Can we make a change to the classified ads?
Rather than posting a new ad every 90 days, why not every 60 days?
That way on puppies (which is the most used ad board) we can post the ad when we do the breeding, once the pups are born and then any pups left at 8 weeks or so.
Also, it should keep the litter ads to two pages instead of 3 or 4.
Can we do it?
This is possible, but I honestly question if it will "improve" anything. Today, with a 90 day prune, the lab pups classifieds is only two pages. I'd venture to guess that some of those are no longer valid.
I had someone commenting recently similar to yours Lee, wanting a 60 day prune and repost setup. His concern was that by 90 days, his puppies are already sold. 8) And the problem is? 8)
The reason we are with the current setup was that previously way too many folks were jockeying to have their litter on the top of page one by bumping. They got pretty "creative" to get it there.
I believe that with a 60 day prune and post policy, we may see the ads zooming down page one a bit quicker than we do today, and I don't know that it will really help sales of pups much for anyone.
I think the key to using RTF classifieds is for advertisers to regularly update their ad and show the date in their ad upon which they made the update...this gives prospective buyers the current scoop.
We can certainly consider a 60 day prune and repost on lab pups....but regardless, the classifieds would be much, much better if advertisers would update and keep their ads current regardless of whether it is on page one or page two. (Just go to your ad, click the "edit" button, enter the new text and click "submit")