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Selling in Chat (Poll)

Labeled as status-monitor in NamePros Community Help, started by Eric Lyon, Nov 20, 2015

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How often should selling be allowed in chat?

  1. Fridays only

    36 votes
    14.3%
  2. Weekends only

    56 votes
    22.2%
  3. Every other day

    8 votes
    3.2%
  4. Always

    107 votes
    42.5%
  5. Never

    59 votes
    23.4%
  6. Other (explain in a post)

    9 votes
    3.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
Total: 275 vote(s)
  1. biggie

    biggie GreenFriendly.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    so, every 15 min. somebody could post the same :poop: names, 7 days a week?

    and you wonder why, it's not that much conversation there.

    imo....
     
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  2. Reddstagg

    Reddstagg The-Billionaire.com VIP Gold Account

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    One Member. One Name. One Day.
     
  3. jhm

    jhm Glazed

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    2 separate rooms: One room for pushing domains, the other casual
     
  4. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    Color coordinate or for another message.

    Maybe instead of “Room 1” make it “green” and “Room 2” Gray (or any other color)
     
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  5. dncafe

    dncafe 2021 PowerUser

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    Always

    The Tribe Has Spoken
     
  6. LoodeX

    LoodeX Restricted (15-30%) Gold Account

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    People misunderstand that the messages are not read :/

    ..if creating 2 chats is possible as @iAdam suggested would be amazing

    Spam domains in one...NamePros chat in another
     
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  7. jhm

    jhm Glazed

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    @LoodeX Said that to Mod Bravo yesterday, pretty reasonable
     
  8. Paul

    Paul CTO, NamePros CTO VIP Gold Account

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    I like the idea of having two separate chatrooms, but I'm a bit concerned that it would result in the chatroom that doesn't allow domain names becoming inactive. Perhaps it would make more sense to differentiate between promotional messages and other messages, then add a preference to hide promotional messages.
     
  9. jhm

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    @Paul Hmm, maybe. What you suggested sounds equally reasonable. I seen the current "chat section" to be that casual place to go to, and always have done (from the relatively short stay I've been here) ...it is pretty inactive anyway, considering there are often hundreds of members online, yet maybe 3 - 5 people total in the chat room, at any one time ...that can be improved. Whatever people opt for, the right decision should result in higher activity

    You want people to find it a pleasure being in this community, resulting in fluent contact among members, without mass amounts of unwanted content (domain pushing) ...obvious goal. I think even if you had that "hide" feature, most people will click that straight away when entering chat, then a very limited amount of eyes are on the stuff anyway, resulting in it being a lost cause for the pushers as a whole (counter intuitive). Overall: Its a delicate balance, the feature mentioned may be an improvement
     
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  10. LoodeX

    LoodeX Restricted (15-30%) Gold Account

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    If that’s easier to implement why not ..The users could still filter out “sales” if they wish ..both ideas are good
     
  11. dncafe

    dncafe 2021 PowerUser

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    The one and only chat room is already somewhat inactive, with little activity.

    Limiting sales posts ever 15 minutes during the weekends has worked well, I don't see why it's not that way all the time
     
  12. MasterOfMyDomains

    MasterOfMyDomains Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I'm a bit concerned that it would result in the chatroom that doesn't allow domain names becoming inactive.



    People vote, it's your democratic right

    Edit: link back to poll https://www.namepros.com/threads/selling-in-chat-poll.895560/
     
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  13. Paul

    Paul CTO, NamePros CTO VIP Gold Account

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    I don't think "two separate chatrooms" is one of the poll options.
     
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  14. dncafe

    dncafe 2021 PowerUser

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    But in this case it doesn't change anything.

    This was started over 5 years ago.

    The NamePro admins have never seemed to care about what features the users here have wanted, even though this site is almost entirely made up of user created content. This site would be nothing without its users.
     
  15. Paul

    Paul CTO, NamePros CTO VIP Gold Account

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    And in that time, it doesn't really seem as though there's ever been a consensus.

    Currently we've got 107 in favor of always, 51 in favor of sometimes/other, and 58 in favor of never. "Always" isn't even a majority here, despite having the most votes of any option.
     
  16. D Haynes

    D Haynes Top Contributor VIP

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    I'd love to know what the sales rate/percentage is for names posted for sale in the chat box and that sell as a result of the chat post alone. I would guess its miniscule. Pretty pointless spamming names in chat when there's a whole section of the forum for selling. Might as well knock it on the head. That's the easiest solution.

    Addition - I also wonder if the sales spamming actually deters people from participating in the chat room and that if there wasn't the constant threat of having names solicited to you, you might be more likely to have a look and maybe take part/instigate a chat. I know I very very rarely even look at the chat let alone post as I know it's just broken up with names for sale.
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2021
  17. Paul

    Paul CTO, NamePros CTO VIP Gold Account

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    But definitely not the most popular.
     
  18. kite26

    kite26 Fearless Bird VIP

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    Leave the chat as it is. It is wisely built, no change is needed in my opinion.
     
  19. D Haynes

    D Haynes Top Contributor VIP

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    You can't please all the people all the time.
     

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