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blood_red_rain
01-14-2013, 03:53 PM
Is the marketplace ever going to be back outside of the forums? Sometimes it gets really frustrating to try and find anything. I know at one point it seemed like it was going to go back go being its own tab but now that looks like a thing of the past.

Ninbri
01-14-2013, 06:03 PM
Is the marketplace ever going to be back outside of the forums? Sometimes it gets really frustrating to try and find anything. I know at one point it seemed like it was going to go back go being its own tab but now that looks like a thing of the past.

^ This. I mean, before we would get updates, or re-assurance's. Now it's like the old marketplace never existed. D:

Noize
01-14-2013, 06:14 PM
I was going to ask about this. I love the marketplace! I remember someone saying that the old marketplace was very inconvenient so that is why it is being remodeled? I had no trouble with it and I found it very easy to use.

Can we somehow get a notification when someone replys to our ad on the marketplace?

Sinnocent
01-14-2013, 09:57 PM
...Can we somehow get a notification when someone replys to our ad on the marketplace?

You can get a notification for any thread ... just above the first post on the right side there is a tab that says 'Thread Tools' click or hover over it, then click "Subscribe to this Thread" and you'll get notifications every time there is activity in that thread.

NiGHTmaren
01-14-2013, 10:00 PM
Noize - In your Edit Options under Messaging and Notifications there is a drop-down box for subscribing by email to threads you start or post in.

As for if the old off-forums Marketplace will ever return, that's a question for Admin - I wish I could provide an answer because I know a lot of people are wondering this.

Noize
01-14-2013, 10:45 PM
Noize - In your Edit Options under Messaging and Notifications there is a drop-down box for subscribing by email to threads you start or post in.

As for if the old off-forums Marketplace will ever return, that's a question for Admin - I wish I could provide an answer because I know a lot of people are wondering this.

Aaa I didn't know. Thanks.

blood_red_rain
01-21-2013, 02:10 AM
I find this version so much more difficult to use than the old one.

chiagirl
01-21-2013, 12:33 PM
IF they ever actually make a new marketplace, they should have the option to sort by country and size (xs s m l xl...). Counrty would be convienent because it's usually takes longer and is more expensive to ship out of the country and some people won't ship outside their country anyway. Size would make it so much easier, you wouldn't have to click to view the full description of everything only to find out it won't fit you.

That's what I'd like to see in a Marketplace update.

~H~
01-21-2013, 08:36 PM
I posted an ad on the Marketplace this morning, and it seems to have disappeared @_@. I checked the rules again, and I'm pretty certain that I didn't break any of them.

Has this happened to anyone else?

If a Mod deleted my post, could I please get an explination as to why so that I can do my part to ensure that it won't happen again? Thanks in advance!

hawk222
01-21-2013, 11:23 PM
Hello, I'm new to the forums. When I posted my thread the other day (and again a few minutes ago), I was told that a moderator needed to look it over before it could be added, but I haven't received any sort of update about what the "status" of the thread is. Do the moderators have to approve any thread started anywhere? I'm just trying to find someone to commission a cosplay from...

Noize
01-22-2013, 01:21 AM
Hello, I'm new to the forums. When I posted my thread the other day (and again a few minutes ago), I was told that a moderator needed to look it over before it could be added, but I haven't received any sort of update about what the "status" of the thread is. Do the moderators have to approve any thread started anywhere? I'm just trying to find someone to commission a cosplay from...

I don't know any other reasons but maybe because you only have 4 post? In order to use the marketplace, you need to have at least 10 post and the commissioning thread is linked with the Marketplace.

hawk222
01-22-2013, 03:10 AM
Ah, so that might be why. I've never been on a board with that kind of posting limitation before. It's probably to keep bots from spamming, huh?

Ninbri
01-22-2013, 09:45 PM
Ah, so that might be why. I've never been on a board with that kind of posting limitation before. It's probably to keep bots from spamming, huh?


Precisely. :)
Although, they still manage to do it anyways.

J-Mirakuru
01-22-2013, 10:01 PM
I was never too fond of the old marketplace (don't let this join date fool you, I've been here a year or two).
There are drawbacks to the new Marketplace, and I feel it is less organized, but I like having threads for WTS and WTB customers.

Maybe if there were sub-categories, like one or wigs, another for costumes, etc. like the old Marketplace?

hawk222
01-22-2013, 10:18 PM
What do WTS and WTB mean?

Sinnocent
01-23-2013, 12:05 AM
WTS is Want To Sell
WTB is Want To Buy

angelbabycakes
01-23-2013, 12:32 AM
What do WTS and WTB mean?

Whoops! User above me answered. It didn't appear for some reason on my end, lol.

blood_red_rain
01-24-2013, 12:42 PM
I really wish there was just some kind of search bar that I could use to narrow down my searching. I hate looking for a specific costume and having to go through every ad that is currently posted.

Jei-Cos
01-24-2013, 04:33 PM
I really wish there was just some kind of search bar that I could use to narrow down my searching. I hate looking for a specific costume and having to go through every ad that is currently posted.

There is........
At the top right of each forum, (like if you want to look for a costume go to costumes for sale) it says "thread tools" click that..One of 2 things will happen..It will have a drop menu (most browsers) or it will bring you to the bottom of the page (in google chrome) and there will be a search bar..

NiGHTmaren
01-24-2013, 09:43 PM
I'm thinking they may have the same problem I do - an ad gets in the way of being able to do a forum search.

Sinnocent
01-24-2013, 11:15 PM
I'm thinking they may have the same problem I do - an ad gets in the way of being able to do a forum search.

I have the same problem on my laptop, however on my desktop the ad doesn't get in the way cuz my screen is wider.

I really wish that whoever is working on finishing the site would get all of these little 'bugs' fixed before they moved on to the bigger stuff, cuz these little things will already make the site much better.

sweetteasus
01-25-2013, 05:32 PM
@blood_red_rain and Hime no Toki: if you're using google chrome, install adblocker and it'll clear that up. That was happening to me and ad blocker fixed it.

Leslianna
01-25-2013, 11:56 PM
I'm thinking they may have the same problem I do - an ad gets in the way of being able to do a forum search.

This happens to me too!

sakurasarah
01-27-2013, 04:57 AM
Does anyone know how long it usually takes for the moderators to go through new threads and approve them? I just want to get my post up ASAP T.T and I'm pretty sure I didn't break any rules...

Leslianna
01-27-2013, 04:19 PM
Does anyone know how long it usually takes for the moderators to go through new threads and approve them? I just want to get my post up ASAP T.T and I'm pretty sure I didn't break any rules...

Even though it will be added soon, you must be a member for 30 days to use the marketplace. It says you joined in Jan. 25th...lol, so that isn't 30 days, but I imagine it will be approved soon anyways, lol.

sakurasarah
01-27-2013, 07:04 PM
Ooo i was not aware. I guess I missed that part. Well dang it lol. Ok thanks for the info. :)

ichigo_m.
01-29-2013, 11:23 PM
Flamers/generally mean people.
I've found recently people post ads either before they're allowed or who have too low of a budget. They then get a whole bunch of people "accusing" them of doing something wrong. I understand the rules and I understand being a commissioner. But, as a general community I think we would be much more welcoming if we would politely state that they broke rules or that they have too low of a budget. If you can't say it nicely don't say it at all.

Exsample: I think your budget is too low. Many commissioners would be unable to do this for your budget due to materials, labor and shipping costs. Why not try making it yourself by doing x. (:

Rather than: Your budget is too low! No one would do it for that much! Materials alone are $x and labor is $x! No one would do it for $x.

It's simple, but really makes a difference. If this could be added to the rules. Or maybe just something saying "be nice" or "remember commissions are expensive".
Something like that. Please. (:

blood_red_rain
03-19-2013, 09:43 AM
Also, I have tried to use the search tool but it's not really all that useful.

Suuki
03-20-2013, 02:26 PM
Also, I have tried to use the search tool but it's not really all that useful.

How is it not useful?
Go to the bottom of the forum.. Go to "search this forum"
Type in general keywords. Don't be too specific.
Look through the results.

It has been very useful to me. So please be more specific as to why? :/

But yes, I would like to see the old Marketplace back. I have never seen in action. But I have seen it through Google searches giving me the old marketplace link.. (so it still exists)
It seems very useful.. And looks more trustworthy than forums.

blood_red_rain
03-20-2013, 05:13 PM
I must be doing it wrong or something when I search I get stuff about forum topics, not specially people selling but more like people just talking about that subject.

Jei-Cos
03-20-2013, 05:30 PM
Are you sdoing the search while your IN the marketplace forum? Or just on the main forum page?
If you click in the marketplace, then do a search, it will bring up every thread that has the words you searched for. Like if you are looking for, say, a Link wig, then you go into marketplace, then under wigs and search for "link" and every thread that mentions a link wig will show up and nothing else

blood_red_rain
03-23-2013, 01:29 AM
Yeah I have tried that and I still just get general topics for it. (-_-//)

Jei-Cos
03-23-2013, 01:37 AM
Hmm that's weird..I don't think there's anything else you can do then..Sorry..

Mr Firefly
04-08-2013, 02:08 AM
Where is the marketplace now, anyway?

Suuki
04-08-2013, 02:39 AM
Yeah I have tried that and I still just get general topics for it. (-_-//)

If you are having that much trouble with the search tool, go to Google and type this into the search bar..
"(What you are looking for) Marketplace for sale site:cosplay.com"
Or something along those lines. The search tool on Google is 100x better than forum search tools. I always use the forum search tool though.. You just have to be very vague and you will get results.

Jei-Cos
04-08-2013, 04:23 PM
Where is the marketplace now, anyway?

http://www.cosplay.com/forumdisplay.php?f=78