I’ve posted in here several times that I am on Yardsellr now. Well, I have been noticing some disturbing trends happening over there. Apparently it’s not just happening to me but other people as well.
People troll the Yardsellr website then leave nasty comments in people ads. The other day 3 people left negative comments in my Pedi Paws ad saying the product is not worth your money, don’t waste your time etc. Uh excuse me but I’m trying to sell it. I don’t care what you think it’s worth. Don’t go on my ads telling potential customers of mine that it’s a piece of crap and make me lose a sale.
Another person posted a comment on a video game of mine saying the game was gay. I didn’t delete the comment but then he came back and posted another comment accusing me of deleting his prior comment and saying “gaaaaaaaayyyyyyy”. Where were these people raised? In the forest by wolves? Don’t people have manners anymore? First off, I didn’t delete your first stupid comment and second of all, I should just delete both your comments on principle. I don’t even know why I didn’t delete them, I guess I figured if I deleted them I would get more spam in my other ads which I don’t want.
I clicked the “feedback” button so I could make a suggestion that they add a link or button to “report abuse” so that perhaps if a person gets reported enough times, their account might get banned from either commenting or using the website. That’s when I ran into another persons feedback saying they are having the same issue as me.
Look, I’m all for leaving comments saying a product isn’t worth a damn but do it on a website that actually makes money. Don’t leave those comments on a website where people are trying to sell their useless crap so they can scrape enough money together to buy groceries or pay their bills.
Besides the report button, I think they should also add a way for me to approve a comment before allowing it to be posted, just like in my blog and/or YouSayToo. After so many nasty comments I have decided to make it impossible for people who aren’t members of YST to leave a comment and even members comments have to be approved before they be allowed to be seen. On my blog the comment is not seen period until I approve it and that’s how it should be everywhere. If I think a comment at Yardsellr is going to help me make the sale then I should be able to approve it but if it’s negative then it’s my prerogative to delete it and I shouldn’t be hassled by people who have too much time and negativity on their hands.
I wish people would grow up and stop with the internet bullying. It doesn’t serve any purpose to be jackasses online. My mother used to tell me that if I don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say anything at all. I know it sounds corny but it’s true and should be applied to the internet too. And parents, please monitor your children’s activity a little better.