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Declined tf2mart.net

Discussion in 'Archived Applications' started by Six-Barrel Samurai, Mar 20, 2013.

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  1. Six-Barrel Samurai

    Six-Barrel Samurai New User

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    1. Please list the URL/IP of each server in your community that runs the SteamRep plugin and how many days each has been running it.

    n/a

    2. Have you made any modifications or changes to the SteamRep plugin? If so, please list.

    n/a

    3. Please list the URL of your community's Steam group.

    http://steamcommunity.com/groups/tf2mart

    4. Please list the URL of your admins Steam group.

    http://steamcommunity.com/groups/tf2mart-admins

    5. Please list ALL admins (not in the above group) and/or moderators of your community below with links to their SteamRep profile (e.g. HelenAngel - http://steamrep.com/profiles/76561197977521239)

    None

    6. What are your community's policies on scamming & scamming-related activities?

    We have zero-tolerance policy toward scamming.

    7. Why does your community wish to be affiliated with SteamRep?

    We want to be respected and well known service in TF2 trading community. Also we dislike scammers and want to take part in blocking these activities.

    8. Please provide a link to your community's website (if applicable)

    http://tf2mart.net

    9. Please provide a link to your community's Sourcebans or ban/report forum.

    n/a

    10. Please provide a link to your community's stats page, hlstatsx or GameMe (if applicable).

    n/a

    11. Please provide additional details about your community such as how it came to be, how long it has been around, the primary goals of it, what it does, etc.

    We're automated trading service, automated means actual trade happens between users and our bots.
    We're open to general users since the beginning of February.
    Our service is somewhat similar to tf2wh(in use of bots) but with somewhat different ideology.
    The entire concept of our service started when two users of WH got fed up with overstock on most of items on WH. Buying from the WH was convenient but selling was a *real* pain. We discussed how we would improve the WH between us. We were about to give WH our ideas but after reading their forums it became clear that its easier to build system from the scratch than to communicate something to WH.
    So the differences:

    1) WH makes you get credits in advance by selling items to them. The main problem is overstock, whichever you try to sell is most likely overstocked. If you tried to use WH you know its a pain. In our case trade is balanced before bots are involved. We show in advance items we can accept. And if we accept the order you never worry that bot will say something is overstocked. Selling to us is easy. Another advantage is the user in not required to trust us. He doesn't give us anything in advance. Trade can be balanced down to the cheapest available item. I'd prefer to balance it to zero, but we don't have fractional currency. If something happens to our system(i.e. Valve bans our bots) the maximum our user can *possibly* lose is 1000 credits. Its less than 2 rec. That is if he keeps something in his account. And nobody required to have something in his account.

    2) We implemented limit on the amount of credits user can accumulate in his account. Its 1000. The idea is
    to prevent dumping items by few power sellers who will then skim rare items while common users will be unable to sell. It also always make trades balanced pretty well.

    3) Currency items. WH has hard limit even on currency items. They went as far as to not accept the metal.
    We have limits too but if we ever get close to them we will raise these limits. The idea is you don't need to accumulate our credits. Whenever you visit us with currency items you will be able to buy with them directly.

    12. Please post your community's desired banner (if not already on SR).

    steamrep_tf2mart3.png
  2. HelenAngel

    HelenAngel Retired Staff

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    For questions #1 & #2, we would need your site to be using the SR Web API. Have you already requested access to it? While you can of course apply for affiliation any time, this application can't be approved until you've been successfully running the API for at least 90 days.
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    Dronefly New User

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    also, you have extreme lack of information in your items such as levels which factor in greatly in many trades. What are your plans to make the trading bot more accurate so that people do not get cheated. For example, I have a level 0 vintage glengarry bonnet and your system is offering me only 4500 credits. its 14-20 keys range depending on trader. Also, you do not state the item levels on the items you are selling. Will you plan on correcting this for a more accurate trade?
  4. HelenAngel

    HelenAngel Retired Staff

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    Also, I noticed that for #5, you have not listed any admins. We need a list of all your bots and everyone who has control of your site- this includes admins (which you would be one) and moderators.
  5. Six-Barrel Samurai

    Six-Barrel Samurai New User

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    Today I requested access to Web API. We will implement it soon. I'm fine with the wait time.
  6. Six-Barrel Samurai

    Six-Barrel Samurai New User

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    Our policy right now is simple.
    We look that the item is tradeable and craftable. Our price is based on item DefIndex(type) and Quality(Vintage, Strange, Unique...). Right now we pay no attention to item level, counters attached, paint and so on.
    The idea is to trade commodity items with nothing special about them. Prices are based roughly on backpack.tf values. Maybe we will take more factors into account later but now we have what we have.
  7. Six-Barrel Samurai

    Six-Barrel Samurai New User

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    All of our admins(Shankar and myself) are listed in the Admin group. We're owners/programmers/admins of the site. Now there are no other users with elevated administrative privileges.

    Our customer facing bots are:
    [tf2mart]Werter
    http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198078500129/

    [tf2mart]Bender
    http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198080177204/
  8. HelenAngel

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    Perfect! :) Thanks so much for the additional info. Hopefully we can get you going with the web API shortly. :)
  9. Six-Barrel Samurai

    Six-Barrel Samurai New User

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    OK, waiting for access to API Docs :)
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  11. Xenophobia

    Xenophobia Retired Staff

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    I regret to inform you that SteamRep is not currently interested in an affiliation with tf2mart.net. Feel free to re-apply in a few months, as that may change.
    Thank you for reaching out to us.
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