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post #391 of 546
hire the people that made this forum:
http://forum.dlang.org/
holy crap that forum is FAST. Really. Damn. Fast.

apparently the code is available here under an open license:
https://github.com/CyberShadow/DFeed
post #392 of 546
This may come across as completely wanky, but here goes..

Is anyone else tired of seeing the same crappy ads at the top of the for sale forums? I know the sellers are completely in their rights to sell their products here, but how would a pricing or quality division work? I want to look at quality for sale products such as JL shoes, RLPL suits and IWC watches, not 30+ Pairs of Cufflinks $9, thrifted pleated pants and 1980 tweed jackets.
post #393 of 546
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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post

Is anyone else tired of seeing the same crappy ads at the top of the for sale forums?

Old B&S was for people to put up items realistically priced to encourage a shortish-term sale. Sellers would aim to have items up on a Friday or Saturday, most items sold by the early part of the next week, and shipped out by the end of the week. This encouraged sellers to list stock as they could rely on a prompt sale; buyers flocked as the pricing was realistic and turnover decent. A degree of competition for both sellers and buyers helped everyone. Nowadays, it's a long-term advertising space for a couple of small businesses, and private sellers with unrealistic pricing. On a weekend, the constant bumping puts a new thread off the first page of 50 threads in six hours.

As well as B&S rule changes, it could be there's been a significant change to the stock availability, or to the buyer and seller demographic. The growth of retailers such as Mr Porter probably changes B&S as well. Either way, these days it doesn't seem worth the trouble for a seller to list items, or for a prospective buyer to check listings.

End free bumps, and limit sellers to three threads? The current many-threads format encourages sellers to list as many threads as possible, to drown out competitors who then respond likewise. Why have one thread offering Ties - Drakes RLPL Marinella Paul Stuart when you can have four threads?
post #394 of 546
Recent photos.. come on. Get rid of this already.

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post #395 of 546
This is essentially what I was trying to articulate. 100% spot on!
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Originally Posted by RJE View Post

Old B&S was for people to put up items realistically priced to encourage a shortish-term sale. Sellers would aim to have items up on a Friday or Saturday, most items sold by the early part of the next week, and shipped out by the end of the week. This encouraged sellers to list stock as they could rely on a prompt sale; buyers flocked as the pricing was realistic and turnover decent. A degree of competition for both sellers and buyers helped everyone. Nowadays, it's a long-term advertising space for a couple of small businesses, and private sellers with unrealistic pricing. On a weekend, the constant bumping puts a new thread off the first page of 50 threads in six hours.
As well as B&S rule changes, it could be there's been a significant change to the stock availability, or to the buyer and seller demographic. The growth of retailers such as Mr Porter probably changes B&S as well. Either way, these days it doesn't seem worth the trouble for a seller to list items, or for a prospective buyer to check listings.
End free bumps, and limit sellers to three threads? The current many-threads format encourages sellers to list as many threads as possible, to drown out competitors who then respond likewise. Why have one thread offering Ties - Drakes RLPL Marinella Paul Stuart when you can have four threads?
post #396 of 546
Can we PLEASE get the god forsaken New Posts button back already?
post #397 of 546
Here's something that would be useful: Being able to add more than one image at a time without having to hit the damn image button every time. Something like a multiple image uploader.
post #398 of 546
^Seconded. Also, I'm sure this has been discussed, but how about being able to search for a specific post in a thread by username? Would be useful.
post #399 of 546
how about ability to block a thread from latest updates? i don't want to hear about new season of breaking bad :-(
post #400 of 546
Right now 'Tweedy' has the top 8 threads - all of which are horrendous 'vintage' items that look like they've been plucked from a morgue in the english countryside.
post #401 of 546
will the daily post count ratio be reimplemented?
post #402 of 546
What's the status of a mobile-friendly version?

Navigating on my iPhone is a chore with the current set-up.
post #403 of 546
Do you use tapatalk?
post #404 of 546
I do not. $2.99?
post #405 of 546
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Originally Posted by CosmeDaniel View Post

I do not. $2.99?

yeah you have to pay, it is worth it IMO.

I started a thread to see if anyone would be interested in an app I was considering writing for sf, before tapatalk was supported, but I didn't follow through because of tapatalk.
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