How to Use Freecycle
HOW TO USE THE FREECYCLE WEBSITE
HOW TO POST AN OFFER OR A WANTED: When you log into http://my.freecycle.org, you will see five tabs in the center of the page. Click on the 'My Freecycle' tab and from the "My Post" tab, click on "Make a new post" and use the drop down menu to choose either OFFER or WANTED. Then fill in the lines in the message maker. Click on "Make this Post" and your message will be posted.
HOW TO READ AND REPLY TO OFFER AND WANTED POSTS: Log into your account, hover over the 'My Groups' at the top of the page on the right, go down to your group and click on the name. This will bring up the group pages outlined in orange. You have the choice of three tabs to see All current posts, just Offers or just Wanteds. If you are interested in an item listed, click on the 'show details' link. A new page will open and you type your response in the blank message box. Remember to click on "Send Message."
HOW TO LET PEOPLE KNOW YOUR ITEM HAS BEEN TAKEN, OR YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE ITEM YOU WANTED: Log into My Freecycle and click on the "My Posts" tab. Click on either "Mark as TAKEN" or "Mark as RECEIVED" to send a message to the group that you have rehomed the item or are no longer looking for the item. By clicking on either of these, your original message will "automatically" be removed. If you have posted an item by mistake or your message has been live for a while and you got no replies, you can delete it by clicking on "Remove post from My Freecycle." PLEASE don't remove posts that you have rehomed as the original message will still be'live' on the site until you mark it as taken or received and you'll keep getting emails asking for the item.
HOW TO CHANGE YOUR EMAIL DELIVERY OPTION: You can set your personal email delivery preferences by signing into your account. Click on the “My Freecycle" tab then "My Groups” tab. Click the drop down menu to see the available email delivery options. Please note, if you choose to receive No Emails, you will still receive Admin notices from the moderators as these contain vital information about the site. After choosing your option, please click: “Change delivery option”.
HOW TO CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD, E-MAIL ADDRESS or DELETE YOUR ACCOUNT: Log into your account and click on the "My Freecycle" tab then the "My Info" tab. Click on the appropriate button and make the changes. Remember to click on the prompt to save your changes.
HOW TO POST PHOTOS ON MY FREECYCLE: Log in to your account. At the top right side of the page, hover on "My Freecycle" and select "My Posts."When the page opens, click on the green "My Posts" tab. Click on the "Make a New Post" button. The message maker will open. Choose the dropdown for posting an OFFER. The page will reset. Look for the "if you have a picture of the item, you can upload it" line just above the green button. Use the "browse" button to choose the photo from your computer that you want to upload.
HOW TO REACH THE MODERATORS: If you have a question, problem or complaint you can contact the group Moderators by sending an e-mail to: https://groups.freecycle.org/group/ElkGroveFreecycle/contact_moderators
Please login or sign up to My Freecycle to join this group.