Ever since we soft-launched Auction Central in early November, the site has been buzzing with excitement!
Auction Central is exactly what it sounds like — a place to put items up for auction and/or to bid on them. So far, we have used Auction Central to put well over 700 adoptable WebRing Communities (rings) back in the hands of dedicated WebRing members.
How to Use Auction Central
Currently, using Auction Central is exceptionally easy. All you have to do is visit the homepage and start searching for rings you might like to adopt. When you find a ring you can afford*, bid on it.
* Use your WebRing Activity Points (AP) to bid. To earn more AP, simply go use WebRing; your points will update nightly.
How to Track Your Bid
Go to your My Account page, and you'll find you have an "Auctions" tab. Click it to check your bid's status. If it says you've been outbid, click the "Auction Title" to go and up your bid. Of course, you can also bookmark your bid pages.
So Much More to Explore
With so much member enthusiasm, we posted many Auction Central-related articles on the WebRing blog. Here are three you won't want to miss:
The Future of Auction Central Is Yours!
Although we are the sole "sellers" at this time, Auction Central is set to open up for general membership use. That's right! This is just the beginning. Early in 2009, you will be able to put up your own items and services for auction.
Since we are developing Auction Central with you in mind, we encourage you to let us know what you think; what you would like to put up for auction; and what features you would like added — firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you visited Auction Central?