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  Reply # 694511 1-Oct-2012 21:16 Send private message

Just tried to place a listing and it gave me an invalid username and password message between steps 3 and 4. I am using Safari without Flash installed so maybe something to do with that.

On the positive side the ability to add video to an auction will make the site a lot of fun and generate big talking points.

Wheedle is not vetting any listings so this could turn out badly but it is a nice idea and I wish them well with it.

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  Reply # 694544 1-Oct-2012 22:05 Send private message

Tel69: I'd almost bank my bottom dollar there is mysql in the background there.

Them trapping every error (including timeouts, SQL errors and internal server errors) with a standard 404 catch all message is really silly unless their back end logging is fantastic.


It's ASP.NET, so that's unlikely.

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  Reply # 694591 2-Oct-2012 01:48 Send private message

so i registered on wheedle just now and was emailed the confirmation code... tried it and it keeps saying invalid, i tried resending another code, got the email and tried that code still the same problem... what's going on? 

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  Reply # 694613 2-Oct-2012 08:41 Send private message

Ummmm, who killed it?

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  Reply # 694628 2-Oct-2012 09:07 Send private message

Trademe staff must be rolling around on the floor laughing




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  Reply # 694629 2-Oct-2012 09:08 Send private message

It must be quite embarrasing for the owners of Wheedle.

They where even running radio adverts this morning for a website which isn't working! What a waste of money.


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  Reply # 694630 2-Oct-2012 09:10 Send private message

Complete disconnect between product planners, marketing and technology people.

Whoever advised the owners failed miserably. The main problems I see are lack of security from the ground, and lack of proper testing before releasing a service.




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  Reply # 694632 2-Oct-2012 09:11 Send private message

They purchased their servers etc on Trademe Tongue Out




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 Interesting. You're afraid of insects and women. Ladybugs must render you catatonic.

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  Reply # 694644 2-Oct-2012 09:28 Send private message

Holy crap. Things just keep going from bad to bad. Username and password are stored locally in cookies:





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  Reply # 694653 2-Oct-2012 09:49 Send private message

was that in plain text? , doesn't matter anyway that is absolutely unforgivable, there should be press warnings about this site.




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 Interesting. You're afraid of insects and women. Ladybugs must render you catatonic.

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  Reply # 694654 2-Oct-2012 09:50 Send private message

The site appears to now be offline for maintenance.... You know you're onto a winner if you've got an outage within 24 hours of going live.

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Reply # 694658 2-Oct-2012 09:56 Send private message

gished: The site appears to now be offline for maintenance.... You know you're onto a winner if you've got an outage within 24 hours of going live.


Maybe they gave up and are all going home




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  Reply # 694663 2-Oct-2012 09:59 Send private message

KiwiNZ: was that in plain text? , doesn't matter anyway that is absolutely unforgivable, there should be press warnings about this site.

Yes...AND they should be proactive about paying for those.
As Maurico outlined in his Blog, there's a greater issue here; that of people using the same login details on multiple sites.

If they were true to their name they'd Weedle their way into the media and wave a big warning flag on that issue alone..... done properly it'll earn them more respect than derision. 

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  Reply # 694665 2-Oct-2012 10:01 Send private message

i was so looking forward to my first experience with wheedle, but now it seems like they are still on beta testing... come on wheedle deedle guys... we really need a good trademe alternative

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  Reply # 694666 2-Oct-2012 10:04 Send private message

I want to delete my account... oh hold on, need a working site to be able to do that.......

Wonder if Sella's popularity will go up with TradeMe hike in fees and Wheedles downfall...




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