D3 Trade Moderator<br> America, USEast (D2)<br> Ne
David,Hey guys, I was looking for some advice or input on negative feedback.
I've never had to leave negative feedback, and obviously I would if I got scammed or cheated, but this goes back to that grey area of an incompleted trade.
When do you think it's appropriate to leave negative feedback for an incompleted trade?
On one hand, what if you have a trade with someone and then they disappear for an extended period of time? Now they're not dodging you necessarily, and you don't know why they aren't around, and you don't want to make people feel obligated to ignore their RL for a game. On the other hand, if you've made an agreement, hopefully you should honor it and it only takes a minute, maybe, to complete a trade or log to check your PMs. And it's rather inconvenient to sit on an item you're not using while you see threads ISO that same item scroll by. Or, maybe you need the item you've agreed to receive to give your character his final gear so he can start runs.
On the other hand, what about if a person is around and just not responding to your whispers or PMs? Now, sometimes I miss people's PMs because I'm going between games and channels a lot, so maybe they just didn't get them? When do you think the behavior warrants negative feedback here?
Thanks for any ideas,
This issue is really up to you. However I can give my take on it.
I personally would not give negative feedback on an trade that never happened. I might give neutral feedback though. I would have to have made a good faith effort to get in touch with the person that agreed on the trade and it would have to be for an item of some value, not just a few pgems or something. Especially if it tied up an item for a while. I would also pm him on the forum to try to find him. And Only if he/she was around making posts and you see his account active on bnet and he/she is ignoring you. After that I would send a final pm to tell him you need the value out of your item and need to trade and are putting it back up for trade....
Hope that helps