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
2785 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.




Check out my LPFM Radio Station at www.thecheese.co.nz cool


19282 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


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

Look at auction #863


 
 
 
 


BDFL - Memuneh
64775 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.




Awesome
4859 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


BDFL - Memuneh
64775 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  # 693790 30-Sep-2012 21:57
Send private message
2785 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.




Check out my LPFM Radio Station at www.thecheese.co.nz cool


262 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.

 
 
 
 


234 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

10937 posts

Uber Geek


  # 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?



15208 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

10937 posts

Uber Geek


# 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.



2785 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?




Check out my LPFM Radio Station at www.thecheese.co.nz cool


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

10937 posts

Uber Geek


  # 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.

2785 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"




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



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48


CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42


Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41


Spark 5G live on Auckland Harbour for Emirates Team New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2019 17:30


BNZ and Vodafone partner to boost NZ Tech for SME
Posted 31-Oct-2019 17:14


Nokia 7.2 available in New Zealand
Posted 31-Oct-2019 16:24


2talk launches Microsoft Teams Direct Routing product
Posted 29-Oct-2019 10:35


New Breast Cancer Foundation app puts power in Kiwi women's hands
Posted 25-Oct-2019 16:13


OPPO Reno2 Series lands, alongside hybrid noise-cancelling Wireless Headphones
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:32


Waikato Data Scientists awarded $13 million from the Government
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:27


D-Link launches Wave 2 Unified Access Points
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:07


LG Electronics begins distributing the G8X THINQ
Posted 24-Oct-2019 10:58


Arlo unveils its first video doorbell
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:27


New Zealand students shortlisted for James Dyson Award
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:18



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.