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Posted on Scam - site needs better vetting

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#1 posted 11-21-2012 03:57 PM

Bob, thanks for the warning post. All kidding (and not-so-kidding) aside, I think everyone appreciates it.

I do wonder, though, how you might like the site owners to handle it any better than they did by removing the scammer in a relatively short time. On a public website where anyone can join and create a profile, how would you propose to keep bad folks out? Should it be handled like a job application where a prospective member fills out a form with his references and personal information, and is then investigated before being allowed to become a member?

I’m not trying to be a smart-ass here, I’m genuinely curious about how one might keep a scam artist from joining an online community. It has been my experience that the standard to procedure is to throw them out as soon as they violate the terms of service. Is there a better way?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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