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What I'm thinking here is adding the ability to prematurely cancel auctions for whatever reason, be it because the user is suffering from spammy bids (Like a certain incident a while back when the prices for the Genuine Tomb Raider promo items had remained un-updated by the pricing system and thus could be bid at much higher value than they actually held and leading to frustration when a high-value auction ends up bought out with a handful of Tomb Readers') or they made a terrible error when creating the auction (Because some people, myself included, just want to get the auction going and just start it too fast.) at the cost of, say, becoming temporarily unable to create auctions for a set number of times based on how many times they cancelled an auctions.  (Thinking about 30 minutes for the first offense, doubling for each time and capped at 72 hours.  

 

 

As an example, the First cancel would prevent them from creating another auction for a half hour, the next cancel would give them a full hour penalty, followed by 2 hours, then 4, et cetera up to 72 hours.

 

Another idea for this would be a sort of "good behavior" bonus, dictated mainly by how many successful auctions the user has created which, among other things, would either reduce or delay the next penalty the user receives.

 

I already know one of the auction rules state that the staff can't cancel auctions by requests but frankly that's only a big deal because users don't have the means to do it on their own.

 

TL;DR let us cancel auctions with a cooldown timer to prevent abuse

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And yes, I understand this suggestion is far from perfect, but I don't really have enough experience running virtual item auctions to come up with a perfectly foolproof idea.  Sorry in advance if it seems stupid, just thought I'd share something that's been on my mind since I really started getting into auctions.

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3 minutes ago, 30 Years Experience Jacking Off said:

 

You said it yourself, the site already tells you that Auctions can't and won't be canceled no matter what.

 

Once you click "Create Auction" you accept you're 100% alright with what you chose, and you are fully aware of the "risks" that you're taking.

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4 minutes ago, Gaia's Minion said:

You said it yourself, the site already tells you that Auctions can't and won't be canceled no matter what.

 

Once you click "Create Auction" you accept you're 100% alright with what you chose, and you are fully aware of the "risks" that you're taking.

And as I pointed out, some users, myself included, tend to set up and post their auctions too fast to actually heed the warning.  I do understand the stance this rule is taking, I just think it might be a little too draconian.  I also understand that the specific system I suggested might not be the best, but I still posted it because I feel like it might at least spark a debate about the current state of auctions.

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52 minutes ago, 30 Years Experience Jacking Off said:

And as I pointed out, some users, myself included, tend to set up and post their auctions too fast to actually heed the warning.

I mean, but that falls on the user.

Just like when people ignore the Trade Offer Pop-up that says to not accept offers if the other person is offering Steam Codes/Paypal Funds, etc. and they up just losing their items.

 

 

Also there's indeed quite some things that can be said about the current state of auctions, however in this case (canceling them) I think it's unlikely that it will change.

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