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Old Dec 17, 2013, 03:39 PM
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We will be reorganizing the forums a bit and rolling out new features soon.

Hello RCG Traders!

We are currently working on some new features, including a separate field for price (in localized currency) as well as shipping terms (such as "will not ship" which you guys seem to call "Local Pick Up").

We expect this work to be done in late January.

Meanwhile we also need to clean up some things around here so that the classifieds system will work nicely with our Channels feature. This is important to us because the Channels are the underlying structure by which we filter information for the different types of R/C users who browse here. The Channels help us keep the R/C Car stuff prominent for the R/C car guys and the heli stuff prominent for the heli guys. As we move forward in the development of new features these channels will become more and more important, so we aren't annoying you all with information you just aren't interested in.

There are some forums in the Classifieds area that will be renamed slightly, some forums that will be merged, and some other small changes.

Most importantly, there are three forums that are going to go away altogether:
1. Free Items
2. Garage Sale/Large Lot Ads
3. Want to Trade

The reason we want to remove these is because they are not topically focused. It's important to us that it is very, very clear exactly where an item should be listed, and these forums muddy the waters a bit.

Our feeling is that "free" items are simply items with a zero price. If we provide a search tool to find all items across all the forums with zero prices we can accomplish the same thing as the "Free Items" forum without as much confusion. You'll still be able to browse for free things and you'll be able to list them as well, simply by listing them in the most topical forum with a zero price.

The "Want to Trade" forum seems to us to be like a regular listing but with no price. Instead of money you want to trade the item for something else. We will be supporting that capability with our new price field so this should work just fine.

The Garage Sale/Large Lot Ads is more complicated because the items there span many categories. The workaround here is simply to list the items separately or to put them all in the most topical forum you can. You will only be able to set one price per thread in the new system, so keep that in mind.

We will be closing these three forums to new posts shortly in anticipation of the new features coming soon. Please discontinue using them even though they are still available at the moment.

Jim
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Old Dec 17, 2013, 03:43 PM
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We will be closing these forums to new posts shortly in anticipation of the new features coming soon. Please discontinue using them even though they are still available at the moment.
Do you mean the classifieds? If so, how long will they be closed?



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Old Dec 17, 2013, 03:52 PM
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Do you mean the classifieds? If so, how long will they be closed?
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No, not the whole classifieds section, just the three forums I mentioned. I edited my post to make that more clear.

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What about the Non-rc section? seems that doesn't fit the new model either

Suggestion?
Have a
Garage Sale/Large Lot Ads (airplanes)
Garage Sale/Large Lot Ads (cars/trucks)
Garage Sale/Large Lot Ads (helis/quads)
etc.

Then you can still target those segments without loosing a well used category
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Old Dec 17, 2013, 04:38 PM
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What about the Non-rc section? seems that doesn't fit the new model either

Suggestion?
Have a
Garage Sale/Large Lot Ads (airplanes)
Garage Sale/Large Lot Ads (cars/trucks)
Garage Sale/Large Lot Ads (helis/quads)
etc.

Then you can still target those segments without loosing a well used category
second that
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Old Dec 17, 2013, 05:30 PM
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Hello RCG Traders!

We are currently working on some new features, including a separate field for price (in localized currency) as well as shipping terms (such as "will not ship" which you guys seem to call "Local Pick Up").

Jim
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Old Dec 17, 2013, 05:35 PM
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What about the Non-rc section? seems that doesn't fit the new model either

Suggestion?
Have a
Garage Sale/Large Lot Ads (airplanes)
Garage Sale/Large Lot Ads (cars/trucks)
Garage Sale/Large Lot Ads (helis/quads)
etc.

Then you can still target those segments without loosing a well used category
I think

Garage sale (Surface)
Garage sale (Air)

would fit better.

And another suggestion id like to add, the two surface sections, there is one for Cars and one for Trucks. Ive always thought that to be a total waste, no one seems to follow them anyway and posts all surface in both sections. Merging them into one Surface forum would be alot easier in my opinion
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I think SGT has a good point - I've always seen a ton of crossover in the Car & Truck sections - perhaps a combined section would make more sense. Seems like a good question to pose in those two forums, so users can chime in.

I'll be a bit sad to see the free section go. I have appreciated the option to share items there that I won't use, but which still hold value for others. It feels like a high traffic section of RCG (lots of views, lots of ad clicks, right?), that serves a useful purpose - sharing stuff.

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Old Dec 17, 2013, 09:10 PM
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I think we still need a non-rc section. Still nice to buy and sell other items from fellow trusted rc enthusiasts. There, my two pennies have been thrown into the hat
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Old Dec 17, 2013, 09:22 PM
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We have a non rc section, all the way at the bottom of the classifieds
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yup...agree, it's in the basement, and you'll find some interesting stuff there. I'd rather sell stuff there than at the 'bay. The Segway was the most off the wall item I've seen there yet.
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I think SGT has a good point - I've always seen a ton of crossover in the Car & Truck sections - perhaps a combined section would make more sense. Seems like a good question to pose in those two forums, so users can chime in.
There's a Car and Truck section??

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I'll be a bit sad to see the free section go. I have appreciated the option to share items there that I won't use, but which still hold value for others. It feels like a high traffic section of RCG (lots of views, lots of ad clicks, right?), that serves a useful purpose - sharing stuff.

-Josh
Do like I do Josh. I list stuff for free in the correct For Sale forum. I've found that when you post a regular ad and say "just pay shipping", you don't get a bunch of greedy kids or resellers clamoring over each other calling "dibs". It's been working well for me so far...
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Sounds good to me Brian.
Thanks for the heads up,
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