Feedback Is there a way to change the view of the buy and sell forum?

Brownie

Regular
Can the user change the layout of the buy/sell forum to a more traditional listing style? I've looked around, can't find anything.
 

Kevin

Code Monkey 🐒
There isn't; the stock software is either one view or the other for the forum. The buy/sell forum though has minimal activity so the current view makes it easier to see the pics of what is being offered when browsing.
 

Brownie

Regular
There isn't; the stock software is either one view or the other for the forum. The buy/sell forum though has minimal activity so the current view makes it easier to see the pics of what is being offered when browsing.
Would it have more activity if it were laid out in a more traditional manner? It's weird, it being the only section on the forum with that view.
 

Kevin

Code Monkey 🐒
Would it have more activity if it were laid out in a more traditional manner? It's weird, it being the only section on the forum with that view.
It's an experiment since the buy/sell forum has always had low activity. I've been trying to get more exposure to it by doing stuff like getting the posts 'tweeted' to our community Twitter account (@CameraderieOrg) and by trying to make the posts stand out more by using the 'article' view for the forum so that when somebody is browsing the forum they can see right away what exactly is being sold.
 

Tilman Paulin

All-Pro
Location
Vancouver B.C.
Real Name
Tilman
One thing that confuses me every time is the thumbnail-grid for “wanted to buy” posts…
I always think that that’s a banner/ad and that I reached the end of the postings
(that’s in mobile view - not sure how it looks on desktop)
 

Kevin

Code Monkey 🐒
One thing that confuses me every time is the thumbnail-grid for “wanted to buy” posts…
I always think that that’s a banner/ad and that I reached the end of the postings
(that’s in mobile view - not sure how it looks on desktop)
Do you mean the default image that is shown if no attachment is in the post? :hmmm:

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Kevin

Code Monkey 🐒
Yup, that’s the one ☝️
It's just the 'meta' image used when a post has no attachments. For example, if you share a thread to Facebook or Twitter and if it can't find an image to use as the cover then it uses a default image. Same thing for the 'article' view listings, an image is always attempted to be displayed (else it looks really weird with some having images and not others) and if not found it'll use the default.

But ...
I always think that that’s a banner/ad
... this means that you haven't noticed that we haven't had any ads shown on this site for quite some time. :(
 

Tilman Paulin

All-Pro
Location
Vancouver B.C.
Real Name
Tilman
It's just the 'meta' image used when a post has no attachments. For example, if you share a thread to Facebook or Twitter and if it can't find an image to use as the cover then it uses a default image. Same thing for the 'article' view listings, an image is always attempted to be displayed (else it looks really weird with some having images and not others) and if not found it'll use the default.

But ...

... this means that you haven't noticed that we haven't had any ads shown on this site for quite some time. :(
No, I think that’s just me being confused :)

The buy&sell looks almost like a different website than the rest of the forum - and on my phone the single photos basically fill the entire screen… So the default image is just a big block…

Don’t put too much weight on my burned out brain :D
 
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