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  Post #1 (permalink)   06-26-2013, 10:14 AM
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If you own a chat forum with a classified section, can members of the forum hold you liable if they get ripped off? Or is it a "Buyer Beware" type scenario?
 
 
 


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  Post #2 (permalink)   06-26-2013, 10:39 AM
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It would be buyer beware, not the forum owners fault
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  Post #3 (permalink)   06-26-2013, 10:42 AM
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It would be wise to have a "hold harmless" clause in the sites Terms of Service specifying that you do not vet advertisers and due diligence is their own lookout.
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  Post #4 (permalink)   06-26-2013, 03:50 PM
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Make sure you clearly state your rules and regulations in writing as ughosting said, and also make the link easily accessible as well.
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  Post #5 (permalink)   06-27-2013, 12:43 PM
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Read the rules here and that will give you some indication on what verbiage to use on your site to protect your business.
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  Post #6 (permalink)   06-27-2013, 06:52 PM
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I added on my forum that we are not responsible for any deals made between 2 members.
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  Post #7 (permalink)   06-28-2013, 07:20 AM
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I added on my forum that we are not responsible for any deals made between 2 members.
Yes, that's the best way to let members know that it would be their own responsibility.
 
 
 


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  Post #8 (permalink)   06-30-2013, 11:43 AM
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I would always include a sticky about the rules and clearly state in there that we weren't responsible/buyer beware.
 
 
 
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