Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | ... | 36
ZollyMonsta
2907 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #693784 30-Sep-2012 21:35
Send private message

These categories all look the same as the trademe site, as does the general layout, search filtering etc. looks like a blatant copy of trademe.




 

 

Media DevOps Engineer (TV) @ Vodafone
Check out my LPFM Radio Station at www.thecheese.co.nz cool


johnr
19282 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #693786 30-Sep-2012 21:44
Send private message

Look at auction #863


 
 
 
 


freitasm
BDFL - Memuneh
68881 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #693787 30-Sep-2012 21:54
Send private message

Holy fail, Batman!

Someone pointed out this result for a search (a number plate "SKYL9") - look at the image:



The image change if you switch to grid view:



And if you go to the auction you can get something like this instead of the plate: 



I've refreshed the page multiple times and only once the plates SKYL9 actually showed up - a number of random pictures were presented.




 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletcricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Coinbase | TheMarket | My technology disclosure


ajobbins
Awesome
4891 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #693788 30-Sep-2012 21:54
Send private message

I keep forgetting what the site is called. Brand fail




Twitter: ajobbins


freitasm
BDFL - Memuneh
68881 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #693790 30-Sep-2012 21:57
Send private message

The TV ad make it sound like they want "wheedle" to turn into a verb, pretty much like we say "google" when talking of "doing a search".





 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletcricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Coinbase | TheMarket | My technology disclosure


ZollyMonsta
2907 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #693792 30-Sep-2012 22:00
Send private message

I get the baby image for both views.. Still, it's the wrong thumbnail and images for the auction, so it's still a big fail.




 

 

Media DevOps Engineer (TV) @ Vodafone
Check out my LPFM Radio Station at www.thecheese.co.nz cool


Ropata
276 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #693793 30-Sep-2012 22:00
Send private message

Well i just signed up and listed two little items in a show of support for healthy competition. How can a monopoly satisfy it's investors year after year? The easy way of course, fee hikes year after year.

 
 
 
 


profrink
239 posts

Master Geek


  #693794 30-Sep-2012 22:01
Send private message

Does anyone realistically see this lasting? I sure as heck don't.

Out of all the potential business opportunities out there, this was what they chose to chuck money at? Yikes.

EDIT: Blatant copy of Trademe in a *bid* to easily transition and keep users?

gzt

gzt
11677 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #693796 30-Sep-2012 22:02
Send private message

Ropata: Well i just signed up and listed two little items in a show of support for healthy competition. How can a monopoly satisfy it's investors year after year? The easy way of course, fee hikes year after year.

I was thinking of that but no confirmation two hours later. How long did it take to get yours?



mattwnz
16857 posts

Uber Geek


  #693797 30-Sep-2012 22:03
Send private message

ZollyMonsta: These categories all look the same as the trademe site, as does the general layout, search filtering etc. looks like a blatant copy of trademe.


Maybe they are using some generic off the shelf auction software?

Makes you wonder if they did any testing at all on that website before launching it. Makes apples maps failure look pretty minor.

gzt

gzt
11677 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

#693798 30-Sep-2012 22:06
Send private message

ZollyMonsta: I get the baby image for both views.. Still, it's the wrong thumbnail and images for the auction, so it's still a big fail.

I did not give them my usual email address or real name and address for this and similar reasons.

The way things are looking database wise - my details are just going to pop up randomly somewhere.



ZollyMonsta
2907 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #693799 30-Sep-2012 22:06
Send private message

I'm seeing occasional 503's (service unavailable)

Perhaps traffic is building up heading closer to midnight?




 

 

Media DevOps Engineer (TV) @ Vodafone
Check out my LPFM Radio Station at www.thecheese.co.nz cool


blair003
553 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #693801 30-Sep-2012 22:07
Send private message

I actually don't think copying the general look of the trademe site is that bad of an idea. I mean, as far as their interface goes trademe does it very cleanly IMHO.. and because everyone has used trademe, there is less of a barrier for new users to come across.

The problem is if they don't do _anything_ different, then the only reason to use the new site is pricing. I don't think that's enough myself.

gzt

gzt
11677 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #693803 30-Sep-2012 22:12
Send private message

gzt:
Ropata: Well i just signed up and listed two little items in a show of support for healthy competition. How can a monopoly satisfy it's investors year after year? The easy way of course, fee hikes year after year.

I was thinking of that but no confirmation two hours later. How long did it take to get yours?


Just checked my gmail/apps spam folder and found it (another fail). It took about an hour to come through.

Next thing Wheedle tells me the activation code is invalid and - after that I get a 404 when trying to use the resend activation code link. Irrg.

ZollyMonsta
2907 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #693805 30-Sep-2012 22:12
Send private message

"There is no need to top up your account, everything is free until November 29"

And they show clip art of a pile of pancakes. With "relax, have a cake"




 

 

Media DevOps Engineer (TV) @ Vodafone
Check out my LPFM Radio Station at www.thecheese.co.nz cool


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | ... | 36
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





News »

Huawei launches IdeaHub Pro in New Zealand
Posted 27-Oct-2020 16:41


Southland-based IT specialist providing virtual services worldwide
Posted 27-Oct-2020 15:55


NASA discovers water on sunlit surface of Moon
Posted 27-Oct-2020 08:30


Huawei introduces new features to Petal Search, Maps and Docs
Posted 26-Oct-2020 18:05


Nokia selected by NASA to build first ever cellular network on the Moon
Posted 21-Oct-2020 08:34


Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18


Synology unveils DS16211+
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12


Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06


Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47


OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52


Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34


Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29


AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13


Teletrac Navman launches integrated multi-camera solution for transport and logistics industry
Posted 8-Oct-2020 10:57


Farmside hits 10,000 RBI customers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 15:32









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.