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Should we break the Classifieds up into Categories

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Voting closed: November 04, 2010, 08:22:24 PM

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Re: ***SteerPlanet Member Vote - Break Classifieds into Categories? ****
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2010, 10:23:53 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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« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2010, 10:33:42 AM »
Could you do a "personals" category? Where you could say: CB seeking CG/C, A & CD.
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« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2010, 10:52:45 AM »
I agree with chambero but i would aso like to be able to go right to what im looking for I dont like wading through fifty steer and bul adds to find a heifer or bred and visa versa

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« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2010, 10:59:32 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


Agreed, always remember K.I.S.S.


Agreed....... Simple

Cattle For Sale- could always create a sub category here. Heifers, Steers, etc.
Semen/ Embryo's
Equipment
Vehicles
Other
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« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2010, 11:02:06 AM »
What OH Breeder says!

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« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2010, 11:21:19 AM »
Ditto.

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« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2010, 11:24:35 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


Agreed, always remember K.I.S.S.


Agreed....... Simple

Cattle For Sale- could always create a sub category here. Heifers, Steers, etc.
Semen/ Embryo's
Equipment
Vehicles
Other

This should cover it.
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« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2010, 11:29:33 AM »
can't you do it like google where it only displays the ads you want? just kidding.

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« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2010, 11:49:54 AM »
Steers/ Market Heifers (keep the terminals together IMHO)
Heifers/ Cows (this includes RECIPS)
Bulls
Semen and Embryos
Supplies/ Truck/ Trailer
Other
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« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2010, 01:31:12 PM »
I was thinking something along the lines of breaking the cattle up into two or maybe four categories - one being show prospects, the other being breeding stock, and possibly splitting each of those by what's for sale now and what's in an upcoming sale (of any kind).  Then semen/embryos, equipment, trucks/trailers and other should cover it.  I like the idea of making location mandatory for classified posting as well - IMO, it's just common courtesy.

On edit - Or semen/embryo's could go with breeding stock, and  then equipment, trucks/trailers and everything else could be grouped together, if you wanted to keep the categories to a minimum...
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« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2010, 01:37:33 PM »
agree with OH breeder however there is not the many ads for vehicles, equiptment, etc. so you may be able to to group them into one, like a miscellaneous category or something.
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« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2010, 01:47:06 PM »
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.
I like these categories best, especially separating the upcoming sales from cattle for sale. 

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« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2010, 01:47:57 PM »
I think I got a pretty good foothold on what we need.  The only problem lies in the implementation.

I think the best scenario is a new forum for classifieds, broken down into categories.  Then I will take the last week worth of ads and transfer them over.  Anything older than that, you will need to pm to get transferred.  I will then cut off the original classifieds to all new posting, but allow replies.  We will wean off it for a month or so, before it will eventually be archived and will not allow any new replies or postings on the old classifieds.
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« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2010, 04:24:20 PM »
Jason, thank you for looking at this topic more, and opening up the discussion to the SP members. Everyone has given good advise, and the comments seem to be right in line with the discussions we had.  My categories would be the following after reading the posts

Upcoming Sales
Steers/heifers
Bulls/cows
trucks/trailers/equipment
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« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2010, 04:31:33 PM »
Possible Categories:

Upcoming Private Treaty Sales & consignment sales
Equipment & Supplies, trucks/trailers
Semen and Embryos
Cattle for Sale


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