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Discussion in 'Our Community' started by Stuart, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. Stuart

    Stuart Site Admin Staff Member

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    So on hearing feedback from everyone in the forums and via PMs, I have decided that there is no longer a need to be a subscriber or power seller in order to advertise animals or items for sale.

    Tonight I'll make the changes to the forums permissions for folks to be able to advertise for free and then start on the process of refunding who has subscribed/upgraded their accounts Paypal payment for the past 12 months.

    The classified forums/platform are still a work in process and while there have been a few options, I haven't decided on a platform that would be suitable.
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    In addition to this, members will have the ability to manage their own threads (edit/remove) once an item has sold.
     
  2. Pauls_Pythons

    Pauls_Pythons Subscriber Subscriber Power Seller

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    So long as this is sustainable Stu.
    No good for anyone have the ability to post free sale ads if the site goes under because there isn't enough sponsorship to support it.
     
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    Scutellatus Well-Known Member

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    Maybe some sort of donations section needs to be added with a message for sellers in particular that may like to donate after a sale is made.
     
  4. Foozil

    Foozil Well-Known Member

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    Good idea.
     
  5. Stuart

    Stuart Site Admin Staff Member

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    Thanks @Pauls_Pythons , its a good point and its something I will have to keep an eye on. Without specifics, the site costs more than a couple of grand a year to run so every little bit helps.

    An update on refunds, I have managed to do the past 6 months and have run into an issue with how paypal manages refunds which I will look into. Apologies for the delay to those affected, it will come through soon
     
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    Pauls_Pythons Subscriber Subscriber Power Seller

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    Or use of a similar set up to reptile classifieds where people pay to keep their ads at the top of a page. (Premium ads)
     
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    Bl69aze Very Well-Known Member

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    I think a good idea I have seen is a lock,
    I.E 100 NON Farmed posts
    Or a fee to be a seller if you don’t have 100posts.

    Sure this won’t keep them allaway, but it will dissuade most scammers as they have to pay money


    Could also add a “vip”rank that costs money that can bump your post to the top permanently/sticky untill sold
     
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    Foozil Well-Known Member

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    Can someone please fill me in on the APS classifieds idea? Haven't heard of it until now. Just curious. But it sounds good!
     
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    Scutellatus Well-Known Member

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    I think Stuart has all the details covered in the first post.
     
  10. Foozil

    Foozil Well-Known Member

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    So its pretty much just going to be an update to the marketplace? Sorry for the probably obvious question, just trying to understand this a bit better.
     
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    MANNING MANNING Subscriber

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    Literally just posted this;)
    No problem
     
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    MANNING MANNING Subscriber

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    Haha. I hit 'post reply' and then home.
    By that time you'd quoted/replied..
    Just saying your quick :)
     
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    Ah ok. Another quick reply :p
     
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    krusty Almost Legendary

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    Thank God,Now I know what is going on haven't been on for a bit and just got the email saying I have received a full refund from Aussie Pythons and i thought o no has the site shut down,i hope not.
     
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    Hey Mate, I've just checked my PayPal account and the monies been reversed. I should have jumped on this as soon as I first seen the post.
    I haven't and probably won't ever have anything to sell here and wasn't the reason I upgraded the account.
    I appreciate the refund but the money went to a better cause.
     
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    Can't remember when I upgraded, but if my account falls into the refund category, Stuart, don't refund mine please.
     
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    Murph_BTK Well-Known Member

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    Well i am more than happy to contribute to keeping this Forum ticking along. i might advertise some of my animals i might be moving on , so if that's case if there is to be a kitty fund i will donate some of my money from the sale to it as i wouldn't have been able to if the marketplace wasn't made free :)
     
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