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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 HelpFindMyJeep HFMJ.org VIP

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

    NameOmnia alea iacta est Business Account 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 Administrator 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

    main Established Member

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

    Eckhart Eckhart.net Business Account 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

    Rick Ace Active Member VIP

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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

    usernamex Smitten by Humphead Parrotfish ★ VIP

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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

    usernamex Smitten by Humphead Parrotfish ★ VIP

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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 Business Account VIP

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    Those were edited manually by mods because the users were posting ads.
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2017 at 1:28 PM
  10. .NJ

    .NJ Active Member VIP

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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 Administrator 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,
     

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