With Anker Auction events, lot of members have raised questions on Open (Public) Vs Closed (hidden) profiles, mostly since PowerBucks are the important for Auction bidding.
There are Pros & Cons with either of them…
Hidden Profile keeps the Mystery / Unknown factor in the Auction event, lot of last minute surprises… at the same time, there is a negative that memers may over-bid (bid more than the PowerBucks they own)
So … having a Community Poll for this, to get a feel of what the members like, so please vote!
A while ago there were pros to hidden profiles due to privacy (think it was over a DOB issue or something), once that was fixed the privacy thing became kinda a moot point seeming as everyone either posts a link to there social media or gives growing fragments of their life story here…just my two pence…
When you bid at a car auction or for something on eBay you’re not required to announce your top bid or your bank balance before you start, I don’t see why this should be any different.
I show mine, but don’t have anything against anyone that chooses to keep their profile hidden.
And let’s not forget, this is a choice about hiding your profile.
That’s when I did it and no reason for revealing it unless I’m participating in Auction
On the side note, I was not sure whethere my profile was hidden or not, thought of asking someone here, but thanks for the screenshot
I do recommend people open their profile for auction events as well. As @professor has mentioned, it will make the game more fair.
But I do see the votes are 50-50 up there, so to respect everyone’s right to open/hide their profile, how is setting a “punishment” rule for whoever overbids, like forbidding over-bidding people to participate in next 1-2 auctions?
In this way the problem @professor mentioned can get resolved, and everyone may follow basic rule to bid within their bucks budget and enjoy the game at the same time?
How do you guys think? Just a suggestion.
@AnkerOfficial Thank you for the response, perfectly answered, responding over a fine-line of questions and arguments!
I like the idea of penalty, that is what I have been asking all the time… believe only @AnkerOfficial can check and monitor the members Powerbucks (i really hope it stays that way) and if anyone overbids, they are disqualified from the Auction event and the bids they places are null / void and more penalty as Ankerofficial decides best!
@AnkerOfficial seeing as how only a handful of members have responded to this poll, I say ots too early to draw a conclusion on which way you go. Personally I say everyone should have their powerbucks shown as it let’s everyone determine if they want to bid and have a chance or not. As we have seen in the past auctions many people overinflate the bid just to force the winner to lose more powerbucks, but this can be avoided by seeing what users have and also restricting them from bidding more than they have. Those who artificially inflate the bid, they can be sidelined from entering the auction or any contest that is in the works for a month.