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Mod post-update September 16, 2007

Posted by EsotericKnitter in mod post, update.
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Hi folks!

It’s been almost 3 months since the new Destash has been going and it’s actually gone much smoother than I expected. Thanks to everyone who has helped make it go smoothly! The posts for the most part have conformed to the guidelines and if not, people have been prompt in fixing them.

Two minor things:

1) I’ve accepted a new job and I’m taking a class, so adding people to the community will be a bit slower as I don’t have as much free time, but I will get to people, I promise.

2) After items have been sold can you please remember to delete the post? If you’re listing multiple items you can strike through the yarns that have been sold, but deleting the pictures will speed page loading for everyone.

Thanks again! Happy Destashing!

Amy and the other mods

Community Update June 28, 2007

Posted by EsotericKnitter in mod post, post guidelines.
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Hi Everyone,

We’ve been in destashing business for over 2 weeks now and it seems to be going well. The posts look great, and I’m happy to notice that many of the items have been selling. I have to say that it’s been hard for me personally because I’m trying to knit from my stash right now, but I’m forced to look at this blog everyday and be tempted!

I wanted to make sure you all knew that we going to start deleting posts older than 14 days tomorrow, so take a look at what you’ve got posted and if you want to re-post it, you’ll want to do that ASAP.

As expected, there are a few bumps in the road. Here are the two biggest problems we’ve encountered in the last two weeks:

1) People uploading their pictures to the WordPress server. Please don’t do this, upload them to a site like flickr or photobucket. If you need help and can’t find your answer in the WordPress/Flickr FAQ or just get frustrated, let us know, our email is destashmods AT googlegroups DOT com. We don’t mind if people ask us questions, and most likely more than one person is dealing with the issue too. If people let us know we can try to make an update here or in the FAQ.

2) People forgetting to include their blog address in their posts. Not much more to say about that, try to remember and if you forget a mod will remind you.

We have over 100 members and new people are joining everyday. Remember, you don’t have to be a member to buy, just to post items from your stash. Yesterday was our best day ever for hits-845! We’re getting lots of hits from Ravelry, some Yahoo! groups and personal blogs. I was hesitant to say this at first, because I wasn’t sure how it would work out, but please feel free to (politely and with permission if necessary) promote us on any craft groups you think might be interested in buying or selling on Destash.

I think most of you have noticed, but just in case you didn’t, one of our lovely mods, JD, created a great list of categories for you to choose from. The list is pretty comprehensive, but if you see something missing that you think is common enough to be on the list, let us know. We’ve decided to keep the categories to fiber content, weight, needles, magazines, and books for now. The “search” feature at the top of the page does a good job searching the blog, so if people are looking for specific brands or other things that aren’t in the categories, it’s pretty easy to do from the main page.

Also, I updated the Community/Post Guidelines to be a little more clear. That’s all the business I have for now. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Happy Destashing!

Amy and the rest of the Destash! mod squad.