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Classified real estate ad removed

Started by n5ama, 07/31/2018 03:08PM
Posted 07/31/2018 03:08PM | Edited 07/31/2018 03:08PM Opening Post
I placed a real estate ad in April. It ran until early July and for some reason was removed. 
Is there a term limit for ads?

Thanks for any help.
Tom

Shuttleview Observatory Pie Town, NM
RCOS 16" Paramount ME
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Posted 07/31/2018 05:32PM | Edited 07/31/2018 05:36PM #1
Originally Posted by Thomas Smith
I placed a real estate ad in April. It ran until early July and for some reason was removed. 
Is there a term limit for ads?

Thanks for any help.
Tom

Hi Tom.....

The site defaults to listing ads for the last XX number of days. I don't recall what the number actually is but it is less than the age of your ad. I think the default is 60 days. Its still there.....I looked it up on your profile then I went to the AstroNOT real estate section of the classifieds and note the circled items in the screen capture below. Once I set it to display the last 120 days your ad was visible. You can extend the date range on the fly from 90 days to up to a year when viewing any of the categories. You can also go to your account settings and permanently extend the date range as well for all categories....

I also made the mistake of trying to find it in the "Observatories" section where ads like yours are usually found as I didn't catch it at 1st that it was in the AstroNOT section.....lol

But it is there and still active.....It might be a good idea to repost it though since like you many do not play with the settings at the top of the listings and don't see ads that are older than the default date range.

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Posted 08/01/2018 02:13AM #2
Hi Greg,
Thanks for the great reply. I've used Astromart mainly for purchases and wasn't familiar with the options related to real estate ads. I appreciate you making me aware of these. I did look at observatories but didn't find many ads that had real estate with observatories included. In my case I think the land and it's location is the more important part of what I was selling.

I'll take your advise and post the ad again, this time paying more attention to the options.

Thanks again for your help,
Tom  

Shuttleview Observatory Pie Town, NM
RCOS 16" Paramount ME
Starmaster 18" f4.2
Stellarvue 80
AP Starfire 5" f8
10" f4.5 homebrew Newtonian
Posted 08/01/2018 04:19PM #3
I guess I'm not quite there on relisting my ad. It won't allow me to copy and paste the ad text so I attempted to link my home page to the text part of the ad. I'm trying to keep from retyping the entire ad text. 

I'm retired so I guess I have the time to retype it, I'm just lazy.  :<wink

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RCOS 16" Paramount ME
Starmaster 18" f4.2
Stellarvue 80
AP Starfire 5" f8
10" f4.5 homebrew Newtonian
Posted 08/01/2018 05:29PM #4
Originally Posted by Thomas Smith
I guess I'm not quite there on relisting my ad. It won't allow me to copy and paste the ad text so I attempted to link my home page to the text part of the ad. I'm trying to keep from retyping the entire ad text. 

I'm retired so I guess I have the time to retype it, I'm just lazy.  :<wink

I know I used to do that before the software upgrade without issue. I also know that I can copy and paste to the forums same as before but I have not tried it for ads yet.....though I cant think of a reason it shouldn't work.

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Posted 08/01/2018 06:40PM #5
Yeah, they let you type the ad manually, a URL link or a image. I couldn't get the URL to work.

Well, I finally gave up on the ad text and just manually requested viewers to PM me for additional information. 
I guess I need to step into the 21 century but it seems to me that a copy and paste option wouldn't be
all that difficult to program into the new software.

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10" f4.5 homebrew Newtonian
Posted 08/02/2018 05:01PM #6
Originally Posted by Thomas Smith
Yeah, they let you type the ad manually, a URL link or a image. I couldn't get the URL to work.

Well, I finally gave up on the ad text and just manually requested viewers to PM me for additional information. 
I guess I need to step into the 21 century but it seems to me that a copy and paste option wouldn't be
all that difficult to program into the new software.
Hi Thomas,

I use a Mac and by using command + C (copy) and command + V (paste) and I can copy/paste from one ad to another. It would be ctrl + C and ctrl + V on on a windows PC, I bet that works.

Keith
Posted 08/06/2018 12:30AM #7
Hi Keith,
You were spot on with the control "C" control "V" recommendation! Thanks a bunch. 

I went so far as to set up a .com site for myself and use the URL but it didn't work.

I really appreciate you taking the time to help bring a old timer into the 21th century.

Thanks again,
Tom

Shuttleview Observatory Pie Town, NM
RCOS 16" Paramount ME
Starmaster 18" f4.2
Stellarvue 80
AP Starfire 5" f8
10" f4.5 homebrew Newtonian
Posted 08/07/2018 01:14AM #8
Originally Posted by Thomas Smith
Hi Keith,
You were spot on with the control "C" control "V" recommendation! Thanks a bunch. 

I went so far as to set up a .com site for myself and use the URL but it didn't work.

I really appreciate you taking the time to help bring a old timer into the 21th century.

Thanks again,
Tom
Tom,

Glad it worked for for you. Your very welcome, us "old timers" have to look out for each other because no-one else is going to.

I'm about 3 hours south of your observatory in Pie Town, if you're ever in the area give me a shout a I'll buy you a glass of wine.

Keith
Posted 08/07/2018 03:48AM #9
Originally Posted by Keith Fredrickson

Tom,

Glad it worked for for you. Your very welcome, us "old timers" have to look out for each other because no-one else is going to.

I'm about 3 hours south of your observatory in Pie Town, if you're ever in the area give me a shout a I'll buy you a glass of wine.

Keith
I plan on being in the area the first week in September.  I’d like to take you up on the wine. Where are you located?

We are having a star party in the Pie Town area Oct 5-7 and I’ll also be there for that. It would be great if you could attend. I have a observatory overlooking the star party site and would enjoy your company during the event. 

Tom

Shuttleview Observatory Pie Town, NM
RCOS 16" Paramount ME
Starmaster 18" f4.2
Stellarvue 80
AP Starfire 5" f8
10" f4.5 homebrew Newtonian