User Guide

The Circle of Man Cave Life

  1. Post something you want to sell, trade, find, or talk about
  2. After 72 hours, your post will expire, and you will be able to re-post (or bump) it
  3. If you have e-mail notifications turned on (they're on by default), you will receive an e-mail letting you know that the post has expired
  4. Either click the link in the e-mail, or visit the site, click Manage Posts, and select "Expired Posts" to see all posts that are currently expired
  5. Click the Re-Post button on each post you want to be placed back in the list. The post will be "bumped" back to the top of the list, giving you another 72 hours of fresh exposure
  6. If you sell the item posted, you can click the Sold button, which will remove it from the public list and notify everyone subscribed to the list that you have sold it
  7. Rinse, lather, repeat

Browsing Posts

The Man Cave provides a combination of filters to allow you to focus only on posts you really want to see. All of these options can be changed on the green Search bar at the top of the site:

Filter By Post Type

  • For Sale
  • For Trade
  • In Search Of
  • Services
  • Discussion
  • Events

Filter By Location

Just enter a zip and a range to tell the site how far you want to look. The default location is Leavenworth, KS, but the default range is Any, so all posts are displayed be default
Your default location also determines the distances show to you on each post

Search

For now, this is a simple keyword search, so try to be simplistic with your search terms. We plan on greatly expanding the power of the search engine in the future
Remember that you are only searching within any other filters you have applied, like Post Type and Location

Sort

  • Date Posted: Most recent to oldest
  • Most Bonafide: See which posts are getting the most love
  • Last Commented On: See which posts are getting talked about right now

Interacting With Posts

To view all of the photos and comments on a post, and add comments, just click the post title and it will expand.
Everything else you can do with a post is located in a bar at the bottom right of the post. Here's a quick summary of what you can do with posts:

Posts By Others

  • Share: Allows you to share this post by posting it to your Facebook timeline, sending it via Facebook message, or e-mailing it
  • Bonafy!: Show everyone that you think this post is Bonafide. Posts can also be sorted by Most Bonafide to show you what's hot on the Cave
  • Subscribe: Follow this post to get updates when the post is commented on or sold, or to just save it for later. You can see all posts that you're subscribed to by logging in and clicking on "Subscriptions"
  • Message Seller: Send a private message to the person who made the post. The post you are inquiring about will be attached to the message you send to help the seller know what you're asking about
  • Report: Let the administrators know that something is wrong with the post. We take reports very seriously, so make sure the post is in actual violation of the rules before you send a report

Your posts

  • Edit: Change the post title, description, price, or location. Add or edit pictures
  • Re-Post (Expired posts only): Bump the post to the top of the list
  • Sold!: Remove the post from the public listings and notify everyone subscribed to the post that it is no longer available
  • Re-List (Sold posts only): Place the item back in the public listings andnotify everyone subscribed to the post that it is now available again. If the post is expired, it will also be re-posted
  • Delete: Remove the post from the public listings. This does not notify subscribers that the post has been removed
  • Recover (Deleted posts only): Place the item back in the public listings. This does not notify subscribers that the item has been recovered. If the post is expired, it will also be re-posted

Managing Your Posts

To see all of your own posts, log in to mancaveshopandswap.com and click Manage Posts
While viewing your own posts, you will see a drop-down at the top of the page allowing you to select between:

  • Active Posts: Posts currently showing in the public listings
  • Expired Posts: Posts that have expired and are ready to be re-posted to the top of the list
  • Sold Posts: Posts that you have marked Sold. These posts can be re-listed, which will notify all users subscribed to the post that it is available again
  • Deleted Posts: Posts that you have deleted. These posts can be recovered and returned to the public listings