Forum Improvements: Markdown, Emoji and BB Codes

We’ve made some improvements to the forum by implementing markdown with BBCode and Emoji support. Oh yeah – EMOJIS!

Markdown

Zistle now supports markdown in the forum. Markdown is a popular text to HTML tool that is used on many popular websites to help format text for web publishing. It allows some pretty sophisticated formatting options without requiring any HTML writing. However, It is completely OK if you are not that familiar with markdown or don’t want to spend time learning the syntax. Our text editor buttons will give you the shortcuts automatically and of course, plain text will work just fine.

BBCode

We will also have BBCode support which is particularly helpful for inserting images into forum posts.

The text that you enter may look a little strange but there will be a preview space before your post so you can see what your post will look like.

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Images will not display in the preview panel – so don’t worry if your image does not appear in the preview pane. It will appear in your post and look Oh So Awesome.

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Since you can edit your posts on Zistle, if you have an issue or make a mistake, you can always edit it after publishing.

EMOJI

Emoji Compilation

We’ve also added emoji support – because – well because why not?! Can anyone truly express themselves without these lovely little icons? Here is an Emoji Cheat Sheet for you to peruse while deciding what truly expresses your mood today.

 

 

Automatically add all duplicates to your Tradelist

We are excited to announce that it is now possible to automatically add all duplicates to your tradelist on Zistle. If you enable this feature, Zistle will add any duplicates currently in your collection to your Tradelist. In addition, anytime you add more than one card to your collection in the future, it will automatically be added to your Tradelist.

This feature is located in settings > trading.

Add dupes to tradelist

You can stop adding all dupes at anytime. However, this will not remove any cards from your tradelist, so please enable this feature with caution.

 

Trading Cards Online: More accurate tradelists including condition and grading

We’re happy to announce some improvements to our online trading system. We’ve added the condition and graded information to all trade proposals. In addition, we’ve made tradelists more functional by allowing you to designate the exact cards that you wish to trade. This should make trading cards online with Zistle more accurate and enable some exciting features in the future.

This is a continuation of the recent improvements to allow condition tracking, adding grading information to cards as well as keeping notes for separate items.

Adding individual cards to your tradelist will work the same as it does now. With one click, you will be able to add those cards to your tradelist. However, if you have more than one card, you will be prompted to indicate exactly which items are are available for trade.

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For example, if you have three of the same card in your collection but you decide that you want to just trade one, not only can you specify that information, now you can choose the exact item that you wish to trade.

When trading, each card will now be listed as an individual line item rather than having a quantity. So if you have more than one of the same item for trade, it will be listed twice.

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Grading and condition information will now appear in the trade explorer and trade proposal flow. If a member has not indicated the condition, you can always ask about it in the message. This is a fairly new feature so it this will be common at first.

Please double check existing trades for accuracy

This is a significant change from our previous system so it is possible that existing trades may need to be adjusted. If you have active trade proposals, please make sure that your trades appear accurate and make any adjustments before completing the trade.

Trade only duplicates coming soon!

What is really exciting is that this change in our trading platform will allow us to deliver one of our most requested features: the ability to trade all duplicates. With one click, you will be able to mark all of your duplicate items for trade – Look for this update soon!

If you want to edit this information right away, you can go to collection, select “cards on my tradelist” and edit your trading information in list view by selecting the trade icon. However, we plan on releasing this feature very soon.

Stats Update: Contributor Weekly Leaders for April

Just a quick post to thank our awesome contributors who continue their awesome work with building the Zistle Library.

A big thanks to hofmichael who has taken the top spot over the last few weeks. In addition, if you haven’t already be sure to say hi to some of our newer members including Biminy, seal006themakreriktheviking01TradingCards4every1clutchcity52, and cherrypicker22.

Weekly Leaders for April 7th to Apr 13th

  1. bdlehman18 – 765,108 points
  2. buckstorecards – 286,245 points
  3. LatentMoths – 271,775 points
  4. hofmichael – 205,528 points
  5. Summertopp – 136,333 points
  6. Chinmusic – 118,975 points
  7. kolektorz – 82,650 points
  8. Rosenort – 65,031 points
  9. cubbyblue34 – 64,804 points
  10. d3x – 46,102 points
  11. jkirst – 28,641 points
  12. chonk34 – 26,866 points
  13. kazi – 26,391 points
  14. BucCollector – 25,954 points
  15. CardMarkets – 24,045 points
  16. tprivitor – 22,100 points
  17. dswanjr – 21,464 points
  18. 1carddawg – 10,927 points
  19. AUTaxMan – 10,429 points
  20. yntatny – 8,326 points

Weekly Leaders from April 14th to April 20th

  1. hofmichael – 919,000 points
  2. buckstorecards – 248,496 points
  3. bdlehman18 – 212,020 points
  4. 1ranger1 – 192,360 points
  5. dswanjr – 112,871 point
  6. Chinmusic – 106,825 points
  7. cubbyblue34 – 62,252 points
  8. Rosenort – 41,938 points
  9. Biminy – 41,794 points
  10. chonk34 – 33,555 points
  11. yntatny – 27,774 points
  12. mkaz80 – 26,639 points
  13. d3x – 24,400 points
  14. seal006 – 23,858 points
  15. clutchcity52 – 21,140 points
  16. bjbernier78 – 19,987 points
  17. BucCollector – 16,740 points
  18. underdogcollector – 15,090 points
  19. 1carddawg – 13,951 points
  20. jesse22 – 11,259 points

Weekly Leaders from April 21st to April 27th

  1. hofmichael – 1,077,700 points
  2. LatentMoths – 557,476 points
  3. dswanjr – 539,551 points
  4. 1ranger1 – 258,679 points
  5. bjbernier78 – 220,406 points
  6. TradingCards4every1 – 138,063 points
  7. cubbyblue34 – 82,827 points
  8. Chinmusic – 75,275 points
  9. Rosenort – 70,115 points
  10. buckstorecards – 50,248 points
  11. themakr – 49,693 points
  12. eriktheviking01 – 48,105 points
  13. jkirst – 45,934 points
  14. BucCollector – 42,485 points
  15. d3x – 36,826 points
  16. clutchcity52 – 30,639 points
  17. kazi – 25,691 points
  18. Biminy – 21,148 points
  19. mkaz80 – 12,736 points
  20. bdlehman18 – 11,257 points
  21. corockies – 10,980 points

Weekly Leaders from April 28th to May 4th

  1. hofmichael – 572,250 points
  2. dswanjr – 302,620 points
  3. LatentMoths – 229,933 points
  4. tprivitor – 192,975 points
  5. 1ranger1 – 126,554 points
  6. Chinmusic – 120,265 points
  7. cubbyblue34 – 114,650 points
  8. Rosenort – 102,912 points
  9. TradingCards4every1 – 80,949 points
  10. themakr – 70,858 points
  11. clutchcity52 – 64,501 points
  12. BucCollector – 59,537 points
  13. yntatny – 50,901 points
  14. bdlehman18 – 47,767 points
  15. eriktheviking01 – 40,268 points
  16. buckstorecards – 28,385 points
  17. Biminy – 26,651 points
  18. cherrypicker22 – 19,988 points
  19. mkaz80 – 19,765 points
  20. d3x – 15,400 points

Collection Management Made Easier: Preview Images in List View

We are excited to announce that we’ve added preview images to list view in Zistle Collect. Having images makes it easier to categorize cards quickly as well as help identify which items in your collection don’t have an image.

As we add more capabilities to our collection management tool, we have had to alter some of the functionality available in the gallery view. List view is really the view for making bulk changes and for editing your collection quickly. However, many of you have told us that images are very central to how you organize your collection and being able to see them quickly is an important aspect of Zistle. So we decided to add a preview image to list view to help make your organizing tasks easier.

Updates to List View in Zistle Collect

 While it is a small change we hope that it will have a big impact in helping you organize your collection more effectively.

Thanks for your support while we continue to improve Zistle’s collection management tools to make it even easier to organize your collection online.

Stats Update: Contributor Weekly Leaders

Hey everyone. We want to say a very belated but very sincere thank you to all of our amazing contributors.

Here are the weekly leaders from the past few weeks. Thanks to everyone for their amazing support, knowledge and dedication to the site.

March 31st – April 6th

  1. buckstorecards - 770,343 points
  2. dswanjr - 336,584 points
  3. hofmichael - 238,925 points
  4. LatentMoths - 221,843 points
  5. BucCollector - 133,215 points
  6. Chinmusic - 119,608 points
  7. CardMarkets - 103,224 points
  8. cubbyblue34 - 95,300 points
  9. tprivitor - 78,975 points
  10. Daddiopops4 - 44,223 points
  11. Rosenort - 23,916 points
  12. d3x - 22,235 points
  13. bdlehman18 - 21,964 points
  14. jesse22 - 10,440 points
  15. kazi - 7,854 points
  16. corockies - 7,655 points
  17. AUTaxMan - 7,347 points
  18. Cubsfan23 - 6,732 points
  19. 1carddawg - 6,291 points
  20. jkirst - 5,885 points

March 24th – March 30th

  1. buckstorecards - 425,920 points
  2. dswanjr - 339,726 points
  3. LatentMoths - 257,125 points
  4. hofmichael - 169,401 points
  5. Chinmusic - 131,413 points
  6. cubbyblue34 - 125,025 points
  7. bdlehman18 - 50,304 points
  8. BucCollector - 50,045 points
  9. AUTaxMan - 44,145 points
  10. chonk34 - 30,127 points
  11. Rosenort - 18,149 points
  12. hiflew - 17,048 points
  13. geddescol - 16,725 points
  14. jkirst - 14,501 points
  15. RedCardboard - 14,200 points
  16. DarkTiger29 - 9,719 points
  17. somethingcreative - 7,729 points
  18. corockies - 7,729 points
  19. Once a Cub - 6,297 points
  20. cebartz - 4,772 points

March 17th  - March 23rd

  1. dswanjr - 776,556 points
  2. FJNo31 - 456,650 points
  3. hofmichael - 207,106 points
  4. tprivitor - 194,140 points
  5. Chinmusic - 170,752 points
  6. LatentMoths - 168,088 points
  7. bdlehman18 - 116,713 points
  8. buckstorecards - 108,357 points
  9. cubbyblue34 - 93,450 points
  10. RedCardboard - 70,122 points
  11. Rosenort - 57,946 points
  12. BucCollector - 30,993 points
  13. AUTaxMan - 29,726 points
  14. jkirst - 28,626 points
  15. geddescol - 28,432 points
  16. chonk34 - 28,203 points
  17. DarkTiger29 - 27,671 points
  18. corockies - 22,226 points
  19. brandonhines - 17,180 points
  20. Once a Cub - 13,672 points
  21. dkrill - 12,354 points

Improved collection tools: track card condition, graded info and individual notes.

We’re excited to announce some new collection tools. These tools allow Zistle members to track graded information and card condition for all cards in their collection. Tracking this information is important to many collectors who are looking to trade, sell, or just keep accurate records of their collections. This is the first step of many new features which will increase the amount of collection data you are able to track using Zistle’s collection tools.

Add card condition and grading information to card in your collection

To add grade information to any card in your collection, simply select the card notes icon in list view.

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A modal window will appear with fields to enter the card condition, who the card was graded by and what grade it received.

EditNotes

If you have multiple cards, you can add this information for each individual card. In addition, you can now save a unique note for each individual card.

For now, this information will just be accessible in collection. In the coming weeks, we will be integrating this information into the trading tool as well as in reports and analytics for Zistle Gold Members.

Deleting cards with notes and additional information

To ensure that your collection data is accurate, you will now have the option of which items you wish to delete from your collection.

Removing items

If you are adding or removing cards that contain card graded information or notes, you will be prompted before deleting to select which items you want removed. If the card that you are removing has no such information, you will not be prompted and we will simply reduce the number of cards in your collection by 1.

It is not possible to bulk remove items that have notes or other information added to them. If you attempt to bulk remove these items, they will simply not be removed and you will receive a warning notification. However, you will still be able to bulk remove items without this information.

Looking ahead – Trading information for Individual Cards

In addition to integrating card grades, condition and notes throughout the Zistle experience, we will also be able to add more tracking capabilities on individual cards. One of the more exciting features is the ability to specify the specific cards you wish to trade. This will enable features such as only adding duplicate cards to your tradelist as well as removing the correct cards from your collection once you complete a trade.

If you have any questions about this feature or need help, contact us at [email protected]

 

Contributor Stats Update

Thanks for your patience in waiting for the contributor stats update. Thanks to all of our awesome members who continue to contribute awesome content to the Zistle Library.

We have had a lot of great feedback on the site update. Thanks to everyone for continuing with adding content while we focused on making sure everything was going smoothly with the architecture.

Congrats to dswanjr for taking the top spot both week.

March 10th-16th

  1. dswanjr - 377,907 points
  2. hofmichael - 311,850 points
  3. bdlehman18 - 244,873 points
  4. LatentMoths - 212,623 points
  5. Chinmusic - 163,696 points
  6. FJNo31 - 118,741 points
  7. Moyni - 96,479 points
  8. cubbyblue34 - 87,750 points
  9. buckstorecards - 75,115 points
  10. Rosenort - 67,747 points
  11. RedCardboard - 62,164 points
  12. tprivitor - 59,500 points
  13. kazi - 29,399 points
  14. Daddiopops4 - 26,433 points
  15. BucCollector - 23,100 points
  16. somethingcreative - 19,036 points
  17. ToppsTradeKing - 9,880 points
  18. corockies - 9,153 points
  19. jkirst - 7,659 points
  20. michio8197 - 7,479 points

March 17th-23rd

  1. dswanjr - 776,556 points
  2. FJNo31 - 456,650 points
  3. hofmichael - 207,106 points
  4. tprivitor - 194,140 points
  5. Chinmusic - 170,752 points
  6. LatentMoths - 168,088 points
  7. bdlehman18 - 116,713 points
  8. buckstorecards - 108,367 points
  9. cubbyblue34 - 93,450 points
  10. RedCardboard - 70,124 points
  11. Rosenort - 57,947 points
  12. BucCollector - 30,993 points
  13. AUTaxMan - 29,726 points
  14. jkirst - 28,675 points
  15. geddescol - 28,432 points
  16. chonk34 - 28,212 points
  17. DarkTiger29 - 27,671 points
  18. corockies - 22,226 points
  19. brandonhines - 17,180 points
  20. Once a Cub - 13,672 points

March Madness Giveaway: Upper Deck UNC Basketball Blaster

UNC Basketball Upper Deck Blaster

 

In honor of March Madness, we are giving away an Upper Deck UNC Basketball Blaster box containing 8 cards per pack and 10 packs per box. The box is sealed and contains a UNC Championship Banner inside.

Unfortunately, this giveaway is for US residents only. Don’t worry Canada, we are working to include you in future giveaways.

All you have to do is like Zistle and our contest post on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Retweet any contest related post.

We’ll announce the winner tomorrow at 7pm. Good luck!

Here are the complete sweepstakes rules.