Seems like the
setup he has will soon become one of my options.
Hopefully future updates will give us a third option between shipped and not shipped so we can remove the items from inventory with one click and at the same time let people know they're pulled, inspected and snuggled safely into the Holdbox.
If you DON'T hit the "shipped" button then the items stay in the inventory in the database which causes headaches if you're still uploading and trying to alter prices. For example, lets say you have 18 little orders on hold and ready to ship but you can't remember if any of them had an issue or two of X-Factor. You're rolling along at 7AM trying to get a fast start to the day and decide to run the bulk pricer so you click the select all button so all 2,500 issues can be price changed all at once. It starts and runs fine for the first 10 minutes or so but then stops because the software isn't smart enough to skip over an issue that's in someone's cart or order. You spend 11 minutes trying to uncheck all the boxes of the issues that changed prices plus the first one that didn't. Now you start the pricer running again. 4 minutes later it hits another one and stops again. Repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat and with who can remember how many other titles you've had the same problem happen in, by the time Kelly and Michael come on NBC you're ready to violently toss Skittles and jelly beans across the room which can be dangerous to slip on trying to pull orders quickly later in the day with a concrete floor and them acting like marbles. So until they have time to fix the site, get around to adding that download all button for the titles in the database and add the "Q all" for all the stuff needing to get from the Q to be uploaded, hit that shipped button, the ankle you don't twist might be your own.
Then if they get some free time and a few days in a row where the site functions mostly correctly someone can figure out why every time you delist something to build a lot and reupload it as part of the lot it magically reappears in the folder it used to be in under "My Collections" the next time you update. That's been a joy trying to keep track of with all the unexpected power outages and site hiccups causing unexpected restarts prior to having uploaded everything. Then with an upload failing since one or more of the books mixed in are ghosts you have to try to remember what you delisted last and go delete the ghost to get the upload to work.
While we're tossing out stuff that's not working today you might as well add the "Task Failed" message trying to update after adding some new to me titles today which is pretty much the same glitch that showed up last week where a few titles download but when you click them there's no content so you can't upload the stack of books you thought you were going to upload today. (That's where that download all button would end this headache once and for all if every titles already downloaded instead of repeating the same frustration every week not to mention speeding up uploading in general) On the brighter side of things at least it hasn't been freezing up in the optimizing database part of downloading new titles much recently. Every silver lining has it's cloud though so it seems it's been replaced with a 5 to 10 second delay waiting for each cover scan jpeg to show while loading comics in the "My Collections" folder
Here's another way to think about the download all option for the database.
When I was a kid we used to have these guys that came around door to door selling encyclopedia sets which in their day were kinda like databases. They didn't sell us
Letter A pages 2,6, 16,and 42
Letter B pages 4,23,56 and 92
Letter C pages 1,3,7, 23 and 38
Letter K pages 19 and 22
Letter M etc.......
with the option to get more pages later one at a time if they were working that day and if we still could afford a telephone service to call them and tell them we needed that page. They just sold us the whole set all at once and offered updates as they became availible (usually yearly)
7:45PM----It's not real happy about accepting new image scans right now either. 5 to 10 tries to get each up while submitting new issues into titles.