Threads too cluttered with payment confirmation postings?

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  1. gcgipson

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    Is it me or does it seem like the service threads are too full of receipt confirmation postings? Seems that most of the time spent going through a thread is sorting through recepit confirmations. Can't clients just email their confirmations to the service providers?
     
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    yes
    I think they are private threads
    and post count does not go up?
     
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    As a service provider I can hopefully answer this in a graceful but honest way. Many providers depend on sales in the BST section for their livelihood and it's a very competitive marketplace. Because the BST section is set up as a forum, you are substantially more likely to have someone visit your thread if it's near the top of the page. So, every time someone posts in the thread that service gets a bump. Additionally, I personally notice sales go up when my other clients confirm transactions or leave reviews. It's reassuring to customers to see that other people are using the service and having success.

    I know it's frustrating to wade through loads of posts. But honestly, I would wager that the average BST provider would lose anywhere from 30-40 percent of their sales. As a result, the really quality providers wouldn't even bother with BHW. So it's a trade off. It's that or go to a Warrior Forum model of paying to bump threads. Which is awful. Just my 2 cents.
     
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    On second thought....I see it is good that threads contain order receipts. This way you can see if a Service provider is swamped with orders and can not keep up with his work load....I'm noticing this a lot.