We have had to do some maintenance on the classifieds. A fair few ads (over 1000+) have been removed / deleted from the system.
- About a 100 or so sellers were relisting old products (clothing / widgets / furniture) for well over a year. Not new ads, but simply relisting old ads. These have been removed with the view - if it has not sold in a year, it is clutter which should probably be given away / recycled or listed on a different platform. The clutter was taking up valuable real estate on the main listing pages.
- About 20-30 sellers seemed to have nothing but "junk" on their listings. These listings have been removed.
Both these types of ads and users add little value to the classifieds eco-system for genuine buyers who are looking for new listings from our sellers.
- Some qualitative checks were done. We accept that some products take some time to sell and as long as they were not listed by users who have a number of mass listings, we have kept them.
Feel free to add your ads back - with the caveat that some additional and manual spot checks will be done to prevent "spam".
The clean up is ongoing and will take another day or two to complete.
If you have had any paid ads removed - this is accidental. Send us an email on [email protected] with your payment record or ad ID and we will fix this for you.