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  1. #1
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    Thought There Was a Rule Requiring A Name to Be Shown in Domain Sales Subject Line?

    There was supposed to be a new rule requiring the name to be listed in the subject line in domains for sale posts. I still see tons of listings with no name posted (at least one name is supposed to be included where multiple domains are being offered). Has this rule been rescinded already? I thought it was a good one as it was a real time saver. Sorry to see it not being enforced.
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    It'd also be nice if you had to flag the subject line if there's no .com's listing in the thread.
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    You are right, Duke. There is a rule about listing at least one of the domain names for sale or auction in the thread title. As for enforcement -- the admins and mods do our best to balance too much vs. too little. I personally came across at least one thread today which had a rather misleading title in my view -- but my impression is that the member's native language is not english and they are an active and nice member -- so I decided to wait to see if anyone else complained before taking action. I think we almost always take action if someone complains -- but I personally try to use somewhat of a light hand in editing or enforcing rules to not be too heavy -- just a sort of personal bias of mine. Different mods and admins sometimes have different reactions to things.. but it generally works out. You may always feel free to send a PM if you wish. We all bumble along... or at least I bumble...

    "2. Sales and Auctions:

    You may list your non-adult domains for sale in the "Sales" section or in the "Auction System." You may list your non-adult domains for appraisal in the "Appraisals" forum. Adult domains may only be listed for sale or appraisal in the adult forum.

    To avoid wasting members' time, include the actual domain name (or first name if a list) in the title of a sales or appraisal thread.
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    Originally posted by Drewbert
    It'd also be nice if you had to flag the subject line if there's no .com's listing in the thread.
    I second this wise suggestion by domain veteran Captain Pretty-Darn-Smart.

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    Originally posted by Drewbert
    It'd also be nice if you had to flag the subject line if there's no .com's listing in the thread.
    Might a rule look something like this?

    "If a sales or appraisal thread includes domains not listed in the thread title and none are .COMs, then insert the phrase "(no .COMs)" in thread title to save time for folks only interested in .COMs"

    Discussion?

    [and let's avoid emotion-laden labels like 'comism' and 'infobic' LOL]

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    Hmm, I've obviously in breach today!
    Sorry about that Mods & Admin my list did not show a name (the list wasn't misleading though).
    I hadn't spotted the ruling and I am unable to edit it, I'll have to chalk it up to experience this time.

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    Yeah, if no .coms show it. Would be nice too for those who have large lists for sale to put in some order according to extension...instead of em all mixed up.
    Your domains are never completely worthless. They can always be used as a bad example.

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    You know what I think would be really cool (on domains for sale threads) would be tick boxes where you could tick the extensions that are available in the thread. Never seen anyone do it and technically maybe it would be too much of a hassle, but it would really offer some great information at a glance.
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    great idea Duke - that would save me a ton of time too. The thing I really like is the rollover box hack - when you roll the mouse over the thread title it displays the first few sentences of the thread contents - very helpful in deciding whether to click the thread title or not!

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    nice in theory, but I think it would be pretty unworkable in practice. if there really is the demand for .com differentiation then perhaps a serperate sub-forum for .com's would be a better approach?
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    I have created a sticky in the sales forum listing the sales forum rules. Some members are continuing to ignore listing a name in the subject line even though they have been informed they must.

    Like DomeBase I try not to be too heavy handed. Since the problem has been brought to prominence I will start enforcing the rule.

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    what to do if you are selling more than one name?
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    Have 2 sub forums...One for .coms and one for everything else....?
    Your domains are never completely worthless. They can always be used as a bad example.

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    Originally posted by corey
    what to do if you are selling more than one name?
    You read the rules and find the answer: To avoid wasting members' time, include the actual domain name (or first name if a list) in the title of a sales or appraisal thread.

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    Originally posted by Drewbert
    It'd also be nice if you had to flag the subject line if there's no .com's listing in the thread.

    That way we know it's safe to open the thread and not be bombareded with ..

    moretypicaljunk.com names..


    I agree good Idea Drewebert

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