Groups

  • How do I add a freecycling group to my account?
    1. Go to the Groups page and click the button labelled "Add Group".
    2. The Add Groups page should then show a list of groups in your location. If you need to change the location, just click the location name near the top of the page to change it.
    3. For each group you want to add, click the button labelled "Add Group" that is next to the group name.

    Once you add a group, a subscription request is automatically sent to the group. It can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few days for your request to be approved (but we'll automatically email you once you are approved). The reason for the delay is that some group moderators choose to moderate membership requests in order to prevent spammers and non-local people from joining.

  • How do I change my location?

    There are different answers depending on which location you are referring to.

    The location of posts you see on the All Posts page is based on the groups you are a member of and your public post settings. You can add and remove groups on the Groups page at any time. And you can change your post settings using the post options on the Profile page.

    If you're trying to change the location description that shows up on your posts, you can only change this for new posts. Every time you post, there is a Location text field on the New Post page that controls the location description that will show up on your post.

    If you're trying to change the location displayed on the map that goes with your post, simply click the link next to the map that is labelled "Wrong location?" to correct the location. This will only update the map display and so it should only be done when the map doesn't match the location described in the text of the post.

  • How do I contact the moderators?

    Each group is run by one or more volunteer moderators who set the rules for the group and manage the group members and group posts. You can use the Moderator contact page to get in touch with the moderators who run your local groups.

  • How do I report a post?

    When you view a post on the site or in the apps, there is a button labelled "Report" that shows up below every post that can be used to report posts to the volunteer moderators.

  • How do I start a new freecycling group?

    It only takes a minute to start a new freecycling group in your area. Just fill out and submit the new group form to create a new group.

  • How do I unsubscribe from a freecycling group on Yahoo Groups?

    If you're unsubscribing because you're getting too much email or have other problems with the group, you should switch to trash nothing. We make freecycling groups easier to use and don't flood you with email. It only takes a minute to join your local freecycle groups on trash nothing! and then you can unsubscribe from your groups on Yahoo Groups by following the directions below.

    To unsubscribe from a freecycle group on Yahoo Groups:

    1. Go to the Yahoo Groups Group listing page (you'll be asked to login to Yahoo if you aren't logged in)
    2. For each group you want to unsubscribe from, find the group name and click on it to go to the group homepage.
    3. On the right side of the homepage, click the link labelled "Membership" and then click "Edit Membership".
    4. Finally, click the button labelled "Leave Group".
  • How do I unsubscribe from a group on trash nothing?

    If you have an account on trash nothing, you can use the Groups page, to unsubscribe from a group. Simple click the button labelled "Remove" that shows up to the right of the group that you want to unsubscribe from.

    If you don't have an account on trash nothing or if you previously subscribed to groups on Yahoo Groups, follow the Yahoo Groups unsubscribe instructions.

  • I can't find any groups near me!

    It only takes a minute to start a new freecycling group in your area. Just fill out and submit the new group form to create a new group.

  • Where are all the posts? I don't see any posts?

    There are a couple reasons you might not see any posts. To see posts, you first have to be logged in to trash nothing. Next, verify that your post options location is correct on the Profile page and that you have added all your local groups on the the Groups page.

    If you've followed the directions above and you're still not seeing any posts, it may be that your local area isn't very active or doesn't have many people using trash nothing yet. Often groups in smaller towns and rural areas have fewer members and less activity. Increasing the post options distance on the Profile page and joining groups that are farther away may help.

    You can still submit posts and other members in your area will see your posts. And spreading the word about the groups well help make your local area more active. Also be sure to check that you have the digest emails enabled so that you'll be notified whenever there are new posts.