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Dimo1138
02-10-2009, 03:01 PM
OK, I'm sure I'm not the only one, but there have been times where I have left feedback on a F4F thread and not gotten return feedback. I remember reading that, if you find yourself in that situation, you can report these people and they will be labeled a "F4F abuser" or something along those lines. My problem with that is, believe it or not, I don't want to be an *** and give someone a label. I'd feel like a rat. What I feel should be implemented, if at all possible, is maybe a points system for F4F abusers. One complaint wouldn't automatically label a used as an abuser, but after a predetermined number of "complaint points" had been accumulated, then, at that point, would that user be labeled. I would feel more comfortable posting a complaint on a user if I knew that my one issue wouldn't potentially destroy that users reputation, but may actually motivate that user to be a bit more reciprocating. I am, by no means, a computer expert, so I do not know how easy or difficult something like that would be to implement, but as a user here, I feel like it may be something beneficial to look into. What do you guys think?

Mattrick
02-10-2009, 03:13 PM
Have you sent the invidual a pm asking when they will review your level since you reviewed their F4F level? I have read posts where people missed a review and didn't realize this. I would first say, make direct contact with the person you are awaiting feedback from via a pm and see if they respond. It could be an innocent mistake. If they fail to give you feedback after that, then I would think you can give them a bad reputation "dissapprove" because they failed to give you F4F feedback. Try working it out wiht the invidual before dinging or escalating would be my advice.

Winston-Smith
02-10-2009, 03:23 PM
I agree with Mattrick. Although before contacting them, I'd check their post history, they might not come on LBPC every day, so if they've not posted for a couple of days it might not be that they're ignoring you, but simply that they haven't been back online yet.

KAPBAM
02-10-2009, 03:33 PM
Just to enlighten, I severely doubt that one missed returned feedback will earn someone the F4F abuser title. So by reporting someone, you should not feel bad if it's a legitimate report. It would surely take a one or two more before said user gets himself that title. Of course I would suggest the above stategies first, like contacting the user in question ;)

Dimo1138
02-10-2009, 03:52 PM
Just to enlighten, I severely doubt that one missed returned feedback will earn someone the F4F abuser title. So by reporting someone, you should not feel bad if it's a legitimate report. It would surely take a one or two more before said user gets himself that title. Of course I would suggest the above stategies first, like contacting the user in question ;)

That is actually really good to know, I was unaware that it already worked like that. I usually do contact other users through a PM but their have been times when it doesn't really work, but now that I know this I won't feel bad reporting users that abuse the system after, of course, giving that user ample time to respond and after attempts to contact them. Thanks guys!

ConfusedCartman
02-10-2009, 07:39 PM
Sorry for the confusion. I'll add clarification on reporting F4F Abusers in the F4F thread, just to keep things clear.

EDIT: Added. (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?p=131656#post131656) Please follow the steps listed if you encounter a problem in the future. Thanks for the feedback. :)