We used to run our classifieds as a forum in vb. Our users were used to this and many bitch now that we've moved to PPclassifieds. Is there a way we could have a forum in vb that sort of echoed each post made to ppclassifieds? Wouldn't have to be fancy with pictures and all, just a simple text message with a link to the class ad.
I have posted requests for this hack all over vb.org as well. My users are pissed that we have moved our classifieds from our forums to ppclassifieds. We could probably make them happy if we could put a post in a vb3 forum for every classified that is put into pp classifeds.
There is a hack released on vb.org by a user named Erwin that allows you to do things with a form outside of the forum system (like PM users, add to a thread, etc.)... I would imagine that if you looked at how the hack works you could take out the stuff needed to post into a thread from Photopost/Classifieds.
As for photopostdev.com being a community for hacks... it will never be such unless more time and care is devoted to it. It is fruitless to just throw it up there and expect growth... perhaps you might want to look at getting some moderators going there or something... furthermore, some guides to help "hackers" learn the photopost system would be helpful.
Oh sure... there's a great idea. LMAO Let's have a moderator for a hack site that can't write an original line of code to save his life. If you can't dazzle them with brilliance... baffle them with BS I suppose.
I'm not sure how to create auto-posts in vB3, but maybe someone would step up to the plate.
Just thinking out loud (er...in type?) here but... what about using the RSS News Feed hack on vb.org and having it draw from your classifieds instead of an external news source? At least that way half the coding is already done and it would be a matter of figuring out how to have the files produced in the correct format and available for import. What I don't know is how big of a job that would be to do as I haven't really looked into it myself but there's tons of sources for setting up that type of thing on the net.
the only thing that would push a coder from vBulletin to develop such a good idea would be to be paid, but a 10$ for the job is not enough (many people think that vB coders are freelancers doing this for fun!)...
creating a new thread for each new album created in photopost would be kinda useless, because there is a comment system on photopost that "in my opinion" do the job....
if all users complain about the new album, simply come back to the old way, there is nothing complicated...
I had the same problem (users complaining) and removed PPC a few months ago. No I am ready to try again. The users suggest that new ads or comments should apear among new posts in the "New Posts" link - is it an easy way to do this?