The Park Slope Parents Advice/Community and Classifieds Group Help Section

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Help topics in this article:

Where do I find the Advice/Community and Classifieds Groups?
What’s the difference between the Advice/Community Group and the Classifieds Group?
How do I post messages to the group?
Frequently asked questions about posting messages
How can I change email delivery options?
How can I find older messages?
How do I reply to messages?
How can I change my email address for the Advice/Community And Classifieds Groups?
I have forgotten my password/I don't have a password

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Where do I find the Advice/Community and Classifieds Groups?

 

Our Advice/Community Group and Classifieds Group live on a platform separate from our Specialty Groups (pregnancy groups, career groups, bilingual/heritage groups, and more). This page helps you navigate the Advice/Community and Classifieds Groups.  For information about navigating our specialty groups go HERE.

These groups live here. You will need to be a member of Park Slope Parents to access the messages on these groups. Join Park Slope Parents here.

 

What’s the difference between the Advice/Community Group and the Classifieds Group?

 

The Advice/Community Group is where members exchange information about parenting and the neighborhood. The discussions and information on this group make parenting and urban living just a little easier. The Advice/Community Group is also where our neighborhood messages are posted (e.g., free mammogram screenings, business/restaurant openings and closings, community events like photos with Santa, school events like gift fairs and Touch-a-Truck, NYPD notices and alerts, and more). Here are the types of questions you can find answers to on this group: Where's the best place to a toddler hair cut? Does anyone know a good postpartum depression therapist in Brooklyn? Where can I donate 97 fidget spinners? Can anyone recommend a reliable handyman?

 

The Classifieds Group is where members buy/sell/trade items. The Classifieds Group is also where our members post about all things childcare (including nanny recommendations, nanny shares, and ISO ads), real estate, and teens for hire.

 

How do I post messages to the group?

 

The Advice/Community Group:

To send a message to the Advice/Community Group, please send the message to: advice@groups.parkslopeparents.com (save this to your contacts and safe sender email).
Reminders:

•  Post a "Thank You" to the PSP community
•  Send a summary when you get great answers to your questions!
•  Please sign your posts (but don't use long, business-related signatures)

 

The Classifieds Group:

To send a message to the Classifieds Group, please send the message to: classifieds@groups.parkslopeparents.com (save this to your contacts and safe sender email).
Reminders:

•  Please sign your posts (but don't use long, business-related signatures)
•  Post location, price, and accurate condition of item.
•  Check out our Buy/Sell Transaction Reminders
•  We do not allow posts for friends (have them join PSP).
•  We can't post crib posts unless the crib meets June 2011 standards or later.

 

Frequently asked questions about posting messages:

 

•  How do I post anonymously?
•  How do I post an event if I'm working with a school or non-profit?
•  How do I advertise on Park Slope Parents?
•  Can I post a recommendation/shout out?
•  How do I post about my nanny?
•  More questions? To read more information about posting to the Advice/Community Group and the Classifieds Groups, please read this article here.

 

How can I change my email delivery options?

 

 The Advice/Community Group:

You can change these settings online here or by sending emails to the following addresses:

To receive full featured digests instead of individual messages, send an email to:
advice+fulldigest@groups.parkslopeparents.com

To receive a daily summary instead of individual messages, send an email to:
Advice+summary@groups.parkslopeparents.com
note: The daily summary is a new option. The daily summary option is issued every 24 hours in the AM and features titles of each new topic and new replies. The post titles are listed chronologically and link to the web interface where you can read the entire topic and use the web interface to reply. The daily summary option does not include the actual posts as our digest do. So if you like to reply to posts from email, stick with the individual emails or digests. If instead, you want a summary of the topics from the past day, and are comfortable going to the web interface to read/reply, the daily summary may be a good option for you if you are looking to reduce emails in your inbox.

To receive only special messages, send an email to:
advice+special@groups.parkslopeparents.com

To receive individual messages instead of digests or a summary, send an email to:
advice+single@groups.parkslopeparents.com

Please note if you leave the Advice Group you will also be removed from the Classifieds.

 

The Classifieds Group:

You can change these settings online here or by sending emails to the following addresses:

To receive full featured digests instead of individual messages, send an email to:
Classifieds+fulldigest@groups.parkslopeparents.com

To receive a daily summary instead of individual messages, send an email to:
Classifieds+summary@groups.parkslopeparents.com
note: The Daily Summary is a new option. It is not recommended for the Classifieds if you are looking to buy things as items move quickly and waiting a day will likely take you out of the running for things you might want to buy. The daily summary option is issued every 24 hours in the AM and features titles of each new topic and new replies. The post titles are listed chronologically and link to the web interface where you can read the entire topic and use the web interface to reply. The daily summary option does not include the actual posts as our digest do. So if you like to reply to posts from email, stick with the individual emails or digests. If instead, you want a summary of the topics from the past day, and are comfortable going to the web interface to read/reply, the daily summary may be a good option for you if you are looking to reduce emails in your inbox.

To receive only special messages, send an email to:
Classifieds+special@groups.parkslopeparents.com

To receive individual messages instead of digests or a summary, send an email to:
Classifieds+single@groups.parkslopeparents.com
note: If you’re trying to buy things on the Classifieds Group consider using this setting, filtering these messages into a folder, and setting an alert so that you receive an immediate notification for a high demand item you might be looking for (e.g., “co-sleeper”).

To stop receiving messages via email (you may still read messages on the Web), send an email to:
Classifieds+nomail@groups.parkslopeparents.com

 

How can I find older messages?

 

To search the Advice/Community Group's archives/ past messages, go here.

To search the Classifieds Group's archives/ past messages, go here.

Search Fundamentals:

Use the search icon at the top. You can click the funnel to narrow your search:
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 You can switch the display to date (instead of relevance) by clicking on the right hand side of the search results:

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How do I search using hashtags/categories?

 

To see posts in the Advice/Community Group, grouped by hashtags/categories go to: https://groups.parkslopeparents.com/g/Advice/hashtags

To see posts in the Classifieds Group, grouped by hashtags/categories go to https://groups.parkslopeparents.com/g/Classifieds/hashtags

 

How do I reply to messages?

 

You can reply to messages one of two ways: by email or though the group's web interface, Groups.io.

Replying to messages/posts by email:

Every message you receive via email gives you the option of replying to sender or group. If the message you’re sending is relevant to the whole community by all means use the Reply to Group feature. If it’s only relevant to the sender (“I’d love to buy this item from you,” use that option.):

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Replying to messages/posts by web interface, Groups.io:

Note that our Advice/Community and Classifieds are set by default to go to the individual, not to the whole group. If you click “reply”  you’ll see at the top that it says “Private.”  These messages will not be posted to the group unless you select “Group Reply” at the bottom of the page.

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By clicking Group Reply the interface will change and the “private” will be gone:

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How can I change my email address for the Advice/Community And Classifieds Groups?

 

Please note you can have only one email address for your Park Slope Parents account.

To change your email address, log into Groups.io. Then look for the dropdown in the top right corner of the page, which will be either your name or email address. Click that and then click Account:

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On the edit profile page, you can change your email address. Once you do so, you will receive a new confirmation email. Once you reply to that, you will be all set:

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Troubleshooting: Did that not work? If the email address you wish to change to is already a registered member on Groups.io, you will need to have your accounts merged. To do so, email and specify the address you wish to merge from and the address you wish to merge into.

 

I have forgotten my password/I don't have a password:

 

To log in without a password, go to the Park Slope Parents login page and click the 'Email me a link to log in' button. Once you enter your email address, you'll immediately be sent an email with a link that will automatically log you into Groups.io. You will stay logged in for up to 30 days, unless you log out. You can then set a password if you wish, or you can continue to utilize the Email me a link to log in function to log in when needed:

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Other useful links:

Overview of the PSP Groups

PSP Groups Etiquette