Im going to answer these one by one in my opinion on what should be done to help/prevent
checkerz wrote:what happens when someone sells ripped content?
Easy, Since in my idea it would be off mxs website, JLV could be able to see the interactions between the customer and "merchant" and would take the necessary action
checkerz wrote:what happens when someone else re-uploads and shares the link?
I think that would be handled almost the same way, except the "merchant" would message JLV and say something along the lines of "Hey so and so bought this off of me and I'm almost positive they reuploaded my work and gave to this other person. JLV would then look into the problem and take actions he deems necessary
checkerz wrote:what happens when someone isn't happy with the quality of work they bought?
I might sound naive here, but the customer would be able to see past works from said "merchant" and if they dont like it they can leave a bad yelp review. I'll try and separate it into each category (models,Gear, Graphics)Models:
The customer could see past works but either looking on the merchant's page or look through there forum posts like some people do now since a lot of modelers post in Upcoming Models #2Gear:
Most gear creators make scrammed public safs of what they are selling to give a chance for people so see the quality of their work. I dont think much would change in the gear departmentGraphics:
Heres where I think it gets more tricky. merchants can have their page setup somewhat like graphics company's do in real life. They could have Semi-Custom kits for $x and the customer can only change logos and colors, and then there could be a Full custom where they are able to message the designer through the whole process until the customer is happy (which is how i do kits in this game for people now)
checkerz wrote:what happens when someone pays but doesn't get what they requested?
I think that could happen even if my idea doesnt exist, and probably already does happen. I think the payment thing for a full custom kit could be worked out with the merchant and customer. As for gear and models, i dont think there is that much of that going on. You know what the person has and doesnt have so they more than likely would be on the customer for the mistake. If it isnt on the customer the merchant should be the bigger person and bring out their best inner customer service person so they get a good review and higher rating
checkerz wrote:what happens when someone works out and "exclusive" deal and then other people are sold the same thing?
I say we have some rules to the exclusive thing. John has exclusive right to JREs honda, so he has control of how much he wants to sell it for if i understood how talking to you two about it. So say if I wanted Josh aka T-Rider to make me a 2018 kawasaki but I want exclusive rights for an SX season we negotiate and I pay him $x. I think the pricing on having exclusive models should be negotiated between the two parties involved. Now for Exclusive gear rights. There is two ways in my head that this can happen. You have people like Silverskate who just absolutley grind out gear and have everything done super fast for that gear companys year collection, and you have people like Thoo't who dont really do that much gear, and dont really advertise on the things he makes. So if youre dealing with someone like Silverskate who may have all or most of the gear already done you can talk to the merchant and see if there is a way to get exclusive on something he already has done, and if the merchant doesnt have done, you can have him make it and pay I'd say no more than $40 since anything over that for gear is ridiculous. Now onto the person like Thoo't. He may not have that gear he has this set price $x for all of the 2018 x gear and since hes making it for you, you talk about getting rights, and if you dont want exclusive for a season tell him so he has in text that he can sell it to other people (to tromp any arguments about verbal agreements)
Now onto graphics, id say you'd have to purchase a full custom kit, and you would have to tell the designer that you would like eclusive rights for x amount of time. (that way there is text proof)
checkerz wrote:what happens when Joey Doucherknucklepopper is selling his gear with my boots and Dingle Poppercherry's gloves?
We could have it in the "Marketplace rules" where you cant sell your work with others without credit. Perfect example is Jre Tech-10s vs. T Crain Tech-10s. The two are very easy to spot the differences. So say if someone sells gear with T-crain's boots its no big deal since they are publicly relased and they are saving the trouble of soneone who may not know what theyre doing. Now if someone sold gear with Jre's Tech-10s there would be consequences since it is a private model to those who paid of it and that is just sharring models and would have just get banned for sharring private models.
I dont think this would work and it may not even be possible since this community is full of lawless children, but i think it is worth trying an may widdle out some file sharring due to it being on JLVs website and he can have record of almost everything. FYI I think its nice to have civilized discussions like this for once on here