This project is about vBulletin 3.8 modification that should force the seller to fill in information about goods before he could post his offer as thread in vBulletin 3.8 under specific trade section (include sub section like laptop - Apple products - PC hardware - etc..)
Extra Fields required from member (seller) before posting his item as thread under trade section/sub-sections (fields must be between thread title and message box, and under showthread after posting the message should appear above the information which provided in extra fields .
1. Thread Title:
I. Topic (symbols are excluded)
II. Trading City (where it will take place in case of direct sales without shipping)
2. Goods description :
I. Trademark (Apple- Ipad, HP- Laptop, SAMSUNG- Galaxy S4… etc)
II. Goods Class (Original, Counterfeited, Fudged … etc)
III. Goods Model (if a commodity has variety models)
IV. Commodity Contents (only for PCs and Laptops such as "motherboard" … etc)
V. Goods merits (in details)
VI. Purchasing details (Date of purchase, Usage Duration)
VII. Goods shape (Color, Size such as Height, Width, Weight)
VIII. Commodities Quantity (for each Model/Shape)
IX. Gifts (if any)
X. Payment Method (Fixed Price/Highest Bid)
photo which will give more idea about the above (Ask me in case of something missing):
[url removed, login to view]
3. Insurance Details :
I. Guarantor Information (Brand, Location if now well-known… etc)
II. Insurance Coverage Area (International, Domestic, Regional, Certain Store … etc)
III. Expiration Date (a mandatory field)
4. Possession Proof Picture:
I. This field will include image link for the item. [description: Please add a photo that proof you own this item. example: "link to example photo" ], make sure this field is image and gives note for member if he mistype the URL and entered other than jpg,png,jpeg.
5. Organize Content [mandatory option]
I. Add combo-box to organize content per section directly after the subject field with description [Choose which section is your item related to] to force the member choose the correct section that match the product which he want to sell, When the member choose laptop from the combo-box his thread will be posted directly to laptop section.
II. Add administrator options in admin control panel to manage combo-box, Mainly to choose which section this combo box must appear in if someone tried to post a thread, Then to link the combo box with sub-sections that the content related to. Note that we'll use this option later for different main sections [Ask if it's not clear].
6. Trading City appear before title in Forumdisplay
I. We'll use point 1.I mentioned above so people will know in which city the seller want to hand the product this is example: [url removed, login to view]
7. All fields above if mandatory must appear in thread/postbit under the message and above the signature, We're not looking to change the postbit but we need the above information looks good & color consistency with our website (print screen of our website will be sent over PM).
* Admin can edit the phrases to another language.
Most important points:
I. Secure code.
II. No effect from this mod on page/server load through mysql or php, We'll compare results of performance before and after installing the mod using both vBulletin debug and service script.
Note: Attachment is disabled in our forum and there is no use for attachments in this mod.
Aforementioned details targeting commodities and goods specifications to make the trade process goes as smooth as it gets between two involved parties and enhance their benefit in experiencing our website, Creative ideas from designer/programmer/engineer are most welcome.