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Old October 6th, 2006, 03:08   #1
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Beta run of new Classifieds script - feedback please

http://www.airsoftcanada.com/classifieds/

I've just setup a barebones configuration of the new classifieds script. It has many features that are very nice, but also some that I'm a little tepid about.

I haven't modified the layout in any way for now - if we like it on ASC, then I'll consider putting them time in to re-organize it a bit better.

However, in the meantime I'd like to invite anyone to give it a try, and let me know how they find. Ultimately it would replace using the forums for classified ads.

As I see it...

Pros:
Clearly organized ads
Image and price integrated into browsing (visible on list view, makes it easy to see what's for sale).
Maintenance tools (set a time limit for your ad, or click "SOLD" and have it auto-expire once the transaction is completed)
Built-in feedback system
Allows discussion like a normal forum posting
Auctions!

Cons:
Layout is a little yucky (fixable)
No stickied/permanent posts
No way to bump (might be a good thing?)
It's new and everyone hates new things


Give it a try. Serious ads will be kept, joke ads (e.g. "Testicles for sale") are welcome if you want to test the system, but they will be removed, so what we can see what it looks like with some real data.

And let me know what you think.
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Old October 6th, 2006, 03:18   #2
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I like the fact that its automated, unlike the basic topic/post classifieds. Im sure everyone would get used to it after a while.
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Old October 6th, 2006, 03:21   #3
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FIRST

First add posted. woot.
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Old October 6th, 2006, 05:55   #4
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you're no fun, miles. why'd you delete my ad for fresh turds?
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Old October 6th, 2006, 09:22   #5
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I like it. Easy, simple and clean.

I just hope people will start to delete their sold items.
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Old October 6th, 2006, 10:34   #6
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Seemed to work great for me.
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Old October 6th, 2006, 10:36   #7
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It seems okay, but I think that like all things pertaining to the Internets, only time will really tell. I think we'll only be able to tell how good it is once people have really started using it a fair deal, but for now, it seems to be good.
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Old October 6th, 2006, 12:24   #8
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For auctions, does seller have to honour the final bidding price? (If not reserve is set?)
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Old October 6th, 2006, 12:35   #9
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I like it. Easy, simple and clean.

I just hope people will start to delete their sold items.
Well this makes it alot easier. I might also disable the permanent posting, so that ads don't survive past 60 days. You've also for the "SOLD" button which makes it easy to tick off your ad and have it auto-delete.


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For auctions, does seller have to honour the final bidding price? (If not reserve is set?)
That would be the point of an auction - if the seller didn't I would expect to get some negative feedback.

I think reserves are silly, and skew the whole auction process. If there's a minimum price you won't sell below, you should set that as your starting bid - doesn't waste anyone's time, including your own.
Reserves just make it a regular ad, with a chance the seller will get more money. No reserve auction means your item gets market rate, which is the point of an auction: you got the most the market was willing to pay at that time, and you have a guaranteed sale.
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Old October 6th, 2006, 14:34   #10
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very nice work

I like the layout...simple to read and look at...all the more reason for me to spend more cash on this hobby
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Old October 6th, 2006, 15:20   #11
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Old October 6th, 2006, 16:15   #12
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Once all the ads are moved over I think it will be perfect. I like the Condition and Price fields.
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Old October 6th, 2006, 16:55   #13
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It's simply amazing!!! Did you hear that!?!? AMAZINGGGGGG!!!! However it may be a bummer for those on 56k, it'll take them too long to load all the thumbnails XD
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Old October 6th, 2006, 19:53   #14
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I'm winning a plane for 10 billion dollars.

Layout is great, except for where you bid...it took me about 30 seconds to find out where that was. Perhaps having it bold IMPACT or at the top or bottom rather than in the middle in small font.

Other than that it looks great, but will there be charges similar to e-bay? i.e. pay $0.60 cents to post an ad or ads with lots of pictures, fancy font, etc.
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I'm winning a plane for 10 billion dollars.

Layout is great, except for where you bid...it took me about 30 seconds to find out where that was. Perhaps having it bold IMPACT or at the top or bottom rather than in the middle in small font.

Other than that it looks great, but will there be charges similar to e-bay? i.e. pay $0.60 cents to post an ad or ads with lots of pictures, fancy font, etc.
I don't really want to bother with that, I'd prefer to keep the classifieds as busy as possible and open to everyone.
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