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Lost Ratings? All of my feedback gone!

Started by daylight, 10/29/2018 02:34AM
Posted 10/29/2018 02:34AM Opening Post
I deleted a couple of old ads only to find all of my good ratings had also been deleted. Now, I have zero feedback here which is pretty much the kiss of death for trying to sell anything. Another user was wondering why there are so many people here with no feedback ratings, I think this is one of the big reasons why.
Posted 10/29/2018 02:36AM #1
Why pay for a membership that does this?
Posted 10/29/2018 10:50AM #2
Same thing happened to me. A few years ago I made a ONE TIME LIFETIME payment to Astromart that was for LIFETIME membership to their Classifieds. Next thing I know, LIFETIME memberships are gone! I MUST BE DEAD! Astromart changed their memberships to YEARLY. After this change, my ratings were PURGED! I guess LIFETIME memberships like LIFETIME Warranties are only as good as the company making those promises.
Posted 10/29/2018 11:25AM #3
I cant speak to the lifetime thing.....but its entirely possible under the new software that the feedback is linked to the ads.....delete the ads and the feedback goes with it.

When I looked at your account the other day when you reported the theft there was at least a couple other removed a couple of ads and evidently the feedback went with them.....

Deleting ads has always been a point of it is greatly beneficial to those researching pricing etc to be able to search and review ad histories. It has also been a point of controversy for as long as I can recall as there are quite a few professional sellers who avoid being forced to become supporting vendors by deleting all their ads to hide the fact that they are abusing the system when selling a couple hundred or more items per year......tying the feedback to the ads would definitely hinder that practice.....

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Posted 10/29/2018 08:18PM #4
They were short wanted ads with no pricing or photos, keeping them around served absolutely no purpose other than to clutter the classifieds when no longer needed. I really wish there had been a dialogue that pops up on deleting an ad saying "Are you sure you want to delete this ad? Doing so will result in the loss of all associated feedback." or something like that. 

Losing that feedback was a pretty big deal to me as it takes me back down to zero.