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The War Room FAQ (if you are new please read!)

Welcome all to the beta-version of The War Room!


What is The War Room?

The War Room is a community designed exclusively for sales professionals. It is a place to network, have honest discussions about the profession, and serves as a career tracker for anyone who carries a quota. 


What is Commission and how do I earn (or lose) it?

Commission is the War Room’s currency. It is earned through platform engagement & achievements.


So what is Commission?

Commission is a measurement of your positive contributions inside the War Room. You can spend your Commission on rewards like gift cards, swag, and much more! While you may spend your Commission, we still keep a running total of Lifetime Commission earned so that other users can see just how much of an impact you've made on the community.


How do I earn Commission?

The primary way to earn Commission is by posting thought-provoking questions and useful answers. Engaging with posts causes you to gain (or sometimes lose) Commission. Please note that posting completely anonymously will NOT generate any positive Commission.


Here are a few ways to begin earning (or losing) Commission:

  • Post a thread.
  • Receive an upvote on your thread or comment.
  • Complete your onboarding checklist.


Downvotes:

  • Downvoted threads CANNOT go below 0.
  • Downvoted comments CAN go below 0 infinitely.
  • Your total Commission can't go below 0 and you can't lose Commission you've spent.


How do I spend Commission?

When you've earned enough Commission it can be spent on various rewards. From gift cards to swag! You'll find all the options listed in the Commission Exchange which can be accessed by clicking on the Commission Icon next to your username on the top-bar menu.


How do I post a thread or comment (best practices)?

To post a thread, navigate to the “Create a Post” button at the top right of the War Room forum. Write a clear concise title and choose the topic that best aligns with your post. When sharing an article or long form content, we recommend using the more important takeaway as the title. 


To post a comment on a thread simply click the title of the post. Inside the post itself you can reply to the post itself, or directly to other comments. 


Anonymous Posting

We allow anonymous posting in case someone has a question that could de-anonymize themselves or their company. For example, if your friends know your username and you have a question about quitting your job, you might not want people to know you’re thinking about leaving. We allow this option so that people can ask hard questions without their identity being bound to it.   


How does the reward system and leaderboard work?

There are two ways to earn rewards. The first is by earning Commission and exchanging it inside our Commission Exchange. Rewards inside the Commission Exchange are subject to change, but not on a scheduled basis.


The second way to earn rewards is by finishing atop the Total Commission Earned Leaderboard (TCEL). Each quarter, Bravado will announce new rewards for top finishers and the TCEL will reset at the end of each contest period.  


LEADERBOARD WINNER RULES

Total Commission Earned Leaderboard (TCEL)


Time Range: 

Top 3 Commission Earners of each week will win a prize. Weeks run from Monday-Sunday @ 11:59pm PST.


Note: Each week the Commission leaderboard will reset. Commission earned during any given week will still count toward a user’s balance. 


How does it work if I win?

Winners will be notified within 2 business days of quarter-end.

The leaderboard is immediately reset on the first day of the new month (even if on weekend). 


Minimum commission to participate:

Minimum amount of Commission needed to participate? (150 Commission points)


War Room Culture and Code of Conduct


Our Expectations

  • If you’re here to get help, make it as easy as possible for others to help you. Follow our guidelines and remember that our community is for elevating fellow sales professionals.
  • When sharing content that you didn’t create, be sure to credit the author in your post or first comment in the thread. 
  • Downvoting is NOT an “I disagree” button. Disagreement is a healthy part of The War Room. Downvoting is to police comments that violate our community guidelines (ie: Hate speech, recruiting, or selling your product). 
  • Be clear and constructive when giving feedback.

 

No name-calling or personal attacks.

We are all Sales Savages here. Focus on the content, not the person. This includes terms that feel personal even when they're applied to content (e.g. “lazy”). Want to trash salespeople, do it on LinkedIn where out-of-touch Cyber Security VPs can pile on. 

 

No bigotry.

This isn’t Facebook. We don’t tolerate any language likely to offend or alienate people based on race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion, etc. This should be obvious. One team, one dream. If you violate this rule you will be banned without warning. 

 

No harassment.

This includes, but isn’t limited to: Doxxing (Lookin' at you Erika Nardini…) bullying, intimidation, vulgar language, direct or indirect threats, sexually suggestive remarks, patterns of inappropriate social contact, and sustained disruptions of discussion.


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Haast
Notorious Answer
+9
Account Executive
I think the ability to attach files to comments could become helpful for knowledge sharing process stuff. 
gobears17
Praised Answer
Growth Account Executive
Upvote to Haast

Also pumped to be here!
SultanofSale
Sales Director
Agree! 

Bi
Bigsalesguy
Account executive
concur!
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
Agreed, sharing useful files other successful reps use would be huge! 

Also possible a server size capability issue so understandable if not possible
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
+1. Bump
Lobster_cab
Senior Account Executive, General Business
RT this one
sadness2
Inside Sales Manager
yes! 
hauru.sales
Arsonist
+8
Sales Enthusiast
Agreed
SignThis_SalesGirl
Good Citizen
Director of Business Development
This is an excellent suggestion and even in the discussion boards. 
SabertoothSales
Opinionated
+5
Southeast Regional Manager
Yes, I agree with this!
MadMax33
Good Citizen
Account Executive
Agreed!
Rmoney
Inside Sales Specialist
agreed
an
and
Account Manager
agreed!
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Yeah agree!
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
true!
thegoodleads
Good Citizen
Senior Account Executive
Yes! Upvote!
Sergio
Contributor
+2
COO
Agreed
GeneralCorp
Notable Contributor
+17
General of The War Room
Any other questions you may have please post below and we'll update the FAQ as themes come up.
deep.f.value
Contributor
+2
Business Development Graduate
Is there a way to find users by their username? or any DMs feature?
GeneralCorp
Notable Contributor
+17
General of The War Room
There will be soon! Mobile app will be out end of May and we'll have some DM/notification capabilities!
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deep.f.value
Contributor
+2
Business Development Graduate
Can you "save" threads/posts of your interest to review later? 

Freshman here so sorry if this already answered somewhere else.
GeneralCorp
Notable Contributor
+17
General of The War Room
Also coming soon! We are still super early, but your head is in the right place. You'll have the ability to save posts in the coming months
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ChicagoCloser1717
Politicker
+7
Account Manager
How do I decide which of my badges shows up next to my name when I post or comment? I want to chose which one is first so is visible to all.
MassholeMovesWest
WR Officer
+11
Account Executive
SaleTeam6
Politicker
+2
Senior Sales Development Representative
New here.. THANK YOU for this!! 
Hannibal
Opinionated
+3
Senior Account Executive
This is so helpful - thank you putting these together!
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riles35
Good Citizen
Account Executive
Thank you for taking the time to put this list together! Incredibly valuable and useful! 
Mspt
Account Manager
This is awesome! Thanks 
hauru.sales
Arsonist
+8
Sales Enthusiast
Helpful! Thanks
Beasthouse
Opinionated
+5
Corporate trainer
THISSSS thank youuuu needed well all of this 

MrsDoubtfire
Good Citizen
Territory Manager
Thanks for this list!
NotSoAdult
Account Manager
This is helpful 👏🏼 
ZeroGrit
Opinionated
+2
VP of Hoping My Emails Find You Well
These are sick! Thanks!
Jd
Jdawe
Praised Answer
Strategic Account Exec
Love the Corp.  Proud to be here, wondering though.. Is there an app for easy access while SCs are doing drawn out discovery over zoom?
GeneralCorp
Notable Contributor
+17
General of The War Room
update: APP IS BEING BUILT. Current projected release: end of May.

If people want an app let us know. It takes a ton of resources but if its high demand we will build it. 
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
I got 60 comish on the app fam.
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GottaSellEmAll
Executive
+6
Account Executive
What does it mean to add clients to your profile and how is it done?
kiraugais
WR Officer
+11
I work on the WR product
@sales_guy love that you are exploring everything on the site :D this specific feature is coming to you very soon! Stay tuned for now :) 
salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
Can I edit, delete, or otherwise modify my posts/comments?

Edit: we can now!
acv
OG Sales Savage
+2
Always Close ACV
Just don't post bad comments. 
GeneralCorp
Notable Contributor
+17
General of The War Room
Or this lol
alexhat
Opinionated
+5
WR Designer
Now you can!
GeneralCorp
Notable Contributor
+17
General of The War Room

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CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
I made a typo on the title of my post and can’t see where I can edit it. Am I dumb?
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TheDude
Good Citizen
Business Development Manager
I'm so excited to be here!!!
GeneralCorp
Notable Contributor
+17
General of The War Room
Glad you're here!
WhereverYouGoThereYouAre
Fire Starter
+1
VP, Sales
Are dad jokes allowed/encouraged within the forum?
loscar1132
Praised Answer
Regional Account Director, Financial Services
Dad jokes are 80% of my sales conversations lol

TheDragon
Good Citizen
+1
CVO
On behalf of all Dad’s out there, yes. And if GeneralCorp deems appropriate there should be a quarterly “spiff” for the most up voted one per quarter 
JordanB
Opinionated
+3
Senior Relationship Manager
So excited to be on the platform! Looks sick! 2 questions about referrals: is there a limit to the amount of invites I can send out? And will people be accepted straight away when they use my link or will they be added to the waiting list?
GeneralCorp
Notable Contributor
+17
General of The War Room
As of right now they go to the waiting list.

Referrals count once a user has signed up with email & Linkedin URL. Upon completing those, you will see +25 appear in your commish balance.

Though we do check when people hit a referral threshold to make sure they are adding Salespeople and not just randos. If we see a bunch of spam users we will remove the commission earned. (obviously)

To quote Mean Girls for referral limits... "THE LIMIT DOES NOT EXIST"
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
Would that be a claw back or booked as attrition???
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CoorsKing
WR Officer
+12
King of the Coors Knights
IF YOU ARE NEW: Please use the search bar before posting a new thread, we have quite a few duplicates. 

If you are interested in movies, check here:
https://bravado.co/war-room/posts/best-movies-shows-about-sales

If you are interested in email templates, check here:
https://bravado.co/war-room/posts/email-template-megathread-thread-consolidation

If you are interested in music, check here: 
https://bravado.co/war-room/posts/music-megathread
Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
+1 to you
hauru.sales
Arsonist
+8
Sales Enthusiast
+1
GeneralCorp
Notable Contributor
+17
General of The War Room
If you are looking for badges, click your username in the upper right, then War Room Profile, then in the badges section you can click "See All Badges."
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
Is there a commission value to earning the badges or just the prestige?
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+13
Senior Account Executive
Great question!
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CuriousFox
WR Officer
+13
Senior Account Executive
Speaking of badges, why isn't the badge showing that I've completed the "about me" in my profile? 
GeneralCorp
Notable Contributor
+17
General of The War Room
Dealing with a badge bug. Will be fixed by Weds.
Di
DiggingDeals
Business Development Rep
**Doing my happy dance** Excited to be here! 
ThisIsFine
Fire Starter
+2
Account Executive
Pumped to be here! 
VanCityCloser
Business Development Manager
pumped to be here!!!!!!! 
boringsara
Healthcare Development Manager
Thank you for creating this awesome platform for all these sales savages! 
Da
DaveFromCollege
Notorious Answer
+7
Account Executive
Love to see new users here. Welcome!
beachNsales
Politicker
+4
Account Executive
do we have a referral code or link we can send?
beachNsales
Politicker
+4
Account Executive
My question has been answered my me
SouthernSlayer
Good Citizen
Channel Partner Sales Manager
Really into the gamification element you’ve added to the platform. This makes it much more enjoyable- great UX so far! Excited to be here. 
fluffy_yarik
Good Citizen
BDR Team Lead
Can’t find info on that. Is international shipping for SWAG available?
Savagedoge
Big Shot
+11
Account Executive
Oh yes, I have the same question too @GeneralCorp 
joeygal
Good Citizen
Sr. AE
Would be great to have a LI Badge of some kind, or something along the lines of being a part of this private community. Could increase brand awareness and potentially increase traffic to this network (that may not be your goal - to keep it exclusive - but just a thought).
GeneralCorp
Notable Contributor
+17
General of The War Room
Say more. What do you mean LI badge? like a link to your LI profile?
Toruk
Old School Bravo
+1
CEO
I am loving these regulations and guard-rails on etiquette. Without these, any good community platform can turn quickly into a gutter. Well done.
GeneralCorp
Notable Contributor
+17
General of The War Room
Thank you
AlecBaldwinsHairline
Valued Contributor
+5
SDR Manager
Am I missing the notifications box for when people interact with myself?
jumbojoe19
account executive
+1 for in app notifications
AlecBaldwinsHairline
Valued Contributor
+5
SDR Manager
That would be key!
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ZachJiru
Division Director
Just got in here, super excited! Are we able to upload videos? Sometimes verbally going over a topic rather than typing out a lengthy scenario is quicker - is that function supported? Thoughts on if it would be beneficial?
GeneralCorp
Notable Contributor
+17
General of The War Room
You can upload videos!
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Hittin' Dingers
Cannot believe I got called up to the big leagues! Happy to be here in the FAQ
GeneralCorp
Notable Contributor
+17
General of The War Room
Welcome to the show, rook.
MrMoneybags
Big Shot
+4
Account Executive
@GeneralCorp are we getting the potential to send some sweet gifs to each other? the lifeblood of a sales person is banter, so that should be accompanied by gifs
Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
+1
SaleingAway
Opinionated
+2
Account Executive
Super stoked to be here!! This is the like the LI I always dreamed of *wipes tear from eye*
hauru.sales
Arsonist
+8
Sales Enthusiast
glad to be here
princesscarolyn
Sales Lead
Is there a fancy algorithm to the voting? Or is it sorted by count? 
GeneralCorp
Notable Contributor
+17
General of The War Room
Fancy algo duhhhh. But it needs a lot of refining. 
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
I filled out the "About Me" section but didn't receive the "Personal Narrative" badge. What's the deal? @GeneralCorp 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+13
Senior Account Executive
Ah I just saw you had the same error I posted about above. 
SalesPharaoh
Big Shot
+10
AM BDR
Welcome everyone! Excited to read what you have to share with us!
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