Post an Ad

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Offers of a service and requests for a service are called "Service ads".

If you want to offer a service to other members of the timebank, choose

  • the Post offer button

If you want to request a service from other members of the timebank, choose

  • the Post request button

These buttons can be found at three different places in Community Weaver.

  • In the sidebar at the right of the page.
  • In the drop down list under "Give & Receive" in the menu bar at the top of the page.
  • In "Offers" or in the "Requests" section in your profile.

Compose a Service Ad

Step 1 -- Write a short title or subject for the service offered or requested.

Step 2 - The description of the service offered or requested. You can include a web page link or picture. You can use the editing tools in he edit menu at the top of the description box.

Tip: When editing the body of the service ad, you can expand the description box by dragging its lower right corner down.

(Optional) Add a check mark (in the box) "One-time offer which expires immediately when an exchange is recorded." if the ad should automatically expire when a member records an exchange for it. This is useful when only one member can provide the service, for example a ride to the airport. Note, this functions only when the exchange is recorded by clicking on "Record an Exchange" from within a service ad view.

Step 3 -- Click on the "Expires" drop-down box to choose:

  • the length to time the service ad will be shown (after which it will expire)
  • immediately (to expire an ad immediately, to make into a "draft" ad that is not in the current service ad list)
  • never
  • on date (which will ask you to enter a date and if needed a specific time)

Tip: An expired service ad is not deleted, but is saved as expired and can be made active at any time in the future by changing the "Expires" date.

Step 4 -- Click on the "+" under "Categories" to choose:

  • at least one (required) and up to three categories under which the ad will be displayed.
  • Click on "Save" to save the chosen category.

(Optional) Add a check mark (in the box) "Specify a different availability than my profile." if you want to share your availability that is different from the one in your profile.

Step 5 -- Click on "Save changes" to publish your service ad.