Armlist: Change to search functions

Discussion in 'Weapons and Tactics' started by Teppodama, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. Teppodama

    Teppodama Red Belt

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    Anyone here frequent Armslist? Notice a change to the search filters? No longer able to search by manufacturer, caliber, semi-auto/lever action/ pump etc.

    Wonder why the change and if it might possibly come back. Was one of the best ways to find what you were looking for quickly if it was available.
     
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    Cubo de Sangre President of the War Room

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    Not me. But that makes no sense. Why remove basic features?
     
  3. Teppodama

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    Well, they have a lot of businesses with merchandise up. Maybe they decided to remove those additional filter/search features to force people to browse through listings. You can still use the main search function to look for specific items or keywords but it's not nearly as enjoyable of a search feature as the previous filters were.
     
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    spamking Click, click, boom!

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    I searched for a PMR-30 last night via their free text search option and seemed to find them okay . . . I never really used their filters other than by state and seller type.

    But I've sold more on there than I've bought . . .
     
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    Yeah, the free text search is fine and certainly works but it was still nice to be able to filter out most of the stuff you weren't interested in if you weren't looking for a very specific item.

    For instance, I might set the various filters for
    Firearm
    Handgun
    Sig Sauer
    9mm
    Striker Fire

    Or

    Firearm
    Shotgun
    Mossberg
    12gauge
    semi-auto

    And see all of the available listings that fell under those criteria. Just those items.

    Anyway, it was nice and I guess I'm just bitching. lol
     
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    spamking Click, click, boom!

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    No worries . . . some of my gun distributors have horrible sites and search features as well . . . so it isn't just Armslist. :)
     
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    Yeah, there are a lot out there that have fairly minimalist features given what is possible. Just disappointing that Armslist seems to have regressed in that area. Like I said though, I can understand how it would drive traffic to have to browse more selections thus providing sellers more eyes on from potential buyers unless one performs a specific text search for a product.
     

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