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Postby Crash Gordon on Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:55 pm

OK, well I've been playing a little with MySQL again today having built up a couple of months worth of good data from PB. One thing I really want to be able to do is to remove or isolate any properties that have been delisted from Rightmove - otherwise any analysis is tainted by older entries.

Because PB only indexes changes, I can't see any way to remove delisted entries from my exports - unless I'm missing something completely. If I cleared my PB files every time, and loaded each dataset into a new table, then I could compare and remove any delisted properties. But if I did that, then PB would not be able to do the job BH intended it for, ie displaying changes. Obviously I could view the changes on the database, but then I wouldn't get all the joy of seeing a nicely highlighted 15k drop ;)

Is there any chance of getting PB to acknowledge each entry with a "Last Seen On" date BH? I guess that would add a little overhead but it would certainly help with analysis?
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Re: Delisted Properties on Rightmove

Postby PropertyAnalyser on Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:07 am

Crash Gordon wrote:...Is there any chance of getting PB to acknowledge each entry with a "Last Seen On" date BH? I guess that would add a little overhead but it would certainly help with analysis?


"Last Seen On" is one of the things that has been added to the in-development (beta) version of the PB toolbar.

I hope BH doesn't mind me saying this, but as a beta tester, I can say the new (beta) version adds several significant improvements over the current release version, but still has a couple of little issues that BH is working hard to fix.

Hopefully it won't be too long before the issues are ironed out and it is released to the public.

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Re: Delisted Properties on Rightmove

Postby Crash Gordon on Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:37 pm

Thanks for the reply PA - and if there's any need for another beta tester (shameless ploy to try and get my hands on it early ;) ) I'd be more than happy to help out - you can't blame a guy for trying ;)
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Re: Delisted Properties on Rightmove

Postby PropertyAnalyser on Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:53 pm

Crash Gordon wrote:Thanks for the reply PA - and if there's any need for another beta tester (shameless ploy to try and get my hands on it early ;) ) I'd be more than happy to help out - you can't blame a guy for trying ;)


I don't know if BH needs any more testers, but you could send him a private message to find out. Like you say, you can't blame a guy for trying!

I've got the beta version installed on 4 different firefox installs all collecting different data it is quite a lot to keep track of, but my insane over-use of the plug-in has highlighted a few minor issues :D

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Re: Delisted Properties on Rightmove

Postby Crash Gordon on Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:24 pm

Thanks PA - I've sent BeerHunter a pm, but I know he's got a pretty full compliment of beta testers, so I'll probably just have to be patient ;)
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Re: Delisted Properties on Rightmove

Postby abbicory on Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:05 am

It would also be useful if Rightmove had an 'ignore' function so that I don't have to keep a running mental list of all the properties I've already looked at but discounted. Sometimes I forget why I didn't like them and so I have another look and invariably come to the same conclusion as I did the last three times I looked at them.
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Re: Delisted Properties on Rightmove

Postby Beerhunter on Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:21 pm

abbicory wrote:It would also be useful if Rightmove had an 'ignore' function so that I don't have to keep a running mental list of all the properties I've already looked at but discounted. Sometimes I forget why I didn't like them and so I have another look and invariably come to the same conclusion as I did the last three times I looked at them.


You've just given me a brilliant idea for a new feature.... does what you want plus a bit more :D
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