Lenka

Tilburg, Netherlands

Lenka tries to capture positive emotions. Her work features images highlighting inner and outer beauty of various subjects. She loves...

Please help to stop discrimination at RB

Hello everybody,

Yesterday, I came to some news that are not really that new but very shocking. Please read further and help our fellow members.

The problem: RB is experiencing too much fraud and being pushed by PayPal, they have to lower the fraud ratio asap. Unfortunately, RB’s ‘solution’ is to disallow new members from certain (many!) countries to join RB, and existing members from these countries, to buy anything from RB, including their own art.

RB claims that such a solution only affects about 1% of all sales. Unfortunately, sellers are not the same as buyers, and many a good artist and honest member of the community became discriminated by this ‘solution’ only because of his/her country of residence. Such a ‘solution’ is very impolite to members of the community from those countries, who also add a lot to the community’s (and RB’s!) success; even more because of the fact that the ‘solution’ was not communicated to those members who are affected by the changes.

Also of a concern, RB claims that finding and applying another solution will take at least one month; but they know about the problem already since summer. Why didn’t they work on a better solution all that time?

You may be worried about the current situation now, as much as I am. If you are not, ask yourself: When some fraudulent people starts their ‘business’ from my country? Will my country also be banned from RB? It may happen next week…

I’ve just created new feedback suggestion Let people from all countries become members of RB community. It says:
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RB tries to prevent itself from fraud by not posting to some countries and not allowing new members from these countries. It is very important for the whole community and future of RB to find another, more appropriate solution as soon as possible. People from those countries have to have possibility to become members and share their art. Possibility to buy from RB should be assessed individually, members from any country should not be disclosed by default just because of residence in that country.
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Should you find it appropriate, please go and vote to it. Can we show RB that we find this theme really important?

Have a nice day and good light,
Lenka

PS: Would you like to read all the details of the story? Please read

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