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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2004 10:25 am    Post subject: New Classifieds FAQ Reply with quote

On April 21st, the classifieds were upgraded.

What's new:
1. You will now have to create an account to place ads.
If you do not already have an account, please click on Register above. The account used is the same one as your Forums or Gallery account so if you have already signed up, you are ready. If you did not have an account when the swap is made, one was created for you automatically using your name, email, and the password from your existing Classified ads. Your username will be the name used in your classified ad. If you have problems with your password, use the Forgot Password link on the login screen.
If you register for a new account, your account will not be active until you check your email and read the confirmation email sent to you.
2. You will be able to upload and manage the photos in your ad all from one screen. No more having to edit the text and photos on separate screens.
3. Faster search!
4. The "Place an Ad" screen will now populate your city/state/location information if you have another ad in the system.
5. Faster "Manage" screen.
6. Faster "New Ads" listings.

FAQ:
Q. Why was the Classifieds upgraded?
A. The existing Classifieds is written using a program that is not built for such a large site. An upgrade was necessary to support the ever-growing number of VW enthusiasts online. It will also allow for several speed increases to be made, primarily in the search.

Q. Why must I have an account to place an ad?
A. There are multiple reasons:
1. This prevents people from placing ads using your email. While this rarely happened, it is a flaw in the existing Classifieds system.
2. It will reduce the number of people placing "fake" ads or ads that have bad contact information.
3. It will be easier to manage your ads.

Q. Is it free to place a Classified ad?
A. Yes, it is free. Donations are accepted

Q. Do I need to be registered to search or view Classified ads?
A. No, you only need to login to place ads.

Q. Now I have more than 1 account because I used a different email for my ads!
A. Email me and I can combine your accounts so you just have one login for everything.

If you have any feedback or concerns, please email Everett at [email protected] and I will answer any questions.

If you have any ideas like "I wish the Classifieds did this or that," email them to me!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2004 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have tried to sign up and recieve a message saying that your email has already been used, this means you already have an account.

Please read this message on how to activate an existing account:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new Classifieds program involves a change in a lot of the page names. Please "clear your cache" in your browser to make sure your computer is loading all the new stuff.

Or if you are having trouble staying logged in to place ads, please try the following:

If you are using Internet Explorer(IE), you can clear the cache by selecting Tools -> Internet Options from the menu bar, then push the "Clear Files" button on the pop-up box that comes up. This clears your temporary files and makes IE check for new pages. There are similar options for other browsers.

"Delete Cookies" on the same pop-up box will clear your cookies, if needed.

If you are getting messages that a page called "index.php" does not exist, also make sure you don't have a link to TheSamba.com in your Favorites (or wherever) that ends in "index.php". You may want to just delete your Samba link and re-add it.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are having problems seeing images in the Classifieds system, your firewall or other software may be blocking them. Please read below:

Tips for various programs that may affect your usage of the Classifieds system:

Norton Internet Security 2003
This issue happens when Norton Internet Security (NIS) has been configured to block scripts, ActiveX controls, Java applets, referral information, or advertisements.

ActiveX controls and Java applets can be blocked by customizing your security settings from the main interface. Please follow the steps provided below to resolve the issue:
1. Open NIS.
2. Click on Firewall.
3. Click on Configure.
4. Click on Custom Level. The "Customize Security Settings" window appears.
4. Look at both the Java applet and ActiveX boxes. If either or both are set to block, lower the security level and then click OK. (In the example above, Java applets are being blocked.)
5. Try to connect to the webpage again.
6. If elements of the Web page are still being blocked, there may be a web rule that is blocking scripts, Java applets, Active X controls, or referrer information. In this case you need to manually enter the website. Please follow the steps provided below, which will help you in resolving the issue:
1. Open Norton Internet Security (NIS) main window.
2. Click on Options.
3. Click on Internet Security.
4. Click on Web Content tab.
5. Click "Add Site."
6. Type the URL for the Web site that contains that Web page. For example: www.test.com may be the Web site that contains the page www.test.com/samples/sample1.html.
7. Click OK. This step adds an entry to list for that Web site. Note that if the Web site was already listed, this action does not add another entry.
8. In the left frame, select Defaults.
9. In the right frame, select Global Settings tab.
10. Make sure that the Permit radio button is selected in all the sections.
11. In the left frame, click the name of that Web site you had added.
12. In the right frame, select Global Settings tab.
13. Select Default Settings in all the checkboxes.
14. Click on the User Settings tab.
15. Uncheck all the CheckBoxes.
16. Select Permit radio button under the sections- Cookies, JavaApplets, ActiveX Controls and Pop-up Ads.
17. Click on OK.

Norton Internet Security 2004 or Norton AntiSpam
If you cannot see a specific Web page or some parts of a Web page when ad blocking is enabled in Norton AntiSpam (NAS). You want to correct this problem without disabling ad blocking. The Symnatec website has an easy solution for both products.

Pop-Up Blocker
Most Pop-up blocker software will still allow the popups necessary during the place an ad process. However, some pop-up blockers will disallow ALL pop-ups whether voluntary or not. To fix this issue, disable your pop-up blocker while you are placing an ad. You will not receive any pop-up advertisements during the place an ad process. After you have placed your ad you can then turn your pop-up blocker software back on.

Netscape Version 4
Netscape Version 4 is an older browser using outdated technology. Because of this many websites will look different and can cause errors when using Netscape 4. The latest version of the Netscape browser available is version 7. We recommend upgrading your browser to the latest version. Download Netscape 7.
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