We frequently encounter questions on what we look for when moderating listings and question why we may have changed or moved an listing into various categories. We work very hard to be fair and consistent as we moderate thousands of listings each day. Often customers wonder what it is exactly we are looking for or why a change was made. This article contains a few of the common questions that have come up as well as a table of items and categories in which they will be allowed.
Garages Sales is to actually advertise a Garage Sale that will be taking place. NOT for listing random items you might see at a Garage Sale. Examples:
|Horses||Livestock/Horses||Horses have a specific and clear category. They are not allowed in 'Pets'.|
|Hay||Farm Equipment & Supplies/Supplies
|We recognize that hay is feed/bedding for animals and that it would also be considered a supply for a farm setting.|
|Pick Up||Vehicles/Trucks & SUVs||Pickups, considered a truck, have a clear category. We have received request to allow them in 'Farm Supplies'. After deliberation we have decided that if an individual was shopping for a truck they would go to the truck category even if it was intended for farm use.|
|Daycare Opening||Specialized Services
Baby & Children Items
|This could be seen as a service as well as an listing of use for Baby & Children. It is, however, not a help wanted listing. If a daycare was hiring additional help in the business then it would be a 'Help Wanted' listing.|
|BBQ Grill||Lawn & Garden Supplies
|Currently we do not have a specific category for a barbecue grill. We feel that it can cross into a few different categories. Keep in mind, 2 categories is the maxim allowed when placing an listing for an item.|
|This is an unusual situation where a vehicle could be in an extra category from 'Vehicles'. If a vehicle is antique it can also be included in the 'Antiques' category.|
|Harley Motorcycle||ATV's, Motorcycles, Etc./Street Motorcycles||Motorcycles have a specific and clear category. They are not allowed in 'Vehicles'.|
|Political Campaign||Public Announcement||Individuals running for public office are allowed to place an listing in 'Public Announcements' as long as it is does not mention negative content or information concerning their opponents or other individuals.|
|Hunting Dog||Pets/Dogs||All Dogs and Cats will be placed in the 'Pets' applicable category. This stands regardless of trained hunting dog, or bread as a hunting dog it would be allowed in 'Pets/Dogs'.|
|Vehicle for Parts||Vehicle/Parts||If the vehicle is no longer in working condition then it will only be allowed in the subcategory of 'Parts.'|
|Helmet||ATV's, Motorcycles, Etc/Accessories & Parts
Sporting Goods, Livestock
|Helmets maybe placed in the main category for the applicable use of the helmet. 'Sporting Goods' is a possibility for all helmets.|
|Leather Riding Jacket or Riding Gear||ATV's, Motorcycles, Etc.
|Items used as gear or safety gear for ATV's and motorcycles, such as leather coats, pants or specific biking boots can be placed into the 'ATV's Motorcycles, Etc.'|
|Cowgirl/boy Show Shirts/Uniforms||Livestock
|Show shirts/clothing used for livestock competitions can be placed in the main category of 'Livestock' as well as in correct gender subcategory of 'Clothing'|
|Wanted To Buy||Wanted To Buy/ And another Applicable Category||Listing an listing for "Wanting to Buy' and item. They should be listed in "Wanted to Buy" category and can also be placed in an applicable category. Example: I want to buy a camper, that listing could be placed in "Wanted to Buy" as well as in 'Campers & Boats/Campers'.|
|Band or DJ advertising bookings||Specialized Services
|Bands and DJs are NOT a Musical Instrument, they are advertising to provide a service. That in mind would be placed in 'Specialized Services' &/or could also be in 'Travel Entertainment'.|
|Halloween Costumes||Seasonal||To try to keep normal or daily clothing categories clean, please keep Costumes in 'Seasonal' and away from Clothing, Entertainment, and/or Misc|
|Trucks||Vehicle/Trucks,SUVs||Pick-Up Trucks, or non specialty vehicles should only be in 'Vehicle/Trucks,SUVs' and NOT in 'Farm Equipment'|
|Trailers||Trailers||Trailers of all kinds should be placed in the 'Trailers' category.
Trailers should NOT be in 'Vehicles' and extremely rarely should ever be in 'Farm Equipment'.
|Original Art Work||Art||This category ONLY for Original fine art. It is NOT for any random picture or decorations that go on the wall or knick-knack (those are decorations).|
|Drills & Power Tools||Tools & Building Materials/Power Tools||Drill belongs in 'Tools & Building Materials/Power Tools' and not in 'Farm Equipment'. Yes, they can be used on a Farm but in essence they are a tool.|