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Itemized Order history is impossible to use
Posted: 13 November 2012 10:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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LeatherGryphon - 13 November 2012 09:15 AM
Fauvist - 11 November 2012 03:48 PM

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When you save the webpage as a PDF file, it’s just one file - like opening a JPG image.  But when you save a webpage as a webpage HTML or whatever, you get a whole ton of files of different kinds.

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Not completely correct.  MHT format saves the whole web page as a single file.  Very handy! smile  See wikipedia article.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MHTML

That doesn’t come up for me when I try to save the page.

Edited: Well I have it now. It was a Firefox add-on.

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Posted: 13 November 2012 12:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Fauvist - 11 November 2012 11:34 AM

Because I noticed early on that product pages can vanish forever from the internet, I also make a folder for every product I buy, and put every scrap of information about that product in the folder - the installer, the installer folder, the product webpage, all images of the product, the Read Me file, the installed files list, the texture templates, the license, the link to the original product webpage, copies of forum discussions about the product - everything.  I have DAZ3D products for which there are no product pages for anymore on the internet.  Same with Renderosity products.  Sometimes the page is still there, but all the images are gone., and the links don’t work.  And the texture templates are not accessable.

It depends on how organized you want to be.

I have absolutely no trouble at all finding what I want in the Itemized Order History.

That’s good news for you!

The rest of us didn’t realize we’d have to put all that work into maintaining our libraries.  smile  Especially the newbies that we all were once and just downloaded with abandon and glee so that we could get to playing with the durn things.  What you’re talking about is some kind of Library of Product Congress.  Of course, if you want to put that much work into it.

Seriously though, we shouldn’t have to.  I got tired just reading what you do.  I have items going back to DAZ’s first days when I decided to stop using freebies and own my content.  We’re talking Vic and Mike first generation.  Even if we wanted to go your route, it’s too late for a lot of that stuff.  I used to keep an Excel spreadsheet with necessary data but that could only be updated as long as I was interested in what I was doing.  With the explosion that was Genesis and an incredible drop in purchases over the years across the board, I don’t even know where that file is anymore.  smile

Bottom line, an Itemized Order History shouldn’t be cumbersome.  I love how at Rendo you can find a product in your history by vendor or if you know a partial phrase in the product name.  I don’t think twice about going there for researching my purchases.  Since dispensing with the all valuable ‘You already purchased this’ feature and the hard to navigate History, I avoid that area of this site.  I also avoid buying older items I’m not sure I already have. 

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Posted: 13 November 2012 01:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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mitchman - 11 November 2012 04:46 PM

Wishlist is also impossible to use - the notes box is beyond stupid. I have 600+ items in my list and scrolling was a breeze before - not now. Down to like 5 items on the screen at a time. Useless. If it doesn’t change by next year, I will likely delete it all… assuming I bother to come back.

I’ve always been curious about the comments box.  Do I list a proposed date of purchase for that product?  List who can get me what for Christmas/birthdays?  Do I break down why I want that particular product to encourage me to spend money on it?  Can I use it to blog?

mitchman - 11 November 2012 04:46 PM

I am also down to picking up a few free items when I remember to look

I don’t forget to look, though I do forget to complete the checkout and end up removing it from the cart.  I always feel a little guilty grabbing freebies.  Never felt that way at DAZ because I spent so much money here anyway.  Had a great sense of entitlement.  But since I spend so little here these days…  Even the freebies I’ve taken I haven’t downloaded at all.  I grab one or two after I’ve made a purchase.

mitchman - 11 November 2012 04:46 PM

- managed to get the DSON thingy in hopes of being able to use Genesis, but alas, it doesn’t work.

I was half afraid of that.  Right now I can only use Poser 8 so I haven’t even been able to explore Genesis.

mitchman - 11 November 2012 04:46 PM

then I got booted from the PC club,

What’d you do?  Make fun of an Admin’s syntax?

mitchman - 11 November 2012 04:46 PM

  I’m going back to Rendo & RDNA

Back?  I’d never leave.  Every store has its advantages.  Plus the Gen 4 support never stops there.  smile

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Posted: 14 November 2012 07:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Ledhead - 13 November 2012 10:07 AM
LeatherGryphon - 13 November 2012 09:15 AM
Fauvist - 11 November 2012 03:48 PM

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When you save the webpage as a PDF file, it’s just one file - like opening a JPG image.  But when you save a webpage as a webpage HTML or whatever, you get a whole ton of files of different kinds.

....

  emphasis mine

Not completely correct.  MHT format saves the whole web page as a single file.  Very handy! smile  See wikipedia article.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MHTML

That doesn’t come up for me when I try to save the page.

Edited: Well I have it now. It was a Firefox add-on.

TY

The Wikipedia article did mention that it was browser dependent.  I’ve had the MHT-save feature for years and I’ve always used the latest version of InternetExplorer.

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