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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old May 17th, 04, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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If I wanted to buy parts or cars from e-bay I would be looking there. Or have it in the title That it is a e-bay add.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old May 17th, 04, 10:31 AM
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Tough subject!! TC does request that "ebay" be placed in the title when you place an ad and will remove the ones that don't honor the request. The fact that there are some without having ebay in the title is because it's hard for Al to get to every ad placed. If you could provide ad numbers or links that would be a big timesaver for Al...

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Add # 28410.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old May 17th, 04, 11:51 AM
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Why don't you just add a line of code to the submission page's database insert script that appends the word "eBay" to the front of the ad caption if the word "eBay" is found in the body of the ad? Too time consuming to do it manually.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old May 18th, 04, 05:50 AM
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Ebay ads are allowed but we do ask that they put EBAY in the title. I edited the ad that you listed, thanks. It just seems most people don't take the time to read instructions, any instructions and simply jump right in.

I don't have the skills to modify a script in the manner you mention. One problem is quite a few ads do mention ebay - but in the context of 'if I don't sell it here by friday it's going on Ebay'.

We did drop all the ebay ads at one time but most of the guys who used the classifieds wanted 'one stop' shopping and liked having the ads listed.
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I'm a website developer and DBA by trade. If you have access to the script I am willing to help you modify it. Your right, you can't catch all of them but most eBay ads probably include a URL, which has "www.ebay.com", which would allow you to catch most of them. If you ever need help on anything just contact me.

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Cool offer Larry, only because it's a pet pieve with me, I can tell you most ebay ads in our classifides don't have a link to the auction. They usually have the auction number and that's it...

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Depending on the type of scripting language used for this website, you can also modify the code to look for numeric strings. For example, we know that eBay item numbers are ten digits and are curently in the 2400000000+ range. So, you could use a VAL function to look for and return the number string then do a compare to see if it falls within the current range of eBay item numbers. This could be used in conjunction with a search for www.ebay.com. It's possible to code for several different things that would identify eBay ads but this may be more complicated than it's worth.

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