EDITED BECAUSE, just because
Forgive me if this is in the incorrect spot, but I would thank you
and Joe both for helping me several times in the past.
It's what I do. Hopefully I can still be of some benefit to you guys still, my friend!
As to what I would like to see in the future of CCL.
A. Time and date signatures on ALL messages, notes, sales, PM's, reviews, etc. etc..
I thought there was a date and time stamp on private messages and reviews...but honestly, I'd have to double check. Everything doesn't have them, but could probably use them.
B. A more versatile choice of particulars for my store. IE:, the ability
to choose background color, the ability to expand or contract the columns of featured / shelf items.
I don't know how customizable the store front itself will be (i.e. contracting columns, etc..) however, I have been a STRONG supporter of being able to color change and personalize your storefront so it stands out from others. The closest I was able to get in this regard on the current site was a quick programming update a few years back where stores could "hijack" the leaderboard banner space on their storefront page and put a banner of their own there. I'm all for customizable storefronts, because I'm a store too. Since the new site(s) is being designed with DOT NET NUKE in mind, there may be some customizing that can be done on an individual basis...since the site will be able to be easily changed.
C. Advertising advertising advertising advertising advertising, and
ebay going belly up.
You won't hear me argue there. Just help me build up some ad revenue so we can put another $30K ad in MARVEL ;)
D. Use a new messageboard so that I can modernize my ad. Take Pat's
ad just as an example. 97 pages of the same thing. And no slap at Pat,
but that is pretty much all we as sellers can do. It is basically standing in the crowd at a rock concert, jumping up and down at the buyer
on stage that is our customer. For some reason when I see a huge herd
of cattle, that is all I can think about.
THAT you should see a dramatic change in. In our plan you will be able to market your storefront directly to customers that have "favorited" you, via text message, e-mail, few other ways as well. We are a DIGITAL MARKETING company and honestly, we've sucked at digitally marketing CCL. lol
E.The forum needs to be UBB AND html compatible. Loosen up the restrictions on not allowing links to the outside world. This would be
a bit on 1995 thinking. And YES, you will have to have a monitor to check
damn near every post for really nasty links. Other forums have people that
police for the general good of all. Give the job and a title to someone that is constantly on the forum. GROW THE FORUM.
That one you'll probably have to convince both Joe and myself of. More people to monitor the forums means less spamming, but we also need to be careful what our own members post (i.e. outside links to FEEBAY, etc). But remember, we're ok with outside links if they contribute to the thread in some way...but anything SPAM-LIKE, we frown upon.
F. And a section to practice post. I'm trying to put a sale together. You
can only imagine the frustration of trying to do what can't be done.
Thanks for the time.
I'm not sure what the last thing is. Explain, please :)
Other than that, I hope I've answered some of your questions/concerns as best as I can!