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Ooga-Mooga is Ooverdue for an Ooverhaul
Capt. R.H. Falernum
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From: Mar Vista (Los Angeles), CA
Posted: 2012-11-27 11:33 am   Permalink

This is what I see when I attempted to look at the old "upcoming changes" blog post (at http://www.ooga-mooga.com/blog/?p=71. Just FYI...



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Hale Tiki
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Posted: 2012-11-27 11:44 am   Permalink

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On 2012-11-27 11:33, Capt. R.H. Falernum wrote:
This is what I see when I attempted to look at the old "upcoming changes" blog post (at http://www.ooga-mooga.com/blog/?p=71. Just FYI...





As do I. And there's machine gun sounds.


 
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Trader Tom
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Posted: 2012-11-27 12:29 pm   Permalink

Thanks! I totally missed that. Everything else appears to be working okay. I left a message for Humu, so hopefully she'll be able to iron out the rest soon.

 
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Loki-Tiki
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Posted: 2013-04-17 9:44 pm   Permalink

So, how's the overhaul progressing? Just curious...

 
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Trader Tom
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Posted: 2013-04-18 4:17 pm   Permalink

Humu is focusing right now on her three-month-old, which is why the grand revised plan has not happened yet. As soon as it starts to move forward again, I'll post on this thread and keep you updated.

 
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2013-05-30 08:34 am   Permalink

Three month old? Congrats! But I'll betcha we won't be seeing updates any time soon.

 
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Hale Tiki
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Posted: 2013-05-30 10:10 am   Permalink

ADORABLE three month old. Four at this point.

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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2013-07-14 09:16 am   Permalink

Once Humuhumu gets a little of her life back (LOL!) and the Ooga-Mooga updates happen, I thought this might be a good place for suggestions. Here's a few of mine:

* EBay prices should include shipping. The idea of posting mug priced indicates what someone is willing to pay for a mug, and that includes shipping. If someone buys a mug for $20 and pays $15 for shipping, didn't they really pay $35?

* The ability to upload multiple photos at one time and choose which one is the "cover" image.

* Ability to sort mugs by things like price, size, color, etc.

* A way to mark mugs as one-offs and exclude them from searches, so I'm not seeing people's handmade mugs in the search results.


 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2013-07-14 4:38 pm   Permalink

Wanda trumps OM...and what a cutie she is.

I never got to use OM much as I think there was a member pay issue...can't remember what it was. Hopefully credit card or PayPal is acceptable.
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2013-07-14 5:18 pm   Permalink

I'm a paid member and I'm pretty sure I used PayPal without any issues at all.

 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2013-07-14 10:27 pm   Permalink

Hmmmmmm...don't remember what it was then.

 
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2014-06-07 1:42 pm   Permalink

Now that Humuhumu is back in the saddle, maybe it's time to revisit this thread? I gather that quite a bit of work had been done before Wanda came along, and I know a lot of people had a lot of ideas about what they'd like to see Ooga-Mooga become. I'd love to hear from Humuhumu a little bit of what she's got in mind, and I'm sure I'm not the only one.
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2014-06-07 2:34 pm   Permalink

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On 2012-04-16 09:28, Swanky wrote:
Now for the biggie! So, we're gonna get to put in postcards and matchbooks right? Well, that likely means there is an address and phone number printed there. If we can add that info, then that could meld with Critiki and make a true database of locations. That is a project I have wanted to do for years. And as you ID a location via that sort of info, it can dovetail into matching mugs to them by their drink menu. They may not have had a mug with their name on it, or they may have some that do not, but, those mugs are already in Ooga-Mooga, so they could be tagged as being used in that location. Really swanky if the menu image could be tagged Facebook style to link to the mug entry...


This would be great! Imagine if a mug page could automatically list the restaurants it was used it based on menus, photos, etcetera.

Edit: Cone to think if it, if you could create mug listing templates based on this info (for example, using an image from a menu for the template) it would be a huge boon for crypto mug hunters.
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Zinctiki
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Posted: 2014-06-07 2:42 pm   Permalink

I've always wanted to see Mooga integrated with TC somehow. I used to do some webmasterin' in another life and used frames quite a bit to avoid opening lots of tabs and windows (Humu does use frames in Mooga btw). In fact, using something like frames could bring in Ooga-Mooga, Critiki, Humu Kon Tiki, HH, some sites that could be revived and reactivated. But it would probably have to be flexible enough to stay as-is for those not interested in other sites/pages.

Another thing that's taken over the web in the past couple of years is the endless vertical scrolling (a la Google results and Facebook). It takes more resources but the world lives by it now. No more paging through results, more is simply added as you scroll down. But threads would have to be reversed (like Facebook with last entries first) or configurable through search options like Google.

As to updating Ooga-Mooga itself, a rundown of tiki ceramics for sale on eBay, Etsy, Tiki Farm, et al (kinda like a Google search) would again reduce creating tabs and windows. I'm amazed at how non-tiki people refer to O-M for pricing their mugs. It's the #1 resource out there.
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2014-06-07 2:55 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-06-07 14:42, Zinctiki wrote:
I'm amazed at how non-tiki people refer to O-M for pricing their mugs. It's the #1 resource out there.


I live in Colorado, where tiki mugs are pretty uncommon. I can attest that most of the time when I've found a tiki mug in thrift stores, they're almost always identified using the same name as on Ooga-Mooga and they're priced about 10-20% higher than the "average price" listing. It's very apparent that this totally inaccurate number is being used as a guide for junkers and thrifters who are selling things they picked up at estate sales and what not.

I'm really conflicted on the price guide. On the one hand, I feel it's helpful for collectors to be able to get a value on their collections. At the same time, I really worry that it's ultimately bad for collectors. I know a number of users who said they never list when they get a bargain on a mug because it drives down the "value" of it. At the same time, they're more than happy to list a high price that they've seen for an item already in their collection because it could benefit them financially. In other words, it's driving the prices of mugs higher and higher.

I agree that the tool is useful, but I really feel it's detrimental to the collector market in its current design. Maybe the price guide should only be available for paid users? I'm definitely curious to hear what others think about this.

That being said, I still believe that ebay purchased items should include the shipping in the value of the mug. If you pay $5 for a mug and $15 for shipping, then you paid $20 for the mug!

I also feel that when users enter a value for a mug in their collection, that it should invisibly be included in the "average price paid." This would make the numbers much more accurate. We don't need to see publicly what someone paid, but those numbers should be aggregated into the whole.
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