Classifieds shutdown

Discussion in 'Community Feedback' started by Clive, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    Lots of "bargain", adds at the moment ???
    New members too.
     
  2. Fuzzy

    Fuzzy Member

    Location:
    Bedfordshire
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    Another scam in classifieds ????
     
  3. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Location:
    Fen Edge
    It annoys me that we can't see the TFF username of the seller instead it says user id 343. This is not useful because he could be a new user but it might someone who I have dealt with on here before which would make me much more likely to deal with them again. Likewise if they know me from my TFF username they may be more (or less) likely to deal with number 401 or whatever.......
     
  4. 7610 super q

    7610 super q Member

    Location:
    Crapweathershire
    Ah, but the anonymity of being able to post an advert for potato trays, without the excruciating woodworm jokes is a joy to behold.:woot:
    And folks can flog that DB 1490, without embarrassment too....:bag::D
     
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  5. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Location:
    Fen Edge
    Also if I click on a section eg hedgecutters it says 17. i then click on it to view them and only 3 come up....
    Not including one i put on there!
     
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  6. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    Is it a genuine ?
    Looks more "iffy ", than ever?
     
  7. fergie35

    fergie35 Member

    Location:
    Oxfordshire
    Agreed. Seeing this alot.
     
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  8. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Location:
    Fen Edge
    And what happens when you message someone via classifieds? PM on here same as before? Done it to someone who hasn't replied but I don't know who the TFF'er is cos of stupid new number ID so I can't DM them directly:banghead:
     
  9. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield

    the numbers are for the ads that imported from the old system, new users ad a proper username


    Transition of systems is less than ideal and we did our best to bring over andy still relevant old systems content but all new ads going forward won't suffer the same issue
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2018
  10. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield

    same as any other online classifieds - they get your message via email or you have the option of calling them

    Connecting this to TFF usernames makes maintaining the forum very complex and expensive and creates opportunity for spammers plus a lot of people use the classifeds system that have no interest in the forum whatsoever

    We will have a unified login in the future but that's a while away

    at the end of the day this is all for free unless you are a dealer so adjust expectations accordingly to what's technically possible / affordable for us please. I think its miles better than any other Ag classifieds site and most importantly has vastly higher traffic levels - we had a guy email yesterday saying his machine sold in 3 hours of going live and he had had 18 phone calls about it already !
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2018
  11. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield

    use the report button - they get removed as soon as we are notified about them, its a useful new feature that we didn't have on the old system. Community policing of the fakes is the only way to deal with them
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2018
  12. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield

    This is now fixed and locations are showing correctly for all the listings I have just checked
     
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  13. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield
    when did you put your hedge cutter on there ? was it prior to the new system going live ? not everything imported well from the old system and if your ad is one of them @Jon S will be happy to redo it for you I'm sure
     
  14. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Location:
    Fen Edge
    Its on there when you scroll through the time line............
     
  15. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Location:
    Fen Edge
    Easy grumpy, you were the one asking for feedback so I gave it. I have no idea how technology works so wouldn't have a clue about whats difficult or not.
     
  16. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield
    No intention to be grumpy so sorry if it comes across as such. I was just trying to explain the limitations we have to work under and that the transission from one system to another was never going to be ideal

    I appreciate the feedback and as in my post If you need help with anything specific any member of the team here would be more than happy to assist
     
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  17. Chris F

    Chris F Staff Member

    Interesting, as we also had lots of farmers say they didn't want their TFF account connected to a classifieds account, with real name, address, phone number and so on. As it removed the anonymity from TFF. We also needed the checks on Classifieds to try an identify fraudulent adverts better.

    However, I think there is a middle ground where we could add TFF username to the account form on Farm Classifieds and use this field when the thread is created on TFF - so then you could use the PM system as well. For users who are happy for their account to be connected. Problem was in the old system that the PM system didn't work in classifieds. People were missing alerts and so wasn't a solution either.

    Should have thought of this ourselves. Will speak to the developers on Monday and add it to the list. Seems relatively easy to me though.
     
  18. I’m just not finding the new layout user friendly.

    I either looked on distance nearest or newly listed.

    Can’t get to like it.:confused:(n)
     
  19. Chris F

    Chris F Staff Member

    You can do both those on the new system:

    Recent adverts (click the header near the bottom) - https://www.classifieds.farm/listings/recent/

    The distance part won't wok for a while as so few adverts in the old system had a postcode on them. As all adverts are renewed it will work better and better and you can now do distance or look on the map. Map element wasn't available in the old system.

    Mind you it easier for us as we have been looking at the new system for 5 months while developing it, so are more used to the features. Being able to save a search and get an alert when a new listing is placed for instance is one of the new features.
     
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  20. Fuzzy

    Fuzzy Member

    Location:
    Bedfordshire
    For the third time i report the following which looks like a scam to me.

    Address is shown as 83-84 Hampstead High Street....this looks more like USA and fake.

    ID 5645
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