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The Hit List - Opposite of The Shit List is needed

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by subster, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. subster

    subster Elite Member

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    Hi there,

    i am guy who doesn't prefer the bad view of things so i want to suggest one thing. I do this cause i really love this board and want to help to improve its quality.

    We have the shit list and can read when anyone of our fellow members got screwed up by some scammers. This is the one side. There are many services which are mediocre till okay and there are services which are definately excellent (which i just got).

    So why do we have a shit list but no hit list. Reasons for it would be:

    • You can search for services which the customers got really satisified
    • The real results can be reviewed if they are as good as described
    • Its easier to look for service which you can trust, instead of comparing everything from the service area which you can't
    • Its a motivation for service providers to bring better work, because a listing in the hit list will improve their sales massively.
    • User who are gratefull to their service providers can thank them in the hit list - which would be actually give a better overview than a single post in 10 sites thread
    • It would give more motivation to give out reviews to the service providers.
    • It will be constructive way to reduce the scammers here are bit more.

    Please think about this suggestion, i think it is usefull. For me as customer it makes more sense to look through a hit list for a service provider and choose one of them instead of comparing each time with the shit list.

    Let me know your thoughts, lets improve this suggestion by your brainstorm, which kind of ideas do you have for a category like this?
     
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  2. BlackSeng

    BlackSeng Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Well, it isn't any different from "Services for sale" right?

    When a person wants to list his service, he/she needs to pay a fee.
    Then a moderator/admin needs to approve it.
    Should the service provider fail in anyway, he/she will be banned and be moved to the "Shitlist" sooner or later by someone.

    Having a hitlist is kinda... unnecessary. Why?
    Because just imagine if someone knows that everyone will buy from there... that person will definitely provide good services in the initial stage. Once his/her service gets to the hitlist, he/she can pull a scam and this time, run away with MORE BHW members' hard-earn money.


    P.S: Not being a douche... your idea is great but it has some flaws. And of course, this is just my humble opinion.
     
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  3. subster

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    Hey BlackSeng - no i don't think you're douche, just for doing som constructive critics - this is the way real good interventions come from.

    But i think it isn't easy the way you see it.
    The Mods can't say if its worth the money or not. They just they if hes providing the service as he says.
    The Hit list would be a way for showing some extra love for the really really premium services which have actually good results - this is what we are paying for.

    Its a way to build more positive reputation if you offer a service which really works and is above the mediocre services.
    For example: I bought 2 Link wheels. Yes they have been as described, but the articles haven't been really good and i doesnt affect my ranking at all. No word to say about "dominating google" as described. Another service has been very usefull and effective -so i'd recommend in the hit list.

    Or another example: Wiz is actually doing some really great stuff for me, he overdelievers, great communication, makes his services which so much love that you can nearly see it plastic. Thus stuff has do get some extra attention!

     
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  4. Spud Jr

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    i love it

    It needs to be done
     
  5. BlackSeng

    BlackSeng Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Oh right! I read your reply and I'm more convinced.
    Yeah, it should be done.

    Great idea, mate! :biggthump

     
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    dariusdarius Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    sure,this is a good ideea it should be done
     
  7. subster

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    Oh and more idea (not really good for myself at all...) but just talking from marketers view: i could be a great extra benefit for junior vips...
     
  8. BlackSeng

    BlackSeng Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    *The atmosphere in the room changes*
     
  9. subster

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    hehe - sorry sometimes i can't shut up and le my thoughts flow. I just disadvantaged myself if you realized it ;)
     
  10. BlackSeng

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    haha, nah it's ok mate.

    Well, you can get a free upgrade to Jr. VIP. But it's up to the admins (Harro, OldenStyleHats) to decide. They do give free upgrade when you participate in their contests - e.g: funny video contest, .etc


    P.S: I like your avatar
     
  11. subster

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    Oh now i can understand your line better, i didn't know about this opportunity.
    But i don't intervent with blackhat methods, so it's not so attractive to me at all.
    With a hit list in there it would become more ;)

    But nahhh - i should be visible to all fellow members here...
     
  12. Sanitarium

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    I guess making love to your eyes since you're read
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    I think the last time this was suggested there were more cons than pros posted. I think the biggest con mentioned was that this would be a scammer's dream tool.

    I always liked the 'pat on the back' idea though.
     
  13. Crooker

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    Wouldn't it be incredibly vulnerable for spam?
    Or friend politics? You go on aim say to your friends "hey comment in my thread".
    You can create a false sense of security.

    Further more you would have to refrain non-Jrvips/execVips from commenting.
    Or you will get a lot of accounts with 18 posts promoting products.
    And since it is mostly jrVips who sell stuff the issue of "friend politics" arise again.
     
  14. subster

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    Yes, i thought of this con arguments, too - but: Can't you say the exact thing in the other direction, too? Can't u use the shit list to fight the reputation of your competitors down to hell?

    If this argument works, we also have to close the shit list, dont you think?
    Otherwise there are fine plugins for vB to detect multiple accounts, you can use a minimum post amount to post in this section and so on...
     
  15. Crooker

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    Thats because on the shitlist you have prove of conduct.
    You provide chat logs or prove that someone owes you something.
    In the "hit" list this wouldn't work.
    Because no one is going to give there secretes away.
    You would have to provide prove that something worked.

    As for a minimum post amount, again that would become a hierarchy problem.
    Then it would be the happy few, who are the ones creating the products in the first place.
    Then you get a conflict of interest.
     
  16. truepals_forever

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    Cant you simply leave reviews in Seller's thread ?

    Agreed with Crooker!
     
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    Whats wrong with having people post in the thread...?
     
  18. satyawrat

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    Yes it would be good. Plus it will save us from tons of threads asking : Is xyz Genuine?
     
  19. subster

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    And whats wrong with reading my arguments ;)
    The normal reviews should stay where they are, the special good should be in The Hit List.
     
  20. cooooookies

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    Not sure if I understand OPs motivatin well. Looks a little like redundancy:

    Search function in BST gives you potential providers.

    For threads there is the rating possibility.
    For services the itrader.
    Service providers have posts, thanked and reputation.

    This allows pretty well to estimate the service's quality. Anyhow, you cannot abstract the service quality by putting it into a hitlist. Reading the service thread and client comments is highly recommended. I would not book a service without doing that.