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Re: TCG eBay functionality updated
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For the "(via eBay)" - I have created a browser plugin for Google Chrome that makes it one-click easy to submit eBay items to TCG when you are browsing on eBay. When you are on an item page, a button appears in the address bar - clicking on that submits the item to TCG, easy as that!

Clearly I use Chrome myself so I wrote the plugin there first. I am planning on making plugins for Firefox and, perhaps, IE or Safari if there is sufficient demand for it.

If you use Chrome (even sporadically, not as your main browser) can you give it a try and let me know what you think? This is a private link, the extension is not viewable from the Chrome web store yet.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/det ... fglghmbdnkjaclmddmlndgefp



For your second question:

The forum software I wrote will detect most eBay links and automatically add the item to the auctions tracking database and show the data on the right side. The only time it will not do this, is if you use the URL link button rather than just pasting the link into the text box. I am not done getting everything working the way I want, and that is one of the areas that still is awkward. Let me know if you want the nitty-gritty details for why it works this way.

When an eBay link it detected, the formatting of the link is modified to make it more readable (the 'item number" text that shows up) - I am still playing with this, I think it is too intrusive right now and I will be moving to a more elegant solution sometime soon.

Posted on: 2013/10/13 10:41
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Re: TCG eBay functionality updated
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Khamûl wrote:
Jeremy, I wanted to find out the best offer price accepted for a HPL auction I was watching. Remember when you put up the original simple auction number search --can we still do this?, or do I now have to "submit" these to the site? i.e. I don't really want to be clogging up this section with non-Tolkien related book auction data. Is the old function still there? (I can't recall where, in the forum, this was discussed.)

BH


I have added a checkbox to the auctions page that says "Just looking (don't save)". If you check that box before you hit submit, the ebay auction data will not be cached or added to the recently submitted list, etc.

Because of the way I have things set up right now, you have to be logged in to use the auctions tool, so you will not see the item submission form if you are not logged in. (Also the browser plugin, etc. will give an error if you are not logged in as well.)

Let me know if there are other features you are interested in!

Posted on: 2013/11/21 14:01
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Re: TCG eBay functionality updated
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Cheers!

Q: Where's the "stay logged on" (or whatever it said) flag gone? I'm finding myself regularly logged out. I always ticked this & was logged on, pretty much, forever (--or until I purposely logged off).

BH

Posted on: 2013/11/22 15:36
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Re: TCG eBay functionality updated
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I have a lot of work to do on the login / registration process (it needs help). I will get that "keep me logged in" button back for you as soon as I can!

Posted on: 2013/11/23 23:05
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