How to use Freecycle.org®
HOW TO POST AN OFFER OR A WANTED ON FREECYCLE.ORG®:
Log into http://My.Freecycle.org. Click on My Posts. Click on Make a new post and use the message maker. Click on Make the Post and your message will be posted. For your safety, you are asked to not include your telephone number, email address or home address.
Your email is protected, and only your username is displayed. This prevents phishing and your being targeted for spam. If you include your phone number or address, you do so at your own risk.
Click on Make the post.
HOW TO READ AND REPLY TO OFFER AND WANTED POSTS:
Log into http://my.Freecycle.org. Click on My Groups and click on View the Posts. ADMINs are posted at the top of the message list. ADMINs include information of interest to the entire group. You can select to read OFFERs only, WANTEDs only, or all posts. If you are interested in an item listed, click on the item link. A new page will open with a Reply to this post box. Type in your message and 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 http://My.Freecycle.org and click on the green My Posts tab. When the page opens, click on the button on the right side, Manage. Click on Mark as TAKEN and remove or Mark as RECEIVED and remove to send a message to the group that you 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, you can delete it using the same process. Click on Cancel and Remove. Please do not remove the post until the item has actually been picked up to avoid having to re-post.
HOW TO ORGANIZE THE E-MAILS YOU ARE GETTING:
Your group has a default setting for email delivery. When you join the group, your account will automatically be set for that preference. For example, if the group default is set to receive individual emails, you will begin receiving copies of every post made in your email. You can reset your personal email delivery preferences by signing in to http://my.Freecycle.org, click on My Groups and then click on Change settings. There is an Email preference section with a drop down box. In the drop down list, select your email delivery option. Then click on the green button, Change email preference. Please note, if you choose to receive no emails, you will still receive special notices from the moderators.
HOW TO REMOVE YOUR MEMBERSHIP:
Below are instructions on leaving an individual group and leaving Freecycle.org completely.
Use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every post. or Log in and click the My Groups link at the top right. A screen will appear with all the groups you belong to. Under the group you want to leave, click CHANGE Settings. Click LEAVE this Group.
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CAUTION SEE NOTE BELOW!!
Log in and click My Info under the Freecycle.org link (top right). Click the green Delete Account button. Follow prompts to leave site.
Please note that if you wish to leave Freecycle.org all together, you should leave the local group(s) first, then leave the Network of groups. If you remove your account and do not leave the group(s) first, you will still receive emails from the group(s).
HOW TO CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD, or E-MAIL ADDRESS:
Log into http://my.Freecycle.org and click on the green tab, My Info. Click on the appropriate green button and make the changes.
Remember to click on the prompt to save your changes. If you click on the Delete my Account button, you will no longer be a member of the Freecycle.org site. This action will completely remove you from our system. This is NOT the same as removing yourself from a group. If you accidentally delete your account, but wish to still belong to a local group, you must sign up with a new account.
HOW TO REACH THE MODERATOR:
If you have a question, problem or complaint, click on Contact Moderators at the top of the messages page. A message form will open. Type in your message and click on Send.
HOW TO RECOVER PASSWORD OR USERNAME ON MY FREECYCLE:
Go to http://My.Freecycle.org. Go to the bottom box. Click on the forgotten username form link or forgotten password form Link. Then just follow the prompts and instructions provided. You will receive an email with the information you need. Go to http://My.Freecycle.org and click on the Log In link and type in the recovered information.
HOW DO I JOIN OTHER FREECYCLE GROUPS:
From the Freecycle.org home page, select log in. Enter your Username and Password. Click on the My Groups green tab. In the search box, type in the name of the group you want to join. Click on Find Group. When you reach the search page results, just click on the link to Join the group.
Thank you! Rancho Cucamonga Freecycle Moderators
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