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(Question) The Vesper Auction--Your input and a poll!

Discussion in 'UO Chesapeake' started by Riyana, Aug 11, 2014.

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Select as many of these as apply!

  1. (Please only select if you sell items at the auction.) I prefer for all auction sales to be free.

    15.4%
  2. (Please only select if you sell items at the auction.) I don't mind a 10% charge for sold items.

    61.5%
  3. I like the idea of mini-contests and prizes during the auction.

    46.2%
  4. I don't like the idea of mini-contests/find them disruptive.

    30.8%
  5. I would like a list of auction items beforehand.

    46.2%
  6. I don't want or need a list/prefer for items to be a surprise.

    53.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Riyana

    Riyana Operations
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    Hello everyone! The Vesper Auction will be one year old on Saturday, August 16th! I've been considering making some changes to the auction and I'd like YOUR input!

    Please select all the boxes you like.

    I've considered charging 10% of sale price for sold items. Nearly all auctions do this. Proceeds from this charge would go back into auction giveaways and player events. Currently these are funded out of my own pocket and from player donations, which are infrequent and unpredictable.

    I'd like to hold mini-contests during the auction (trivia, deal or no deal, etc.). Do you like these or find them disruptive? (And to be clear: if you want more contests and prizes I am going to have to charge for sales... I love you guys but I'm not going to go broke entertaining you! :p)

    Many auctions have a list ahead of time of the items that will be up for auction. This would require more work on my part, but might attract more buyers for desirable items if people know they will be there. How do you feel about the possibility of having a list beforehand of what will be at the auction?
     
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  2. Speranza

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    I've been told my vote doesn't count. Someone please vote for me....
     
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  3. old gypsy

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    Sorry, I voted quite a while ago. Besides, that sounds too much like cheating. :)
     
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  4. whiterabbit

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    meees agrees 10% is very small to keep the doors open
    yoos donates yoos time, is right right fer yoos to loose gold too.
    yoos dos wonderful jobs toos
     
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  5. Flutter

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    I voted!
     
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  6. Aran

    Aran INFRACTION INFRACTION INFRACTION!
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    I voted!
     
  7. DreadLord Lestat

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    I voted, where's my sticker? :(
     
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  8. DreadLord Lestat

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    Voting for them all doesn't help them. :facepalm:
     
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  9. Aran

    Aran INFRACTION INFRACTION INFRACTION!
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    What gave you the impression I was going to be helpful? :p

    (Sper's known me for millennia, he probably knew my vote before Ivy thought of the options)
     
  10. Speranza

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    Hey both our votes don't matter!
     
  11. Aran

    Aran INFRACTION INFRACTION INFRACTION!
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    As usual.