Superb idea. Although to differentiate it from other (generally poor quality) website sales classifieds, WW would need to introduce some hurdles for listing. Examples could be: - Listing fee of more than a few dollars. That would weed out the chancers right away. - Minimum traffic requirements for websites (or at least a section for well established sites with traffic). Clearly doesn't apply to domains. - Minimum number of posts to be able to list?
I don't see me using such a system to advertise, but I'd like something this targetted to browse and buy.
My concern would be if I can buy and sell anonymously. i.e. I buy a domain with no connection to my username. that's just because I try to remain fairly anonymous online. I appreciate that's probably more in the idiosyncracy department because commonly the exact opposite would be the case.
1)Paid or free? 2)Domains, and for websites? 3)Sponsored? 4)Jobs wanted? 5)Resume Posting? 6)General forsale? 7)What about an auction format?
1) paid. Not free. 2) both 3) no, charge for the listings. 4) Sure. Does me no good but it's always fun to read. 5) probably a good idea. Do this one free though. 6) It'll probably have to be general due to the diverse nature of the board. I'm all over SEO, but I know there are entire subcommunities here (foo, some of the css/html sections) that I never see and they'll have different wants. 7) whatever.
+1 with everything wheel said except for 6&7. You get peeps from all around the world and I can't really see this working, if I want something general/auction style, I go to ebay. May be that's just my view from across the pond.
I agree, not ebay. I was thinking more that I'd be interested in specific SEO services and maybe domains/websites. Conversely people who hang in the html sections may be interested in something else. What that is, who knows :).
I think this is a great idea. I see people here asking all the time where to find writers, and I imagine Webmasterworld could be a huge draw for people wanting well-qualified webmasters, web designers, and other provider types, too.
It could be part of a premium subscription (i.e., you need a premium subscription both to advertise and to access the classifieds). People could find webmasters, content writers, whatever, all with traceable reputations, all at their own risk. I suppose if bad experiences are had, this could rebound into ill-feeling, but if done with care, it might not be a problem.