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add custom classified alerts

Started by utnuc, 01/25/2023 03:48AM
Posted 01/25/2023 03:48AM Opening Post
This is a page out of Slick Deals' playbook. (https://slickdeals.net/deal-alerts/)

Problem: I find myself incessantly refreshing the classifieds 10-20 times/day. I'm sure I'm not the only one. It would be nice to have the ability to create a custom alert when a matching item gets listed matching some search criteria. 

The process would look like this:

A user has an item he wants, so he creates a classified alert with the search string and matching Classifieds section. To prevent abuse and to not use too many resources, you could limit each user to say 3 classified alerts.

Each new for sale classified posting would be matched against each user's classified alert search strings. Any match would trigger an email that goes out to the user with a link to the relevant classified ad.

Although each post would trigger many searches, this could be optimized. Any increased server resources may be offset by fewer users who are hammer-refreshing all day long.
Posted 01/25/2023 05:49PM #1
Yes. A notification or message to one's phone might be nice when someone responds to your wanted or for sale classified. This might not cost Astromart anything, if the person placing this advertisement would pay a small fee for this option at the time of the advertisement placement.
Posted 01/25/2023 10:09PM #2
Originally Posted by Laurence Behney
Yes. A notification or message to one's phone might be nice when someone responds to your wanted or for sale classified. This might not cost Astromart anything, if the person placing this advertisement would pay a small fee for this option at the time of the advertisement placement.

If you have email setup on your phone then you should already be getting notices when someone responds to your ads.....

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Posted 01/25/2023 11:53PM #3
Thanks for letting me know. If I were to allow my phone to ping every time I received an email, I would never get a rest. Is there a way to set the email so that only Astromart classified alerts to my email would create a ping?
Posted 01/26/2023 07:22PM #4
Originally Posted by Laurence Behney
Thanks for letting me know. If I were to allow my phone to ping every time I received an email, I would never get a rest. Is there a way to set the email so that only Astromart classified alerts to my email would create a ping?

That would be something specific to your phone....I know mine either pings on all emails or none, no other options.

20" MidnighTelescopes f/5
8" f/16 Muffoletto Achro
Meade 6" AR6 f/8.0 Achro
Celestron C11
Parallax PI250 10" F/5 Newt
Vixen FL102S,NA140SS,R200SS
80mm Stellarvue Nighthawk with WO APOupgrade lens, 90mm f/16.67 Parallax Achro
LXD75/LX200, Mini-tower, GP-DX, CG5 ASGT, LXD650, GM-8, G11, GM-100, GM-150EX, GM-200 and a Gemini G40
4" portable AP convertable 44" or 70" pier
Stellarvue M7 Alt-Az, TSL7 Pier/Tripod
12.5" f/5 MidnighTelescopes DOB Swayze optics
Monroe GA