FORUM NOTICE Thread Prefixes for Classified Ads

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  1. Jay Christopherson

    Jay Christopherson sun's out, guns out Site $$ Contributor

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    To resolve some of the ongoing frustration with WTS, WTB, SPF (Sold Pending Funds), etc... in the Classifieds, I setup three thread prefixes. To set one, just select from the drop down when you create a new ad:

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    In addition to clearly showing what type of Ad you are posting, you can filter on prefixes - so, if you only want to see "Selling" ads, you can filter by that prefix. If you want to see "WTB" ads at the top, you can filter/sort by that. And so on...

    I created a couple of test ads in the Guns, Actions, etc... forum to demonstrate. If you already have an ad posted, you should be able to edit your thread and add a prefix.

    Hopefully this helps a bit.
     
  2. Erud

    Erud Site $$ Contributor

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    Good idea, thanks!
     
  3. smoooth

    smoooth Site $$ Contributor

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    Would be really nice if the ad was automatically deleted when the item sold, clicked the sold icon, or if the ad poster deleted their sold ads so everyone else's ads are not being buried by stuff no longer available. Seems ridiculous that sellers bump their ads to say "Sold" but don't delete them. That may be how a certain other forum works, but it is not needed here.
    Obviously multiple product listings in an ad are the exception to the above statement.
     
  4. Tommie

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    Brilliant!
     
  5. Mr.Spradlin

    Mr.Spradlin Site $$ Contributor

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    I once thought the same way till I started selling my mentors shooting estate.
    I will mark an ad SPF or SOLD till the transaction is 100% complete for both buyer and me. That away if there is an issue it can be publicly address if need be in the item thread.
     
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  6. Mr.Spradlin

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    Jay sir the prefix is GREAT

    Thanks for all ya do.

    Donation sent
     
  7. hoz53

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    I cant figure out how it works?
     
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    Nice. Thanks Jay!
     
  9. Pheasanthunter

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    How do you add to a thread already posted I tried edit but not seeing how to add selling .thanks
     
  10. Pheasanthunter

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    How do you add to a thread already posted I tried edit but not seeing how to add selling .thanks
     
  11. Jay Christopherson

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    you should be able to edit your ad and then edit the subject (like if you were going to add SPF or something to it). On the left side, you should see a field that says "thread prefix" and if you click on it, you'll see the dropdown that lets you pick a tag.
     
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  12. Jay Christopherson

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    It only works in the classifieds...
     
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  13. bobinpa

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    Great idea Jay......Thank you!
     
  14. snert

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    sweet idea
     
  15. hoz53

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    OK that was simple. Thanks
     
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    Is it possible to show these buttons on the classified ads right sidebar?

    Now that folks are using the button instead of the standard naming convention, all of the ones on the right(preview) bar are missing this information.
     
  18. 22DASHER

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    Now if only it could be made a classified thread requirement when starting a thread it would be even better
     
  19. Zebragun

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    Looks good. Thanks.
     
  20. JohnKielly

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    Love it! Now this Aussie can see & ignore the sale posts easily......when the buggers use it!

    Bless you.
     

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