Thanks for visiting the football auction, here is the current standing on development.
As 18th March – We have made a number of changes to the front page. Some you won’t see as they were code changes but the main one I suppose is replacing the search box. The main reason for this is to show the advanced search options availble. Before the main option would have been a basic search, only if you noticed the advanced search link would you try the full features available. We have removed the basic search and replaced it with a link ACTION SEARCH. We have also removed the box of links to videos and place on text link to the main Youtube page. Anyone should feel free to create video of using the site if they want. Just send them here and we’ll upload them if we think they will help others.
We also inlcude a short random message at the top of the listing. This are will show tips and ideas on how to use the site. The message changes with every refresh so over time everyone should have the main things they need to know about the site burnt into their brain
As of 10th March – Today we bought forward our server move, this may have caused a few outages but was supposed to be seamless. We don’t expect any major problems but the next 48 hours may show some blanks pages depending on visitors own ISP and computer set-up.
As of 5th March – Today I did a security scan and deactivated 26 member accounts. The reason for this was their email address given in their account was not active. So if you find you can’t now log-in email email@example.com using your current email address and giving your username. We’ll be happy to change your email in the account and activate your membership.
As of 2nd March – Those people who used the site before it went live may want clear their browser cache if things are not loading as they should. Also as luck would have I’ve just heard from our host who say they need to do some work that may disrupt our server for up to 90 mins on Saturday & Sunday. The quoted time are out of normal hours but not set in stone.
As of 1st March – The site is now live and for a while I’m not making any more changes. Those people who may have sampled the bulk upload or pre-filled fields should revisit their admin area to make changes or to download the new sample file.
Last features added include currencies EURO & USD, Free WANTED ITEMS, Direct Buyout payment – please note if you use buyout features in your listing a buyer will have 30 minutes to pay but should they move away from the payment page without making a payment the sale will be deleted and the auction restarted. Test payments have now been removed. I have also edited the descriptions on a few items to make is clearer or easier. A sample shipping feature is now enabled, this may not suit all people but the basic idea is you enter the weight of an item or simply use the price based on value of order. In general you should continue to add your own delivery costs and supplement that with more details. We’ll test the new features but to be honest I don’t like the idea of your shipping cost being reliant on me updating the tiers provided by Royal Mail.
As of Feb 24th the site is due to go live for use on March 1st. What does this mean ? well you can current use the site to test how it works but you should understand we are still developing some parts and before the site goes live all setting will be reset so all auctions will be closed as finished.
Even after the site goes live we still expect to continue to expand the site but the basic working of the auction should be fine to use.
Finally, please please pass the site details around your friends as the only way the site will work is by getting people to use it. That’s also the only way the site will get better because any income from the auction is reinvested in the site either in development time or advertising. We need all the free advertising we can get so if you have you own website please consider a back link at least.
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More later but have fun that’s what it’s all about.