Continuing our commitment to making listing and searching a better experience for all users , we have added custom listing fields to the Automotive > Cars section of the site. The benefits from the extra information – Make, Model, Year, Mileage (optional) will be many fold.
Users seeing your car while browsing or in a search results list will see straight away if it is of interest to them because of the extra information presented to them.
You can now also filter your search results based on makes and models too. This also means that swapz and sales should come easier and with less questions will need to be answered between members. If you have a car listed go to My Account > My Listings and edit it straight away and see how much quicker offers come your way.
Enjoy the benefits of this addition and we look forward to adding more over the coming weeks.
Swapz has a no weapons policy. This was shaped and requested by our community in 2006 and has been in place ever since.
Air weapons of any sort: rifle, pistol, airsoft
Bushcraft, survival and martial arts knives
Swords, coshes, knuckle dusters
Plus anything else considered a weapon by our Legal Advisors
Our community is not full of rules, but in the early days of the site, the community itself asked for weapons to be banned because of concerns that the person selling or swapping them never really knows whose hands they fall into.
We know that air rifles, pistols and airsoft weapons are legal to buy once you prove your age and identity to the retailer. Anyone swapping or selling a used air weapon is liable to a fine of at least £1,000+ if they cannot prove beyond reasonable doubt that they took the necessary precautions to verify both age and identity of the person they sold or swapped the weapon with.
Swapz wants – and will strive to achieve – a weapon free site. Users that insist on listing these items will be removed from the site as, by listing their weapons they encourage other users to do so too.
Please continue help us all to make this a weapon free site and community.
As part of our commitment to making listing and searching a better experience for all users , we will be adding custom listing fields to categories that will benefit from the extra information.
The first section we have added these fields to is Clothing & Accessories in all the clothing and footwear categories. By doing this, users seeing your item while browsing or in a search results list will see straight away if the size is right, or not.
You can also filter your search results based on size too. This also means that swapz and sales should come easier and with less questions will need to be answered between members. If you already have clothing or footwear listed go to My Account > My Listings and edit them straight away and see how much quicker offers come your way.
We hope you see the benefit of this addition and look forward to announcing more over the coming weeks.
Good news everyone, chat is back and now it’s got even better.
Guests section is available again – Community -> Guests. More updates coming soon.
So far so good. After we resolved the problem with cache, it seems like everything works fine.
Today (Monday) we released another update that brings views stats back. More updates tomorrow.
Not too many updates today, but we did find that many problems (with new listings, photo upload, bumpz etc.) were caused by the browser’s cache. That’s why it has been really difficult for us to find, recreate and fix.
At around 9pm we renamed some files and that should eliminate all the issues.
Things we are working on at the moment
We will bring this feature back early next week.
Chat will be updated to the new version and be back to normal early next week
The new site has a few mobile specific issues. The biggest one is uploading a photo to a listing. We will fix this ASAP. Later on this month we are going to release a mobile friendly version.
Recently resolved problems
There is a problem with archiving messages
It looks like this is working fine now. If it still doesn’t work for you skip this step when adding and go to My Listings > Edit listing afterwards to add photos. If you can reproduce the problem on your computer please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your browser details.
Cant use the bump section
Resolved. If it doesn’t work for you try to refresh the page using the F5 key on your keyboard. If it doesn’t work after the refresh please contact us.
Previously resolved problems
- What’s new search
- Remember me
- Adding a listing – Categories empty
- Facebook connect
The Friends section has been renamed Recommendations (My Account -> Recommendations). We have also changed the way it works a bit. Friends that you had added in swapz 3 are still there but now, to add someone (recommend) you need to swap with them. This way we’ll all be able to get more out of it, which is something we are going to implement later this month. For example – if we are sure that User A and User B are trusted users and they both recommend user C we can say that user C is also trusted too.
It seems some people cannot upload photos. We know this is an issue with some mobile devices but should work fine on computers. We are checking on what could be causing this.
*** Mar 20 5:43 pm Photo upload problems confirmed. Looks like it’s happening with about 10% of the browsers. We are really sorry – it works on all our machines here and we checked all the browsers we could. Right now we can re-produce on Win 8 IE 10. Update coming shortly.
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