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ADMIN: Reminder about using the new Freecycle site

Hello, everyone, and thank you for joining us at the new location.

So far the feedback is overwhelmingly positive, people like the tabs for sorting and more reliable search function. The new site makes moderating much less time consuming and after nearly 10 years of working with Yahoo this is a real joy.

Here is a friendly reminder to mark your offered items as TAKEN after you have passed your item on to the next person. The beauty about the new site is that items marked TAKEN are immediately removed from OFFER section. Posts will remain for 30 days otherwise. Any items in the OFFER list are presumed still open; by not marking items TAKEN you are wasting respondents time and your own when it comes to unnecessary emails.

I have already received an "inappropriate post" alert on a message because the item was given away, but the OFFER was still posted. This is not an appropriate use of the flagging system and I would prefer if members would reserve that for truly inappropriate posts. I also don't want the moderators to begin fielding email complaints from users because an OFFER post should have been removed. We must be patient until everyone is experienced enough and familiar with the workings of the new site and this sort of thing will become rare.

Long story short: if you posted an offer be sure to mark it as TAKEN as soon as it's gone.

Thank you for your time. -Molly the mod

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