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 Author: Admin View Messages Posted By Admin
 Posted: May 17, 2016 20:03
 Subject: Say Hello to All New BrickLink
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Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.
These new features have been presented to and endorsed by recent roundtable meeting attendees from an early design stage.
Read about the new features below and visit BrickLink Preview Site to experience them.

Redesigned Homepage and Navigation

The new homepage will showcase the way people use BrickLink like browsing for items, contributing to the catalog, and shopping at individual stores.
All visitors will see the same content across their homepages, but store recommendations may change based on their location and login status (more information below).
Here are some of the changes you can look forward to seeing:

New navigation menu: BrickLink’s current 12 top-level menus has been reorganized into 6 top-level menus with a global shopping cart. The most frequently used pages are only one click away.

Browse Catalog: The six main item types in the catalog are visually represented in this section.

Trending Items: Scroll through sets and minifigures that have gained recent popularity in the last seven days.

New Items: Preview Newest Items, and jump tocertain item types like “Parts” or “Sets.”

Recommended Stores: The stores that received the most orders from other buyers closest to your geographical area will appear under Recommended Stores. We want to help you connect with reliable sellers recognized by buyers in your community. Keep in mind that once you Bookmark a recommended store, a different store will appear in its place. For sellers: Find out how you can increase your chances of being featured on the homepage here.


Storefront 2nd Preview

Since Storefront’s first preview, we’ve compiled feedback from buyers and sellers regarding improvements. Overall page structure and item image quality are just some of the features that were improved. See below for a quick summary of what was changed:

Independent scrolling: You can scroll down the left and right sides independently of each other. When scrolling down the right side, the header will shrink to provide a broader view for browsing store items.

Rendered image quality: We improved rendered image quality so item images won’t look broken on grid view.

Fluid page width: Having a small or large screen will no longer be an issue. Items details and all page elements will display properly based on your screen size.
Landing page settings: You can designate Shop, Terms or Splash as your store’s landing page.

Enhanced search: Item Condition and On Sale filters are accessible without expanding the filter section.

More control on the shop page: You can show/hide the newest items of your store.

New feedback page: Each store has a dedicated store feedback page. You can now check most recent feedback and order statistics.

...and so much more. Visit your store and take a look!


New Wanted List

Through a recent survey, we found that many users struggled to use the Wanted List and desired to easily find a combination of stores. Therefore, we reworked and simplified the experience to create and manage a list that can be used to quickly find the stores that can complete it.

Better ways to add items
Send items to your list without leaving the page using our new Add Item tool. You can also now add items directly from your wanted list.

Import popular file types using our new Upload page (.bsx/.ldr/.lxf).
Choose items without knowing the Item ID in our new Part Out page.

Smarter list manager
Build up and edit your list with more tools at your disposal. Editing multiple items at once is easier and faster.
Track the completion of your wanted list with the new “Have Quantity” field. The system will keep track of the “Have Quantity” to help you focus on the remaining quantity.



New buying experience
Plan out multiple stores simultaneously for long Wanted Lists with the new Buy page.

Use Auto-Finder if you want to automatically find the optimal store or combination of stores that can complete your wanted list.


New Catalog Item Image Requirements

In addition to new features, catalog item image policies and the submission tool will be upgraded as images with higher resolution show more details. For the best quality, we recommend that you upload photos taken on a clean, white background.

New catalog image requirements

New catalog items must be submitted with at least one image to be approved

Item images must be at least 640x480 pixels (480x640 pixels for minifigures)
Instead of submitting a small and large image separately, one original high resolution image will be automatically resized and adjusted for each page.


Ready to play around with the all new BrickLink? Click the link below to access the Preview Site, and don’t forget to leave your feedback simply by replying to this news announcement.

BrickLink Preview

We’ll continue to work on possible improvements to reflect your feedback and hope to release this new BrickLink by the end of May.

Thanks,
BrickLink Team
 Author: picabo View Messages Posted By picabo
 Posted: May 17, 2016 20:50
 Subject: Re: Say Hello to All New BrickLink
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Location:  USA, Rhode Island
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store Closed Store: Abby's Spare Parts
In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.
These new features have been presented to and endorsed by recent roundtable meeting attendees from an early design stage.
Read about the new features below and visit BrickLink Preview Site to experience them.

Redesigned Homepage and Navigation

The new homepage will showcase the way people use BrickLink like browsing for items, contributing to the catalog, and shopping at individual stores.
All visitors will see the same content across their homepages, but store recommendations may change based on their location and login status (more information below).
Here are some of the changes you can look forward to seeing:

New navigation menu: BrickLink’s current 12 top-level menus has been reorganized into 6 top-level menus with a global shopping cart. The most frequently used pages are only one click away.

Browse Catalog: The six main item types in the catalog are visually represented in this section.

Trending Items: Scroll through sets and minifigures that have gained recent popularity in the last seven days.

New Items: Preview Newest Items, and jump tocertain item types like “Parts” or “Sets.”

Recommended Stores: The stores that received the most orders from other buyers closest to your geographical area will appear under Recommended Stores. We want to help you connect with reliable sellers recognized by buyers in your community. Keep in mind that once you Bookmark a recommended store, a different store will appear in its place. For sellers: Find out how you can increase your chances of being featured on the homepage here.


Storefront 2nd Preview

Since Storefront’s first preview, we’ve compiled feedback from buyers and sellers regarding improvements. Overall page structure and item image quality are just some of the features that were improved. See below for a quick summary of what was changed:

Independent scrolling: You can scroll down the left and right sides independently of each other. When scrolling down the right side, the header will shrink to provide a broader view for browsing store items.

Rendered image quality: We improved rendered image quality so item images won’t look broken on grid view.

Fluid page width: Having a small or large screen will no longer be an issue. Items details and all page elements will display properly based on your screen size.
Landing page settings: You can designate Shop, Terms or Splash as your store’s landing page.

Enhanced search: Item Condition and On Sale filters are accessible without expanding the filter section.

More control on the shop page: You can show/hide the newest items of your store.

New feedback page: Each store has a dedicated store feedback page. You can now check most recent feedback and order statistics.

...and so much more. Visit your store and take a look!


New Wanted List

Through a recent survey, we found that many users struggled to use the Wanted List and desired to easily find a combination of stores. Therefore, we reworked and simplified the experience to create and manage a list that can be used to quickly find the stores that can complete it.

Better ways to add items
Send items to your list without leaving the page using our new Add Item tool. You can also now add items directly from your wanted list.

Import popular file types using our new Upload page (.bsx/.ldr/.lxf).
Choose items without knowing the Item ID in our new Part Out page.

Smarter list manager
Build up and edit your list with more tools at your disposal. Editing multiple items at once is easier and faster.
Track the completion of your wanted list with the new “Have Quantity” field. The system will keep track of the “Have Quantity” to help you focus on the remaining quantity.



New buying experience
Plan out multiple stores simultaneously for long Wanted Lists with the new Buy page.

Use Auto-Finder if you want to automatically find the optimal store or combination of stores that can complete your wanted list.


New Catalog Item Image Requirements

In addition to new features, catalog item image policies and the submission tool will be upgraded as images with higher resolution show more details. For the best quality, we recommend that you upload photos taken on a clean, white background.

New catalog image requirements

New catalog items must be submitted with at least one image to be approved

Item images must be at least 640x480 pixels (480x640 pixels for minifigures)
Instead of submitting a small and large image separately, one original high resolution image will be automatically resized and adjusted for each page.


Ready to play around with the all new BrickLink? Click the link below to access the Preview Site, and don’t forget to leave your feedback simply by replying to this news announcement.

BrickLink Preview

We’ll continue to work on possible improvements to reflect your feedback and hope to release this new BrickLink by the end of May.

Thanks,
BrickLink Team

Stupid question. What are the requirements for a logo, size, etc., and where
does it get uploaded once I convince my daughter to do the logo.

Thanks.

Pam
  
 Author: QA_Sheryl View Messages Posted By QA_Sheryl
 Posted: May 17, 2016 21:03
 Subject: Re: Say Hello to All New BrickLink
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Location:  USA, California
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Hi Pam,

That's a great question!

The requirements for store logo size is 72 pixels by 72 pixels and you will be
able to upload this logo from the store settings page.

Thanks,
Sheryl



In NEWS, picabo writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.
These new features have been presented to and endorsed by recent roundtable meeting attendees from an early design stage.
Read about the new features below and visit BrickLink Preview Site to experience them.

Redesigned Homepage and Navigation

The new homepage will showcase the way people use BrickLink like browsing for items, contributing to the catalog, and shopping at individual stores.
All visitors will see the same content across their homepages, but store recommendations may change based on their location and login status (more information below).
Here are some of the changes you can look forward to seeing:

New navigation menu: BrickLink’s current 12 top-level menus has been reorganized into 6 top-level menus with a global shopping cart. The most frequently used pages are only one click away.

Browse Catalog: The six main item types in the catalog are visually represented in this section.

Trending Items: Scroll through sets and minifigures that have gained recent popularity in the last seven days.

New Items: Preview Newest Items, and jump tocertain item types like “Parts” or “Sets.”

Recommended Stores: The stores that received the most orders from other buyers closest to your geographical area will appear under Recommended Stores. We want to help you connect with reliable sellers recognized by buyers in your community. Keep in mind that once you Bookmark a recommended store, a different store will appear in its place. For sellers: Find out how you can increase your chances of being featured on the homepage here.


Storefront 2nd Preview

Since Storefront’s first preview, we’ve compiled feedback from buyers and sellers regarding improvements. Overall page structure and item image quality are just some of the features that were improved. See below for a quick summary of what was changed:

Independent scrolling: You can scroll down the left and right sides independently of each other. When scrolling down the right side, the header will shrink to provide a broader view for browsing store items.

Rendered image quality: We improved rendered image quality so item images won’t look broken on grid view.

Fluid page width: Having a small or large screen will no longer be an issue. Items details and all page elements will display properly based on your screen size.
Landing page settings: You can designate Shop, Terms or Splash as your store’s landing page.

Enhanced search: Item Condition and On Sale filters are accessible without expanding the filter section.

More control on the shop page: You can show/hide the newest items of your store.

New feedback page: Each store has a dedicated store feedback page. You can now check most recent feedback and order statistics.

...and so much more. Visit your store and take a look!


New Wanted List

Through a recent survey, we found that many users struggled to use the Wanted List and desired to easily find a combination of stores. Therefore, we reworked and simplified the experience to create and manage a list that can be used to quickly find the stores that can complete it.

Better ways to add items
Send items to your list without leaving the page using our new Add Item tool. You can also now add items directly from your wanted list.

Import popular file types using our new Upload page (.bsx/.ldr/.lxf).
Choose items without knowing the Item ID in our new Part Out page.

Smarter list manager
Build up and edit your list with more tools at your disposal. Editing multiple items at once is easier and faster.
Track the completion of your wanted list with the new “Have Quantity” field. The system will keep track of the “Have Quantity” to help you focus on the remaining quantity.



New buying experience
Plan out multiple stores simultaneously for long Wanted Lists with the new Buy page.

Use Auto-Finder if you want to automatically find the optimal store or combination of stores that can complete your wanted list.


New Catalog Item Image Requirements

In addition to new features, catalog item image policies and the submission tool will be upgraded as images with higher resolution show more details. For the best quality, we recommend that you upload photos taken on a clean, white background.

New catalog image requirements

New catalog items must be submitted with at least one image to be approved

Item images must be at least 640x480 pixels (480x640 pixels for minifigures)
Instead of submitting a small and large image separately, one original high resolution image will be automatically resized and adjusted for each page.


Ready to play around with the all new BrickLink? Click the link below to access the Preview Site, and don’t forget to leave your feedback simply by replying to this news announcement.

BrickLink Preview

We’ll continue to work on possible improvements to reflect your feedback and hope to release this new BrickLink by the end of May.

Thanks,
BrickLink Team

Stupid question. What are the requirements for a logo, size, etc., and where
does it get uploaded once I convince my daughter to do the logo.

Thanks.

Pam
  
 Author: par016 View Messages Posted By par016
 Posted: May 19, 2016 09:06
 Subject: Re: Say Hello to All New BrickLink
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Location:  USA, New York
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Aparently BrickLink was only allowing us to ask/willing to answer 1 question.


-Pete

In NEWS, QA_Sheryl writes:
  Hi Pam,

That's a great question!

The requirements for store logo size is 72 pixels by 72 pixels and you will be
able to upload this logo from the store settings page.

Thanks,
Sheryl



In NEWS, picabo writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.
These new features have been presented to and endorsed by recent roundtable meeting attendees from an early design stage.
Read about the new features below and visit BrickLink Preview Site to experience them.

Redesigned Homepage and Navigation

The new homepage will showcase the way people use BrickLink like browsing for items, contributing to the catalog, and shopping at individual stores.
All visitors will see the same content across their homepages, but store recommendations may change based on their location and login status (more information below).
Here are some of the changes you can look forward to seeing:

New navigation menu: BrickLink’s current 12 top-level menus has been reorganized into 6 top-level menus with a global shopping cart. The most frequently used pages are only one click away.

Browse Catalog: The six main item types in the catalog are visually represented in this section.

Trending Items: Scroll through sets and minifigures that have gained recent popularity in the last seven days.

New Items: Preview Newest Items, and jump tocertain item types like “Parts” or “Sets.”

Recommended Stores: The stores that received the most orders from other buyers closest to your geographical area will appear under Recommended Stores. We want to help you connect with reliable sellers recognized by buyers in your community. Keep in mind that once you Bookmark a recommended store, a different store will appear in its place. For sellers: Find out how you can increase your chances of being featured on the homepage here.


Storefront 2nd Preview

Since Storefront’s first preview, we’ve compiled feedback from buyers and sellers regarding improvements. Overall page structure and item image quality are just some of the features that were improved. See below for a quick summary of what was changed:

Independent scrolling: You can scroll down the left and right sides independently of each other. When scrolling down the right side, the header will shrink to provide a broader view for browsing store items.

Rendered image quality: We improved rendered image quality so item images won’t look broken on grid view.

Fluid page width: Having a small or large screen will no longer be an issue. Items details and all page elements will display properly based on your screen size.
Landing page settings: You can designate Shop, Terms or Splash as your store’s landing page.

Enhanced search: Item Condition and On Sale filters are accessible without expanding the filter section.

More control on the shop page: You can show/hide the newest items of your store.

New feedback page: Each store has a dedicated store feedback page. You can now check most recent feedback and order statistics.

...and so much more. Visit your store and take a look!


New Wanted List

Through a recent survey, we found that many users struggled to use the Wanted List and desired to easily find a combination of stores. Therefore, we reworked and simplified the experience to create and manage a list that can be used to quickly find the stores that can complete it.

Better ways to add items
Send items to your list without leaving the page using our new Add Item tool. You can also now add items directly from your wanted list.

Import popular file types using our new Upload page (.bsx/.ldr/.lxf).
Choose items without knowing the Item ID in our new Part Out page.

Smarter list manager
Build up and edit your list with more tools at your disposal. Editing multiple items at once is easier and faster.
Track the completion of your wanted list with the new “Have Quantity” field. The system will keep track of the “Have Quantity” to help you focus on the remaining quantity.



New buying experience
Plan out multiple stores simultaneously for long Wanted Lists with the new Buy page.

Use Auto-Finder if you want to automatically find the optimal store or combination of stores that can complete your wanted list.


New Catalog Item Image Requirements

In addition to new features, catalog item image policies and the submission tool will be upgraded as images with higher resolution show more details. For the best quality, we recommend that you upload photos taken on a clean, white background.

New catalog image requirements

New catalog items must be submitted with at least one image to be approved

Item images must be at least 640x480 pixels (480x640 pixels for minifigures)
Instead of submitting a small and large image separately, one original high resolution image will be automatically resized and adjusted for each page.


Ready to play around with the all new BrickLink? Click the link below to access the Preview Site, and don’t forget to leave your feedback simply by replying to this news announcement.

BrickLink Preview

We’ll continue to work on possible improvements to reflect your feedback and hope to release this new BrickLink by the end of May.

Thanks,
BrickLink Team

Stupid question. What are the requirements for a logo, size, etc., and where
does it get uploaded once I convince my daughter to do the logo.

Thanks.

Pam
  
 Author: picabo View Messages Posted By picabo
 Posted: May 17, 2016 20:56
 Subject: Re: Say Hello to All New BrickLink
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Location:  USA, Rhode Island
Member Since Contact Type Status
Jan 18, 2010 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store Closed Store: Abby's Spare Parts
In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

I may have missed it. On the feedback page, what are the little numbers in colored
bricks next to the buyer's name that left feedback.

Thanks again.

Pam


  
Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.
These new features have been presented to and endorsed by recent roundtable meeting attendees from an early design stage.
Read about the new features below and visit BrickLink Preview Site to experience them.

Redesigned Homepage and Navigation

The new homepage will showcase the way people use BrickLink like browsing for items, contributing to the catalog, and shopping at individual stores.
All visitors will see the same content across their homepages, but store recommendations may change based on their location and login status (more information below).
Here are some of the changes you can look forward to seeing:

New navigation menu: BrickLink’s current 12 top-level menus has been reorganized into 6 top-level menus with a global shopping cart. The most frequently used pages are only one click away.

Browse Catalog: The six main item types in the catalog are visually represented in this section.

Trending Items: Scroll through sets and minifigures that have gained recent popularity in the last seven days.

New Items: Preview Newest Items, and jump tocertain item types like “Parts” or “Sets.”

Recommended Stores: The stores that received the most orders from other buyers closest to your geographical area will appear under Recommended Stores. We want to help you connect with reliable sellers recognized by buyers in your community. Keep in mind that once you Bookmark a recommended store, a different store will appear in its place. For sellers: Find out how you can increase your chances of being featured on the homepage here.


Storefront 2nd Preview

Since Storefront’s first preview, we’ve compiled feedback from buyers and sellers regarding improvements. Overall page structure and item image quality are just some of the features that were improved. See below for a quick summary of what was changed:

Independent scrolling: You can scroll down the left and right sides independently of each other. When scrolling down the right side, the header will shrink to provide a broader view for browsing store items.

Rendered image quality: We improved rendered image quality so item images won’t look broken on grid view.

Fluid page width: Having a small or large screen will no longer be an issue. Items details and all page elements will display properly based on your screen size.
Landing page settings: You can designate Shop, Terms or Splash as your store’s landing page.

Enhanced search: Item Condition and On Sale filters are accessible without expanding the filter section.

More control on the shop page: You can show/hide the newest items of your store.

New feedback page: Each store has a dedicated store feedback page. You can now check most recent feedback and order statistics.

...and so much more. Visit your store and take a look!


New Wanted List

Through a recent survey, we found that many users struggled to use the Wanted List and desired to easily find a combination of stores. Therefore, we reworked and simplified the experience to create and manage a list that can be used to quickly find the stores that can complete it.

Better ways to add items
Send items to your list without leaving the page using our new Add Item tool. You can also now add items directly from your wanted list.

Import popular file types using our new Upload page (.bsx/.ldr/.lxf).
Choose items without knowing the Item ID in our new Part Out page.

Smarter list manager
Build up and edit your list with more tools at your disposal. Editing multiple items at once is easier and faster.
Track the completion of your wanted list with the new “Have Quantity” field. The system will keep track of the “Have Quantity” to help you focus on the remaining quantity.



New buying experience
Plan out multiple stores simultaneously for long Wanted Lists with the new Buy page.

Use Auto-Finder if you want to automatically find the optimal store or combination of stores that can complete your wanted list.


New Catalog Item Image Requirements

In addition to new features, catalog item image policies and the submission tool will be upgraded as images with higher resolution show more details. For the best quality, we recommend that you upload photos taken on a clean, white background.

New catalog image requirements

New catalog items must be submitted with at least one image to be approved

Item images must be at least 640x480 pixels (480x640 pixels for minifigures)
Instead of submitting a small and large image separately, one original high resolution image will be automatically resized and adjusted for each page.


Ready to play around with the all new BrickLink? Click the link below to access the Preview Site, and don’t forget to leave your feedback simply by replying to this news announcement.

BrickLink Preview

We’ll continue to work on possible improvements to reflect your feedback and hope to release this new BrickLink by the end of May.

Thanks,
BrickLink Team
 Author: AlltRightBricks View Messages Posted By AlltRightBricks
 Posted: May 17, 2016 21:22
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Location:  USA, Idaho
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In NEWS, picabo writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

I may have missed it. On the feedback page, what are the little numbers in colored
bricks next to the buyer's name that left feedback.

Thanks again.

Pam

They don't link to this page like they do on the current site, but those
are just the colored bricks that tell how much feedback a user has. Only on the
new site they are appeared to be numbered.
http://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=54

HTH,
Katie
  

  
Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.
These new features have been presented to and endorsed by recent roundtable meeting attendees from an early design stage.
Read about the new features below and visit BrickLink Preview Site to experience them.

Redesigned Homepage and Navigation

The new homepage will showcase the way people use BrickLink like browsing for items, contributing to the catalog, and shopping at individual stores.
All visitors will see the same content across their homepages, but store recommendations may change based on their location and login status (more information below).
Here are some of the changes you can look forward to seeing:

New navigation menu: BrickLink’s current 12 top-level menus has been reorganized into 6 top-level menus with a global shopping cart. The most frequently used pages are only one click away.

Browse Catalog: The six main item types in the catalog are visually represented in this section.

Trending Items: Scroll through sets and minifigures that have gained recent popularity in the last seven days.

New Items: Preview Newest Items, and jump tocertain item types like “Parts” or “Sets.”

Recommended Stores: The stores that received the most orders from other buyers closest to your geographical area will appear under Recommended Stores. We want to help you connect with reliable sellers recognized by buyers in your community. Keep in mind that once you Bookmark a recommended store, a different store will appear in its place. For sellers: Find out how you can increase your chances of being featured on the homepage here.


Storefront 2nd Preview

Since Storefront’s first preview, we’ve compiled feedback from buyers and sellers regarding improvements. Overall page structure and item image quality are just some of the features that were improved. See below for a quick summary of what was changed:

Independent scrolling: You can scroll down the left and right sides independently of each other. When scrolling down the right side, the header will shrink to provide a broader view for browsing store items.

Rendered image quality: We improved rendered image quality so item images won’t look broken on grid view.

Fluid page width: Having a small or large screen will no longer be an issue. Items details and all page elements will display properly based on your screen size.
Landing page settings: You can designate Shop, Terms or Splash as your store’s landing page.

Enhanced search: Item Condition and On Sale filters are accessible without expanding the filter section.

More control on the shop page: You can show/hide the newest items of your store.

New feedback page: Each store has a dedicated store feedback page. You can now check most recent feedback and order statistics.

...and so much more. Visit your store and take a look!


New Wanted List

Through a recent survey, we found that many users struggled to use the Wanted List and desired to easily find a combination of stores. Therefore, we reworked and simplified the experience to create and manage a list that can be used to quickly find the stores that can complete it.

Better ways to add items
Send items to your list without leaving the page using our new Add Item tool. You can also now add items directly from your wanted list.

Import popular file types using our new Upload page (.bsx/.ldr/.lxf).
Choose items without knowing the Item ID in our new Part Out page.

Smarter list manager
Build up and edit your list with more tools at your disposal. Editing multiple items at once is easier and faster.
Track the completion of your wanted list with the new “Have Quantity” field. The system will keep track of the “Have Quantity” to help you focus on the remaining quantity.



New buying experience
Plan out multiple stores simultaneously for long Wanted Lists with the new Buy page.

Use Auto-Finder if you want to automatically find the optimal store or combination of stores that can complete your wanted list.


New Catalog Item Image Requirements

In addition to new features, catalog item image policies and the submission tool will be upgraded as images with higher resolution show more details. For the best quality, we recommend that you upload photos taken on a clean, white background.

New catalog image requirements

New catalog items must be submitted with at least one image to be approved

Item images must be at least 640x480 pixels (480x640 pixels for minifigures)
Instead of submitting a small and large image separately, one original high resolution image will be automatically resized and adjusted for each page.


Ready to play around with the all new BrickLink? Click the link below to access the Preview Site, and don’t forget to leave your feedback simply by replying to this news announcement.

BrickLink Preview

We’ll continue to work on possible improvements to reflect your feedback and hope to release this new BrickLink by the end of May.

Thanks,
BrickLink Team
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Location:  USA, Nebraska
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In NEWS, AlltRightBricks writes:
  In NEWS, picabo writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

I may have missed it. On the feedback page, what are the little numbers in colored
bricks next to the buyer's name that left feedback.

Thanks again.

Pam

They don't link to this page like they do on the current site, but those
are just the colored bricks that tell how much feedback a user has. Only on the
new site they are appeared to be numbered.
http://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=54

HTH,
Katie
  

I don't think you are right, Katie. Looking at some examples I see a 50
feedback user with a purple brick with a 5 on it and a 600+ feedback user with
a green brick with a 3 on it. So unless these numbers are random or the brick
icons are not live or something, I think they are unexplained.

Donna

  
  
  
Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.
These new features have been presented to and endorsed by recent roundtable meeting attendees from an early design stage.
Read about the new features below and visit BrickLink Preview Site to experience them.

Redesigned Homepage and Navigation

The new homepage will showcase the way people use BrickLink like browsing for items, contributing to the catalog, and shopping at individual stores.
All visitors will see the same content across their homepages, but store recommendations may change based on their location and login status (more information below).
Here are some of the changes you can look forward to seeing:

New navigation menu: BrickLink’s current 12 top-level menus has been reorganized into 6 top-level menus with a global shopping cart. The most frequently used pages are only one click away.

Browse Catalog: The six main item types in the catalog are visually represented in this section.

Trending Items: Scroll through sets and minifigures that have gained recent popularity in the last seven days.

New Items: Preview Newest Items, and jump tocertain item types like “Parts” or “Sets.”

Recommended Stores: The stores that received the most orders from other buyers closest to your geographical area will appear under Recommended Stores. We want to help you connect with reliable sellers recognized by buyers in your community. Keep in mind that once you Bookmark a recommended store, a different store will appear in its place. For sellers: Find out how you can increase your chances of being featured on the homepage here.


Storefront 2nd Preview

Since Storefront’s first preview, we’ve compiled feedback from buyers and sellers regarding improvements. Overall page structure and item image quality are just some of the features that were improved. See below for a quick summary of what was changed:

Independent scrolling: You can scroll down the left and right sides independently of each other. When scrolling down the right side, the header will shrink to provide a broader view for browsing store items.

Rendered image quality: We improved rendered image quality so item images won’t look broken on grid view.

Fluid page width: Having a small or large screen will no longer be an issue. Items details and all page elements will display properly based on your screen size.
Landing page settings: You can designate Shop, Terms or Splash as your store’s landing page.

Enhanced search: Item Condition and On Sale filters are accessible without expanding the filter section.

More control on the shop page: You can show/hide the newest items of your store.

New feedback page: Each store has a dedicated store feedback page. You can now check most recent feedback and order statistics.

...and so much more. Visit your store and take a look!


New Wanted List

Through a recent survey, we found that many users struggled to use the Wanted List and desired to easily find a combination of stores. Therefore, we reworked and simplified the experience to create and manage a list that can be used to quickly find the stores that can complete it.

Better ways to add items
Send items to your list without leaving the page using our new Add Item tool. You can also now add items directly from your wanted list.

Import popular file types using our new Upload page (.bsx/.ldr/.lxf).
Choose items without knowing the Item ID in our new Part Out page.

Smarter list manager
Build up and edit your list with more tools at your disposal. Editing multiple items at once is easier and faster.
Track the completion of your wanted list with the new “Have Quantity” field. The system will keep track of the “Have Quantity” to help you focus on the remaining quantity.



New buying experience
Plan out multiple stores simultaneously for long Wanted Lists with the new Buy page.

Use Auto-Finder if you want to automatically find the optimal store or combination of stores that can complete your wanted list.


New Catalog Item Image Requirements

In addition to new features, catalog item image policies and the submission tool will be upgraded as images with higher resolution show more details. For the best quality, we recommend that you upload photos taken on a clean, white background.

New catalog image requirements

New catalog items must be submitted with at least one image to be approved

Item images must be at least 640x480 pixels (480x640 pixels for minifigures)
Instead of submitting a small and large image separately, one original high resolution image will be automatically resized and adjusted for each page.


Ready to play around with the all new BrickLink? Click the link below to access the Preview Site, and don’t forget to leave your feedback simply by replying to this news announcement.

BrickLink Preview

We’ll continue to work on possible improvements to reflect your feedback and hope to release this new BrickLink by the end of May.

Thanks,
BrickLink Team
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 Posted: May 18, 2016 00:48
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Location:  USA, Minnesota
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Store: 4 Fun Bricks & More
In NEWS, dcarmine writes:
  In NEWS, AlltRightBricks writes:
  In NEWS, picabo writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

I may have missed it. On the feedback page, what are the little numbers in colored
bricks next to the buyer's name that left feedback.

Thanks again.

Pam

They don't link to this page like they do on the current site, but those
are just the colored bricks that tell how much feedback a user has. Only on the
new site they are appeared to be numbered.
http://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=54

HTH,
Katie
  

I don't think you are right, Katie. Looking at some examples I see a 50
feedback user with a purple brick with a 5 on it and a 600+ feedback user with
a green brick with a 3 on it. So unless these numbers are random or the brick
icons are not live or something, I think they are unexplained.

Donna

Could be how many times that buyer has shopped in your store.

Connie
  
  
  
  
Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.
These new features have been presented to and endorsed by recent roundtable meeting attendees from an early design stage.
Read about the new features below and visit BrickLink Preview Site to experience them.

Redesigned Homepage and Navigation

The new homepage will showcase the way people use BrickLink like browsing for items, contributing to the catalog, and shopping at individual stores.
All visitors will see the same content across their homepages, but store recommendations may change based on their location and login status (more information below).
Here are some of the changes you can look forward to seeing:

New navigation menu: BrickLink’s current 12 top-level menus has been reorganized into 6 top-level menus with a global shopping cart. The most frequently used pages are only one click away.

Browse Catalog: The six main item types in the catalog are visually represented in this section.

Trending Items: Scroll through sets and minifigures that have gained recent popularity in the last seven days.

New Items: Preview Newest Items, and jump tocertain item types like “Parts” or “Sets.”

Recommended Stores: The stores that received the most orders from other buyers closest to your geographical area will appear under Recommended Stores. We want to help you connect with reliable sellers recognized by buyers in your community. Keep in mind that once you Bookmark a recommended store, a different store will appear in its place. For sellers: Find out how you can increase your chances of being featured on the homepage here.


Storefront 2nd Preview

Since Storefront’s first preview, we’ve compiled feedback from buyers and sellers regarding improvements. Overall page structure and item image quality are just some of the features that were improved. See below for a quick summary of what was changed:

Independent scrolling: You can scroll down the left and right sides independently of each other. When scrolling down the right side, the header will shrink to provide a broader view for browsing store items.

Rendered image quality: We improved rendered image quality so item images won’t look broken on grid view.

Fluid page width: Having a small or large screen will no longer be an issue. Items details and all page elements will display properly based on your screen size.
Landing page settings: You can designate Shop, Terms or Splash as your store’s landing page.

Enhanced search: Item Condition and On Sale filters are accessible without expanding the filter section.

More control on the shop page: You can show/hide the newest items of your store.

New feedback page: Each store has a dedicated store feedback page. You can now check most recent feedback and order statistics.

...and so much more. Visit your store and take a look!


New Wanted List

Through a recent survey, we found that many users struggled to use the Wanted List and desired to easily find a combination of stores. Therefore, we reworked and simplified the experience to create and manage a list that can be used to quickly find the stores that can complete it.

Better ways to add items
Send items to your list without leaving the page using our new Add Item tool. You can also now add items directly from your wanted list.

Import popular file types using our new Upload page (.bsx/.ldr/.lxf).
Choose items without knowing the Item ID in our new Part Out page.

Smarter list manager
Build up and edit your list with more tools at your disposal. Editing multiple items at once is easier and faster.
Track the completion of your wanted list with the new “Have Quantity” field. The system will keep track of the “Have Quantity” to help you focus on the remaining quantity.



New buying experience
Plan out multiple stores simultaneously for long Wanted Lists with the new Buy page.

Use Auto-Finder if you want to automatically find the optimal store or combination of stores that can complete your wanted list.


New Catalog Item Image Requirements

In addition to new features, catalog item image policies and the submission tool will be upgraded as images with higher resolution show more details. For the best quality, we recommend that you upload photos taken on a clean, white background.

New catalog image requirements

New catalog items must be submitted with at least one image to be approved

Item images must be at least 640x480 pixels (480x640 pixels for minifigures)
Instead of submitting a small and large image separately, one original high resolution image will be automatically resized and adjusted for each page.


Ready to play around with the all new BrickLink? Click the link below to access the Preview Site, and don’t forget to leave your feedback simply by replying to this news announcement.

BrickLink Preview

We’ll continue to work on possible improvements to reflect your feedback and hope to release this new BrickLink by the end of May.

Thanks,
BrickLink Team
 Author: Grego View Messages Posted By Grego
 Posted: May 18, 2016 00:56
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Location:  Canada, British Columbia
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Store: Gregos
In NEWS, connie writes:
  In NEWS, dcarmine writes:
  In NEWS, AlltRightBricks writes:
  In NEWS, picabo writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

I may have missed it. On the feedback page, what are the little numbers in colored
bricks next to the buyer's name that left feedback.

Thanks again.

Pam

They don't link to this page like they do on the current site, but those
are just the colored bricks that tell how much feedback a user has. Only on the
new site they are appeared to be numbered.
http://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=54

HTH,
Katie
  

I don't think you are right, Katie. Looking at some examples I see a 50
feedback user with a purple brick with a 5 on it and a 600+ feedback user with
a green brick with a 3 on it. So unless these numbers are random or the brick
icons are not live or something, I think they are unexplained.

Donna

Could be how many times that buyer has shopped in your store.

Connie
  

My guess is how many stores have SL'd the buyer



  
  
  
  
  
Through a recent survey, we found that many users struggled to use the Wanted List and desired to easily find a combination of stores. Therefore, we reworked and simplified the experience to create and manage a list that can be used to quickly find the stores that can complete it.

Better ways to add items
Send items to your list without leaving the page using our new Add Item tool. You can also now add items directly from your wanted list.

Import popular file types using our new Upload page (.bsx/.ldr/.lxf).
Choose items without knowing the Item ID in our new Part Out page.

Smarter list manager
Build up and edit your list with more tools at your disposal. Editing multiple items at once is easier and faster.
Track the completion of your wanted list with the new “Have Quantity” field. The system will keep track of the “Have Quantity” to help you focus on the remaining quantity.



New buying experience
Plan out multiple stores simultaneously for long Wanted Lists with the new Buy page.

Use Auto-Finder if you want to automatically find the optimal store or combination of stores that can complete your wanted list.


New Catalog Item Image Requirements

In addition to new features, catalog item image policies and the submission tool will be upgraded as images with higher resolution show more details. For the best quality, we recommend that you upload photos taken on a clean, white background.

New catalog image requirements

New catalog items must be submitted with at least one image to be approved

Item images must be at least 640x480 pixels (480x640 pixels for minifigures)
Instead of submitting a small and large image separately, one original high resolution image will be automatically resized and adjusted for each page.


Ready to play around with the all new BrickLink? Click the link below to access the Preview Site, and don’t forget to leave your feedback simply by replying to this news announcement.

BrickLink Preview

We’ll continue to work on possible improvements to reflect your feedback and hope to release this new BrickLink by the end of May.

Thanks,
BrickLink Team
 Author: AlltRightBricks View Messages Posted By AlltRightBricks
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Location:  USA, Idaho
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Store: ALL THE RIGHT BRICKS
In NEWS, connie writes:
  In NEWS, dcarmine writes:
  In NEWS, AlltRightBricks writes:
  In NEWS, picabo writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

I may have missed it. On the feedback page, what are the little numbers in colored
bricks next to the buyer's name that left feedback.

Thanks again.

Pam

They don't link to this page like they do on the current site, but those
are just the colored bricks that tell how much feedback a user has. Only on the
new site they are appeared to be numbered.
http://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=54

HTH,
Katie
  

I don't think you are right, Katie. Looking at some examples I see a 50
feedback user with a purple brick with a 5 on it and a 600+ feedback user with
a green brick with a 3 on it. So unless these numbers are random or the brick
icons are not live or something, I think they are unexplained.

Donna

Could be how many times that buyer has shopped in your store.

Connie

Well, I'm not even seeing those bricks on the preview site this morning,
so maybe they have removed them, or for some reason they don't want to
show for me today. Yesterday I just noticed that the brick after my feedback
was purple (just like it is on the current site), and it had the number 5. Looking
at the link I posted, I saw that I was on the 5th feedback level, so I drew my
assumptions there. Maybe it wasn't working the way they wanted it to and
they pulled that feature. It makes sense to me that they would add a number to
the brick, as numbers registers to more people then just different colored bricks.

Katie

  
  
  
  
  
Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.
These new features have been presented to and endorsed by recent roundtable meeting attendees from an early design stage.
Read about the new features below and visit BrickLink Preview Site to experience them.

Redesigned Homepage and Navigation

The new homepage will showcase the way people use BrickLink like browsing for items, contributing to the catalog, and shopping at individual stores.
All visitors will see the same content across their homepages, but store recommendations may change based on their location and login status (more information below).
Here are some of the changes you can look forward to seeing:

New navigation menu: BrickLink’s current 12 top-level menus has been reorganized into 6 top-level menus with a global shopping cart. The most frequently used pages are only one click away.

Browse Catalog: The six main item types in the catalog are visually represented in this section.

Trending Items: Scroll through sets and minifigures that have gained recent popularity in the last seven days.

New Items: Preview Newest Items, and jump tocertain item types like “Parts” or “Sets.”

Recommended Stores: The stores that received the most orders from other buyers closest to your geographical area will appear under Recommended Stores. We want to help you connect with reliable sellers recognized by buyers in your community. Keep in mind that once you Bookmark a recommended store, a different store will appear in its place. For sellers: Find out how you can increase your chances of being featured on the homepage here.


Storefront 2nd Preview

Since Storefront’s first preview, we’ve compiled feedback from buyers and sellers regarding improvements. Overall page structure and item image quality are just some of the features that were improved. See below for a quick summary of what was changed:

Independent scrolling: You can scroll down the left and right sides independently of each other. When scrolling down the right side, the header will shrink to provide a broader view for browsing store items.

Rendered image quality: We improved rendered image quality so item images won’t look broken on grid view.

Fluid page width: Having a small or large screen will no longer be an issue. Items details and all page elements will display properly based on your screen size.
Landing page settings: You can designate Shop, Terms or Splash as your store’s landing page.

Enhanced search: Item Condition and On Sale filters are accessible without expanding the filter section.

More control on the shop page: You can show/hide the newest items of your store.

New feedback page: Each store has a dedicated store feedback page. You can now check most recent feedback and order statistics.

...and so much more. Visit your store and take a look!


New Wanted List

Through a recent survey, we found that many users struggled to use the Wanted List and desired to easily find a combination of stores. Therefore, we reworked and simplified the experience to create and manage a list that can be used to quickly find the stores that can complete it.

Better ways to add items
Send items to your list without leaving the page using our new Add Item tool. You can also now add items directly from your wanted list.

Import popular file types using our new Upload page (.bsx/.ldr/.lxf).
Choose items without knowing the Item ID in our new Part Out page.

Smarter list manager
Build up and edit your list with more tools at your disposal. Editing multiple items at once is easier and faster.
Track the completion of your wanted list with the new “Have Quantity” field. The system will keep track of the “Have Quantity” to help you focus on the remaining quantity.



New buying experience
Plan out multiple stores simultaneously for long Wanted Lists with the new Buy page.

Use Auto-Finder if you want to automatically find the optimal store or combination of stores that can complete your wanted list.


New Catalog Item Image Requirements

In addition to new features, catalog item image policies and the submission tool will be upgraded as images with higher resolution show more details. For the best quality, we recommend that you upload photos taken on a clean, white background.

New catalog image requirements

New catalog items must be submitted with at least one image to be approved

Item images must be at least 640x480 pixels (480x640 pixels for minifigures)
Instead of submitting a small and large image separately, one original high resolution image will be automatically resized and adjusted for each page.


Ready to play around with the all new BrickLink? Click the link below to access the Preview Site, and don’t forget to leave your feedback simply by replying to this news announcement.

BrickLink Preview

We’ll continue to work on possible improvements to reflect your feedback and hope to release this new BrickLink by the end of May.

Thanks,
BrickLink Team
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 Posted: May 18, 2016 16:31
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Location:  Lithuania, Panevėžys
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Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: enigma bricks - CHEAP S&H!
In NEWS, AlltRightBricks writes:
  In NEWS, connie writes:
  In NEWS, dcarmine writes:
  In NEWS, AlltRightBricks writes:
  In NEWS, picabo writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

I may have missed it. On the feedback page, what are the little numbers in colored
bricks next to the buyer's name that left feedback.

Thanks again.

Pam

They don't link to this page like they do on the current site, but those
are just the colored bricks that tell how much feedback a user has. Only on the
new site they are appeared to be numbered.
http://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=54

HTH,
Katie
  

I don't think you are right, Katie. Looking at some examples I see a 50
feedback user with a purple brick with a 5 on it and a 600+ feedback user with
a green brick with a 3 on it. So unless these numbers are random or the brick
icons are not live or something, I think they are unexplained.

Donna

Could be how many times that buyer has shopped in your store.

Connie

Well, I'm not even seeing those bricks on the preview site this morning,
so maybe they have removed them, or for some reason they don't want to
show for me today. Yesterday I just noticed that the brick after my feedback
was purple (just like it is on the current site), and it had the number 5. Looking
at the link I posted, I saw that I was on the 5th feedback level, so I drew my
assumptions there. Maybe it wasn't working the way they wanted it to and
they pulled that feature. It makes sense to me that they would add a number to
the brick, as numbers registers to more people then just different colored bricks.

Katie

I disagree, but it's just my opinion. A number without context is meaningless.
Is number 6 better than number 1?

That's why the original design is not using numbers. At the same time it
also avoids saying that "this seller is better, higher-ranked seller than another".

Colors do not mean much. It's a nice little addition that brings some fun
into the game. We ALREADY have number, which defines the color. We do not need
an additional number... defining another number. Feedback score is self-explanatory.

And can someone please explain me, how the new square-design is more visually
appealing, or in *any* way better than the original design? Is it one more change,
just for the sake of a change? Perhaps LEGO should also start printing black
numbers one their bricks depending on the color, because reasons.

If whoever "designed" this thinks differently - I think eBay is very interested
in hearing about this wonderful idea.

Original design gives you some curiosity. Curiosity to learn what the brick is
and what's the meaning of it. It makes you give your own meaning to your
new bricks color and to love it for your own reason. Giving it a number is...
meaningless, at the very best.

You think a Chinese seller would be ecstatic about being labeled with number
4?

  
  
  
  
  
  
Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.
These new features have been presented to and endorsed by recent roundtable meeting attendees from an early design stage.
Read about the new features below and visit BrickLink Preview Site to experience them.

Redesigned Homepage and Navigation

The new homepage will showcase the way people use BrickLink like browsing for items, contributing to the catalog, and shopping at individual stores.
All visitors will see the same content across their homepages, but store recommendations may change based on their location and login status (more information below).
Here are some of the changes you can look forward to seeing:

New navigation menu: BrickLink’s current 12 top-level menus has been reorganized into 6 top-level menus with a global shopping cart. The most frequently used pages are only one click away.

Browse Catalog: The six main item types in the catalog are visually represented in this section.

Trending Items: Scroll through sets and minifigures that have gained recent popularity in the last seven days.

New Items: Preview Newest Items, and jump tocertain item types like “Parts” or “Sets.”

Recommended Stores: The stores that received the most orders from other buyers closest to your geographical area will appear under Recommended Stores. We want to help you connect with reliable sellers recognized by buyers in your community. Keep in mind that once you Bookmark a recommended store, a different store will appear in its place. For sellers: Find out how you can increase your chances of being featured on the homepage here.


Storefront 2nd Preview

Since Storefront’s first preview, we’ve compiled feedback from buyers and sellers regarding improvements. Overall page structure and item image quality are just some of the features that were improved. See below for a quick summary of what was changed:

Independent scrolling: You can scroll down the left and right sides independently of each other. When scrolling down the right side, the header will shrink to provide a broader view for browsing store items.

Rendered image quality: We improved rendered image quality so item images won’t look broken on grid view.

Fluid page width: Having a small or large screen will no longer be an issue. Items details and all page elements will display properly based on your screen size.
Landing page settings: You can designate Shop, Terms or Splash as your store’s landing page.

Enhanced search: Item Condition and On Sale filters are accessible without expanding the filter section.

More control on the shop page: You can show/hide the newest items of your store.

New feedback page: Each store has a dedicated store feedback page. You can now check most recent feedback and order statistics.

...and so much more. Visit your store and take a look!


New Wanted List

Through a recent survey, we found that many users struggled to use the Wanted List and desired to easily find a combination of stores. Therefore, we reworked and simplified the experience to create and manage a list that can be used to quickly find the stores that can complete it.

Better ways to add items
Send items to your list without leaving the page using our new Add Item tool. You can also now add items directly from your wanted list.

Import popular file types using our new Upload page (.bsx/.ldr/.lxf).
Choose items without knowing the Item ID in our new Part Out page.

Smarter list manager
Build up and edit your list with more tools at your disposal. Editing multiple items at once is easier and faster.
Track the completion of your wanted list with the new “Have Quantity” field. The system will keep track of the “Have Quantity” to help you focus on the remaining quantity.



New buying experience
Plan out multiple stores simultaneously for long Wanted Lists with the new Buy page.

Use Auto-Finder if you want to automatically find the optimal store or combination of stores that can complete your wanted list.


New Catalog Item Image Requirements

In addition to new features, catalog item image policies and the submission tool will be upgraded as images with higher resolution show more details. For the best quality, we recommend that you upload photos taken on a clean, white background.

New catalog image requirements

New catalog items must be submitted with at least one image to be approved

Item images must be at least 640x480 pixels (480x640 pixels for minifigures)
Instead of submitting a small and large image separately, one original high resolution image will be automatically resized and adjusted for each page.


Ready to play around with the all new BrickLink? Click the link below to access the Preview Site, and don’t forget to leave your feedback simply by replying to this news announcement.

BrickLink Preview

We’ll continue to work on possible improvements to reflect your feedback and hope to release this new BrickLink by the end of May.

Thanks,
BrickLink Team
 
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Cob (1649)

Location:  USA, Missouri
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Store: Cob's Cheap Brick House
  
I disagree, but it's just my opinion. A number without context is meaningless.
Is number 6 better than number 1?

That's why the original design is not using numbers. At the same time it
also avoids saying that "this seller is better, higher-ranked seller than another".

Colors do not mean much. It's a nice little addition that brings some fun
into the game. We ALREADY have number, which defines the color. We do not need
an additional number... defining another number. Feedback score is self-explanatory.

And can someone please explain me, how the new square-design is more visually
appealing, or in *any* way better than the original design? Is it one more change,
just for the sake of a change? Perhaps LEGO should also start printing black
numbers one their bricks depending on the color, because reasons.

If whoever "designed" this thinks differently - I think eBay is very interested
in hearing about this wonderful idea.

Original design gives you some curiosity. Curiosity to learn what the brick is
and what's the meaning of it. It makes you give your own meaning to your
new bricks color and to love it for your own reason. Giving it a number is...
meaningless, at the very best.

You think a Chinese seller would be ecstatic about being labeled with number
4?

Had to google what 4 meant to a Chinese seller, bad luck.

http://www.attractchina.com/blog/symbolic-meanings-chinese-numbers/
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enig (2897)

Location:  Lithuania, Panevėžys
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Store: enigma bricks - CHEAP S&H!
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I disagree, but it's just my opinion. A number without context is meaningless.
Is number 6 better than number 1?

That's why the original design is not using numbers. At the same time it
also avoids saying that "this seller is better, higher-ranked seller than another".

Colors do not mean much. It's a nice little addition that brings some fun
into the game. We ALREADY have number, which defines the color. We do not need
an additional number... defining another number. Feedback score is self-explanatory.

And can someone please explain me, how the new square-design is more visually
appealing, or in *any* way better than the original design? Is it one more change,
just for the sake of a change? Perhaps LEGO should also start printing black
numbers one their bricks depending on the color, because reasons.

If whoever "designed" this thinks differently - I think eBay is very interested
in hearing about this wonderful idea.

Original design gives you some curiosity. Curiosity to learn what the brick is
and what's the meaning of it. It makes you give your own meaning to your
new bricks color and to love it for your own reason. Giving it a number is...
meaningless, at the very best.

You think a Chinese seller would be ecstatic about being labeled with number
4?

Had to google what 4 meant to a Chinese seller, bad luck.

http://www.attractchina.com/blog/symbolic-meanings-chinese-numbers/

the number 4 represents bad luck in China because it sounds similar to the
Chinese word for “death”
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picabo (1919)

Location:  USA, Rhode Island
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Store Closed Store: Abby's Spare Parts
In NEWS, AlltRightBricks writes:
  In NEWS, picabo writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

I may have missed it. On the feedback page, what are the little numbers in colored
bricks next to the buyer's name that left feedback.

Thanks again.

Pam

They don't link to this page like they do on the current site, but those
are just the colored bricks that tell how much feedback a user has. Only on the
new site they are appeared to be numbered.
http://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=54

HTH,
Katie

Thanks Katie.
  
  

  
Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.
These new features have been presented to and endorsed by recent roundtable meeting attendees from an early design stage.
Read about the new features below and visit BrickLink Preview Site to experience them.

Redesigned Homepage and Navigation

The new homepage will showcase the way people use BrickLink like browsing for items, contributing to the catalog, and shopping at individual stores.
All visitors will see the same content across their homepages, but store recommendations may change based on their location and login status (more information below).
Here are some of the changes you can look forward to seeing:

New navigation menu: BrickLink’s current 12 top-level menus has been reorganized into 6 top-level menus with a global shopping cart. The most frequently used pages are only one click away.

Browse Catalog: The six main item types in the catalog are visually represented in this section.

Trending Items: Scroll through sets and minifigures that have gained recent popularity in the last seven days.

New Items: Preview Newest Items, and jump tocertain item types like “Parts” or “Sets.”

Recommended Stores: The stores that received the most orders from other buyers closest to your geographical area will appear under Recommended Stores. We want to help you connect with reliable sellers recognized by buyers in your community. Keep in mind that once you Bookmark a recommended store, a different store will appear in its place. For sellers: Find out how you can increase your chances of being featured on the homepage here.


Storefront 2nd Preview

Since Storefront’s first preview, we’ve compiled feedback from buyers and sellers regarding improvements. Overall page structure and item image quality are just some of the features that were improved. See below for a quick summary of what was changed:

Independent scrolling: You can scroll down the left and right sides independently of each other. When scrolling down the right side, the header will shrink to provide a broader view for browsing store items.

Rendered image quality: We improved rendered image quality so item images won’t look broken on grid view.

Fluid page width: Having a small or large screen will no longer be an issue. Items details and all page elements will display properly based on your screen size.
Landing page settings: You can designate Shop, Terms or Splash as your store’s landing page.

Enhanced search: Item Condition and On Sale filters are accessible without expanding the filter section.

More control on the shop page: You can show/hide the newest items of your store.

New feedback page: Each store has a dedicated store feedback page. You can now check most recent feedback and order statistics.

...and so much more. Visit your store and take a look!


New Wanted List

Through a recent survey, we found that many users struggled to use the Wanted List and desired to easily find a combination of stores. Therefore, we reworked and simplified the experience to create and manage a list that can be used to quickly find the stores that can complete it.

Better ways to add items
Send items to your list without leaving the page using our new Add Item tool. You can also now add items directly from your wanted list.

Import popular file types using our new Upload page (.bsx/.ldr/.lxf).
Choose items without knowing the Item ID in our new Part Out page.

Smarter list manager
Build up and edit your list with more tools at your disposal. Editing multiple items at once is easier and faster.
Track the completion of your wanted list with the new “Have Quantity” field. The system will keep track of the “Have Quantity” to help you focus on the remaining quantity.



New buying experience
Plan out multiple stores simultaneously for long Wanted Lists with the new Buy page.

Use Auto-Finder if you want to automatically find the optimal store or combination of stores that can complete your wanted list.


New Catalog Item Image Requirements

In addition to new features, catalog item image policies and the submission tool will be upgraded as images with higher resolution show more details. For the best quality, we recommend that you upload photos taken on a clean, white background.

New catalog image requirements

New catalog items must be submitted with at least one image to be approved

Item images must be at least 640x480 pixels (480x640 pixels for minifigures)
Instead of submitting a small and large image separately, one original high resolution image will be automatically resized and adjusted for each page.


Ready to play around with the all new BrickLink? Click the link below to access the Preview Site, and don’t forget to leave your feedback simply by replying to this news announcement.

BrickLink Preview

We’ll continue to work on possible improvements to reflect your feedback and hope to release this new BrickLink by the end of May.

Thanks,
BrickLink Team
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pikachu3 (1861)

Location:  USA, Colorado
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Store: Aspen's Surplus
Awesomesauce! It will take a bit of getting used to to remember where everything
is, but it isn't bad—just different. Much less clutter.

A few points of initial feedback:

Item rows in stores don't need to be nearly that wide and tall—especially
when the part image and text are so tiny. The price feels too far away from the
image (a lot of looking back-and-forth across the screen). The wantlist heart
icon shouldn't obscure the image at all.

When I click "Newest Items" in a store, it sorts them in ascending order, which
is really "Oldest Items". I can click over to page 51 (in my own store), but
that only brings me up to 2014, so I still can't view the most recently-listed
parts.

Several links that used to take one click now take two—catalog, search, forum,
and so on. The dropdown menus are visually nice, but at the expense of accessibility
and speed. The grayed-out headers in these menus look like disabled features
at first, not headers, since they are the same font/size and are less visually
prominent than the actual links.

Still no chatroom

http://preview.bricklink.com/catalogColors.asp?v=1&itemType=P&itemNo=
The images on this page are outdated, incomplete, and not all that useful. I
would be happy to offer the use of my color images instead
https://www.flickr.com/photos/126975831@N07/albums/72157649729890049
They were all taken on the same baseplate with the same lighting/camera conditions,
so it's much easier to compare colors to each other—which would mean fewer
mislisted parts!

Ryan
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WoutR (607)

Location:  Netherlands, Zuid-Holland
Member Since Contact Type Status
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In NEWS, pikachu3 writes:
  (...)
http://preview.bricklink.com/catalogColors.asp?v=1&itemType=P&itemNo=
The images on this page are outdated, incomplete, and not all that useful. I
would be happy to offer the use of my color images instead
https://www.flickr.com/photos/126975831@N07/albums/72157649729890049
They were all taken on the same baseplate with the same lighting/camera conditions,
so it's much easier to compare colors to each other—which would mean fewer
mislisted parts!

Ryan

YES PLEASE!

This might help
http://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=635575
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randyf (321)

Location:  USA, Ohio
Member Since Contact Type Status
Sep 16, 2009 Contact Member Seller
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Store Closed Store: The Bricking Spectre
In NEWS, WoutR writes:
  In NEWS, pikachu3 writes:
  (...)
http://preview.bricklink.com/catalogColors.asp?v=1&itemType=P&itemNo=
The images on this page are outdated, incomplete, and not all that useful. I
would be happy to offer the use of my color images instead
https://www.flickr.com/photos/126975831@N07/albums/72157649729890049
They were all taken on the same baseplate with the same lighting/camera conditions,
so it's much easier to compare colors to each other—which would mean fewer
mislisted parts!

Ryan

YES PLEASE!

This might help
http://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=635575

Seconded! Ryan's work is simply outstanding, and it should definitely be
a part of the largest LEGO marketplace in the world. Brickset has already included
it, and it is a great new feature over there. Why not keep users here instead
of sending us to outside resources? Here's looking at you development team...contact
Ryan and please get his work integrated here.

Cheers,
Randy
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par016 (1680)

Location:  USA, New York
Member Since Contact Type Status
Apr 30, 2013 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store Closed Store: Boston Red Blocks
In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.
These new features have been presented to and endorsed by recent roundtable meeting attendees from an early design stage.
Read about the new features below and visit BrickLink Preview Site to experience them.

Redesigned Homepage and Navigation

The new homepage will showcase the way people use BrickLink like browsing for items, contributing to the catalog, and shopping at individual stores.
All visitors will see the same content across their homepages, but store recommendations may change based on their location and login status (more information below).
Here are some of the changes you can look forward to seeing:

New navigation menu: BrickLink’s current 12 top-level menus has been reorganized into 6 top-level menus with a global shopping cart. The most frequently used pages are only one click away.

Browse Catalog: The six main item types in the catalog are visually represented in this section.

Trending Items: Scroll through sets and minifigures that have gained recent popularity in the last seven days.

New Items: Preview Newest Items, and jump tocertain item types like “Parts” or “Sets.”

Recommended Stores: The stores that received the most orders from other buyers closest to your geographical area will appear under Recommended Stores. We want to help you connect with reliable sellers recognized by buyers in your community. Keep in mind that once you Bookmark a recommended store, a different store will appear in its place. For sellers: Find out how you can increase your chances of being featured on the homepage here.


Storefront 2nd Preview

Since Storefront’s first preview, we’ve compiled feedback from buyers and sellers regarding improvements. Overall page structure and item image quality are just some of the features that were improved. See below for a quick summary of what was changed:

Independent scrolling: You can scroll down the left and right sides independently of each other. When scrolling down the right side, the header will shrink to provide a broader view for browsing store items.

Rendered image quality: We improved rendered image quality so item images won’t look broken on grid view.

Fluid page width: Having a small or large screen will no longer be an issue. Items details and all page elements will display properly based on your screen size.
Landing page settings: You can designate Shop, Terms or Splash as your store’s landing page.

Enhanced search: Item Condition and On Sale filters are accessible without expanding the filter section.

More control on the shop page: You can show/hide the newest items of your store.

New feedback page: Each store has a dedicated store feedback page. You can now check most recent feedback and order statistics.

...and so much more. Visit your store and take a look!


New Wanted List

Through a recent survey, we found that many users struggled to use the Wanted List and desired to easily find a combination of stores. Therefore, we reworked and simplified the experience to create and manage a list that can be used to quickly find the stores that can complete it.

Better ways to add items
Send items to your list without leaving the page using our new Add Item tool. You can also now add items directly from your wanted list.

Import popular file types using our new Upload page (.bsx/.ldr/.lxf).
Choose items without knowing the Item ID in our new Part Out page.

Smarter list manager
Build up and edit your list with more tools at your disposal. Editing multiple items at once is easier and faster.
Track the completion of your wanted list with the new “Have Quantity” field. The system will keep track of the “Have Quantity” to help you focus on the remaining quantity.



New buying experience
Plan out multiple stores simultaneously for long Wanted Lists with the new Buy page.

Use Auto-Finder if you want to automatically find the optimal store or combination of stores that can complete your wanted list.


New Catalog Item Image Requirements

In addition to new features, catalog item image policies and the submission tool will be upgraded as images with higher resolution show more details. For the best quality, we recommend that you upload photos taken on a clean, white background.

New catalog image requirements

New catalog items must be submitted with at least one image to be approved

Item images must be at least 640x480 pixels (480x640 pixels for minifigures)
Instead of submitting a small and large image separately, one original high resolution image will be automatically resized and adjusted for each page.


Ready to play around with the all new BrickLink? Click the link below to access the Preview Site, and don’t forget to leave your feedback simply by replying to this news announcement.

BrickLink Preview

We’ll continue to work on possible improvements to reflect your feedback and hope to release this new BrickLink by the end of May.

Thanks,
BrickLink Team


I believe this was mentioned last time but it would be nice if you could see
your list of "wanted lists" in a store alphabetically instead of by whichever
wanted list has the most in that store.

Also, my max prices and remarks on wanted list items aren't showing. Maybe
I missed where to turn that on.

-Pete
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FigBits (2560)

Location:  Canada, Ontario
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Store: FigBits
Looks good. Let me quickly get this out of the way: When can we expect automated
checkout?


Okay, moving on...

When I am looking at a catalog item in either the Items for Sale or the Price
Guide tabs, and I click on an item for sale in a store, it takes me to the store
but not to THAT ITEM in the store, as it should.

I like being able to add an item to a wanted list from inside a store.

More later.


--
Marc.
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FigBits (2560)

Location:  Canada, Ontario
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Store: FigBits
A few other bugs:

When viewing items in a store, there is a link "Item Display Settings" at the
bottom of the page. I changed my settings to have 200 items per page, and to
sort by Price.
I save this, but it doesn't seem to save properly. The pages now SAY that
they are sorted by price, but they aren't. And instead of showing 200 items
per page, it only shows 25, and it SAYS that it's showing 10.



Splash pages: it's good to see them no longer as a pop-up (like in the last
preview), but they don't seem to work right. Go to my Splash page https://preview.bricklink.com/store/home.page?p=FigBits#/splash
and click on the "Monochrome Minifig Maker" link.

In Chrome on Windows 10, the page that comes up is blank.
In Chrome on Android, the secondary splash page comes up, but it truncated.



--
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QCBricks (11315)

Location:  USA, Arizona
Member Since Contact Type Status
Jan 26, 2010 Contact Member Seller
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Store Closed Store: Queen Creek Bricks
In NEWS, FigBits writes:
  A few other bugs:

When viewing items in a store, there is a link "Item Display Settings" at the
bottom of the page. I changed my settings to have 200 items per page, and to
sort by Price.
I save this, but it doesn't seem to save properly. The pages now SAY that
they are sorted by price, but they aren't. And instead of showing 200 items
per page, it only shows 25, and it SAYS that it's showing 10.



Splash pages: it's good to see them no longer as a pop-up (like in the last
preview), but they don't seem to work right. Go to my Splash page https://preview.bricklink.com/store/home.page?p=FigBits#/splash
and click on the "Monochrome Minifig Maker" link.

In Chrome on Windows 10, the page that comes up is blank.
In Chrome on Android, the secondary splash page comes up, but it truncated.



--
Marc.

Same Splash Page issue in Firefox 46 on Windows 10. You can see a teeny, tiny
bit of the top of the page, but the rest of the page is gone. Verified Marc's
finding in Chrome as well.

Scott
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Location:  USA, Idaho
Member Since Contact Type Status Collage
Mar 24, 2010 Contact Member Seller
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Store: ALL THE RIGHT BRICKS
In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.
These new features have been presented to and endorsed by recent roundtable meeting attendees from an early design stage.
Read about the new features below and visit BrickLink Preview Site to experience them.

Redesigned Homepage and Navigation

The new homepage will showcase the way people use BrickLink like browsing for items, contributing to the catalog, and shopping at individual stores.
All visitors will see the same content across their homepages, but store recommendations may change based on their location and login status (more information below).
Here are some of the changes you can look forward to seeing:

New navigation menu: BrickLink’s current 12 top-level menus has been reorganized into 6 top-level menus with a global shopping cart. The most frequently used pages are only one click away.

Browse Catalog: The six main item types in the catalog are visually represented in this section.

Trending Items: Scroll through sets and minifigures that have gained recent popularity in the last seven days.

New Items: Preview Newest Items, and jump tocertain item types like “Parts” or “Sets.”

Recommended Stores: The stores that received the most orders from other buyers closest to your geographical area will appear under Recommended Stores. We want to help you connect with reliable sellers recognized by buyers in your community. Keep in mind that once you Bookmark a recommended store, a different store will appear in its place. For sellers: Find out how you can increase your chances of being featured on the homepage here.


Storefront 2nd Preview

Since Storefront’s first preview, we’ve compiled feedback from buyers and sellers regarding improvements. Overall page structure and item image quality are just some of the features that were improved. See below for a quick summary of what was changed:

Independent scrolling: You can scroll down the left and right sides independently of each other. When scrolling down the right side, the header will shrink to provide a broader view for browsing store items.

Rendered image quality: We improved rendered image quality so item images won’t look broken on grid view.

Fluid page width: Having a small or large screen will no longer be an issue. Items details and all page elements will display properly based on your screen size.
Landing page settings: You can designate Shop, Terms or Splash as your store’s landing page.

Enhanced search: Item Condition and On Sale filters are accessible without expanding the filter section.

More control on the shop page: You can show/hide the newest items of your store.

New feedback page: Each store has a dedicated store feedback page. You can now check most recent feedback and order statistics.

...and so much more. Visit your store and take a look!


New Wanted List

Through a recent survey, we found that many users struggled to use the Wanted List and desired to easily find a combination of stores. Therefore, we reworked and simplified the experience to create and manage a list that can be used to quickly find the stores that can complete it.

Better ways to add items
Send items to your list without leaving the page using our new Add Item tool. You can also now add items directly from your wanted list.

Import popular file types using our new Upload page (.bsx/.ldr/.lxf).
Choose items without knowing the Item ID in our new Part Out page.

Smarter list manager
Build up and edit your list with more tools at your disposal. Editing multiple items at once is easier and faster.
Track the completion of your wanted list with the new “Have Quantity” field. The system will keep track of the “Have Quantity” to help you focus on the remaining quantity.



New buying experience
Plan out multiple stores simultaneously for long Wanted Lists with the new Buy page.

Use Auto-Finder if you want to automatically find the optimal store or combination of stores that can complete your wanted list.


New Catalog Item Image Requirements

In addition to new features, catalog item image policies and the submission tool will be upgraded as images with higher resolution show more details. For the best quality, we recommend that you upload photos taken on a clean, white background.

New catalog image requirements

New catalog items must be submitted with at least one image to be approved

Item images must be at least 640x480 pixels (480x640 pixels for minifigures)
Instead of submitting a small and large image separately, one original high resolution image will be automatically resized and adjusted for each page.


Ready to play around with the all new BrickLink? Click the link below to access the Preview Site, and don’t forget to leave your feedback simply by replying to this news announcement.

BrickLink Preview

We’ll continue to work on possible improvements to reflect your feedback and hope to release this new BrickLink by the end of May.

Thanks,
BrickLink Team


Unless I missed it somwhere, the MyBrickLink page has now turned into a drop
down box on the home page.

Do not like this at all, I must have my usual landing place. I know it saves
clicks, but it does't save peace of mind, and I still have to hover over
the drop down to see it, so in my opinion, not a win.

My familiar Id card is gone, and with that the site suddenly feel a lot less
personal.

Thanks,
Katie
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Location:  USA, Utah
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Store: Argo Brick Collection
In NEWS, AlltRightBricks writes:

  
Unless I missed it somwhere, the MyBrickLink page has now turned into a drop
down box on the home page.

Do not like this at all, I must have my usual landing place. I know it saves
clicks, but it does't save peace of mind, and I still have to hover over
the drop down to see it, so in my opinion, not a win.

My familiar Id card is gone, and with that the site suddenly feel a lot less
personal.

Thanks,
Katie

I concur. MyBrickLink is my goto page. Every link I need is there, I do not
want to hunt around for the correct drop box. The new site is definitely not
an improvement in this regard.
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Location:  USA, Nebraska
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Store: Lost Boys' Brick Shop
  Unless I missed it somwhere, the MyBrickLink page has now turned into a drop
down box on the home page.

Do not like this at all, I must have my usual landing place. I know it saves
clicks, but it does't save peace of mind, and I still have to hover over
the drop down to see it, so in my opinion, not a win.

My familiar Id card is gone, and with that the site suddenly feel a lot less
personal.

Thanks,
Katie

Agree 100%! In my mind that page is essential, especially when using a mobile
device (which is how I usually access BL). Not having it would be a deal-breaker
for me. It looks like parts of what used to be that page have been divided over
two tabs at the top: "My Store" and "My BL". Seems like a clumsy way to views
action items. PLEASE don't eliminate the MyBrickLink page!!! That is where
very visit to BL begins for me! Everything else looks OK.
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Location:  Germany, Berlin
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Store: Area of Bricks 'n Studs
BrickLink Catalog Administrator (?)
In NEWS, AlltRightBricks writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.
These new features have been presented to and endorsed by recent roundtable meeting attendees from an early design stage.
Read about the new features below and visit BrickLink Preview Site to experience them.

Redesigned Homepage and Navigation

The new homepage will showcase the way people use BrickLink like browsing for items, contributing to the catalog, and shopping at individual stores.
All visitors will see the same content across their homepages, but store recommendations may change based on their location and login status (more information below).
Here are some of the changes you can look forward to seeing:

New navigation menu: BrickLink’s current 12 top-level menus has been reorganized into 6 top-level menus with a global shopping cart. The most frequently used pages are only one click away.

Browse Catalog: The six main item types in the catalog are visually represented in this section.

Trending Items: Scroll through sets and minifigures that have gained recent popularity in the last seven days.

New Items: Preview Newest Items, and jump tocertain item types like “Parts” or “Sets.”

Recommended Stores: The stores that received the most orders from other buyers closest to your geographical area will appear under Recommended Stores. We want to help you connect with reliable sellers recognized by buyers in your community. Keep in mind that once you Bookmark a recommended store, a different store will appear in its place. For sellers: Find out how you can increase your chances of being featured on the homepage here.


Storefront 2nd Preview

Since Storefront’s first preview, we’ve compiled feedback from buyers and sellers regarding improvements. Overall page structure and item image quality are just some of the features that were improved. See below for a quick summary of what was changed:

Independent scrolling: You can scroll down the left and right sides independently of each other. When scrolling down the right side, the header will shrink to provide a broader view for browsing store items.

Rendered image quality: We improved rendered image quality so item images won’t look broken on grid view.

Fluid page width: Having a small or large screen will no longer be an issue. Items details and all page elements will display properly based on your screen size.
Landing page settings: You can designate Shop, Terms or Splash as your store’s landing page.

Enhanced search: Item Condition and On Sale filters are accessible without expanding the filter section.

More control on the shop page: You can show/hide the newest items of your store.

New feedback page: Each store has a dedicated store feedback page. You can now check most recent feedback and order statistics.

...and so much more. Visit your store and take a look!


New Wanted List

Through a recent survey, we found that many users struggled to use the Wanted List and desired to easily find a combination of stores. Therefore, we reworked and simplified the experience to create and manage a list that can be used to quickly find the stores that can complete it.

Better ways to add items
Send items to your list without leaving the page using our new Add Item tool. You can also now add items directly from your wanted list.

Import popular file types using our new Upload page (.bsx/.ldr/.lxf).
Choose items without knowing the Item ID in our new Part Out page.

Smarter list manager
Build up and edit your list with more tools at your disposal. Editing multiple items at once is easier and faster.
Track the completion of your wanted list with the new “Have Quantity” field. The system will keep track of the “Have Quantity” to help you focus on the remaining quantity.



New buying experience
Plan out multiple stores simultaneously for long Wanted Lists with the new Buy page.

Use Auto-Finder if you want to automatically find the optimal store or combination of stores that can complete your wanted list.


New Catalog Item Image Requirements

In addition to new features, catalog item image policies and the submission tool will be upgraded as images with higher resolution show more details. For the best quality, we recommend that you upload photos taken on a clean, white background.

New catalog image requirements

New catalog items must be submitted with at least one image to be approved

Item images must be at least 640x480 pixels (480x640 pixels for minifigures)
Instead of submitting a small and large image separately, one original high resolution image will be automatically resized and adjusted for each page.


Ready to play around with the all new BrickLink? Click the link below to access the Preview Site, and don’t forget to leave your feedback simply by replying to this news announcement.

BrickLink Preview

We’ll continue to work on possible improvements to reflect your feedback and hope to release this new BrickLink by the end of May.

Thanks,
BrickLink Team


Unless I missed it somwhere, the MyBrickLink page has now turned into a drop
down box on the home page.

Do not like this at all, I must have my usual landing place. I know it saves
clicks, but it does't save peace of mind, and I still have to hover over
the drop down to see it, so in my opinion, not a win.

My familiar Id card is gone, and with that the site suddenly feel a lot less
personal.

Thanks,
Katie

Click: My BL - Account - My Profile
 Author: AlltRightBricks View Messages Posted By AlltRightBricks
 Posted: May 18, 2016 11:32
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Location:  USA, Idaho
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Store: ALL THE RIGHT BRICKS
In NEWS, therobo writes:
  In NEWS, AlltRightBricks writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.
These new features have been presented to and endorsed by recent roundtable meeting attendees from an early design stage.
Read about the new features below and visit BrickLink Preview Site to experience them.

Redesigned Homepage and Navigation

The new homepage will showcase the way people use BrickLink like browsing for items, contributing to the catalog, and shopping at individual stores.
All visitors will see the same content across their homepages, but store recommendations may change based on their location and login status (more information below).
Here are some of the changes you can look forward to seeing:

New navigation menu: BrickLink’s current 12 top-level menus has been reorganized into 6 top-level menus with a global shopping cart. The most frequently used pages are only one click away.

Browse Catalog: The six main item types in the catalog are visually represented in this section.

Trending Items: Scroll through sets and minifigures that have gained recent popularity in the last seven days.

New Items: Preview Newest Items, and jump tocertain item types like “Parts” or “Sets.”

Recommended Stores: The stores that received the most orders from other buyers closest to your geographical area will appear under Recommended Stores. We want to help you connect with reliable sellers recognized by buyers in your community. Keep in mind that once you Bookmark a recommended store, a different store will appear in its place. For sellers: Find out how you can increase your chances of being featured on the homepage here.


Storefront 2nd Preview

Since Storefront’s first preview, we’ve compiled feedback from buyers and sellers regarding improvements. Overall page structure and item image quality are just some of the features that were improved. See below for a quick summary of what was changed:

Independent scrolling: You can scroll down the left and right sides independently of each other. When scrolling down the right side, the header will shrink to provide a broader view for browsing store items.

Rendered image quality: We improved rendered image quality so item images won’t look broken on grid view.

Fluid page width: Having a small or large screen will no longer be an issue. Items details and all page elements will display properly based on your screen size.
Landing page settings: You can designate Shop, Terms or Splash as your store’s landing page.

Enhanced search: Item Condition and On Sale filters are accessible without expanding the filter section.

More control on the shop page: You can show/hide the newest items of your store.

New feedback page: Each store has a dedicated store feedback page. You can now check most recent feedback and order statistics.

...and so much more. Visit your store and take a look!


New Wanted List

Through a recent survey, we found that many users struggled to use the Wanted List and desired to easily find a combination of stores. Therefore, we reworked and simplified the experience to create and manage a list that can be used to quickly find the stores that can complete it.

Better ways to add items
Send items to your list without leaving the page using our new Add Item tool. You can also now add items directly from your wanted list.

Import popular file types using our new Upload page (.bsx/.ldr/.lxf).
Choose items without knowing the Item ID in our new Part Out page.

Smarter list manager
Build up and edit your list with more tools at your disposal. Editing multiple items at once is easier and faster.
Track the completion of your wanted list with the new “Have Quantity” field. The system will keep track of the “Have Quantity” to help you focus on the remaining quantity.



New buying experience
Plan out multiple stores simultaneously for long Wanted Lists with the new Buy page.

Use Auto-Finder if you want to automatically find the optimal store or combination of stores that can complete your wanted list.


New Catalog Item Image Requirements

In addition to new features, catalog item image policies and the submission tool will be upgraded as images with higher resolution show more details. For the best quality, we recommend that you upload photos taken on a clean, white background.

New catalog image requirements

New catalog items must be submitted with at least one image to be approved

Item images must be at least 640x480 pixels (480x640 pixels for minifigures)
Instead of submitting a small and large image separately, one original high resolution image will be automatically resized and adjusted for each page.


Ready to play around with the all new BrickLink? Click the link below to access the Preview Site, and don’t forget to leave your feedback simply by replying to this news announcement.

BrickLink Preview

We’ll continue to work on possible improvements to reflect your feedback and hope to release this new BrickLink by the end of May.

Thanks,
BrickLink Team


Unless I missed it somwhere, the MyBrickLink page has now turned into a drop
down box on the home page.

Do not like this at all, I must have my usual landing place. I know it saves
clicks, but it does't save peace of mind, and I still have to hover over
the drop down to see it, so in my opinion, not a win.

My familiar Id card is gone, and with that the site suddenly feel a lot less
personal.

Thanks,
Katie

Click: My BL - Account - My Profile

Glad somebody found it!
However, as this is my landing page, it is now WAY more inconvenient to get to
this page then how it is on the current site.

One thing for the team, changing background color does not work. In the preview
site it shows a bright background color. When I go to change it it SAYS that
it is dark. If I try to change to dark or bright nothing changes. I am using
chrome.

Thanks!
Katie
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Location:  Germany, Berlin
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Store: Area of Bricks 'n Studs
BrickLink Catalog Administrator (?)
In NEWS, AlltRightBricks writes:
  In NEWS, therobo writes:
  In NEWS, AlltRightBricks writes:
  Unless I missed it somwhere, the MyBrickLink page has now turned into a drop
down box on the home page.

Do not like this at all, I must have my usual landing place. I know it saves
clicks, but it does't save peace of mind, and I still have to hover over
the drop down to see it, so in my opinion, not a win.

My familiar Id card is gone, and with that the site suddenly feel a lot less
personal.

Thanks,
Katie

Click: My BL - Account - My Profile

Glad somebody found it!
However, as this is my landing page, it is now WAY more inconvenient to get to
this page then how it is on the current site.

No only that, but it's now missing all those useful links on the bottom which
currently give direct access to many important pages! I very rarely click my
"activities" now but I use these links frequently instead of wading through the
various menues.

  
One thing for the team, changing background color does not work. In the preview
site it shows a bright background color. When I go to change it it SAYS that
it is dark. If I try to change to dark or bright nothing changes. I am using
chrome.

Thanks!
Katie
 Author: StormChaser View Messages Posted By StormChaser
 Posted: May 17, 2016 21:30
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Location:  USA, Oklahoma
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Store Closed Store: Store
BrickLink Inventories Administrator (?)
In NEWS, Admin writes:
  New Catalog Item Image Requirements

images with higher resolution show more details. For the best quality, we recommend that you upload photos taken on a clean, white background.


The first statement is a fact and BrickLink's recognition of that fact is
long overdue. I also applaud the second statement and hope it becomes the
catalog standard.

  
New catalog items must be submitted with at least one image to be approved


Not quite as enthusiastic about this one, but I understand the need for it.

  
Item images must be at least 640x480 pixels (480x640 pixels for minifigures)
Instead of submitting a small and large image separately, one original high resolution image will be automatically resized and adjusted for each page.


I applaud the minimum size requirement and elimination of separate submissions
for small and large photos, but I have a couple questions. First, what is the
maximum size allowed? Second, now that the catalog administrators have half
the number of images to approve, can you please either get rid of the
daily limit of 50 images per submitter or increase the number of submissions
allowed? Penalizing frequent image contributors is no way to run a charity.

Also, will .png images (a lossless data compression format, unlike .jpg and .gif
formats) finally be allowed? Will all this resizing and adjusting result in
noticeable reductions in image quality? And finally, I trust BrickLink will
be amenable to having older, lower-quality pictures in the catalog replaced with
higher-quality versions?

As far as the rest of the new stuff goes, I'll get used to it because I have
to. I didn't see anything in the preview site that I felt I couldn't
live with, although I definitely miss the original BrickLink parrots logo. The
new logo does not look like a LEGO brick (as I'm guessing was intended),
but like an off-brand brick. That's a bad thing for LEGO purists like me.

Looking forward to a little clarification on my questions regarding images and
their submission. Thanks for being receptive to feedback.
 Author: Brickwilbo View Messages Posted By Brickwilbo
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Location:  Netherlands, Gelderland
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In NEWS, StormChaser writes:
  As far as the rest of the new stuff goes, I'll get used to it because I have
to. I didn't see anything in the preview site that I felt I couldn't
live with, although I definitely miss the original BrickLink parrots logo. The
new logo does not look like a LEGO brick (as I'm guessing was intended),
but like an off-brand brick. That's a bad thing for LEGO purists like me.


The BrickLink parrots logo really is better.
 Author: FigBits View Messages Posted By FigBits
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Location:  Canada, Ontario
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Store: FigBits
In NEWS, Brickwilbo writes:
  In NEWS, StormChaser writes:
  As far as the rest of the new stuff goes, I'll get used to it because I have
to. I didn't see anything in the preview site that I felt I couldn't
live with, although I definitely miss the original BrickLink parrots logo. The
new logo does not look like a LEGO brick (as I'm guessing was intended),
but like an off-brand brick. That's a bad thing for LEGO purists like me.


The BrickLink parrots logo really is better.


It's at the bottom of the page.


--
Marc.
 Author: Brickwilbo View Messages Posted By Brickwilbo
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Location:  Netherlands, Gelderland
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Store: Brickwilbo Betuwe Bricks
In NEWS, FigBits writes:
  In NEWS, Brickwilbo writes:
  In NEWS, StormChaser writes:
  As far as the rest of the new stuff goes, I'll get used to it because I have
to. I didn't see anything in the preview site that I felt I couldn't
live with, although I definitely miss the original BrickLink parrots logo. The
new logo does not look like a LEGO brick (as I'm guessing was intended),
but like an off-brand brick. That's a bad thing for LEGO purists like me.


The BrickLink parrots logo really is better.


It's at the bottom of the page.


--
Marc.

I see it's in the nostalgic part at the bottom. I rarely scroll to the bottom.
Instead of the new logo on top of every page I would prefer to see the old logo.
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
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In NEWS, Brickwilbo writes:
  In NEWS, StormChaser writes:
  As far as the rest of the new stuff goes, I'll get used to it because I have
to. I didn't see anything in the preview site that I felt I couldn't
live with, although I definitely miss the original BrickLink parrots logo. The
new logo does not look like a LEGO brick (as I'm guessing was intended),
but like an off-brand brick. That's a bad thing for LEGO purists like me.


The BrickLink parrots logo really is better.

I think I prefer the new logo compared to the parrots.

However, the minifigure wearing a bowtie and tophat still looks nothing like
me when processing orders. Hands up - who is this based on? Someone must be wearing
a bowtie and top hat. Although I wish my orders were all £100 like in the picture.
 Author: MidwayPete View Messages Posted By MidwayPete
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Location:  USA, Minnesota
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I guess it will take me some time to get used to the new interface, but I don't
think I'm ever going to see that little green head as representing positive
feedback. A little green head with an open mouth is a Mr. Yuck head.

While window shopping in the new site, the little "show less" on the left side
doesn't actually shrink the search field.

I don't like how, after I search for a certain part, I am not able to open
any other category until I hit the "clear all" button.

I know, I sound like a grumpy old man. Kids these days! I will admit that I like
the clean look.

Peter
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Location:  USA, Arizona
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In NEWS, MidwayPete writes:
  I guess it will take me some time to get used to the new interface, but I don't
think I'm ever going to see that little green head as representing positive
feedback. A little green head with an open mouth is a Mr. Yuck head.


I know, I sound like a grumpy old man. Kids these days! I will admit that I like
the clean look.

Peter

Those "demon" heads were quite possibly the least professional looking part of
the old preview site. I am shocked to see them still there.

They look like really, really, bad LEGO knockoffs.

Scott
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Location:  Netherlands, Gelderland
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In NEWS, MidwayPete writes:
  I guess it will take me some time to get used to the new interface, but I don't
think I'm ever going to see that little green head as representing positive
feedback. A little green head with an open mouth is a Mr. Yuck head.

Nice to see they (kind of) bring back the feedback-Smileys.
http://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=563817

Thanks Admin

  While window shopping in the new site, the little "show less" on the left side
doesn't actually shrink the search field.

I don't like how, after I search for a certain part, I am not able to open
any other category until I hit the "clear all" button.

I know, I sound like a grumpy old man. Kids these days! I will admit that I like
the clean look.

Peter
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   Rendered image quality: We improved rendered image quality so item images won’t look broken on grid view.

I brought this up after the last shop page preview, but it looks the same now:
These rendered images are terrible. Some type of processing has been applied
that distorts the patterns and mottles the colors. Solid, non-patterned parts
look blurred. The handle of the red door below isn't really even visible.

I'm all for improving the image quality, but this is not an improvement.
 




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Location:  USA, Ohio
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In NEWS, 62Bricks writes:
  
   Rendered image quality: We improved rendered image quality so item images won’t look broken on grid view.

I brought this up after the last shop page preview, but it looks the same now:
These rendered images are terrible. Some type of processing has been applied
that distorts the patterns and mottles the colors. Solid, non-patterned parts
look blurred. The handle of the red door below isn't really even visible.

I'm all for improving the image quality, but this is not an improvement.

Totally agree. The image processing routine that is being used to show part images
in stores is absolutely horrendous. It makes *some* of the rendered images look
slightly better, but it makes things like minifig torso assemblies, decorated
parts, and parts with small details look horribly blurred and just plain awful.
Two thumbs down for this.

Randy
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Location:  USA, Michigan
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In NEWS, randyf writes:
  In NEWS, 62Bricks writes:
  
   Rendered image quality: We improved rendered image quality so item images won’t look broken on grid view.

I brought this up after the last shop page preview, but it looks the same now:
These rendered images are terrible. Some type of processing has been applied
that distorts the patterns and mottles the colors. Solid, non-patterned parts
look blurred. The handle of the red door below isn't really even visible.

I'm all for improving the image quality, but this is not an improvement.

Totally agree. The image processing routine that is being used to show part images
in stores is absolutely horrendous. It makes *some* of the rendered images look
slightly better, but it makes things like minifig torso assemblies, decorated
parts, and parts with small details look horribly blurred and just plain awful.
Two thumbs down for this.

Randy

Yes, absolutely horrendous.
 Author: JulieK View Messages Posted By JulieK
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Location:  USA, Illinois
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Store: ChicagoBrickyard
In NEWS, Admin writes:
If you click on the view thread balloon icon, the entire thread does show up,
but the link to the new preview site is not clickable (at least in Chrome).

I needed to click on the original message only to get the link.

I think there used to be an icon (microphone?) to click when there were announcements.
It was a good feature.

Julie
 Author: crazylegoman View Messages Posted By crazylegoman
 Posted: May 17, 2016 22:04
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Location:  USA, Indiana
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Store: Hoosier Daddy
In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Instead of submitting a small and large image separately, one original high resolution image will be automatically resized and adjusted for each page.

What if a part already has a good large image, but you're submitting a pic
for the small image in a new color? I assume there's not going to be a large
image for each color.

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Location:  Netherlands, Zuid-Holland
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In Catalog, crazylegoman writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Instead of submitting a small and large image separately, one original high resolution image will be automatically resized and adjusted for each page.

What if a part already has a good large image, but you're submitting a pic
for the small image in a new color? I assume there's not going to be a large
image for each color.

David

And what if you want a large image to show the difference between two mold versions?
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enig (2897)

Location:  Lithuania, Panevėžys
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Store: enigma bricks - CHEAP S&H!
http://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2443

Additionally, make sure you are in good standing with BrickLink and your customers.
If you have unresolved problem orders within the past 6 months, are blocked
by users
, or overdue bills, you will decrease your chances of being featured.


Are blocked by users?

Excellent idea. Why not. One more reason to NOT confront BAD sellers and to not
say ANYTHING. That is if you are a seller and if you wish to not get hit back
with a retaliatory feedback, and from now on of course also get stoplisted. Or
whatever "blocked" means anyway.

/ applause

Seriously. Please re-think this. A well as the myriad of reasons why this argument
even exist, of which each and every single on is much more important than a BL
facelift.

Please also make sure that you respect continents AND EU borders when featuring
"my region" stores. Two of the four featured stores to me are now from Russia.
At one side, 99 out of 100 times I would not buy from there simply because of
import duties alone, because Russia is not EU/Europe. On another side, sticking
a Russian flag in my face and calling it "a store from your region" is a direct
insult to me and to my nation.
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FigBits (2560)

Location:  Canada, Ontario
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Store: FigBits
In NEWS, enig writes:
  http://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2443

Additionally, make sure you are in good standing with BrickLink and your customers.
If you have unresolved problem orders within the past 6 months, are blocked
by users
, or overdue bills, you will decrease your chances of being featured.


Are blocked by users?



This could use clarification,but I assume it means that a store will not be "featured"
for buyers who have that store on their Least Favorites list (or disliked, or
whatever it's called now). Which makes sense.

If it doesn't mean this... then I dunno.


--
Marc.



  
Excellent idea. Why not. One more reason to NOT confront BAD sellers and to not
say ANYTHING. That is if you are a seller and if you wish to not get hit back
with a retaliatory feedback, and from now on of course also get stoplisted. Or
whatever "blocked" means anyway.

/ applause

Seriously. Please re-think this. A well as the myriad of reasons why this argument
even exist, of which each and every single on is much more important than a BL
facelift.

Please also make sure that you respect continents AND EU borders when featuring
"my region" stores. Two of the four featured stores to me are now from Russia.
At one side, 99 out of 100 times I would not buy from there simply because of
import duties alone, because Russia is not EU/Europe. On another side, sticking
a Russian flag in my face and calling it "a store from your region" is a direct
insult to me and to my nation.
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picabo (1919)

Location:  USA, Rhode Island
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Store Closed Store: Abby's Spare Parts
In NEWS, FigBits writes:
  In NEWS, enig writes:
  http://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2443

Additionally, make sure you are in good standing with BrickLink and your customers.
If you have unresolved problem orders within the past 6 months, are blocked
by users
, or overdue bills, you will decrease your chances of being featured.


Are blocked by users?

I'm blocked by a seller due to a forum post and someone doesn't like
my store, so this must mean I don't have to worry about a logo.

If this is the intent of that paragraph I can see a few people randomly blocking
some of their competitors. Perhaps it needs to be like it is now with the honored
and featured stores. For full disclosure, I've never been on those lists
so that would be fine with me.

Pam
  


This could use clarification,but I assume it means that a store will not be "featured"
for buyers who have that store on their Least Favorites list (or disliked, or
whatever it's called now). Which makes sense.

If it doesn't mean this... then I dunno.


--
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Excellent idea. Why not. One more reason to NOT confront BAD sellers and to not
say ANYTHING. That is if you are a seller and if you wish to not get hit back
with a retaliatory feedback, and from now on of course also get stoplisted. Or
whatever "blocked" means anyway.

/ applause

Seriously. Please re-think this. A well as the myriad of reasons why this argument
even exist, of which each and every single on is much more important than a BL
facelift.

Please also make sure that you respect continents AND EU borders when featuring
"my region" stores. Two of the four featured stores to me are now from Russia.
At one side, 99 out of 100 times I would not buy from there simply because of
import duties alone, because Russia is not EU/Europe. On another side, sticking
a Russian flag in my face and calling it "a store from your region" is a direct
insult to me and to my nation.
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
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In NEWS, picabo writes:
  In NEWS, FigBits writes:
  In NEWS, enig writes:
  http://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2443

Additionally, make sure you are in good standing with BrickLink and your customers.
If you have unresolved problem orders within the past 6 months, are blocked
by users
, or overdue bills, you will decrease your chances of being featured.


Are blocked by users?

I'm blocked by a seller due to a forum post and someone doesn't like
my store, so this must mean I don't have to worry about a logo.

If this is the intent of that paragraph I can see a few people randomly blocking
some of their competitors. Perhaps it needs to be like it is now with the honored
and featured stores. For full disclosure, I've never been on those lists
so that would be fine with me.

Pam
  


This could use clarification,but I assume it means that a store will not be "featured"
for buyers who have that store on their Least Favorites list (or disliked, or
whatever it's called now). Which makes sense.

If it doesn't mean this... then I dunno.


--
Marc.



  
Excellent idea. Why not. One more reason to NOT confront BAD sellers and to not
say ANYTHING. That is if you are a seller and if you wish to not get hit back
with a retaliatory feedback, and from now on of course also get stoplisted. Or
whatever "blocked" means anyway.

/ applause

Seriously. Please re-think this. A well as the myriad of reasons why this argument
even exist, of which each and every single on is much more important than a BL
facelift.

Please also make sure that you respect continents AND EU borders when featuring
"my region" stores. Two of the four featured stores to me are now from Russia.
At one side, 99 out of 100 times I would not buy from there simply because of
import duties alone, because Russia is not EU/Europe. On another side, sticking
a Russian flag in my face and calling it "a store from your region" is a direct
insult to me and to my nation.

I assume it means that if buyer A blocks seller B, then seller B will not be
featured when buyer A looks. Whereas they will when buyer C looks. That makes
perfect sense to me. If I won't buy from someone, I don't want to see
their store, so don't show me their store.
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picabo (1919)

Location:  USA, Rhode Island
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In NEWS, yorbrick writes:
  In NEWS, picabo writes:
  In NEWS, FigBits writes:
  In NEWS, enig writes:
  http://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2443

Additionally, make sure you are in good standing with BrickLink and your customers.
If you have unresolved problem orders within the past 6 months, are blocked
by users
, or overdue bills, you will decrease your chances of being featured.


Are blocked by users?

I'm blocked by a seller due to a forum post and someone doesn't like
my store, so this must mean I don't have to worry about a logo.

If this is the intent of that paragraph I can see a few people randomly blocking
some of their competitors. Perhaps it needs to be like it is now with the honored
and featured stores. For full disclosure, I've never been on those lists
so that would be fine with me.

Pam
  


This could use clarification,but I assume it means that a store will not be "featured"
for buyers who have that store on their Least Favorites list (or disliked, or
whatever it's called now). Which makes sense.

If it doesn't mean this... then I dunno.


--
Marc.



  
Excellent idea. Why not. One more reason to NOT confront BAD sellers and to not
say ANYTHING. That is if you are a seller and if you wish to not get hit back
with a retaliatory feedback, and from now on of course also get stoplisted. Or
whatever "blocked" means anyway.

/ applause

Seriously. Please re-think this. A well as the myriad of reasons why this argument
even exist, of which each and every single on is much more important than a BL
facelift.

Please also make sure that you respect continents AND EU borders when featuring
"my region" stores. Two of the four featured stores to me are now from Russia.
At one side, 99 out of 100 times I would not buy from there simply because of
import duties alone, because Russia is not EU/Europe. On another side, sticking
a Russian flag in my face and calling it "a store from your region" is a direct
insult to me and to my nation.

I assume it means that if buyer A blocks seller B, then seller B will not be
featured when buyer A looks. Whereas they will when buyer C looks. That makes
perfect sense to me. If I won't buy from someone, I don't want to see
their store, so don't show me their store.

Now that makes sense.
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  Please also make sure that you respect continents AND EU borders when featuring
"my region" stores. Two of the four featured stores to me are now from Russia.
At one side, 99 out of 100 times I would not buy from there simply because of
import duties alone, because Russia is not EU/Europe. On another side, sticking
a Russian flag in my face and calling it "a store from your region" is a direct
insult to me and to my nation.

Maybe they could have a buy from selection of countries, just like stores can
use the sell to selection. That way buyers could "stoplist" (as in block from
being seen) whole countries at once if they don't want to buy from certain
countries.
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enig (2897)

Location:  Lithuania, Panevėžys
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Store: enigma bricks - CHEAP S&H!
In NEWS, yorbrick writes:
  
  Please also make sure that you respect continents AND EU borders when featuring
"my region" stores. Two of the four featured stores to me are now from Russia.
At one side, 99 out of 100 times I would not buy from there simply because of
import duties alone, because Russia is not EU/Europe. On another side, sticking
a Russian flag in my face and calling it "a store from your region" is a direct
insult to me and to my nation.

Maybe they could have a buy from selection of countries, just like stores can
use the sell to selection. That way buyers could "stoplist" (as in block from
being seen) whole countries at once if they don't want to buy from certain
countries.

It's not about wanting or not wanting to buy from certain countries. I bought
from Russian sellers a few times because I had to, and be rest assured that I
have absolutely nothing against the sellers themselves.

I don't think I was logged in when these "my region" recommended stores were
shown to me, and I would assume that my Shopping Settings would be taken into
account. That is, if I select a certain country or a certain region, only shops
from that regions would make it into the list.

I and most other BL users who have been here a wile can tailor certain aspects
of BL to fit out needs. But just as Scott has pointed out as well, this feature
is currently not working as intended. Default settings should take into account
things like distance and/or regions. In this case - EU. If not because of anything
else, then at least because in absolute majority of cases it simply does not
make sense to buy from outside of EU.

In this very case, not respecting this basic factor is also causing an additional
problem. I am sure that to many it may look that I am over reacting, but then
again it is because many might not understand what are the reasons behind that.
They are not only political, which we may not discuss at BL forums, but to a
great number of Lithuanians they are also deeply personal.

If I am a first time visitor at a shopping webpage and I see Russian flags stuck
into my face, cyrillic script AND am told that it's "my region", your webstats
will show me as a visitor who spent 2 seconds at the landing page and never came
back.
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Location:  USA, Illinois
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Store: Old Grey Bricks
Log in, Storefronts and Items for Sale are not loading for me in Firefox 46.0.1
on a Windows 7 desktop.

Jen
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Location:  USA, Arizona
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Store Closed Store: Queen Creek Bricks
In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.
These new features have been presented to and endorsed by recent roundtable meeting attendees from an early design stage.
Read about the new features below and visit BrickLink Preview Site to experience them.

Redesigned Homepage and Navigation

The new homepage will showcase the way people use BrickLink like browsing for items, contributing to the catalog, and shopping at individual stores.
All visitors will see the same content across their homepages, but store recommendations may change based on their location and login status (more information below).
Here are some of the changes you can look forward to seeing:

New navigation menu: BrickLink’s current 12 top-level menus has been reorganized into 6 top-level menus with a global shopping cart. The most frequently used pages are only one click away.

Browse Catalog: The six main item types in the catalog are visually represented in this section.

Trending Items: Scroll through sets and minifigures that have gained recent popularity in the last seven days.

New Items: Preview Newest Items, and jump tocertain item types like “Parts” or “Sets.”

Recommended Stores: The stores that received the most orders from other buyers closest to your geographical area will appear under Recommended Stores. We want to help you connect with reliable sellers recognized by buyers in your community. Keep in mind that once you Bookmark a recommended store, a different store will appear in its place. For sellers: Find out how you can increase your chances of being featured on the homepage here.


Storefront 2nd Preview

Since Storefront’s first preview, we’ve compiled feedback from buyers and sellers regarding improvements. Overall page structure and item image quality are just some of the features that were improved. See below for a quick summary of what was changed:

Independent scrolling: You can scroll down the left and right sides independently of each other. When scrolling down the right side, the header will shrink to provide a broader view for browsing store items.

Rendered image quality: We improved rendered image quality so item images won’t look broken on grid view.

Fluid page width: Having a small or large screen will no longer be an issue. Items details and all page elements will display properly based on your screen size.
Landing page settings: You can designate Shop, Terms or Splash as your store’s landing page.

Enhanced search: Item Condition and On Sale filters are accessible without expanding the filter section.

More control on the shop page: You can show/hide the newest items of your store.

New feedback page: Each store has a dedicated store feedback page. You can now check most recent feedback and order statistics.

...and so much more. Visit your store and take a look!


New Wanted List

Through a recent survey, we found that many users struggled to use the Wanted List and desired to easily find a combination of stores. Therefore, we reworked and simplified the experience to create and manage a list that can be used to quickly find the stores that can complete it.

Better ways to add items
Send items to your list without leaving the page using our new Add Item tool. You can also now add items directly from your wanted list.

Import popular file types using our new Upload page (.bsx/.ldr/.lxf).
Choose items without knowing the Item ID in our new Part Out page.

Smarter list manager
Build up and edit your list with more tools at your disposal. Editing multiple items at once is easier and faster.
Track the completion of your wanted list with the new “Have Quantity” field. The system will keep track of the “Have Quantity” to help you focus on the remaining quantity.



New buying experience
Plan out multiple stores simultaneously for long Wanted Lists with the new Buy page.

Use Auto-Finder if you want to automatically find the optimal store or combination of stores that can complete your wanted list.


New Catalog Item Image Requirements

In addition to new features, catalog item image policies and the submission tool will be upgraded as images with higher resolution show more details. For the best quality, we recommend that you upload photos taken on a clean, white background.

New catalog image requirements

New catalog items must be submitted with at least one image to be approved

Item images must be at least 640x480 pixels (480x640 pixels for minifigures)
Instead of submitting a small and large image separately, one original high resolution image will be automatically resized and adjusted for each page.


Ready to play around with the all new BrickLink? Click the link below to access the Preview Site, and don’t forget to leave your feedback simply by replying to this news announcement.

BrickLink Preview

We’ll continue to work on possible improvements to reflect your feedback and hope to release this new BrickLink by the end of May.

Thanks,
BrickLink Team


Another thing about the feedback...

It seems horribly unfair to show one preview feedback of each type for each store.
If a store has one negative FB, it shows that single feedback. Yet, if another
store has 50 negatives...it shows one as well.

I don't see the rationale behind dredging up a single old negative from three
years ago for those stores that have just a single blemish on their record and
make it apples to apples with a store that has far more (often recent) negatives.

The "popular stores near you" suggested one store in the next state over. A
second store about 1,000 miles from me, and the other two are on the East Coast
over 2,000 miles from here. Doesn't seem to fit stores that are "...closest
to your geographical area" especially considering there are hundreds of stores
in SoCal just 350 miles or so from here.

Scott
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Brickwilbo (1363)

Location:  Netherlands, Gelderland
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Store: Brickwilbo Betuwe Bricks
In NEWS, QCBricks writes:

  Another thing about the feedback...

It seems horribly unfair to show one preview feedback of each type for each store.
If a store has one negative FB, it shows that single feedback. Yet, if another
store has 50 negatives...it shows one as well.

I don't see the rationale behind dredging up a single old negative from three
years ago for those stores that have just a single blemish on their record and
make it apples to apples with a store that has far more (often recent) negatives.

Scott

It shows only feedback from the last 6 months.
 
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Location:  Netherlands, Overijssel
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Store: Paul's Dutch Brick Store
In NEWS, QCBricks writes:
  The "popular stores near you" suggested one store in the next state over. A
second store about 1,000 miles from me, and the other two are on the East Coast
over 2,000 miles from here. Doesn't seem to fit stores that are "...closest
to your geographical area" especially considering there are hundreds of stores
in SoCal just 350 miles or so from here.

Scott

I don't have a problem with popular stores being too far away. I actually
have the opposite problem: one of them is in my own house. I don't think
Bricklink should be recommending my own store to me. They should be recommending
my store to other buyers. The other recommended stores are all in my own province,
including one here in Zwolle. So this feature works for me if they can remove
my own store from the stores that are recommended for me.
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yorbrick (584)

Location:  United Kingdom, England
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In NEWS, paulvdb writes:
  In NEWS, QCBricks writes:
  The "popular stores near you" suggested one store in the next state over. A
second store about 1,000 miles from me, and the other two are on the East Coast
over 2,000 miles from here. Doesn't seem to fit stores that are "...closest
to your geographical area" especially considering there are hundreds of stores
in SoCal just 350 miles or so from here.

Scott

I don't have a problem with popular stores being too far away. I actually
have the opposite problem: one of them is in my own house. I don't think
Bricklink should be recommending my own store to me. They should be recommending
my store to other buyers. The other recommended stores are all in my own province,
including one here in Zwolle. So this feature works for me if they can remove
my own store from the stores that are recommended for me.

Maybe they will recommend the seller's own stores to all sellers, to make
them think that they are being recommended to all buyers, and thus make them
feel more positive about BL.
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Location:  Lithuania, Panevėžys
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Store: enigma bricks - CHEAP S&H!
* Fluid page width: Having a small or large screen will no longer be an issue.
Items details and all page elements will display properly based on your screen
size.


For someone with a wide-screen this now became an issue, when was never
one before. The "business end" of items in the store (viewing in 'list'
mode) are now wayy to the right. It's so far to the right that the picture
of the item and qty that I have added (or have not) are not even in the same
field of my vision any more.

Ditch this and don't touch what's not broken. OR leave the old setting
for larger screens, and "fix" it for small screens/resolutions that were problematic.
But seriously, even smartphones now come with FullHD resolution screens, so I
have no idea what this "improvement" is even about. Perhaps I am missing something.

* The little heart that was meant to help add to a wanted list (I suppose?) is
not working. A pop-up pops up for a brief moment and disappears (FireFox, Chrome).
On IE11 nothing happens at all. Thankfully.
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Store: CalsBricks
In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.
These new features have been presented to and endorsed by recent roundtable meeting attendees from an early design stage.
Read about the new features below and visit BrickLink Preview Site to experience them.

Redesigned Homepage and Navigation

The new homepage will showcase the way people use BrickLink like browsing for items, contributing to the catalog, and shopping at individual stores.
All visitors will see the same content across their homepages, but store recommendations may change based on their location and login status (more information below).
Here are some of the changes you can look forward to seeing:

New navigation menu: BrickLink’s current 12 top-level menus has been reorganized into 6 top-level menus with a global shopping cart. The most frequently used pages are only one click away.

Browse Catalog: The six main item types in the catalog are visually represented in this section.

Trending Items: Scroll through sets and minifigures that have gained recent popularity in the last seven days.

New Items: Preview Newest Items, and jump tocertain item types like “Parts” or “Sets.”

Recommended Stores: The stores that received the most orders from other buyers closest to your geographical area will appear under Recommended Stores. We want to help you connect with reliable sellers recognized by buyers in your community. Keep in mind that once you Bookmark a recommended store, a different store will appear in its place. For sellers: Find out how you can increase your chances of being featured on the homepage here.


Storefront 2nd Preview

Since Storefront’s first preview, we’ve compiled feedback from buyers and sellers regarding improvements. Overall page structure and item image quality are just some of the features that were improved. See below for a quick summary of what was changed:

Independent scrolling: You can scroll down the left and right sides independently of each other. When scrolling down the right side, the header will shrink to provide a broader view for browsing store items.

Rendered image quality: We improved rendered image quality so item images won’t look broken on grid view.

Fluid page width: Having a small or large screen will no longer be an issue. Items details and all page elements will display properly based on your screen size.
Landing page settings: You can designate Shop, Terms or Splash as your store’s landing page.

Enhanced search: Item Condition and On Sale filters are accessible without expanding the filter section.

More control on the shop page: You can show/hide the newest items of your store.

New feedback page: Each store has a dedicated store feedback page. You can now check most recent feedback and order statistics.

...and so much more. Visit your store and take a look!


New Wanted List

Through a recent survey, we found that many users struggled to use the Wanted List and desired to easily find a combination of stores. Therefore, we reworked and simplified the experience to create and manage a list that can be used to quickly find the stores that can complete it.

Better ways to add items
Send items to your list without leaving the page using our new Add Item tool. You can also now add items directly from your wanted list.

Import popular file types using our new Upload page (.bsx/.ldr/.lxf).
Choose items without knowing the Item ID in our new Part Out page.

Smarter list manager
Build up and edit your list with more tools at your disposal. Editing multiple items at once is easier and faster.
Track the completion of your wanted list with the new “Have Quantity” field. The system will keep track of the “Have Quantity” to help you focus on the remaining quantity.



New buying experience
Plan out multiple stores simultaneously for long Wanted Lists with the new Buy page.

Use Auto-Finder if you want to automatically find the optimal store or combination of stores that can complete your wanted list.


New Catalog Item Image Requirements

In addition to new features, catalog item image policies and the submission tool will be upgraded as images with higher resolution show more details. For the best quality, we recommend that you upload photos taken on a clean, white background.

New catalog image requirements

New catalog items must be submitted with at least one image to be approved

Item images must be at least 640x480 pixels (480x640 pixels for minifigures)
Instead of submitting a small and large image separately, one original high resolution image will be automatically resized and adjusted for each page.


Ready to play around with the all new BrickLink? Click the link below to access the Preview Site, and don’t forget to leave your feedback simply by replying to this news announcement.

BrickLink Preview

We’ll continue to work on possible improvements to reflect your feedback and hope to release this new BrickLink by the end of May.

Thanks,
BrickLink Team

Good morning

Quite honestly I do not know where to begin. Do not like it at all. New look,
maybe. but when clicking on our splash page it is cut off half way down. The
images when I browse to any item in our store do not appear correctly they have
a little circle at the top of the image which is obscured by the item. somewhat.
Find the site to be confusing and far, far too busy. Can imagine new buyers will
not find it easy to navigate. Don't want the 'landing page' to be
the first thing they see when they log into our store. That should either be
the item they are looking for (from a search outside the store) or our splash
page - where do we change that?

I note the comments about agreeing or discussing these changes with the roundtable
attendees but they are only a very small percentage of Bricklink's stores.
Do not think Bricklink should make their judgements based on that at all. Still
no tools for the stores to improve their inventory control - still no catalogue
changes to allow proper dimensions etc.

The image thing only really applies to those who submit images and whilst we
are happy with any improvements there - that should have been done a very long
time ago. I am sure there will be many more comments as we and others take time
to look in more detail. Bricklink seem to have adopted a strange way of dealing
with development. Dump it on the users and see how they react. Very strange indeed.
  
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In NEWS, calsbricks writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.
These new features have been presented to and endorsed by recent roundtable meeting attendees from an early design stage.
Read about the new features below and visit BrickLink Preview Site to experience them.

Redesigned Homepage and Navigation

The new homepage will showcase the way people use BrickLink like browsing for items, contributing to the catalog, and shopping at individual stores.
All visitors will see the same content across their homepages, but store recommendations may change based on their location and login status (more information below).
Here are some of the changes you can look forward to seeing:

New navigation menu: BrickLink’s current 12 top-level menus has been reorganized into 6 top-level menus with a global shopping cart. The most frequently used pages are only one click away.

Browse Catalog: The six main item types in the catalog are visually represented in this section.

Trending Items: Scroll through sets and minifigures that have gained recent popularity in the last seven days.

New Items: Preview Newest Items, and jump tocertain item types like “Parts” or “Sets.”

Recommended Stores: The stores that received the most orders from other buyers closest to your geographical area will appear under Recommended Stores. We want to help you connect with reliable sellers recognized by buyers in your community. Keep in mind that once you Bookmark a recommended store, a different store will appear in its place. For sellers: Find out how you can increase your chances of being featured on the homepage here.


Storefront 2nd Preview

Since Storefront’s first preview, we’ve compiled feedback from buyers and sellers regarding improvements. Overall page structure and item image quality are just some of the features that were improved. See below for a quick summary of what was changed:

Independent scrolling: You can scroll down the left and right sides independently of each other. When scrolling down the right side, the header will shrink to provide a broader view for browsing store items.

Rendered image quality: We improved rendered image quality so item images won’t look broken on grid view.

Fluid page width: Having a small or large screen will no longer be an issue. Items details and all page elements will display properly based on your screen size.
Landing page settings: You can designate Shop, Terms or Splash as your store’s landing page.

Enhanced search: Item Condition and On Sale filters are accessible without expanding the filter section.

More control on the shop page: You can show/hide the newest items of your store.

New feedback page: Each store has a dedicated store feedback page. You can now check most recent feedback and order statistics.

...and so much more. Visit your store and take a look!


New Wanted List

Through a recent survey, we found that many users struggled to use the Wanted List and desired to easily find a combination of stores. Therefore, we reworked and simplified the experience to create and manage a list that can be used to quickly find the stores that can complete it.

Better ways to add items
Send items to your list without leaving the page using our new Add Item tool. You can also now add items directly from your wanted list.

Import popular file types using our new Upload page (.bsx/.ldr/.lxf).
Choose items without knowing the Item ID in our new Part Out page.

Smarter list manager
Build up and edit your list with more tools at your disposal. Editing multiple items at once is easier and faster.
Track the completion of your wanted list with the new “Have Quantity” field. The system will keep track of the “Have Quantity” to help you focus on the remaining quantity.



New buying experience
Plan out multiple stores simultaneously for long Wanted Lists with the new Buy page.

Use Auto-Finder if you want to automatically find the optimal store or combination of stores that can complete your wanted list.


New Catalog Item Image Requirements

In addition to new features, catalog item image policies and the submission tool will be upgraded as images with higher resolution show more details. For the best quality, we recommend that you upload photos taken on a clean, white background.

New catalog image requirements

New catalog items must be submitted with at least one image to be approved

Item images must be at least 640x480 pixels (480x640 pixels for minifigures)
Instead of submitting a small and large image separately, one original high resolution image will be automatically resized and adjusted for each page.


Ready to play around with the all new BrickLink? Click the link below to access the Preview Site, and don’t forget to leave your feedback simply by replying to this news announcement.

BrickLink Preview

We’ll continue to work on possible improvements to reflect your feedback and hope to release this new BrickLink by the end of May.

Thanks,
BrickLink Team

Good morning

Quite honestly I do not know where to begin. Do not like it at all. New look,
maybe. but when clicking on our splash page it is cut off half way down. The
images when I browse to any item in our store do not appear correctly they have
a little circle at the top of the image which is obscured by the item. somewhat.
Find the site to be confusing and far, far too busy. Can imagine new buyers will
not find it easy to navigate. Don't want the 'landing page' to be
the first thing they see when they log into our store. That should either be
the item they are looking for (from a search outside the store) or our splash
page - where do we change that?

I note the comments about agreeing or discussing these changes with the roundtable
attendees but they are only a very small percentage of Bricklink's stores.
Do not think Bricklink should make their judgements based on that at all. Still
no tools for the stores to improve their inventory control - still no catalogue
changes to allow proper dimensions etc.

The image thing only really applies to those who submit images and whilst we
are happy with any improvements there - that should have been done a very long
time ago. I am sure there will be many more comments as we and others take time
to look in more detail. Bricklink seem to have adopted a strange way of dealing
with development. Dump it on the users and see how they react. Very strange indeed.
  

There appears to be lots and lots of things which do not work properly at all.
The edit featured store items tells me I have one featured item and click here
to edit. When I click there it returns our very familiar server error. It is
also showing we have 240 MOC's available in our store - we have none.

So very, very sad to see Bricklink denigrating to doing development in this way.
The most important items seem to have been completely forgotten about. I can
honestly see more stores having major problems with this and still not inventory
tools.
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In NEWS, calsbricks writes:
  In NEWS, calsbricks writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.
These new features have been presented to and endorsed by recent roundtable meeting attendees from an early design stage.
Read about the new features below and visit BrickLink Preview Site to experience them.

Redesigned Homepage and Navigation

The new homepage will showcase the way people use BrickLink like browsing for items, contributing to the catalog, and shopping at individual stores.
All visitors will see the same content across their homepages, but store recommendations may change based on their location and login status (more information below).
Here are some of the changes you can look forward to seeing:

New navigation menu: BrickLink’s current 12 top-level menus has been reorganized into 6 top-level menus with a global shopping cart. The most frequently used pages are only one click away.

Browse Catalog: The six main item types in the catalog are visually represented in this section.

Trending Items: Scroll through sets and minifigures that have gained recent popularity in the last seven days.

New Items: Preview Newest Items, and jump tocertain item types like “Parts” or “Sets.”

Recommended Stores: The stores that received the most orders from other buyers closest to your geographical area will appear under Recommended Stores. We want to help you connect with reliable sellers recognized by buyers in your community. Keep in mind that once you Bookmark a recommended store, a different store will appear in its place. For sellers: Find out how you can increase your chances of being featured on the homepage here.


Storefront 2nd Preview

Since Storefront’s first preview, we’ve compiled feedback from buyers and sellers regarding improvements. Overall page structure and item image quality are just some of the features that were improved. See below for a quick summary of what was changed:

Independent scrolling: You can scroll down the left and right sides independently of each other. When scrolling down the right side, the header will shrink to provide a broader view for browsing store items.

Rendered image quality: We improved rendered image quality so item images won’t look broken on grid view.

Fluid page width: Having a small or large screen will no longer be an issue. Items details and all page elements will display properly based on your screen size.
Landing page settings: You can designate Shop, Terms or Splash as your store’s landing page.

Enhanced search: Item Condition and On Sale filters are accessible without expanding the filter section.

More control on the shop page: You can show/hide the newest items of your store.

New feedback page: Each store has a dedicated store feedback page. You can now check most recent feedback and order statistics.

...and so much more. Visit your store and take a look!


New Wanted List

Through a recent survey, we found that many users struggled to use the Wanted List and desired to easily find a combination of stores. Therefore, we reworked and simplified the experience to create and manage a list that can be used to quickly find the stores that can complete it.

Better ways to add items
Send items to your list without leaving the page using our new Add Item tool. You can also now add items directly from your wanted list.

Import popular file types using our new Upload page (.bsx/.ldr/.lxf).
Choose items without knowing the Item ID in our new Part Out page.

Smarter list manager
Build up and edit your list with more tools at your disposal. Editing multiple items at once is easier and faster.
Track the completion of your wanted list with the new “Have Quantity” field. The system will keep track of the “Have Quantity” to help you focus on the remaining quantity.



New buying experience
Plan out multiple stores simultaneously for long Wanted Lists with the new Buy page.

Use Auto-Finder if you want to automatically find the optimal store or combination of stores that can complete your wanted list.


New Catalog Item Image Requirements

In addition to new features, catalog item image policies and the submission tool will be upgraded as images with higher resolution show more details. For the best quality, we recommend that you upload photos taken on a clean, white background.

New catalog image requirements

New catalog items must be submitted with at least one image to be approved

Item images must be at least 640x480 pixels (480x640 pixels for minifigures)
Instead of submitting a small and large image separately, one original high resolution image will be automatically resized and adjusted for each page.


Ready to play around with the all new BrickLink? Click the link below to access the Preview Site, and don’t forget to leave your feedback simply by replying to this news announcement.

BrickLink Preview

We’ll continue to work on possible improvements to reflect your feedback and hope to release this new BrickLink by the end of May.

Thanks,
BrickLink Team

Good morning

Quite honestly I do not know where to begin. Do not like it at all. New look,
maybe. but when clicking on our splash page it is cut off half way down. The
images when I browse to any item in our store do not appear correctly they have
a little circle at the top of the image which is obscured by the item. somewhat.
Find the site to be confusing and far, far too busy. Can imagine new buyers will
not find it easy to navigate. Don't want the 'landing page' to be
the first thing they see when they log into our store. That should either be
the item they are looking for (from a search outside the store) or our splash
page - where do we change that?

I note the comments about agreeing or discussing these changes with the roundtable
attendees but they are only a very small percentage of Bricklink's stores.
Do not think Bricklink should make their judgements based on that at all. Still
no tools for the stores to improve their inventory control - still no catalogue
changes to allow proper dimensions etc.

The image thing only really applies to those who submit images and whilst we
are happy with any improvements there - that should have been done a very long
time ago. I am sure there will be many more comments as we and others take time
to look in more detail. Bricklink seem to have adopted a strange way of dealing
with development. Dump it on the users and see how they react. Very strange indeed.
  

There appears to be lots and lots of things which do not work properly at all.
The edit featured store items tells me I have one featured item and click here
to edit. When I click there it returns our very familiar server error. It is
also showing we have 240 MOC's available in our store - we have none.

So very, very sad to see Bricklink denigrating to doing development in this way.
The most important items seem to have been completely forgotten about. I can
honestly see more stores having major problems with this and still no inventory
tools.

The list goes on and on. Doesn't appear to be a way we can make entering
our store what we want - Not what Bricklink wants.(Please note: We do not all
want the same thing !!!!!) Where are all the options e.g. Be nice for each store
to choose which page they want as their landing page. e.g. splash, terms, customer
items etc.

Took absolutely ages to get to my advance search. It used to be so easy and now
it is many steps. What is with that ? And still no tools for the stores - no
sales analysis; no inventory analysis - for goodness sake this is a SQL database
(regardless of what the front end looks like or comes from).

How is this proposed change going to help the stores ? Not one roundtable discussion
in the UK - we are the 2nd largest English speaking marketplace in the world
and possibly the 3rd largest in value to Bricklink (Behind USA and Germany).
No encouragement of discussion on development - just here it is - we talked to
the roundtable attendees and they all think it is wonderful - do they really?
Why are development not communicative? Since Ryan departed not a word until this.
We sent messages to development on the 3rd of March 2016 and haven't even
had the courtesy of a reply - that kind of customer service doesn't auger
well. Why not take advantage of all the talent that is in the community, especially
with regards to development. Keith Turner at KT Bricks is a software developer
as well as one of the UK's largest established shops. Our main company has
been doing software development around SQL since the 70's - Bricklink pay
attention - you have not got this right and it is going to cause more problems
than you can imagine if you continue to carry on in this manner.
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In NEWS, calsbricks writes:
  In NEWS, calsbricks writes:
  In NEWS, calsbricks writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.
These new features have been presented to and endorsed by recent roundtable meeting attendees from an early design stage.
Read about the new features below and visit BrickLink Preview Site to experience them.

Redesigned Homepage and Navigation

The new homepage will showcase the way people use BrickLink like browsing for items, contributing to the catalog, and shopping at individual stores.
All visitors will see the same content across their homepages, but store recommendations may change based on their location and login status (more information below).
Here are some of the changes you can look forward to seeing:

New navigation menu: BrickLink’s current 12 top-level menus has been reorganized into 6 top-level menus with a global shopping cart. The most frequently used pages are only one click away.

Browse Catalog: The six main item types in the catalog are visually represented in this section.

Trending Items: Scroll through sets and minifigures that have gained recent popularity in the last seven days.

New Items: Preview Newest Items, and jump tocertain item types like “Parts” or “Sets.”

Recommended Stores: The stores that received the most orders from other buyers closest to your geographical area will appear under Recommended Stores. We want to help you connect with reliable sellers recognized by buyers in your community. Keep in mind that once you Bookmark a recommended store, a different store will appear in its place. For sellers: Find out how you can increase your chances of being featured on the homepage here.


Storefront 2nd Preview

Since Storefront’s first preview, we’ve compiled feedback from buyers and sellers regarding improvements. Overall page structure and item image quality are just some of the features that were improved. See below for a quick summary of what was changed:

Independent scrolling: You can scroll down the left and right sides independently of each other. When scrolling down the right side, the header will shrink to provide a broader view for browsing store items.

Rendered image quality: We improved rendered image quality so item images won’t look broken on grid view.

Fluid page width: Having a small or large screen will no longer be an issue. Items details and all page elements will display properly based on your screen size.
Landing page settings: You can designate Shop, Terms or Splash as your store’s landing page.

Enhanced search: Item Condition and On Sale filters are accessible without expanding the filter section.

More control on the shop page: You can show/hide the newest items of your store.

New feedback page: Each store has a dedicated store feedback page. You can now check most recent feedback and order statistics.

...and so much more. Visit your store and take a look!


New Wanted List

Through a recent survey, we found that many users struggled to use the Wanted List and desired to easily find a combination of stores. Therefore, we reworked and simplified the experience to create and manage a list that can be used to quickly find the stores that can complete it.

Better ways to add items
Send items to your list without leaving the page using our new Add Item tool. You can also now add items directly from your wanted list.

Import popular file types using our new Upload page (.bsx/.ldr/.lxf).
Choose items without knowing the Item ID in our new Part Out page.

Smarter list manager
Build up and edit your list with more tools at your disposal. Editing multiple items at once is easier and faster.
Track the completion of your wanted list with the new “Have Quantity” field. The system will keep track of the “Have Quantity” to help you focus on the remaining quantity.



New buying experience
Plan out multiple stores simultaneously for long Wanted Lists with the new Buy page.

Use Auto-Finder if you want to automatically find the optimal store or combination of stores that can complete your wanted list.


New Catalog Item Image Requirements

In addition to new features, catalog item image policies and the submission tool will be upgraded as images with higher resolution show more details. For the best quality, we recommend that you upload photos taken on a clean, white background.

New catalog image requirements

New catalog items must be submitted with at least one image to be approved

Item images must be at least 640x480 pixels (480x640 pixels for minifigures)
Instead of submitting a small and large image separately, one original high resolution image will be automatically resized and adjusted for each page.


Ready to play around with the all new BrickLink? Click the link below to access the Preview Site, and don’t forget to leave your feedback simply by replying to this news announcement.

BrickLink Preview

We’ll continue to work on possible improvements to reflect your feedback and hope to release this new BrickLink by the end of May.

Thanks,
BrickLink Team

Good morning

Quite honestly I do not know where to begin. Do not like it at all. New look,
maybe. but when clicking on our splash page it is cut off half way down. The
images when I browse to any item in our store do not appear correctly they have
a little circle at the top of the image which is obscured by the item. somewhat.
Find the site to be confusing and far, far too busy. Can imagine new buyers will
not find it easy to navigate. Don't want the 'landing page' to be
the first thing they see when they log into our store. That should either be
the item they are looking for (from a search outside the store) or our splash
page - where do we change that?

I note the comments about agreeing or discussing these changes with the roundtable
attendees but they are only a very small percentage of Bricklink's stores.
Do not think Bricklink should make their judgements based on that at all. Still
no tools for the stores to improve their inventory control - still no catalogue
changes to allow proper dimensions etc.

The image thing only really applies to those who submit images and whilst we
are happy with any improvements there - that should have been done a very long
time ago. I am sure there will be many more comments as we and others take time
to look in more detail. Bricklink seem to have adopted a strange way of dealing
with development. Dump it on the users and see how they react. Very strange indeed.
  

There appears to be lots and lots of things which do not work properly at all.
The edit featured store items tells me I have one featured item and click here
to edit. When I click there it returns our very familiar server error. It is
also showing we have 240 MOC's available in our store - we have none.

So very, very sad to see Bricklink denigrating to doing development in this way.
The most important items seem to have been completely forgotten about. I can
honestly see more stores having major problems with this and still no inventory
tools.

The list goes on and on. Doesn't appear to be a way we can make entering
our store what we want - Not what Bricklink wants.(Please note: We do not all
want the same thing !!!!!) Where are all the options e.g. Be nice for each store
to choose which page they want as their landing page. e.g. splash, terms, customer
items etc.

Took absolutely ages to get to my advance search. It used to be so easy and now
it is many steps. What is with that ? And still no tools for the stores - no
sales analysis; no inventory analysis - for goodness sake this is a SQL database
(regardless of what the front end looks like or comes from).

How is this proposed change going to help the stores ? Not one roundtable discussion
in the UK - we are the 2nd largest English speaking marketplace in the world
and possibly the 3rd largest in value to Bricklink (Behind USA and Germany).
No encouragement of discussion on development - just here it is - we talked to
the roundtable attendees and they all think it is wonderful - do they really?
Why are development not communicative? Since Ryan departed not a word until this.
We sent messages to development on the 3rd of March 2016 and haven't even
had the courtesy of a reply - that kind of customer service doesn't auger
well. Why not take advantage of all the talent that is in the community, especially
with regards to development. Keith Turner at KT Bricks is a software developer
as well as one of the UK's largest established shops. Our main company has
been doing software development around SQL since the 70's - Bricklink pay
attention - you have not got this right and it is going to cause more problems
than you can imagine if you continue to carry on in this manner.

More issues - have tried to edit the settings for the featured items page (the
one that loads automatically when you first go into the store). Choose edit settings
and removed all the items currently showing. Saved changes and nothing happens
- they are still all there. As we do not wish to have a featured items page -
how can we get rid of this page?

We are aware that the sandbox is a snapshot and not live data but how did you
choose which items to feature and on what basis?

So very, very sad
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  No encouragement of discussion on development - just here it is - we talked to
the roundtable attendees and they all think it is wonderful - do they really?


I assure you it wasn't all roses and butterflies. And some of the points
that came up here also came up during the round table.

And many of them are still the same as back then or only slightly changed. There
are quite a few things I am not happy about. Overall, sure, nice and pretty but
many details that I am not happy with. However, the world doesn't revolve
around me (or any other roundtable attendee).

I'll probably take the time this afternoon and test it a little bit and come
up with some better feedback than "details I am not happy with".


- Nadine
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Location:  Italy, Toscana
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In the New BrickLink I have a message of 3 orders received not shipped and in
the received orders page they result shipped when in fact these orders are completed
and feedback left from both parts like shown in the old version!
I really don't understand why change BL instead of improve it.
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In NEWS, re_collection writes:
  In the New BrickLink I have a message of 3 orders received not shipped and in
the received orders page they result shipped when in fact these orders are completed
and feedback left from both parts like shown in the old version!
I really don't understand why change BL instead of improve it.

Store Terms are unreadable, html is gone! colors, size text, tag


I'm out of the grace of God!
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In NEWS, re_collection writes:
  In NEWS, re_collection writes:
  In the New BrickLink I have a message of 3 orders received not shipped and in
the received orders page they result shipped when in fact these orders are completed
and feedback left from both parts like shown in the old version!
I really don't understand why change BL instead of improve it.

Store Terms are unreadable, html is gone! colors, size text, tag


I'm out of the grace of God!

-20 lots in my Store in the new version? What lots? ALL THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE
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In NEWS, re_collection writes:
  In NEWS, re_collection writes:
  In NEWS, re_collection writes:
  In the New BrickLink I have a message of 3 orders received not shipped and in
the received orders page they result shipped when in fact these orders are completed
and feedback left from both parts like shown in the old version!
I really don't understand why change BL instead of improve it.

Store Terms are unreadable, html is gone! colors, size text, tag


I'm out of the grace of God!

-20 lots in my Store in the new version? What lots? ALL THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE

NEW BL: Total 41,844 items in 6,383 lots available.

OLD BL(correct): Total 42,085 items in 6403 lots available.

Admin, anywhere I look there are errors, everything is worse, why are you doing
this to us? Why penalize all our work?
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Location:  Austria, Wien
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Did you read the following text?
"All data in this sandbox is a copy of live environment as of May 10, 2016"

In NEWS, re_collection writes:
  In NEWS, re_collection writes:
  In NEWS, re_collection writes:
  In NEWS, re_collection writes:
  In the New BrickLink I have a message of 3 orders received not shipped and in
the received orders page they result shipped when in fact these orders are completed
and feedback left from both parts like shown in the old version!
I really don't understand why change BL instead of improve it.

Store Terms are unreadable, html is gone! colors, size text, tag


I'm out of the grace of God!

-20 lots in my Store in the new version? What lots? ALL THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE

NEW BL: Total 41,844 items in 6,383 lots available.

OLD BL(correct): Total 42,085 items in 6403 lots available.

Admin, anywhere I look there are errors, everything is worse, why are you doing
this to us? Why penalize all our work?
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Location:  Italy, Toscana
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Store: il negozietto
In NEWS, Hurt writes:
  Did you read the following text?
"All data in this sandbox is a copy of live environment as of May 10, 2016"

In NEWS, re_collection writes:
  In NEWS, re_collection writes:
  In NEWS, re_collection writes:
  In NEWS, re_collection writes:
  In the New BrickLink I have a message of 3 orders received not shipped and in
the received orders page they result shipped when in fact these orders are completed
and feedback left from both parts like shown in the old version!
I really don't understand why change BL instead of improve it.

Store Terms are unreadable, html is gone! colors, size text, tag


I'm out of the grace of God!

-20 lots in my Store in the new version? What lots? ALL THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE

NEW BL: Total 41,844 items in 6,383 lots available.

OLD BL(correct): Total 42,085 items in 6403 lots available.

Admin, anywhere I look there are errors, everything is worse, why are you doing
this to us? Why penalize all our work?

and what about Store Terms? html tags are visible! I ship to 75 countries and
they are all vertical in one column! There are disabled sections (like VAT) that
are visible in the new version.
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Location:  USA, Ohio
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In NEWS, re_collection writes:
  In NEWS, re_collection writes:
  In NEWS, re_collection writes:
  In NEWS, re_collection writes:
  In the New BrickLink I have a message of 3 orders received not shipped and in
the received orders page they result shipped when in fact these orders are completed
and feedback left from both parts like shown in the old version!
I really don't understand why change BL instead of improve it.

Store Terms are unreadable, html is gone! colors, size text, tag


I'm out of the grace of God!

-20 lots in my Store in the new version? What lots? ALL THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE

NEW BL: Total 41,844 items in 6,383 lots available.

OLD BL(correct): Total 42,085 items in 6403 lots available.

Admin, anywhere I look there are errors, everything is worse, why are you doing
this to us? Why penalize all our work?

The "new" BrickLink is a preview site that is using a copy of the site database
from May 10. Therefore, it obviously should not match what is current on the
"old" BrickLink as of today. There is no need for hysterics.

Cheers,
Randy
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Location:  Denmark
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In NEWS, re_collection writes:
  In the New BrickLink I have a message of 3 orders received not shipped and in
the received orders page they result shipped when in fact these orders are completed
and feedback left from both parts like shown in the old version!
I really don't understand why change BL instead of improve it.

The preview site is probably a snapshot of the database as it was a while back,
that is why your orders status look different from what is is.

Mikael / MikMo
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  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!

  Thanks,
BrickLink Team


Please take your time, because this is what I see, and I'm not going to be
a happy Buyer!

Thea
Not Liking this Adventure!
 




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Does it really need the word rare in the main tagline?

New, rare and vintage LEGO.

Very little of what is sold on BL is rare and currently you are excluding the
massive amount of used but non-vintage LEGO that is sold on BL every day. Why
not just use "Marketplace for new and used LEGO".

I don't like the layout, although I'm sure I'll get used to it.

What is with the sorting on "Stores by Region". Do you select a random letter
and start the list with that to avoid all the stores being called "AAAAAAAA1111+
parts"?
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Location:  Netherlands, Gelderland
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In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.
These new features have been presented to and endorsed by recent roundtable meeting attendees from an early design stage.
Read about the new features below and visit BrickLink Preview Site to experience them.


  Trending Items: Scroll through sets and minifigures that have gained recent popularity in the last seven days.

New Items: Preview Newest Items, and jump tocertain item types like “Parts” or “Sets.”

Storefront 2nd Preview

Since Storefront’s first preview, we’ve compiled feedback from buyers and sellers regarding improvements. Overall page structure and item image quality are just some of the features that were improved. See below for a quick summary of what was changed:

Independent scrolling: You can scroll down the left and right sides independently of each other. When scrolling down the right side, the header will shrink to provide a broader view for browsing store items.

Rendered image quality: We improved rendered image quality so item images won’t look broken on grid view.

Fluid page width: Having a small or large screen will no longer be an issue. Items details and all page elements will display properly based on your screen size.
Landing page settings: You can designate Shop, Terms or Splash as your store’s landing page.

Enhanced search: Item Condition and On Sale filters are accessible without expanding the filter section.

More control on the shop page: You can show/hide the newest items of your store.

New feedback page: Each store has a dedicated store feedback page. You can now check most recent feedback and order statistics.

  Thanks,
BrickLink Team


What extra value has it for showing cancelled orders in the stats?

This already has been discussed when the preview was announced:
http://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=970944
 
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In NEWS, Brickwilbo writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.
These new features have been presented to and endorsed by recent roundtable meeting attendees from an early design stage.
Read about the new features below and visit BrickLink Preview Site to experience them.


  Trending Items: Scroll through sets and minifigures that have gained recent popularity in the last seven days.

New Items: Preview Newest Items, and jump tocertain item types like “Parts” or “Sets.”

Storefront 2nd Preview

Since Storefront’s first preview, we’ve compiled feedback from buyers and sellers regarding improvements. Overall page structure and item image quality are just some of the features that were improved. See below for a quick summary of what was changed:

Independent scrolling: You can scroll down the left and right sides independently of each other. When scrolling down the right side, the header will shrink to provide a broader view for browsing store items.

Rendered image quality: We improved rendered image quality so item images won’t look broken on grid view.

Fluid page width: Having a small or large screen will no longer be an issue. Items details and all page elements will display properly based on your screen size.
Landing page settings: You can designate Shop, Terms or Splash as your store’s landing page.

Enhanced search: Item Condition and On Sale filters are accessible without expanding the filter section.

More control on the shop page: You can show/hide the newest items of your store.

New feedback page: Each store has a dedicated store feedback page. You can now check most recent feedback and order statistics.

  Thanks,
BrickLink Team


What extra value has it for showing cancelled orders in the stats?

This already has been discussed when the preview was announced:
http://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=970944

Looks ok to me, may take a little getting used to, but within a few days you
will have forgotten what the old pages looked like

One criticism I have, on the shop page, if you are in for example mini figs -
there is only the option to see it or remove it, where has the view all
gone?? I personally use it quite a lot!!!!!
If someone posts they are having a high percentage sale, I may not need anything,
but will have a nosey at all items...... especially in minifigs. but quite often
parts too, If anything seems a good price, or I could use / sell them - I may
buy something,
Also, I have bought a few stores whole inventories, If you can't view all
- even with auto fill cart, it would take forever, for this kind of purchase,
- Star wars figs - Add
Alpha team - Add
Aqua Zone - Add

etc...................

or have I missed something??

Alex
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Location:  Netherlands, Overijssel
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Store: Paul's Dutch Brick Store
In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.
These new features have been presented to and endorsed by recent roundtable meeting attendees from an early design stage.
Read about the new features below and visit BrickLink Preview Site to experience them.

Redesigned Homepage and Navigation

The new homepage will showcase the way people use BrickLink like browsing for items, contributing to the catalog, and shopping at individual stores.
All visitors will see the same content across their homepages, but store recommendations may change based on their location and login status (more information below).
Here are some of the changes you can look forward to seeing:

New navigation menu: BrickLink’s current 12 top-level menus has been reorganized into 6 top-level menus with a global shopping cart. The most frequently used pages are only one click away.

Browse Catalog: The six main item types in the catalog are visually represented in this section.

Trending Items: Scroll through sets and minifigures that have gained recent popularity in the last seven days.

New Items: Preview Newest Items, and jump tocertain item types like “Parts” or “Sets.”

Recommended Stores: The stores that received the most orders from other buyers closest to your geographical area will appear under Recommended Stores. We want to help you connect with reliable sellers recognized by buyers in your community. Keep in mind that once you Bookmark a recommended store, a different store will appear in its place. For sellers: Find out how you can increase your chances of being featured on the homepage here.


Storefront 2nd Preview

Since Storefront’s first preview, we’ve compiled feedback from buyers and sellers regarding improvements. Overall page structure and item image quality are just some of the features that were improved. See below for a quick summary of what was changed:

Independent scrolling: You can scroll down the left and right sides independently of each other. When scrolling down the right side, the header will shrink to provide a broader view for browsing store items.

Rendered image quality: We improved rendered image quality so item images won’t look broken on grid view.

Fluid page width: Having a small or large screen will no longer be an issue. Items details and all page elements will display properly based on your screen size.
Landing page settings: You can designate Shop, Terms or Splash as your store’s landing page.

Enhanced search: Item Condition and On Sale filters are accessible without expanding the filter section.

More control on the shop page: You can show/hide the newest items of your store.

New feedback page: Each store has a dedicated store feedback page. You can now check most recent feedback and order statistics.

...and so much more. Visit your store and take a look!


New Wanted List

Through a recent survey, we found that many users struggled to use the Wanted List and desired to easily find a combination of stores. Therefore, we reworked and simplified the experience to create and manage a list that can be used to quickly find the stores that can complete it.

Better ways to add items
Send items to your list without leaving the page using our new Add Item tool. You can also now add items directly from your wanted list.

Import popular file types using our new Upload page (.bsx/.ldr/.lxf).
Choose items without knowing the Item ID in our new Part Out page.

Smarter list manager
Build up and edit your list with more tools at your disposal. Editing multiple items at once is easier and faster.
Track the completion of your wanted list with the new “Have Quantity” field. The system will keep track of the “Have Quantity” to help you focus on the remaining quantity.



New buying experience
Plan out multiple stores simultaneously for long Wanted Lists with the new Buy page.

Use Auto-Finder if you want to automatically find the optimal store or combination of stores that can complete your wanted list.


New Catalog Item Image Requirements

In addition to new features, catalog item image policies and the submission tool will be upgraded as images with higher resolution show more details. For the best quality, we recommend that you upload photos taken on a clean, white background.

New catalog image requirements

New catalog items must be submitted with at least one image to be approved

Item images must be at least 640x480 pixels (480x640 pixels for minifigures)
Instead of submitting a small and large image separately, one original high resolution image will be automatically resized and adjusted for each page.


Ready to play around with the all new BrickLink? Click the link below to access the Preview Site, and don’t forget to leave your feedback simply by replying to this news announcement.

BrickLink Preview

We’ll continue to work on possible improvements to reflect your feedback and hope to release this new BrickLink by the end of May.

Thanks,
BrickLink Team


I am browsing my own store and noticed that 21% VAT is added to all prices in
my store. The 21% VAT is supposed to be already included in the prices. This
seems to also be the case with other VAT registered stores.
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Location:  USA, Georgia
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Well, it is all overwhelming to me but one thing slapped me in the face when
I saw it: One of the featured items in my store is an item I have in STOCKROOM.
It is not meant to be up for sale and is not in the condition mentioned anymore.
This is why it is in the Stockroom.
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Location:  Netherlands, Gelderland
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Store: Brickwilbo Betuwe Bricks
In NEWS, wanderer101 writes:
  Well, it is all overwhelming to me but one thing slapped me in the face when
I saw it: One of the featured items in my store is an item I have in STOCKROOM.
It is not meant to be up for sale and is not in the condition mentioned anymore.
This is why it is in the Stockroom.

http://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=987522
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Location:  USA, Georgia
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Store: A-Bout Bricks
In NEWS, Brickwilbo writes:
  In NEWS, wanderer101 writes:
  Well, it is all overwhelming to me but one thing slapped me in the face when
I saw it: One of the featured items in my store is an item I have in STOCKROOM.
It is not meant to be up for sale and is not in the condition mentioned anymore.
This is why it is in the Stockroom.

http://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=987522


This set has been in Stockroom way before May 10, 2016
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AussieBrickster (2751)

Location:  Australia, Victoria
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Store: Aussie Brickster
Everything looks like going the right direction and love that they listen for
most of the feedback regarding the first preview - we know not everything its
possible given we want a less down time as possible.

About the eligibility for sellers to be featured i dont think its fair for most
of us that just because we closed (for stock take , LEGO show, or any other reason)
that our shops wont be eligible to be featured. I think it should be based on
feedback , qty of parts and qty of parts sold (not qty of orders) a shop moving
high qty of parts per order might be a lot more respectable and experienced than
a small shop selling a high number of small orders - i think it should be based
on the same parameter than the featured, highlighted and honoured stores.

Awesome work and cant wait
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yorbrick (584)

Location:  United Kingdom, England
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  About the eligibility for sellers to be featured i dont think its fair for most
of us that just because we closed (for stock take , LEGO show, or any other reason)
that our shops wont be eligible to be featured. I think it should be based on
feedback , qty of parts and qty of parts sold (not qty of orders) a shop moving
high qty of parts per order might be a lot more respectable and experienced than
a small shop selling a high number of small orders - i think it should be based
on the same parameter than the featured, highlighted and honoured stores.

Why should quantity of parts and parts sold be more important than quantity of
orders?

As you say a shop moving a high qty of parts per order might be a lot more respectable
and experienced than a small shop selling a high number of small orders but then
a small shop selling a high number of small orders might be a lot more respectable
(and experienced) than a shop moving a high qty of parts per order.

If a store is fulfilling a lot of small orders, then they are presumably satisfying
a lot of customers and to me that is better than satisfying relatively a few
customers doing big orders.

And if a store is closed, I think it is right not to feature them. Why feature
a store that buyers cannot buy from?

I am also against featuring based on feedback. It should be on recent feedback
if feedback is used.
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Location:  Netherlands, Gelderland
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In NEWS, yorbrick writes:
  
  About the eligibility for sellers to be featured i dont think its fair for most
of us that just because we closed (for stock take , LEGO show, or any other reason)
that our shops wont be eligible to be featured. I think it should be based on
feedback , qty of parts and qty of parts sold (not qty of orders) a shop moving
high qty of parts per order might be a lot more respectable and experienced than
a small shop selling a high number of small orders - i think it should be based
on the same parameter than the featured, highlighted and honoured stores.

Why should quantity of parts and parts sold be more important than quantity of
orders?

As you say a shop moving a high qty of parts per order might be a lot more respectable
and experienced than a small shop selling a high number of small orders but then
a small shop selling a high number of small orders might be a lot more respectable
(and experienced) than a shop moving a high qty of parts per order.

If a store is fulfilling a lot of small orders, then they are presumably satisfying
a lot of customers and to me that is better than satisfying relatively a few
customers doing big orders.

And if a store is closed, I think it is right not to feature them. Why feature
a store that buyers cannot buy from?

Agreed. It's pointless to point buyers to a closed store.

  I am also against featuring based on feedback. It should be on recent feedback
if feedback is used.
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Location:  Australia, Victoria
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Store: Aussie Brickster
I agree mostly but - what i mean when closed its that is says if you close the
shop for any reason the store is not eligible to be feature for the next six
months.

and as for the feedback of course has to be about recent feedback , wish that
eventually the feedback goes away ive seen huge shops that have thousands of
order and they have a couple of bad ones or neutral that you cant remove , but
how you decide when they are gone maybe a year old or so.

about the order qty what i mean is that say your store had 100 order but you
sold 25000 parts comparing to a shop that sells minifigs - they have 120 orders
and selling 200 minifigs , yes they are satisfying m,ore customers but the likeliness
of most people need to buy from that shop that sell only minifigs its very low
in the scheme of things. this is what i mean , should be a formula based in many
factors not just one.as well if its based on orders what stops a shops just opening
an account and making 1000s of 1c orders just to make sure they are featured
all the time.

there are a lot of vague statements in the new look that need to be either reworded
or better explained
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yorbrick (584)

Location:  United Kingdom, England
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Store Closed Store: New Bricks and Minifigs
  about the order qty what i mean is that say your store had 100 order but you
sold 25000 parts comparing to a shop that sells minifigs - they have 120 orders
and selling 200 minifigs , yes they are satisfying m,ore customers but the likeliness
of most people need to buy from that shop that sell only minifigs its very low
in the scheme of things. this is what i mean , should be a formula based in many
factors not just one.as well if its based on orders what stops a shops just opening
an account and making 1000s of 1c orders just to make sure they are featured
all the time.


I agree it should be done on many factors. If a store sells 25000 parts in 100
orders and another has 120 small orders, then that would presumably get picked
up under total revenue of the orders. But then if those 120 orders are $50 of
minifigures per time, whereas the 25000 parts in 100 orders are all 1c parts,
then the minifig orders are actually quite substantial.

As to stores closing, if it does go back six months then I'd agree with you.
That actually discourages a store from closing when necessary but instead promotes
stores being slow when they are away for holidays for example.
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Store: Simply Bricks
In NEWS, Admin writes:



Can we please have a on / off switch, so we can choose between the old version
and the new version?

Thanks
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Location:  Netherlands, Gelderland
Member Since Contact Type Status Collage
Oct 24, 2007 Contact Member Seller
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Store: Brickwilbo Betuwe Bricks
In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,
Storefront 2nd Preview

Fluid page width: Having a small or large screen will no longer be an issue. Items details and all page elements will display properly based on your screen size.

It's taking a lot of screen (100% in Chrome).

  ...and so much more. Visit your store and take a look!

  Thanks,
BrickLink Team


Why is a visible 'date listed' added as option?
 


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Location:  USA, Rhode Island
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Store: Dearly De-Parted
Just starting to play with the new layout - there's a lot to test and figure
out. A couple things to start, as others have mentioned - my Splash page does
not display in Firefox. You only see about an inch, the rest is cut off making
it unusable.

The background setting of bright/dark doesn't work - but that may be that
it's not "live"?

Don't really understand the order graph bars graphic clicking the feedback
tab. This seems a bit meaningless.

When using the filters in my store as a buyer would shopping for items - when
you select Item Type the color selector should be removed or grayed out for items
for which color does not apply (minifigs, instructions, etc). I could imagine
a buyer looking for a figure with a dark bluish torso and zero items are displayed,
for example.

I agree with other posters in expressing disappointment that more seller tools
weren't developed, sales data with pertinent filters, history, inventory
management - was expecting a lot more in this area and it seems the new rollout
was developed only with buyers in mind, at least at this point in time. I was
also hoping we would see a large increase in retained data - i.e., order history
NOT purged in 6 months but perhaps a year or more.

I'm sure I'll post more findings when I have time to play with this more,
but the above are preliminary comments.
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Location:  USA, Michigan
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Store: GB Bricks
Just clicking through various pages to see what they look like, but get a 404
error for the page to add items to inventory.
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Location:  USA, Rhode Island
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Store Closed Store: Abby's Spare Parts
In NEWS, Vegitt writes:
  Just clicking through various pages to see what they look like, but get a 404
error for the page to add items to inventory.

I get the same thing for setting up "featured" items. I just assumed it wasn't
live yet.
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Location:  Germany, Berlin
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Store: Area of Bricks 'n Studs
BrickLink Catalog Administrator (?)
In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.

Hi Admins,
I have a couple of questions and found many issues:

General:
1) Why does the new site not work properly in all supported browsers?
I have tried IE9, IE11 and Firefox and have found many issues in all 3 browsers.

2) Why do we still have to enter name and password on a non-secure (non-https)
page?


Store front issues:
3) "Fluid page width" does not work in any browser.
Even worse: instead of previously line wrapping, lines are cut off now.

4) My store terms show the VAT information (0.00) although I'm not VAT registered.

5) Shipping countries are a huge list now instead of previously 3 columns.

6) Shipping countries and shipping methods are not clearly separated from shipping
policy.
The old terms page was much better organized by different types of headlines
and separators.

7) HTML and special characters in shipping and payment method do not work.

8) Popups (images, settings) don't have a "close" indicator in IE

9) The heart icon in images (only in FF not in IE) looks childish.

10) Items per page setting does not work.

11) Item numbers are missing in item list (only on popups)

12) No links to extended description in lists

13) HTML in extended description in popups does not work

14) You want bigger images but large images in stores have max. 320 pixel height.
Small images are bigger now (in grid view) but blurry.

15) Offsite Image URLs in item listings do not work

16) Some set images are cut off and distorted (check 31027)

17) It's not intuitive that headings on the left (Sets, Parts, Minifigs,
etc.) are clickable.

18) Item categories are cut off in the left navigation.

19) Compared to the old store page the font type on the whole page is blurry
and catastrophic in Firefox (not in IE).

20) Enter key is not working when adding to cart.

21) HTML and color in store banner is not working.

22) Minimizing the search filter menu does not work.

23) The colored top area has one square foot, but it's almost empty due to
too small fonts and icons and flag. Where is the waving flag??

24) Right click on the top right menu (my icon, wanted, etc.) does not work.
How to open one of these in a new tab??

25) How to edit featured lots? It brings an empty list and no edit option.

26) THERE IS NO CONTACT BUTTON! HOW TO CONTACT A STORE??

27) Where is the help when in store?


Store feedback tab:
28) What does the bar graph mean

29) Why do you show cancelled orders? What information content does it have for
buyers?

30) Why feedback numbers only for 6 months? (Old) feedback table shows week,
month, year.

31) The green FB symbol looks like a scary skull

32) Why showing only selling feedback and not also buying feedback?

33) Why no more country flags next to buyer names?

34) Why no link to feedback left for other members?

35) The feedback "bricks" with numbers don't look like bricks at all, with
the number in it (what does it stand for?) it looks like a weight sign.


Misc:
36) I have not yet tried the new wanted tool, but others will, for sure

37) I tried to upload a catalog image but it does not work.

.
.
.

99) Access to admin page is missing...

Ronald
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Location:  Italy, Toscana
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Store: il negozietto
In NEWS, therobo writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.

Hi Admins,
I have a couple of questions and found many issues:

General:
1) Why does the new site not work properly in all supported browsers?
I have tried IE9, IE11 and Firefox and have found many issues in all 3 browsers.

2) Why do we still have to enter name and password on a non-secure (non-https)
page?


Store front issues:
3) "Fluid page width" does not work in any browser.
Even worse: instead of previously line wrapping, lines are cut off now.

4) My store terms show the VAT information (0.00) although I'm not VAT registered.

5) Shipping countries are a huge list now instead of previously 3 columns.

6) Shipping countries and shipping methods are not clearly separated from shipping
policy.
The old terms page was much better organized by different types of headlines
and separators.

7) HTML and special characters in shipping and payment method do not work.

8) Popups (images, settings) don't have a "close" indicator in IE

9) The heart icon in images (only in FF not in IE) looks childish.

10) Items per page setting does not work.

11) Item numbers are missing in item list (only on popups)

12) No links to extended description in lists

13) HTML in extended description in popups does not work

14) You want bigger images but large images in stores have max. 320 pixel height.
Small images are bigger now (in grid view) but blurry.

15) Offsite Image URLs in item listings do not work

16) Some set images are cut off and distorted (check 31027)

17) It's not intuitive that headings on the left (Sets, Parts, Minifigs,
etc.) are clickable.

18) Item categories are cut off in the left navigation.

19) Compared to the old store page the font type on the whole page is blurry
and catastrophic in Firefox (not in IE).

20) Enter key is not working when adding to cart.

21) HTML and color in store banner is not working.

22) Minimizing the search filter menu does not work.

23) The colored top area has one square foot, but it's almost empty due to
too small fonts and icons and flag. Where is the waving flag??

24) Right click on the top right menu (my icon, wanted, etc.) does not work.
How to open one of these in a new tab??

25) How to edit featured lots? It brings an empty list and no edit option.

26) THERE IS NO CONTACT BUTTON! HOW TO CONTACT A STORE??

27) Where is the help when in store?


Store feedback tab:
28) What does the bar graph mean

29) Why do you show cancelled orders? What information content does it have for
buyers?

30) Why feedback numbers only for 6 months? (Old) feedback table shows week,
month, year.

31) The green FB symbol looks like a scary skull

32) Why showing only selling feedback and not also buying feedback?

33) Why no more country flags next to buyer names?

34) Why no link to feedback left for other members?

35) The feedback "bricks" with numbers don't look like bricks at all, with
the number in it (what does it stand for?) it looks like a weight sign.


Misc:
36) I have not yet tried the new wanted tool, but others will, for sure

37) I tried to upload a catalog image but it does not work.

.
.
.

99) Access to admin page is missing...

Ronald

AMEN!
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Location:  Netherlands, Overijssel
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Store: Paul's Dutch Brick Store
In NEWS, therobo writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.

Hi Admins,
I have a couple of questions and found many issues:

General:
1) Why does the new site not work properly in all supported browsers?
I have tried IE9, IE11 and Firefox and have found many issues in all 3 browsers.

2) Why do we still have to enter name and password on a non-secure (non-https)
page?


Store front issues:
3) "Fluid page width" does not work in any browser.
Even worse: instead of previously line wrapping, lines are cut off now.

4) My store terms show the VAT information (0.00) although I'm not VAT registered.

5) Shipping countries are a huge list now instead of previously 3 columns.

6) Shipping countries and shipping methods are not clearly separated from shipping
policy.
The old terms page was much better organized by different types of headlines
and separators.

7) HTML and special characters in shipping and payment method do not work.

8) Popups (images, settings) don't have a "close" indicator in IE

9) The heart icon in images (only in FF not in IE) looks childish.

10) Items per page setting does not work.

11) Item numbers are missing in item list (only on popups)

12) No links to extended description in lists

13) HTML in extended description in popups does not work

14) You want bigger images but large images in stores have max. 320 pixel height.
Small images are bigger now (in grid view) but blurry.

15) Offsite Image URLs in item listings do not work

16) Some set images are cut off and distorted (check 31027)

17) It's not intuitive that headings on the left (Sets, Parts, Minifigs,
etc.) are clickable.

18) Item categories are cut off in the left navigation.

19) Compared to the old store page the font type on the whole page is blurry
and catastrophic in Firefox (not in IE).

20) Enter key is not working when adding to cart.

21) HTML and color in store banner is not working.

22) Minimizing the search filter menu does not work.

23) The colored top area has one square foot, but it's almost empty due to
too small fonts and icons and flag. Where is the waving flag??

24) Right click on the top right menu (my icon, wanted, etc.) does not work.
How to open one of these in a new tab??

25) How to edit featured lots? It brings an empty list and no edit option.

26) THERE IS NO CONTACT BUTTON! HOW TO CONTACT A STORE??

27) Where is the help when in store?


Store feedback tab:
28) What does the bar graph mean

29) Why do you show cancelled orders? What information content does it have for
buyers?

30) Why feedback numbers only for 6 months? (Old) feedback table shows week,
month, year.

31) The green FB symbol looks like a scary skull

32) Why showing only selling feedback and not also buying feedback?

33) Why no more country flags next to buyer names?

34) Why no link to feedback left for other members?

35) The feedback "bricks" with numbers don't look like bricks at all, with
the number in it (what does it stand for?) it looks like a weight sign.


Misc:
36) I have not yet tried the new wanted tool, but others will, for sure

37) I tried to upload a catalog image but it does not work.

.
.
.

99) Access to admin page is missing...

Ronald

Some additional issues: in store terms and shipping terms the paragraphs are
no longer separated by extra line spacing making them more difficult to read.
And the borders around the tables are gone, making them very difficult to read
(see attached screenshots of current site and preview site for an example).

VAT information: it now says "Base store prices include 21. Prices shown to buyers
located inside the European Union include VAT, outside the European Union excluding
VAT depending on the buyer's country." After 21 it should say % Dutch VAT.

And another VAT issue that I already mentioned in another post: the prices in
my inventory are supposed to already include 21% VAT, but when I visit my store
21% is added to those prices.
 


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Location:  Netherlands, Zuid-Holland
Member Since Contact Type Status
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In NEWS, paulvdb writes:
  In NEWS, therobo writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.

Hi Admins,
I have a couple of questions and found many issues:

General:
1) Why does the new site not work properly in all supported browsers?
I have tried IE9, IE11 and Firefox and have found many issues in all 3 browsers.

2) Why do we still have to enter name and password on a non-secure (non-https)
page?


Store front issues:
3) "Fluid page width" does not work in any browser.
Even worse: instead of previously line wrapping, lines are cut off now.

4) My store terms show the VAT information (0.00) although I'm not VAT registered.

5) Shipping countries are a huge list now instead of previously 3 columns.

6) Shipping countries and shipping methods are not clearly separated from shipping
policy.
The old terms page was much better organized by different types of headlines
and separators.

7) HTML and special characters in shipping and payment method do not work.

8) Popups (images, settings) don't have a "close" indicator in IE

9) The heart icon in images (only in FF not in IE) looks childish.

10) Items per page setting does not work.

11) Item numbers are missing in item list (only on popups)

12) No links to extended description in lists

13) HTML in extended description in popups does not work

14) You want bigger images but large images in stores have max. 320 pixel height.
Small images are bigger now (in grid view) but blurry.

15) Offsite Image URLs in item listings do not work

16) Some set images are cut off and distorted (check 31027)

17) It's not intuitive that headings on the left (Sets, Parts, Minifigs,
etc.) are clickable.

18) Item categories are cut off in the left navigation.

19) Compared to the old store page the font type on the whole page is blurry
and catastrophic in Firefox (not in IE).

20) Enter key is not working when adding to cart.

21) HTML and color in store banner is not working.

22) Minimizing the search filter menu does not work.

23) The colored top area has one square foot, but it's almost empty due to
too small fonts and icons and flag. Where is the waving flag??

24) Right click on the top right menu (my icon, wanted, etc.) does not work.
How to open one of these in a new tab??

25) How to edit featured lots? It brings an empty list and no edit option.

26) THERE IS NO CONTACT BUTTON! HOW TO CONTACT A STORE??

27) Where is the help when in store?


Store feedback tab:
28) What does the bar graph mean

29) Why do you show cancelled orders? What information content does it have for
buyers?

30) Why feedback numbers only for 6 months? (Old) feedback table shows week,
month, year.

31) The green FB symbol looks like a scary skull

32) Why showing only selling feedback and not also buying feedback?

33) Why no more country flags next to buyer names?

34) Why no link to feedback left for other members?

35) The feedback "bricks" with numbers don't look like bricks at all, with
the number in it (what does it stand for?) it looks like a weight sign.


Misc:
36) I have not yet tried the new wanted tool, but others will, for sure

37) I tried to upload a catalog image but it does not work.

.
.
.

99) Access to admin page is missing...

Ronald

Some additional issues: in store terms and shipping terms the paragraphs are
no longer separated by extra line spacing making them more difficult to read.
And the borders around the tables are gone, making them very difficult to read
(see attached screenshots of current site and preview site for an example).

VAT information: it now says "Base store prices include 21. Prices shown to buyers
located inside the European Union include VAT, outside the European Union excluding
VAT depending on the buyer's country." After 21 it should say % Dutch VAT.

And another VAT issue that I already mentioned in another post: the prices in
my inventory are supposed to already include 21% VAT, but when I visit my store
21% is added to those prices.

VAT is 6% on books and possibly instructions. Can the system handle variable
tax?
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Location:  Germany, Berlin
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: Area of Bricks 'n Studs
BrickLink Catalog Administrator (?)
In NEWS, WoutR writes:
  In NEWS, paulvdb writes:
  In NEWS, therobo writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.

Hi Admins,
I have a couple of questions and found many issues:

General:
1) Why does the new site not work properly in all supported browsers?
I have tried IE9, IE11 and Firefox and have found many issues in all 3 browsers.

2) Why do we still have to enter name and password on a non-secure (non-https)
page?


Store front issues:
3) "Fluid page width" does not work in any browser.
Even worse: instead of previously line wrapping, lines are cut off now.

4) My store terms show the VAT information (0.00) although I'm not VAT registered.

5) Shipping countries are a huge list now instead of previously 3 columns.

6) Shipping countries and shipping methods are not clearly separated from shipping
policy.
The old terms page was much better organized by different types of headlines
and separators.

7) HTML and special characters in shipping and payment method do not work.

8) Popups (images, settings) don't have a "close" indicator in IE

9) The heart icon in images (only in FF not in IE) looks childish.

10) Items per page setting does not work.

11) Item numbers are missing in item list (only on popups)

12) No links to extended description in lists

13) HTML in extended description in popups does not work

14) You want bigger images but large images in stores have max. 320 pixel height.
Small images are bigger now (in grid view) but blurry.

15) Offsite Image URLs in item listings do not work

16) Some set images are cut off and distorted (check 31027)

17) It's not intuitive that headings on the left (Sets, Parts, Minifigs,
etc.) are clickable.

18) Item categories are cut off in the left navigation.

19) Compared to the old store page the font type on the whole page is blurry
and catastrophic in Firefox (not in IE).

20) Enter key is not working when adding to cart.

21) HTML and color in store banner is not working.

22) Minimizing the search filter menu does not work.

23) The colored top area has one square foot, but it's almost empty due to
too small fonts and icons and flag. Where is the waving flag??

24) Right click on the top right menu (my icon, wanted, etc.) does not work.
How to open one of these in a new tab??

25) How to edit featured lots? It brings an empty list and no edit option.

26) THERE IS NO CONTACT BUTTON! HOW TO CONTACT A STORE??

27) Where is the help when in store?


Store feedback tab:
28) What does the bar graph mean

29) Why do you show cancelled orders? What information content does it have for
buyers?

30) Why feedback numbers only for 6 months? (Old) feedback table shows week,
month, year.

31) The green FB symbol looks like a scary skull

32) Why showing only selling feedback and not also buying feedback?

33) Why no more country flags next to buyer names?

34) Why no link to feedback left for other members?

35) The feedback "bricks" with numbers don't look like bricks at all, with
the number in it (what does it stand for?) it looks like a weight sign.


Misc:
36) I have not yet tried the new wanted tool, but others will, for sure

37) I tried to upload a catalog image but it does not work.

.
.
.

99) Access to admin page is missing...

Ronald

Some additional issues: in store terms and shipping terms the paragraphs are
no longer separated by extra line spacing making them more difficult to read.
And the borders around the tables are gone, making them very difficult to read
(see attached screenshots of current site and preview site for an example).

VAT information: it now says "Base store prices include 21. Prices shown to buyers
located inside the European Union include VAT, outside the European Union excluding
VAT depending on the buyer's country." After 21 it should say % Dutch VAT.

And another VAT issue that I already mentioned in another post: the prices in
my inventory are supposed to already include 21% VAT, but when I visit my store
21% is added to those prices.

VAT is 6% on books and possibly instructions. Can the system handle variable
tax?

No.
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Location:  Germany, Berlin
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: Area of Bricks 'n Studs
BrickLink Catalog Administrator (?)
In NEWS, therobo writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.

Hi Admins,
I have a couple of questions and found many issues:

General:
1) Why does the new site not work properly in all supported browsers?
I have tried IE9, IE11 and Firefox and have found many issues in all 3 browsers.

2) Why do we still have to enter name and password on a non-secure (non-https)
page?


Store front issues:
3) "Fluid page width" does not work in any browser.
Even worse: instead of previously line wrapping, lines are cut off now.

4) My store terms show the VAT information (0.00) although I'm not VAT registered.

5) Shipping countries are a huge list now instead of previously 3 columns.

6) Shipping countries and shipping methods are not clearly separated from shipping
policy.
The old terms page was much better organized by different types of headlines
and separators.

7) HTML and special characters in shipping and payment method do not work.

8) Popups (images, settings) don't have a "close" indicator in IE

9) The heart icon in images (only in FF not in IE) looks childish.

10) Items per page setting does not work.

11) Item numbers are missing in item list (only on popups)

12) No links to extended description in lists

13) HTML in extended description in popups does not work

14) You want bigger images but large images in stores have max. 320 pixel height.
Small images are bigger now (in grid view) but blurry.

15) Offsite Image URLs in item listings do not work

16) Some set images are cut off and distorted (check 31027)

17) It's not intuitive that headings on the left (Sets, Parts, Minifigs,
etc.) are clickable.

18) Item categories are cut off in the left navigation.

19) Compared to the old store page the font type on the whole page is blurry
and catastrophic in Firefox (not in IE).

20) Enter key is not working when adding to cart.

21) HTML and color in store banner is not working.

22) Minimizing the search filter menu does not work.

23) The colored top area has one square foot, but it's almost empty due to
too small fonts and icons and flag. Where is the waving flag??

24) Right click on the top right menu (my icon, wanted, etc.) does not work.
How to open one of these in a new tab??

25) How to edit featured lots? It brings an empty list and no edit option.

26) THERE IS NO CONTACT BUTTON! HOW TO CONTACT A STORE??

27) Where is the help when in store?


Store feedback tab:
28) What does the bar graph mean

29) Why do you show cancelled orders? What information content does it have for
buyers?

30) Why feedback numbers only for 6 months? (Old) feedback table shows week,
month, year.

31) The green FB symbol looks like a scary skull

32) Why showing only selling feedback and not also buying feedback?

33) Why no more country flags next to buyer names?

34) Why no link to feedback left for other members?

35) The feedback "bricks" with numbers don't look like bricks at all, with
the number in it (what does it stand for?) it looks like a weight sign.


Misc:
36) I have not yet tried the new wanted tool, but others will, for sure

37) I tried to upload a catalog image but it does not work.


38) The menu on top of every page is missing many links.

39) Because there are no links anymore on the My Profile page, direct access
to many pages is no longer given.

40) After logging in, the system does no redirect to the My Profile page.

  .
.
.

99) Access to admin page is missing...
  
Ronald
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 Posted: May 18, 2016 14:42
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
Member Since Contact Type Status
Aug 12, 2008 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: CalsBricks
In NEWS, therobo writes:
  In NEWS, therobo writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.

Hi Admins,
I have a couple of questions and found many issues:

General:
1) Why does the new site not work properly in all supported browsers?
I have tried IE9, IE11 and Firefox and have found many issues in all 3 browsers.

2) Why do we still have to enter name and password on a non-secure (non-https)
page?


Store front issues:
3) "Fluid page width" does not work in any browser.
Even worse: instead of previously line wrapping, lines are cut off now.

4) My store terms show the VAT information (0.00) although I'm not VAT registered.

5) Shipping countries are a huge list now instead of previously 3 columns.

6) Shipping countries and shipping methods are not clearly separated from shipping
policy.
The old terms page was much better organized by different types of headlines
and separators.

7) HTML and special characters in shipping and payment method do not work.

8) Popups (images, settings) don't have a "close" indicator in IE

9) The heart icon in images (only in FF not in IE) looks childish.

10) Items per page setting does not work.

11) Item numbers are missing in item list (only on popups)

12) No links to extended description in lists

13) HTML in extended description in popups does not work

14) You want bigger images but large images in stores have max. 320 pixel height.
Small images are bigger now (in grid view) but blurry.

15) Offsite Image URLs in item listings do not work

16) Some set images are cut off and distorted (check 31027)

17) It's not intuitive that headings on the left (Sets, Parts, Minifigs,
etc.) are clickable.

18) Item categories are cut off in the left navigation.

19) Compared to the old store page the font type on the whole page is blurry
and catastrophic in Firefox (not in IE).

20) Enter key is not working when adding to cart.

21) HTML and color in store banner is not working.

22) Minimizing the search filter menu does not work.

23) The colored top area has one square foot, but it's almost empty due to
too small fonts and icons and flag. Where is the waving flag??

24) Right click on the top right menu (my icon, wanted, etc.) does not work.
How to open one of these in a new tab??

25) How to edit featured lots? It brings an empty list and no edit option.

26) THERE IS NO CONTACT BUTTON! HOW TO CONTACT A STORE??

27) Where is the help when in store?


Store feedback tab:
28) What does the bar graph mean

29) Why do you show cancelled orders? What information content does it have for
buyers?

30) Why feedback numbers only for 6 months? (Old) feedback table shows week,
month, year.

31) The green FB symbol looks like a scary skull

32) Why showing only selling feedback and not also buying feedback?

33) Why no more country flags next to buyer names?

34) Why no link to feedback left for other members?

35) The feedback "bricks" with numbers don't look like bricks at all, with
the number in it (what does it stand for?) it looks like a weight sign.


Misc:
36) I have not yet tried the new wanted tool, but others will, for sure

37) I tried to upload a catalog image but it does not work.


38) The menu on top of every page is missing many links.

39) Because there are no links anymore on the My Profile page, direct access
to many pages is no longer given.

40) After logging in, the system does no redirect to the My Profile page.

  .
.
.

99) Access to admin page is missing...
  
Ronald

Firstly, a huge thank you to you for all the work you are doing on this - documenting
it as well all takes time.

There have been 86 replies to this announcement so far since it was made and
only 2 have any degree of 'agreeing' the changes. One of those is simply
asking people to be patient and not negative saying the changes are inevitable
(whether we like it or not) and the other one has a problem with the Logo but
finds everything else okay.

I have been running a development team since the 70's and this 'sandbox'
release is far from being okay. It is littered with bugs - some of which are
so apparent it is very hard to understand why they weren't picked up or sorted
before this 'launch'. The others are being found out as a few people
look deeper into the preview site.

There are a few other factors to consider with this - some people make a living
from the site - others are hobbyists and do not depend on Bricklink for their
sole or main income. Those that depend on the site are bound to be more critical
if they believe the changes are not good for them. Why fix something that isn't
broken. Bricklink did need a refresh from its very old non-documented code -
but did it need the changes that the current development team are proposing -
I seriously doubt it. The site has continued to show year on year growth (from
a revenue point of view) since the acquisition - it may not be profitable - hard
to find that information - but it depends on sellers and buyers to earn and quite
honestly they have been aplenty (nearly 10000 live stores and who knows how many
buyers). So why make changes that very few if anyone has asked for. Only Bricklink
development can answer that and they tend to be very non-communicative (that
doesn't really help matters - but that is the reality of the situation -
here it is have a look and a comment - we may fix things, we may not - really
just depends on how we feel on the day.

After 40 years of leading development this ia a downright shame and not really
indicative of how good and proper development takes place. Microsoft (and I am
not a big fan) - have hundreds of thousands of testers working in pre-launch
teams who provide sandbox testing (we have actually done some of this for them
on one of their accounting applications several years ago).

Bricklink haven't got the process right let alone the coding and we are faced
with the 'inevitable' stuck with it when it finally does get properly
launched. So very sad but so very avoidable.



Someone quoted work by other major sites Paypal, Amazon; etc - they do not give
you a sandbox to play with - but they probably do more testing than the BL team.
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Location:  Lithuania, Panevėžys
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: enigma bricks - CHEAP S&H!
In NEWS, calsbricks writes:
  In NEWS, therobo writes:
  In NEWS, therobo writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.

Hi Admins,
I have a couple of questions and found many issues:

General:
1) Why does the new site not work properly in all supported browsers?
I have tried IE9, IE11 and Firefox and have found many issues in all 3 browsers.

2) Why do we still have to enter name and password on a non-secure (non-https)
page?


Store front issues:
3) "Fluid page width" does not work in any browser.
Even worse: instead of previously line wrapping, lines are cut off now.

4) My store terms show the VAT information (0.00) although I'm not VAT registered.

5) Shipping countries are a huge list now instead of previously 3 columns.

6) Shipping countries and shipping methods are not clearly separated from shipping
policy.
The old terms page was much better organized by different types of headlines
and separators.

7) HTML and special characters in shipping and payment method do not work.

8) Popups (images, settings) don't have a "close" indicator in IE

9) The heart icon in images (only in FF not in IE) looks childish.

10) Items per page setting does not work.

11) Item numbers are missing in item list (only on popups)

12) No links to extended description in lists

13) HTML in extended description in popups does not work

14) You want bigger images but large images in stores have max. 320 pixel height.
Small images are bigger now (in grid view) but blurry.

15) Offsite Image URLs in item listings do not work

16) Some set images are cut off and distorted (check 31027)

17) It's not intuitive that headings on the left (Sets, Parts, Minifigs,
etc.) are clickable.

18) Item categories are cut off in the left navigation.

19) Compared to the old store page the font type on the whole page is blurry
and catastrophic in Firefox (not in IE).

20) Enter key is not working when adding to cart.

21) HTML and color in store banner is not working.

22) Minimizing the search filter menu does not work.

23) The colored top area has one square foot, but it's almost empty due to
too small fonts and icons and flag. Where is the waving flag??

24) Right click on the top right menu (my icon, wanted, etc.) does not work.
How to open one of these in a new tab??

25) How to edit featured lots? It brings an empty list and no edit option.

26) THERE IS NO CONTACT BUTTON! HOW TO CONTACT A STORE??

27) Where is the help when in store?


Store feedback tab:
28) What does the bar graph mean

29) Why do you show cancelled orders? What information content does it have for
buyers?

30) Why feedback numbers only for 6 months? (Old) feedback table shows week,
month, year.

31) The green FB symbol looks like a scary skull

32) Why showing only selling feedback and not also buying feedback?

33) Why no more country flags next to buyer names?

34) Why no link to feedback left for other members?

35) The feedback "bricks" with numbers don't look like bricks at all, with
the number in it (what does it stand for?) it looks like a weight sign.


Misc:
36) I have not yet tried the new wanted tool, but others will, for sure

37) I tried to upload a catalog image but it does not work.


38) The menu on top of every page is missing many links.

39) Because there are no links anymore on the My Profile page, direct access
to many pages is no longer given.

40) After logging in, the system does no redirect to the My Profile page.

  .
.
.

99) Access to admin page is missing...
  
Ronald

Firstly, a huge thank you to you for all the work you are doing on this - documenting
it as well all takes time.

There have been 86 replies to this announcement so far since it was made and
only 2 have any degree of 'agreeing' the changes. One of those is simply
asking people to be patient and not negative saying the changes are inevitable
(whether we like it or not) and the other one has a problem with the Logo but
finds everything else okay.

I have been running a development team since the 70's and this 'sandbox'
release is far from being okay. It is littered with bugs - some of which are
so apparent it is very hard to understand why they weren't picked up or sorted
before this 'launch'. The others are being found out as a few people
look deeper into the preview site.

There are a few other factors to consider with this - some people make a living
from the site - others are hobbyists and do not depend on Bricklink for their
sole or main income. Those that depend on the site are bound to be more critical
if they believe the changes are not good for them. Why fix something that isn't
broken. Bricklink did need a refresh from its very old non-documented code -
but did it need the changes that the current development team are proposing -
I seriously doubt it. The site has continued to show year on year growth (from
a revenue point of view) since the acquisition - it may not be profitable - hard
to find that information - but it depends on sellers and buyers to earn and quite
honestly they have been aplenty (nearly 10000 live stores and who knows how many
buyers). So why make changes that very few if anyone has asked for. Only Bricklink
development can answer that and they tend to be very non-communicative (that
doesn't really help matters - but that is the reality of the situation -
here it is have a look and a comment - we may fix things, we may not - really
just depends on how we feel on the day.

After 40 years of leading development this ia a downright shame and not really
indicative of how good and proper development takes place. Microsoft (and I am
not a big fan) - have hundreds of thousands of testers working in pre-launch
teams who provide sandbox testing (we have actually done some of this for them
on one of their accounting applications several years ago).

Bricklink haven't got the process right let alone the coding and we are faced
with the 'inevitable' stuck with it when it finally does get properly
launched. So very sad but so very avoidable.



Someone quoted work by other major sites Paypal, Amazon; etc - they do not give
you a sandbox to play with - but they probably do more testing than the BL team.

That's what you get when you 1) dismiss nearly every single suggestion ever
made 2) don't pay attention to long term users saying to NOT do something
and do it anyway 3) hire people to develop BL who, I must assume, have not a
slightest idea what it means to be an active buyer/seller at BL 4) keep ignoring
pretty much all criticism

Sounds harsh? I don't think it is.

Give the world-class team another two or three years. I think they will need
it.
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Location:  Germany, Berlin
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: Area of Bricks 'n Studs
BrickLink Catalog Administrator (?)
In NEWS, therobo writes:
  In NEWS, therobo writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.

Hi Admins,
I have a couple of questions and found many issues:

General:
1) Why does the new site not work properly in all supported browsers?
I have tried IE9, IE11 and Firefox and have found many issues in all 3 browsers.

2) Why do we still have to enter name and password on a non-secure (non-https)
page?


Store front issues:
3) "Fluid page width" does not work in any browser.
Even worse: instead of previously line wrapping, lines are cut off now.

4) My store terms show the VAT information (0.00) although I'm not VAT registered.

5) Shipping countries are a huge list now instead of previously 3 columns.

6) Shipping countries and shipping methods are not clearly separated from shipping
policy.
The old terms page was much better organized by different types of headlines
and separators.

7) HTML and special characters in shipping and payment method do not work.

8) Popups (images, settings) don't have a "close" indicator in IE

9) The heart icon in images (only in FF not in IE) looks childish.

10) Items per page setting does not work.

11) Item numbers are missing in item list (only on popups)

12) No links to extended description in lists

13) HTML in extended description in popups does not work

14) You want bigger images but large images in stores have max. 320 pixel height.
Small images are bigger now (in grid view) but blurry.

15) Offsite Image URLs in item listings do not work

16) Some set images are cut off and distorted (check 31027)

17) It's not intuitive that headings on the left (Sets, Parts, Minifigs,
etc.) are clickable.

18) Item categories are cut off in the left navigation.

19) Compared to the old store page the font type on the whole page is blurry
and catastrophic in Firefox (not in IE).

20) Enter key is not working when adding to cart.

21) HTML and color in store banner is not working.

22) Minimizing the search filter menu does not work.

23) The colored top area has one square foot, but it's almost empty due to
too small fonts and icons and flag. Where is the waving flag??

24) Right click on the top right menu (my icon, wanted, etc.) does not work.
How to open one of these in a new tab??

25) How to edit featured lots? It brings an empty list and no edit option.

26) THERE IS NO CONTACT BUTTON! HOW TO CONTACT A STORE??

27) Where is the help when in store?


Store feedback tab:
28) What does the bar graph mean

29) Why do you show cancelled orders? What information content does it have for
buyers?

30) Why feedback numbers only for 6 months? (Old) feedback table shows week,
month, year.

31) The green FB symbol looks like a scary skull

32) Why showing only selling feedback and not also buying feedback?

33) Why no more country flags next to buyer names?

34) Why no link to feedback left for other members?

35) The feedback "bricks" with numbers don't look like bricks at all, with
the number in it (what does it stand for?) it looks like a weight sign.


Misc:
36) I have not yet tried the new wanted tool, but others will, for sure

37) I tried to upload a catalog image but it does not work.


38) The menu on top of every page is missing many links.

39) Because there are no links anymore on the My Profile page, direct access
to many pages is no longer given.

40) After logging in, the system does no redirect to the My Profile page.


41) After doing a simple search (no filters, default view when landing in a store)
in store - I typed 3001 and hit enter - all categories except "Bricks" show zero.
Why is that? It's unlikely that any search will show items in multiple categories,
so why do the numbers change in the categories at all? How do I have to reset
that if I want to continue shopping by browsing categories? Why do I have to
reset it anyway?

42) The old store has links to items on sale and customs items, each accessible
by ONE (1) click. Now I have to tick the box for items on sale and hit apply
= TWO (2) clicks. Why? What's the improvement?
How to find all custom items, there's no link?

43) A "Sale" could be given a name in the old store. But not in the new store.
Why not?

  
  .
.
.

99) Access to admin page is missing...
  
Ronald
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Location:  USA, Ohio
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Store Closed Store: The Bricking Spectre
In NEWS, therobo writes:
  41) After doing a simple search (no filters, default view when landing in a store)
in store - I typed 3001 and hit enter - all categories except "Bricks" show zero.
Why is that? It's unlikely that any search will show items in multiple categories,
so why do the numbers change in the categories at all? How do I have to reset
that if I want to continue shopping by browsing categories? Why do I have to
reset it anyway?

If you do a search for "horizontal clip" instead of a part number, the reason
why that feature is included becomes readily apparent: *filters*. The keywords
you search for are just an additional filter in addition to others you select.
You reset the search by hitting the "Clear All" button in the Filters bar above
the items listed or turning off a filter by clicking the "x" next to it. The
filters bar is very similar to most modern e-commerce platforms where you can
add or remove search criteria (i.e. the filters) to make drilling down into a
search or out of one easier and faster. It just takes a little practice, but
the power and functionality it offers is worth the effort to adjust to it. I
actually think the in-store search feature is much improved over the current
site.

  42) The old store has links to items on sale and customs items, each accessible
by ONE (1) click. Now I have to tick the box for items on sale and hit apply
= TWO (2) clicks. Why? What's the improvement?

Items on sale is just an additional filter that gets added onto the filter bar
in your overall search. That is actually a very nice design. I believe the usefulness
of the new in-store search design will become noticeable given a little time
with it.

  How to find all custom items, there's no link?

It is an additional search filter in the "Show All" area.

Cheers,
Randy
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Location:  Germany, Berlin
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Store: Area of Bricks 'n Studs
BrickLink Catalog Administrator (?)
In NEWS, therobo writes:
  In NEWS, therobo writes:
  In NEWS, therobo writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.

Hi Admins,
I have a couple of questions and found many issues:

General:
1) Why does the new site not work properly in all supported browsers?
I have tried IE9, IE11 and Firefox and have found many issues in all 3 browsers.

2) Why do we still have to enter name and password on a non-secure (non-https)
page?


Store front issues:
3) "Fluid page width" does not work in any browser.
Even worse: instead of previously line wrapping, lines are cut off now.

4) My store terms show the VAT information (0.00) although I'm not VAT registered.

5) Shipping countries are a huge list now instead of previously 3 columns.

6) Shipping countries and shipping methods are not clearly separated from shipping
policy.
The old terms page was much better organized by different types of headlines
and separators.

7) HTML and special characters in shipping and payment method do not work.

8) Popups (images, settings) don't have a "close" indicator in IE

9) The heart icon in images (only in FF not in IE) looks childish.

10) Items per page setting does not work.

11) Item numbers are missing in item list (only on popups)

12) No links to extended description in lists

13) HTML in extended description in popups does not work

14) You want bigger images but large images in stores have max. 320 pixel height.
Small images are bigger now (in grid view) but blurry.

15) Offsite Image URLs in item listings do not work

16) Some set images are cut off and distorted (check 31027)

17) It's not intuitive that headings on the left (Sets, Parts, Minifigs,
etc.) are clickable.

18) Item categories are cut off in the left navigation.

19) Compared to the old store page the font type on the whole page is blurry
and catastrophic in Firefox (not in IE).

20) Enter key is not working when adding to cart.

21) HTML and color in store banner is not working.

22) Minimizing the search filter menu does not work.

23) The colored top area has one square foot, but it's almost empty due to
too small fonts and icons and flag. Where is the waving flag??

24) Right click on the top right menu (my icon, wanted, etc.) does not work.
How to open one of these in a new tab??

25) How to edit featured lots? It brings an empty list and no edit option.

26) THERE IS NO CONTACT BUTTON! HOW TO CONTACT A STORE??

27) Where is the help when in store?


Store feedback tab:
28) What does the bar graph mean

29) Why do you show cancelled orders? What information content does it have for
buyers?

30) Why feedback numbers only for 6 months? (Old) feedback table shows week,
month, year.

31) The green FB symbol looks like a scary skull

32) Why showing only selling feedback and not also buying feedback?

33) Why no more country flags next to buyer names?

34) Why no link to feedback left for other members?

35) The feedback "bricks" with numbers don't look like bricks at all, with
the number in it (what does it stand for?) it looks like a weight sign.


Misc:
36) I have not yet tried the new wanted tool, but others will, for sure

37) I tried to upload a catalog image but it does not work.


38) The menu on top of every page is missing many links.

39) Because there are no links anymore on the My Profile page, direct access
to many pages is no longer given.

40) After logging in, the system does no redirect to the My Profile page.


41) After doing a simple search (no filters, default view when landing in a store)
in store - I typed 3001 and hit enter - all categories except "Bricks" show zero.
Why is that? It's unlikely that any search will show items in multiple categories,
so why do the numbers change in the categories at all? How do I have to reset
that if I want to continue shopping by browsing categories? Why do I have to
reset it anyway?

42) The old store has links to items on sale and customs items, each accessible
by ONE (1) click. Now I have to tick the box for items on sale and hit apply
= TWO (2) clicks. Why? What's the improvement?
How to find all custom items, there's no link?

43) A "Sale" could be given a name in the old store. But not in the new store.
Why not?


44) "Item Display Settings" on the bottom of the store page do not show up in
Firefox but in IE.

45) Status line in all browsers is widely disabled, i.e. pointing on most clickable
links does not show in the browser status line what would be clicked.

  
  
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.
.

99) Access to admin page is missing...
  
Ronald
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 Posted: May 19, 2016 17:46
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Location:  Germany, Berlin
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: Area of Bricks 'n Studs
BrickLink Catalog Administrator (?)
In NEWS, therobo writes:
  In NEWS, therobo writes:
  In NEWS, therobo writes:
  In NEWS, therobo writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.

Hi Admins,
I have a couple of questions and found many issues:

General:
1) Why does the new site not work properly in all supported browsers?
I have tried IE9, IE11 and Firefox and have found many issues in all 3 browsers.

2) Why do we still have to enter name and password on a non-secure (non-https)
page?


Store front issues:
3) "Fluid page width" does not work in any browser.
Even worse: instead of previously line wrapping, lines are cut off now.

4) My store terms show the VAT information (0.00) although I'm not VAT registered.

5) Shipping countries are a huge list now instead of previously 3 columns.

6) Shipping countries and shipping methods are not clearly separated from shipping
policy.
The old terms page was much better organized by different types of headlines
and separators.

7) HTML and special characters in shipping and payment method do not work.

8) Popups (images, settings) don't have a "close" indicator in IE

9) The heart icon in images (only in FF not in IE) looks childish.

10) Items per page setting does not work.

11) Item numbers are missing in item list (only on popups)

12) No links to extended description in lists

13) HTML in extended description in popups does not work

14) You want bigger images but large images in stores have max. 320 pixel height.
Small images are bigger now (in grid view) but blurry.

15) Offsite Image URLs in item listings do not work

16) Some set images are cut off and distorted (check 31027)

17) It's not intuitive that headings on the left (Sets, Parts, Minifigs,
etc.) are clickable.

18) Item categories are cut off in the left navigation.

19) Compared to the old store page the font type on the whole page is blurry
and catastrophic in Firefox (not in IE).

20) Enter key is not working when adding to cart.

21) HTML and color in store banner is not working.

22) Minimizing the search filter menu does not work.

23) The colored top area has one square foot, but it's almost empty due to
too small fonts and icons and flag. Where is the waving flag??

24) Right click on the top right menu (my icon, wanted, etc.) does not work.
How to open one of these in a new tab??

25) How to edit featured lots? It brings an empty list and no edit option.

26) THERE IS NO CONTACT BUTTON! HOW TO CONTACT A STORE??

27) Where is the help when in store?


Store feedback tab:
28) What does the bar graph mean

29) Why do you show cancelled orders? What information content does it have for
buyers?

30) Why feedback numbers only for 6 months? (Old) feedback table shows week,
month, year.

31) The green FB symbol looks like a scary skull

32) Why showing only selling feedback and not also buying feedback?

33) Why no more country flags next to buyer names?

34) Why no link to feedback left for other members?

35) The feedback "bricks" with numbers don't look like bricks at all, with
the number in it (what does it stand for?) it looks like a weight sign.


Misc:
36) I have not yet tried the new wanted tool, but others will, for sure

37) I tried to upload a catalog image but it does not work.


38) The menu on top of every page is missing many links.

39) Because there are no links anymore on the My Profile page, direct access
to many pages is no longer given.

40) After logging in, the system does no redirect to the My Profile page.


41) After doing a simple search (no filters, default view when landing in a store)
in store - I typed 3001 and hit enter - all categories except "Bricks" show zero.
Why is that? It's unlikely that any search will show items in multiple categories,
so why do the numbers change in the categories at all? How do I have to reset
that if I want to continue shopping by browsing categories? Why do I have to
reset it anyway?

42) The old store has links to items on sale and customs items, each accessible
by ONE (1) click. Now I have to tick the box for items on sale and hit apply
= TWO (2) clicks. Why? What's the improvement?
How to find all custom items, there's no link?

43) A "Sale" could be given a name in the old store. But not in the new store.
Why not?


44) "Item Display Settings" on the bottom of the store page do not show up in
Firefox but in IE.

45) Status line in all browsers is widely disabled, i.e. pointing on most clickable
links does not show in the browser status line what would be clicked.


46) The BrickLink homepage has 2 typos in the top catalog section regarding item
types: It should read Minifigs instead of MiniFigs and Catalogs instead of Catalog.

  
  
  
  .
.
.

99) Access to admin page is missing...
  
Ronald
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Location:  USA, Michigan
Member Since Contact Type Status
May 4, 2003 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: Light of the World
In NEWS, therobo writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.

Hi Admins,
I have a couple of questions and found many issues:

General:
1) Why does the new site not work properly in all supported browsers?
I have tried IE9, IE11 and Firefox and have found many issues in all 3 browsers.

2) Why do we still have to enter name and password on a non-secure (non-https)
page?


Store front issues:
3) "Fluid page width" does not work in any browser.
Even worse: instead of previously line wrapping, lines are cut off now.

4) My store terms show the VAT information (0.00) although I'm not VAT registered.

5) Shipping countries are a huge list now instead of previously 3 columns.

6) Shipping countries and shipping methods are not clearly separated from shipping
policy.
The old terms page was much better organized by different types of headlines
and separators.

7) HTML and special characters in shipping and payment method do not work.

8) Popups (images, settings) don't have a "close" indicator in IE

9) The heart icon in images (only in FF not in IE) looks childish.

10) Items per page setting does not work.

11) Item numbers are missing in item list (only on popups)

12) No links to extended description in lists

13) HTML in extended description in popups does not work

14) You want bigger images but large images in stores have max. 320 pixel height.
Small images are bigger now (in grid view) but blurry.

15) Offsite Image URLs in item listings do not work

16) Some set images are cut off and distorted (check 31027)

17) It's not intuitive that headings on the left (Sets, Parts, Minifigs,
etc.) are clickable.

18) Item categories are cut off in the left navigation.

19) Compared to the old store page the font type on the whole page is blurry
and catastrophic in Firefox (not in IE).

20) Enter key is not working when adding to cart.

21) HTML and color in store banner is not working.

22) Minimizing the search filter menu does not work.

23) The colored top area has one square foot, but it's almost empty due to
too small fonts and icons and flag. Where is the waving flag??

24) Right click on the top right menu (my icon, wanted, etc.) does not work.
How to open one of these in a new tab??

25) How to edit featured lots? It brings an empty list and no edit option.

26) THERE IS NO CONTACT BUTTON! HOW TO CONTACT A STORE??

27) Where is the help when in store?


Store feedback tab:
28) What does the bar graph mean

29) Why do you show cancelled orders? What information content does it have for
buyers?

30) Why feedback numbers only for 6 months? (Old) feedback table shows week,
month, year.

31) The green FB symbol looks like a scary skull

32) Why showing only selling feedback and not also buying feedback?

33) Why no more country flags next to buyer names?

34) Why no link to feedback left for other members?

35) The feedback "bricks" with numbers don't look like bricks at all, with
the number in it (what does it stand for?) it looks like a weight sign.


Misc:
36) I have not yet tried the new wanted tool, but others will, for sure

37) I tried to upload a catalog image but it does not work.

.
.
.

99) Access to admin page is missing...

Ronald

Thank you for writing up that long list on behalf of us all!

Andrew
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 Posted: May 18, 2016 15:30
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Location:  Belgium, Flemish Brabant
Member Since Contact Type Status
Aug 3, 2013 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: Rares and Spares
In NEWS, therobo writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:

**snip**

  Ronald



But apart from that, you really like it In all seriousness, you listed every
issue I noticed and about 90 others, so thank-you.

I'm particularly concerned about the VAT display issue.
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Location:  Netherlands, Zuid-Holland
Member Since Contact Type Status
Mar 8, 2011 Contact Member Buyer
Buying Privileges - OK
In NEWS, therobo writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.

Hi Admins,
I have a couple of questions and found many issues:

General:
1) Why does the new site not work properly in all supported browsers?
I have tried IE9, IE11 and Firefox and have found many issues in all 3 browsers.

2) Why do we still have to enter name and password on a non-secure (non-https)
page?


Store front issues:
3) "Fluid page width" does not work in any browser.
Even worse: instead of previously line wrapping, lines are cut off now.

4) My store terms show the VAT information (0.00) although I'm not VAT registered.

5) Shipping countries are a huge list now instead of previously 3 columns.

6) Shipping countries and shipping methods are not clearly separated from shipping
policy.
The old terms page was much better organized by different types of headlines
and separators.

7) HTML and special characters in shipping and payment method do not work.

8) Popups (images, settings) don't have a "close" indicator in IE

9) The heart icon in images (only in FF not in IE) looks childish.

10) Items per page setting does not work.

11) Item numbers are missing in item list (only on popups)

12) No links to extended description in lists

13) HTML in extended description in popups does not work

14) You want bigger images but large images in stores have max. 320 pixel height.
Small images are bigger now (in grid view) but blurry.

15) Offsite Image URLs in item listings do not work

16) Some set images are cut off and distorted (check 31027)

17) It's not intuitive that headings on the left (Sets, Parts, Minifigs,
etc.) are clickable.

18) Item categories are cut off in the left navigation.

19) Compared to the old store page the font type on the whole page is blurry
and catastrophic in Firefox (not in IE).

20) Enter key is not working when adding to cart.

21) HTML and color in store banner is not working.

22) Minimizing the search filter menu does not work.

23) The colored top area has one square foot, but it's almost empty due to
too small fonts and icons and flag. Where is the waving flag??

24) Right click on the top right menu (my icon, wanted, etc.) does not work.
How to open one of these in a new tab??

25) How to edit featured lots? It brings an empty list and no edit option.

26) THERE IS NO CONTACT BUTTON! HOW TO CONTACT A STORE??

27) Where is the help when in store?


Store feedback tab:
28) What does the bar graph mean

29) Why do you show cancelled orders? What information content does it have for
buyers?

30) Why feedback numbers only for 6 months? (Old) feedback table shows week,
month, year.

31) The green FB symbol looks like a scary skull

32) Why showing only selling feedback and not also buying feedback?

33) Why no more country flags next to buyer names?

34) Why no link to feedback left for other members?

35) The feedback "bricks" with numbers don't look like bricks at all, with
the number in it (what does it stand for?) it looks like a weight sign.


Misc:
36) I have not yet tried the new wanted tool, but others will, for sure

I took one look at my wanted list and fled. I did not have enough time to list
everything that is wrong with it.

  
37) I tried to upload a catalog image but it does not work.

.
.
.

99) Access to admin page is missing...

Ronald
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 Posted: May 19, 2016 00:28
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Location:  USA, Ohio
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store Closed Store: The Bricking Spectre
In NEWS, WoutR writes:
  I took one look at my wanted list and fled. I did not have enough time to list
everything that is wrong with it.

I actually think that the Wanted List area is one of the most improved sections
of the new site. If you did not watch the video "Preview BrickLink's New
Wanted List!" in the original message, I would suggest you watch it to see the
functionality and work that has gone into it. Yes, it will take getting used
to, but once you play around with it for a while you begin to realize how dynamic
and powerful it really is. Dare I say it is actually more fun to use?

Cheers,
Randy
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Location:  Australia, Victoria
Member Since Contact Type Status
Sep 21, 2014 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: Aussie Brickster
I reakon you got most of the general usage problems listed , i found some others
that are :

1) statements for fetures, rules and other inforamation are really vague - we
pass from been overly explained things to make use wonder what they mean by this.

2) i think this many changes at once its a big mistake , i really like how they
been doing the changes little by little its a more efficient way to work as you
make sure the new features are 100% of what they supose to and dont get distracted
by other features

3) the site looks childish and very ssimilar to other solutions this is a bad
move as bricklink has a "dresscode" the greens are a bit off, you should change
the colour of the menu bar when changing pages this brakes the clean look.

4)images have to be done in a better way - if its too much work to do them properly
, do a call out and im sure you will find a lot of helpfull bricklinkers keen
to lend a hand rendering images, including my self - its easier that way just
make sure to give guidelines.

Wanted List :

this is one of the features we been waiting on to be upgraded for quiet sometime
and this hits most of the issues we had and i tried to exploit it and so far
i can find much fault on it apart of the wanted list main page its missing some
more inforation there like how many parts are in the wanted list not just the
lots , i have to go inside to the wanted list to see this.

The use of LDD and other external program files to create wanted lists its amazing
love the ability to add pieces that dont exit at this particular moment as part
of your wanted list this was something that caused a lot of problems creating
wanted lists from LDD and LDRAW models.

Hope this can be as well used to manage our inventories as stores - as the current
upload system doesn not allow to update or upload a a whole shop at once unless
you are 50k or less.

Final comments:

I reckon that the best approach to achieve this whole new look you are trying
to get to its buy following your previous ways and do the updates feature by
feature; we were expecting to get a new wanted list not a whole new site.

We really appreciate the effort and work that goes behind the scenes and if some
people are getting harh 1 they dont know what they are talking about and the
ones they do they will explain in full details whats wrong. Remember we are all
passionate about what bricklink is to our life and like mentioned before some
people rely on brickling as a form of income or as a way to expand their lego
collection without affecting their life style.
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Location:  USA, Oklahoma
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Store: Axaday
Maybe it won't wind up being a big deal, but I am not in love with "Featured
Store". I know we already have something like that and maybe putting it out
front and center won't really make a difference in how people shop, but I
don't think most of the sellers on Bricklink would want customers being funneled
into the stores that are already making the most sales. That's how the rich
get richer, right?

My store is never going to be huge because I have a full-time job, but my frequent
return customers indicate to me that I am running a pretty good store. Will
featuring the huge stores cause me and other similar stores to get less orders?
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Location:  Germany, Berlin
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Store: Area of Bricks 'n Studs
BrickLink Catalog Administrator (?)
In NEWS, axaday writes:
  Maybe it won't wind up being a big deal, but I am not in love with "Featured
Store". I know we already have something like that and maybe putting it out
front and center won't really make a difference in how people shop, but I
don't think most of the sellers on Bricklink would want customers being funneled
into the stores that are already making the most sales. That's how the rich
get richer, right?

My store is never going to be huge because I have a full-time job, but my frequent
return customers indicate to me that I am running a pretty good store. Will
featuring the huge stores cause me and other similar stores to get less orders?

I find this featured stores list "in my region" is complete nonsense.
Why would I shop in my region=city when shipping is the same in whole Germany?
Also, what sense does it make to show me a store who has stoplisted me
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Cob (1649)

Location:  USA, Missouri
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: Cob's Cheap Brick House
How come when I click on MyBL at the top bar I get a drop down box instead of
seeing all of the Links to the pages. I use MyBrickLink as the page to navigate
within the website. It is very nice and convenient to have all the links in
one place.

Where is the page that has all the links?


In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

Your long wait for a newer and better BrickLink is finally over... almost!
All the BrickLink staff and admins are proud to announce preview release of BrickLink Face/Off.
This release includes a redesigned homepage, Storefront’s second revision,
and a brand new Wanted List.
These new features have been presented to and endorsed by recent roundtable meeting attendees from an early design stage.
Read about the new features below and visit BrickLink Preview Site to experience them.

Redesigned Homepage and Navigation

The new homepage will showcase the way people use BrickLink like browsing for items, contributing to the catalog, and shopping at individual stores.
All visitors will see the same content across their homepages, but store recommendations may change based on their location and login status (more information below).
Here are some of the changes you can look forward to seeing:

New navigation menu: BrickLink’s current 12 top-level menus has been reorganized into 6 top-level menus with a global shopping cart. The most frequently used pages are only one click away.

Browse Catalog: The six main item types in the catalog are visually represented in this section.

Trending Items: Scroll through sets and minifigures that have gained recent popularity in the last seven days.

New Items: Preview Newest Items, and jump tocertain item types like “Parts” or “Sets.”

Recommended Stores: The stores that received the most orders from other buyers closest to your geographical area will appear under Recommended Stores. We want to help you connect with reliable sellers recognized by buyers in your community. Keep in mind that once you Bookmark a recommended store, a different store will appear in its place. For sellers: Find out how you can increase your chances of being featured on the homepage here.


Storefront 2nd Preview

Since Storefront’s first preview, we’ve compiled feedback from buyers and sellers regarding improvements. Overall page structure and item image quality are just some of the features that were improved. See below for a quick summary of what was changed:

Independent scrolling: You can scroll down the left and right sides independently of each other. When scrolling down the right side, the header will shrink to provide a broader view for browsing store items.

Rendered image quality: We improved rendered image quality so item images won’t look broken on grid view.

Fluid page width: Having a small or large screen will no longer be an issue. Items details and all page elements will display properly based on your screen size.
Landing page settings: You can designate Shop, Terms or Splash as your store’s landing page.

Enhanced search: Item Condition and On Sale filters are accessible without expanding the filter section.

More control on the shop page: You can show/hide the newest items of your store.

New feedback page: Each store has a dedicated store feedback page. You can now check most recent feedback and order statistics.

...and so much more. Visit your store and take a look!


New Wanted List

Through a recent survey, we found that many users struggled to use the Wanted List and desired to easily find a combination of stores. Therefore, we reworked and simplified the experience to create and manage a list that can be used to quickly find the stores that can complete it.

Better ways to add items
Send items to your list without leaving the page using our new Add Item tool. You can also now add items directly from your wanted list.

Import popular file types using our new Upload page (.bsx/.ldr/.lxf).
Choose items without knowing the Item ID in our new Part Out page.

Smarter list manager
Build up and edit your list with more tools at your disposal. Editing multiple items at once is easier and faster.
Track the completion of your wanted list with the new “Have Quantity” field. The system will keep track of the “Have Quantity” to help you focus on the remaining quantity.



New buying experience
Plan out multiple stores simultaneously for long Wanted Lists with the new Buy page.

Use Auto-Finder if you want to automatically find the optimal store or combination of stores that can complete your wanted list.


New Catalog Item Image Requirements

In addition to new features, catalog item image policies and the submission tool will be upgraded as images with higher resolution show more details. For the best quality, we recommend that you upload photos taken on a clean, white background.

New catalog image requirements

New catalog items must be submitted with at least one image to be approved

Item images must be at least 640x480 pixels (480x640 pixels for minifigures)
Instead of submitting a small and large image separately, one original high resolution image will be automatically resized and adjusted for each page.


Ready to play around with the all new BrickLink? Click the link below to access the Preview Site, and don’t forget to leave your feedback simply by replying to this news announcement.

BrickLink Preview

We’ll continue to work on possible improvements to reflect your feedback and hope to release this new BrickLink by the end of May.

Thanks,
BrickLink Team
 Author: qwertyboy View Messages Posted By qwertyboy
 Posted: May 18, 2016 14:09
 Subject: Re: Say Hello to All New BrickLink
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 Topic: NEWS
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