speckytecky (14th May 2013)
As some of you may be aware my bike was stolen way back at the start of the year, having been a victim of petty crime several times and the police being their typical uninterested selves I've ended up with a couple of sites that look at combating the problem...
Would love any feedback on them...
I have Stolen-Bikes.co.uk
Essentially a bike register, people go online, enter details about their stolen bike then it gets published through various channels in the hope that someone might come into contact with it.
Then there's Find That Bike (replacing Bike Finder in the new year)
This combines adverts from the big two classified providers (eBay and Gumtree), allowing victims of bike theft to search all from one place. We also offer email alerts so it makes things much easier to keep an eye out for a specific bike.
As I say any feedback/comments on either is much appreciated I'm really looking for ideas on how to expand either service, I've also setup social media accounts to if you've be kind enough to follow/plus/like you'd make me very happy.
Last edited by mossj88; 30th November 2012 at 12:32 PM.
speckytecky (14th May 2013)
Just had a look at the help page. Not sure if it helps but I found these issues:
It couldn’t be easier to report your bike stolen but heres a quick step by step
or here is.
Click the “Post a Stolen Bike Report” button in the top right
No such button
Thats it! your report will go live instantly and anyone who has subscribed to our feeds will be notified.
That's it! Your report...
If your bikes found don’t forget to log back in and pause your report from the account dashboard.
If your bike has been found
If your bike's been found
For more help check the blog regularly or contact us on our main facebook or twitter pages.
mossj88 (6th December 2012)
Stolen bikes has have bad header, the rest is ok
Mashing up the posts with Google maps would be more visual.
Why "report your stolen bike" in one place and " report your bike stolen" in another?
"pause your report from the account dashboard" - doesn't make any sense to me?
Last edited by witch; 21st December 2012 at 09:02 PM.
Most of the above is fixed (apart from the Google Map, which I could do but it worries me)....
Got a new site now if anyone wants to cast a critical eye over it - Check That Bike
If your buying a used bike, you whack in the frame number and presto chango it will tell you if there's a record of it being stolen on the big three registers.
Last edited by mossj88; 13th May 2013 at 08:18 PM.
One thing that comes to mind is integrating your websites together (although remaining separate), such as a bike frame number on checkthatbike.co.uk which comes back as stolen should offer to create a post on stolen-bikes in a 'Recover' section or something, where a buyer of stolen bike can get the bike back to the owner and work together with the police to get the buyers money back. ..That sort of thing!
Nice site but i've spotted two issues...
1 - Entering no frame number shouldn't actually search, it currently shows up as stolen!
2 - you have a cross site scripting vulnerability... click me (it's safe to click that, it just shows an alert).
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