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 Author: Adjour View Messages Posted By Adjour
 Posted: Dec 9, 2018 21:29
 Subject: Re: M tron and our terrible search engine
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In Suggestions, randyf writes:
  In Suggestions, randyf writes:
  Well the first thing to do would be to standardize the term "M:Tron" in the entire
catalog so that the searches were more consistent. Thus, all of the items that
currently come up with a search for "mtron" should have "M:Tron" in their names
instead of "MTron". That would go a long way towards solving this first problem.

I will submit change requests to get this started.

All of the item names in the catalog with any reference to M:Tron have been standardized
to "M:Tron".

If you run a search for "m:tron" or "m tron" now, you will get all of the results
in the catalog. However, if you run a search for "mtron" now, you will get no
results. This is not ideal, but at least the searches are not inconsistent. Hopefully
what the volunteer admin team was able to accomplish here can help you and others
for now. Anything beyond this solution will need assistance from the BrickLink
development team.

Cheers,
Randy

Fantastic I restore a tons of that particular theme and I'm happy for
the help and how quickly this was handled. Thank you again
 Author: lda View Messages Posted By lda
 Posted: Dec 9, 2018 14:09
 Subject: Re: details in "Confirm store selection"
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Hi mockingbird, thanks for your message.

In Suggestions, mockingbird writes:
  In Suggestions, lda writes:

  I face 2 main problems :
1) And during my check, they are not available for other people.ou

I don't think that is what is happening. Items in a cart can still be bought
by another user.
If that happens you will get a message when you view the cart.

Do you talk about some numbers written in red as "(5)" in cart ? If so, thanks
for the information!

  
  2) When I need huge amount of parts ( ~3000 ), during the store selection I don't
find the information of how many required parts a store have for me.


  -- In the tag "Buy", could the column "Item count" of the stores list counts
only the availables parts I need ? ( if store has parts ID 3001 x4000, but I
need x26, do not count 4000 but 26). (picture "buy wanted list")

On the left side of the screen you can select to see the wanted items instead
of the wanted lists. If you then select the store by clicking on the row (not
on the store name), you will see which items and how many the store has.

Yes you're right, but with a column for it we can sort by availability of
required parts instead of checking each store.
Using the sort, I prefer to know quickly which store has the most parts of my
list instead of know that a store has more parts than I need. Even more, I think
the current method distorts the result of the sort because I don't see use
cases where a buyer need to buy more parts than he wants. Or an other explanation
is that I've not understand the tool at all..
 Author: randyf View Messages Posted By randyf
 Posted: Dec 9, 2018 10:16
 Subject: Re: M tron and our terrible search engine
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In Suggestions, randyf writes:
  Well the first thing to do would be to standardize the term "M:Tron" in the entire
catalog so that the searches were more consistent. Thus, all of the items that
currently come up with a search for "mtron" should have "M:Tron" in their names
instead of "MTron". That would go a long way towards solving this first problem.

I will submit change requests to get this started.

All of the item names in the catalog with any reference to M:Tron have been standardized
to "M:Tron".

If you run a search for "m:tron" or "m tron" now, you will get all of the results
in the catalog. However, if you run a search for "mtron" now, you will get no
results. This is not ideal, but at least the searches are not inconsistent. Hopefully
what the volunteer admin team was able to accomplish here can help you and others
for now. Anything beyond this solution will need assistance from the BrickLink
development team.

Cheers,
Randy
 Author: mockingbird View Messages Posted By mockingbird
 Posted: Dec 9, 2018 09:53
 Subject: Re: details in "Confirm store selection"
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In Suggestions, lda writes:

  I face 2 main problems :
1) And during my check, they are not available for other people.ou

I don't think that is what is happening. Items in a cart can still be bought
by another user.
If that happens you will get a message when you view the cart.


  2) When I need huge amount of parts ( ~3000 ), during the store selection I don't
find the information of how many required parts a store have for me.


  -- In the tag "Buy", could the column "Item count" of the stores list counts
only the availables parts I need ? ( if store has parts ID 3001 x4000, but I
need x26, do not count 4000 but 26). (picture "buy wanted list")

On the left side of the screen you can select to see the wanted items instead
of the wanted lists. If you then select the store by clicking on the row (not
on the store name), you will see which items and how many the store has.
 Author: lda View Messages Posted By lda
 Posted: Dec 9, 2018 08:56
 Subject: details in "Confirm store selection"
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Hi,
In my opinion, during the selection of stores in the panel "buy", the information
on the windows "Confirm Store Selection" or "Edit Store Selection" are not sufficient.

I face 2 main problems :
1) Once I've finished to select sellers, I must create a cart to access the
"notes from seller".
In fact "new" or "used" are not enough detailled. For used parts, these notes
are important because some parts could be used in good condition, or used in
bad condition (for example "yellowed", or "scratched").
Furthermore, by creating carts, I book parts before be sure that their conditions
will fit my needs. And during my check, they are not available for other people.

-- I suggest to add the column "note from seller" in the windows "Confirm
Store Selection" and "Edit Store Selection" (picture "edit store")

2) When I need huge amount of parts ( ~3000 ), during the store selection I don't
find the information of how many required parts a store have for me.

-- In windows "Confirm Store Selection" or "Edit Store Selection", I would
appreciate to have the global value of "Total buying" parts in the current storen
near the total cost. (picture edit store)

-- In the tag "Buy", could the column "Item count" of the stores list counts
only the availables parts I need ? ( if store has parts ID 3001 x4000, but I
need x26, do not count 4000 but 26). (picture "buy wanted list")
 


 Author: Adjour View Messages Posted By Adjour
 Posted: Dec 8, 2018 19:28
 Subject: Re: M tron and our terrible search engine
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In Suggestions, randyf writes:
  In Suggestions, Adjour writes:
  Can we do anything about the fact that searching "mtron" and "m tron" bring up
different results?

Well the first thing to do would be to standardize the term "M:Tron" in the entire
catalog so that the searches were more consistent. Thus, all of the items that
currently come up with a search for "mtron" should have "M:Tron" in their names
instead of "MTron". That would go a long way towards solving this first problem.

I will submit change requests to get this started.

  Also the search engine doesn't recognize apostrophes. Like I can search "Emma
house" but "Emma's house" give me an error message.

This one has definitely always bothered me.

Cheers,
Randy

Sweet sauce. My sanity thanks you.
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
 Posted: Dec 8, 2018 18:51
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In Suggestions, randyf writes:
  In Suggestions, Adjour writes:
  Can we do anything about the fact that searching "mtron" and "m tron" bring up
different results?

Well the first thing to do would be to standardize the term "M:Tron" in the entire
catalog so that the searches were more consistent. Thus, all of the items that
currently come up with a search for "mtron" should have "M:Tron" in their names
instead of "MTron". That would go a long way towards solving this first problem.

I will submit change requests to get this started.

  Also the search engine doesn't recognize apostrophes. Like I can search "Emma
house" but "Emma's house" give me an error message.

This one has definitely always bothered me.

Cheers,
Randy

Me too.

I wish all punctuation was removed for searches. My claim to fame was getting
Palantir added to the Palantír entry. I failed to get non accented versions of
the names in FEB though.
 Author: randyf View Messages Posted By randyf
 Posted: Dec 8, 2018 18:41
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In Suggestions, Adjour writes:
  Can we do anything about the fact that searching "mtron" and "m tron" bring up
different results?

Well the first thing to do would be to standardize the term "M:Tron" in the entire
catalog so that the searches were more consistent. Thus, all of the items that
currently come up with a search for "mtron" should have "M:Tron" in their names
instead of "MTron". That would go a long way towards solving this first problem.

I will submit change requests to get this started.

  Also the search engine doesn't recognize apostrophes. Like I can search "Emma
house" but "Emma's house" give me an error message.

This one has definitely always bothered me.

Cheers,
Randy
 Author: Adjour View Messages Posted By Adjour
 Posted: Dec 8, 2018 15:42
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Can we do anything about the fact that searching "mtron" and "m tron" bring up
different results?


Also the search engine doesn't recognize apostrophes. Like I can search "Emma
house" but "Emma's house" give me an error message.

Thanks for the consideration.
 Author: Trickitty View Messages Posted By Trickitty
 Posted: Dec 8, 2018 14:29
 Subject: Want List: Sort prefs and image lightbox
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Apologies if either of these have been suggested before, they are huge frustrations
for me.

An annoyance I experience with the Want List main page is having to change the
Sort By from Newest to Alphabetically each and every time I visit the page. I
have over 30 lists and could care less when they were created, I just want to
quickly find the one I'm looking for. So, can the Sort order be permanently
saved or turned into an account preference?

Second, in almost every place that parts are listed on BL (including order details),
one can click on the image to see a bigger version in a lightbox modal... that
is, everywhere except for wanted lists. Please consider making the images there
also lightboxes, because it's cumbersome having to open item detail pages
just to get a better view.

Thank you.
 Author: bercik View Messages Posted By bercik
 Posted: Dec 6, 2018 04:44
 Subject: Re: OR option
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In Suggestions, Milko writes:
  So my idea is to add some kind of option that for every slot there is an "OR"
option - I select yellow brick 2x6 in blue but it will be fine too if theres
gonna be 2x yellow 2x3 bricks.

Yes, it would be perfect create multilevel alternatives between subsets of wanted
list.

It's useful for minifigs or combined parts, e.g. 50860c02 can be bought on
different ways:
50860c02 XOR (50860 AND (50859a XOR 50859b) AND 2x (50862c01 XOR (50861 AND 50862)).

It's useful for multiple variant of single parts, for example: 3794 XOR 3794a
XOR 3794b XOR 15573 in many projects is equivalent.

Maybe nested wanted list (wanted list as element of wanted list) with AND / XOR
relation between them?
 Author: Teup View Messages Posted By Teup
 Posted: Dec 5, 2018 07:22
 Subject: Re: Automatic price while listing items
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In Suggestions, EpicBigG writes:
  I hope bricklink sees this!

They do, but they won't do anything.
 Author: Andrsv View Messages Posted By Andrsv
 Posted: Dec 5, 2018 02:13
 Subject: Re: Automatic price while listing items
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In Suggestions, Rainey writes:
  I just bought a MacBook Pro and it is very fast! But it has got me wishing that
Bricklink had a seller feature that would automatically have the average price
(or what ever price you set it as) put in the box while adding items like brickOwl
does. I also love how brickOwl has the option to add the same part in multiple
colors at the same time and I really wish Bricklink had the same! I also like
it that if I posted a suggestion in the BrickOwl Forum for a new seller feature,
it would be done in a matter of a few minutes (most likely). I hope this seller
feature suggestion can be acted upon quickly and not years later to never.
Rainey

I agree 100% with everything you ask for!
 Author: Skylar2010 View Messages Posted By Skylar2010
 Posted: Dec 3, 2018 15:01
 Subject: Re: Home page - more stages shown
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In Suggestions, MidwestBrick writes:
  In Suggestions, MidwestBrick writes:
  Currently it says
Invoices
Shipments
Drove-thru

Would like to see
Orders
Invoiced
Paid
Packed
Shipped

Orders -- these need to be invoiced
Invoiced-- seller has sent the invoice
Paid --- buyer has paid
Packed-- seller has packed the order
Shipped -- seller has shipped the order, and can complete drive thru here
to move it out of the shipped bucket

Same for buyers. Not sure why everything was condensed to three options when
there are more stages than this and with IC, items move quickly through the stages
and skip some.

Thanks for the consideration.

Kind of surprised there is zero support or feedback on this. It can't
be just me whom dislikes having so many orders within the same bucket (Shipments)
when they have been paid for but not packed or they are packed and ready to print
the shipping label. Personally, I don't pack an order then go print the
shipping info right afterwards. I, and I assume many others, pack all orders
or as many as they can get to, then go print all shipping labels at one time.

And then still show the orders that have been invoiced but a payment hasn't
come through yet. I think this is the most important one as a non-paid for order
can get buried quickly so it would be nice to see that you have an order you've
invoiced and check up on it without having to dig for it.

Yeah I can see why that idea makes sense especially for those who are dealing
with multiple orders at once. I am still too small for that to matter yet though
.But I am all for the idea of making things easier to find lol.
 Author: MidwestBrick View Messages Posted By MidwestBrick
 Posted: Dec 3, 2018 14:54
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In Suggestions, MidwestBrick writes:
  Currently it says
Invoices
Shipments
Drove-thru

Would like to see
Orders
Invoiced
Paid
Packed
Shipped

Orders -- these need to be invoiced
Invoiced-- seller has sent the invoice
Paid --- buyer has paid
Packed-- seller has packed the order
Shipped -- seller has shipped the order, and can complete drive thru here
to move it out of the shipped bucket

Same for buyers. Not sure why everything was condensed to three options when
there are more stages than this and with IC, items move quickly through the stages
and skip some.

Thanks for the consideration.

Kind of surprised there is zero support or feedback on this. It can't
be just me whom dislikes having so many orders within the same bucket (Shipments)
when they have been paid for but not packed or they are packed and ready to print
the shipping label. Personally, I don't pack an order then go print the
shipping info right afterwards. I, and I assume many others, pack all orders
or as many as they can get to, then go print all shipping labels at one time.

And then still show the orders that have been invoiced but a payment hasn't
come through yet. I think this is the most important one as a non-paid for order
can get buried quickly so it would be nice to see that you have an order you've
invoiced and check up on it without having to dig for it.
 Author: reuvenk_IL View Messages Posted By reuvenk_IL
 Posted: Dec 3, 2018 11:22
 Subject: Addresses in Israel - remove "district"
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Hello,

When entering my address in Israel on Bricklink, the site forces me to choose
a "district". Choices include Mehoz HaMerkaz, Mehoz Tel Aviv, etc.

These are not part of our address in Israel, but rather are used only in the
court system.

Please remove this field from addresses in Israel. I fear that it might create
confusion in the postal service and also among new buyers.

Thank you,
-Reuven
 Author: oswaldzachary View Messages Posted By oswaldzachary
 Posted: Dec 2, 2018 16:44
 Subject: Re: Share Wanted List Feature
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In Suggestions, LaineeP writes:
  In Suggestions, oswaldzachary writes:
  Just wondering about the share wanted list feature that's coming soon...
Will I be able to upload photos and renderings of my wanted list? or Will
that just make it exactly like the stud.io gallery?

The wanted list already places a picture of the item next to the description.
  okay.
 Author: LaineeP View Messages Posted By LaineeP
 Posted: Dec 2, 2018 16:33
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In Suggestions, oswaldzachary writes:
  Just wondering about the share wanted list feature that's coming soon...
Will I be able to upload photos and renderings of my wanted list? or Will
that just make it exactly like the stud.io gallery?

The wanted list already places a picture of the item next to the description.
 Author: randyf View Messages Posted By randyf
 Posted: Dec 2, 2018 15:06
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In Suggestions, oswaldzachary writes:
  Just wondering about the share wanted list feature that's coming soon...
Will I be able to upload photos and renderings of my wanted list? or Will
that just make it exactly like the stud.io gallery?

It has been "coming soon" for about three years now, so don't expect to be
able to do it anytime soon.

Cheers,
Randy
 Author: oswaldzachary View Messages Posted By oswaldzachary
 Posted: Dec 2, 2018 14:56
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Just wondering about the share wanted list feature that's coming soon...
Will I be able to upload photos and renderings of my wanted list? or Will
that just make it exactly like the stud.io gallery?

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