Looking For ...

Under Construction. Categories are currently being set up.

Looking For ... is yet one more try at helping people find products and services they are looking for. While the business directory on NicaPlaza seemed like the right idea, in a land were word-of-mouth is the norm, trying to get businesses to list themselves clearly was not working.

Here the idea is to use on-line word-of-mouth much like we have done on NL for ages. The major change is to make it easier to find things than searching older posts.

This area (which is actually called a book) consists of pages, sub-pages and comments. It also uses two sets of tags—one for location, and one for a product keyword. The first tag specifies the department (or departments) where the business is located. The second is what is called a free tag meaning you can just add a new one rather than selecting from a list.

Is this the right answer? No idea. Today, consider it an experiment. It will likely evolve, hopefully into something that really does work. The way it is being done right now is somewhat constrained by what will fit into the current (Drupal) framework.

The Hierarchy

This is like the introduction to the book. At the bottom of this page you will see the top-level Table of Contents. Each entry is like a chapter in a book. For example, one such chapter is Food.

Within each chapter there can be any number of sections and sub-sections. For example, Food is currently divided into Regular grocery items, Ethnic grocery and Recipes. It may make sense to further divide up the sections. For example, Recipes might be divided into Main dish, Side dish, Beverage and Dessert.

At the lowest level, we then have the actual question. For example, someone might want a recipe for Gallo Pinto. Comments added to that entry would then be various Gallo Pinto recipes.

Asking for Something

The most common usage case is someone looking for/asking for something. First, check and see if there is already what you need. Search in general plus using the Buscando "tag cloud" will help you do that.

If you don't find what you want, create a new page in the appropriate place in the hierarchy and state your question. Use the tags as well as the title to make it easy for someone to locate your entry and, most important, answer it.

Answering

If you have an answer to a question, just add it as a comment to the question page. If it is a pointer to a specific business, put the business name in the title.

If someone has answered with a specific business (let's say, a car repair place) and you have something to add related to this business (a good or bad experience, or information such as the business has moved) add it as a comment under the business comment.

Confused?

That may have sounded like too many rules. Well, the better you do at following them, the more useful the information will be. The best suggestion is to look at what has been done already. It will help you figure out how things word.

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Used Lap Top Computers

playaroca.com As you well know, salt and electronics don't do well together. At Playa Roca Beach Hotel, Las Penitas-Leon, we are "ON THE BEACH" so get massive amounts of ocean breezes that inundates our appliances and computers. Since we have Wi-Fi here our computers are exposed all the time to salt and corrosion, thus they go bye-bye fairly quickly. We are looking for "cheap" useable lap tops, used mostly for email, not big time computing or downloads, etc. Usually 6 months and they are "toast", so "cheap" is the key word. We could probably use one desk top that doesn't have to be mobile into the bar/restaurant or rooms. Again, old and used is fine. http://www.playaroca.com http://bit.ly/4Ujkk david cardin on facebook!

Boogie Boards and "Long Boards" AND "Leashes" for both!

playaroca.com Surfing is GREAT here in front of Playa Roca Beach Hotel, BUT the amount of people learning the sport tend to break the boards rather frequently. We patch them up and they are "dinged" or "snapped" PDQ.. Boogie boards are also very popular water toys, but they get beat up pretty good also. They also tend to get broken and are hard to repair. We have also witnessed that some people will disappear with the leashes, especially the surf boards. A board without a leash is hard to rent. With so many "rookies" wanting to learn to surf we are looking for more "long" boards for them to learn on. Most of the boards we have bought are smaller boards that people sell because of the airlines "prohibitive" baggage fee's, up to $150 each way. WOW! But most of these boards are either too expensive or too professionally "short". So, as you see, we need "things", but also not anything with a high price tag, as they aren't for personal use and have "short" shelve lives here, ha-ha! http://www.playaroca.com http://bit.ly/4Ujkk david cardin on facebook!

Commercial Ice Machine (Not for wholesale)

playaroca.com Playa Roca Beach Hotel, Las Penitas-Leon Looking for an ice machine. By time we get ice from Leon it is melted and then melts even further in the freezer into new "blocks" of ice. We open the freezer too often to keep it frozen properly (200 times a day on weekends) Need an ice machine that is separate than our freezer type items i.e. ice cream, etc. Don't need one big enough that makes enough to "SELL", but would consider anything cost effective. dave@playaroca.com

I need an ice machine

playaroca.com Here in Las Penitas-Leon at the Playa Roca Beach Hotel we use a lot of ice. We get it in Leon and costs a fortune. By time we buy it and truck it to our little resort 10% has melted and what we get into the freezer melts into everything else and becomes a ice brick. Leon has no ice machines that I can find. If any one knows where one is reasonable please let me know.

I need an ice machine

playaroca.com Here in Las Penitas-Leon at the Playa Roca Beach Hotel we use a lot of ice. We get it in Leon and costs a fortune. By time we buy it and truck it to our little resort 10% has melted and what we get into the freezer melts into everything else and becomes a ice brick. Leon has no ice machines that I can find. If any one knows where one is reasonable please let me know.