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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 2:26 am 
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I just submitted my listing, it all went smoothly and is very straight forward. My only comment would be that given this is an international directory it might make it more user friendly to offer a prominent country filter, to allow people to quickly find services in their country.

Its probably not going to be an issue at the launch, but I imagine as the directory grows in size the number of lisings in each category could get overwhelming.

Of course people could just use the search function, but it seems to me many people dont think to use this when they are browsing a site.

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 2:56 am 
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mihha wrote:
I have just submitted my freelance portfolio web site to the listing. I didn't see any problems during this process but I have one question.

I got a feeling that I will be able to upload two images. If I edit my listing details, there is a possibility to sort images. It is just that I can't find a way to add this second image.

Do I miss something here?


As of right now only 1 image

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 2:18 pm 
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Hey, just submitted my listing. Everything went nice and smoothly. Just a couple of suggestions. I would suggest putting up an option to filter by country. I think you covered almost every category. I really saw no problem with the site at all. Although, I would suggest making the categories menu in the sidebar visible on the frontpage. Right now it only comes up when I enter in one of the categories. It makes it easier because in order to view the categories, you have to scroll down a bit. Not like this is some enormous task, but usability is everything!


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 9:44 pm 
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Everything is good! Submitted our company a few minutes ago and big thanks to Joomla Resource Directory Staff for their help during this process. Look forward to getting to know everyone better :)

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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 2:35 am 
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OK the way to filter by country is using the advanced search function. As of right now thats the only way

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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 2:37 pm 
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PCfirestorm wrote:
OK the way to filter by country is using the advanced search function. As of right now thats the only way


That sounds good. It wasn't a big issue for me at least. I just recently thought of some other features that would be nice to have. First, I know there is a comment system, but how about also including a way to rate each company like the JED? And it would be great if there was a type of tutorial guiding people through the submission process. I didn't have too much trouble, but there were some things I wasn't quite sure of. If you would like, I can head this project up by doing a rough draft and someone else (who knows more than I do) can finish it.


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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 4:04 pm 
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What area's of the submission form were you not sure about?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:27 pm 
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PCfirestorm wrote:
What areas of the submission form were you not sure about?


I just checked the site and the submission form changed. So now, it's just the option to accept custom work. I am pretty sure I know what this means, but I could be wrong. That's not a big issue really. But it's mainly an issue of where to publish your listing. here are the categories I have questions about:

News & Informational
What would go here? Blogs? Tutorial sites?

Project Management
What kind of services would be considered a "project management" type?

Freelancing
Are these companies with only one person running it?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:58 pm 
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PCfirestorm wrote:
What areas of the submission form were you not sure about?


I just checked the site and the submission form changed. So now, it's just the option to accept custom work. I am pretty sure I know what this means, but I could be wrong. That's not a big issue really. But it's mainly an issue of where to publish your listing. here are the categories I have questions about:

News & Informational
What would go here? Blogs? Tutorial sites?

Project Management
What kind of services would be considered a "project management" type?

Freelancing
Are these companies with only one person running it?


1: News: this would be for Blogs and news sites (IE: SDRnews, CMSreport ...) Tytorials have their own catagory.

2: this would be for "project Managers" there are companys out there that provide project management services that are not really developers but complete project management.

3: you can choose which fits best here, some people call themselve's freelancers because they do development only part-time. but anyone call call themselve a freelancer or a consultant

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:06 pm 
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Thanks for the info! Is it alright if I go ahead and start on a tutorial document for submitting a listing?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:51 am 
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looks interesting...

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:33 pm 
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Ok, I just registered and added my listing. Some comments for this process:

1) It took some time before I figured out where to add my listing, I expected to find a link in the menu or on "My Page"

2) Its not clear to add http:// to the website link or not.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:21 pm 
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I never received my activation email.

Is this the place to post things like this or is there some place else?

My username is Zuno.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:51 am 
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Jonathan, your account should be activated now. Can you try to log in and let us know if it works please?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:39 pm 
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Wonderful job people! Congrats!

Can you please provide some light on how long it takes for your authorization and some transparency on the process itself?

Provided some entries 1/2 day ago and no feed-back yet?

Please advise?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:48 pm 
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Little bug:

http://resources.joomla.org/directory/my-page.html

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The page you are trying to access does not exist.
Please select a page from the Main Menu.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:54 pm 
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you have to make sur you are loged in to see your page, also you wont have a page until it gets approved.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:58 pm 
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PCfirestorm wrote:
you have to make sur you are loged in to see your page, also you wont have a page until it gets approved.
Thank you Steven but that answers none of my 2 posts above?

I do happen to know Joomla a little I believe ;) and I was logged in, and a 403/404 on an exit is a bug and should relay different instead of producing an error. When a submission is not yet approved and somebody clicks "my-page" (in my case just the closing of the submission the error happens) is should get a proper redirction to a "your submission is not yet approved" page!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:36 pm 
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Wendy wrote:
Jonathan, your account should be activated now. Can you try to log in and let us know if it works please?


Thank you much Wendy. I'm in.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:24 pm 
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leolam wrote:
Wonderful job people! Congrats!

Can you please provide some light on how long it takes for your authorization and some transparency on the process itself?

Provided some entries 1/2 day ago and no feed-back yet?

Please advise?

Leo 8)


Leo, the process for now is going to be based on the TOS As the site grows and things come up we might expand the guidelines.

As for a timeline, we've been at this a little over 24 hours and we're really as new to this as you are, so these first few weeks might take a little while as we iron out small issues and discuss within the team where necessary. Not to mention, we've had quite a surge of submissions as result of the launch, which, after a while I'm sure will not be the norm.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:15 am 
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Have You all considered Having community editors ? Something similar to the way dmoz has editors review submissions.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:21 pm 
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i registered, but couldnt find out where to add my listing?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:47 pm 
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i registered, but couldnt find out where to add my listing?

If you want to Add your listing you need:

1) login
2) choose the category (for instance "hosting")
3) top right of main page you see "add you listing" link

Works indefinitely

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:31 pm 
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leolam wrote:
If you want to Add your listing you need:
1) login
2) choose the category (for instance "hosting")
3) top right of main page you see "add you listing" link
Works indefinitely
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ahhh, was looking in the left hand menu with all the other "listing" information :o

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JDR is just for commercial resources?

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JDR is just for commercial resources?

Nope, not at all. Free resources can also be listed.

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Great work! I'd like to get to know the group and find out the best way to get involved in the JRD somehow. My company has been using Joomla for 3 years and it's time we give back to the core.

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This is a great tool...as one of the oldies on the Mambo listings, glad to see it for Joomla.

I'm a bit confused about a few things:

1) Distinction of "popular" - I'm assuming this is the number of hits to the entry, as it is obviously not based upon # of comments.

2) Order of listing - purely last in goes to the top of the list? Doesn't seem to play that way.

3) Featured listings - how do those work?

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3by400Inc wrote:
This is a great tool...as one of the oldies on the Mambo listings, glad to see it for Joomla.

I'm a bit confused about a few things:

1) Distinction of "popular" - I'm assuming this is the number of hits to the entry, as it is obviously not based upon # of comments.

2) Order of listing - purely last in goes to the top of the list? Doesn't seem to play that way.

3) Featured listings - how do those work?

Thanks,
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Any answers??

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:37 am 
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1) Distinction of "popular" - I'm assuming this is the number of hits to the entry, as it is obviously not based upon # of comments.


would something that has 1000 bad comments and one good one be popular? the popularity stems from clicks to the site.

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2) Order of listing - purely last in goes to the top of the list? Doesn't seem to play that way.

i believe it works of a chaotic equation , much like Google search! :geek:
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i couldnt find "featured " option :-[

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