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What does the color of a Classified Ad's Header Text Mean?

Started by roger832, 06/28/2018 05:50PM
Posted 06/28/2018 05:50PM Opening Post
I finally dropped the $15 necessary to derive anything regarding useful functionality out of the classified ads on this site. However, the classified ads user interface is a bit confusing. What do the different colors for each listing represent? New, unsold, sold, seen, etc?

Also, is there any way to (easily) identify an item that's been sold? 

Thanks for any pointers.
Posted 06/28/2018 08:56PM #1
Thanks, I would not have guessed that. 
Posted 10/16/2019 09:07PM #2
I also recently joined and I have the same question...
Posted 10/16/2019 10:15PM | Edited 10/16/2019 10:25PM #3
Welcome to AM.....all of you new guys smile

I am just a member like you but I have been around for over a decade.....

Besides the yearly base membership $15 fee that lets you use the site there are also supporter options.....about 5 or 6 levels as I recall. Each level of supporter which ads functionalities such as getting ads by instant email for categories you are interested in and for different time periods.....1 month, 3 months, 6 months etc.....each will colorize/highlight your own ad headers a specific color depending on the support level you chose to donate. The ads you see that have different colors merely indicate the seller is also a supporter at some level.

You guys would benefit from just clicking on stuff to see what it does or shows.

If an ad is not marked sold then normally it should be available default you do not see ads that have been marked as sold by the seller. When viewing ads in a specific category if you want to see sold ads as well look at the header of the page and you will see " Include Sold/Found Items: Y N" chose the YES and click the GO button and the ad listings will show sold items as well with a GREEN sold flag on them.

Note also: if you post an ad it will show in the listings when viewing the category you posted it in for a certain time period but keeps moving down as new ads are posted.....when that time period is reached it is not removed and is still there and active. You control the age of the ads that you can see yourself.....that function is also in the header like the sold vs not sold....You can also set a permanent default on how old the ads are you are shown on your Account page.

Hope this was helpful......

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