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Classified Section Improvements - Share Your Opinion

Discussion in 'Questions, Problems, & Feedback' started by Joe Link, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    As we begin to brainstorm ideas for improving the classified section, I think it's best to start with ideas from our members.

    What do you like/dislike?
    What would you add/remove?
    What new features would you like to see?
     
  2. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    I don't know what it is called in 'forum-ease' but a permanent 'form like' entry at the bottom of the new thread where the OP could enter the local, or closest FFL info - such as:

    Local FFL -
    Hours-
    Trf Fee-

    This might help the prospective buyer with at least having a destination to carry out the transfer. Just my 2c worth!
     
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  3. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Any other ideas guys? I'm a little surprised this isn't three pages long :)
     
  4. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    With firearms, any way to categorize them?
    Caliber, action type or even price ranges?
    I note that because there are times where Ill have $150-450 and am just seeking to buy a new toy just because.

    The only reason I ask is, with the search function there seems to be a lot of threads related to the ad but not the ad itself, is there a relevance function to eliminate the filler posts and leave just the ads during the search?

    I like the idea of having a section of an OPs ad having the store hours, closest FFL and the BGC/Trans fee! Saves a little time.
     
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  5. 45alive

    45alive South Douglas County- Orygun Well-Known Member

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    How about a ''Barter Section'' for Non- Firearms items for Barter of Firearms only ? :s0092:
     
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  6. 45alive

    45alive South Douglas County- Orygun Well-Known Member

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    I had a Non-Classifieds question to ask about the ''Chat'' feature. Is their a way to break down topics as well as have a ''Private Chat'' :s0131:feature ? For example have the ''Private Chat'' set-up with Topics like the Forum has but make it a ''CHAT ROOM'' ? :s0011:I have seen that on some sites and it is a nice Feature, Thanks JOE.:s0155:
     
  7. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    I would like to see a provision where the OP is NOT required to list an 'asking' price - but if he/she chooses not to do so then the thread becomes locked and all responses to the ad will have to be PMd. This way the OP can deal with accepting, refusing or counter offering privately and not have to deal with reading normal followups to the original post. My thinking is this will create an environment where only serious buyers will respond. Sure, the OP will no doubt have to deal with low ball or other possible unrealistic offers but at least he or she will only see them privately and all the rest of us see is the ad. It could also work to the advantage of the buyer in that he/she will have the knowledge no one else is seeing the offer and maybe the seller will be more open to countering and/or suggesting other alternative deals. However if the OP DOES list a price then the thread stays open and continues in the normal manner.
     
  8. BWH

    BWH Tualatin, Oregon Active Member

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    title header editabilty! some put price in there and sometimes we lower it, when in the header, we cannot do that.
     
  9. WAYNO

    WAYNO Oregon City Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    How do I share an opinion without sounding like I'm bellyaching?

    Why do sites like this always have to improve? It was easy to navigate before from just one page. Now I have to click on different pages and then navigate from there. Why do the young computer gurus always think more steps is an improvement?

    Yep, I'll learn to live with it, but in the Army, I was taught KISS.:confused:

    WAYNO.
     
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  10. Jeedia

    Jeedia Tacoma, WA Member

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    I would love to see the reloading section broken down into 2 categories. 1 Equipment,2 Components.

    It would also be nice to have a place for SBR and Pistols in a rifle caliber with out a stamp
     
  11. Jeedia

    Jeedia Tacoma, WA Member

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    also being able to sort by caliber would be nice too.
     
  12. titsonritz

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    I would like to see a new forum rule requiring sellers to leave their ads up without removing the prices. This would help people doing research when trying to figure what selling prices are moving.

    I would also like to see people warned and disciplined (if repeated) when they do not lock there SOLD items.
     
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  13. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Using Firefox mobile on my Droid Max, I do not see the seller's location. I usually have to click on their user profile to find it. Personally I think it would be nice to have it show up magically since some folks forget.

    Another thought, is the Porsche forum across the street makes the user provide a minimum amount of info before the post can be submitted...like location, price, and other important info.

    My $0.02
     
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  14. skydiver

    skydiver Sandy,OR Well-Known Member

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    1. Being able to list multiple states, not just one state. Most of us live close to the border and would like to sell / trade in WA and OR as part of the listing.

    2. Being able to edit header. Sometimes changes are needed, especially speelling errors.
     
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  15. scrandall01215

    scrandall01215 Washougal,WA Well-Known Member

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    You can edit the title there's a tools button in the upper right side of the thread to edit the title I do it sometimes!

    Stacy
     
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  16. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Can we make so we can like a post MORE than once? I like this ^^ post twice.:D

    You can add to a header, you can't take-away I believe.
     
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  17. scrandall01215

    scrandall01215 Washougal,WA Well-Known Member

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    You can add to a header, you can't take-away I believe.[/QUOTE]

    I can take away,just did it on my powder thread the other day when I merged two together!
    Stacy
     
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  18. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've offered this up before and I'll offer it again since you ask @Joe Link - it would really be nice if there was a way to automatically lock an ad after a certain period of time has passed. I've sent responses to numerous ads only to get this response: "Oh, sorry, I sold it already". Waste of time. And since many folks can't seem to be bothered with updating their ad or closing it, would it be possible to set some kind of automatic closure?

    What I'm thinking is something like this - if you don't bump/renew your ad every week, for example, a timer starts. After say, 14 to 30 days, depending on the preference, the ad will automatically be closed, unless input from the poster renews it again. Craigslist works like this. If you don't renew, it automatically removes your ad. I'd love to see that here. Otherwise, it's a bunch of clutter.

    And here's another idea, though I don't know if it could be done - what if all closed ads were moved into a separate location, so they're not left cluttering up the active ads. If folks wanted to browse past sales, maybe for price research, etc., they could go to the other area. Then, active ads would be all you see in the classifieds. That would save wading through the sometimes long list of closed ads, and it would make it easier to find what you're looking for among the active ads.

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  19. Doug Congleton

    Doug Congleton Member

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    Hi Stacy, you asked me to contact you when I returned from my trip. I am back now and would be happy to have those bullets and whatever else you mentioned for us. I have 9mm, 40mm, 45mm and 44mag. that we are using here.
    Thanks again,
    Doug
     
  20. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    ?? :rolleyes:
     
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