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Development => Plugins => Topic started by: Aficionado on August 29, 2013, 02:05:57 pm

Title: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: Aficionado on August 29, 2013, 02:05:57 pm
Could some kind gentleman make a plugin for 3.2 so users can simply REPOST their expired ads themselves ?

Thanks

Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: plesk on August 31, 2013, 03:28:02 am
+1
Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: mmcsus on September 01, 2013, 12:28:11 am
Hi Aficionado,

I post some ads for certain companies on CL and this feature is a must have.

So, I will take a look and see what I can come up with.

Let's hope other plugin developers will chime in.

David
Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: Gilden on September 01, 2013, 06:07:49 am
I was thinking of doing this. Maybe next week I could start on it.
Any special ideas David?
Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: dev101 on September 01, 2013, 10:48:53 am
Hi Gilden,

very nice from you! I have couple of ideas:

1) User must not be able to re-publish (extend) the ad before the expiration date&time has been reached. This is in order to avoid constant daily renewals (system abuse) and uneccessery 'spamming'.

2) If not too complicated, renewed ad should be counted as a new published ad (value added to the total number of already published ads and than that number substracted from total amount of allowed ads per, say, month) (edit: this step is redundant). I hope this will not affect this plugin, say if in a future Osclass gets an update with options for basic and premium users (different amount of ads per month to avoid spamming/flooding the ads sections).

Thanks!
dev101
Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: Aficionado on September 01, 2013, 02:54:55 pm
I would like to add that the ADMIN should also be able to REPOST an ad (or multiple ads) somehow.

And a decision should be made if a Reposted ad is NEW or Reposted.

Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: Gilden on September 01, 2013, 06:31:08 pm
@dev101: I agree with you on item 1), but I don't think it makes sense to count the republished item as new. You can use the published date, modified date and expiration date for your item, and you can then re-order in the way that suits your needs.
Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: dev101 on September 02, 2013, 02:45:46 am
Gilden, you might have a point there, I just don't wish spammers abusing the generous system (something usually seen on popular sites).
Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: Gilden on September 02, 2013, 03:50:26 am
I don't think this will help spammers. I was thinking of making the item's date "extendable" as soon as the email is sent, or a few days before, or even only after it expires.
Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: Aficionado on September 13, 2013, 10:34:16 pm
Any one doing this ?

Any information about it ?


 ;D
Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: Gilden on September 14, 2013, 01:21:00 am
Any one doing this ?
Any information about it ?
 ;D

I started thinking about it, but... no time for more yet.
Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: mmcsus on September 14, 2013, 05:00:04 am
Hi Gilden,

My thoughts:

The opportunity to repost (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=repost) an ad is not presented until the ad has moved to the second page. (Reposted on top)

Some members do not use pagination so in their case you would need to count how far the ad is down the list.

Of course the member could charge a premium for this but then it becomes more complicated.


David
Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: Gilden on September 14, 2013, 06:26:06 pm
Why not stick by a date?
The ad could be reposted when it is in the final days of the "countdown".

An example: the ad is posted for 60 days.
A warning is sent to the user 5 days before that deadline (which means after 55 days of publication).
During those 5 days, the user can extend the expiration date, but the ad is still shown.
After the 5 days, the ad will not be shown anymore.

I thought about that because all those are configurable in the admin panel.
Am I missing something or overlooking some aspect?
Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: dev101 on September 15, 2013, 04:49:05 am
@ mmcsus

How to scientificly define a 'second page' interval ? Different admins will have different pagination settings, which again heavily rely on new ad frequency.

Date is way to go.
Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: mmcsus on September 15, 2013, 06:48:47 am
Hi all,

I was asked by the member "Gilden" what I thought.

So I expressed my thoughts.

My thoughts were only in passing and not something I gave a lot of thought too.

I do much research on our subject and I do not take it lightly.

If you would like to see a classified site that makes more money than you could ever dream of see the following.

No, this is not an Osclass site but may give members some ideas.

They give one free ad then charge there after.

They are very well known by millions of people in South East Texas.

Just take a look --> southeasttexas.com (http://southeasttexas.com)

David
Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: Gilden on September 15, 2013, 11:37:52 am
I welcome your thoughts David, I just thought it would be easier or make more sense using the dates to calculate that.
On the site you mentioned, why does it work so well that way?
Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: mmcsus on September 15, 2013, 04:44:59 pm
Hi Gilden,

Quote
On the site you mentioned, why does it work so well that way?

Well, it's a long story but I will try and make it short.

Here in America it's all about "giving". (Hence the holiday "Thanksgiving")

Example:

For exercise I go to the local high school and hit golf balls.

I enjoy listening to the high school band on Friday nights from a distance. (several blocks away)

The next morning I go to get my exercise and find trash that people has left the night before.

So, instead of getting my exercise from golf balls I pick up the trash. (giving back)

Here lately it's been a little much for me because the high school field is many hectares in size.

"why does it work so well" Because they give back to their community and they are much respected for it.

David
Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: Gilden on September 15, 2013, 05:09:26 pm
I think I got your point, and it makes sense (at least in countries that are about giving).
Here it would not work that well. People would instead register dozens of email accounts to be able to publish everything free.
Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: Aficionado on September 17, 2013, 11:23:13 pm
Maybe it is a good idea also that the this plugin will support also the Ad Duration selection when an ad is posted.


Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: yooads on September 20, 2013, 06:44:35 pm
My suggestion is that the "repost" action shoul bring the ad in front on the list (like a new ad). And that option should be available as premium option (to avoid spam) and should be available 1 time per 24 hours.
So, if 24 hours pased since you post or reposted your ad, you can repost-it again to bring it in front of the list, for a specified amount of money.
For example, if a premium ad fee is $1 for 7 days, a repost could be $0.10.
Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: bettyb_87 on September 23, 2013, 04:11:07 am
Hi  :)
I can contribute just with my modest opinion and suggestions  ::)
I think that the ideas are great but maybe there is material for two different plugins:
1) the first to give to the users the possibility to repost their ads. It helps because while the ads of the inactive users have to be inactivated, the more active users could just click a link to repost.
2) the second should be a sort of bump plugin, giving limited bumps per day to each user (it would be supercool if the users were able to buy other bumps  ::) maybe in the future?)
Said that I obviously have no idea of how to make this and either if this is even possible, but would be great anyway  ;D
Sorry again for bad English and be patient for the dreaming but here in Italy it's 2.10 AM  ;D
Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: Aficionado on September 23, 2013, 04:53:57 pm
Right now i have some hundreds of ads and a lot of users waiting for a REPOST solution.

They are emailing me daily to ask how to.

Osclass maybe a great classifieds script BUT it FAILS to some fundamental areas, while the devs add Exotic new functions that nobody cares.

 :'(
Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: serjuc11111 on September 24, 2013, 01:08:51 pm
Right now i have some hundreds of ads and a lot of users waiting for a REPOST solution.

They are emailing me daily to ask how to.

Osclass maybe a great classifieds script BUT it FAILS to some fundamental areas, while the devs add Exotic new functions that nobody cares.

 :'(

agree with u!so many problems and fundamental plugins can'be found!every week i see "new plugins"..should focus on core plugins first and then design and plug-ins do not necessarily need! Repost ads is a must plugin taht an advertising site may not work! but we have not yet ...!
Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: Aficionado on September 30, 2013, 06:45:31 pm

agree with u!so many problems and fundamental plugins can'be found!every week i see "new plugins"..should focus on core plugins first and then design and plug-ins do not necessarily need! Repost ads is a must plugin taht an advertising site may not work! but we have not yet ...!

To be honest i'm greatly dissapointed by Osclass right now. Makes our life hard and our monetization from the website difficult.

Still why Reposting is still an issue,  is beyond me. I simply don't get it. I manage classifieds websites for many years, and i haven't seen such missing functions.

 
Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: garciademarina on September 30, 2013, 07:10:32 pm
Hi!

@Aficionado, @serjuc11111,

 We try to add these features that users want, at least we try our best. With osclass.uservoice.com we try to listen all the request from our community, and to be honest, most of the new functionalities has been added because was the most rated ideas.

If there are missing features we will try to add them... re post expired listings for frontend users it's still not usable and we will fix this for next releases.

We need to continue improving of course, we try hard!

PS: What you need  it's not what everyone need, but we listen to any missing improvements or features.
Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: Aficionado on September 30, 2013, 07:16:09 pm

PS: What you need  it's not what everyone need, but we listen to any missing improvements or features.

Still i have yet to see a classifieds script without a Repost of an expired ad function. And i have seen and used each and every script, php or ASP/NET.

This is a basic function. Very basic.

Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: garciademarina on September 30, 2013, 07:24:29 pm
Hi,

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...but we listen to any missing improvements or features.  ;)

We will implement re post (expired ads) for the next major release 3.4.

Regards

Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: serjuc11111 on September 30, 2013, 11:35:21 pm
hope that plugin will works with modern theme too!lot of people still using modern theme!
bender theme is to difficult to edit !
Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: Aficionado on October 01, 2013, 01:04:27 pm

 We try to add these features that users want, at least we try our best. With osclass.uservoice.com we try to listen all the request from our community, and to be honest, most of the new functionalities has been added because was the most rated ideas.


Uservoice is an extremely POOR way to collect information about what your followers want. Extremely Poor.

Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: serjuc11111 on October 23, 2013, 05:16:39 pm
Repost ads must have priority,my opinion!AAM is no longer updated...
Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: Aficionado on October 23, 2013, 05:50:44 pm
Repost ads must have priority,my opinion!AAM is no longer updated...

Well, let's make 1000 fake accounts using the pathetic Uservoice, and vote for it.

Apparently we have no other way to do it.

 ;)
Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: trains58554 on October 23, 2013, 06:21:49 pm
Repost ads must have priority,my opinion!AAM is no longer updated...

AAM is not dead I just have not had time to work on the update.

Jay
Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: byteGator on October 23, 2013, 07:21:06 pm

 We try to add these features that users want, at least we try our best. With osclass.uservoice.com we try to listen all the request from our community, and to be honest, most of the new functionalities has been added because was the most rated ideas.


Uservoice is an extremely POOR way to collect information about what your followers want. Extremely Poor.

YES... agree !
Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: trains58554 on October 23, 2013, 08:44:48 pm

 We try to add these features that users want, at least we try our best. With osclass.uservoice.com we try to listen all the request from our community, and to be honest, most of the new functionalities has been added because was the most rated ideas.


Uservoice is an extremely POOR way to collect information about what your followers want. Extremely Poor.

YES... agree !

Do you guys have any suggestions as to how they could better find out about ideas that users want? I am sure Osclass is open to any ideas that would make it easier to collect info.

I do have to say though uservoice is much better than having a board in the forum as it is much easier to sort though ideas.

Jay
Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: byteGator on October 23, 2013, 08:52:57 pm

 We try to add these features that users want, at least we try our best. With osclass.uservoice.com we try to listen all the request from our community, and to be honest, most of the new functionalities has been added because was the most rated ideas.


Uservoice is an extremely POOR way to collect information about what your followers want. Extremely Poor.

YES... agree !

Do you guys have any suggestions as to how they could better find out about ideas that users want? I am sure Osclass is open to any ideas that would make it easier to collect info.

I do have to say though uservoice is much better than having a board in the forum as it is much easier to sort though ideas.

Jay

User voice got input from many people. We don't know if these people really use / understand osclass.
If team want to hear true voice, then the ideas must be filtered. I think the best ideas come from people who use osclass and their site is running. This people know what he need to improve his site.
Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: Aficionado on October 23, 2013, 08:56:03 pm


Do you guys have any suggestions as to how they could better find out about ideas that users want? I am sure Osclass is open to any ideas that would make it easier to collect info.

I do have to say though uservoice is much better than having a board in the forum as it is much easier to sort though ideas.

Jay

So basically you say that (for example) YOU and ME (that are contributing here, have the same vote power as somebody that just make an account at uservoice and writes something.

Who are those users that vote at Uservoice ? What is their experience with osclass ? Why not make 10 accounts and fake some votes ?

Also i hate to be forced to make 10 accounts just to participate to a script. An account here, an account at uservoice, an account to github.


Title: Re: Ad Repost Plugin for 3.2
Post by: ala on April 08, 2019, 03:21:32 am
Hi,

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...but we listen to any missing improvements or features.  ;)

We will implement re post (expired ads) for the next major release 3.4.

Regards

still don't see this feature