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Price Guide: Mandatory Validation Starting March 15


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#1 No1

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 12:01 AM

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Starting March 15th, account validation will be mandatory to post on the OSRS Price Guide. This means everyone is required to register and go through our automatic proof-of-ownership process.

Why?
  • Player Safety is important. Requiring an account and valid RS name lets us do more to stop scamming and luring.
  • Reliability = good. Right now, there is no way to know whether an offer is real or if the player even exists unless that person has verified. About 10% of the names used on the price guide don't even exist--and there's no telling how many of the other 90% are real and actually intend to buy/sell. Fake offers are a waste of your time, and hurt our credibility.
  • Abuse = bad. What's worse than fake offers are ones made with actual malicious intent. This could be anything from spamming a rival player, to actively manipulating prices by posting fake offers in others' names. Neither one is cool.
We've tried to keep these problems in check over the last year, but we can only do so much. Requiring proof of ownership will go a long way toward solving these problems permanently.

Since this is a major transition, we are giving an entire month's notice. We strongly encourage everyone to register and validate now, so that you aren't affected by the change. The process is quick and easy: You tell us your account name, we give you a code to post on the official RS forums to prove it's your account. The whole thing takes less than five minutes. When you're done you get a gold star next to your offers, and nobody else can use your name.

Validate Your Account

Any third-party apps that allow posting will have to support Zybez login and validated names in some way, or they will stop working March 15th.

As always, your feedback is welcome.

Thanks.
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#2 Compare

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 12:14 AM

Good Update, I Support.
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#3 Crazyy

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 12:17 AM

Cracking down i see i see.
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Posted 17 February 2014 - 12:31 AM

Nice, can't wait for the date but why the 15th? and not the 1st of March
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Posted 17 February 2014 - 12:54 AM

Nice, can't wait for the date but why the 15th? and not the 1st of March

A month from now. Fair warning to everyone.

About time this is happening.

Edited by Jim, 17 February 2014 - 1:09 AM.

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 1:29 AM

Good update, should sort out the fake offers. About time.
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Posted 17 February 2014 - 1:41 AM

Agree with everything this update brings in, the sheer amount of problems that will almost be eradicated from the short amount of time it takes to validate makes this definitely worthwhile.
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Posted 17 February 2014 - 2:13 AM

Good initiative. Hope it makes a difference :-)
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Posted 17 February 2014 - 2:47 AM

Sounds Good
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Posted 17 February 2014 - 3:06 AM

I'm glad this is being done.
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#11 Cera S6

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 3:21 AM

Definitely a good idea, always hated the idea of people just being able to post fake offers whenever they please. Should help a lot moderation wise.
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Posted 17 February 2014 - 3:55 AM

This will definitely sort out a lot of the fake offers that people are experiencing. Great idea.
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Posted 17 February 2014 - 6:10 AM

It's good to see this being implemented. It will certainly help cut down on most of the price guide's current issues and make the system better for everyone involved.
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Posted 17 February 2014 - 7:14 AM

Good one! I send in my validation :-)
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Posted 17 February 2014 - 10:05 AM

Great stuff. :thumbsup:
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Posted 17 February 2014 - 10:11 AM

Nice to see, won't be so much jumping up and down on the market now. Thank you :thumbsup:
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Posted 17 February 2014 - 1:49 PM

Huhza
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#18 WhiteEagle111

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 1:58 PM

Does this get terminated if the registered account goes f2p? often i go f2p since i buy bonds and have periods where i dont play rs for a week..so stay f2p till i renew it/return.

hopefully this will cut down to on the merch bots that spam here..they annoy me lol. :P great idea. :))
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#19 Metallicaa

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 2:08 PM

Meh, could be good or bad. A lot of people probably won't bother validating.
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Posted 17 February 2014 - 2:48 PM

Great decision, i already validated mine :).
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