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Marketplace with stringent rules for user behavior

Classifieds like Marketplace can be set up to encourage users promote...

     
10:51 pm on May 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Guess the title says it all. A marketplace with well defined rules for users can be engaged to encourage members to sell their products and service. A method to review the products/services being offered would further improve the quality of the offerings. I have found this to be pretty standard offering across most webmasters' forums.
11:23 pm on May 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I must admit a marketplace seems like a good idea, but I would like to see it in the subscribers only area, may seem harsh but the cost of entry stops time wasters and spammers in both areas advertisers and potential buyers,

I could see it being a handy way for webmasters to sell or buy direct advertising or to find reputable SEO, coders or web designers etc.
1:35 am on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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WebmasterWorld still hasn't done that? Wow.
2:04 am on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Somewhere that members could swap (or sell) their services would be great - especially for problems that would only take an expert minutes to solve.

For example, say my website has become very slow recently. I know more about creating website content than I do about creating and maintaining a website, and I have no idea how to improve my site's speed. An expert might take just a few minutes to find the problems and tell me how to fix them. In exchange, I could offer my services as a proofreader etc. Alternatively, the member that helped me could be awarded points that could be used to purchase services from any of the others participating in the service swap.

I would be happy to pay a small fee to WebmasterWorld for the opportunity to swap services with another member.
2:27 am on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I agree. Marketplace with appropriate category would be good a good idea. It can be both barter and selling products or services. This would create more participating activity to most of members.