New Classifieds are up and running but still being tweaked..

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  1. Sean

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    Hi All,

    I know people are missing the classifieds so the new system is up and running. Still needs a lot of tweaking and feedback from you. The good thing about this system as I said before is that it is lightweight on the server and is a vbulletin coded application. We can basically modify it however we like. For example I am having mods put in that show recent images on the homepage. One bit of advice is pay attention to the "Options" link on the ad pages, it is similar to the forum "Thread Tools" link and gives all the ad options. These options will be updated onto the main ad space as well. Classifieds code tweaks are going in next week so if you want any tweaks or changes let me know and I'll see what I can do. Ok, now upload some ads! :smile:
     
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    YEAH! Thanks for all the hard work, now maybe I can find somewhere to spend that last $12 in my bank account. I was so worried it might end up going towards beer.
     
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    I problem is that all the adds were wiped out. I purchased a lens before the site went down. I was planning on giving Ellen Rennard the member I purchased the lens from a recommend on the classified page, but now I can not do this.
    Ricko
     
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    I'm still not seeing any ads on the left side of the page.
     
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    Ricko, there is some definite pain there with losing some of the feedback. I am seeing if I can export a historical list of feedback and import it into the new system.

    Chazzy, the sidebar block is being re-written to pull data from the new system and will hopefully be back up early next week

    Thanks,
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    WOO HOO! the classys are back! Thanks Sean, they look great.

    Rick
     
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    thanks for getting the ads back up and running.

    so far what i see (and i am still getting used to it) is that there is no date on the ad. IMO there must be a date on the original ad to help us know if it is still active.

    having a thumbnail for the item without having to click the item is great too. seeing a title and a thumbnail is very handy. easier than just words. i see thumbnails lower on the page but they are not categorized. they just seems to be a sampling. it would be better if the thumbnails were only on the categories that i am searching.

    i hope this help. thanks

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    Hi Eddie, will get a date added (the date added and the date the ad will run to). As for the thumbnails not quite sure what you mean. If you go to the buy/sell category http://www.apug.org/forums/classifieds.php?do=category&catid=2&title=buy-and-sell
    thumbnails below are a mix of everything in buy/sell but if you drill down into the buy/sell sub categories for example 'darkroom' you only see thumbnails for darkroom items.
     
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    okay. thanks sean. it just takes some getting used to. i think a start date would be more beneficial than an end date. IMO

    i will keep playing.

    thanks
     
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    I hope that we will finally get mandatory location disclosure in the classifieds. We ought to know at least whether a seller is on the same continent or not.
     
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    Will we get the comments section back, or are we moving to a more efficient system than "PM sent!" to note interest in an item?
     
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    yup comments will be available (this week hopefully) :smile:
     
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    I'm still missing the classifieds in the Sidebar
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    Hi Sean. Not sure if my PM got to you or not, as it's not showing up in the sent PMs list, so I'm reposting here. There's not really anything in it that can't be shared with anyone else anyway.

    I hope I'm not being too forward, especially because I'm a newbie here (just bought an RB 67 setup), but if you'd like some free help tuning up the classifieds section, please don't hesitate to ask. I've got a fair amount of experience with MySQL, PhP, and web sites in general. Maybe if you'd like to talk about the possibilities on the phone, we could do so if you're interested. I use Skype for international calls, so costs are essentially nil.

    See my home page at www.theshininglamp.com for more background info. I just moved, so the contact info needs to be changed, but the form mail on the contact page works fine.

    Regards,

    Jan
     
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    Hi, thanks Jan! I have it all booked in with my current coder but will touch base with you about other stuff if he gets too busy. Maybe even other sites..

    Sean
     
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    Not a problem, Sean! If ever you need help, just give me a shout.

    Jan
     
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    I didn't enter my paypal email because I wanted people to contact me before they buy something just as they had to in the past. Now I've got several people who have sent payments but got an error response. These were people who didn't contact me first. My paypal account is working fine so what is up with this new system?
     
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    Hi Sean, just curious about this line in the My Classifieds section. "Status: Paid and Published and Approved" but before I pressed the (publish now) link the line read "Status: Unpaid and Unpublished(publish now) and Approved". Does this mean when other members view the listing it is marked Paid somewhere?
     
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    If I do enter my paypal info that means anyone with a paypal account can send me money and begin a transaction? What if this happens:

    If the sale is listed as a conus or local pickup and someone overseas sends a payment anyway.
    If a sale on an item is pending via email confirmation and someone else uses "buy it" before the seller gets the chance to change the ad.

    If multiple items are listed such as pro packs of film and someone purchases 1 of many. What happens?
     
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    all good questions and bugs pointed out. I had hoped my coder would be available but there is a slight delay. Will keep you guys posted.

    -I think published shows the ad, unpublish removes it, paid marks it as sold..
     
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    Ok, thanks Sean, so it seems when I pressed the (publish now) link it also automatically marked it as paid.
     
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    Sean, thanks for the effort. Will we be able to post comments / answer questions below the sales like before at some point?
     
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    I had hoped my coder would have a lot tweaked this week but looks like it's being put off till early next week. hang in there guys..
     
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    Just a minor complaint but it seems that a few "for sale" ads are creeping into the "Wanted" section.
    Any way to make the two sections more noticeably separated? Apparently just being able to read(I assume) doesn't do it.