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Per member request, we've created this public thread.

Please feel free to ask us anything, and we'll try to answer as best as we can.

We look forward to answering your questions.

You may also contact us privately through our support sections:
 
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I am with Brad on this. It’s fun cruising around incognito handing out invisible brownie points and demerits.
Destroying knoobs reps
Adds flavour to popcorn.
Hey Brad one day it will all become public
And no one can see them now.
If they state they can, their playing poker with you and you lost.
What was point in namepros doing this anyways?
Tossed you some invisible upvotes Brad. Their well deserved
At the end the day, a moderator teams job is to enforce the rules as they are written without playing any favorites, regardless of a members status.

Each moderator may translate a post a little different (Sometimes solely based on a members habitual history with violations, reminders, warnings, etc.) resulting in a post being handled slightly different than another moderator may handle it.

In those cases, a member may request a dispute in a support thread or direct message to have another moderator team review the case. If the second moderator team finds that the rule or policy was indeed violated along with the first assessment, the dispute is finalized as such.

It's important to keep in mind that we have always tried to keep all posts in threads on topic, as well as threads in the correct forum sections. This makes it easier for members and visitors to find and sort through what they were actually looking for without having to skip through a bunch of off-topic posts/threads to find it.

Generally, moderators do not mind a few one-off comments like what you referenced (If they don't derail the thread), however, it's dependent on several factors (E.g. are they becoming so consistent that the thread topic has changed?, Are they blatantly off-topic changing the context of the thread immediately?, Has the member posting the off-topic commentary already been alerted or warned not to do it in that thread, yet continued to do so?, Does the post itself violate a rule or policy?, etc.).
Hey mods. Why this thread not show in “ new posts” or “ what’s new” ¿
Wondering why I missed Brad’s and your replies. Thanks for helping Paul answer our questions
Unfortunately, we do not have the data to answer that question as it's more tech related. Moderators do not handle technical related matters.

If I had to guess, it's because this thread is located in the support section and not any of the general topic or marketplace sections.

@Paul may be able to confirm or assist with that question, or you can start a technical support thread here: https://www.namepros.com/forums/namepros-tech-support.205/ to address it.

We hope that information helps.
 
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Awesome. Can you link me to appraisal rules please? Used to be at top of appraisal section.
 
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Echo Mod Team

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Awesome. Can you link me to appraisal rules please? Used to be at top of appraisal section.
Hello,

The following appraisal specific rules apply (In addition to the general rules):
5. Domain Appraisals and Website Reviews (»)
5.1. All appraisals below $10 USD must include a unique and constructive explanation to support the assessment.5.2. Rule 6.1.2 applies to appraisal requests.
5.3. No external links for an appraisal.
5.4. Post only domains you own under appraisals, otherwise use the Pre-Purchase Appraisal section.
7.1. All marketplace, discussion, and appraisal rules apply to the sections in the Insiders Club.
As indicated in the two rule references above, the appraisal rules apply for both, the general public appraisals and the non-indexed professional appraisals in the insiders club.

We hope that information helps
 
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Is there a function to build a favourite list of Namepros members please?
I'm trying to do is manually build a list of Namepros members who register domain names and develop them into monetisable or saleable (sellable?) assets. I then want to filter all content on Namepros to just show what those members post
You can do this with the "Follow" button, but we don't have a way to create secondary lists yet.

Once you follow them, you can filter all content to just theirs by visiting your news feed:

Hey mods, how do i see my invisible upvotes and downvotes?
Only moderators can do that, currently.

So you can leave as many anonymous downvotes as you want, but can't point out when a legitimate question was unfairly downvoted. :facepalm:
We're thinking about having a sort of "meta" area for threads where things like that, and even the moderation of a thread, can be discussed because those things are not part of the topic itself (and the topic is the reason that most people are reading a thread), but rather they're discussions about the thread itself (not its topic).

Why is anonymous voting a thing?
Here's a thread about this question:

We hope that helps.
 
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Alop

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You can do this with the "Follow" button, but we don't have a way to create secondary lists yet.

Once you follow them, you can filter all content to just theirs by visiting your news feed:


Only moderators can do that, currently.


We're thinking about having a sort of "meta" area for threads where things like that, and even the moderation of a thread, can be discussed because those things are not part of the topic itself (and the topic is the reason that most people are reading a thread), but rather they're discussions about the thread itself (not its topic).


Here's a thread about this question:

We hope that helps.
But you are keeping it anonymous with a click spam ?
 
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Charybdis

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Why is the link to the GoDaddy Domain Academy censored?

Here is the link:

https://godaddy.com/s/domain-academy

It should be community dot godaddy dot com /s/domain-academy , but I cannot post it.

I think it's not good that you censor the content. It is not spam or illegal content at all. I don't see any reason to censor it.

I am not affiliated with GoDaddy, I just don't like this censorship.
 
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@Paul can you answer above question?
I wanted to check out that godaddy link but cant. Maybe its best we dont but do please tellus whÿ
 
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Why you block DNAcademy link too?
 
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Echo Mod Team

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Why is the link to the GoDaddy Domain Academy censored?

Here is the link:

https://godaddy.com/s/domain-academy

It should be community dot godaddy dot com /s/domain-academy , but I cannot post it.

I think it's not good that you censor the content. It is not spam or illegal content at all. I don't see any reason to censor it.

I am not affiliated with GoDaddy, I just don't like this censorship.
Why you block DNAcademy link too?
Hello,

The automated system blocks links (automatically) believed to violate the following rule: 1.29 (»). Do not advertise, publicize, or promote external domain-related forums or communities on NamePros. This includes linking to pages that directly promote them. The only exception to this rule is local events and meetups that are in person (face to face).

We hope that information helps.
 
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Charybdis

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Hello,

The automated system blocks links (automatically) believed to violate the following rule: 1.29 (»). Do not advertise, publicize, or promote external domain-related forums or communities on NamePros. This includes linking to pages that directly promote them. The only exception to this rule is local events and meetups that are in person (face to face).

We hope that information helps.

Ok, I didn't know that this rule is so strict. I just wanted to link to the GoDaddy Domain Academy page, I think it's not "promotion", just a simple forum post. But I admit it's your platform so you can set the rules.
 
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devXC

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Hi,

This comment is decreasing my impact rapidly, without logical reason!
I picked .dev / .app / .me from poll and shared my opinion in comment.
namepros.com/blog/domain-name-investors-make-predictions-for-2023.1291544/comment-8803071

Did I type something against namePro's rules?

Regards,
- devXC
 
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Echo Mod Team

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Hi,

This comment is decreasing my impact rapidly, without logical reason!
I picked .dev / .app / .me from poll and shared my opinion in comment.
namepros.com/blog/domain-name-investors-make-predictions-for-2023.1291544/comment-8803071

Did I type something against namePro's rules?

Regards,
- devXC
Hello,

The following quoted posts by moderators should help provide more information regarding up/down votes and community moderation (Which the up/down vote feature is part of):

The points assigned from a quick reply are public, but the points assigned from the arrows are only accessible by moderators (and in the future, accessible by top members like yourself). We’re working toward that goal every day, but it’s part of a larger project.
Hello,

Yes, however, in order to establish a habitual pattern, we'll need to see the same member downvoting your posts in different context and topics. A single post rarely identifies a retaliatory or antagonistic incident beyond a shadow of a doubt.

A review of recent activity did not show downvotes.

Would you care to start a dedicated support thread, where you can list a few of them for us to investigate? - https://www.namepros.com/forums/namepros-general-support.184/

Once we establish a clear pattern, we can get more involved and take action.

Hello,

It appears that the original poster disagreed and disliked your opinion. A different member also disagreed, bringing the points to 3. The 4th point was an actual downvote and not a Like, Agree, Disagree, Dislike button click. There does not appear to be multiple downvotes from the same person. It's a combination of a downvote and usage of the Like, Agree, Disagree, Dislike buttons.

Keep in mind, any time a Like, Agree, Disagree, Dislike button is clicked, it also adds or subtracts a vote (Up/Down). Most members are not intentionally trying to manipulate the post voting system and simply using the Like, Agree, Disagree, Dislike buttons on the post to express their opinion regarding a comment.

Are you suggesting that members should not be allowed to disagree/dislike with other members opinions?

The incentive of allowing members to freely express their opinions (In compliance with the rules) as well as members being able to freely disagree with opinions (In compliance with the rules), is empowering members to self-moderate community content.

You can find more information about community moderation here: https://www.namepros.com/threads/namepros-november-2021-a-new-website-and-more.1041901/post-8516976 and here: https://www.namepros.com/threads/ba...-for-threats-on-namepros.1186257/post-7730322

We hope that information helps.
Yes. That's why influence within the community is important. The majority of members cannot downvote a single post 5 times. The majority can only contribute a single downvote. As your influence in the community climbs, you have more responsibility and influence over the points on a single post.
 
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devXC

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Thank you for your response.

According to the quoted posts by moderators about up/down votes, the comment is clear and everything is okay. I thought being active user and sharing opinions will increase my impact, but as you mentioned every user is a free to up/down votes and I accept that.

Regards,
- devXC
 
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YunielStyle

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Hi, is there a place here where I can post the sale of a Facebook page that I have monetized?
 
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Echo Mod Team

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Hi, is there a place here where I can post the sale of a Facebook page that I have monetized?
You'll want to check FaceBook's terms of use regarding the sale/transfer of ownership for company pages.

For sales/promotions that are not domain related on NamePros, they should go in the promotional marketplace section located here: https://www.namepros.com/forums/promotional.15/

Be sure that your sale/transfer of ownership conforms with FaceBooks terms of use.
 
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cooljub

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Sooo, I just went to check some of my old posts and found I can only go back 10 pages.
Thanks for bring to attention 11 days ago that we, you and me, maybe others, cant see past last 10 pages.
I can barely remember what happened yesterday so need a memory jog from the old posts sometimes.
Same here. If you can remember a word you said in a post you can still search it. They're still there somewhere..

:xf.smile:
 
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Sorry to see your getting invisibly stabbed in the back. I gave you +3 when you posted but just not enough.
Mods, when ya gonna kill that invisible ⬆️⬇️bs?
Lets be democratic and have a vote.

And only last 10 pages. How are people dupposed to see those that invisibly downvoted them when you open that can of 🪱
namepros.com/blog/domain-name-investors-make-predictions-for-2023.1291544/comment-8803071
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devXC

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Thanks very much for your support @MasterOfMyDomains ♥️

Edit: While replying to you, somebody has downvoted the inquiry #86 don't know why? Lol

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Alop

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I anonymously was able to give only -2 on the previous post

definitely better than -10 😎
 
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devXC

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I was able to give you only +3 ❤️ upvote, like, thanks
I would like to start my day with positive things, thanks @Alop you made my day ❤️

Note: Life has more challenges than (a dislike button).

I anonymously was able to give only -2 on the previous post

definitely better than -10 😎
 
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Chieff

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Hello Mods,

Can I add dan profile url / dan domain sale link in signature?

Thanks
 
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Echo Mod Team

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Hello Mods,

Can I add dan profile url / dan domain sale link in signature?

Thanks
Hello,

Yes, you can link to your Dan profile in your signature area.

However, please keep the following signature related rules in mind:
1.21. Do not indirectly or directly refer to your signature block, suggest looking at your signature block, or include your content signature or signature block in any post; instead, use the signature block feature. Exceptions may be made if your signature is short and relevant or short and benign (e.g., your first name with no catch phrases and no domain names), especially in the marketplace and direct messages where content signatures are generally allowed.

3.2. Affiliate links are only permitted in the Available Domain Names and Expired Domains and Expiring Domains sections, and in signatures. Affiliate links must have the URL embedded in text as a hyperlink, not pasted as a URL. It must be noted when there are affiliate links in a post, e.g., "Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links."

4.1. Signatures may not include links to sites that contain explicit, sexually-orientated, illegal or obscene content.

We hope that information helps.
 
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