Regarding this thread https://www.namepros.com/threads/jr-app-start-5-2l.1297417/#post-8876293
The mods waited over a week to chime in on what was a clear auction by the seller. I’m not a bidder but this place is run by people with zero brain power.
We can see that @Alfa Mod Team
posted in the sales listing today at 6:10pm CT with a rule reminder, however, the very first report we can find regarding the matter was today at 1:54pm CT. So their response time was roughly 4 hours from the time of the report, not over a week.
Keep in mind, with hundreds of posts daily and multiple higher priority tasks moderators deal with on a daily bases, moderators mostly rely on members to report rule violations when they see them so we can be made aware of them, investigate and get more involved.
If a report doesn't happen, chances are, a moderator hasn't seen the violation.
After reviewing the auction for a second opinion, to be sure, we can see that @Alfa Mod Team
posted the correct winner.
The seller attempted to add a Reserve price after a binding bid was placed, in addition to reserve prices not being allowed.
The end time was 120 hours after the last bid. The last bid was by member @mdent
Reserve prices have never been allowed on NamePros and the rules are clear regarding trying to change the guidelines after a bid has been placed.
The auction was not voided because the reserve price was not present prior to the first bid. The seller added it later, after bids were placed. The seller is bound to honor their original auction agreement at the time of the first bid being placed.
. Reserve prices for auctions are not permitted; auction holders (sellers) must set a starting bid that they are prepared to accept.
. An auction cannot be modified once a bid is placed with the exceptions of its Buy-It-Now ("BIN") price (e.g., a BIN price may be added), its bid increments, approving additional bidders, adding payment methods, and/or adding additional domains at no extra cost. Once a bid is placed, every allowable change (the exceptions just mentioned) must be posted to the thread as a new reply as well as updated in the original post before it becomes effective and valid (e.g., a BIN price cannot be accepted until that is done, but rule 6.2.10
applies). BIN prices are not reserve prices and therefore do not affect rule 6.2.10
It seems that members didn't know all the details before creating this thread and commenting.
We hope that helps clarify a bit more.
In the future, please use the report link on a post that violates the rules as soon as you see it so a moderator team can investigate and get more involved.
For internal use ONLY: https://www.namepros.com/reports/67133/