Not a long time ago one person contacted me about a purchase she made from another user on the board.
She wanted to find out if there is a way to post some sort of feedback about the seller to let others know that the transaction went smoothly and that the seller delivered everything as promised.
This got me thinking about implementing a rating/feedback system for users.
It wouldn't be limited only to selling and buying. The system would also include swaps, trading and pretty much any kind of transaction that occurs between two people.
For example, a buyer would post if the quality/quantity of delivered merchandise was satisfactory. And the seller would post if the payment was prompt.
With swaps, the counterparties would post feedback for each other acknowledging that the trading partner has fulfilled her end of the agreement.
And so on.
All feedback would be displayed in user's profile. So anyone thinking about buying/selling/trading with another user would be able to see the experience other people had when dealing with that person.
What do you think? Is there a need for such system?