Please read/comment - Trading references
Due to this forum getting bigger and more popular we have started running into some scammers. We do need to get things more formalised in here so that we can reduce the chance of anyone getting scammed. I'd like to open this thread up to discussion on how people would like to move forward on this. Anyone who has a lot of trading experience on forums is very much encouraged to give us some feedback.
My advice is, in the case of not having any other feedback, to ask the seller for an eBay feedback name. Once you have that check the feedback and then contact the user through eBay to ask if s/he is indeed the same user you were chatting to on HUKD. That second bit is very important to make sure someone isn't giving out a false name.
My second comment is whether we should start a feedback thread or system. A feedback thread would work short-term but it doesn't scale very well, a proper system would be better. There is a system called Heatware which is very popular with North American boards but I don't think any UK boards use it. Basically it's like eBay feedback but for forum FS/FT boards. We could start using that and as HUKD isn't listed we could just use the "Other" board and mention HUKD in the feedback.
Edit: We now have our own feedback rating system: http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=276068