- Aug 25, 2014
Another fix i would like to see coming is on iphone safari pinch-to-zoom on, that it reverts back to 100% mo matter what i rey
I'm with you on this one. As other forums, would be good to have 2FA for posters and commenters. Also a minimum number of posts in the forum to be able to comment/post in the classifieds.No offense, but this doesn't actually fix anything since the scammers have been using WTB ads to contact people who are legitimate buyers. They're not usually posting brand new items in the classifieds section. So, by allowing "2FA will not be required to view listings or to contact listing creators", nothing has been fixed by this change, and just an additional layer of security has been added to...the area where there was no problem to begin with. Now, if you wanted to enable 2FA to contact a listing creator, that would in fact help to solve the problem. My $.02.
Support for hardware keys is not currently on our development roadmap, but we'll gladly share the idea with our team for their feedback.Any plans to support hardware keys like YubiKey?
There are reasons outside of Head-Fi Classifieds that require access to PMs, for example reaching out to moderators or admins if questions arise. We do not have any plans to require 2FA for access to private messages.To make it really effective, it would also have to be necessary to be able to send PM.
We understand that this is not a "magic bullet" to stop all scam attempts on the site, but we do believe it adds an additional layer of protection for the Head-Fi community. While responding to Want to Buy ads is something scammers may do, we have seen new listings created on compromised accounts.No offense, but this doesn't actually fix anything since the scammers have been using WTB ads to contact people who are legitimate buyers. They're not usually posting brand new items in the classifieds section. So, by allowing "2FA will not be required to view listings or to contact listing creators", nothing has been fixed by this change, and just an additional layer of security has been added to...the area where there was no problem to begin with. Now, if you wanted to enable 2FA to contact a listing creator, that would in fact help to solve the problem. My $.02.
This is correct. Please see our Head-Fi Classifieds Rules & Guidelines for a full list of items that are not allowed for sale on Head-Fi Classifieds.It’s also been said that selling review gear is strictly prohibited.
I disagree. I think this new action is a quick and easy first step toward providing more security for the Classifieds. This only impacts people who sell in the Classifieds. That is not the whole community. And, it's a free service. If you want a more secure system, you can pay to put your items for sale on eBay. I am a frequent buyer in the classifieds and this will provide me with more confidence in buying products from it. I had said that I was going to suspend all buying activities in the classifieds until the coast was clear. I think this is enough for me to start buying again. But, I am going to vet sellers before I buy and use reasonable precautions going forward like continuing using Paypal G&S. Not making a payment if the name on the Paypal account does not match the name on the headfi account. And making sure the poster is the same as the one who was previously posting on head fi. I won't focus on any one thing, but there are many ways to vet a seller like having them friend you on Facebook. I have a number of friends who have been scammed in the classifieds and I was almost a victim myself. If this ever happened to you, you would want someone to do something about it. I think the current moves are a great first step in the right direction. Enabling 2FA is prudent and easy to do.@AxelCloris while a longtime lurker, am 'new' as a member, with all that entails regarding the weight of my personal opinion.. but if i may express it;
In order to accommodate the needs of the 'few', you are inconveniencing the 'many'.
Am not sure how hard it is for some people not to fall into silly pitfalls such as:
- Nigerian prince deal; he said they said you're selling; e-mail my friend, he wants to buy your gear!
- I can only 'gift' but hey!
- Seller's account's hacked and a scammer. So what? You done the purchase right, Paypal refund 100% of the time.
- (and don't give me the stolen CC excuse, it's why we have Paypal in the first place)
But, apparently, it is hard; some people need everything spelled out for them, held by the hand and gently, geently lead on to what for everyone else is.. basic to be honest.
Good for you to attempt to assist, with whatever extra cost (in time and budget) this has for you.
But when said assistance comes at the cost of inconveniencing the many?
And now i see certain people, of said same 'some people' category, requesting 2FA for buyers too.
Just how many loops are you going to add, before folks just aren't willing to bother anymore?
Just how complicated must our lives become for the sake of the few? Not rhetorical anymore either.
Most especially, again, when we're talking about self evident stuff here, doesn't take an Einstein exactly now does it.
It's your shop, your rules, they will naturally be respected 100%. But kindly, kindly, either reconsider the lot of it or at the very least leave buyers alone.
We make it easy to pay. Market 1-0-1.
The harder you make it for a customer to pay you money, the higher the chances they'll go elsewhere.
You have something going here, all i see is your stiffling it. No offense meant, just being honest.
Easy solution. If you place a want to buy ad and someone contacts you, have them place a classified ad on headfi and then buy from it. You as the buyer need to implement some security measures when you invite anyone to offer you product. If the seller places a simple ad, you know the person is the owner of that head fi account. Often times, that is enough to prevent a scammer from scamming you. This is a reasonable authentication request from you as the buyer.To make it really effective, it would also have to be necessary to be able to send PM.
Most of the problems that have occurred have been due to responses to "want to buy" posts.
Please make sure it isn't going to Spam or Trash. (It's easy to overlook. I know I've done it a few times in my day)not getting the OTP on hotmail
Or, you didn't do what I did which is create a filter in my email and the email went there and I forgot to look there.Please make sure it isn't going to Spam or Trash. (It's easy to overlook. I know I've done it a few times in my day)