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April 7, 2013: Bad Traders, Beware!
At Miniature Trading we take trading very seriously and are committed to ensure the safest trading environment for everyone.
Therefore, in our fight against cheaters and scammers, we are now making public all the information we have about old bad traders, including their full names and addresses.
This has two main purposes:
- as a deterrent for future bad traders, to make them think twice before they try to rip anyone in this site, and
- as a preventive tool, so that you can check any addresses for a history of bad trading before sending your minatures there.
So, from now on, anyone who cheats in a trade on our site will face, not only expulsion and permanent ban from our community, but also having their private information posted for public shame so that everyone knows that they are dishonest.
We are confident that this measure will greatly increase the safety in all your transactions through our site.
Please let us know if you find this helpful.
March 18, 2013: Better management of your lists during trades
As soon as a trade gets accepted the miniatures you are expected to send should not be available for any other trades as they are already committed, and the miniatures you are going to receive should not be in your wants any more either. This prevents other people from getting matches for miniatures that are already committed to a trade and sending trade offers that are not really viable.
We are now managing your miniature lists in this way. Your lists get updated as soon as a Tracked Trade gets accepted, to prevent any confusions or double trades for the same miniature. And the lists get restored if the Trade expires before you send or receive.
We hope this will further improve the usefulness of our Tracked Trades system. Please let us know if you notice any issues.
March 8, 2013: Large Trade Displays
You can now store all the miniatures you offer for trade in a single display, without having to split them by sets. This way people can browse all your miniatures in one place the same way they would do if you would hand them your storage case when meeting in person. Though, of course, your display at Miniature Trading is visible to everyone around the world so that you can get more and better offers!
February 23, 2013: Uploading your lists made easier
When you need to add a lot of miniatures to your haves and wants, the option to upload a text file is very convenient, because it lets you upload as many items as you want in one single go. But generating the file with the data in the correct format can be a lot of work.
This is why we are offering now a utility that lets you download a template file correctly formatted that you can simply then update with the correct amounts and use to upload to the site. You just save the template in your computer, edit it with a text editor, and update the amounts for those miniatures that you want to add to your lists. The file is now ready for you to upload to the site so that the miniatures get added to your haves and/or wants.
Check it out and let us know if you like it.
We want to thank user emoss for suggesting this feature.
February 14, 2013: Search Haves and Wants
When other users' lists are very long, it is convenient to be able to filter them down to those figures that interest you. You can now do that with the new search form we have added to everybody's lists.
You can select from the miniatures a user has only those of a given rarity, for example, so that you can concentrate on those that may be of most interest for you. And you can do that with your own lists too, so it is much easier to make sure they are up to date and to explore your collection and your list of wanted miniatures.
We hope this will be of convenience for you all.
February 1, 2013: Facebook February
We're declaring this February the month of Facebook!
We want all of you to promote our site on your Facebook pages, and the easiest way to do that is letting your friends know about all the things you do here at Trade Cards Online.
And this month, you will get a Premium membership just for doing that: if you connect to Facebook from Your Profile and then perform any single action on our site that gets published on your Facebook wall, you will get one month of Premium membership. Right away. It's that easy!
Check it out now!
January 17, 2013: Improved and extended FAQs
We have improved and extended our FAQ section to answer all your questions about our site and how to use it to get the most benefit out of it.
Check it out!
And please let us know if there is still any question you have that is not answered in our online help.
November 3, 2012: More prizes!
We are now giving away more prizes! Armies of the Week are now also awarded one month of Premium membership. So you have now even more ways to become Premium for free!
And in order to better distribute the prizes and prevent them from going every week to the same game, we are forcing now alternation among games from one week to the next. The winners for a week will be chosen from the Miniature Reviews, and Armies belonging to games that did not win the same prize the previous week. This way we are making sure that the same game does not monopolize the prizes week after week. We hope this will give you all better chances to enjoy free Premiums from your contributions to the site.
June 30, 2012: 10th Anniversary Promotion!
As part of our 10th year anniversary, we are holding a "Pay 1, Get 2" promotion for the whole month of July.
Take this opportunity and become Premium today!
June 22, 2012: Customize your personal page
You can now customize your public page by displaying your avatar on it. You can choose whether to show it from Your Profile: just check the corresponding box, and your public page will get refreshed immediately to show the corresponding image:
You can do this even if you are not a Premium member. And your public page will look something like this: