Classifieds 2.4.2 is now the newest version, but still no progress for ad-priviliges by usergroups.
The mentioned thread in the dev.-forum is for vbullting integrations only.
I am still looking for a solution for a classifieds stand alone installation. Since this suggestion started in December 2004 (!) and many users requested this, I honestly do not understand why this is not yet implemented.
Are sugggestions considered at all, or can we save our time and stop posting in this section?
Sorry for the harsh words, but I just do not see progress here when checking all my old suggestions and bug reports after weeks and months. And it is now 10 months after this suggestion, which many users asked for. See also here:
Please note the suggestions forum is just that. As a company we assign everything by priority. There are by count 3 users out of the many many classifieds user's we have whom have spoken up about this. There is no guarantee on what new features will or will not be included as you know. Classifieds has not had an active beta in quite some time with most releases involve bug fixes security fixes and the major release of classifieds with the new security code. Once we enter a beta for Classifieds we will look at the suggestions forum for ideas but I can not say when exactly that will be.
... I understand this. But have you ever seen more then 5 written request for a specific feature? Suggestions are not polls. With suggestions, 1-5 people write about it, the rest of the users read and agree silently.
It would be unfair that non-vbulletin users are getting punished because there are more features available only if you use vbulletin (there are some forum software out there, which are significant better than vbulletin).
If someone wants to make money with his internetsite (we all do I guess), this usergroup differentiation is one of the more obvious and easy possibilities to cover the costs of running a site.
You need costumers that buy classifieds. If you make it easier for them to cover the costs by features like this, you will more likely sell more licences...
Let me add my voice to this growing chorus. I too would very much like to be able to charge a classifieds fee for some user groups but not for others.
Are we any closer at this point to this becoming a reality?
Also, I find it very disappointing that so far, I've not been able to find ANYTHING like instructions on how to set up the classifieds so that it requires and accepts PayPal payments for ad placements. I came here looking for that, but it seems to be completely absent. I've adjusted the setup otions for PayPal and I've specified a fee at the classifieds level. Is that ALL there is?