Guidelines for Private/Personal Ads

Got something to offer, sell or exchange? Post a private ad here. Please NO Agents or blatant commercial stuff...it will just get deleted!

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Guidelines for Private/Personal Ads

Postby MOD » Mon May 26, 2008 11:10 pm

Re posted from an original dated 19th April:

From now on any ads posted in this section by those known to have commercial interests in property sales and where the ad is to do with a ‘private property sale’ will not be allowed. If posted, they will be deleted without warning. All others that have been similarly posted historically will also be deleted in due course.

All other Private/Personal Ads will continue to be allowed free of charge (within the bounds of reason) by any poster and they will remain live for a maximum of 3 months from the last post made.

Goods for sale posted by members may have photos of the goods placed in their galleries. However, please DO NOT add a description in the Description box to images of goods for sale as descriptions allow them to automatically enter the Latest Pictures area (where adverts are not permitted). Should this happen they will be deleted. Without descriptions they will be added to the member’s gallery for all to see but bypass the 'Latest Pics' area. Thanks.

Guidelines for making Private/Personal Ads:

Please only submit ONE new post per advert, which in due course you may ‘refresh’ by adding to the existing entry if you have further information to offer etc (other than obviously answering enquiries). Please do NOT ‘bump’ your advert gratuitously, as this will result in early removal at the Mods discretion.

Please note posts in Private/Personal Ads are automatically deleted once left unanswered for 90 days. After 90 days when the advert has expired, you may re advertise as necessary, again following the same guidelines.

This applies to both ‘offered’ and ‘wanted’ type ads.


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Postby MOD » Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:32 pm

Please note that messages posted in the Private/Personal Ads section will no longer be visible in the Latest Forum Posts List.

Other sections that do not appear there for various reasons already include Helping Hands, Chit Chat and My Soap Box.

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Postby MOD » Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:37 pm

We have noticed recently that some members 'Private Ads' pictures are being displayed in the public picture gallery at the bottom of the site. The previously stated rules on this are (and still are):

Private sales posted by ordinary members may have photos of the item placed in their galleries. However, please DO NOT add descriptions to images as descriptions allow them to automatically enter the Latest Pictures area. Should this happen they will be deleted. Without descriptions they will be added to the members gallery for all to see but bypass the 'latest' area.


Any 'Private Ads' pictures that appear in the public gallery therefore will be deleted once they are noticed. By all means add your pictures to your private gallery (without the description field completed) and direct users to look at your private gallery for them.

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Postby MOD » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:32 pm

A 'refresher' on the posting of Private Ads:

Guidelines for making Private/Personal Ads:

Please only submit ONE new post per advert, which in due course you may ‘refresh’ by adding to the existing entry if you have further information to offer etc (other than obviously answering enquiries). Please do NOT ‘bump’ your advert gratuitously OR readvertise the same offer as a new topic, as this will result in early removal at the Mods discretion.

If you have multiple items for sale it would be best if you included all items in one new topic (which you can then update) rather than create multiple topics for each individual item.

Please note posts in Private/Personal Ads are automatically deleted once left unanswered for 90 days. After 90 days when the advert has expired, you may re advertise as necessary, again following the same guidelines.

This applies to both ‘offered’ and ‘wanted’ type ads.


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