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Started by jerryo, 04/09/2018 04:39PM
Posted 04/10/2018 10:59PM #30
I have been browsing thru the new website format for about 30 minutes now, I think I like it.
Posted 04/11/2018 02:07AM #31
Originally Posted by AstroMart

Set them the way you like em in

MY ACCOUNT

Herb

IT DOES NOT WORK HERB!!

REALLY IT IS NOT WORKING...  I HAVE TRIED CHANGING MY SETTINGS UNDER MY ACCOUNT->GENERAL->DISPLAY PREFERENCES->CLASSIFIED.  I TRIED UNCHECKING EVERYTHING EXCEPT PHOTO ICON, TITLE & PRICE.  I CANNOT GET THE PRICES TO SHOW IN THE CLASSIFIED LISTS.  THE COLUMN SEEMS TOO NARROW TO ALLOW SHOWING ANYTHING MUCH MORE THAN THE PHOTO AND THE TITLE OF THE CLASSIFIED AD.  ALSO THE PLACES UNDER MY ACCOUNT WHERE I CHOOSE A VALUE FROM A DROP-DOWN DOESN'T EVEN LET ME SEE THE NUMBER I'M CHOOSING!  IS THERE ANY WAY TO HIDE THE ADS ON THE RIGHT SIDE PANE OR ARE WE STUCK WITH THOSE PERMANENTLY NO MATTER WHAT WE DO?  REALLY THIS IS AWFUL.  PLEASE BRING BACK THE OLD WEB SITE.  GOOD GRIEF.

DAVE
Posted 04/11/2018 02:46AM #32
Dave,

   While you are correct, and the new page is really a horrid mess - you can get the prices into view, by "eliminating" some of the columns, in favour of the Price column.

   Unfortunately, unlike a typical Windows Folder, we can't "interchange column" (headings), to put the Price and Seller names closer to the item description.

   Do as I did - uncheck the Ratings column option in your choices, for one. Keep the seller's Name - most are long term members, and by now we know whom we can trust, by personality - based on previous web page ratings - which I believe we can still get by checking their account.
 So, that Ratings column is pretty much redundant.

   While this is a total snaffu, you can at least get the Price column into view,  until Herb resets to the CLASSIC page version.

   Of course, I am assuming you are using a "real PC" with a wide enough monitor, not a tiny screen on a  Mobile device (in which case subscribers are S.O.L. with the new page design, until major redesign is done.

Joe
Posted 04/11/2018 04:22AM | Edited 04/11/2018 04:22AM #33
Thanks Joe.
I'm using a Surface Pro, so maybe too small a device...

And sorry to everyone for the use of all caps in my last post.  I was quite disappointed and I wanted to make sure to make it clear the web site was not working well at all at least for some.  I will be patient and hope it gets better now.

Dave
Posted 04/11/2018 10:14AM #34
I finally was able to get the prices to display in a Classified list by hiding my Bookmarks which I normally display in a left pane in Firefox.  So it is nearly "tolerable" however there is still one very annoying defect:  When I include "Sold" items in the search, the "Sold" status no longer displays on any listed item.  I must open each item in the list to see whether it is already sold.  Is there any solution for this?  The new format still is a major step backward IMO.  Please keep working on it.  Suggestion:  When opening a list of Classified ads, hide the right-hand pane that shows the "Funding Members" and "Sponsors."    Just show them on the Home page and selected other pages.  Or at least give us the option to hide them in the Display Preferences.

Dave
Posted 04/11/2018 01:29PM | Edited 04/11/2018 01:30PM #35
Originally Posted by regulidae
I'm unhappy with the new format because I can't see the columns I need in the classified section, including especially the *price*...  No matter what I do I can't seem to get the price to appear.  The ads are taking up too much space on both sides...  Yuck.  Please go back to the old format.

Dave
Were there no Beta testers who use iPads? I find the new format to be very disapppointing on an iPad--- only a few columns in the classified listings can be seen because only 1/3 of the width of the page is available; the other two thirds are full of superfluous information. The only way to view a complete ad listing is to scroll across the screen. Otherwise price, date, poster, etc. is not viewable.  So another strong vote to return to the prior format or something similar. The current one is virtually unusable on an iPad.
Posted 04/11/2018 04:32PM #37
Originally Posted by Mikerot
Well, Astromart??

Well what? lol

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Posted 04/11/2018 08:09PM #38
Originally Posted by Greg Shaffer


Well what? lol
I'm having the same issues outlined earlier in the string, that is; small center screen with data limited to un-usability, columns selected in My Account don't seem to affect anything.

The "Well' was utilized as I hadn't seen a direct response to these issues.

Did I miss something along the way?
Posted 04/11/2018 08:49PM #39
Is is just me or did the default date ordering of the Classifieds just change?  Just looking at this link:  https://www.astromart.com/classifieds/astromart-classifieds/show there seems to be old stuff near the top.  I see one from 2010.  It wasn't like this before right?

-Matt