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Is there anyone else having the same problem I am having. That is keeping up with which forum topic is ready for payment after being put on a pre list. I have to keep checking back to see if the seller has set up payment details in the original topic. Here is a solution that I think may help. When a geocoin is up for prelist, have the normal topic as it is set up now. When the geocoin is ready for payment, start a new topic with the name of the geocoin and something indicating that payment are now being excepted. I have notice some sellers are doing this (a big thanks) and it makes it so easy to see that the coins are now ready for payment. Any ideas? This is just an idea.

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Ideally the people making a coin will create an email list and as major developments happens, they can email you. With 30+ coins on the radar and more coming in daily it's very hard to keep track. A lot of people are making coins for the first time and so the logistics are new to them.

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It would help if you could at least change the subheader under your Thread Title to reflect changes in coin status, ordering, etc...but it's a mod-only operation.

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I used two threads for the ca geocoins. one was development and the second was get your orders in. when i started the ca geocoin...there wasn't a bunch of coins out there and people pre ordering like crazy. currently i have a pdf file posted on the web that i update with the paid up people and i also send out an email to the list

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I agree... a separate thread for payment... I noticed just last night that I had missed the fact that one of the pre-order threads had thurned into a pre-pay thread with deadlines....

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It would help if you could at least change the subheader under your Thread Title to reflect changes in coin status, ordering, etc...but it's a mod-only operation.

This might be a good idea for a moderator to help out with, if the volume of requests wasn't too high. I think changing the title of an existing thread is preferable to cluttering the forums with multiple threads about the same coin.

 

Since I don't follow the geocoin forum very closely, may I ask how many times per week would there be a situation where a moderator would need to edit a thread title? If it's once or twice a week, that's no problem. Twice a day could be burdensome. The reason for that: since this is a new forum, Groundspeak has not yet designated a dedicated forum moderator here, like they've done by putting the very capable Eartha in charge of the Travel Bug forum. This means that only a Global Forum Moderator can take care of moderation tasks here. The only two volunteers who have Global Forum Moderator powers are myself and mtn-man, and we are usually busy with the other forums that we cover, and which require more attention than the happy geocoin traders.

 

But if it's a few requests per week, I wouldn't mind one bit if a geocoin topic originator sent me a private message here in the forums, containing a link to the thread, and describing the specific change that they would like for me to make.

Edited by Keystone

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My guess is a mod might be asked up to 5x a week to do this. And that's only cause it seems like there is a new coin available almost daly 'round here.

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Thanks for the informed feedback, Atlanta Gal. For the time being, I'd be happy to handle a request like this once every day or two, so long as the topic owner (and only the topic owner) sends me a PM with a link to the thread and clear instructions.

 

May I suggest standardizing the topic subtitles that would be used through the life cycle of a new geocoin? Would the following examples work:

 

Neopian Geocoin

DESIGN IDEAS

 

Antarctic Geocoin

ORDERS BEING ACCEPTED

 

Keystone's Personal Geocoin

PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS

 

Please post if I am missing a step or if these subtopics don't accurately describe how things work.

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I would agree, I almost missed payment on the new moose coin that I preordered.

He wanted payment in full by a certain date and we were going away for the weekend and I would of missed the deadline and my coins would of gone to someone on the waiting list.

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It seems that closing the pre-order topic when the payment topic is created would allow the closed topic to drop off the first page faster than..., well, pretty fast.

 

And if we find that we're not getting enough moderator attention, I am sure we can create some (artificial) rancor among the community!

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