Selling in Chat (Poll)

Discussion in 'NamePros Comments and Feedback' started by Eric Lyon, Nov 19, 2015.

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How often should selling be allowed in chat?

  1. Fridays only

  2. Weekends only

  3. Every other day

  4. Always

  5. Never

  6. Other (explain in a post)

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  1. Steven McEvoy

    Steven McEvoy Steventmcevoy.com VIP

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    SPOT ON! (y)(y)(y)
     
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  2. NameOmnia

    NameOmnia alea iacta est VIP

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    I too support the 24/7 chat sales but obviously with rules; whether some genuine mistakes happen ( posting after 10 min instead of 15 especially when chat is very active and can't be scrolled up enough ) there are members who, to say it plain and simple, do not give a flying fluke about rules.

    Those members should not be allowed in chat as they are abusing the system at the expenses of others..

    I'd also like to see a clock in chat..or a countdown timer that one can start to make sure the 15 min have passed before posting.

    As someone else has previously pointed out instant messaging between chat users would be a great addition for selling.
     
  3. Eric Lyon

    Eric Lyon Community Admin, NamePros Community Admin PRO Business Account VIP Trusted Contest Holder

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    Hello,

    Don't forget to "Change Your Vote" in the poll if your choice has changed. ;)


    We banned a couple people from chat earlier today. We take action whenever we are aware of an issue. Please report.

    https://www.timeanddate.com/stopwatch/

    I've added it to our suggestions list. Thanks,
     
  4. main

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    How about a separate chat room for buying and selling?
     
  5. Eckhart

    Eckhart Eckhart.net VIP

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    I appreciate usenamex's initiatives in general, but I don't think 24/7 advertising in chat is going to be necessary. Do you want to see ads every time you enter chat?

    The confusion about the time is a non-issue. When somebody asks if they can post in chat, there's almost always somebody around to answer or to link them to timeanddate.com. And if there's nobody around to answer they will usually post the ad anyway.
     
  6. Rick Ace

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    The problem is that not many people enter the chat.

    But if you notice what happens during casual weekends, you'll see that the ads are regularly pushed up by conversations. So, you have both advertising and conversations going on at the same time.
     
  7. usernamex

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    There was a super great idea shared in chat that we could have a tagging system that would mark sales ads and allow users to opt in or opt out of seeing the ads, then we get the best of both worlds - allow selling 24/7 AND allow people who wish to opt out of ads to enjoy chat AND keep chat active since it get pretty slow when there's no motivation from ads : smile :
     
  8. usernamex

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    Please forgive sequential posts - as these are different issues

    Recently noticed these entries in chat - is this automated or manual? Member info removed, they were each unique members
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    1. Today at 10:19 AM - :
      Not Casual Weekends yet Thank you
    2. Today at 7:19 AM - :
      Not Casual Weekends yet Thank you
    3. Today at 8:24 AM - :
      Not Casual Weekends yet Thank you
    4. Today at 8:29 AM
      Not Casual Weekends yet Thank you
    5. Today at 3:38 PM - :
      Not Casual Weekends yet Thank you
     
  9. Eckhart

    Eckhart Eckhart.net VIP

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    Those were edited manually by mods because the users were posting ads.
     
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  10. .NJ

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    Not sure if it was already mentioned.

    Just clone the chat area and create a second chat room.

    One for just discussions, and the other for just selling.

    Simple, clean, and easy.

    Done.
     
  11. Eric Lyon

    Eric Lyon Community Admin, NamePros Community Admin PRO Business Account VIP Trusted Contest Holder

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    It's been suggested a few times, but it would cause sales to be always hidden away in another chat room.

    The value of chat is that it appears on every thread and has major exposure/views. We could create another chat room for 24/7 sales where only buyers and sellers look, but we already have a page dedicated to that here: https://www.namepros.com/marketplace/buy-domains

    It wouldn't make sense to create another area that would have less exposure than what we already have. The idea of "24/7 chat selling" provides no value if it doesn't have increased views/sales. ;)


    Hope that helps explain it,
     
  12. anil.kumar

    anil.kumar Established Member

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    82 percent people vote for always ,now why admin not allow to post all days. if admin allow us to post all days then it will generate more traffic on site ,more people will participate in chat and more opportunities will create for sale domain name .
     
  13. Eric Lyon

    Eric Lyon Community Admin, NamePros Community Admin PRO Business Account VIP Trusted Contest Holder

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    It's not "percent" - it's 82 votes.

    Updated explanation here: https://www.namepros.com/posts/5856762/

    Hope that helps,
     
  14. Isac

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    I don't think selling in chat for all days is a good move. We rarely use chat. We also want to view what's guys in chat are selling in market . IMO :xf.wink:
     
  15. .NJ

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    I think a more appropriate poll would be,

    "How much is actually sold in chat?"

    We need to find a way to clean up the garbage that spams chat to attract real buyers.

    I think it could be a very good asset to the domain reseller community.

    But the way it has been going is a total joke.

    This is just my opinion.

    Not trying to rain on anyone's parade.
     
  16. roger821

    roger821 Established Member

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    Why not charge $49.95 for a premium membership that lets people sell in chat, and let everybody buy, then make just friday free for everybody. I would pay for that.
     
  17. creataweb

    creataweb Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Is this in addition to yearly membership? Or standalone for 1 year? Should be like $100+ imo.
     
  18. usernamex

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    Look at the new Casual Weekend GREEN Light!

    Just so everyone knows, it does not show up in the mini chat in the sidebar OR in the "Full Chat" window
    Hoping this is a work in progress and it will be on all chat displays AND much bigger : smile :

    To get the pop-up words, mouse over the green dot

    [​IMG]
     
  19. atinc

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    Do you think buyers would pay $50 to buy in chat while there are market forums on namePros?

    I don`t think so. Sure this would generate extra money for namePros but it will have no good for sellers at all.

    People might pay this amount to sell, but I think there won`t be much buyers but sellers...

    If the community demands 24/7 I don`t see why this is not happening.

    This is a forum and we are the content creators, namePros should listen the majority.

    In my opinion 2 different chat room makes more sense.

    If all I see domain promotion on the chat room I highly doubt I would participate in that.
     
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  20. Eric Lyon

    Eric Lyon Community Admin, NamePros Community Admin PRO Business Account VIP Trusted Contest Holder

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    The majority does not want selling in chat 24/7 and I've explained that here:

    Hope that helps,
     
  21. roger821

    roger821 Established Member

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    I triple majored in statistics at Stanford graduating in 2012. With 5 choices anything over 20% is majority. And always allowing people to sell has double the votes considered majority.
     
  22. Eric Lyon

    Eric Lyon Community Admin, NamePros Community Admin PRO Business Account VIP Trusted Contest Holder

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    The majority selection/choice among all other choices, yes. That does not make it what the majority of members want in the poll. In fact, I've explained in detail that it is not what the majority of members want. ;)

    It's important to not lose sight of what numbers represent when working with statistics: https://www.namepros.com/posts/5856762/

    Looking at polls without context can be misleading if you're not careful.
     
  23. roger821

    roger821 Established Member

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    Give 2 choices should we sell always or should we only sell on weekends. 70% will say sell always. Make it fair.
     
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  24. Eric Lyon

    Eric Lyon Community Admin, NamePros Community Admin PRO Business Account VIP Trusted Contest Holder

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    That would make the poll biased by forcing a decision between two choices that many members have decided not to choose.

    The current poll is fair, and if someone changes their mind, they can change their vote in the current poll.

    Thanks for understanding,
     
  25. roger821

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    Biased would be giving one choice, with an option to delete your account if you don't like it.
     

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