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Can you do something about the ridiculous amounts of market / trade spamming on the global offers.  - This is prevalent by a very small number of players who abuse the system and we all know who they are.

There is absolutely no reason to have multiple different prices for the same resource on global offers.

This would be an easy fix, by limiting a trade to one per resource on the global offers, and even better, if you attempt to list something which you already have on, it gets replaced with the newer price (perhaps with a warning before you do so).

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Requested a limit on the number of buy/sell orders per resource back in April and for the most part it got ignored. Good luck :)

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well perhaps it is time to ask again? ;)  I can't believe I'm the only one.

If nothing else, it should be added to the game rules regarding market abuse.

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How is it market abuse to have multiple offers up?

What's wrong with spamming the market?  It makes it easier for people who want to just accept trade offers to have plenty of offers available to accept.

I haven't done a lot of market trading in a long time, but when my nation was smaller working the market was a great way to make good money (1-2 million a day) compared to my size at the time.  It rewards new and active small players and gives them a chance to catch up to older, lazier players who don't care as much about a million here or there.

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Spamming and trading are completely different things.  Everyone else is able to trade successfully on the market without spamming with a dozen or more offers all separated by a single dollar. 

I have nothing against trading, and if everyone else can do it, why is that 2 or 3 people feel it is necessary to flood the market with their offers.

Abuse is perhaps a strong word but it certainly goes against the grain, and at what point does it just get silly? 20 offers? 50 offers? 

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If I have 1000 of a resource, but don't want to sell it all while making sure some of it gets sold, I might post multiple market posts at 200, 250, or 333 each to stagger my income.

Likewise, if I have a ton of a resource, I might post an indefinitely high post just to sell a lot right now.  I'll use that to gauge acceptance of my offer, and might withdraw the offer while keeping another post up just for convenience's sake.

The market really isn't ruined.  You can still post short-term offers that will get fulfilled within a couple of hours.  No worries.

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