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New Classifieds System

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Nexus, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. Nexus

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    We would like to extend an invitation to each of you to check out and visit our new classifieds system. This system will allow the community to conduct trades in a more organized fashion where the focus will be strictly on the business of the trade goods.

    There are a number of standard options for community Members making new ads, and additional features for Stratics Professional subscribers.

    @Captn. Norrington will be in charge of managing the Stratics Classifieds, if you have questions or concerns please review this article http://stratics.com/threads/how-to-use-the-stratics-classifieds-system.353335/ and post queries in the associated discussion for it.

    To Access the Classifieds please look for the Classifieds Tab in the Nav Bar.

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  2. Captn Norrington

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    Some of the features included in the system are:

    - The ability to bump posts by clicking a "bump" button, so your listings will not be cluttered with "bump comments". The button only allows you to use it once every 24 hours, so you no longer need to worry about accidentally breaking the 24 hour bump rule!

    - A "contact owner" button that automatically creates a Private Message between you and the original poster.

    - Premium members may choose to feature their listing for increased advertising and exposure.

    - Many different categories that buyers can search through individually, or combined which makes it easier to find a specific type of item without having to search through an entire forum. If a person is not looking for anything specific, they can view a page full of combined listings from all of the categories.

    - A "random listing" feature that prominently displays a post for all to see on the main classifieds page. The post is picked automatically and is completely random.

    - Each listing automatically creates a thread that is posted in the appropriate Trade Forum, when a person clicks on the thread it will bring them to your classifieds listing. When a post is marked as "sold" the thread automatically locks itself so users will be aware that the item is no longer available.

    We hope you enjoy the new Stratics Classifieds System and would love to hear feedback from the community!
     
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  3. kelmo

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    Need an auction system now.
     
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  5. Nexus

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    The new Classifieds allows for either straight sell or an Auction.
     
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  6. Ron Bron

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    The developer plans to include a full featured eBay style auction in a future release. The add-on will also include a buyer/seller feedback system in the future.
     
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    Is the developer, someone with Stratics or some third-party developer that is not developing this solely for Stratics?
     
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  8. Ron Bron

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    Third party.
     
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    I remember back when I was working on an auction system from scratch for UO related stuff back about 2005. I forget why I never finished it.
     
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  10. Ron Bron

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    That sounds cool. I'm hoping the auction release arrives soon, but it will likely be several months. The feedback system is anticipated to be available toward the end of the month...
     
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    @Captn Norrington

    a couple questions:
    what should i do if i have multiples of the same item for sale? Like when atlantic has multiple EM bosses, sometimes i have 3 - 5 of the same item for sale. It would seem tedious to have to list them all individually, but under the new system of the classified automatically being locked, would i need to create 5 identical classifieds, or could there be an option to leave the ad open until all have been sold?

    the feedback system:
    what measures are being taken to prevent false / troll negative feedback? If theres an item listed for 100million gold, and the "buyer" clicks buyout but has no inentions of paying, that item is technically sold, and open for feedback? (i can see troll accounts doing the buyout, not paying, then leaving negative feedback) I would suggest having the seller decide when to list the item as having been actually been sold (the trade completed in game) At this point troll accounts could still give false negative feedback, but the seller would have a bit more control / protection. I would also possibly include an option for users the seller will not accept bids / sales from. another possible option would be to ban all visitor accounts from the sale. Could also include only allowing "stratics supporters" to bid (nabin used to require the "stratics supporter" tag to bid in his auctions)
     
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    cool system. will be checking it out next time i have something for sale.
     
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    I have created a test post for the situation you described, when you scroll down you can see the comments I posted as 3 different people. In my example both of the items sold very quickly, however if they do not sell quickly you can leave the post open as long as you want. The post only locks itself and is marked as sold if the owner actually presses the "Mark As Sold" button.

    Link to it: http://stratics.com/classifieds/two-atlantic-event-items-for-sale-not-real-testing.13/


    As for the Feedback system, I'm not sure, The developer hasn't released it yet so we don't know how it will work at the moment.
     
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    No buying option?
     
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    There is a buying option, instead of setting it to "for sale" you can also set it to "Wanted" for buying, and "Exchange" for trading one item for another. Those 3 things are in a dropdown menu together.

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    I would also recommend selecting one of the longer lasting listing types if you are selling multiple items (1 month maybe).
     
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    @Ron Bron , if my notes from the auction system i was putting together are needed, let me know. It has a lot of the issues mentioned herein, and not, with possible solutions your dev might be interested in.
     
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    There needs to be something showing Shard location.

    If this gets busy, you will need the Shard prefix on these listings.
     
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    There is a field to enter shard information when creating a listing.
     
  20. Ron Bron

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    Thanks @Kirthag, maybe you could send me the notes via email? I appreciate it.
     
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    Ok... someone didn't use the shard thing then. :)

    I am organizing some things, might use this real soon.
     
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    Thank you for pointing that out, It seems I forgot to make that a "Required" selection. It has been fixed, all listings now have to pick a shard.
     
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    where are all the old posts from the previous forum?

    edit: n/m. i found them.