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May 21, 2015: Help maintain our miniature database
We want to have the most detailed and accurate data for collectible miniatures on the net, but it's difficult to maintain such an extensive database. So we are requesting your help. As you are the experts, you are best positioned to identify any mistakes or missing data on our site, and now you can correct them right away.
When you open the details window for a miniature you will see now an 'Edit' button:
Click on it and you will be taken to a form where you can make any necessary changes to the info for that item. It's that easy!
And as a reward for your help you will get 5 Friendship Points for each item that you correct on a miniature.
You can also add a new miniature to an existing set. You'll find an 'Add miniature' button at the bottom of the list of figures in a set.
Thanks a lot in advance for your help!
January 4, 2015: New main menu design
We have redesigned our main menu to be more clear, colorful, and convenient.
- It now shows complete at the top of the page so that you don't need to scroll down to go to any of our sections.
- It uses colors and images to better identify each available option.
- Each section expands dynamically to occupy less space while not in use.
Hope you enjoy it.
December 16, 2014: Holiday promotion
Our Christmas promotion is here!
You can now become Premium for half the price. For a limited time only.
Grab the opportunity now and get your Premium for less than 50 cents a month!
Attention: This promotion is applicable to Premium memberships purchased with Friendship Points too!
September 16, 2014: Insert miniatures in your text!
When posting your comments in our forums and discussions many times you talk about miniatures that your readers may not know by heart. Now you can make all the details and info about a miniature accessible whenever you mention it with a new tag that you can generate automatically by using the form at the top of your text area:
This will insert the miniature's name or image and will show all the info about that figure when you hover your mouse over that name or image, like this:
The name is also a link to the details page for that card.
This should make your comments and card reviews much more informative and clear. Try it out!
June 24, 2014: Average miniature prices
As you know, we already offer price data for most miniatures: in the miniature details window you can see the minimum, average and maximum price for the miniature, retrieved from multiple online stores. Up until now, though, you had to click on each miniature to check its price.
Now we are showing the average price value on miniature lists so that you can see this data without having to click on each item and so that it's easier for you to compare prices among different miniatures. You can see this information in your haves and wants and in other members' collections. This is also very useful when adding items to a trade.
Furthermore we are also showing the total average price for armies by adding up the average prices of all the individual miniatures. We are also doing this for trades. So you can now see the cost of building an army, and the total value of the miniatures sent and received in a Tracked Trade.
This feature is currently available for the following games: HeroClix, Dungeons & Dragons, Axis and Allies, Star Wars minis, and WoW minis.
April 19, 2014: Business cards for everyone!
You can now design your own business cards to let other people know about your web page at Miniature Trading and about your achievements on the site.
You can print these cards and hand them out to prospect traders you meet at the local store or tournaments. And you can also use them online as forum signature or avatars. They will link directly to your web page so that people can find it easily.
To create and customize your own business card, go to Your Profile and choose the option "Your avatar and business card". You can choose among multiple templates and include your own image.
Try it out and show off your membership in this community!
March 23, 2014: Detailed miniature lists
When searching for miniatures you can now list all the details for each miniature so that you have all the information displayed at the same time.
This way it's easier to identify the miniatures you are interested in when searching our database, or other users' lists, or when looking for miniatures to add to your armies.
Also, when browsing our miniature database you can also display just their images for a more compact view:
February 21, 2014: Trades reactivation
Our Tracked Trade system is designed and tailored to best accommodate the whole process of trading, buying and selling through the postal mail, with the corresponding risks and delays.
Nevertheless sometimes a Trade might expire due to extraordinary circumstances, like extreme weather conditions that delay the mail, or unanticipated personal events that prevent one of the parties to send or receive on time.
To accommodate for even these exceptional cases, we have now added the option to re-activate an expired Trade so that you can continue with it and take it to completion. This option has obviously its limitations:
- it should be used only when both parties are willing to continue with the trade or purchase,
- can only be used once per Trade,
- and is available only during the 5 days following the expiration of the Trade.
So, when a Trade expires you will now be offered a "Reset Trade" button that you should use if both you and the other user are willing to continue it to completion.
I hope that will help to make the trading process even smoother on our site.
June 20, 2013: Trade Evaluations
Each Tracked Trade completed on our site becomes part of your track record and tells others about your good trading practices.
To go beyond the simple fact that you have completed a trade and have received a reference, we are now setting up an evaluation system whereby each trader may evaluate their experience in each trade and give more information on how the trade developed. You can now evaluate each trade on three parameters: communication, speed, and condition of the items. And you may also enter a short comment to support your rating.
These evaluations will combine into a reputation report that will be shown on your public page:
The report also includes the average time it takes for the user to prepare and send their items and the time it takes for the items to reach their destination, both for domestic and international trades. This is based on all completed trades so far.
So we have now yet another tool to gauge the trustworthiness of our traders, which will also encourage people to try and improve their trading skills so as to get the best evaluations.
Note: You can still evaluate those trades you have finished in the last 30 days, so we encourage you to take the time to give an evaluation to all those trades you have completed recently so as to help build these reputations on the site.
We have also added a couple of small features to make your trading experience easier:
- Pending Actions: On the list of people you are trading with, you can now see the actions you are expected to perform so that you can easily identify the trades which need your attention.
- Address Labels: You can now easily print the address of the other trader so that you don't make any mistakes when copying it. The label also includes your address as the sender, so you can just print and stick it on your parcel.
May 8, 2013: Get money and Premium by promoting our site!
We could not survive without our thriving community of users, so we want to give back and let you take advantage of our growth.
We have just greatly improved the ways in which you can benefit from promoting our site and bringing new members to our community:
- Affiliate Program: we have increased the commission you get to a 50%!, so that you get half of what your affiliates pay for Premium memberships.
And you get this commission for each and every payment your affiliates make. For life! This means that you can keep getting money from your affiliates many years after you referred them to us!
- Friendship Points: we have halved the amount of points you need to get a free Premium membership! You get a month of free Premium membership for just 250 Friendship Points!
This means that you only need to bring a handful of friends to our site to be Premium every month from the points they generate for you!
Now is the time to take advantage of these great conditions, and bring as many new people as you can. Please check our Affiliate Program for hints on how to attract new users and to make sure you get credited for them.
Let's all grow together now!