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Old 09-04-2008, 01:42 PM   #1
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  • Complete your post. Click "submit reply" to mount the text of your message - photos will automatically appear at the bottom of your post.
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Old 09-04-2008, 10:15 PM   #8
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How to load a classified ad

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  • Click on the classifieds tab - you may be prompted to log in again.
  • Click "place an ad" in the upper right hand corner
  • Select the appropriate text in the choice window (item to sell or buy) and then hit submit.
  • Select the classifieds section appropriate for your item e.g. vintage, newer or parts and hit submit.
  • Enter all text in the ad editor boxes and upload photos (if you have them). Photos are size limited. Be sure that they are 450 x 600 pixels or smaller and no larger than 80K.
  • When you are finished hit submit
You should see your ad post immediately.

To manage your ad: When logged in viewing your ad, hover your cursor over 'Product Options' at the upper right corner of the ad. A menu will drop down. The 'Edit Ad' option allows full revision by you, including changing photos. You may delete the ad by scrolling to the bottom of the edit window.

Once your item has sold: Under 'Product Options, choose 'Sold It!' The ad will drop off 2 days after you make this change.
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How to edit a classifieds ad

Log on to the forums and then make sure that you are also logged into the classifieds section.

If adding images, please make sure that they fall within the size limits noted here.

To edit your ad:
  • Open the ad.
  • Hover your cursor over 'Product Options' at the upper right corner of your ad. A menu will drop down. Select 'Edit Ad' from that menu.
  • Edit your text or modify photos as you wish, and then be sure to scroll down & 'Save changes' when you are done.

If you have sold your item or want to have the ad removed, click on sold. The item will show as being sold and then be automatically deleted after 2 days.

If you need your ad deleted right away, please let us know which ad and we can delete it for you.
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Classifieds & Cyber-Awareness

Never post personal information in an ad, such as your email address or phone number. In addition to having your personal info harvested by spambots, you run the risk of being contacted by someone with criminal intent. People rightly may contact you via a comment at your ad or sending an email using the 'Contact Seller' link at your ad. Your email address is not disclosed to them until you reply to a 'Contact Seller' email.

The responsibility of completing the transaction is yours. Please remember to treat a potential buyer as a total stranger. Exercise the same wariness over payment method as you would with an anonymous responder to a newpaper classified. Be wary of a distant buyer who sends a shipper to pick up your item unless they pay you well in advance and your bank informs you that the check cleared (can take 2-3 weeks). You should never be talked into paying the shipper; this is a sign of cashier check fraud.

Cash is safest! Consider taking the buyer and any personal check, certified check or cashier check to your bank during lobby hours -- and RELY on the bank's opinion whether that payment method appears reliable.
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If you click on a members name next to a post and select “View Public Profile” it will take you to the member’s profile page. Click on the “Contact Info” tab and you have several options depending on what types of messages the member has chosen to accept.

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Blogs are intended for journaling, travelogues and commentary but not for asking informational questions or engaging others in discussion. If you have a question, please post it to one of the forum topic ares.

To start a blog click on the blog tab and then use the options on the left side tool bar to get started. Blogs are editable and you can load images into you blog. Other members may leave comments about your blog posting so check back periodically. A blog is a great way to document a trip or restoration!

Saving blog entry in draft form ... and how to finalize

You may save unfinished blog posts by clicking 'Save Draft' in the blog entry window. To complete the post follow steps 1, 2 & 3 in the next image. Finish writing your blog entry or add images. And then scroll down to 'Miscellaneous Options' and change the Publish Status to 'Publish Now' (step 4 in second image below). Click 'Save Changes.'
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Customising your account, subscriptions

You can change various settings in your member account. To access your account, click "user CP" on the upper navbar.

From the left side menu in your user control panel, you can add a signature, upload an avatar (the picture beside a post), change your account information and your forum interface. After any change, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and click 'save'.

One of the features of our forum is the ability to receive e-mail updates of new posts to a thread you may be interested in. You can opt for no e-mail, instant e-mail, daily or weekly. If you have elected to receive e-mail, make sure you have a valid e-mail address listed in your account profile. your e-mail address will not be publicly viewable and we do not sell or share member information.


Here is a link for an RSS feed for classifieds http://www.airstreamclassifieds.com/....php?type=RSS2
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As a service to our members, we maintain a rally calendar and any member may add an event to this calendar - FREE! To access the calendar, click 'rally calendar' on the upper nav bar. You may edit your event as needed.

We also offer free ads for rallies of interest to Airstreamers. We can even design an ad for you - just ask and site moderator for an assist with an ad. A rally ad will substantially raise awareness of your event - we all want to go camping!
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