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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-06-2018, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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Additional prefixes in the "For Sale & Wanted" sub-forums

I just posted stuff in the "Parts For Sale & Wanted" sub-forum, and noticed that, after I initially forgot to add the "For Sale" prefix in one of the threads, the prefix can be changed (via "Edit" --> "Go Advanced") after the thread is posted. I don't know if there is a time limit on until when a prefix can be changed, but, if there's no time limit, I would suggest to add some prefixes to the drop-down list that can be changed when the ad expired.

Currently there are to the 4 prefixes to choose from: "(no prefix)", "For Sale", "Wanted", and "Free Stuff". I suggest to add "Sold", "NLA" or "No Longer Available", and "Thanks" or "No Longer Needed" to the drop-down list, so that thread starters (and/or moderators) can change the prefix when the status of the ad changed.

Also, I think it would be useful for the prefix to be shown inside the thread (before the thread title) rather than just in the sub-forum thread list.

Now, there may be technical constraints that make my suggestion impossible (time limit, limit on number of character in prefix, etc.), but I think the idea may be worth considering -- or even a try. Better wording may also be useful.
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I figured out that the prefix can only be changed for a certain amount of time before the server locks it. So, my suggestion cannot be implemented (unless the server lock on that field can be switched off).

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[SIZE="1"]'63 2600 Touring Spider (AR 191437, the car that started the 2000/2600 International Register, reassembly in progress)
ex-'65 2600 SZ (AR 856043, the car in my avatar, sold as resto project to Austria)
Maintainer of a private 2600 SZ register (not the one in the Netherlands).[/SIZE]
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