Flippa Need Better Comments Watch for Ending Auctions? Guy dampered my auction for sure

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I have an auction on Flippa and I have had a pretty good experience thus far until today, the last few hours of auction. After having 40 people watching, a guy posts a 'trolling' comment trying to downplay my domain name, in a ridiculous fashion.

These comments are important and vital to the auction's success and professionalism yet this was allowed:

what happens once the year 2013 is over?.. the domain would be old! :p
Now with only 1 hour left ( and this has been up for 3 to 4 hours ), i'm seemingly stuck with this. I reported the comment and no take down yet in just over an hour.

I'm almost one of the most active auctions on Flippa and it's well-deserved, the website is great. A 'year' in a domain does not hurt a site unless you have no long-tail content..... plenty of '80s' .. '90s' sites out there that are relevant in 2013.

Anyone else had a problem with comments like this hurting auction potential?
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  • Profile picture of the author It Is Me
    Answer that guy with this "A 'year' in a domain does not hurt a site unless you have no long-tail content..... plenty of '80s' .. '90s' sites out there that are relevant in 2013."

    OR you can delete the comments on your listings! (It was possible when I was selling the sites there)
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  • Profile picture of the author Curtis2011
    Well is he correct? Is your site focused on a 2013-related keyword that will have much less search volume in 2014 and beyond?

    This is a legitimate question.
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    I used to sell sites on Flippa, and sometimes you get comments which main target is to bring the price down.

    With that being said. If your domain contain 2013, the guy has a legitimate question, and you are not suppose to delete ( because people are watching ).

    You should have an answer, and your answer should be smart and respectful.

    Don't take it personally and don't be aggressive in response, because each user may have even the smallest interest would like to see how to do you deal with such situation and such question ( It would make their mind for them, if they would want to go into a sale process with you or not ).
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  • Profile picture of the author momtraders
    Every question no matter how rude, or hurtful is an opportunity to show your real professionalism, as well as your kind and upbeat attitude.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Lenney
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    It'd a legit question.
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  • Profile picture of the author PaulMayers
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    Originally Posted by CBusiness View Post


    Anyone else had a problem with comments like this hurting auction potential?
    Sounds to me like it didn't have much potential in the first place.
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    Flippa is sort of like here, people just want to bust bubbles.
    can you buy the domain name with 2014 and so forth in it, that would be a plus. End it and relist it.
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