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  • #1592551
    Clay
    Keymaster

    I’m having trouble renewing an ad. I couldn’t get to the dashboard, so I tried the link in the email notification. It told me “Sorry, you are not allowed to access this page.”

    I renewed your ad for you. Since the update to the Classifieds software, we are clearly having issues with people being able to access expired ads. I will get this fixed as soon as possible.

    I think this is fixed now. I won’t know for sure until we wait a few days and see if anyone continues to have this issue. If anyone continues to have trouble with the “renew ad” links, please post here. Thanks.

    #1592550
    Clay
    Keymaster

    The “Classifieds” are working much better. Thank you.
    One minor point – when looking at an ad belonging to a member, or when looking at member profiles, the number next to “Listings” is 0, even when the person has some ads in the “Classifieds”. Clicking on the “Listings” link does bring up the current ads created by that person.

    Ok, I see now. For admin users the numbers are correct. For normal users the number is “0”, and for users who aren’t logged in at all, it says “131.” Definitely a bug in this latest update—I will contact the developer.

    #1592549
    Clay
    Keymaster

    The “Classifieds” are working much better. Thank you.
    One minor point – when looking at an ad belonging to a member, or when looking at member profiles, the number next to “Listings” is 0, even when the person has some ads in the “Classifieds”. Clicking on the “Listings” link does bring up the current ads created by that person.

    Is anyone else experiencing this? For me the numbers are displaying correctly.

    #1592548
    Clay
    Keymaster

    I’m having trouble renewing an ad. I couldn’t get to the dashboard, so I tried the link in the email notification. It told me “Sorry, you are not allowed to access this page.”

    I renewed your ad for you. Since the update to the Classifieds software, we are clearly having issues with people being able to access expired ads. I will get this fixed as soon as possible.

    #1591757
    Clay
    Keymaster

    It looks as though the freshness problem is fixed. Thanks.

    On to another issue – as of this afternoon, formatting for the Classified ads is messed up. The individual ads don’t show the lister’s name, and they don’t have the “Private Message” button at the top. Instead the space between the ad title and the ad text has part of the Classified Page text for searching, i.e. “Find Listings”, “Place Ad”, “Browse Ads”, and “Search Ads”.

    I updated the Classifieds plugin last night. It’s a major update. They changed some things. I already had to fix a bunch of formatting. There may be some stuff that will be different now, but over the next couple of days I will work to make it as similar to the old version as possible.

    #1590550
    Clay
    Keymaster

    Your topic has been approved and is now showing in the Writing forum.

    #1589547
    Clay
    Keymaster

    OK, the developers who make our forum software are aware of the freshness problem (other sites are having the same issue). They are working on it, so hopefully it will get fixed soon. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    #1589256
    Clay
    Keymaster

    Yeah I ran a routine that updates the freshness manually, so if I run that right now everything will be up to date, but it won’t stay current because the automatic updating is still not working.

    #1589200
    Clay
    Keymaster

    I think I have fixed the freshness issue. If anyone notices more trouble with that, please post here or contact me directly. Thanks

    #1589184
    Clay
    Keymaster

    I fixed the pagination font size and the image upload formatting. I’m working on the freshness issue, but that one is complicated and may take a few days to get figured out.

    #1588943
    Clay
    Keymaster

    The main page is not updating “Freshness” to show who posted last and how long ago. It does show when there are new posts and the sub-pages are updating properly.

    An update for the forum plugin was just released. I’ll install it now, and hopefully that will fix the issue. If not, I’ll investigate and get back to you.

    freshness isn’t working still near as I can tell…

    also, I can’t see the text inside a quoted area when I quote a post….

    Yes, the freshness data is apparently a separate issue. I’ll work on it as soon as I can.

    #1588942
    Clay
    Keymaster

    Yes, I don’t know why the new forum update wreaked havoc on our formatting, but it did. I’ve fixed several of the issues, and I’ll get to the others in the next few days.

    #1588803
    Clay
    Keymaster

    The main page is not updating “Freshness” to show who posted last and how long ago. It does show when there are new posts and the sub-pages are updating properly.

    An update for the forum plugin was just released. I’ll install it now, and hopefully that will fix the issue. If not, I’ll investigate and get back to you.

    #1588802
    Clay
    Keymaster

    Is there any way to “re-activate” disabled listings without going through an administrator? (I hate bothering you about classified-related matters) Sure the email notices are nice, but sometimes they get missed and the listing expires. It would be great if we could just log in to our accounts, go to listings, click “disabled” and bring them back to life ourselves. The option to edit is there, but what good is it if the listing is no longer public?

    I agree—it would be great if that were possible. I’ve complained about it to the Classified plugin developer, but so far they have not added that feature. It seems like an obvious thing, but I think the issue is that many websites charge users for posting classifieds, and for those sites they don’t want users to be able to reactivate ads without paying. Still it seems like something that could be fixed. In the meantime, I could set the ads to never expire, and then this problem would disappear, right? The problem with that (potentially) is that we could end up with lots of old ads that are still active, but shouldn’t be. I don’t know how diligent people are about removing ads that are outdated (e.g., the item has been sold, or they’re no longer looking for a particular item). But re-enabling ads is easy for me to do, and it doesn’t come up very often, so don’t hesitate to ask me.

    #1585190
    Clay
    Keymaster

    I just flagged the account as a spammer—thanks for letting us know. They are actually different accounts. I flag them, and then eventually this person creates another one with a slight variation on the name and a different email address, and then we do this little dance all over again. Fun!

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