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#982390 --- 02/20/09 12:25 PM Classified Type Postings
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Hello Pet Forum users!

We are going to begin deleting all classified type pet posting on this forum and direct you to make these posts at our free classified section instead (http://classifieds.fingerlakes1.com).

We appreciate that you are trying to find good homes for these animals in need, however, we have created a venue for these types of requests at our classified section. If we allow classified type ads on this forum it could create a bigger problem for us throughout these forums where the no classified listing rule is strictly enforced.

I should note that your forum login will not work at any other part of our website, including the classifieds. To post a classified you will need an FL1 Membership Account which can be registered for free here:

http://members.fingerlakes1.com/signup.php

Thanks for your cooperation!

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#982403 --- 02/20/09 12:39 PM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: FL1 Staff]
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Would it be permissible for them to say only, "I have a listing in the free FL1 classifieds.", and nothing in addition to that?
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#982439 --- 02/20/09 02:04 PM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: VM Smith]
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Originally Posted By: VM Smith
Would it be permissible for them to say only, "I have a listing in the free FL1 classifieds.", and nothing in addition to that?


yes.

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#982496 --- 02/20/09 03:27 PM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: FL1 Mod 2]
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and then could the ad be deleted after a home has been found?
I have looked at some of the ads and some are like forever old.
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#982992 --- 02/21/09 06:19 PM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: reilley]
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just go in and update the ad....although a delete feature would be nice
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#983024 --- 02/21/09 07:22 PM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: Z Genius Lusifer]
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Originally Posted By: Z Genius Lusifer
just go in and update the ad....although a delete feature would be nice



There is a delete feature. The person placing the ad has to delete it, however.


Edited by Festus! (02/21/09 07:23 PM)

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#984054 --- 02/23/09 07:28 PM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: FL1 Staff]
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Can we still post our fundrasiers here?
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#984067 --- 02/23/09 08:10 PM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: flbuldog]
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Why is the VFW Christmas Dinner Different. Are you telling me that this year you will pull my post?

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#984291 --- 02/24/09 08:13 AM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: Repair]
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It's real confusing trying to understand why SOME "ads" are OK and others are not.

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#984382 --- 02/24/09 10:58 AM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: ]
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Plus there has been an ad for quite a while on someone advertising a SPAGHETTI dinner, though they were unable to spell it.

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#1031771 --- 05/31/09 07:53 PM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: sassyone]
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Makes ya wonder how people can miss spell so much on computers now.All they have to do is click Spell Check!
lol

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#1032064 --- 06/01/09 10:35 AM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: bustamill]
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"All they have to do is click Spell Check!"

LOL.If they do use it, then they don't misspell "misspell".
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#1032197 --- 06/01/09 06:46 PM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: VM Smith]
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lmao..ok ok...got the point..
I thought it didnt look right as one word.Maybe spell check isnt always right? haha

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#1032200 --- 06/01/09 06:50 PM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: bustamill]
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actually..spell check didn't say that spelling it with two words was wrong..lol
I just checked again. So anyway..I'll blame it on spell check..haha

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#1037558 --- 06/13/09 02:42 PM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: bustamill]
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It will tell you if you've misspelled "miss" or "spell", but it won't tell you a thing when you make two words out of one. LOL, checkers usually tell me that I've misspelled my own last name; I don't completely trust them.
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#1055469 --- 07/24/09 06:35 AM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: VM Smith]
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I wouldn't be the fabulous, outstanding person I am today if it wasn't for my google spelchek. \:D
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#1056493 --- 07/26/09 09:44 AM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: VM Smith]
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Originally Posted By: VM Smith
It will tell you if you've misspelled "miss" or "spell", but it won't tell you a thing when you make two words out of one. LOL, checkers usually tell me that I've misspelled my own last name; I don't completely trust them.


Google does.
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#1060481 --- 08/05/09 08:49 AM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: The Mask]
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Can we talk about missing animals?
Someone took in my tiger and refuses to give her back. I miss her so much.
I never let her out, but she got out during my fire. (TG)
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#1089611 --- 10/16/09 07:42 AM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: FL1 Staff]
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Originally Posted By: FL1 Staff
Hello Pet Forum users!

We are going to begin deleting all classified type pet posting on this forum and direct you to make these posts at our free classified section instead (http://classifieds.fingerlakes1.com).

We appreciate that you are trying to find good homes for these animals in need, however, we have created a venue for these types of requests at our classified section. If we allow classified type ads on this forum it could create a bigger problem for us throughout these forums where the no classified listing rule is strictly enforced.

I should note that your forum login will not work at any other part of our website, including the classifieds. To post a classified you will need an FL1 Membership Account which can be registered for free here:

http://members.fingerlakes1.com/signup.php

Thanks for your cooperation!

Jim with all due respect I feel an exception should be made for pets. I understand, and appreciate the difficulty in allowing one type of "classified" to be allowed on the forums and not another. The ambiguity will I'm certain create some confusion, and anger some posters.
But I have also seen threads started in the last month or two for BBQ's, carwashes and other fundraisers that have been allowed to stay. The ambiguity is to me already in place. Without absolute diligence by yourself and the Mod Squad to remove EVERY one of them these threads will "slip through the cracks" occasionally, thus exacerbating the very problem you're trying to solve.

Without having access to real numbers I would venture a guess that a great many forum posters do not also have a FL1 account for posting on the classifieds, nor do they read them. I myself do view them, but it's frustrating as ads stay on there forever. Case in point there is still an ad on there for the carp derby which was June 14th.

The people who care enough to foster pets need help immediately in finding forever homes for these animals, and frankly the classifieds won't get it done in a timely manner.

Just MY 2 pennies. \:\)

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#1089665 --- 10/16/09 09:40 AM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: RedGreen]
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I agree. I think charity events and organizations trying to find help and/or homes for pets should be an exception. The thread discussing the Labrador that was surrendered to ASPCA is not the same as someone putting an ad on here selling Labrador Retreivers for hundreds of dollars that they purposefully bred. Big difference.

Could you allow one representative from Bev's and one rep from ASPCA (and other shelters/agencies in the counties covered in this forum) to have a thread and only post within their respective thread that they start? For example, they could title their thread "Adoptable pets from Beverly's" or "Adoptable pets currently at the ASPCA".

If you are allowing posts about fire department's having charity events or other organization asking for help in the county forums then you should allow the pet charities some leniency in finding homes for these unwanted pets in this forum. It brings awareness that little classified ads will not.

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#1089713 --- 10/16/09 11:15 AM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: FL1 Staff]
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Sorry to be a PITA, but I thought PETS AND ANIMALS meant PETS AND ANIMALS.

I am doing an incredible amount of work right now for freaking nothing but the personal satisfaction I might add which is a stretch in itself and it seemed easier and less time consuming to me to post in PETS AND ANIMALS..

The classifieds suck, JMO... I'll post our available animals in the blog from now on and just refer to it.

Sheer pettiness. I'm sure there was a complaint about fairness or whatever.. don't even get me started on whats fair and what isn't...
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#1089716 --- 10/16/09 11:23 AM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: flbuldog]
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Better lock up my Kris and Peekachu threads too! not appropriate and might not be fair to someone! OMG

In fact I will just delete them OK? those dogs have been here a year... HEAVEN FREAKING FORBID I do anything to try and get them in a proper home locally.

nevermind... no delete feature available now.. please delete them for me Mr. MOD... thanks!




Edited by flbuldog (10/16/09 11:25 AM)
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#1089747 --- 10/16/09 12:45 PM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: flbuldog]
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A year or better ago a poster was talking about a rescue she had made of a Chihuahua named Chico. I wasn't on here looking for a dog but when I read about him great things happened. I had a customer who in that last year had lost a loved dog, his wife and then another loved dog, leaving him alone. I automatically thought of him and guess what, they're the perfect match and so happy with each other. I would have never been able to do that if some of these threads weren't here.

I also have been eyeing the one about the lab. Again, I have a customer whos loved golden has cancer and won't be around much longer. I was thinking what a great thing it would be to get them together but I'm afraid with the way its all happeneing they're not ready. I know they would be perfect for each other.

So maybe we could leave the ones that have to do with rescues and the ones where people may be actually advertising for profit could be deleted.

Just a thought.
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#1089759 --- 10/16/09 01:10 PM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: Carerinoa]
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Good ideas Carerinoa.. \:\) common sense does not run rampant in the county apparently.

I'm also getting the dogs up on the blog since I am feeling pushed to do it... spent a hour I don't have fighting with the format... sigh. Got one dog up anyway...


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#1090760 --- 10/19/09 09:30 AM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: FL1 Staff]
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Dear Mod Person....
With all due respect, the classified ads here on FL1 leave a bit to be desired. Some are months old! Take a look at the pet scetion today...there is one looking for a pet sitter for June and July!!! Come on!
Not allowing "Classified type ads" in the pet section IMHO is not a good move as many people do not look in the classified section just for the reason I have stated.
Seriously, you should reconsider the decision and allow postings of that nature back in the pet section. More people look there and the postings are kept up to date, AND most importantly...the animals are more likely to find homes and or the help needed.
Thanks for your time and any help you might have.


Edited by Roadtrip2nowhere (10/19/09 09:33 AM)
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#1094229 --- 10/26/09 02:18 PM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: Roadtrip2nowhere]
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I agree with RedGreen. Give us a break! By the way, where did the articles go that you used to put at the bottom of the home page? Are they in classified now? I'm changing my homepage, going to try MPN for awhile. Sorry, maybe I'm not supposed to name the competition. Oops!

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#1094239 --- 10/26/09 02:53 PM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: Hope and Faith]
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"By the way, where did the articles go that you used to put at the bottom of the home page? Are they in classified now?"

Open your eyes. They're at the top of the home page. Click "get local".
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#1094529 --- 10/27/09 09:35 AM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: VM Smith]
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Hey smitty, "Open your eyes." They are not there!

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#1094531 --- 10/27/09 09:44 AM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: Hope and Faith]
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Where it says Top Stories there are three links, click 'FLinks'
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#1094611 --- 10/27/09 01:10 PM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: VM Smith]
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You didn't say what type of articles you were talking about, and I'd forgotten what, exactly, was at the bottom of the page, but I do know that everything that was on the page is still available from it; you just have to open your eyes and look around.
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#1227538 --- 10/19/10 07:58 PM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: VM Smith]
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I personally believe that pets are not for the classified that if you have a forum called Pets & Animals then we should be able to post anything in here about them

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#1227964 --- 10/21/10 06:57 AM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: katie_marie_91]
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The owner disagrees.
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#1260764 --- 03/15/11 03:37 PM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: Animal Lover]
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ahahahahahaha...Animal Love
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#1272735 --- 05/02/11 01:45 PM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: Harleybobb]
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I agree that posts about pets looking for homes and foster care should be able to stay, not the ones selling the animals for a profit tho(and I don't mean shelters, they do good work). It's hard enough to find a good home for your pet if you can no longer keep them for a good reason. I also agree that the classifieds on FL1 are way outdated, I know because I read them, well, I use to until they were never updated. Just my opinion. Thanks!
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#1308106 --- 11/16/11 02:58 PM Re: Classified Type Postings [Re: dottiehuckle]
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do the Mods ever get on here and discuss this?
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