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nev
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 3:04 pm    Post subject: Current feature requests - vote! Reply with quote

Here is the current list of feature requests. I'll update this post as changes occur.

If you'd like to vote for anything in particular, just add a reply with a list of the codes you'd like to vote for, in order of preference.
You can edit your post if you'd like to change your votes. Also feel free to add any comments or new feature requests.

Current items with more than 1 vote :
++++++S11 -- search for completed items
+++++W14 - ability to add notes to watchlist/price history item
++++R8 - ability to trash specific item
++++S16 - advanced typo searches
+++S17 - save last several search results automatically, then Get auctions from (date/time 1 hour ago, 2 days ago, etc) or just load last/previous search results
+++P5 - dynamic graphing of price history - price over time
+++F13 - option to make catch words override trash words
+++W2 -- shipping/handling/postage - if not found allow user to insert
+++W5 -- feedback number of seller
++S3 - seller id search/include/exclude
++R9 - show price history and average (ie subresults table) as tab under main results - Temp area is other tab
++T6 - ability to set font/size on tables
++T9 - allow shift clicking to select range of checkboxes?
++W3 -- number of units
++W28 - ability to import from ebay watchlist
++W32 - check it's removing from watchlist immediately when transferred to price history
++W35 - export/import of watchlist/price history
++P2 - add delete button to price history search
++P7 - ability to exclude stuff from price history queries/averages

# = Done!
+ = 1 vote

Sv - Sieve options
Sv1 - ability to disable searches within a sieve
Sv2 - allow naming/renaming of sieve files
Sv3 - export/import/copy of sieve
#Sv4 - display sieve properties/search options in main screen - ie no need for properties dialog
#Sv5 - can edit search term on main screen
#+Sv6 - ability to specify a group - to allow hierarchy of menus under sieve list

S - Search options to add
S2 - change search to use ebay's new URLs ie make it faster hopefully
++S3 - seller id search/include/exclude
S4 - search on condition new/used
+S5 - search on distance
+S6 - search on other conditions specific to a particular category
S7 - move search to other sieve?
#++S8 - search stores
+S9 - ability to search ebay motors
S10 - need login
++++++S11 -- search for completed items
S12 -- adult auctions
+S13 - negative search - removes all items found - eg specific seller
+S14 -- make it smart - figures out when asking to remove seller's auctions and says "want to speed up your search? Do you want me to add this sellerid to your "exclude seller" list?"
+S15 - specify page download limit eg limit to 20 pages
++++S16 - advanced typo searches
+++S17 - save last several search results automatically, then Get auctions from (date/time 1 hour ago, 2 days ago, etc) or just load last/previous search results
++S18 - find items bid on by a user
#S1 - available to/located in

Cat - Categories
+Cat1 - add dynamic way to deal with specific sub-categories, eg Fiction, ie allow further drill down
+Cat2 - store category names?
+Cat3 - look to see if category selector code can return name of just one category given its id - no!

F - Add Filters
F1 - show JUST the items that have been trashed
F2 - category id filter
F3 - ability in search to specify category to exclude
F4 -- easy!!! because the items contain category ids
F5 -- have to put note that you'll have to specify all subcats individually
F6 ---- should make it smart and download list of categories
+F7 - date/time filter
#F8 - currency filter
F9 -- improve currency filter - how?
F10 - allow nested filters?
F11 - turn off catch words "Sort by Catch Word" filter
+F12 - add "ignore previously seen" that works across all sieves
+++F13 - option to make catch words override trash words
+F14 - ignore seen by date/previous retrieves
F15 -- ie ignore auctions retrieved more than - and then a dropdown with values like
4 days ago
2 days 5 hours ago
2 days 1 hour ago
1 day ago
3 hours ago
+F16 - new filters for new columns - ie postage etc
F17 - soft/hard/global trash words

Main - Main screen
#++++Main1 - allow opening/running of multiple sieves at the same time
#++Main2 - option to Get Auctions for all sieves (ie start running all open sieves)
#Main3 - stop get auctions works straight away
#Main4 - added ability to flip position of results panel

R - Results
R1 - "sieve finished - nothing to display" when 0 results
+R2 - regexp for word searches
+R3 - autorefresh of sieve results
+R4 - ability to update results (ie get again but add to results - don't blow away previous results, and display which are new)
+R5 - display count of items next to each catchword (both count in main results and absolute count (ie including trashed items))
R6 - likewise for trash words
R7 - display auctions as pages are being downloaded
++++R8 - ability to trash specific item
++R9 - show price history and average (ie subresults table) as tab under main results - Temp area is other tab
R10 - show average price for temp area
R11 - display as tree of categories with clusters of results
+R12 - export/import/save/load of results
+R13 -- offline mode so can go thru results adding stuff to watchlist and it doesn't try to get details
R14 - make buttons dynamically change to Move to trash etc if appropriate
R15 - option to display as grid of images
+R16 - when autorefreshing - email new results to specified address
+R17 - option to hide Temporary Work Area - per sieve or everywhere?

T - General table stuff
+T1 - make tables more dynamic - allow to specify which columns to display
T2 - add columns:
T2a - category
+T2b - price
+T2c - BIN
T2d - time left
T2e - ending date/time
T2f - is new
T2g - accepts paypal
T2h - country
T2i - search/criteria it came from
T2j - reserve or not (although I heard there are no reserves any more - is that right?)
+T2k - postage
+T2m - sticky checkbox to specify items that should always be at the top no matter what sort order
+T2n - send message to seller
T3 - interpret ending date so it's sortable and displayable as time left
T4 - save column widths, visibility & positions - save per sieve
++T6 - ability to set font/size on tables
T7 - ability to set colours - eg for catch word titles
+T8 - ability to hide/display auction images via single click - filter?
++T9 - allow shift clicking to select range of checkboxes?
T10 - change 'Clear' to 'untick all'?
+T11 - show View differently to indicate actually viewed
T12 - sort by multiple columns
#T5 - save current sorted columns - per sieve

W - Watchlist
W1 - add columns:
+++W2 -- shipping/handling/postage - if not found allow user to insert
++W3 -- number of units
W4 -- feedback number of high bidder
+++W5 -- feedback number of seller
W6 --- analysis of feedback - follow who's giving feedback etc
+W7 --- scrape feedback and display in table - so easily find negs
W8 -- links to seller and high bidder
W9 -- link to ask seller a question and other sellers items
W10 -- ending date/time as well as time left
W11 -- general notes - ability to specify your own columns? like checkboxes for paid/left feedback/etc
+W12 -- snipe price
W13 - seperate area to display picture for selected watchlist item
+++++W14 - ability to add notes to watchlist/price history item
+W15 - autorefreshing of watchlist
W16 -- specify just a period to refresh all
+W17 -- or auto - does updating according to how much time is left - more frequent for items with short time left
+W18 --- eg every 15 minutes if in last 24 hours, 5mins in last hour, 30 secs in last 5 mins
W19 -- notification if bids changed or other criteria
W20 - search for the watchlist - tab to flip between watchlist search and price history search?
W21 - or ability to sieve the watchlist? - with just catch words?
#W22 - or transfer results to sieve X
#W23 - can load watchlist items into any sieve
+W24 - or seperate watchlists per sieve? yuck.... - new idea - add column to indicate which sieve the item came from
W25 - display all auctions ending within x minutes in one dialog
+W26 - checkbox to specify that you do/don't want notification near end of auction per item
W27 -- ability to specify default of do/don't
++W28 - ability to import from ebay watchlist
+W29 - cache images of auctions added to watchlist - particularly good for dialup users - also for price history maybe
W30 - option to beep or not
W31 - ability to set alarm audio file
++W32 - check it's removing from watchlist immediately when transferred to price history
W33 - ask for behaviour the first time a watchlist item ends - remove immediately, never remove, keep till shutdown, other?
+W34 - option to keep in watchlist at auction end - off by default
++W35 - export/import of watchlist/price history
W36 - indicate whether user is winning if they've given userid (add ability to set userid in options)
W37 - auto-remove from watchlist if price greater than $x
W38 - separate watchlist window - perhaps as tickertape
W39 - save the complete webpage for an item

C - Clipboard
C2 - search through clipboard for strings of 10 digit numbers and add all
#C1 - save options about watching clipboard
C3 - export item link to clipboard from results table

P - Price History
P1 - change Remove to Delete
++P2 - add delete button to price history search
P3 - ability to rename auction title
+P4 - add clustering to organise or just use catchwords
+++P5 - dynamic graphing of price history - price over time
+P6 - ability to add directly to price history but not display in watch list - ie item not finished and don't want to add to watch list but want to add to history
++P7 - ability to exclude stuff from price history queries/averages

Menu - Menus
+Menu1 - make sieve list scroll
Menu2 - add "last updated/run" to each sieve in sieves menu
Menu3 - edit menu for copy/cut/paste

Opt - Options
Opt2 - specify autoupdate every x day (for those who keep it open constantly)
#Opt1 - add option for autoupdate to check for beta updates

Misc - Miscellaneous
Misc1 - make error dialog do same sort of sending as feedback does
Misc2 - make animated pic for when getting auctions
Misc3 - add more icons? where?
Misc4 - check/ask if view worked on first click
Misc5 - improve interface
Misc6 - add tip - mention background.jpg rename
Misc7 - check and update tips
Misc8 - link to faq in error dialog
Misc9 - New msg on first run of new version
Misc10 -- do instead of tip
Misc11 -- firstMessageDisplayedForVersion
Misc12 -- look at 'lastVersionUsed'
Misc13 --- can I just look at verson props were saved with?
Misc14 -- check not first ever run
Misc15 -- reuse tip box? use special tip?
Misc16 - look at how other progs do things on a selection
Misc17 - see if I can force browser to open up behind or rather get AS to pop to front
Misc18 - add more shortcut keys
+Misc19 - ability to increase/change memory allocated to run program (updates .lax file)
Misc20 - put some sort of graphic up top, perhaps behind buttons etc - eye candy!
Misc21 - make it skinnable - ha!
Misc26 - handle i18n character sets better (catch & trash as well)
+Misc27 - allow substitution so, for example, e will match , ,
#Misc22 - disable buttons when no items selected
#Misc23 - improved HighlightedWordPanel layout
#Misc24 - removed autofind switch - turned on by default
#Misc25 - stores dividerLocation of watchlist and pricehistory


Platform specific
-Mac
Mac1 - still a problem with sizing of window on startup on macs - grrr - seems to be solved?
Mac2 - hand cursor for view links is dodgy
Mac4 - handle umlauts etc - only a problem on macs?
#Mac3 - macify the UI - eg menu location
-Windows
Win1 - weird screen refresh
-Linux
Lx1 - allow browser specification in options
-Commodore 64
C64 - that's a joke
-PocketPC
PPC1 - some sort of thingy for pocket pcs

Web - Website
Web1 - Change homepage as per Gaurav's suggestion
Web2 - Update layout
Web3 - Update screenshots
Web4 - Update tour/tutorials
Web5 -- Add mini-tours for various tasks/options
Web6 -- Add screencasts!
Web7 - award page
Web8 - add doc/screencast showing various browser setups for tabbed browsing etc

Etc - May/may not be possible - things that aren't currently feasible
Etc1 - system tray icon to notify of new search result - JDK6
Etc2 - download exchange rates from somewhere and use them for price comparisons


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aeromark
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. Now that's a list!

How about Menu1 and W2, W3, and W5?

Thanks Nev!
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Misc19, F14, and R12,
and the ability to 'trash' single items 'on the fly' as I work my way through results lists. I saw that here on the list somewhere.
Right now in some of my sieves which yield very large results, I'm using the check box as a 'placeholder' while I jump back and forth to view items in eBay, so as not to lose my place (even though that's not really what the check box is intended for). But once I've finished looking at an item, I'd just as soon trash it right then and make the list shorter!
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nev
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's R8.
Am I right in saying you can edit your post?
(I can edit any post because I'm the admin - I'm just unsure whether you can edit your post as regular user.)
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 5:19 pm    Post subject: not sure if its up there, but its fairly important to me Reply with quote

I tried to find this request above, but didn't see anything exactly like it, and i find myself hampered by the current system. maybe the tool can do it, and i just dont know how... here's the problem:

i get auctions for one sieve, and would like to be checking it over and adding items to the watchlist.... while the next sieve is downloading! i cannot find a way to do this, and i've on several occasions completely erased the current contents of the sieve by starting another one.

is this possible?

thanks
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's Main1 - perhaps my description wasn't clear - I've changed it.
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2005 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hehe... no i just missed it. looking forward to that one Smile
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2005 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

W14
F12 (Main 1 would go nicely with this)
R8

Thanks for the program and improvements.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 5:10 pm    Post subject: Most important feature requests Reply with quote

Below I have listed the features I think would be most beneficial. I do have some other suggestions that were not listed.

1) Make sieves tabbed so that multiple sieves can be opened at the same time. This goes along with being able to retrieve multiple sieves at once. For instance, if I'm looking for a pressure washer, bug zapper, and pool cover I'd like to be able to have all three sieves open in separate tabs and be able to click a single button to refresh all results (or have them on a timer) so I can glance at the results every once in a while. See Mozilla's extensions for a good example of how to use tabs.

2) Being able to give the TOTAL price including shipping is a must when searching eBay. I know some auctions put this in the description, but for those where it can be parsed out this would be invaluable to ignore those auctions with rediculous shipping fees. It would be a bit harder, but it would be nice to be able to enter your zip code and have AS use that zipcode in calculating shipping for those auctions that do not give a flat fee.

3) Auto-remove from watchlist if price goes above $X. The item could still be added to the price history, but the user might not want to watch it for bidding above a certain price.

4) Add directly to price history. For those items that you're not interested in purchasing, but would like to include in price history queries. This would not be as necessary if it was possible to query on closed auctions for price history.

5) Ability to exclude specific auctions or keywords from price history queries. For instance, if I'm looking to buy an iPaq hx4700, I'd like to be able to highlight "hx4700" in my watchlist and see the average price of auctions for that PDA. If I have auctions for accessories in my history then what I end up seeing is an abnormally low average price because it's averaging the ending bid for car chargers and cases with auctions for the actual PDA.

6) More testing should be done with Mozilla. I use Mozilla with an extension that tries to make sure all new links are opened in new tabs instead of new browser windows. For some reason AS and Mozilla don't quite like each other as AS not only opens the auction in my existing browser window/tab, but also opens a new window with the same auction page. The result is that I have to close a new window after each auction I view. Is anyone else running into a similar issue?

7) PocketPC version. I know this has been discussed and is not high on the list of priorities, but I still think it should be in the future plans to allow those of us who use PocketPCs to take our watch list with us.

8) Add history export capability. I'm a developer and would love to add a statistical analysis tool where you can export your auction history from AS and import it into another tool that will give cost trends and such.


Below are the existing features requests which I think are most important:

S5 - search on distance
W15 - autorefreshing of watchlist
W17 -- auto - does updating according to how much time is left - more frequent for items with short time left
W32 - check it's removing from watchlist immediately when transferred to price history
W26 - checkbox to specify that you do/don't want notification near end of auction per item
++Main1 - allow opening/running of multiple sieves at the same time
Main2 - option to Get Auctions for all sieves
S6 - search on other conditions specific to a particular category
S3 - seller id search/include/exclude
F13 - option to make catch words override trash words
S11 -- search for completed items
S8 - search stores
S9 - ability to search ebay motors
S17 - save last several search results automatically, then Get auctions from (date/time 1 hour ago, 2 days ago, etc) or just load last/previous search results
P5 - dynamic graphing of price history - price over time
Cat2 - store category names?
Cat3 - look to see if category selector code can return name of just one category given its id - no!
R3 - autorefresh of sieve results


Here are the other feature requests which I think would be beneficial, but are not really in any specific order:

R7 - display auctions as pages are being downloaded
R9 - show price history and average (ie subresults table) as tab under main results - Temp area is other tab
R10 - show average price for temp area
R11 - display as tree of categories with clusters of results
+R12 - export/import/save/load of results
R13 -- offline mode so can go thru results adding stuff to watchlist and it doesn't try to get details
T1 - make tables more dynamic - allow to specify which columns to display
T2 - add columns: category, price, BIN, time left, ending date/time, is new, accepts paypal, country, search/criteria it came from, reserve or not
T3 - interpret ending date so it's sortable and displayable as time left
T4 - save column widths, visibility & positions - save per sieve
T5 - save current sorted columns - per sieve
T9 - allow shift clicking to select range of checkboxes?
+W2 -- shipping/handling/postage - if not found allow user to insert
W8 -- links to seller and high bidder
W9 -- link to ask seller a question and other sellers items
W10 -- ending date/time as well as time left
W11 -- general notes - ability to specify your own columns? like checkboxes for paid/left feedback/etc
W12 -- snipe price
W13 - seperate area to display picture for selected watchlist item
+W14 - ability to add notes to watchlist/price history item
W19 -- notification if bids changed or other criteria
W20 - search for the watchlist - tab to flip between watchlist search and price history search?
W21 - or ability to sieve the watchlist? - with just catch words?
W29 - cache images of auctions added to watchlist - particularly good for dialup users - also for price history maybe
W31 - ability to set alarm audio file
W35 - export/import of watchlist/price history
W36 - indicate whether user is winning if they've given userid (add ability to set userid in options)
P3 - ability to rename auction title
P4 - add clustering to organise or just use catchwords
+Menu1 - make sieve list scroll
Menu2 - add "last updated/run" to each sieve in sieves menu
Misc17 - see if I can force browser to open up behind or rather get AS to pop to front
Etc1 - system tray icon to notify of new search result
Etc2 - download exchange rates from somewhere and use them for price comparisons
S15 - specify page download limit eg limit to 20 pages
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nev
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Regarding Mozilla, try this :
In AS go to Tools->Options...->Browser and turn off "Force creation of new browser...."
Go into the Options of Mozilla, go to Advanced and set it to "Open links from other applications in: "a new tab in the most recent window".

You can grab the price history pretty easily - it's just stored in a tab separated file called pricehistory.txt in the folder where you installed AS.

I've added 1 vote for all the items in your first list.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My votes are:

S8 - search stores
S11 - completed items search
S17 - save previous results / search new items since last search

plus one not listed - ability to export ebay item numbers for selected items in results table to notepad
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would that be covered by R12?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would - missed it in the long list
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also T2 - Add postage column in results table, plus the ability to filter on postage cost allowing me to exclude auctions that have excessive postage
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is certainly a long list to try to decipher!
One point with price history is that an item can appear sold at a price lower than its reserve as reserves are unknown (and currently reserves seem to be allowed) instead of appearing as unsold. Could the distinction be made in some way? Without knowing whether a reserve was met or not the maximum bid is fairly meaningless - if you get my drift!
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