Klaus Treichel wrote:Where is righteousness? The rules that apply here are pure waste! The team also has a responsibility to the honest users!
Although I follow this thread, I don't really care that much about fakers. No system is perfect. Every system has to account for errors, theft, losses or the similar. As long as we know that a percentage of notes, locations and hits are fake, and what —approximately— that percentage is, I'm OK. If I remember it correctly, the EuroBillTracker database is vastly cleaner and freer of errors and fakings than Where's George.
Now this is not to say that keeping the database clean and finding the fakers isn't useful. It is, and I'm glad there's a team doing it.
The Cleaning Services (who call themselves Cleaning Ladies) is a team of volunteers who are not compensated in any way to do the database cleaning, and assumedly do their best. If you have reasons to believe that their best isn't good enough, and that this team is not doing enough of a good job, different solutions are arguably more effective than just ranting at them:
- try to understand why the faker catching is not working better
- try to figure out how it can be improved
- offer help
- contribute to the Association (I honestly don't know how this can improve the cleaning but it certainly shows a different kind of approach)
What follows is directed not at you, Klaus, who are a newbie here, but at the handful of long-time forumers who dive in this kind of rants every once in a while: I really don't understand why some of you who read this thread and know how the system works show such a contemptuous attitude towards the Cleaning Services. It makes me feel really uncomfortable to see this attitude towards people who are volunteering and doing their best. Any sort of language impairment (English not being your first language) does not account for the overall tone.