Perhaps we could make the Foodsoft link a page that explains Foodsoft and open source to a wider audience?
That would definitely help.
(the deposit) is included in the price, and part of some calculations (accounting).
I am just wondering what purpose it serves. Is it so that items that require extra labor or storage can be assigned a higher charge?
What is the motivation behind (being able to see what other members have ordered)? Perhaps there are others ways to meet the same need.
No I don’t think it’s a need, or even a want. Don’t make the permissions more fine grained. I love the simplicity. Privacy is also good, and will be more important as we grow.
The idea just comes from the way we are used to doing it. Being a small group, it allowed buyers to coalesce themselves around items so that larger quantities could be bought. People also would plan to pickup each other’s goods if they lived close to one another. These are important issues in our city where distances are so large, traffic is bad and transit is so lacking.
The name limit might actually be introduced to make the screen width managable (can anyone confirm that?). What would you like to see as a limit?
"Kombucha Wonder Drink Kombucha, Essence of Juniper Berry, Spearmint & Lemon, Myrtle, Organic - 3 x 14 ozs.
So 110 characters would be good. I mean, on the one hand, the less parsing I have to do when I’m importing, the better. On the other hand, perhaps this limit gives us incentive to better curate, and neaten the interface. This seems related to another discussion I saw you having about the brand being in the product name. Personally, I think products are products, and brands are brands.
Good idea that keeps popping up now and then. Mind making an issue for it? What about setting a default tolerance that is, say, the square root of the quantity rounded to the lowest whole number (with a maximum of the unit quantity, perhaps). Then people could still make it zero if they really want to, but have a default that would help filling the orders.
Well, it should definitely be on a per product basis.
Finally, there is a function I would kill for. That is, the ability of the system to automatically scale up the package size to the next one up based on demand. For example, people are ordering units from a 5-unit package of grain, and finally there are 25 units ordered. As it is, Foodsoft will generate an order fax asking the supplier for five 5-unit packages. In our case it would be better if instead a 25-unit package were ordered.