Help!



Below you'll find the most common questions and answers on using this site.
If you have a question that is not answered below, please contact us and we'll do our best to help you out


My listing isn't showing up!

First off, make sure that you've received the confirmation email and you've clicked the confirmation link to activate your listing.

If you've done that, and you still can't find your listing, chances are the listing has expired or there's a small chance that it's been removed for violating our terms of service.
Last modified on Dec 31 1969, 4:00 pm PST

How do I get driving directions?

Driving directions can be found in the Favourites page. On the Favourites page, you can select multiple listings by checking the red box on the right of each listing, and then click on the "Get Directions" link at the top of the page.
NOTE: You will only be able to get driving directions after favouriting at least one sale.

You will be prompted to enter a starting address, which can either be a complete address, a postal code or zip code.

When you click OK, you will be taken to Google Maps, and a complete list of driving directions will be available.

It is recommended, for obvious reasons, that you only select listings from the same day - otherwise you will have directions to sales that are on differen days.
Last modified on Dec 2 2010, 10:11 pm PST

What are favourites?

Favourites are any sales that you want to save for later. You can add a sale to a favourite by clicking the star next to the listing when viewing the map, or clicking the star at the top left of the posting view page for a particular listing.

To unfavourite a listing, simply unselect the star.

You can view all of your favourites by clicking on the shopping basket at the top right of the menu bar, or by clicking the favourites link at the bottom of any page. The listings will be shown in order of start time.

You can use your favourites list to get driving directions.
Last modified on Dec 6 2010, 12:17 pm PST

My address is outside of the city boundaries!

We have created city boundaries to keep the listed sales as useful and relevant as possible to our users. However, we are not experts on the city limits of all 100+ cities on yardmaps.org.

If you feel that we have drawn the boundaries incorrectly, please contact us and we'll do our best to correct it.
Last modified on Jan 29 2011, 11:31 pm PST

My address wasn't found!

Sometimes an address cannot be geo-coded. This can be because of new roads that haven't been added to the system yet, old roads that have been renamed, or an error on the geocoding service.

If your address cannot be found, enter it anyway, and drag and drop the pin to the correct location.
Last modified on Jan 29 2011, 7:04 pm PST

My images are rotated sideways!

Some cameras, including the iphone add rotation meta-data to their images. Open your image in an image editor and make sure that it is oriented correctly, then re-save and try uploading again.
Last modified on Jan 29 2011, 9:54 am PST

Why can I only see two months in the calendar?

In order to keep the site relevant, you can only post a sale that will occur this month, or before the end of the following month.
Last modified on Jan 29 2011, 7:04 pm PST

Why aren't my images aren't uploading?

Make sure your images aren't too large. We recommend resizing your images to 800x600, and saving them as JPG images.
Last modified on Jan 29 2011, 12:58 pm PST

What is a QR Code?

The QR Code that is imprinted on the bottom of every poster makes it easy for any camera phone to scan and visit your listing on our site.

You can find a free QR Code reader for most phones by going to google and typing in "[your phone model] QR Reader"
Last modified on Jan 30 2011, 5:43 am PST