Hi Frank :-)
Looks like a nice site, sort of like Craig`s List. But I do have a
suggestion, based on having seen certain initial limits that changed
later, with Craig`s List.
Why not use a field to capture the visitor`s ZIP code?
Then you can have a page that allows someone to enter a place and its city/town and state. Don`t need the whole address.
It`d work like this:
- Vistor arrives, not yet registered.
- Enters ZIP for whatever--their town or some other destination
- Up comes list of currently listed places.
- Vistor can:
- View what`s there
- Add comment
- Create new listing
- To create a listing or Add a comment requires registration, after which the personalized recommendations come into play.
I think Craig`s List was limited in the beginning because it only gave
certain cities. As it grew, it franchised out to other cities, but
those are run by someone with a different mindset, following Craig`s
List guidelines. Even so, it`s still limited to big places.
For your idea, which I think is really cool, why limit it at all?
Suppose I live in BooFoo, North Dakota? I might be the only person
who`s been there, been to a bar, and had a great time. If I can list
it, and put in my review, who knows whether someone else might be on
their way to, or going to college in BooFoo?
Maybe? I can see this as a huge revenue success, as entertainment places try to get listed. :-) Sort of like Michelin`s Guide...