Hello! I am MIRCEA POPA from Romania.
I`ve just become a victim on this totally online scam business called DISCOGS. Three years ago I decided to become a member of this comuninty making an account because I had some ROMANIAN LP that they aren`t listed on DISCOGS database and I learned that DISCOGS is like WIKIPEDIA of LPs and CDs. GReat idea, I said thinking abot the DISCOGS.So I scanned the LP and I submitted on DATABASE helping other collector to buy or to sell the items.
But 2 weeks ago after I submitted 58 LPs and CDs I received an automatic email from DISCOGS tells me that I was suspended to put new LP tell me that I have put on CIP (Contributors IMprovement Programs) an automatic software that detects that submissions have errors and the users are punished by forbiding them to put another LP for undetermined time.So to be put out of CIP meaning regain the right to submit new LPs Discogs offer the banned user who submit LPS a "good plan" to be removed from CIP.The user must enter to a forum and gain enough correct votes from other privileged users who had a right of vote the submissions of the users and after obtained enough correct votes, the user will be put out of CIP and regain the right to submit new LPs. For example if you have 500 LPs and CDs and you want to sell them but the items were not listed on DISCOGS, you will submit them on DISCOGS. But after you submit 50 of them, DISCOGS banned you to submit them telling you that your submissions have errors and you must obtain enough correct votes from other privillege users telling you to enter on Discogs forum on a thread about CIP and request votes. Smells fishy! So DISCOGS forced you to bribe (with PAYPAL money)other users to vote "correct" your submissions to regain your right to submit again.
I told my suspicion on Discogs forum. I was banned imediately and my thread about this aspect was deleted by Discogs staff. I filed 3-4 complaints(tickets) to the dIscogs staff expressing my indignation about Discogs policy of CIP. Last Friday I received an email from Discogs telling me that my account was banned from the site meaning my IP address was flagged and I can`t acces my account from my computer. Last year I started to buy some items from Discogs and I have 100% positive feedbacks. Last months I made 3 orders and I wait to receive the package. But I can`t talk to sellers because now I am banned and I can`t acces my private messages or my orders situation.It is a probability that Discogs will use my personal information without my consent and sell to a third party.It is clear that I was banned because I expose the fraudulent activity of the network to blackmail users to give me money to regain some rights of using the network.
So I was scammed. Discogs looks an excelent idea of LP database but in fact iit is an intelligent online SCAM.Do something to stop this fraud.
PS: Today I wrote this poston FB DIscogs page about my problem.
<<Could you tell me what I was banned from MARKETPLACE despite I have 100% feedbacks as buyer with 92 orders. Last moth I was put on CIP after 58 submissions. I criticise this measure on Forums and I was banned.On 13 of May after sumbitting 3-4 tickets to the staff members requesting to remove my ban on forums my IP was blocked and I can`t acces my account from my home computer. So I didn`t break any rule on Marketplace being a prompt payer with very good communications with sellers. I have 3-4 unfinished orders and I can`t comunicate with sellkers because my IP is blocked. But I received notifications about orders on my email.>>
I was banned on PAGE and my post was deleted. THis is 100% prove that DISCOGS is a megascam global business. I was scammed by this company. Discogs will use or sell personal information about me without my consent.So it is 100% sca, m. Avoid it!