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icon3.gif  Availability options [message #18356] Sun, 26 September 2010 08:19 UTC Go to next message
avatar jvo  is currently offline jvo
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Option combination[ 10 vote(s) ]
1.Keep as it is 0 / 0%
2.Combine options 10 / 100%



I want to suggest to combine these two options:
1a. Only for myself
1b. Available to all
2a. Show only
2b. Show and allow ordering

Into:
3a. Private
3b. Public, show only
3c. Public, show and allow ordering

The current option set allows 2x2=4 different settings, but with only 3 unique results. That's why I propose to merge them into a single option with 3 settings. Besides that it's a little confusing that while you select "Only for myself" you still have to choose whether you just want to show your model to everybody or whether you want to show it and allow ordering.

Besides that, I always want to check the printed model myself before I allow ordering. Just to make sure things work the way they should. Right now the option defaults when uploading are to show and allow ordering. I understand this helps filling the public model database, but up to now I have always selected private mode when uploading. And this seems a more logical default value to me.

[Updated on: Sun, 26 September 2010 08:22 UTC]

Re: Availability options [message #18357 is a reply to message #18356 ] Sun, 26 September 2010 08:24 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar jvo  is currently offline jvo
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Default option[ 9 vote(s) ]
1.Available to all, show and allow ordering (current) 0 / 0%
2.Available to all, show only 3 / 33%
3.Only for myself 6 / 67%



A little poll on the default option when uploading a new model.

[Updated on: Sun, 26 September 2010 08:25 UTC]

Re: Availability options [message #18494 is a reply to message #18357 ] Tue, 28 September 2010 16:02 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar bartv  is currently offline bartv
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Yes, I guess we could improve that a bit. You did miss an option though: 'hidden' - with this option you'll generate a 'private' URL for your model that you can send to your client, so that only he or she can order the model. It won't show up in any gallery or search.

I've forwarded your suggestion, thanks!

Bart

[Updated on: Tue, 28 September 2010 16:02 UTC]


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Re: Availability options [message #18496 is a reply to message #18356 ] Tue, 28 September 2010 16:36 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Also the option of model availability. If you could combine it into one set of options, perhaps check boxes.


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Re: Availability options [message #18536 is a reply to message #18356 ] Wed, 29 September 2010 09:11 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar virtox  is currently offline virtox
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The current options don't seem very clear..
And they don't allow a "hidden" but not orderable model.

How about a slight adjustment, the select box:

private (only me)
hidden (direct link)
public (listed in galleries)
section (only list model in shop section if defined)

And two checkboxes:
[ ] orderable
[ ] downloadable


Cheers,

Stijn

[Updated on: Wed, 29 September 2010 09:12 UTC]


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Re: Availability options [message #18541 is a reply to message #18356 ] Wed, 29 September 2010 12:17 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Why do we need private and hidden? How about one, with a url. It's private until you share that url.


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Re: Availability options [message #18551 is a reply to message #18541 ] Wed, 29 September 2010 14:27 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You might wish to update a private model and not want a customer with the secret link accessing it.



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Re: Availability options [message #20574 is a reply to message #18551 ] Tue, 16 November 2010 13:04 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar artificial  is currently offline artificial
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I am confused by what the "available to all" check box means under Model availability. If I check it then what? If it's not checked, but I've chosen show and allow ordering, then what's the difference?
Re: Availability options [message #20584 is a reply to message #20574 ] Tue, 16 November 2010 17:48 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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a. Private
b. Hidden, need URL, and is order able
c. Public, show only
d. Public, show and allow ordering

I think it would get to much if we spit b into 2. If hidden it is always order able. anyone you give URL to should know better then to order if there is a note in description saying(WARNING NOT TESTED)

A tested in box would be a nice informative option to let customers know if you have tested it or not. This being completely to the discretion of the shop. It shows tested if you select it, it shows nothing if you don't.


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Re: Availability options [message #20905 is a reply to message #20584 ] Thu, 25 November 2010 09:39 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar foonle  is currently offline foonle
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Hi, I'm new here and also a little confused.

Could someone please confirm that if I set Model Availability to ''Only for Myself" then nobody else can view my model, even if I set Model View State to "Show and Allow Ordering"?

Does the 'view of this product' count = my own views or does this show that someone else has viewed it?

Also, if I change the Model View State to "Hidden' then the price of the product appears on the My Designs page. Why is this? It's still hidden right?
Re: Availability options [message #20909 is a reply to message #20905 ] Thu, 25 November 2010 11:43 UTC Go to previous message
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page view has no memmory and will count you every time you click on it.


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