I *still* need all you guys help with something!

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I *still* need all you guys help with something!

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It's Friday, the weekend is nearly here and you're bored at work - great!

Then can I just ask for a minute of your time?

I've been working on a dealership/garage directory type system for the forum, basically like a Google Maps review thing, but in-house, so it's going to be a lot more relevant to us all.

I think I'm done with the code, but need you guys to test it - which will 1) help me and 2) help everyone else, as we'll get some businesses in there!

Everyone here has (probably) used a garage in the last year, so if you can write me a short review of it that would be great!

So what I need you to do is this (pretty please).
  1. Head over to the business directory.
  2. Click the Add Item button.
  3. Select the type of garage it is (independent or dealership)
  4. On the next page, type in the name of it and Google should automatically find it
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  5. Click it and check on the map that it's the correct one - if so, click the "save" button.
  6. If everything worked correctly, you should now be forwarded to the add review page
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  7. Fill it in and hit submit!
If all works, that should have created the garage and added your review. If the garage already existed, it should have just added your review!

Everything should then get added to the map, so over time we'll have an awesome way to find forum member recommended places! Hurrah!

We'll test this over the next week or so (so I'll push it a bit more) - then if all is working, release it properly (link the header etc!)

Thanking you!
 
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Lol, I need someone to post a review or I don't know it's working or not 😩

Does seem to be getting the data ok though 😁
 

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Just gave it a try adding a small indy garage, and got a 'server error' after I'd selected it's address I'm afraid :(
 
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Just gave it a try adding a small indy garage, and got a 'server error' after I'd selected it's address I'm afraid :(
No that's great, thank you.

The system didn't take into account for businesses with no opening hours listed on Google.

Should be fixed now :)
 

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No that's great, thank you.

(y)The system didn't take into account for businesses with no opening hours listed on Google.

Should be fixed now :)
All working fine now(y)
 
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Moved over a few reviews that I found in the garages forums - I can't move any that already have replies though as it doesn't support that (yet) which is a shame, as there are quite a few eligible threads.
 

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worked for me
took quite awhile before Google found the right garage
but when it did the rest was easy
 
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worked for me
took quite awhile before Google found the right garage
but when it did the rest was easy
I wonder if I should implement a drag and click style interface rather than just a text input 🤔
 

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Just added a couple, worked fine on Firefox, Win11. It found the tiny indies I've used no problem (even in the remote depths of Co. Clare!) and was a clear process (y)
 
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Thanks guys, it's starting to fill up a bit 😁

Keep 'em coming!
 
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I'm going to keep bumping this up until we get to 50 businesses - so if you want me to shut up, get adding!

And thank you so much to everyone who already has :D
 

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On 13th I'll be able to give it an interesting little test, my thingy is booked in with Abarth Services, which is at the same address as Fiat Services and Alfa services in Royston, though they all have separate Google entries
 
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Thanks for all the input so far, we're up to 21 or so.

I really want this to get to 50 before I declare it all working properly and can then start pushing it for others to use :)

So..... keep posting!
 
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108 people read this thread :(

Even if it's just a place to go for an mot - that's useful info too....
 
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