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Re: New Wine Inventory Service (Virtual Cellar)

Postby Ed Draves » Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:00 pm

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Re: New Wine Inventory Service (Virtual Cellar)

Postby OW Holmes » Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:00 pm

Clicking gets a "nobody home" message. Sorry.
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Re: New Wine Inventory Service (Virtual Cellar)

Postby Ed Draves » Thu Jun 08, 2006 7:37 am

when I attempted to register, it told me I could only enter whitespace characters in the nickname field. I could not register as I have no clue what that means.
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Re: New Wine Inventory Service (Virtual Cellar)

Postby Jenise » Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:44 am

DJ,

Welcome to WLDG. And not to be unfriendly, but a folksy "Hey everyone!" from a complete stranger (on these boards, pretty much everyone knows each other) with little detail and a handy link has SPAM written all over it. As a matter of practice, it would usually be better for someone with a sincere desire to to show a product to describe themselves, their product and goals here in a little more detail. Can I ask you to do that now?

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Re: New Wine Inventory Service (Virtual Cellar)

Postby Jenise » Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:08 pm

DJ, that's perfect, just what we needed!

Some questions: What winery in Southern California does your father in law own? And about your inventory system, you said: "The system will take the scores you’ve given to your wines and compare those scores to other users and official scores from sources such as Wine Spectator." From that I deduce that you allow room only for numerical scores in the typical 50-100 pt scale?
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Re: New Wine Inventory Service (Virtual Cellar)

Postby Bill Spohn » Fri Jun 09, 2006 5:00 pm

Couple of comments.

IMHO this system is of much less use than it might be as it doesn't seem to allow archiving of notes. Numerical scores are for insecure amateurs. The ability to add even a line or two of textual commentary would be far more valuable.

Second, my usual objection to ANY web based cellar management system like this.

Go ahead - invest the hours it will take you to enter your cellar data.

Then if

a) the designer/operator loses interest/ walks under a bus

or

b) they suddenly decide to start charging a fee for the formerly free service (or sell to someone that does)

is there a feature that allows you to download all of the program and content to operate the cellar on your own PC?

If not, it is tantamount to laying your naked 'nads in the owner's hand, trusting that his nice smile means he won't squeeze.....Image
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Re: New Wine Inventory Service (Virtual Cellar)

Postby Bill Spohn » Sat Jun 10, 2006 11:13 am

Well answered, sir.

As for me, with more than 4000 bottles I am never likely to find the time to enter my cellar in anything other than the program it is now in. And even if I did, I would not want it viewable by anyone other than me.

I've no interest, for instance, in providing thieves on the internet with a shopping list assuming they could connect my cellar with me and learn my address (not too hard a task these days). I have not delved deeply enough into your system to tell if that would be possible or not.
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