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Discussion in 'Domain Tools' started by lazarus, May 3, 2020.

  1. bluerock United Kingdom

    bluerock Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Sorry to be a pain and for what its worth I think you're doing a great job :)
     
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  3. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Not at all. Id rather thrash it out and get it right and fair for everyone. Ideas are most welcome.
     
  4. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Just one other quick question to all... If it's going to be the number of sales instead of feedback that determines a tier.
    Should it be marketplace sales and auction sales or just auction sales that should be taken into account?

    Thanks for all the feedback thus far :)

    Cheers, Colin
     
  5. super-whois United Kingdom

    super-whois Active Member

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    I don't think it would make much of a difference, although there is a direct link to quality in only considering auction sales.

    Maybe the proportion of auction sales would be a nicer measure?
     
  6. Pedigree United Kingdom

    Pedigree Active Member Acorn Supporter

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    I was going to say both, but I guess if you use both it is opening it up to abuse, as you will have no idea if marketplace sales are genuine or just being used to get feedback scores up?

    I have emailed you about a bug I just found.

    Thanks for all your efforts!
     
  7. stitchbob

    stitchbob Active Member

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    Minor point that doesn't seem to affect functionality, but it looks like the kind of minor syntax error that would have me chasing ghosts for days before I finally spotted it:

    There's a 1 in the top left corner.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Cheers

    It should now be gone.:)
     
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  9. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    OK I have now implemented the limits based on the number of auctions that have resulted in a sale.

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    Cheers
     
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  10. stitchbob

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    How do you plan to verify that? What's to stop me just creating an account with the same name as a high scoring account on another platform?
     
  11. Pedigree United Kingdom

    Pedigree Active Member Acorn Supporter

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    I think it would be safer to just rely on the sales/feedback from your site.
     
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  12. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Some updates..

    Marketplace order by "lowest price first" now puts all "Make Offer" listings at the end instead of at the start. So you now don't have to scroll through pages and pages to get to the first BIN listing.
    Price - Lowest to Highest

    For SEO domains the label now displays the DA and when in the SEO Marketplace section it is ordered highest DA to Lowest
    SEO Domains

    Sellers that have had over 15 sales (Auctions or Marketplace) and a feedback score of over 80% now have a "Trusted Seller Badge" on every listing page.
    Example

    Removed the "New" label from the auction section. Not really needed and getting cluttered. Kept it for marketplace.

    Added a "Under £50 Section" to the homepage (Suggested by Matt) Let me know if you think it should be lower than £50

    If there is an appetite for it I can give users an option to ping them an SMS before an auctions ends that they have on their watchlist or if they are bidding on that auction. Well all hate to miss an auction!

    Cheers, Colin
     
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  13. stitchbob

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    Nice tweaks. I was just setting minimum price to £1 to filter the Buy Now listings, but having the sort just work is simpler.
     
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    Popular Auctions algorithm doesn't seem to account for high "watch" count.
    Watch = interest, so I think it should be a variable in the way popularity is calculated

    For example:
    Vampires.uk currently has 0 bids and 4 watching and is listed second in the Popular Auctions;
    VeganKitchen.uk currently has 0 bids and 3 watching and is listed fifth in the Popular Auctions;
    while
    Markeys.co.uk currently has 0 bids and 6 watching and also ends sooner than Vampires or VeganKitchen but it is not listed in the Popular Auctions;

    Other Popular Auctions do have a 10+ watch count which makes sense.

    Seems to me like the formula needs a little tweaking...
     
  15. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Hi Webber. Thanks for that.

    I will take a look and get back to you. But I am pretty sure I set the popular auction algo to only count watches added by logged in users in case they have been made by bots etc.

    Cheers Colin
     
  16. webber

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    Oh, I didn't realise you could watch auctions without being logged in.
    I just bumped the watch count on my auction by repeatedly opening the page in incognito and hitting watch button.
    That seems wrong to me...
     
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  17. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Yeah. I could set it so it so the listing pages only quote the number of watches from users that have accounts.
    That would work :)

    Cheers Colin
     
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  18. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    @webber That has now been done :)
    Cheers, Colin
     
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  19. Systreg

    Systreg Well-Known Member

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    I've had offers on Flip and had a look around, but I can't see a way to send the domain to auction, with the opening offer as the starting bid in an auction, is that not an option?
     
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  20. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Hi,

    No, it is not yet an option. But it is on the mod list.
    Cheers, Colin
     
  21. Systreg

    Systreg Well-Known Member

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    @lazarus, ok, thanks for confirming, I sent counter offers instead.

    Another question, if I wanted to start an auction, the only options for starting prices are £1, £10, £30 or £50, why is there no ability to add a custom amount?

    If there was, people could send domains to auction with a starting price matching the initial amounts offered.
     
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