|Forum topic by sandhill||posted 03-13-2009 08:56 PM||1241 views||0 times favorited||27 replies|
03-13-2009 08:56 PM
9 Days ago I posted what I thought was a good idea (Here is the link if you want to read it http://lumberjocks.com/topics/6881#reply-69447) so I ran with it after a lot of positive feed back from my fellow Lumber Jocks and here is where it has led to. A web site that is modeled from Craigslist and I hope it will grow from this into other areas of woodworking I hope to contribute something that will be beneficial and fun at the same time. Some of the features I have included in the new web site are RSS feeds for new ads, and my favorite is when you place an ad you click on the Google map to put a balloon at your location which when after the ad in placed anyone visiting the site can click on it and an ad link comes up that you can again click on to take you to that ad, pretty cool huh? I have put a lot of hours into the web site so far and as long as the interest is there I will continue building it to be what everyone wants that visits it. I am not a programmer so my skills are limited I guess the reason I am doing this is because before I retired I was a contributor and by doing that for 40 some years I have that built into my personality, I’m sure those that are retired know what I am saying. After 60 it’s hard to find a job especially these days.
This is the theme for the new web site: “woodworkerslist.com” Posting free ads that has Google maps so you have the option to show where you are on the map. You can post pictures or a video of your items, there will be a blog section eventually for discussions about woodworking techniques, work a rounds and fixes. YouTube feeds, links to forward blog and ad entries, Face book feeds and tons more it is live now. No more “flash and woo” I know I get sick of all these flashing banners and little boxes popping up when you accidently run your mouse over a word that blocks what I am reading or music coming over my speakers scaring day lights out of me. They goal is to have something that is as interactive as Face book with more interesting things to look at when are done communicating with friends and family but have the simplicity of Craig’s list. I have built in a “Bad word list” that is scanned in the data base when people submit there ads and makes them start over if they place ads promote pornography or prostitution I think its enough so people will get discouraged if that’s what they are trying to do. I will monitor it as much as I can and if it becomes a problem (I don’t think it will) I have a switch that holds the ad until its release it to the ad space. There’s a lot of stuff going into this that I have to sort out and some will be trial and error but I have the basic design in my head and some written down I hope it all works out as it comes together.
Thank You for your support
-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/