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 Post subject: Efficient way to find Used Kites
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:12 am 
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I wrote this website when I was teaching myself web development. Essentially, it searches through the classifieds sections of major kite forums for kites and then lists them in an organized directory. I know that a lot of people constantly check kite forums for good used kite deals and this tool makes it easier.

There's some bugs and it only updates once a day, but otherwise it works pretty well. If anyone is interested check it out... [url]kitehound.com[/url] and dont worry its totally free and I plan on keeping it that way.

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Efficient way to find Used Kites
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:17 am 
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cool job!! by the way, are you on the IT world?? I'm studying an IT career, how much time does it leave you to go kitesurfing?


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 Post subject: Re: Efficient way to find Used Kites
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:24 am 
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No Im completely self taught, Im going to college in the fall. So far its only a hobby, so kiting is first and foremost haha


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 Post subject: Re: Efficient way to find Used Kites
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:07 am 
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Good job man. Really useful.

Thanks!!


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 Post subject: Re: Efficient way to find Used Kites
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:26 am 
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Very nice. Can you add Craig's List to your search capabilities? There are a ton of kites for sale on Craig's List.


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 Post subject: Re: Efficient way to find Used Kites
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:11 am 
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Hi,
Cool idea.
You will have to run a validation script weekly as the 2nd one I viewed was no longer online.
Regards Lee


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 Post subject: Re: Efficient way to find Used Kites
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:35 pm 
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Great idea, thanks for coding this up and sharing it!


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 Post subject: Re: Efficient way to find Used Kites
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:41 pm 
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Thanks for the feedback! It means a lot, I've spent lots of time coding it all and im really glad to know its useful.

@Ayahuasca
Adding craigslist is a great idea! I was thinking maybe making it separate from the other results and also making an option to sort by location.

@Anabatic_co_nz A
A validator is definitely needed, so far I've just been deleting older dates but that leaves out a bunch of listings that are already sold.

Btw. All the listings can be sorted and filtered out by clicking on the values for size or model etc... For example, if you want to only see 10m kites, then click on "10m" and it will filter by that. Its confusing at first but I feel like the user interface is much more streamlined that way.


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 Post subject: Re: Efficient way to find Used Kites
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:18 pm 
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I also like how you can sort each column by price, kite, year, size, etc. Great job on this site. I have already referred it along to quite a few friends.


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 Post subject: Re: Efficient way to find Used Kites
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:03 pm 
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Location: They don't call them the GREAT Lakes for nothin'...
Cool !

I love kitehound ! Props for doing something really useful for our community ! :clap:

I would also encourage you to add kiteboards on to the search feature - that would be awesome !


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