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Account Registration

In order to post to the free classified sections of the OnlineHobbyist communities, you have to be a registered site user. To register please go to http://onlinehobbyist.com/myaccount/register.php


General Information

Why didn't my post show up?

Your post most likely did not show up, because your browser did not reload the page, it simply pulled it out of cache. Please reload the page in your browser and it should then appear.

How do I change a classified ad I posted?

You can't. You will need to remove the advertisement and repost it.

How do I delete a classified ad I posted?

Once you have logged into the classified system, go the the "My Ads" link and review the ads you currently have posted, select the ad you wish to delete and select delete.

How do I relist a classified ad that has expired?

Once you have logged into the classified system, go the the "My Ads" link, review the ads you currently have posted, select the ad you wish to relist and select relist.

How long will my ad stay up?

When you post your ad you are give the option of setting the ad's expiration date either 2 days, 7 days, 15 days, or 30 days

Why am I not notified that my ads are going to expire?

This function is not offered with our free classified services. You will need to purchase an enhanced classified account in order to receive notification of your ads expiring. If you have purchased an enhanced classified account, then you must make sure that you have a valid email address set in your profile.

Why do messages from the contact form not get through to me?

You have mispelled your email address, or your ISP is not allowing you to accept mail from our servers.

It is amazing how may people add 'www.' to the beginning of their email address, or use commas (,) instead of periods, or just flat out mis-spell their email address. Check and double check the spelling of your email address when submitting a classified. Some overzelous/misguided ISPs may view email from our contact forms as spam and will block these messages.


Lost Password

If you have lost your forum/classified account password you can have the password reset and re-sent by going to http://onlinehobbyist.com/myaccount/member.php?action=forgot


Terms Of Service - Classified Account

Our classified system has a series of rules and regulations regarding their use. Before you begin posting ads, please review the Terms of Service located at http://market.kingsnake.com/tos.php


How to prevent posting the same post multiple times.

Perhaps the most commonly seen problem is that of multiple posting. Generally this occurs because people post, then use the BACK button of their browser to view the index page. When this happens your web browser(Netscape or Internet Explorer) loads the page NOT from the website, but from the CACHE the browser sets up on your local hard drive. This was the page you originally viewed and NOT the page that exists on the website. Hit the RELOAD button on your browser. The page may or may not show the updated version with your post at the top. If it doesn't you must "flush" the browser's cache manually. Please consult the browsers HELP file for instructions.


How do I post an image in my post?

In order to place an image(s) in your post, the image may be uploaded from your computer, or linked to an image that already exists on the web.

You may upload any .gif or .jpg, less than 150kb directly to your ad.

Once you click on the browse button, you will get an explorer window, locate the file you want on to place on your ad and click Open.

 

Often an attempt to post an image in a classified ad or message board post is unsuccessful, usually resulting in the broken image symbol below...

To prevent this from occuring in your post make sure of the following:

  • you have the proper image file format
    (the filename must end in .gif or .jpg to be displayed by web browsers)
  • each image is is less than 150kb
  • make sure there are no special characters in the file name
How to post an image from your web site in your post

Below are examples of the way your image entry needs to look. Make sure to input the full address, including the http://

Image Examples
Optional Image URL:
Optional Image URL:

 

Often an attempt to post an image from another web site is unsuccessful, usually resulting in the broken image symbol below...

To prevent this from occuring in your post make sure of the following:

  • The file has been uploaded to your website or directory
  • The proper permissions have been set to make your directory viewable on the web
  • you have entered the proper address of the image file on your website
  • you have the proper image file format
    (the filename must end in .gif or .jpg to be displayed by web browsers)


How to post your webpage link in your post.

Sometimes an attempt to post a website link is unsuccessful and either is not listed in the post or points to the wrong location or address. To prevent this from occuring in your post make sure of the following:

  • The files have been uploaded to your website or directory
  • The proper permissions have been set to make your directory viewable on the web
  • you have entered the proper address of the index or main file on your website
Below are examples of the way your webpag entry needs to look. Make sure to input the full address, including the http://
Web Page Examples
Web Page URL:


HTML Information

HTML
Can I put html tags anywhere in my posts?

No. You can NOT use HTML tags in any field except body of the message.

You can use HTML tags in the body of the message, including inline image tags, and links.

You cannot change the posts background color.

At the end of each line the script automatically adds a line break tag

HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language with hyper text referring to its ability to "associate" or "link" one document to another. HTML as originally designed was meant to be the great leveling language that allowed a variety of different types of computers to view the same documents in roughly the same format and layout. This is what made the World Wide Web work. Until the development of HTML both use of, and access to, the internet was limited.

It would be silly for us to offer even a basic .html primer here, when so many sites are devoted to it. Below is a list of good .html resources that gives you a variety of places to find answers.

  HTML Reference Material


We hope this helps to answer your questions. We will be adding to our support page as new questions are asked.