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Buying other peoples stuff [message #1634] Mon, 20 October 2008 01:15 UTC Go to next message
avatar bvicarious  is currently offline bvicarious
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If you order a print of someone else's object, does it inform that user that someone bought it? I think this would be a nice feature and add to the openness of the site, to know how much demand there is for a particular thing.

While I'm throwing out suggestions, I'd also like to see the number of comments an object has from the gallery/my designs pages - and a notification of any new comments for the user if someone left one on one of their objects.

-bryan
Re: Buying other peoples stuff [message #1636 is a reply to message #1634 ] Mon, 20 October 2008 09:40 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar joris  is currently offline joris
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bvicarious,

we are working on something like that at the moment. To tell people what is popular.

But, would you like to be the one to see it? Or would you like to show it to everyone?

Where would you like to see the number of comments appear? In your my designs page?

I really like the notification thing, I'll see if we can make that for you.

Joris
Re: Buying other peoples stuff [message #1644 is a reply to message #1634 ] Mon, 20 October 2008 15:51 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Whystler  is currently offline Whystler
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I would prefer to know privately, the number of sales my object has had.

Since I would also like to see a situation where we can place a small markup on our objects (even just $1), and therefore would start to derive income from the objects, I would prefer any competitors out there not to see how popular my objects are.

It sounds kind of crappy yes, but we are small and cooperative right now. When the Anshe Chungs of the world come here (and they will), then I will feel the need to protect any popularity I may have aquired.

-Whystler


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Re: Buying other peoples stuff [message #1646 is a reply to message #1636 ] Mon, 20 October 2008 16:02 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar bvicarious  is currently offline bvicarious
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I guess if the object is available for everyone to order, the names of people who ordered it should be available to all as well. If there are privacy concerns, maybe put the number of orders on the public page, and only the owner of the object can see the names. But really, I think the more open it is, the better for the community.


For the comments, on the gallery or my designs page it could simply be placed at the bottom:

[ Picture ]
Trackball Assembly
Date: 19 Oct 2008
Rating:( X X X X x )(4)
Comments: 2 (1 New!)


I have 6 pages of objects on my designs page, so clicking through each one to see if I got any new comments would be annoying. If you are familiar with flickr.com, they display a list of recent activity when you log in.

It could be as simple as putting something like this:

(10/19)
* Joris commented on Trackball Assembly
* andre.bois commented on Mama Ghost

with the user name and object name linked to the respective pages, between "My Designs" and "My Favorites"
Re: Buying other peoples stuff [message #1669 is a reply to message #1646 ] Tue, 21 October 2008 23:11 UTC Go to previous message
avatar pete  is currently offline pete
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Good idea, thanks!

We will add it to our list of improvements.

Keep m coming!

Peter

 
   
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