thejimrose at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 10:24:46 PDT 2008
Thanks Mark! Hope i didn't sound overly critical - it works amazingly well!
Especially considering it was put together so quickly and long ago. It's
simple, quick, easy - all good things. Oh i forgot FREE!!
On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 10:15 AM, Mark Chang <mark.chang at gmail.com> wrote:
> I will give it some thought. The Marketplace was written over the
> course of a few weekends as my first PHP programming project. Yeah,
> that was a LONG time ago. Who here still drives the same Audi when the
> Marketplace came out in, say, 1999? Not me. :).
> I've always wanted to do a proper rewrite. But, as the saying goes, if
> it ain't (terribly) broke...
> So, since it limps along okay, the chances of changes getting
> implemented are slim to none. Just letting ya'll know the truth about
> my schedule these days. With real work and a 21 month old boy, it is
> way down on my list of to-dos.
> On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 12:54 PM, thejimrose <thejimrose at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Brett et al- I think there are a few issues with the marketplace that
> > help the overposting and make it more useful. the salesman in me knows
> > people will read headlines and may not click into ad's so it's tempting
> > post 1 item per ad, but the ad format is also not conducive to
> > ad's. for one you can't add paragraph breaks in the ad, so it's all one
> > jumble of text. having some better ad formatting tools might help this a
> > lot.
> > also the headline of the ad is very limited, maybe 20 characters? opening
> > that up might help a lot since i could describe that i have 'x,y and z
> > from this and that car and this and that year' for sale. i just posted a
> > multiple item ad with stuff from a4/s4, some stuff that's generic and
> > stuff from a tt. squeezing all of that into 1 title is more or less
> > impossible.
> > adding a few categories might help as well, although i'm not a fan of
> > over-categorizing since many parts cross platform / brand / engine /
> > categories. i think audizine did a good job of this, with a few parts
> > categories like: engine/trans, chassis/breaks/suspension, wheels/tires,
> > exterior and interior. maybe add one for 'parts cars' ? they have
> > moved to about 25 categories, breaking the above into chassis specific
> > is a whole lot less troll-friendly.
> > and let's face it, it's all about wasting time at work trolling for stuff
> > you don't need / can't afford. right? ..... guys?
> > i'm also not real averted to other stuff for sale. i like that i might be
> > able to buy a motorcycle from someone i've chatted with for years online.
> > you are all more known quantities, which i like. so maybe a 'NAC FS'
> > category as well for bikes, stereo gear, and other riff raff? that way
> > have the option of trolling or not having your bandwith wasted.
> > that's my 2 pesos..
> > jim
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> Mark L. Chang
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