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      Why was he banned? | Sofoklis Flampoutoglou

      I'm writing on myTT with a person named Sofoklis Flampoutoglou, and it's about some woods. I was a bit curious and looked for his mail address on the internet. So I also found a profile in this forum, which has been banned. Why did this happen and will I be save when buying something from him in the future? (Spammer?)

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      Quote Originally Posted by jpenman View Post
      I'm writing on myTT with a person named Sofoklis Flampoutoglou, and it's about some woods. I was a bit curious and looked for his mail address on the internet. So I also found a profile in this forum, which has been banned. Why did this happen and will I be save when buying something from him in the future? (Spammer?)
      He sent crazy, personal threat, Private Messages with bad language to someone who posted on one of his for sale threads.
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      But is he a spammer?

      (Is buying something related to table tennis a mistake?)

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      Quote Originally Posted by jpenman View Post
      But is he a spammer?

      (Is buying something related to table tennis a mistake?)
      Based on how he acted, I would not buy from him. He also refused to follow the forum rules for For Sale items. When the forum rules were pointed out, he threatened the person who first pointed the rules out. I would not buy from that person.

      When he posted photos of the items he had for sale, they were stock photos off a Butterfly site. Not the actual items he was selling.

      If he refused to post the actual items he was selling and threatened a forum member for what he felt was him being outed, why would you buy from him. But those are behaviors that indicate it is likely he is a scammer and you might not get what you paid for.

      Quote Originally Posted by Sofoklis Flampoutoglou View Post
      I can upload photos when someone wants to buy ,
      Quote Originally Posted by Sofoklis Flampoutoglou View Post
      I dont have them , but I can help people to find some ,thanks


      Quote Originally Posted by RidTheKid View Post
      Incorrect. Rules clearly state you present pictures of the actual items for sale.


      His behavior warranted his thread being closed and him being banned. We did not need to wait to find out that, FOR SURE, he was a scam artist. He displayed all the bad behaviors we needed to see to know he did not belong on TTDaily.

      RidTheKid, feel free to give your opinion on this. Maybe you remember what I am talking about.
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      Quote Originally Posted by jpenman View Post
      I'm writing on myTT with a person named Sofoklis Flampoutoglou, and it's about some woods. I was a bit curious and looked for his mail address on the internet. So I also found a profile in this forum, which has been banned. Why did this happen and will I be save when buying something from him in the future? (Spammer?)
      To make it simple, no, you may not be safe dealing with him.
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      Yeah. Thanks.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Baal View Post
      To make it simple, now, you may not be safe dealing with him.
      Maybe you could ban his account. His name now is NickRos.

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      Hmm was it his name i saw before in an fb page? Also, he was trying to sell butterfly blades.

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      I do not know him personally, but he was interested in something I was selling and through a member on MyTT I was asked to contact him. The member on MyTT was a regular and said that Sofoklis was a good guy , but just banned for some reason.
      I have not really dealt with him as he only wanted to trade, but did have some long conversations on email. He appeared to be someone who was some kind of dealer or was able to get a lot of different rubbers and blades through sources.
      Anyway did not buy anything from him, but did inquire about some things. Prices seemed realistic, but was not cheaper than my local dealer after discounts.

      Think one should be careful to label him a sure scammer, but that is just my opinion.

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      The For Sale sections of forums are the one circumstance where it is good to be proactive. So if someone is banned here for bad behavior during buying or selling, I don't wait for there to be victims at MyTT. It is not the same as trolling.

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      Btw I do not at all criticize the reasons for banning the user if he was rude and threatening towards other members, but jpenman asked if he was a scammer and I just posted my experience with him even if we never traded anything.
      I know he traded stuff on some french boards as I did some research about him when we were discussing a potential deal

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      If someone tries to sell stuff using stock photos instead of actual photos of blades, that is a red flag. There are lots of other places he can sell.

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      Anyone who will display an attitude when asked or ordered to produce photos of the actual blade is EASILY a HUGE WARNING SIGN and such a person should receive zero business from members in good standing.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Baal View Post
      If someone tries to sell stuff using stock photos instead of actual photos of blades, that is a red flag. There are lots of other places he can sell.
      Yep.

      Quote Originally Posted by Der_Echte View Post
      Anyone who will display an attitude when asked or ordered to produce photos of the actual blade is EASILY a HUGE WARNING SIGN and such a person should receive zero business from members in good standing.
      And yep.

      And if someone is told by a moderator he has to put photos of the actual items in his possession that he has for sale and he posts stock photos off the Butterfly website, and then when it is pointed out that it has to be photos of the actual items in his possession, and his response, ON THE THREAD is that he can send photos in a PM if someone PMs him because they are going to buy, and he responds to a member who pointed out the lack of actual photos by PMing him threats with foul language......

      Well then, there is no reason to keep him on the site because he has already purposefully broken several rules all at once. Who cares if he has the items he says he has if he is going to threaten people because HE BROKE THE RULES.
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      Hence when I learned he did that HERE he was banned THERE.

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