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HOW TO:Close your classified ads

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As per rule #2 in the rules for posting classified ads ( members are asked to close their own classified ads, when they are no longer available. This includes all( FS/FT/FF/LF/WTB) ads. This helps to keep older/unavailable/inactive ads from being bumped up.
Also the rules state no more than 2 active ads per member, in each classified section. More than that means, your ads may be merged or deleted without notice.

Here's instructions on how to close your own classified ads:

1)Open the classified ad/thread you wish to close. If you look at the top of the thread, above the last post , there is a menu as pictured below

2) click "Administrative" & the drop down menu will give you the "Close Thread" option

3) make sure the "Close Thread" option is checked, then click "Proceed". At that point your thread will automatically be closed & moved to the Classified Archive section.
* Please note: this does not delete the ad, it simply closes it so it cannot be replied to. It will move it to the Classified Archives which they can still be viewed, for whatever reasons you have.

Cheers & good luck with your sales!
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Very nice. Thanks John. With the number of ads being bumped all the time, I can hardly see the threads anymore. Can't wait until Shawn has time to separate the New Classifieds from the New "Threads", as before. :cool:
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Thanks & I couldn't agree more Gary! The daily bumps and bumps in general are dominating the top of the board lately. And bumping an ad just to say "sold or sold, please close" makes no sense when it so easy for the OP to close themselves. I like a good deal as much as the next person but most people are looking in the classified sections anyway, so even if it isn't bumped up for a couple days ...people are going to see them.
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Nice HOW TO thread. Soon we'll have enough to setup a new HOW TO section...
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