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View Poll Results: Restructuring the Marketplace
Keep marketplace as is 7 12.73%
Split Shared and Reseller only 2 3.64%
Split VPS and Dedicated/Colocation only 7 12.73%
Split everything, but keep Dedicated/Colocation merged 5 9.09%
Split absolutely everything 33 60.00%
I will propose something else in the post 1 1.82%
Voters: 55. You may not vote on this poll

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  Post #31 (permalink)   07-27-2016, 06:30 AM
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I see that you voted "Split everything, but keep Dedicated/Colocation merged". Did you mean to select "Split absolutely everything" instead?
If you're just going by the poll, don't think it'll make any difference .
 
 
 


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If you're just going by the poll, don't think it'll make any difference .
Yes and No. I think that I would like to receive at least 50 votes before reaching the final decision on restructuring and preferably one overwhelmingly popular option to be desired by the members. But given that even 1 vote can make a difference in distribution of poll percentages, it can make its impact.
 
 
 


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I wanted to address something that might be a matter of interest to companies that advertise in the marketplace through stickies as it might impact the way they vote.

Here is what to expect if the Marketplace is restructured:

- Targeting will increase
- Prices for sticky ads will decrease
- Existing clients will double exposure at no price increase


What happens to my sticky ad?

All existing clients' sticky ads will receive a second one without a price increase. If you have an active sticky ad in the Shared & Reseller hosting offers forum, you will receive a sticky in both Shared offers and Reseller offers forums without any price increase for you. If you have advertising running in the VPS, Dedicated and Colocation hosting offers forum at the time of marketplace changes, you will receive a sticky in the VPS offers forum, Dedicated offers forum and Colocation offers (only if you offer such a service).
 
 
 


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  Post #34 (permalink)   07-27-2016, 07:26 AM
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Yes and No. I think that I would like to receive at least 50 votes before reaching the final decision on restructuring and preferably one overwhelmingly popular option to be desired by the members. But given that even 1 vote can make a difference in distribution of poll percentages, it can make its impact.
Aha gotcha, makes sense.

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Stop this psychic mind reading stuff.

Working on something and I want to get the community involved of course, about to make a post about it soon.
 
 
 


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Stop this psychic mind reading stuff.

Working on something and I want to get the community involved of course, about to make a post about it soon.
Oooooo wow .

I would have rewarded your post with some cents if users could
 
 
 


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I see that you voted "Split everything, but keep Dedicated/Colocation merged". Did you mean to select "Split absolutely everything" instead?
I voted what I thought would be best but after I thought about and colo and dedi should be split, I can not change my vote but I think if your split everything in the "Web Hosting Offers" section it would be good because like in another post it will target more users looking for specific hosting type rather then trying to search and buy shared hosting but just ended up spending 25 a month for some resellers web hosting(if the user is new to this).

I also think color and dedi should be slip and your could mix cloud and dedi if you really wanted to. since they are both ran on dedicated servers.

A New design for HD would not hurt either its been the same for years and changing something could boost some activity.
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I have added my vote. The proposed new marketplace structure seems pretty good, but I guess it is best if you just combine the Shared Reseller Hosting Offers.
 
 
 


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I have added my vote. The proposed new marketplace structure seems pretty good, but I guess it is best if you just combine the Shared Reseller Hosting Offers.
I am confused. You voted to split shared and reseller hosting offers only, but in your post above you say it is best if we were to combine them (which is what we have right now). Which one is it?
 
 
 


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My vote was to just split the Shared and Reseller / VS what is now the majority to split everthing .... Reason is / activity - once you have a bunch of spilt up forums with little activity it becomes like a night club / the club that is packed with people will be the club where patrons will come back to / the club that has a few people / most will not return. So perhaps it can be based on traffic and the amount of posts per day - week etc / if it is in high demand / then splitting everything may be a good idea. I say the split for Shared and Reseller for sure as that is two different types of visitors / one prosumer that is looking for a shared provider and another that is a vendor / reseller ... anyway just my 2 cents.

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My vote was to just split the Shared and Reseller / VS what is now the majority to split everthing .... [...] So perhaps it can be based on traffic and the amount of posts per day - week etc / if it is in high demand / then splitting everything may be a good idea. I say the split for Shared and Reseller for sure as that is two different types of visitors
That is an excellent point, Dave.
Definitely something to consider. We can always take step-by-step approach to splitting advertising forums, see how they adapt, move on to the next busy thing.
 
 
 


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If nothing else, I would split VPS and Dedicated/Collocation. I think there will be enough activity on both to justify the split.
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Do you have plans for premier membership to reduce posting delays?
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Please, Please, Please
Do not add a free hosting section here. Although this thread is a bit old, i just wanted to add my opinion and why.

1. You will have a bunch of people signing up just so they can post their free hosting offers. Thiink of the time you will spend vetting each of these accounts before enabling posting rights.

2. We all know the false claims of unlimited whatever in hosting. Think about the free aspect of hosting, nothing is free in online or offline. There is always a catch. Free hosting claims are worse than unlimited hosting.

3. Once a free hosing company posts their offers, some will attempt to seed the rest of the forum threads. It would be a moderation nightmare and horrible experience for the other members.

4. Think about how challenging it is already to moderate advertising forums for paid hosting. Your moderators will never sleep if free hosters are given posting abilities for advertising.
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Do you have plans for premier membership to reduce posting delays?
No such plans exist. While the marketplace is moderately busy as it is, allowing more frequent posting of same ads is not something that I find enticing. Instead of paid membership, we have very affordable stickies that companies can choose to go for, in which case they don't even have to worry about remembering to post an ad every 3-5 days. Stickies are always above all other ads.


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Please, Please, Please
Do not add a free hosting section here. Although this thread is a bit old, i just wanted to add my opinion and why.
Daniel, thank you very much for such a structured feedback.
Given that this is a web hosting forum, I had to bring it up initially (in spite of being against it personally). The good news is that I have cooled off to the idea of "free hosting" marketplace pretty quickly after asking. I am glad majority of our members are on the same page on this.
 
 
 
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