That will come to an end effective 2/24 - new or open listings that are done IN ALL CAPS will simply be DELETED.
This is to maintain a calm and orderly atmosphere, as using all caps is akin to yelling and is not needed…this is not Ebay.
Proper capitalization is also much easier to read as well.
Again, starting tomorrow 2/24, there will be no edits, no emails, etc. , they will simply be deleted….so if you find your listing removed, you will know why.]]>
a)Listing titles cannot be in ALL CAPSb)We do not allow excessive exclamation points (!!!!)c)We do not allow unsubstantiated claims (BEST PRICE IN THE WORLD)
These requirements will be applicable for all new listings. Non-conforming listings will simply be deleted as we don’t have time to edit them individually.
Its not likely you will lose a sale because you didn’t have all caps or one too few exclamation points were used, and this should help ensure a reader-friendly atmosphere.
Feedback on this new requirement is always welcome on our message boards (http://betterthandiamond.com/discussion)
We’re pleased to see the growth in both visitors and listings, and believe that will help both buyers and sellers with an even more liquid marketplace for jewelry and fashion items.]]>
These include ‘Bracelets and Bangles’, ‘Pearls’, and ‘Shoes’.
The pearl category is designed for all types of pearl jewelry, in order to ensure that pearl items did not get buried amongst more standard metal and gemstone type of goods. The pearl category will expand into sub-categories once it goes beyond one page of listings (i.e. pearl necklace, pearl earrings, etc).
Feel free to request other category expansions on our message boards!]]>
The upgrade has been completed, though as you may have seen, we went down for about 12 hours.
Anyway, its done and hopefully you’ll find the site even faster than before as a result!]]>
One completed improvement done today - for those using the ‘newest listings, 24 hour’ feature (to see what was added in the past day), we’ve increased the font size from the default 10 (tiny) to 12, which should make browsing using that feature easier on the eyes!]]>
Currently, we will be adding the following features this month:
a)Discussion forum directly on each listing - heavily requested, this will let you comment and discuss items for sale right on the listing. Hopefully this will add additional ‘community’ feel to the site.
b)Sold items and Completed auctions category - We’ll be adding two new categories directly under the main item list (left hand side) so that completed auctions and already sold items can still be found and viewed. They’ll stay there for 1 year from their completion date.
c)Visual ’sellers other listings’ feature - This will create thumbnails of a sellers other listings (with links) so that viewers can readily see all a sellers items at the bottom of a listing. Should help sellers increase traffic to their items for sale.
d)Random ‘featured items’ block on the home page - This will be a section on the homepage, that will randomly grab some items to show viewers of the homepage…this is designed to help increase traffic to those listings that are running for longer periods.
There are some other features currently being planned but the above are the immediate features that are ‘in coding’ right now. We hope to have them on the site by the end of September.]]>