted the pertinent area from the intro post in HoS here:
Those in this thread are here for basically Two Reasons (probably a couple more as things go on, such as massive repeat offenses, etc.)
Money Before Honor
If one member breaks his word of honor to another and no satisfaction can be privately achieved, the offended party has as a duty to warn others of the accused's actions. The Accuser
should post their case here and be prepared to make it to the general membership. The Accused
may wish to post in their defense.
BOTH PARTIES MAY POST AND RESPOND, BUT CIVIL DISCOURSE IS THE NAME OF THE GAME HERE.
The general membership has a right to post questions and make comments. This is not a court of law, this is a court of public opinion. If you post an accusation, be prepared to back it up with links to threads, e-mails and IMs, etc.
We ask questions and propel the discussion just like any other board member. We are NOT here to pronounce judgment. We're here because we want to help cover your backs. The MAJORITY of the people with complaints are due to Lack Of Communication on one or both sides of the party.