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Change of chatroom rules

Labeled as status-done in NamePros Comments and Feedback started by cipcip, Jun 27, 2019.

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  1. cipcip

    cipcip Owner of TutorialIndex.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Hello,

    I want to suggest that in the chatroom there should be allowed informational posts with domains that we find in the expiry list for example, domains that we DO NOT own, not only in the weekends, but all the week.

    For example someone can say: hey, the domain xxxxxxxxxxx.com is available in the name.com expiry list for $x - maybe someone finds it useful and it will take it.

    What do you guys think ?!
    Cristian.
     
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  2. Mod Team Bravo

    Mod Team Bravo Moderator, NamePros Moderator PRO Gold Account VIP

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    We agree!

    The chat rules have actually never disallowed that, but we've added a FAQ to the chat article to emphasize that it is allowed.

    Thanks.
     
  3. Ategy.com

    Ategy.com NameCult.com Gold Account VIP

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    Actually .. I think expired domains should allow to be linked in the regular forums as well. I understand the potential for conflict of interest allowing non-expired domains to be posted .. but a year or two ago I had a post or thread deleted because I mentioned an expired domain currently at auction in a discussion (pretty sure it was in the General discussion forum. The rule seemed a little silly since I obviously had no affiliation to the domain because of it's expired status.
     
  4. cipcip

    cipcip Owner of TutorialIndex.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    That happen to me as well @Ategy.com
    I had the post deleted from chat and warned via message that I posted a domain that was outside weekends.

    BUT, I posted a domain that was in the Name.com expiry list which I had no affiliation with, I just thought it was a great catch and since I did not had money to buy it then, I thought I should share it and maybe someone else would buy it.
     
  5. Mod Team Bravo

    Mod Team Bravo Moderator, NamePros Moderator PRO Gold Account VIP

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    What's an example of when you would want to post about an expired domain name in a discussion?

    Note: They can be posted in the Expired Domains and Expiring Domains list.

    Did you link to the auction or mention that it was at auction? If so, that violates rule 2.3.

    It really depends on the context of the comment with the domain name.

    We cannot know that. You could work for the registrar or be paid by the registrar to do so. We understand that is unlikely, but that is not something we have time to figure out. The rule needs to be simple to be enforced effectively.

    This may have been a mistake on our part unless the domain was at an expired auction and you were directing members to the auction, which is when rule 2.3 would require that we remove it.

    It's possible that your comment was interpreted as a solicitation to backorder it at Name.com.

    The context of what you write and how each moderator interprets it are often the difference between it being deleted or not. It sounds like this may have just been a misunderstanding.

    We hope that helps.
     
  6. Ategy.com

    Ategy.com NameCult.com Gold Account VIP

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    Let's be very clear here .. the ability to discuss individual domains for sale or at auction would most definitely lead to many interesting, helpful and informative discussions in many sections of NamePros .. the ability to actually point to specific examples would allow for significantly more refined/detailed discussions .. you cannot deny that very clear and obvious fact.

    Just as equally, nobody can deny that allowing that would most definitely be exploited, abused and improperly be taken advantage of. The fact there is a rule there is an unfortunate necessity of a reality of likely abuse that cannot be denied.

    Any domain for sale or on auction by any person is open to such abuse either by the owner .. or also quite likely .. by proxy (I'll talk about your domains if you talk about mine / fake accounts / etc).

    However .. expired domains do make up a sizeable portion of domains on the market where no individual can profit.

    Admittedly a good point mentioned that I honestly didn't consider is the potential abuse from registrar employees, although I really don't see the likelyhood/volume of that overshadowing the benefits of being allowed to actually point to specific domain examples of auctions/sales.


    In the end I supposed it's all about finding the right balance .. not to harp on a different issue .. lol .. but when making such a calculation for a forum community, a big factor is moderation capacity .. I'll be the first to admit that at the current level making things more open is probably unfortunately not the best of choices for NamePros at the moment.
     

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