Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:11 am Post subject: Enering many items - slow DB and broken links
I've been using gixen for many many years and I love it and am eternally grateful.
I usually use it for 3 to 5 snipes at a time. But last night for the first time I entered roughly 100.
I noticed after about 60 or so that the page return got real slow, and slower with every entry. It basically got too slow to use at some point. And the text box for entering another item is at the bottom of the page, so you have to wait for the entire page to load to enter the next item.
I thought maybe the "view similar" links would help me do a bulk entry, because really I have no idea what those links are. So I clicked on a few of them, but they're dead broken link.
My suggestions are:
1) make the back end DB more efficient, it should not take that long to return a mere 100 items.
2) make an entry page that does not force you to download your entire list of snipes just to see the form
3) fix those dead links
4) Make it possible to bulk enter like 100 items from the same seller. For example pull up all auctions from a seller with a keyword and then allow individual price entries for each of them. That would have saved me like an hour last night.
Suggestion #5: I just came up with this one when I tried to submit this post. Don't have 0's or O's in your Captcha, because only by trial and error can we get that right.