Would a spreadsheet for ratings record be better off-site?

Discussion in 'BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements' started by ChooksChick, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    There's some discussion of the idea of a ratings record that could also note negative feedback. Some folks have been burned by fellow BYC members and have felt badly about the inability to share the experience with others to prevent recurrence.

    I proposed that a spreadsheet be publicly published that folks can post to that could also include non-BYC identification of the person with whom one did business and rate it- good or bad.

    What does everyone feel about this? I don't trade, buy or sell, but feel like there needs to be some accountability here.

    Take a look, and Mods, what do you think?

    http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=pwhjQ6Yng877RAhf3bcLMbgf


    Edited to fix ANOTHER error...danged fingers!~
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2009
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Error not found? Would you need to make a public accessible google account?
     
  3. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
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    Great spreadsheet! I think this would be fair. This way we can make informed desicions on who we buy from. I would be very upset if I bought something and got burned when people knew that this was happening and did nothing to warn me. I would be mad at the seller and the other person/s that knew and did not share.
     
  4. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Anyone want to list some positive feedback so we can get it started?

    Mods? Any objections?


    Edited to fix my blasted fingers' issues....
     
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  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I started it.

    But couldn't someone come on there and modify it?
     
  7. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
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    Mine are posted
     
  8. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
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    I think it is a great idea!
    Will the names be in alphabetical order, so you can find them easier, and dont have to scroll through everything?
     
  9. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Nifty-Chicken is currently working on a solution for feedback here.

    I won't step on his toes and say more, but please rest assured that the BYC Staff is aware of the need for BST transaction feedback, with room for both positive and negative comments. We are actively working on a solution that will not only allow our members to make informed decisions before entering into transactions with anyone here, but also will reduce reports of flaming and fighting due to transactions gone sour.

    Although the Staff has already taken steps to implement a feedback system, your ideas and input are certainly welcome during the process. [​IMG]
     
  10. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
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    My thoughts on the issue are:

    1. It seems unfair that the seller's personal details would be published but not the reviewer's.

    2. What is to stop malicious or unreasonable feedback?

    3. Are there any likely legal repercussions for the owner/administrator of the page?
     

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