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Classifieds - New Features
« on: September 26, 2013, 07:05:23 PM »
Dear all,

The Classifieds has finally been updated with some of the features that I have been asking for.  They include:-
* A relist function if your item doesn't sell.
* Quantities.

Other improvements that I'd like to include are:-
* To have a 'watching' facility, so you can be reminded of items that you'd like to keep an eye on.
* Separate the 'Wants' and 'Sales' from each other in the Recently Listed window.
* Photographs to be mandatory before proceeding with the listing.
* Items to be displayed randomly on the forum to help promote the listings.

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Re: Classifieds - New Features
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2013, 09:04:38 PM »
The classifieds are now throwing up errors when I try to list. In particular:

"Your listing requires approval. Once approved your listing will become visible and will then be able to add pictures."

after trying to list.

Thanks,
Alan
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Re: Classifieds - New Features
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2013, 10:42:49 PM »
Please list the errors and where they appear.

That last sentence should really say "....and then you will be able to add multiple pictures".

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Re: Classifieds - New Features
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2013, 10:48:30 PM »
That last sentence should really say "....and then you will be able to add multiple pictures".

I copied and pasted exactly the message I got after clicking to list the items.

It seems to have listed the items fine, so a spurious message? I got it for both items I listed...

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Re: Classifieds - New Features
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2013, 10:52:32 PM »
It's just an informative message from the software saying that we have to allow the listing(s) before they appear.  I thought that the last version did the same, but I guess now.

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Re: Classifieds - New Features
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2013, 11:00:32 PM »
Yes, an informative message is good - I guess the text may just not be right as it said there was an error above the text I copied/pasted.

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Re: Classifieds - New Features
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2013, 11:25:26 PM »
Ah, yes!!!  :doh: That was what happened with the previous versions and we changed "An error occurred" to stop confusion - as there is no actual error!

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Re: Classifieds - New Features
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2013, 12:21:45 AM »
Might I suggest it could be difficult to include a photo in a wanted ad, you may be able to do so if you already have an item to take a photo of, but most times you will not have a photo unless you can find a stock photo (which could be copyright.)

Photo definitely for sales though.
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Re: Classifieds - New Features
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2013, 09:52:22 AM »
Thanks Mike.  That's just how we would like it to be.  Sales listings must have a picture, and Wanted listings are left to the member listing it to decide - as a picture may not be possible.

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Re: Classifieds - New Features
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2013, 04:03:22 PM »
Despite  submitting  several   sales  on the forum  non  of them  have appeared,  i   did want to offer members  first chance at some items  i'm moving  on  following a rethink   on things here, oh  & they did  have all  pictures  which  i   had made sure were of  managable size for the forum system,

Some  have gone on to   Facebook  where several  have  purchased them  but i  would have liked  members to  have had the chance the remainder  so far  i've  listed on  ebay 
« Last Edit: September 29, 2013, 04:05:04 PM by upnick »

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Re: Classifieds - New Features
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2013, 05:24:12 PM »
Did you submit these today, or these were in the past?

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Re: Classifieds - New Features
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2013, 08:53:49 PM »
Did you submit these today, or these were in the past?

Over the last week  Chris  ..........  started  not appearing   when   i   PM'd you 

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Re: Classifieds - New Features
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2013, 07:41:10 AM »
The decoder listing?  We have to vet all of the listings before they go live, but you said that you'd sold it elsewhere before we approved it.  Is that not what happened? ???

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Re: Classifieds - New Features
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2013, 07:54:47 AM »
The decoder listing?  We have to vet all of the listings before they go live, but you said that you'd sold it elsewhere before we approved it.  Is that not what happened? ???

Yes it  is Chris  but  as i  thought it hadnt  been  approved i  sold   it on elsewhere.   

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Re: Classifieds - New Features
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2013, 08:06:06 AM »
We'd contact you if there was a problem, don't worry. :thumbsup:  I guess everyone was busy on the team.  :)

Well, I'm just glad that there wasn't an error, as I thought that's what you meant. :laugh:

 

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