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Why everyone writes pm sent

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Samer

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Hello,

It's an additional way to try to get the buyer's attention.

It also helps bring more visibility to the buyer's request, which builds good will.

We hope that helps.

Would love to kno how many re-pay “good will” by actually PMing back, even if it’s “no thank u”

Samer
 
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poweredbyme

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From SEO point of view it's bad for sure. Some forums and other user generated content sites strictly forbid to post repetitive words. Because excess repeats are deemed spam by search engines.

When I was a new NP member I was thinking how it's allowed here. I was asking the same question to myself like the OP, but only in SEO perspective.
 
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VadimK

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when someone is requesting domain names, why everyone replies with pm sent..etc?? why not just pm the buyer and that's it??

The reason is that people don't want their DMs to be overlooked (you never know how many messages and with what frequency the seller receives) so, they kinda ''insure'' their message, by posting ''pm sent'' on the wall, so the seller knows he got something from this person.
I can't think of any other reason. I personally do it very rarely, and only in such cases when I positive my name sent could be exactly what the seller is looking for.
 

poweredbyme

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That's an excellent point.

We should come up with a better solution.

Thanks.

Adding "noindex" meta tag to "pm sent" posts could be a good solution if "pm sent" posts are indispensable. Adding "noindex" tag could update all the existing and future "pm sent" posts very quickly and dynamically.
If "pm sent" posts are not indispensable, existing posts can be quickly removed with "find and replace" from mysql at shell as root or via phpmyadmin.

Please take backups of your database and files before editing files or database.
 
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