Weird customers that I cannot understand

Some people send me vague messages that makes me impossible to understand them. I am posting these chats there hoping that someone can explain me what these people wanted, and hoping that more customers will contact me, this time explaining clearly what they wants.

“Clustering” service… WTF does this mean?

Does anyone understand what this guy wanted? Leave comment!

Chat started on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:30:14 AM
Country: Singapore
Page URL: http://www.teoalida.com/singapore/condodatabase/

(10:30:14 AM) *** Visitor has joined the chat ***
(10:30:14 AM) Visitor 80577985: Do you do “clustering”?
(10:30:39 AM) *** Teoalida has joined the chat ***
(10:30:42 AM) Teoalida: what does clustering mean here?
(10:32:58 AM) Visitor: Hmm… like in district 82, Punggol, 600++ HDB blocks, you cluster them by nearby, walking distance, to a cluster of 20 blocks each
(10:33:09 AM) Visitor: hope u understand my quetion
(10:33:20 AM) Teoalida: are you referring at HDB blocks database?
(10:33:53 AM) Visitor: wait i take a look again… moment pls
(10:30:39 AM) *** Visitor is viewing http://www.teoalida.com/singapore/hdbdatabase/ ***
(10:36:07 AM) Visitor: Not really, like with maps and you help “cluster” them by average nearby block of say 20 each cluster, so total for district 82 punggol will be about 20 cluster
(10:36:28 AM) Teoalida: what do you want more exactly from me?
(10:36:35 AM) Teoalida: do you want to make articles or databases in Excel?
(10:37:54 AM) Visitor: I actually wanted a pay service to someone who can do clustering of HDB blocks within a district with maps/blocks numbers…
(10:38:09 AM) Visitor: is there a nos i can call to make enquires?
(10:39:32 AM) Teoalida: I don’t understand what service do you want. articles, excel, drawing maps, or… something else?
(10:40:00 AM) Visitor: is there a nos i can call to talk to you?
(10:40:42 AM) Teoalida: what NOS?
(10:40:54 AM) Teoalida: make enquiries on this chat
(10:41:05 AM) Visitor: your contact telephone nos?
(10:41:15 AM) Visitor: nevermind, sorry to have wasted your time…
(10:41:51 AM) Teoalida: or email me
(10:42:39 AM) Teoalida: BTW, the HDB Database in Excel does have lines (borders) to delimitate clusters of blocks
(10:42:41 AM) *** Visitor has left ***

Web scraping service that I cannot understand

Customer left a message in CHAT in middle of night when I was offline, I replied via email telling him to come on chat during daytime to have a quick chat, but he didn’t, we exchanged few emails but he was writing only short vague replies and I did not understand his project requirements. Are YOU able to understand?

Offline Message left on 07 Mar 2018, 04:14 AM (GMT+0)

Hi there – I’m lookinf for someone to create a database for me by combining scraped data from multiple sites for companies and product categories, then match them to a company directory on another site Can you let me know if this makes sense and if it’s something you could do? Thanks!

Teoalida:

Matching data from multiple websites is difficult when same car names vary from a website to another so I may let you to try it, I will provide raw scraped data from each website

Teoalida:

Hi there, why did you never replied after I replied your offline message? Are you still interested in my services? or found someone else providing same service at cheaper price?

http://www.teoalida.com/cardatabase/data-scraping-services/

Message me again on live chat during daytime so we can communicate faster.

Customer:

Can you let me know if you can scrape from the following Www.thomasnet.com

Teoalida:

I though that is in automobile field, but is not, no problem there, I CAN do scraping in any field, BUT… this website is very broad with a lot of products unrelated each other, each having different description fields. Can you explain in detail what do you want to scrap from there? instead of link to main page, give link to the page containing the data you want to scrap

Customer:

https://www.thomasnet.com/nsearch.html?WTZO=Find+Suppliers&cov=NA&heading=82061409&searchx=true&what=switchgear&which=prod

https://www.thomasnet.com/profile/00213505/romac.html?cid=213505&cov=NA&heading=82061409&searchpos=1&what=switchgear&which=prod

Teoalida:

Can you visit my website and message me on chat so we can talk faster and understand exactly what data do you require? do you want name, address and phone, or something else? Check the attached file and tell me if is OK

Teoalida:

Haven’t heard from you for another week, what are you doing? May I know how many people you contacted so far for web scraping services?

If you cannot spend time to reply faster and to write LONGER emails to explain your project requirements in detail, probably NO programmer will ever spend his time to help you

Customer:

Thanks for the feedback
We are going to go a different direction for our requirements

Payment plan… for WHAT?

Country: Thailand
Page URL: http://www.teoalida.com/world/philippines/

Offline Message left on 10 Apr 2018, 04:21 AM (GMT+0)

Can you send me payment plan Dave

Teoalida:

What are you paying for? May I know if you are interested in my house design services or asking about housing mortgage or something else?

Customer:

I thought you where advert selling house in phillioines
Thats why i ask for payment plan for the house i see
Your email was there so i asked for the plan
I must be wrong you not advert to sell houses
Dave

Teoalida:

If you are a housing developer I can advertise you with a banner in Philippines or other World pages… similar with what I did for real estate agents in http://www.teoalida.com/singapore/eclist/
Price: $20 per month as written in http://www.teoalida.com/about/trafficstats/
from ” Can you send me payment plan ” how I was supposed to understand…?

Customer:

Think we forget this
A house was advertised
It say contact agent
That was you
I did send for more information on that house
Now its getting complicated
So lets forget the whole thing ok
Dave

Teoalida:

I don’t understand!!!!

It say contact agent – That was you ?????????

If you read my website further (About me) you will see that I am NOT agent, my background is in AutoCAD architectural design, but currently I am focusing on data providing because is more profitable. So advertising houses for sale does NOT interfere with my own business. What do you want to advertise? I see you from Thailand but message was sent from Philippines page.
For faster communication visit website and send message via live chat again

What does this guy meant with advertising a TV?

Country: Singapore
Page URL: http://www.teoalida.com/singapore/hudclist/

Offline Message left on 18 Jun 2018, 05:09 AM (GMT+0)

hi, i was wondering if you have any spaces for advertising a 75 inch digital screen.

Teoalida:

Just woke up, you can come now on website for a live chat
So… you want to advertise selling a TV? you can make a banner and I will post on any page you like, but may I know why did you choose a website focusing on real estate for this ad?

He came on chat afterwards:

Chat started on Monday, June 18, 2018 9:40:38 AM

(9:40:38 AM) *** farah has joined the chat ***
(9:40:38 AM) farah: hi i sent an email regarding the digital screen
(9:40:42 AM) *** Teoalida has joined the chat ***
(9:40:45 AM) Teoalida: welcome on chat
(9:40:55 AM) farah: i think you got me wrong
(9:41:09 AM) farah: i wanted to know if you have any commercial department
(9:42:16 AM) farah: i am starting an advertising company and i would like to advertise other companies
(9:42:42 AM) Teoalida: I am confused, can you explain in detail?
(9:43:25 AM) farah: do you have a commercial department i can contact?
(9:43:52 AM) Teoalida: what commercial department, I am one-man business
(9:46:37 AM) *** farah has left ***

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