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Nash
(stranger )
07/13/08 03:40 PM
Re: Remember window size and position? new [re: Nash]  

Judy,

Sorry I posted just as you reposted. I understand now. It is in the anchor text. Wow, that is really strange. I assume you have asked Thom about a solution to that.

The only thing that comes to my mind that might be able to fix that would be a link encrypter. I did a lot of affiliate work and used to use a program that would hide anything you wanted in a link. You have probably thought of that though. I don't even know if it would work in this case. That is really very strange. How long have you been trying to hide that ridiculous looking thing? Nash

Oops... I did it again LOL. Ok Judy talk to you soon.

Edited by Nash on 07/13/08 03:41 PM (server time).



Nash
(stranger )
07/13/08 04:45 PM
Re: Remember window size and position? new [re: Nash]  

Judy,
Are you sure that link even works (gives you credit)? I looked at your HTML on this page.

Take a look for yourself; right click on the page and click “view source”. Scroll down a little bit and look at the link for this “OK industries Replacement wire Blade”. If you notice the HTML it says;
//// <P ALIGN=CENTER><FONT FACE="Lucida Sans" SIZE="3"><AHREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350075236986">[Click here for listing on eBay Storesviewitem?refid=store]</A></FONT>/////

The code shows up in the anchor text but not in the link. This may just be a glitch in the software. Maybe I am wrong; you take a look at it. Just to be sure I pulled it up in an HTML editor. The code is definitely not in the link. I think what happened here is the programmer messed up a little. It is supposed to add it to the link (as an option) and not show up in the anchor text but the person just coded it wrong. This would be a super easy fix for them to do. Literally would take the person who wrote the code 5 minutes to fix if they knew exactly what the problem was.

If that is not an option, I have another idea for a fix. If it really drives you nuts and you feel there is a lot of value in having the links there. Go to a site like www.guru.com or www.odesk.com and outsource a programmer to write you a little program to fix this. I can’t imagine it would cost you more than $40 to $60 dollars. It would probably be a very small program that you would have to execute every time AW2K took an update. I am guessing here, I am not a programmer. I do have some experience with stuff like this though. I have a few good buddies that are programmers. When I talk to one of them next time I will ask about this.

Was Thom the man who wrote this software? If you have access to him I would think he could fix this for you pretty easily. Although, I could be wrong about this whole thing, it has happened before. :)
I hope this helps. Nash




bluepennylady
(Pooh-Bah)
07/13/08 06:06 PM
Re: Remember window size and position? new [re: Nash]  

Nash,

Yep I have stared at the HTML 100 times or more in the "View
Source"....

Although, I see the referral credits in my account. And the sales are things that are uploaded on my website so the buyer's have to click the AW2K listing page links, I have never been 100% certain.. I cannot tell you that I am. But I can say for sure that if I send someone a link to the thumbnail page on my website and they enter my eBay store from there and purchase the item, the Store referral credit appears in my account.

I will be honest,, I have never understood that part at all. The links do not have the ?refid=store tag on the URL but the Store referral credit are appearing..

It doesn't drive me too nuts. I converted a couple of templates to pure HTML and play with them sometimes to see what I can do. Most the HTML code I can get around in especially with my reference books. This particular link thing has always "kicked my tail"

I'll ask Thom about it. I geninuely do not recall if I have ever mentioned it to him or not.. Geez to have back my under 50 mind

Thanks for all the digging around you have done. Gosh, my rambling on has sure created a ton of work for you..!

On the bright side, the AW2K websites do drive traffic to your listings. And it is a super good marketing tool.

I use to have a "What's new" link and page on my website. I didn't think anyone ever looked at it so I pulled the page down. Bad thing to do. It wasn't a month after I did it people started emailing asking what happened to my "What's new" page. They liked it. I would Queue new stuff for listing way in advance and display it on the "What's new" page for a few days. Folks really liked looking through it. Probably should get in gear and get it back up again.



Judy/blue

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Nash
(stranger )
07/13/08 06:26 PM
Re: Remember window size and position? new [re: bluepennylady]  

Judy,

Oh well, thought I was on to something there for you. You would think that they could not show up the way they are coded. Maybe AW2K is trickier than we think. :) If you do manage to get it fixed let me know. I would love to kow what the fix was.

I really appreciate all the great info! I am sure I will eventually be back here bothering you with some crazy question. Thanks again and have a great night. Nash



bluepennylady
(Pooh-Bah)
07/13/08 06:40 PM
Re: Remember window size and position? new [re: Nash]  

Nash,

Oh my, you might be on to something. I will dig into it further and try to figure out something. And I'll run it past Thom too. Sometimes, he just shakes his head at me and will provide the easiest solution... Then I wonder "Why didn't I think of that"

Honestly, thank you ever so very much for the help and insight. I am glad I am not the only one that thinks it doesn't look right at all Which is why I never added the tag to the URL. Thought it looked way too strange. And wasn't sure it was even right.

You are not bothering me at all. So don't worry about that. I love this kind of stuff. I am totally addicted!!



Judy/blue

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http://stores.ebay.com/bluepennylady?refid=store
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bluepennylady
(Pooh-Bah)
07/14/08 08:38 AM
Re: Remember window size and position? new [re: Nash]  

Nash,

May have found a solution to the ?refid=store issue in the link...

Garry figured out where the ?refid=store needs to be placed in order for it to show up in the status bar and qualify the link for a Store Referral credit.. The next thing is to get the "refid=store" not to show up in the link text on the website thumbnail page...

We are working on it! Let you know later.....

Have a great day!!

Judy/blue

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http://stores.ebay.com/bluepennylady?refid=store
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http://www.pennyworthsales.com

bluepennylady
(Pooh-Bah)
07/14/08 09:08 AM
Re: Remember window size and position? new [re: Nash]  

Nash,

Okie dokie... Here's the scoop on the ?refid=store tag in the link string.

The website thumbnail template MUST be converted to pure HTML.

Add the ?refid=store right behind <#listingnumber> So it reads <A HREF="<#ListingURL>?refid=store">[Click here for listing on <#AuctionSiteName>]</A>

Refid=store does not show up in the link and when you put your mouse cursor on it, you can see the qualifying link requirements displayed in the browser status bar.

Garry is the one that came up with the fix.. we worked on it this morning for a while until we both got it right! I told you, shove me in the right direction and I can figure it out from there. But sometimes I need a two handed shove

I hope that makes sense. If it doesn't let me know and I'll try to do better!

Judy/blue

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http://stores.ebay.com/bluepennylady?refid=store
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http://www.pennyworthsales.com

Nash
(stranger )
07/14/08 01:40 PM
Re: Remember window size and position? new [re: bluepennylady]  

Judy,
That is really great! I am going to pretend like I came up with that fix though... It will make me feel good! LOL :) I am definitely going to use that when I get everything straightened out over here. So glad you figured out a workaround.

Well, I got my answer from Thom today. “The AW2000 program does not remember to size and position of its main window. There is no way to set the size or position of the main window when running the program.”

And then I replied with this question because I am obviously an obsessive compulsive lunatic. :0 “Thanks for the response. Don't mean to be a pain here but you said "its main window". Is there a way to get the other windows inside the program to remember size/position? Like the edit template windows etc.?”

He responded: “None of the windows in AW2000 remember their position or size.”

LOL, I am such a nutcase sometimes! Oh well, was worth a shot.

Have a great day! Nash




bluepennylady
(Pooh-Bah)
07/14/08 02:00 PM
Re: Remember window size and position? new [re: Nash]  

Nash,

I don't think you are a compulsive lunatic at all. In fact, had you not posted the inquiry on the Auction Wizard discussion board, well, we would not have met. I would not have been knocked off dead center to get someone to help figure out how to correct the store referral link so it qualifies for credit. All sorts of good things have come from one simple question...

See all the good your compulsive behaviour has done!



Judy/blue

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