As Cloggerdude mentioned earlier in the thread, we're trying to automate the gathering of feedback in this thread as much as possible. I have a working script that crawls through the thread and searches for a specific feedback pattern. You can check out a sample of the results here: http://textuploader.com/5noty (the bottom part of the file is the interesting part).
BUT to make this work, we need your help with the format of your feedback posts. As the OP mentions, it should look like this:
Positive/Negative/Neutral Buyer/Seller feedback for InsertNameHere
The bolding of the text isn't that important, but having a line like this in the body of your post for each person you're giving feedback to is. Here are some examples of good and bad posts:
Positive buyer feedback for user1
Positive buyer feedback for user2
Positive buyer feedback for user3
The script may pick up anything after "Cloggerdude" and think it's part of the username, especially since GAF allows spaces and symbols as part of usernames.
Lastly, if you guys could refrain from putting punctuation like exclamation points and periods at the end of each feedback line (unless it's part of the user's name), that would be great. It's not a big deal, but again, GAF allows those symbols in usernames so the script will pick them up.
Apologies in advance for potentially having you guys change the way you've been leaving feedback, but as a former feedback list updater, I know that updating the list takes a LOT of time and effort. This was created to help our current updaters to save some of that time. The good news is that most people in here are already doing feedback correctly. Others just need to make some minor tweaks. Thanks for your cooperation!
Thanks for the writeup Nightz. I think it's going to be an uphill battle at first, simply based on the number of examples that violate the format right after your post, but we knew it would be a bumpy road.
I'm fairly confident that people will eventually catch on.
Maybe this has been covered already but how do we get credit for feedback from the BST Thread that hasn't gone into the Google Docs yet? I've recently sold several items and received and given positive feedback but it has not been updated in the Google Docs. Do I have to reach out to my buyers and all them to repost feedback here or what?