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Classifieds suggestion.

Discussion in 'Questions, Problems, & Feedback' started by nwo, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I have a suggestion for the classified sections that may make it easier for people to connect with others that are closer to them.

    Quite often I find an item that I would like to buy only to find that it is hundreds of miles across the State from me.

    Like the 'Oregon', or 'Washington', or 'Idaho' choices, would it be possible to add another option? Breaking up the States into 'Northern', 'Southern', 'Eastern', or 'Western' would allow prospective buyers to see the region where the item is located without having to open the thread and see where the particular seller was at, and then possibly be disappointed to find out that the item and seller are a great distance away.

    As an example:

    WTS/WTT Oregon

    WTS/WTT Oregon/Southern.

    etc.

    It seems like this could make things a bit easier.
     
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  2. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    If people would just list where they are in the location part of the profile then all you would have to do is click on their name to find out how far away they are from you.
     
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  3. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    That may help, but many people don't do that, and that would still require you to open the thread to look.
     
  4. elsie

    elsie Way over there on the left Well-Known Member

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    I'm one of those people. I don't like exposing too much info, particularly on the internet. If I advertise something, I'll list in the add where I am willing to meet for it. If I'm interested in something and I can't tell the area of the seller, I will ask.

    It's not that much effort, really. And just opening the thread is even less effort.


    elsie
     
  5. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It would certainly be much easier to see the region the seller is in before opening the thread. That way you would know if you want to open it, or not.
     
  6. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Who are you hiding from?

    Your already flagged by your IP address unless you are going thru a proxy or other some such method.

    Trust me when i tell you that just by being on the internet you have already advertised your location and preferences to people that know how to acquire it.

    The people here only really want to know the General location, ie NW Portland, S Tacoma etc...

    I have made commitments on things that once I found out where they lived and were willing to meet, I wish I had just kept my mouth shut as it were; it just a curtsy to list where your at.
     
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    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm happy that WTS/WTT ads show Oregon and Washington having different colors.
     
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  8. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    I like the idea of separating the state regions. Northern/southern..etc.

    Most sellers leave out their general location.. Both profile and ads.

    Many times Ive been disappointed seeing a terrific deal inly to find out its in southern Oregon.
     
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  9. elsie

    elsie Way over there on the left Well-Known Member

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    Not actively avoiding anyone in particular now. OTOH, I don't feel like people who I was avoiding stumbling across and deciding to annoy me again.

    It's not about obfuscation; it's about minimizing the amount of info faffing about in public places.

    And layer 2 network info is much more informative than IP address.


    elsie
     
  10. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Mods? Joe? What do you think?

    It sure would be helpful.
     
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    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    ??
     
  12. Joe Link

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

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    Hello @nwo. I've made a note to look into this as soon as I have a chance.

    Thanks,
    Joe
     
  13. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Joe, I appreciate it. I think it would make the classifieds much easier, faster, and more convenient to use.
     
  14. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    The multi-state option was shut off because of a glitch in the software - if you had the add listed with 2 (or more) states it would automatically revert to WTS OR every time a change was made including "bumping".
     
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    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Any progress?
     
  16. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Any progress?
     
  17. Joe Link

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

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    I've been talking to a developer about adding this functionality. I do think it's a good idea, but there are a few things ahead of it on the priority list.
     
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    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Any progress?
     
  19. Joe Link

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

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    No progress at this point, the quotes I received for development are just too costly right now. It's a shame, because I think it's a great idea.