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Read this! New ECF Sister Site - Metavaper (can I get your help?)

Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by Oliver, Jun 20, 2018.

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  1. Oliver

    Oliver ECF Founder, formerly SmokeyJoe Admin Verified Member

    Hi all,

    For some time I've wanted to run a fully fledged sister site to ECF that focuses on deals, bargains and giveaways. We have a coupons site but it's been very neglected over the years, and wasn't ever a real priority since it kind of didn't "mesh" with the ECF spirit for me.

    So, I've enlisted the help of an old friend to put together Metavaper, which is now up and running (in draft form).

    I want Metavaper to be fun, useful and community-focused. The idea is that any deals or bargains spotted by anyone can be listed on the site. We'll be hosting a ton of members-only giveaways and all sorts of other things.

    For now, though, I'm really keen to get feedback from you - what do you think Metavaper can do that you'd enjoy or that would be useful to you?
     
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  2. NealBJr

    NealBJr Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 27, 2013
    Lawrenceville, Ga.
    Visiting it now, and I'll put my comments as I see them..

    First thing I visited, was the tanks. I didn't see an option to filter out RTA or premade coils. Nor is there an option for that.

    It may be a bit daunting, but maybe have a clearance section.. those deals that last only while they have stock, etc. Sometimes I might bite if I see an old favorite tank on clearance, but those deals won't be shown in the regular sales.

    Maybe a dedicated space for ads if you have ads. that way the familiar format will always be the same.

    A link to ECF?

    Maybe a hint that it is a pre-order for those items that are a pre order?

    Although I am from the US, maybe post where that company is from if known.. might help with shipping.

    For mods, maybe post battery/wattage for separation and have an "all" option. maybe: built in, Single, dual, tri, 4+.

    the logo is perfect, and the color and layout is simplistic which is good. if you wish to polish it up some, you could put some low res pics.. maybe a quick loading black and white gif of vapor on the sides or as a background.

    Just some precursory observations.
     
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  3. Skunk!

    Skunk! Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2014
    Las Vegas
    Checked it out and registered. I like it! All the best deals in one place. This may not be good for my Shinyitis though. :)
     
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  4. CMD-Ky

    CMD-Ky Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 15, 2013
    KY
    Excellent idea! Good luck going forward.

     
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  5. Opinionated

    Opinionated Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Aug 19, 2015
    I think it would be helpful to have a sale start and end date for time sensitive sales or a clearance til stock is gone type of notice for clearance items..

    It seems very difficult as it is to tell whether the posting your looking at is still good..
     
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  6. DeloresRose

    DeloresRose Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 25, 2014
    toledo ohio
    I like the sort by store and brand features, and that you can select multiples. It’s frustrating in some sites when you have to look at a single brand, or wade through 12 pages of stuff you’ve no interest in.
     
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  7. Zaryk

    Zaryk Super Member Verified Member

    Jan 25, 2018
    Ohio
    Won't let me register. Keeps asking for an activation code that I do not have.
     
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  8. JCinFLA

    JCinFLA Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 21, 2015
    After browsing the website for awhile now, I have a few comments and questions:
    (1) I clicked to go take a look at Accessories. When the page loaded...of the 10 things shown there, 8 are RDAs and RTAs. ;) Question: Since members spot these "deals" for the site...do they also choose what category to have them appear in, ON the site? If the answer is yes, I can see where the categories can become very cluttered with items that should be in different categories.

    (2) While browsing the "Stores" list, I noticed that many places I buy vaping items from, don't appear on the list. I'm sure there are lots of them that others shop at, too, that aren't on there.
    Question: What determines which stores appear on the site? Do only those stores who pay a fee to be shown, show up? Or...Will any store appear when members post a deal that vendor has?
     
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  9. SLM

    SLM Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 9, 2015
    NE Ohio. USA
    Tagging in to follow this. Looks interesting
     
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  10. Letitia

    Letitia Nano Junkie ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    Just registered with the site and had and problems.
    *Would prefer accessories be limited to actual accessories. There were only two actual accessories listed; the rest were attys and a kit.
    *The "buy now" without listing where I am buying from is a guarantee that I won't click on that posting.
    * I agree that there should be a drop down for atomizers: RDA, RTA, Tanks
    *Would be nice if you could get some wire vendors on board like Advanced Vape Supply, Kbees, Lightning Vapes, etc.
    *Would have liked to have seen instruction on how to post deals or if I can post deals when I registered.
     
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  11. Opinionated

    Opinionated Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Aug 19, 2015
    I registered and was told to log in, but couldn't log in without the activation email which I haven't received yet..

    You got yours already?
     
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  12. Letitia

    Letitia Nano Junkie ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    I wasn't told to log in, just that I now had an account don't remember the exact wording). I used my ECF name and the same password I use here to register.
     
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  13. Opinionated

    Opinionated Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Aug 19, 2015
    Okay that's useful.. I used all the same login information as well.. it's likely we just haven't gotten the registration emails yet..

    Thank you
     
  14. Letitia

    Letitia Nano Junkie ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    I just logged in and wasn't asked for any code. Trying to figure out how to post a deal now.
     
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  15. Oliver

    Oliver ECF Founder, formerly SmokeyJoe Admin Verified Member

    Hey thanks for all the updates so far, really useful and all has been noted.

    Regarding current content - do remember that it's all very provisional. Also, the site is REALLY slow because it's in development mode.
     
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  16. Letitia

    Letitia Nano Junkie ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    So in my profile there are spots for groups and friends...will this be a social forum as well?
     
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  17. cooladdict

    cooladdict Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 28, 2012
    Seahawk Nation
    Very cool! I registered and performed a search for "minikin" (just to test the search function. Yielded 0 results, lol) and clicked on some of the categories. Got me 100 points for logging in today, too! :banana::banana::banana:

    Will this be all new gear or will there be a section for preloved gear and "looking for" like we have here?

    So, for the search engine we will be able to type in a product and get results from multiple stores (like vapecrawler does)? That will be awesome if so. Lots of options! I'm excited!! :)
     
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  18. AngeNZ

    AngeNZ Super Member

    Mar 24, 2018
    New Zealand
    Love the idea - and I can see the site being an awesome resource :)

    Only thing from me would be sub-categories - box mods --> tc --> squonkers etc
     
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  19. Anise

    Anise Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 11, 2016
    Southern Louisiana USA
    I agree this site could be a valuable resource but it needs subcategories. As it is now you have to slog through a list of items that have nothing to do with the category or very little.
    The price division could be more user friendly. Like 0-10, 0-20, 0-30 etc. I don't want to miss a sale because I put the wrong parameters into the search.

    It didn't even make me register or sign in. Maybe because I was signed in here.
     
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  20. Letitia

    Letitia Nano Junkie ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    So I posted a deal and site said it was posted but can't find it in the categories. Will check back later, maybe it takes a while to show up.
     
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