Those of us marketing items in the SL Market Place web site are having new problems. I saw where one merchant was suddenly finding a number of their items were ‘Unavailable’. This usually means a problem with one’s Magic Box. But, their box seemed to be working. I decided to check mine.
WEB-4152 – Fewer listings are shown per page than my pagination settings should display, is a JIRA issue my Merchant’s Dashboard warned me about today. I don’t log into my Market Place Dashboard often. I am hoping some staff will get replaced and someone will come in and fix the Market Place.
I have my Inventory set to show 10 items. The list contains 8 items. Changing to 25 items I see 20 items displayed. I have 25 items.
However, if you click from page to page, you do see all your items. Items are NOT skipped. They just push to the next page. I wonder how complicated this feature can possibly be. Lists like this are a click in Dreamweaver.
Unavailable – WEB-4150
The person reporting the problem of unavailable items saw the number of unavailable items increasing through the day. But, later in the day they all returned.
WEB-4150 – Unavailable and unlisted are incorrect in inventory view. This item is not listed as fixed. So, you may run into it.
All the Market Place news has basically been moved to the wiki in the form of release notes. See Release Notes/Marketplace Current.
We do have new RSS feeds…
In fact we have a way to make feeds for the Market Place. The idea is one makes a search in the Market Place for the items they want. Then replaces /products/ in the URL with /feeds/.
Searching for Apparel, all maturity levels, and shoes I get a URL like this:
Changing it would give me a URL like:
One can then use this URL in their RSS reader. It works about as well as Market Place Search. One gets a working subscription. Included in my feed are dance pants, glow outfit, and other oddball things that include the word shoes in some way. Relevance is not something SL Search does. But, it is supposedly fair. So, Depends will have an equal chance to show in a search for sexy panties.
The feed sort of sucks. No pictures. Plus it is so intuitive…
Also, if you are not logged into the Market Place your, reader can only pull General maturity level products.
So… the feed idea seems pretty useless. Customers are obviously going to be clueless. It’s certainly not what I would consider Google friendly.