New Rules for Ad Images

News, Prefired.com February 6, 2018

In order to verify that ads are genuine, we are changing the rules regarding the images you upload to your ads.

Introducing Guntags and Ad moderation

Example Item for sale with Guntag in photo

A Guntag is Prefired lingo for a little bit of paper with some writing on it.  Going forward, you will need to display a Guntag card showing your Prefired user name and the current date alongside your item/s when photographing them for your listings  (see above image).  This will apply to all ads, including accessories and parts.

Buyers will be able to see at-a-glance that the item you are selling is really yours to sell, rather than worrying you may have nicked the picture from somewhere on the Internet!

In order to enforce this change,  new ad listings will be subject to moderation before they go live for all users initially, with a new internal user reputation system dynamically managing publication after that.  In essence this is similar to our public user feedback scores, but based on an internal “trust” rating, meaning trusted users can post instantly unhindered by moderation- but new or non-compliant users can’t.

You can download and print a Guntag card from here, or use plain paper (a post-it note is ideal).

DO:

  • Place this card at the bottom right of each photo

  • Print your Prefired user name clearly in block capitals (a black marker pen is best)

  • Write the date clearly (should be the date you post your ad)

DON’T:

  • Submit an ad without a Guntag card in it

  • Edit the picture on a computer to put your username over it, your username must be on a physical piece of paper

  • Write your email address on the card

  • Write a username from elsewhere that doesn’t match your account

If your username doesn’t match your account name, or is difficult to read your ad will not be approved- we recommend the use of our downloadable Guntag card for fastest ad approval as it will help you to get the sizing right.  It also acts as a kind of watermark to help prevent theft of your images, as well as proving the picture was taken for your Prefired ad and not “borrowed” from elsewhere.

We ask that you be patient when posting ads over the next week or so, as initially all new ads will need to be moderated until everyone has built up their “trust” rating, this will inevitably cause quite a delay at first.

We appreciate these changes may be frustrating, but it will help keep Prefired a safe place to buy and sell your Airsoft guns and gear.

The new rules go live from today (6th Feb 2018), and only apply to ALL new ads posted to the site from now on.  If you have any questions or concerns please Contact us

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