From Ben Jefferys Sent Fri, May 7th 1999, 17:47
Come on, this is all a bit silly... obviously O'Brien is not a bad trader, but equally not a good one. Post the facts and let people judge for themselves, if his latency is unacceptable then his trades will dry up, and that is punishment enough. I can well understand the anger, it is frustrating to have your goodwill abused like this when doing a trade, but I think a little more restraint is needed. Is there a central "trader reputation database" anywhere? Build up a good reputation every time you trade, by asking people to add a "good vote" to your name on the database... and equally add bad votes for people who are late/no-showers/trade copies without saying/goods poor quality. In any case all this chat has been pretty amusing, quite incongruous with the ambient list.... "not since the great FAX wars ........." Bye! Ben.