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Shop Categories improvement [message #30152] Sun, 03 July 2011 16:25 UTC Go to next message
avatar Magic  is currently offline Magic
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Hi all,

Shop categories are great to navigate in the shops, but it is perhaps time to improve them a little bit.
On my side, I see 4 possible improvements, so here are my suggestions:

1) be able to rename a shop category. Currently you have to erase it, recreate one and re-categorize your objects (well, it is more handy the create a new one, re-categorize the models filtered by the old category and then erase the ald category).

2) I would like to be able to order the shop categories. Currently it is impossible to re-order the categories: the latest one is the last one. So if you want the category that you just created to be first one that's "easy": just erase all the others, create the new one and recreate all the previous ones.

Note that this is two point also apply to the pictures in the model description: currently there is no way to rename them or to change the order.

3) I would like to create sub-categories. Example in the "Dice" category, I would like to have the "Unsual Numbering" sub-category.

4) When I select one category, instead of seeing on the right column all the categories wherever I am in my shop, I would like to see only the categories that apply to my current selection (would work well for the sub-categories, but not only). If you want to select a new category that does not apply to the current category, just use the back option. Ex: I am navigating the Dice category, there is no point showing me the Ceramic category on the right, I want only to see the other categories my dice belong to (ex: sub-categories like "Unusual Numbering" but also other categories like "New" etc.). If I want to see "Ceramics" models, I would have to go back to the shop main page. This is even more powerful than sub-categories (and probably easier to implement). Because you can navigate in different ways: for instance "Train Shop > 1/144 scale > Bridges" or "Train Shop > Bridges > 1/144 scale"

Thanks for your attention.

[Updated on: Mon, 04 July 2011 05:39 UTC]


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Re: Shop Categories improvement [message #30154 is a reply to message #30152 ] Sun, 03 July 2011 17:24 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar virtox  is currently offline virtox
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+1 for all points

And might I be so bold as to repeat add a request for a "rich description" per shop section.

Thanks!


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Re: Shop Categories improvement [message #30161 is a reply to message #30154 ] Mon, 04 July 2011 05:10 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar mctrivia  is currently offline mctrivia
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sub categories do kind of exist.

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/propmodule?section=Specialty[Data]

will go to all my data dice

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/propmodule?section=Specialty

will show all dice categorised as a one of the specialty dice no mater which type even though i did not define this as a type.

I do think there should be a rename option. I have asked for a few categories to be renamed because it would take hours by the method magic suggested as possible now.


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Re: Shop Categories improvement [message #30246 is a reply to message #30161 ] Tue, 05 July 2011 21:00 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Magic  is currently offline Magic
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@Virtox: rich descriptions for shop section are now (somehow) available. Check this thread.


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