In previous years I discouraged these kinds of posts in the Insect Classifieds because I had set up a special area for that in the Forum (Trading Reports) which was a much better way to do it. The Trading Reports is a true, threaded discussion board, the Classifieds is not.
But, not everybody has a Forum account.
So now I will experiment with 'Bad Trades' reports in the Classifieds. When you are posting a Classifieds ad you will now see 'BAD TRADE WITH:' as a selection in the Caption Header drop-down list. Select that and then enter the name of the trader right afterward, such as 'BAD TRADE WITH: Joe Smith', or enter a company name like 'BAD TRADE WITH: Company ABC' etc.
Note that I am using the phrase 'bad trade with' instead of 'bad trader'. A very important difference that I hope you all can appreciate. This is to avoid legal complications for InsectNet.
Rules for posting:
Same as usual. For legal liability reasons do not use these words directed toward a specific person or company:
bad trader scammer liar cheater criminal etc, etc
Just report the facts in the case and things will be fine.
We'll see how it goes. If people run amok with these ads, not following the rules or causing a big distraction in the Classifieds, then I will just delete them.