Improving the proceedure of placing ads and auctions?
Id like to make a suggestion on the steps that Photo Post Classifieds walks you through in order to place an ad or auction.
Currently the way I see it, it has you select what "type" of ad you want to post, then you have to select a "root" level category, then you have to select additional subcategorys from there depending on much you want to narrow it down to a specific item.
Why not offer something much simplier method (selectable by the admin) for the board members/users by having it setup something maybe like this...
Click "place an Ad". Then select the type of ad you want to place it in such as an Auction or an Advertisement only.
Then allow the user to be able to place their ad or auction within a "root level" category only without having to narrow it down even further.
Auctions -> All Auctions here. (No further categories neccessary)
Classifieds -> All Classifieds here. (No further categories neccessary)
From what I have seen and tested, currently it does not allow us to throw everything into the root level cat, and Id really like to see this ability.
How bout it? It would be much easier on everyone vs having to go through multiple categories just to find what they are looking for especially on the viewing side not just the placing an ad side, everything is in one place, very simple.... auctions or ads.
Also I noticed that because the "ad type" is auction and then I create a root level category or auction, I end up getting a "repeat" in the selections which looks silly, uneccessary and sometimes confusing.
How about select the type of auction, then one category and throw it in there, very simple and straight forward.
Can we change the way this all works? Theres gotta be an easier way...