Andrew Boon
Regarding the three Vendors you've mentioned - we've had chance to have close communication with them in different situations and on different occasions. We know their "stance", if you will, well enough to put our word for them, that's all.
Andrew, have you stopped to think that if Boonex lists a few vendors as "Trusted", then all other vendors must be "Untrusted" by Boonex. You are sure dumping a lot of vendors into that category. Ilbellodelweb and others, must be disappointed in realizing that Boonex feels they can't be trusted.
Andrew Boon
Well, maybe the word choice is confusing... what would you recommend?
Most companies that buy things, have an "Approved Vendors" list for any given component that must be outsourced. Approved Vendors lists need to be product specific, and there absolutely must be a clearly defined criteria that a vendor must meet to be placed on the list. Conversely, there should be a clearly defined criteria on how an approved vendor would get dropped from a list.

In the case of this site's Market, products should be divided into general categories such as Templates, see more modules, hosting, coder for hire.... etc, and you could maintain an approved vendors list for each category. In that way, customers will better know what vendor is best suited for a particular product or service. In other words, a vendor on the list of approved vendors for templates, may not necessarily be the best person to go to for modules.

Yes, it's a bit more work than what you do now, but all that spare time you have on your hands is probably driving you nuts anyway.
I have an idea that I have posted towards the bottom that may help.
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