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Len
unregistered user
Jun-09-04, 02:46 PM (CST)
 
"Re-Listing"
 
   Hi Richard
Auto Relist:

Is it possible to have the Auto Relist
be able to do this?
Number of times to relist item:
.None
.1
.2
.3Until Sold

That way if someone lists a lot of items they have the option
which could save them a lot of time re-listing
Many thanks for any help!
Best Regards
Len



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James
unregistered user
Jun-09-04, 07:38 PM (CST)
 
1. "RE: Re-Listing"
 
   >Hi Richard
>Auto Relist:
>
>Is it possible to have the Auto Relist
>be able to do this?
>Number of times to relist item:
>.None
>.1
>.2
>.3Until Sold
>
>That way if someone lists a lot of items they have the option
>which could save them a lot of time re-listing
>Many thanks for any help!
>Best Regards
>Len


Find this in your auction.pl

<td><b>Number of times to relist item:</b><br>
<INPUT NAME=RELIST TYPE=Radio VALUE="0" checked>None<br>
<INPUT NAME=RELIST TYPE=Radio VALUE="1">1<br>
<INPUT NAME=RELIST TYPE=Radio VALUE="2">2<br>
<INPUT NAME=RELIST TYPE=Radio VALUE="3">3<br>


Now make it like this:

<td><b>Number of times to relist item:</b><br>
<INPUT NAME=RELIST TYPE=Radio VALUE="0" checked>None<br>
<INPUT NAME=RELIST TYPE=Radio VALUE="1">1<br>
<INPUT NAME=RELIST TYPE=Radio VALUE="2">2<br>
<INPUT NAME=RELIST TYPE=Radio VALUE="999999">Relist Until Sold<br>


REMEMBER!! If you are allowing users to upload images to your site, you WILL have to change this as well otherwise their images will disappear and the auction will continue to run!!


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Richardadmin
unregistered user
Jun-09-04, 08:37 PM (CST)
 
2. "RE: Re-Listing"
 
   If you increase the auto relistings then you will have to changes the image delete days, these settings arte in your config.pl and yourphoto.pl files there you will find this setup:

################################
# Delete auction item images after X Days
# starts from the time the image was uploaded
# NOTE if you change this setting make sure you change it
# in the config.pl file as well or there will be problems
# ALSO NOTE: if you change/increase the auto relisting times
# the user can select when posting a auction item you will have
# to increase the image delete time. for each extra auto relist
# added you will have to increase this time by 60 days.


$config{'delimagedays'} = 160;


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Len
unregistered user
Jun-10-04, 04:57 AM (CST)
 
3. "RE: Re-Listing"
 
   Hi Richard & James
Many thanks for both of your help!

I'd like to take this opportunity
to thank you Richard for an excellent
"Auction Software" it's the best!
Regards & thanks!
From
Len


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Len
unregistered user
Jun-10-04, 09:01 AM (CST)
 
4. "RE: Re-Listing"
 
   Ok
Taking-in all the advice given above, it seam's the best way to
allow visitors to re-list items until they sell is, from the
"Bulk Lister", as from their it only allows you to use URL's hosted else where, which of cores will save on web-space used.
Question
How do I go about this?
i.e. what files do I up-date?
Many Thanks for any help!
Best Regards
Len


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richardadmin
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Jun-10-04, 10:32 AM (CST)
 
5. "RE: Re-Listing"
 
   >Ok
>Taking-in all the advice given above, it seam's the best way to
>allow visitors to re-list items until they sell is, from the
>"Bulk Lister", as from their it only allows you to use URL's hosted
>else where, which of cores will save on web-space used.
>Question
>How do I go about this?
>i.e. what files do I up-date?
>Many Thanks for any help!
>Best Regards
>Len

In the bulklister.html file you will find the same lines to edit as described above.

Optional, this will allow you to relist your item up to 2 times if not
sold equal to the same runing days as you entered above. </td>
<td><b>Number of times to relist item:</b><br>
<input name="RELIST" type="radio" value="0" checked="checked">None<br>
<input name="RELIST" type="radio" value="1">1<br>
<input name="RELIST" type="radio" value="2">2<br>


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James
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Jun-10-04, 01:05 PM (CST)
 
6. "RE: Re-Listing"
 
   >Ok
>Taking-in all the advice given above, it seam's the best way to
>allow visitors to re-list items until they sell is, from the
>"Bulk Lister", as from their it only allows you to use URL's hosted
>else where, which of cores will save on web-space used.
>Question
>How do I go about this?
>i.e. what files do I up-date?
>Many Thanks for any help!
>Best Regards
>Len


Len,

Not really. You will note that within your SELL function of your auction, the first option that a seller has is to choose whether to upload an image or click on the button if they are hosting their own image. Each one of these have separate coding within the auction.pl file. Therefore, find the above information that I gave you and apply to JUST the code within auction.pl in which a seller hosts their own image. Does this make sense? It didn't to me while I was typing....guess it is time for a nap.


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Len
unregistered user
Jun-10-04, 01:57 PM (CST)
 
7. "RE: Re-Listing"
 
   Hi Richard & James
Many thanks once again to you both for your help!
James
It makes perfect sense, I never even gave that a thought!
I've added the line
<INPUT NAME=RELIST TYPE=Radio VALUE="999999">Relist Until Sold<br>

Too both auction.pl and bulklister.html
Thanks again to you both for your help and advice!

Best Regards
Len
http://www.auction1.co.uk


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Inspire
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Mar-30-08, 05:42 PM (CST)
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8. "RE: Re-Listing"
 
   Thank You Richard , James & Len for this post I just implemented this by following your wonderful directions!

Inspire


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Oct-06-11, 06:28 PM (CST)
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10. "RE: Auto Re-Listing page views refresh"
 
   Hi Everyone,
With regard to the auto relist function, I have an unusual situation that I need help with.

My site has (auto relist until sold) feature which is the default function for all new listings. The hold period for relisting is 5 years, which means that the listing will automatically relist every 14 days for 5 years or until deleted or sold.

My concern is with the page view script. I has been generaly agreed that a 14 days listing time is the optimum listing time because if someone wants to make a bid on your item, they will generally wait until the last 1-2 days before making a bid.

At the end of the 14 days if the listing is unsold, the script will relist giving the listing a NEW item number, and a new counter number, deleting the old listing and counter file. If the old counter file has a page view number in it like 53, then the new counter file will have the default number 1 in it. From the users point of view, if he visits his listing and sees only the 1 view, he will get the false idea that nobody has seen his listing when in fact 53 people have seen his listing. I would feel much better knowing that at least 53 people have seen my listing rather than only 1.

I would like to modify the script that relists so that the page view number in the counter .dat file is saved as a temporary number before the counter .dat file is deleted. After the new counter .dat file is created, the old saved number would be added to the new counter .dat file.

This modification is rather IMPORTANT to my site because of the 5 year hold period of the listings.

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The second part of the modification would be to delete the script that closes the listing when the 5 year period has been reached. I would not like to be the user who must manually relist 1000-2000 listings.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.


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11. "RE: Auto Re-Listing page views refresh"
 
   LAST EDITED ON Oct-06-11 AT 11:33 PM (CST)
 
in the auction.pl file under the sub chkclose {
find these lines in several places

print THEFILE "\n$firstbid[0]\[\]$firstbid[1]\[\]$firstbid[2]\[\]".time."\[\]$firstbid[4]\[\]$firstbid[5]\[\]$firstbid[6]\[\]$firstbid[7]\[\]$firstbid[8]";
close THEFILE;

Now add these new lines below just under each of the above lines you found under this sub.

open(RVIEWCOUNTER, "$config{'basepath'}$config{'countdir'}/$file.dat");
my $totalviews = <RVIEWCOUNTER>;
close(RVIEWCOUNTER);

open(VIEWCOUNTER, ">$config{'basepath'}$config{'countdir'}/$new.dat");
print VIEWCOUNTER "$totalviews";
close(VIEWCOUNTER);

Now it will read the old item view # and record them to the new item view file


>The second part of the modification would be to delete the script
>that closes the listing when the 5 year period has been reached. I
>would not like to be the user who must manually relist 1000-2000
>listings.

This one can not be deleted as it controls all, it's what closes the items and sends out the emails to the winners if any, if this is change or deleted then none of the items would ever be closed after the 14 days and the winners if any would never be notified that they won a item and so on///// this is 1 of the hearts of the auction software that makes everything function as a auction.

the only thing you can do here is also add a
re-list line "re-list till sold" a line like the below:

<INPUT NAME=RELIST TYPE=Radio VALUE="999999">Re-list Till Sold<br>


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