What happened to my Ad? I can't find it.
All ads are automatically removed after they have been up for 30 days. So if your item has not sold after 30 days, you will need to create a new ad for it if you want to continue to advertise it in the Classifieds.
If you have entered some text in the Classifieds "search" box and hit "enter" or "return" on your keyboard, only ads containing the entered text will be listed. If your are trying to find one of your ads and you can't find it, check to make sure there is no text in the Classifieds "search" box.
How do I delete or update/edit my Ad?
You can update/edit or delete your Classifieds ads by logging in to the website and going to the Classifieds and click "My Ads". A list of your posted ads will be shown. Just below each one are the links "Update" and "Delete". Click "Update" to edit your ad. Click "Delete" to...well, I think you get the picture.
Can I "Bump" my Ad?
No. This is a 'non-bumping' board and the software will not automatically move your ad to the top if you make a change in your original ad. This was designed that way to give all equal time and reasonably same visibility and duration of an ad. Please do not attempt to circumvent this by deleting your old ad and republishing it as a new ad. If observed or reported that you have done so it will be deleted by the moderator with no warning. An ad drops off at 30 days. Please update your original posted ad if you decide to edit or add/delete information, change a price, or add/delete a picture. Remember to delete your ad if the item is sold.
How can I be notified when new Ads are posted?
In each Classifieds category view, i.e. 356 Cars or 356 Parts/Accessories, there is an RSS button in the upper right. Clicking this will subscribe you to an RSS feed which transmits Ads from this category directly to your web browser's RSS reader. For more information about RSS feeds, click here.
How do I report an inappropriate Ad?
How do I post a new Ad?
To make a post to the Classifieds:
First log in to the website
Please review the Classifieds rules at http://porsche356registry.org/classifieds.html?page=show_rules
Now click the "Classifieds" link at the top of the page
Click "New Ad" in the middle of the page. If you do not see the link, you are not logged in.
Select a category from the "Category" dropdown list
Now you are on the page where you enter the information about the item you are selling.
You need to select either "For Sale" or "Wanted"
You also need to select either "Private Party" or "Vendor"
Then enter an "Ad Title" and enter text describing your item in the large white box.
Below that you must enter a "Location" and a "Price" (for "wanted" ads just enter "0" for price)
Including photos in your ad is also optional. You can upload images or pictures in JPEG/PNG/GIf format with a maximum of 2.5 Megabytes. The Ad system will automatically create thumbnail(s) of the image(s) or picture(s) you upload.
To add a photo, click the first "Browse" button. Find the photo file on your computer and select it. Exactly how you do that depends on what type of computer operating system you have.
You must finish by clicking "Submit" to post your ad.
How do I add photos to my new Ad?
Adding photos to your ad is very easy. At the bottom of the Ad submittal page is a section where you may add up to 6 photos. Go to the first which says "Picture 1" and click the "Browse" button. This will open a browser window on your PC (OK, these instructions are for those with PCs. You Mac guys already know how to upload photos). In this browser widow you should go to the directory on your computer where your photo is located and select the photo and click "Open" on the browser widow. You will then see the path to your photo in the "Picture 1" spot. Add additional photos as needed and when your are finished, click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page.
How do I view only my Ads?
To view only your own Ads you must first login to the Registry website.
Then click the "My Ads" link from the Classifieds section of the website or the "Classified Ads" tab from your Member Profile page.
This will show a list of Ads currently belonging to you.
Note that each Ad will have an "Update" and "Delete" link so that you can either edit one of your ads (change the text, add a photo) or delete one of your ads.
How do I add photos to an Ad of mine that is currently running?
First make sure you are logged in to the website (logn boxes are on the left side of the homepage, enter your username and password and click the "Login" button).
Go to the Classifieds and click "My Ads"
Now you will see the basic information about your ad in a row across the page. If you have more than one ad, you will see all your ads on this page.
Click the "Update" associated with the ad you want to change.
Now you are on a page where you can edit your ad. Scroll down the page to this text:
"You can upload images or pictures in JPEG/PNG/GIf format with a maximum of 2.5 Megabytes.
The Ad system will automatically create thumbnail(s) of the image(s) or picture(s) you upload."
Click the "Browse" button to the right of the box labeled "Picture 1".
A window will open up that shows the files on your computers hard drive. The appearance of this window, and how it works, depends on your computer operating system (Windows or Mac, version number, etc.). This window should be familiar to you. Use it to find the photo file you want to show in your ad, then select the file with the window controls in the usual way. The window should then close.
Now the file name of your photo should be shown in the box labeled "Picture 1".
Now click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page.
How do I search for an Ad?
To search ads for a specific word, go to the Ad category you wish to search and type in the key word you want to search for in the search box. Use the advanced search link to do more complicated searches. If you want to search all ads across categories, click the "All Ads" link and then perform your search.
Do I have to be logged in to contact the Ad owner?
|Yes. You must be logged in to the site in order to view the Ad's contact information.|
Can I also view my Ads from my Member Profile?
Yes, when you are on your Member Profile page you can simply go to the "Ads" tab and it will show all your current Ads.
Are commercial Ads from vendors allowed in the classifieds?
|Yes, provided the ad is for a specific item. The classifieds is not open for general vendor advertisement. All vendor ads (an ad which is affiliated in any way with a commercial business, whether selling or buying), must be posted in the Vendors category. Posting for vendors is currently free and we encourage it. Please do not cross post your ad, i.e. post it in another category in addition to the Vendors category.|
Can I post an Ad for something I have listed on eBay or Craigslist, etc.?
|Yes, you may post ads which are also on another site, whether it be eBay, Craigslist, etc., however they must be placed in the Linked Ads category. Please do not cross post your ad, i.e. post it in another category in addition to the Linked Ads category.|
Can people see my email if I post an Ad?
Your email address is not visible to anyone, although anyone who is logged in can send you a blind email.
"Wanted" ads show up when I search the Classifieds but I only want to see "For Sale" ads in my search results
Use the "Advanced Search" feature so that you can also specify "For Sale" ads only. Click the "Advanced Search" link. Note that on the "Advanced Search" page there is a dropdown menu labeled "For Sale/Wanted?" Select "For Sale". In the "Ad Title" box enter the words you want to search for (you cannot search for words in the ad description text, only in the title text) Now click "Submit" to do your search. No "wanted" ads will show up in the search results.
You may also use the "Sort by" box on the right and sort on "ForSale/Wanted". This will segregate the ads in the list, i.e "Wanted" ads followed by "For Sale" ads.
How do I use the "Advanced Search" function?
|The "Advanced Search" function allows you to be more specific about your search. You can limit your search to a certain ad category, search for a sellers name, search only "For Sale" ads, etc. Give it a try.|
Can I post the same Ad in more than one category?
No, you cannot post duplicate ads for the same item in more than one category. Choose the category that best fits your item and post your ad in that category.