This panel contains information about all registered users (Logged in or not). It also allows you to manage the On Behalf bidders list.
For the user information part, refer to the "Participants" panel above.  

1- 136 registered users: total number of registered users.
2- On Behalf bidders list: this list contains the login names that will be used to make On Behalf bids. To add a new name, specify it in the input field below the list(# 3) and press the Enter key. To delete a name from the list, click it and press the "Del" key.
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1- 4 participants: total number of logged in Internet bidders.
2- 2 guests: total number of logged in Internet bidders that are not approved to bid. The letter "G" at the right of the username signify that the bidder is a guest. "{username}" have login without registering.
3- This check box Freeze: is used to copy the dynamic list of participants in order to change values like the bidder status(see # 7), the credit limit and the paddle number. On check, the label "Freeze" and the contain of the list become blue to notify that the clerk is in the freeze mode. Note that bidders that login or logout will not be contained in the freezed list. Un checking the box will return the list into a dynamic mode.
4- List of participants: this list contains all the participants that are currently logged in for the auction. Each list item is made of the login name, the status indicator, the state code, the country code, the last name and the first name. For the state code or country code, "00" means that the user specified a name which was not part of the standard list. 

The possible status indicators are: 

  • "G" Guest,  the user can login to the auction but can't place any bids.
  • "I" Ignore, the user can't even login to the auction. This status is used only in the "All Users" panel since he/she can't be part of the logged in bidder's list.
  • "P" Pending, this is the same as Guest except that when the user registered he/she specified all the required information for approval by the auctioneer.
  • A blank character in that position means that the user is Approved for bidding.
5- Find: if you want to search the logged in user's list for some words, you first specify the type of search using the drop down list, you then type in the searched words in the input field(# 6) to its right and press the Enter key. The types of search are: Any fields, Login name, Email and Name.
7- Ignore, Guest and Approved: these 3 radio buttons are used to change the bidder's status. The changes will take effect immediately. If you change the status of a user to Ignore, that user will receive a popup message informing him/her that he/she should contact the auctioneer and he/she will be logged out. This does not cancel previous bids by this user. If the status is changed from Approved to Guest, the user will now be prevented from bidding, this does not cancel previous bids. If the status is changed from Guest to Approved, the user will now be allowed to bid.
8- Login name of the selected user, it is displayed at the top left of the userís information list.
9- Information list: contains information about the selected user. Any unspecified data is represented by the name of the data followed by a "?".
10- Bids report button: clicking this button opens a browser window with information about all bids made by this user. If no bids were made an alert pops up.
11- Credit limit: input field is used to change the credit limit of a bidder. If a bidder is declared the winner on a lot and has gone over his credit limit, a pop up will open with his credit limit, total purchases, exceeded amount and 3 choices of action. 
1- Accept the sale 
2- Cancel the sale 
3- Cancel the and make the bidder a GUEST
NOTE: only few auction houses use this feature.
12- Total purchases: is the total amount purchases by a selected bidder.
13- Paddle#: input field is used to change the paddle# of a selected bidder.
14- Messages button: clicking this button will open a small window in order to edit the list of messages.
15- List of messages: clicking on a message in this list makes it appear in the input field below. To delete a message from the list and from data base, select it and press the Del key.
Messages that start with a "+" will be sent automatically via a pop up when the bidder login.
Messages that start with a "." will be part of a set of messages that are sent on click of the message button located in the panel Selling Ring( see # 14 )
16- Input field for message to send: Type in the message you wish to send or click on a message in the list of messages.
17- Add button: clicking this button adds the message contained in the input field to the "list of messages".
Send followed by 3 radio buttons: 
  • Standard: the message will appear in the bidderís left panel below the asking amount. If this panel is not visible the message will pop up. This panel is visible only when there is a lot being auctioned, it's invisible when the auction has not yet started or is finished.
  • Pop Up: the message will appear in a pop up window.
  • Need response: the message will appear in a pop up window containing an input field. The bidder will use that field to reply to you.
18- Permanent radio button: on click a pop up window will open with 3 inputs zones. 2 input fields on the left and 1 list on the right. The content of the 2 left fields will be displayed in the bottom left pane of the bidder applet. The content of the list will be displayed in the bottom right list of the bidder applet.
19 and 22- "All Users", "All Bidders for current lot", "User selected above" clicking one of these buttons will send the message contained in the input field. 
  • All Users: all logged in users will receive the message.
  • All Bidders for the current lot: all logged in users that placed a bid for the current lot being auctioned will receive the message. Obviously the On Site bidders and the On Behalf bidders can't receive messages.
  • User selected above: only the user selected in the user list will receive the message.
20- Logout All Guest Bidders button: clicking this button will pop up a message box that will ask a confirmation. A message like ex:"Sorry, we do not accept unapproved bidders at this time" must be present in the input field(# 16) before the action is taken.
21- Disable Future Guest Login check box: checking this box will pop up a message box that will ask a confirmation in order to reject unapproved bidders. A message like ex:"Sorry, we do not accept unapproved bidders at this time" must be present in the input field(# 16) before the action is taken.
22- See #19
 
 
 
   
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