Hidden Comments, Site Maintenance & Search Updates

We have a couple site changes we’d like to announce today!  We always love to hear what our users have to say so keep those suggestions coming.

First, we’ve changed the way comments are hidden.  Now you can permanently hide comments on your own auction and other users won’t be able to click “show comment” to see what was written.  The place to do this is in the same location as before, but the results are slightly different.  Hopefully auction owners enjoying having more control over the comments on their auctions.

Second, we’ve added a way to perform routine maintenance on the site and give our users notification ahead of time.  When we have scheduled maintenance you will see a warning message on the top right of the site that says “Scheduled Maintenance” and you can click this to see details including start and end times.  Auctions that end during and 1 hour past this down time will end 1 hour after the end of the scheduled down time.  For instance if down time is scheduled for tonight from 9PM to 10PM, auctions ending from 9PM to 11PM will all end at 11PM.

Lastly, we’ve changed the way the search function works when you select your region.  Previously, you could select “US” or “Worldwide” where “US” would show all auctions with a specified location in the US and “Worldwide” would show every auction available.  These options would not take into account any of the shipping options associated with the auctions.  We’ve changed these options to “US” and “Outside US” where each will show auctions that are available in the specified region (shipping to that region or local pick up in that region).  For instance if you have selected “US” you will only see auctions that ship to or are available for local pick up in the US and likewise for “Outside US”.  We’ll be adding more ways to drill down to specific regions in the near future.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Welcome To Listia Rosie!



Today we’re excited to announce the newest member of the Listia family, Rosie!  You’ll be seeing a lot more of her through our various online channels like Facebook, Twitter, support tickets, our blog and most importantly on Listia.  If you need help with anything, Rosie will be there to help you out!

This is her second week at Listia and like the rest of the team, we’d like to get to know her a little bit better so here are 5 random facts about Rosie:

1. Her celebrity crush is Josh Duhamel (Fergie’s husband)

2. She wants to visit Venice before it sinks

3. Her favorite food is sushi

4. She’s a big fan of post-its! Keeps things organized

5. If she had one super power, it’d be the ability to control time

Listia was founded with the idea that it should be fun, easy and rewarding to trade things that you don’t use anymore, and get things that you want in return. The site has really evolved since we launched in 2009, and our community is growing faster than ever. If you’re interested in job opportunities with us, we’re looking for developers to really take Listia to the next level.  For more details visit www.listia.com/jobs

Leave a comment for Rosie and welcome her to the Listia community!