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by NathanW
Tue May 02, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Other Auction Sites
Topic: PostaNote.co.nz - Free NZ Ads Site
Replies: 18
Views: 8110

Re: PostaNote.co.nz - Free NZ Ads Site

Just went live with our new www.postanote.co.nz website with some added security feature and functionality.

Would love to hear your thoughts and ideas.
by NathanW
Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:48 am
Forum: Other Auction Sites
Topic: Left stranded - Up a GumTree
Replies: 5
Views: 2066

Re: Left stranded - Up a GumTree

Sorry about that digidog. I'll delete it. Someone had sent me the thread after a story ran about Gumtree and our site. That's how I found out about Scambusters. Is there a person/group who looks after the Scambuster site? I'm on the road a bunch to Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, etc. and wanted...
by NathanW
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Other Auction Sites
Topic: PostaNote.co.nz - Free NZ Ads Site
Replies: 18
Views: 8110

Re: PostaNote.co.nz - Free NZ Ads Site

Thanks to everyone on Scambusters who is marking scam ads on www.postanote.co.nz. I can't tell who is marking them, but given the quality of the scams, I'm assuming it is members of this group. This helps us more than we can tell you. If you ever have any ideas for the site (beyond stopping scams as...
by NathanW
Thu May 28, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: Other Auction Sites
Topic: Left stranded - Up a GumTree
Replies: 5
Views: 2066

Re: Left stranded - Up a GumTree

There is the New Zealand owned free classified site www.postanote.co.nz. I am one of the founders and the GM. We've been working with other scam buster users to keep our site clean and have had significant grown since Gumtree closed its doors. We are also featured in a few stories about Gumtree clos...
by NathanW
Tue May 19, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Other Auction Sites
Topic: PostaNote.co.nz - Free NZ Ads Site
Replies: 18
Views: 8110

Re: PostaNote.co.nz - Free NZ Ads Site

I just finished talking to my development team. If Scambuster users are interested, we'd like to give you admin privileges to the site. It will be a few months before we are able to ad this, but just wanted to throw it out there. But you really know your stuff, and we'd love to be able to use your k...
by NathanW
Sat May 16, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Other Auction Sites
Topic: PostaNote.co.nz - Free NZ Ads Site
Replies: 18
Views: 8110

Re: PostaNote.co.nz - Free NZ Ads Site

We did that from the beginning, which means these folks are doing something different. Now, I'm not on the development side (as you might have guessed) so I need to check with them to make sure it is still so. You are correct, building a huge moat around NZ is key to keeping the site clean. Feel fre...
by NathanW
Fri May 15, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: Other Auction Sites
Topic: PostaNote.co.nz - Free NZ Ads Site
Replies: 18
Views: 8110

Re: PostaNote.co.nz - Free NZ Ads Site

I just got off the road, I'll get my team on it. We are not only removing them, but our developers are looking at ways to block this type of scams in the future.

Huge thanks again!

Nathan
by NathanW
Thu May 14, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Other Auction Sites
Topic: PostaNote.co.nz - Free NZ Ads Site
Replies: 18
Views: 8110

Re: PostaNote.co.nz - Free NZ Ads Site

One of the differenced with us, is that we tell our users to do everything in person and never send money etc. Which helps, but we still want the site 100% clean. I'm going to talk to my board, and I think we might be able to come up with a way for us to work together moving forward. Thanks, Nathan
by NathanW
Thu May 14, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Other Auction Sites
Topic: PostaNote.co.nz - Free NZ Ads Site
Replies: 18
Views: 8110

Re: PostaNote.co.nz - Free NZ Ads Site

I blocked the first user for good. I've got to head to a meeting, and I'll send this to my moderator.

thanks!
by NathanW
Thu May 14, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Other Auction Sites
Topic: PostaNote.co.nz - Free NZ Ads Site
Replies: 18
Views: 8110

Re: PostaNote.co.nz - Free NZ Ads Site

One thing we will expand on is allowing our users to flag an item and having this automatically remove/block ads from the site. You'll see it under our Mark As drop down box on the right hand side. And, just for a laugh, here is ad you might enjoy: https://postanote.co.nz/personals/women-looking-for...
by NathanW
Thu May 14, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Other Auction Sites
Topic: PostaNote.co.nz - Free NZ Ads Site
Replies: 18
Views: 8110

Re: PostaNote.co.nz - Free NZ Ads Site

Seriously, this is huge. The cleaner our site is the better it runs. First, we delete all spam obviously, but I'm passing this on to my team, we are building systems to keep this crap out right now.

Huge thanks again,

Nathan
by NathanW
Thu May 14, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Other Auction Sites
Topic: PostaNote.co.nz - Free NZ Ads Site
Replies: 18
Views: 8110

Re: PostaNote.co.nz - Free NZ Ads Site

Seriously! Awesome, thanks man. We've been in this game awhile, and I can say without a doubt, pets and personals are not worth it. We are debating pulling both completely. This ad is down.

Huge thanks!

Nathan
by NathanW
Tue May 12, 2015 3:03 am
Forum: Other Auction Sites
Topic: Post a Note.co.nz Q&A
Replies: 0
Views: 976

Post a Note.co.nz Q&A

I've seen Post a Note mentioned a few times in forums, and I just wanted to make myself available if anyone had any questions about www.postanote.co.nz. A friend recently showed me the Scambusters community, pretty amazing. Trademe is lucky to have you. It is a lot of work to keep websites free from...
by NathanW
Tue May 12, 2015 2:50 am
Forum: Other Auction Sites
Topic: PostaNote.co.nz - Free NZ Ads Site
Replies: 18
Views: 8110

Re: PostaNote.co.nz - Free NZ Ads Site

We've now been able to expand to all of NZ. Thanks for the shoutout. Gumtree (free classified site like us, not auction like Trademe) recently shut down which was a real stroke of luck. Post a Note has recently really taken off. Scambusters is a pretty amazing community, I've been reading through th...