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I have been on here for about a month, 34 posts, yet when I sent a message to someone selling a helmet, he gets a warning that I'm a new member and likely a spammer? The seller is selling a helmet and he didn't include a price so if any transaction occurred, it would likely be me giving him money, not the other way around. How else are we supposed to answer want ads?
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Xsbank wrote:
I have been on here for about a month, 34 posts, yet when I sent a message to someone selling a helmet, he gets a warning that I'm a new member and likely a spammer? The seller is selling a helmet and he didn't include a price so if any transaction occurred, it would likely be me giving him money, not the other way around. How else are we supposed to answer want ads?
I fail to see the problem? it's just a warning for people buying and selling to be on the look out for scammers before engaging in a transaction.

is there some underlying problem that I'm not aware of where you can't reply to each other?
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I was surprised to see that you can't reply to ads but I suppose that's just an adaptation I have yet to make. I thought the warning was harsh but maybe I'm too sensitive? Anyway,

Rant Switch…………..OFF

I do think this is a pretty good site, certainly with less aggravation than the welding site I used to frequent.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone!
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Well, you know what they say about welders....
They like to stick it to everyone. Facepalm emoticon
I'll show myself the door now.
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Tell them you will ride into town and meet up. How can that be a scam?
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I have been on here for about a month, 34 posts, yet when I sent a message to someone selling a helmet, he gets a warning that I'm a new member and likely a spammer?
No, that's incorrect. Here is the exact text of the warning message:
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WARNING: This Message Is From A New User

This message is from an account with a very limited post history. This does not mean the member is automatically a scammer, but you should consider the possibility if this message is in response to a For Sale or Want to Buy post.

Modern Vespa strongly cautions against giving this user any money, unless doing so in person.

Read this for more information about red flags to watch for.

The warning is in response to an uptick in scammers using the PM system to trick users into parting with their money. People have actually lost money. We are doing everything in our power to warn people that the scammers are active.

More specifically, the message says This does not mean the member is automatically a scammer.

So let's not get hysterical about the warning message. It's quite appropriate given the circumstances.
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REDACTED
You will hopefully discover (quickly) how short of a fuse can exist here with regard to certain topics.
All the best to you.


PS: The Posting Guidelines sticky thread is suggested reading.
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I'm happy, what more matters?
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Xsbank wrote:
I'm happy, what more matters?
It's not actually about you being happy, it's about the forum as a whole being a civil place to talk about scooters. Your post above has been removed for violating the posting guidelines that you seem uninterested in reading.

And I thought Canadians were better than this.
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OK so I read them.

"Racism, hate speech, politics, religion and personal attacks are prohibited.
- Divisive topics such as abortion, the death penalty, guns, and helmet laws are prohibited.
- Airing of dealer or vendor grievances -- no matter how well intentioned -- is prohibited. Modern Vespa is not the place to resolve disputes with businesses or otherwise publicly identify a business whom you allege has done something wrong.
- Commercial postings and pornography are strictly prohibited."

Is it because I typed "gun?"

Gratuitous insults to Canadians is OK though?

I get it, it's your sandbox. Play on.
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Xsbank wrote:
OK so I read them.

"Racism, hate speech, politics, religion and personal attacks are prohibited.
- Divisive topics such as abortion, the death penalty, guns, and helmet laws are prohibited.
- Airing of dealer or vendor grievances -- no matter how well intentioned -- is prohibited. Modern Vespa is not the place to resolve disputes with businesses or otherwise publicly identify a business whom you allege has done something wrong.
- Commercial postings and pornography are strictly prohibited."

Is it because I typed "gun?"

Gratuitous insults to Canadians is OK though?

I get it, it's your sandbox. Play on.
Context is everything.
Oh, and I guess even I didn't realize that "I thought Canadians were better than this" is insulting. Or was it the context?
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What exactly are you saying?

I'm sorry I posted. I will play nice. Don't hurt my feelings.
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Xsbank wrote:
The seller is selling a helmet and he didn't include a price so if any transaction occurred, it would likely be me giving him money, not the other way around.
The typical scam here is overpaying you from someone else's account and then you repay them the overpayment. So don't think just because you're the buyer there's no risk.

https://chargebacks911.com/paypal-refund-scam/
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