I’m writing down some starter patterns for [[Community Marketplaces]]. I’ve been thinking about these in the context of design and how to participate in the OGM Marketplace; and for a longer time, in the context of [[matchmaking systems]], community currencies, and the history of retail markets).
Goods Needed (Requests)
Goods Offered (Offers)
Help Needed (Requests)
Help Offered (Offers)
Reviews and Ratings
What’s allowed, what’s disallowed?
This is a good place to remind people to follow all laws.
Allowed, not allowed, which currencies / tokens / barter systems / etc. are recommended, disallowed, etc.
How will problems / disputes be handled? By whom? What recourses are there?
Reviews / Ratings
How does the community let members know if an exchange was good or bad? How do good or bad actors get surfaced?
Meta: how do you keep reviews and ratings high in signal, and low in socially obligated noise?
Nobody likes a stale marketplace. How long do postings last? Are they archived or deleted? Can they be reposted?