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post #181 of 286
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Originally Posted by bigbucky View Post


I see a filter for category but nothing for size. It would be nice to have tags/filters (size, brand, etc) like on Fit is King.

Also if any mods are reading, the RSS feed on the classifieds pulls all the classifieds even if you have filtered on the various categories.

I agree wirh you completely re the filters. Unfortunately, it's going to take some time to add those. This system is much bigger than FitisKing, and there are lots of moving pieces, so getting extra stuff in there is not as trivial (so the engineers tell me) than I'd like.

Cheers,

Fok.
post #182 of 286
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Originally Posted by NickPollica View Post

Am I the only one who preferred SF before this new launch (particularly B&S)?
Probably not, but I'm liking a lot of the new features. Certainly it was faster for me to post a single FS thread in B&S than it would have been in the past. I don't know how the guys who post hundreds of items in B&S are going to feel but this is a better way to view their content, IMO. One thing I notice is the large amount of blank space on the pages. I'm not having a problem with page loads, but I have a computer that was built in this decade. Also, I don't think I had the option to preview the FS threads I created last night. I'm pretty sure we'll have that eventually.

I'm sure if you live with the site for a few weeks, you'll start to realize that most of the things that bug you tend to bug you less, and you'll start to appreciate some of the changes. I'm off to see if there's a thread being created where I can go and search for "problems guys have been mentioning and how to solve them'. That would be helpful - we could then review different complaints and see if we like the solutions.
post #183 of 286
While all improvement effort is appreciated, some feedback.

Site is now too slow. It's impossible to quickly check B&S at work, a problem that will frustrate buyers and hurt sellers (i.e., no time at end of day to check all posts.)

Why separate B&S classified and archive sections--especially when the archive contains non-sold items?

A more compact arrangement = more efficient to scan/read
post #184 of 286
if this question has addressed on prior post, I apologize... How can I change my seting to display latest posts rather than the OP as the default? Thanks
post #185 of 286

Messed around a bit with Firebug and this is what I came up with. Nowhere near perfect but cleaner. Some elements missing because I just deleted them. Avatar size reduced to keep the post height down. Styleforum logo is clipped because the image has padding in it (which is just a stupid way to do it to begin with) but the idea is that the header could be reduced a lot.

 

Last post shows how the avatars seem to be making the post heights blow up. The offline/online status could easily be dropped or moved to a more inconspicuous location.

 

styleforum.jpg

post #186 of 286
I have to get used on the layout, the forum appears a lot quicker though.
post #187 of 286
i love the rich format editor. only problem is a rarely see it,... i get all kinds of different (useless) editors plain text, full page editor..
post #188 of 286
Why can I not start a listing in B&S?
post #189 of 286
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Originally Posted by angelsarebestial View Post

Why can I not start a listing in B&S?


Are you using the new or archived B&S forum?

post #190 of 286
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Originally Posted by angelsarebestial View Post

Why can I not start a listing in B&S?

There is a 30 day waiting period from your join date for the basic service. You an buy into a premium seller service for $2.50 right now if you don't want to wait.
post #191 of 286
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Originally Posted by etb View Post

While all improvement effort is appreciated, some feedback.

Site is now too slow. It's impossible to quickly check B&S at work, a problem that will frustrate buyers and hurt sellers (i.e., no time at end of day to check all posts.)

Why separate B&S classified and archive sections--especially when the archive contains non-sold items?

A more compact arrangement = more efficient to scan/read

There is a lot of optimization going on in the background, which is slowing down the forum. You should be expecting increased speed after the optimization, about 48 hours hence, finishes.

The archive is there to allow people to transition to the new system, either finishing out their sales, or using the introductory period to get a head start on new postings. August 1, the old B&S forums will be locked away forever.

Cheers,

Fok.
post #192 of 286
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Originally Posted by angelsarebestial View Post

Why can I not start a listing in B&S?

Only ten posts? (not sure if it matters)
post #193 of 286
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Originally Posted by etb View Post

While all improvement effort is appreciated, some feedback.

Site is now too slow. It's impossible to quickly check B&S at work, a problem that will frustrate buyers and hurt sellers (i.e., no time at end of day to check all posts.)

Why separate B&S classified and archive sections--especially when the archive contains non-sold items?

A more compact arrangement = more efficient to scan/read






Site works like a breeze here. No slowness for me. I much prefer this layout.
post #194 of 286
Overall, I like the new streamlining, however, I feel like there's still some more streamlining that could be done in B&S, particularly now that it's moved to one item per listing.

I like that we can now filter out what kind of pieces we can look at, but given the one item per listing rule, how about some way to refine which sizes you want to look at, determined in inches and/or centimeters?

This way a person doesn't have to search through all the sub-categories (shirts, trousers, etc.) but can save their measurement preferences for that particular category to display only items that fall within their own measurements.

Seems like it wouldn't be too difficult. You just have radio buttons with measurements that the buyer or seller would choose. So, for Chest Sizes in shirting or outerwear, you would have 7 different size buttons to choose for that item. I imagine it would look like this:

Chest Size
[radio button] 36 inches and lower
[radio button] 36-38
[radio button[ 38-40
[radio button] 40-42
[radio button] 42-44
[radio button] 44-46
[radio button] 46 and up

Then do the same for the shoulder to shoulder measurements, shoulder hem to sleeve cluff, length of item, etc.

These measurements wouldn't have to be mandatory for the seller (it would be nice though), but it would at least help a buyer with a 42 chest to receive only listings that fit the measurements of a 42 sized shirt or jacket, rather than having to sift through a bunch of 36-38 sized shirts. And having measurements instead of tag sizes clears up the US/International sizing dilemma. Sure, everybody measures a little differently, but at least you're getting within the same ball park and once a buyer clicks on the link, usually the seller has more exact measurements listed in the sale anyway. Items like suits that have multiple pieces would have three different fields for the seller to work with (Jacket, vest/waistcoat, trousers) and mirrored for the buyer to be able to select from and then save to their personal preferences.

This will help buyers find exactly what they're looking for and help sellers move their stuff faster because the right people will be finding it.

Anyway, my two cents.
post #195 of 286
I wasn't going to complain, because every new layout requires getting used to. But.... But! I cannot open a "Reply to post", "Quote post" or "Reply to thread" in a new tab with a middle-button click. It just goes back to the thread page start. That is a feature I've used all the time. And I mean all the time. I'm sorry, I'm not a fan. If it works, don't fix it.
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