Search Options

I added a new search option today, for people that are registered. Remember that registering is free, and you can place ads for free as well. We appreciate those who choose to purchase premium ads, but you can place ads without any fee as well. Sign in, and see the option to set a maximum price on your search. You can search the Christmas category for gifts under $5, and you can search the car categories for vehicles under $10,000, as well as lots of other possibilities.

I’ve gotten positive feedback from the quotes that were added to the site recently. Quite a few of the quotes are from the works of Ayn Rand. Many people seem to recognize Ayn Rand’s work, but for those who do not, she was a Russian immigrant to the US at the age of about 21. She was outspoken against Communism, and believed strongly in individual rights.

I often get emailed reports when something fails to work properly. I appreciate those, and I regret that I don’t always have time to acknowledge them individually. Many thanks to those who take the time.
Thanks,
Chris

New Ad Types

Today we added the first new ad types in a number of years. The new types are ‘For Trade’ for people with something to trade and ‘Want in Trade’ for people looking for an item for which they would like to trade. Happy bartering folks!

Thanks,
Chris

Updates to the site

This week saw the release of our top rated ads and searches. You can see the ads viewed the most frequently, and the searches most frequently run since the top of the hour. Also the guidelines page has not only been brought up to date, but is now tied in with the categories such that the guidelines page will update automatically with changes to our listed categories.

Thanks,
Chris

Thumbnails and Thumbnails

Today we rolled out the newest feature for paid ads, thumbnails. Now on searches and category listings you can have a thumbnail instead of the traditional *pic* marker. To accomplish this, you need only submit a picture with your ad, and choose some paid enhancement. It doesn’t matter which one, bold for 75 cents, highlighted for $1, or a featured ad for $10 will all score you a thumbnail.

You must upload an image with your ad to get the thumbnail. Remotely hosted images do not trigger a thumbnail. Currently there is a bug where if you change the image via editting the ad, the thumbnail will default back to *pic*.

In other news…. I posted an ad for a piece of furniture recently, and someone replied to it asking me if I wanted to sell home interior cr*p. No. I don’t. If you ever email me back, I’ll consider removing the block from your account. Thanks for playing.

Thanks,
Chris

Edit Bug Fixed

Earlier this morning I fixed a bug that was preventing some people from editting their free ads. If you tried to edit an ad and encountered an error message stating that you were over your limit of free ads for that category, please see if it doesn’t just work now.
Thanks,
Chris

Bug Fix

The paid ad / thumbnail / edit bug mentioned previously is patched, not fixed. If you change the picture in a paid ad, the thumbnail will revert back to a *pic* tag for a while, and then eventually it will change back to the thumbnail. Might take the better part of a day. I’ll fix it right soon.
Thanks,
Chris

More Categories

More Categories

In the last week we’ve added a few more categories. ‘Halloween’ is temporary, just for the duration of the holiday. The automotive section was broken up into actual vehicles, and a new group for parts, with a ‘Car Audio’ and an ‘Automotive Tools’ categories added in for good measure. Paintballers and RC fanatics both have their own categories now. There seems to be a constant stream of those things, and not really a good place to put them until now. We also added a ‘Medical Equipment and Supplies’ category. Tech Support assures me that there is a demand for it.

I’m finally getting a few tomatoes out of the garden, just in time for frost around the corner. We’ve got a ‘Local Produce’ section for those who have a surplus, or those like me who came up short in the garden this year. It’s time to get things winterized now that the kids are back in school. Happy Birthday to my boy, he turned 9 this past week!
Thanks,
Chris