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Should we break the Classifieds up into Categories

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Offline Jason

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I have been hesitant to change format of the forums because most feedback that i received is that if ain't broke, don't fix it.

However, I have been several complaints about there being too many classifieds.  Essentially everyday there about 60 classifieds that are either New or Replied to, which seems to bury a recent classifieds way down into pages 2,3,4,5.

So the solution would be to break up the classifieds into categories.  What category structure would you like to see?

Possible Categories:

Upcoming Private Treaty Sales
Trucks/Trailers
Equipment & Supplies
Semen and Embryos
Cattle for Sale

Is Cattle for Sale generic enough?    I don't really want to break it down by breeds.

First Vote on whether you would be in favor and then let me know what you think the best category structure would be.
« Last Edit: October 28, 2010, 08:23:02 PM by Jason »
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2010, 08:30:00 PM »
I think "Cattle for sale" would be good. Dividing into breeds may cause someone to miss something they may have bought but didn't click on that breed. I agree about the number of classifieds. It is a really nice opportunity for breeders.Thanks!

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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2010, 08:33:50 PM »
I think trucks/trailer/equipment, semen and embryos, steers, heifers, and bred cows/heifers, and bulls. I agree somthing needs to change with it.


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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2010, 08:47:20 PM »
I agree with Zak - break down the cattle by steers/heifers/cows and bulls. It is hard to keep up with it all!
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2010, 08:52:57 PM »
I would like to see the cattle broke down by breed.

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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2010, 09:27:36 PM »
steers/mkt heifers
females
bulls
embryo's/semen and related equipment, ie tanks
vehicles
show equipment
land, dating, dirt

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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2010, 09:33:00 PM »
steers/mkt heifers
females
bulls
embryo's/semen and related equipment, ie tanks
vehicles
show equipment
land, dating, dirt

I like this format also  (dating??? (lol))
what about breaking it down by regions  east, mid west, west coast,  south?

« Last Edit: October 28, 2010, 09:47:12 PM by Ms Ray »

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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2010, 10:08:54 PM »
Oh, we are adding dating   (lol)
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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2010, 10:13:24 PM »
maybe break the dating down to N/C and cattle related?

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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2010, 10:28:02 PM »
cattle by regions 
embroyos, semen, tanks
trucks, trailers & equiptment, land
sales & auctions
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« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2010, 12:37:26 AM »
Steers
Heifers
Cows/Bulls
Equipment
Semen/Embryos
Other

I also think location should be mandatory in all ads.
« Last Edit: October 29, 2010, 12:38:43 AM by 6M Ranch »

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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2010, 05:07:41 AM »
Don't know if this is possible but would  it help if you made it more of a Craigslist type format where only the ad was posted and all discusion was done via email or PM?  This would avoid all of the bumps that push newer ads to the bottom.

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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2010, 06:25:38 AM »
I agree in that it is more the bumping than the true number of ads that causes trouble. 

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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2010, 08:20:53 AM »
Oh, we are adding dating   (lol)



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« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2010, 09:23:26 AM »
If you add too many categories, that's as bad as having to click to 2nd and 3rd pages.

I strongly suggest you keep them simple - maybe as simple as Bulls/Females/Steers/Equipment

 

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