View Poll Results: Preferred method to list items FS with pictures
List with actual pictures in post 120 86.96%
List with picture links to your photos in online album 15 10.87%
List w/album link 3 2.17%
Other (tell me about it!) 0 0%
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Old 12-09-2006, 11:13 AM   #11
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Re: Preferred method of listing items FS?

I list each thing in an individual thread...so that whatever is FS is the main title. Unless I am listing several different Pocket diapers, or fitted diapers. Then I will list all them in one thread.

I MUCH prefer FS threads with the acual pictures posted in the thread. It's so much easier than clicking on other links and what not.

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Old 12-09-2006, 11:13 AM   #12
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Re: Preferred method of listing items FS?

I like how TBW people do fsot too. lots of pics. sometimes I just look at the pics before I even read the description, that way if I dont like the colour or something I can just leave.

I did have one thread on here that had links to pics, but I was selling 20 diffrent items and didnt want to have 20 diffrent pics (plus I was new to selling here and everyone else had links....). but they were direct links, not to an album or anything.

I also do thumbnails if there is a lot of pics. then if someone wants to see more they can click on a thumb to see a bigger pic.
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Old 12-09-2006, 01:42 PM   #13
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Old 12-09-2006, 04:02 PM   #14
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Hrm. I think I'm going to go change all my FS threads now.
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Old 12-09-2006, 05:19 PM   #15
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I sold on TBW for a while before DS and noticed as I came here that everyone seemed to do links to pix or album links. But I'm such a visual person!

FYI, before our last upgrade (a month or two ago) it didn't matter whether you put the image in directly or not, the vBulletin software automatically converted all LARGE images into links. You didn't have a choice. It was a way to save on upload time and server congestion.

That is why you only found those links for a while! LOL

Now, we're doing better, and can have those HUGE images should ppl choose to post them that big.
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Old 12-09-2006, 07:15 PM   #16
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i voted to list the actual pic in the post and also to group related items together
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Old 12-09-2006, 07:59 PM   #17
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Re: Preferred method of listing items FS?

I usually *love* to see the actual pic of the item & a description (unless it's a crazy amount of photos. We have high-speed & even if someone has like 15 photos & they are all SUPER BIG, if it takes more than 5 or 6 seconds to open the thread, I usually get impatient )

My 2nd choice would be a link directly to a photo & the description.

I don't care to link to a photo album.

I usually always post actual photos & try to resize them appropriately so they don't take up a giganormous amount of room in the thread. I usually post maybe just a few things per thread, so it's easily accessible for people on dial up too.

Although, I did just post a Children's FSOT thread that had like 15 items & I had about 30 photos so I did direct links to each item so as to save the people on dial-up some stress.
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Old 12-09-2006, 08:16 PM   #18
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Re: Preferred method of listing items FS?

I post a lot of FFS items and I post a link directly to the pic. I do that just in case someone has slow internet access and has to wait forever to see the pic on this site. I don't put a link to a photo album. That's very confusing to me and hopefully to other mamas..lol

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Old 12-09-2006, 08:24 PM   #19
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Re: Preferred method of listing items FS?

If I have a small group of things I'm selling, or just one item I want to move - like the Hanna snow bibs, or the Elope NWT unicorn hat - then I'll do a pic in the thread.

Otherwise, forget it. I have way too many items to put a picture of every item in a thread, even if I broke it down by gender and size. It's all organized that way in picturetrail (except the day I upload stuff, then I leave it at the beginning of the album for a day so people can quickly see the new stuff I've posted).

I don't mind browsing thru albums, but then I have cable modem so stuff loads pretty quickly.
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