I find that it's very easy to donate items to the Goodwill or local thrift shop/secondhand store when I want to give things away. When I want to buy something or find a "treasure" I can always browse through the store and pay a minimal amount for clothes, books, toys and tools. How is Giftflow better/different?4 votes
When browsing gifts and needs in my location I would like to be able to adjust the search radius to a include a larger or smaller area. For instance, I'd love to be able to see all the New Haven gifts when searching from Northampton, MA!4 votes
Matthew, this is definitely something we are working towards. The majority of what is required is finished, we just need to figure out a way to untangle all the different search parameters (distance, category, keyword).
Look for an update soon!
Let's say someone has an account on platform like: http://communitytools.info or http://justfortheloveofit.org or whatever else and already cultivates there list of wishes and offers. With intelligent use of current technologies (like Linked Data) such person could just link to those lists in systems like http://giftflow.org http://freecycle.org http://ilovefreegle.org http://letsallshare.com http://ecomodo.com and growing...
i would like to start inviting people from all those projects to have mercy for people using them and make them all inter-operable, most likely using this working group for collaborating on it: http://www.w3.org/community/community-io/3 votes
Elf, Thank you for the suggestion. You bring up a serious issue with our system and others. Maintaining borders between communities of giving and sharing is not a good idea, however building the tools so that data can flow between them seamlessly is not easy either.For now, we have an RSS feed (http://www.giftflow.org/rss/?location=new%haven) but it needs improvement. I am definitely interested developing GiftFlow’s interoperability. I will check out LInkedData and the w3.org group. Any more resources you can point me to would be great. -Hans
I like when sites give people freedom to take their information with them. I would like to have possibility to export list of my needs and offers at any time...3 votes
I’ve put this on our plan. Thanks for the great suggestion!
App for Android/iPhone3 votes
I think it’s a great idea to build mobile giftflow apps. If you are interested in doing so please contact us!
Would it be possible to work with you to make a re skinned version of existing software so we can he
Would it be possible to work with you to make a re skinned
version of existing software so we can help the public to solve
other social issues (Ideally using the http://www.TRAIDmark.org business
structure)? Maybe working with someone like
http://www.ONEworldHEALTH.org or http://www.earth.org which is closing so maybe this is something I could help you take on so everyone can share local knowledge? Also can http://www.WEBiversity.org share video's and create http://www.TRUSTlibrary.org with your team? http://www.WhymanDesign.com3 votes
Short answer: Yes, in the future! Long answer: once the GiftFlow web app’s code base is at a place where we feel it is stable enough for distribution, we are considering licensing re-skinnable copies of the platform to 3rd parties.
The email address is visible to everyone, instead it shouldn't be shown or there should be a privacy setting.3 votes
You are totally right about this. The problem is that the users with their emails showing registered in the days before we had First name and last name registration fields (bad decision from awhile ago).
What I can do is go through the database and strip off the ‘@hostname.com’ from the emails.
The way the system is set up now, users enter their first and last names and we concate that into a screen_name. We are not displaying the email field anymore.
Thanks for pointing this out. We’ll take care of it ASAP
I would really like to see strong solidarity between various services supporting sharing and helping, even if they offer alternative to each other. I have started adding some of them on http://moneyless-world.info and hope that everyone listed there will link to all the other peers sharing similar aims!2 votes
I suggest we give people the ability to add the number or amount of a certain item that they have. This way when they give a gift to somebody, they can enter how much they've given away and still have the remaining available for people to request.2 votes
This way, if there is no action in one area, there may be action close by. And, I may be able to gift to someone from another town without have to switch back and forth.1 vote
Sorry for the delay in responding. We are planning to overhaul our location searching soon. We may not be able to have multiple locations at once, but we should be able to give users the power to increase the ‘radius’ of each search, so you can look in a larger geographic area.
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Currently clicking 'read more' on a user's review of a gift received/given goes to user profile instead of the review.1 vote
This is definitely something we can take care of soon. Thanks for the suggestions
Dashboard view, gift view, needs view, and user view all suffer from usability issues. Mysterious and incoherent. Why can't I search other locations, for instance?1 vote
Damjan, Thanks for the input. We are definitely planning to improve the consistency of our existing features. If you could provide more specific descriptions of what is not working, we can tackle the problems more quickly. Thanks
OpenID became widely adopted open standard for delegated authentication. Could you please enable it for giftflow? Most programming languages have available libraries for it, including PHP...1 vote
Elf, this is definitely something we can do. It would also be a great task for someone new to the now open-souce project. I’ll add it to Issues on our Github
How about taking advantage from community driven translation systems like https://www.transifex.net/ to make GiftFlow available for people not speaking english?1 vote
We are definitely planning on asking for help to translate GiftFlow. We are waiting until launching the beta before beginning those efforts. Although we already have a german-speaking supporter who wants to help us start in germany.
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Hans, I can't see how to reply to your email. Glad you like the site. I've included GiftFlow.org under the group Sharing, Swapping, Giving.1 vote
It seems to me that setting expectation is very important for a site like this. So make sure people know to set proper expectations for the gift they will give or the gift that they want. For example if someone wants a computer help make sure they are very specific about what it is they need and when it needs to be done by. That way no one will be disappointed in the interaction.1 vote
Hi Dave, This is a great idea. Many users are just starting to give to one another and having clear guidelines is a must. Thanks for the help!
post info about this site and it's launch to social news sites like Current.com. People will love it
post info about this site and it's launch to social news sites like Current.com. People will love it1 vote
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