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Offline Photoelectric

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CAVEAT EMPTORThis post is a continuously-updated compilation of member- and vendor-run group buys that are currently open for orders.  If you see one that we have missed, please reply to this post with a link and a brief description.

- Use the "WATCH" option for this thread if you'd like to see it in your "Watched" thread list when new information is added. -

Please also have a look at the Artisan Services and Vendor Forums (individual subforums and the general sections below them).





MEMBER GROUP BUYS
(These can be found mostly on the first page of this subforum.)

All listings updated 2017/11/13


KEYBOARDS


Butterfly 60% Case
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94122.0
Closes on 3/27/2018
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Omnikey/Fullsize PCB
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94449.0
Closes on 3/14/2018
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KEYCAPS


GMK 60's Happy Life
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94291.0
Closes on 3/31/2018
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OTHER


Nexus Alps Slider/Housing/Stabilizer Inserts
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94500.0
Closes on 3/26/2018
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VENDOR GROUP BUYS
(Some listed in the Vendor Forums section of the Marketplace)

KEYBOARDS


Rama M6-A
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=92459
Closes on 2017/11/27
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ELEMENTO X zFrontier Fr87
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94140.0
Closes on 3/17/2018
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TKC1800
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94381.0
Closes on ???
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GRAY COD67
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94251.0
Closes on 3/18/2018
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KEYCAPS


GMK Fishbed
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94443.0
Closes on 4/3/2018
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SA By The Sea
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94038.0
Closes on 3/20/2018
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ESPECTRO 96
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94080.0
Closes on 3/20/2018
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OTHER






MASSDROP

Others from the Mechanical Keyboards Community on Massdrop:
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/cat/8/mechanical-keyboards?mode=guest_open







OTHER OFF-SITE GROUP BUYS AND PRE-ORDERS
(CAVEAT EMPTOR.  This is a list of other group buys and pre-orders that do not have a dedicated thread on GeekHack and do not come from a Vendor.)

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zFrontier
https://en.zfrontier.com/


[Pre-Order] Ultimate Hacking Keyboard via Crowd Supply
https://www.crowdsupply.com/ugl/ultimate-hacking-keyboard
Status: Funded and open for pre-orders
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If you notice that a group buy that is still open for orders is missing from this list, please add it in your reply to this thread.  It will be reviewed and added to the list.  After your recommendation is added to the list, your post will be removed to keep this a brief one-page summary.
« Last Edit: Thu, 01 May 2014, 15:27:22 by Photoelectric »
- Keyboards: LZ-GH (Jailhouse Blues)M65-a, MIRA SE, E8-V1, MOON TKL, CA66
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Re: ***Currently Running Group Buys and Vendor Group Buys - a compilation***
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 30 October 2014, 10:59:51 »
'sounds good to me. We'll post a bump when the list is updated. :thumb:


Note to others editing this list: please delete the old bump before posting the new bump to keep things orderly.

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Yet another hidden gem on intelli78's blog Keychatter, he's got this really cool GB tracker. Might be a nice complement to this thread :)

http://www.keychatter.com/mechanical-keyboard-group-buy-tracker/
Please check out TactileZine.com!

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There are GB that are not taking orders anymore; because, they are in the fulfilling phase already. These links are not too useful for those looking for opportunities to get new things, that make most of the visitors to this thread; therefore, it would be good to remove them from the list, or place them into a category that informs that the GBs are not taking orders anymore. Having them along with the GB that are actively taking orders reduce the usefulness of this thread; people interested have to navigate to the reference just to find that the GB orders have been closed.

I don't think it's an issue. It's not a long list, and new stuff is shown by the tag. Maybe more tags for 'taking orders' or 'invoicing' or 'shipping'? I don't think it's an issue for them to still be in the list.


Exactly: is not an issue; but, it could be an useful future to have the GBs classified, or with the tag added, that sounds great as well.

Thanks for pointing that out. :thumb: I've pruned the list of GBs that aren't taking orders.  Not sure if we'll add tags for invoicing and shipping since we want to keep this just for the GBs that are taking orders.  Should we add the ordering end dates though?


Keep it as simple as possible. You do more than enough by keeping this thread updated, already. Thank you very much.

End dates could be added at the time the link is registered in the list, and it will be required only once. But, of course, it is up to you. Again, we appreciate the hard work you are already doing in the benefit of the community.

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Hi there infiniti and photoelectric and anyone else who updates this.

I use this program to update my Interest Check Tracker.

CPTBadAss suggested that you might find it useful. If you can't understand my hastily written documentation, just shoot me a PM.

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Re: ***Currently Running Group Buys and Vendor Group Buys - a compilation***
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 08 August 2016, 11:33:17 »
This thread is useless.  Delete it.  I've missed two group buys by wasting my time checking this.

You might want to consider setting the Group Buy subforum to "Notify", in order to be made aware of any and all group buy threads that are created. 

Or perhaps take all the time you've wasted reading this single thread and scan the subforum for new group buys instead.

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 23 March 2017, 01:38:23 »
Pardon the delay but UPDATED!

Anyway, we're experimenting with a new section: OTHER OFF-SITE GROUP BUYS AND PRE-ORDERS.  This is for group buys and pre-orders that do not have a dedicated thread on GeekHack and do not come from a Vendor.  It's meant just to make the list more exhaustive to avoid the risk of missing out. :p

Let me know what you think. :cool:

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 19 October 2017, 21:25:28 »
Updated with all non-vendor & vendor buys + pictures :)

I have my own spreadsheet I'm going to be keeping updated with all buys ran through GH (that have been active since today onwards). I'll keep posting new ones here too? ;D

Wow, thanks!  :thumb: 

If you're keeping a spreadsheet on your own anyway, maybe I could add a link to it in the OP assuming it's Google Sheets?  That way all your updates will be visible right away.

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 20 October 2017, 07:44:54 »
Updated with all non-vendor & vendor buys + pictures :)

I have my own spreadsheet I'm going to be keeping updated with all buys ran through GH (that have been active since today onwards). I'll keep posting new ones here too? ;D

Wow, thanks!  :thumb: 

If you're keeping a spreadsheet on your own anyway, maybe I could add a link to it in the OP assuming it's Google Sheets?  That way all your updates will be visible right away.

mod edit: [link removed]

Not going to go through every page and collect info, so it'll just be any that get bumped ;D

P.S. The Lets Split case is repeated in the OP.
« Last Edit: Mon, 30 July 2018, 21:20:52 by trizkut »

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 20 October 2017, 08:14:40 »
Thank you for sharing your work, it looks great with auto-filters.



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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 20 October 2017, 08:14:45 »
[snip]

Not going to go through every page and collect info, so it'll just be any that get bumped ;D

P.S. The Lets Split case is repeated in the OP.

Awesome, added the link - thanks!  :-*
« Last Edit: Mon, 30 July 2018, 21:21:08 by trizkut »

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 28 January 2018, 22:29:31 »
Sorry for the lack of consistency :'(

Took a break late November and then never got back into it. I have ~100 to catch up on tomorrow and will update it then :p
« Last Edit: Sun, 28 January 2018, 22:33:31 by xondat »

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 29 January 2018, 14:25:32 »
Sorry for the lack of consistency :'(

Took a break late November and then never got back into it. I have ~100 to catch up on tomorrow and will update it then :p

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 24 February 2018, 09:06:22 »
I suggest to delete the content in the OP and let the spreadsheet be the single source for reference. The huge work it takes is well appreciated and there is no need to invest any additional effort editing the text of the post here.

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 10 August 2018, 09:36:00 »
What happened to the spreadsheet? I check it every other month and now it's gone.

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 10 August 2018, 09:37:29 »
What happened to the spreadsheet? I check it every other month and now it's gone.

I couldn't update it consistently, and people would get upset it wasn't up to date, so I stopped completely.

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 10 August 2018, 20:41:01 »
What happened to the spreadsheet? I check it every other month and now it's gone.

I couldn't update it consistently, and people would get upset it wasn't up to date, so I stopped completely.

I'll miss it, but I can only imagine how much work it must have been to maintain.  Thanks for doing it for as long as you did!

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 05 November 2018, 14:17:04 »
TheVan Keyboards is doing a dark-mode Light Cycle with Blue and Red:
https://thevankeyboards.com/collections/catalog/products/light-cycle
The front page has a really nice teaser video.  Open till end of November GMK 125 Keys

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 05 November 2018, 15:51:49 »
TheVan Keyboards is doing a dark-mode Light Cycle with Blue and Red:
https://thevankeyboards.com/collections/catalog/products/light-cycle
The front page has a really nice teaser video.  Open till end of November GMK 125 Keys

Thanks for the link. It made me super happy :)
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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 05 November 2018, 18:12:35 »
TheVan Keyboards is doing a dark-mode Light Cycle with Blue and Red:
https://thevankeyboards.com/collections/catalog/products/light-cycle
The front page has a really nice teaser video.  Open till end of November GMK 125 Keys

No international this time? Bummer.

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 10 April 2019, 23:04:31 »
Anyone know of any compact 1800 layout GB starting soon?

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 11 April 2019, 14:35:58 »
...Is this thread still needed?  Info is out of date, and not even remotely useful.

Or is the new 'rule' just post new gb's here?

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 14 April 2019, 00:33:41 »
Yeah I honestly don't understand why this is here if it isn't going to be updated. Don't get me wrong, this would be pretty awesome to have as a reference for group-buys in the works though!

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 14 April 2019, 10:37:15 »
It takes a lot of work, and people were variously volunteering to do it in the past.  No one is currently, although if someone is going to volunteer their time, that's great.  Otherwise, it will stay for posterity's sake, and drift down the history.  As it was until someone posted to it again.

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 23 April 2019, 10:50:52 »
Why not using a standard formating for GB and make a hook to parse all the posts in this section? It would be usefull for everyone. I can do a POC for this if needed.

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 24 April 2019, 13:29:54 »
Why not using a standard formating for GB and make a hook to parse all the posts in this section? It would be usefull for everyone. I can do a POC for this if needed.

Issue would be updating the status.  Not sure how often folks are updating their post titles to say 'open' 'closed', etc.

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 25 April 2019, 08:04:33 »
Why not using a standard formating for GB and make a hook to parse all the posts in this section? It would be usefull for everyone. I can do a POC for this if needed.

Issue would be updating the status.  Not sure how often folks are updating their post titles to say 'open' 'closed', etc.

Sure but by making this we may have to force a format for posts to be properly parsed.

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 25 April 2019, 10:59:02 »
Why not using a standard formating for GB and make a hook to parse all the posts in this section? It would be usefull for everyone. I can do a POC for this if needed.

Issue would be updating the status.  Not sure how often folks are updating their post titles to say 'open' 'closed', etc.

Sure but by making this we may have to force a format for posts to be properly parsed.

It would be in a [GB] thread starter's best interest to do whatever it takes to add their [GB] to this list.  Or if access is an issue, maybe it could be part of the moderator's approval process...

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 26 April 2019, 08:52:28 »
My tip: I do an advanced search on all posts by the mod user "Signature" with the word "approved". It's not foolproof though. E.g. he didn't actually approve the Metropolis GB

If he did consistently "approved" all GBs, then perhaps there'd be a way of pinning the search. Bit hacky, admittedly
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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 28 April 2019, 04:15:28 »
Here is a proposal we've working on with some folks.

https://github.com/zekth/Keebs-GB

Your thoughts ?
« Last Edit: Sun, 28 April 2019, 04:54:27 by zekth »

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 28 April 2019, 11:12:21 »
Here is a proposal we've working on with some folks.

https://github.com/zekth/Keebs-GB

Your thoughts ?

It might just be easier to make a Reddit dedicated to group buys and interest checks and just use their flair system for easy filtering, even if the only purpose of a post there is to link to a group buy page I think it would be significantly easier for people to navigate. This would also be way easier for gb hosts to manage than a forced format

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 30 April 2019, 12:14:55 »
Here is a proposal we've working on with some folks.

https://github.com/zekth/Keebs-GB

Your thoughts ?

It might just be easier to make a Reddit dedicated to group buys and interest checks and just use their flair system for easy filtering, even if the only purpose of a post there is to link to a group buy page I think it would be significantly easier for people to navigate. This would also be way easier for gb hosts to manage than a forced format

No way i'll be involved into any reddit stuff. What ever let's throw this in garbage.

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 30 April 2019, 19:48:45 »
Here is a proposal we've working on with some folks.

https://github.com/zekth/Keebs-GB

Your thoughts ?
I can’t contribute anything except that I would like this... would be nice to have an active directory where I can easily see all available group buys


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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 05 May 2019, 20:58:50 »
Here is a proposal we've working on with some folks.

https://github.com/zekth/Keebs-GB

Your thoughts ?

dd.mm.yyyy
or
yyyymmdd


mm/dd/yyyy would be only US...


if this would be a serious format why don't you just have any GB added to that repo via json?

pull request on groupbuys.json and have a historical snapshot of all group buys that can be used in any sort of system:

Code: [Select]
[
{
"name": "My Group By",
"author": "somename",
"start": "20190506", // or actual ts but this might be easier
"end": "20190606",
"link": "https://www.geekhack.com/index.php?main-link-optional",
"form": "https://google.form/optional",
"links": {
"geekhack": "https://www.geekhack.com/index.php?main-link-or-other",
"reddit": "https://www.reddit.com/also-a-link"
},
"contact": {
"discord": "https://discord.gg/123",
"reddit": "redditusername",
"geekhack": "geekhackusername",
"email": "support@email.com"
}
}
]

just add another object to the array and do a pull request. done. free database of all current and past group buys ;)
« Last Edit: Mon, 06 May 2019, 10:52:54 by homerowco »

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 06 May 2019, 00:27:12 »
Here is a proposal we've working on with some folks.

https://github.com/zekth/Keebs-GB

Your thoughts ?

dd.mm.yyyy
or
yyyymmdd


mm/dd/yyyy would be only US...


if this would be a serious format why don't you just have any GB added to that repo via json?

pull request on groupbuys.json and have a historical snapshot of all group buys that can be used in any sort of system:

Code: [Select]
[
{
"name": "My Group By",
"author": "homerowco",
"start": "20190506", // or actual ts but this might be easier
"end": "20190606",
"link": "https://www.geekhack.com/index.php?main-link-optional",
"form": "https://google.form/optional",
"links": {
"geekhack": "https://www.geekhack.com/index.php?main-link-or-other",
"reddit": "https://www.reddit.com/also-a-link"
},
"contact": {
"discord": "https://discord.gg/123",
"reddit": "homerowco",
"geekhack": "homerowco",
"email": "support@homerow.co"
}
}
]

just add another object to the array and do a pull request. done. free database of all current and past group buys ;)
any time format is going to be preferential unless you just go with ISO UTC standard, i. e. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601

And to that, it would be good to have the time also.  I do like the fact of talking about it from a data-centric standpoint where the data is stored in a specified format at a specified location, however.

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 06 May 2019, 12:44:04 »
I agree with you. About the format i'm french and i've adopted the US format because most of the format and ressources on keebs community are US. But yes using ISO is good too.

Using PR on a github repo is a problem because not all of us are developers or even git afficionados that's why i haven't purpose this. It would be definitely easier! About your model homerowco i agree with it, but we have to make a tool to generate this unless people wont use it.

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #38 on: Mon, 06 May 2019, 13:20:56 »
I agree with you. About the format i'm french and i've adopted the US format because most of the format and ressources on keebs community are US. But yes using ISO is good too.

Using PR on a github repo is a problem because not all of us are developers or even git afficionados that's why i haven't purpose this. It would be definitely easier! About your model homerowco i agree with it, but we have to make a tool to generate this unless people wont use it.

Separate the tools from the data.  Just concentrate on the data format, and having it in the same place.  That's the problem that we have now- the data is tied into the tools (various online platforms).  Having them in one place that's easy to access and consistent should be the MVP of any project like this, or else you're just creating an N+1th standard (relevant https://xkcd.com/927/)

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #39 on: Mon, 06 May 2019, 14:51:43 »
mmmm right. About what homerowco purposed i'm a bit concerned with the data format. For the rest it's LGTM for me.

Storing it as a JSON file in GitHub and give people the snippet to parse it as JSON using curl or whatever is a good start so. Maybe i can write a cli to write this file easily for the beginning.

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #40 on: Mon, 06 May 2019, 15:07:30 »
mmmm right. About what homerowco purposed i'm a bit concerned with the data format. For the rest it's LGTM for me.

Storing it as a JSON file in GitHub and give people the snippet to parse it as JSON using curl or whatever is a good start so. Maybe i can write a cli to write this file easily for the beginning.
Why concerned?  It's just data.  And just store it as JSON.  The part about the pull request is just to add a piece of data, right?  Not getting where that's any difference?  Just arriving at a standard accepted format, which is just details.

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #41 on: Mon, 06 May 2019, 15:15:19 »
mmmm right. About what homerowco purposed i'm a bit concerned with the data format. For the rest it's LGTM for me.

Storing it as a JSON file in GitHub and give people the snippet to parse it as JSON using curl or whatever is a good start so. Maybe i can write a cli to write this file easily for the beginning.
Why concerned?  It's just data.  And just store it as JSON.  The part about the pull request is just to add a piece of data, right?  Not getting where that's any difference?  Just arriving at a standard accepted format, which is just details.

Used to have some issues with international apps manipulating dates. But if we use ISO it's not a problem so.

PR part is to add data. I'll update the git so.

Offline zekth

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #42 on: Mon, 06 May 2019, 15:46:36 »
Update the git and added CI for further PR. See : https://github.com/zekth/Keebs-GB

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« Reply #43 on: Thu, 09 May 2019, 11:17:13 »
@zekth I had an idea - perhaps add a JavaScript file that reads the latest JSON data and converts it to RSS format. Then a build script could generate the rss file. Or maybe use a git wiki page to render the json
« Last Edit: Thu, 09 May 2019, 11:21:17 by peteAllen »

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« Reply #44 on: Thu, 09 May 2019, 13:25:38 »
I agree with you. About the format i'm french and i've adopted the US format because most of the format and ressources on keebs community are US. But yes using ISO is good too.

Using PR on a github repo is a problem because not all of us are developers or even git afficionados that's why i haven't purpose this. It would be definitely easier! About your model homerowco i agree with it, but we have to make a tool to generate this unless people wont use it.

git has a in place editor... just need an account and a 3 step instruction or a simple video.

sign up > edit file > commit & create pull request

done :)

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« Reply #45 on: Thu, 09 May 2019, 13:28:10 »
mmmm right. About what homerowco purposed i'm a bit concerned with the data format. For the rest it's LGTM for me.

Storing it as a JSON file in GitHub and give people the snippet to parse it as JSON using curl or whatever is a good start so. Maybe i can write a cli to write this file easily for the beginning.
Why concerned?  It's just data.  And just store it as JSON.  The part about the pull request is just to add a piece of data, right?  Not getting where that's any difference?  Just arriving at a standard accepted format, which is just details.

youre doing pull requests, you can always just change whats submitted.

give an example url where to pull data like https://www.unixtimestamp.com


dont worry too much, just get it running ;)

register a company github.com/mechmarketdata/groupbuys and add me: homerowco and we get it going... 99% of getting something built is doing the first step :D
Used to have some issues with international apps manipulating dates. But if we use ISO it's not a problem so.

PR part is to add data. I'll update the git so.

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 09 May 2019, 13:29:33 »
@zekth I had an idea - perhaps add a JavaScript file that reads the latest JSON data and converts it to RSS format. Then a build script could generate the rss file. Or maybe use a git wiki page to render the json

you could also just parse the json...

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« Reply #47 on: Thu, 09 May 2019, 13:30:09 »
Update the git and added CI for further PR. See : https://github.com/zekth/Keebs-GB

dont use complex date formats - have people use this: https://www.unixtimestamp.com

and done ;)


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« Reply #48 on: Sat, 11 May 2019, 10:48:05 »
Updated the repository and the format. https://github.com/keebdata/groupbuys
Will do a bunch of examples for parsing it in different languages

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Re: *** LIST OF CURRENTLY RUNNING COMMUNITY AND VENDOR GROUP BUYS ***
« Reply #49 on: Sat, 11 May 2019, 16:15:35 »
Update the git and added CI for further PR. See : https://github.com/zekth/Keebs-GB

dont use complex date formats - have people use this: https://www.unixtimestamp.com

and done ;)

Well, done until January 19, 2038.