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Old 01 September 2004, 08:45   #1
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The new RIBnet trade directory

For far too long I have been promising a new RIBnet trade directory. As many people have noticed, the original directory has not been updated for a long time, and is consequently incomplete and inaccurate.

At last the new system is just about ready to go. Before I make a big announcement about it and email everyone who is waiting to be included on it I would be very grateful if some of you could have a look at it, add some entries and generally let me know how you get on.

It's at www.rib.net/directory

If you have a real company to enter then please go ahead and add it to the relevant category, otherwise feel free to make something up in the "just testing" category which will eventually be deleted.

So, what do you think?

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Old 01 September 2004, 08:54   #2
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John,

Looks good, i think I would find it very useful. Is this a similar kind of thing to what I was blabbering on about in a PM i sent you not long ago?

Would each company have a bit of space to list current offers or whatever, or is it purely a means by which to search for a company on RIBnet and obtain contact details?

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Old 01 September 2004, 09:15   #3
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Each entry can have a short description, similar to the current system.

Once the new system is fully operational though, advertisers will be able to upgrade to a premium entry with more space for information and pictures.

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Maybe risky, but how about a rating system like on ebay? Or you could award rosettes or something for companies that are specifically aimed at the rib market as opposed to general chandlers.
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It looks very professional and everything I clicked on worked!

I think this will be a very valuable addition to RIBnet. Well done!
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John,

It looks good and I have just added my entry
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Maybe risky, but how about a rating system like on ebay? Or you could award rosettes or something for companies that are specifically aimed at the rib market as opposed to general chandlers.
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It's something I have considered, but it's hard to do well and pointless if not done well . . .

I've still got it in mind for a future upgrade though

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It looks good and I have just added my entry
Had a funny feeling you might be first off the mark as usual

You have now been approved!

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JK congratulations with this great step of your website and Andre to you for beeing the first or as we say in Icelandic "Númer eitt"

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I guess this'll be handy for sourcing everything needed for the 'RIBnet project boat' (except the seats, of course) .

Any progress with it yet, John?
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Had a funny feeling you might be first off the mark as usual

You have now been approved!

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well John being a trade member one has to take full advantage
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well John being a trade member one has to take full advantage
Good for you Andre. Great when people contribute to the site as trade members.
( http://www.rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=4920 )

Once again, a well-thought out winner JK.

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Just put my entry in - being a trade member as well!
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It's good to see the trade members getting in first!

Just for the record though, free entry to the directory is open to everyone -- trade member or not. I will (inevitably!) be offering "Trade Plus" and "Sponsor" memberships with enhanced directory entries in the near future though

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aha! I was going to ask whether non trade members were allowed to post but thought i would look stupid!

I would like to add one about Photography services but there isn't a category :-( Would it be too cheeky to ask for a new category under "services" to be added?

The directory looks even better now people have added entries!

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I have added a catch-all "other" category under services which I hope will be OK for you!

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Thanks John thats great. I have just added my one to the "other" section.

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I've added ours last night. Got an email this am, I supose we are in too?
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A quick look at the directory would confirm this!

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