Frequently Asked Questions
We are a Community for like minded people, a Resource Center for the field of Antiques, Vintage & Collectibles, and a Promotional Selling Venue.
Think of us as an online Community Center and Shopping Mall in one... :)
When Viewing items in the Slide Show, The Photo Gallery, The Express Lane or when viewing a Diamond Club Members page, simply click on the picture or title and it will open up, providing you with a Link to a Venue, or other information allowing you to purchase the item. You can comment, ask a question, and send the seller a message.
Yes. Details HERE
Yes. To sell items less then 20 years old (non vintage) join Vintage Rising.
Yes. Find All Instructions, Payment areas and more in the Member Info Center
Yes. Go HERE for Details
Yes. Shop Keepers Corner is a private group where you can talk about business with your peers. Anyone with a shop can join. Request membership to be approved. As a related post please read Being Diplomatic in the Workplace
There are many ways to get the help you need. The Member Info Center is your starting point. You can also contact staff members indicated by the word Admin after their name. Or you can use this handy thread Mentor a Member
If you are using a mobile smart phone or iPad type device, sadly these types of devices do not allow users to view anything that uses Adobe Flash. HTML5 is a system that allows it, but Ning has not developed the internal application for this yet. You can research apps that will allow you to use the HTML5 on your device. Here are some Tips on how to do this.
Ning provides an Activity Feed so members and non members can follow what everyone is up to. The activity feed is located on the main page on the left side. Go HERE for details.
You can copy the url and paste it in a variety of places or you can also use our invite feature that accesses your email contacts. Or tell folks to simply search for thevintagevillage.com
In short... explore & have fun doing it! :) In addition, we suggest that you bookmark our site and write down your password. The best page to bookmark is our Landing Page a.k.a. the Main Page. This is our virtual Lobby. You can access everything from this page.
What aspects are Free?
The Basic Premise of our service is to promote your shop by Socially Networking and using other various methods to spread the word about the site as a whole. The goal of our service is to drive an increasingly steady stream of traffic to our site, increasing your visibility as a Seller. A portion of your fees go to Advertising in a variety of ways. As the seller community itself grows, so does our traffic, thereby bringing your shop and items more views.
Not only can you use our Village as a Social Networking "Hub" ... here is a list of all the ways we network for you saving you time and energy. You can network on your own of course, but when you belong to a site that networks as a group, simply put, there is power in numbers.
Ning is the name of the platform we host our site with. Ning is a Content Management System that allows you to select from various features to create all kinds of communities, like our Village here.
Forums are where members discuss various topics. We have several Forum Categories to help you when trying to find a specific topic for your discussion. Each Category has a description and rules. Click HERE to see them all.
Threads are discussions with a string of replies creating a thread. Replies within a thread are chronological. When viewing the details of a thread, you can click on several areas including going to the last reply and clicking on who began the thread, and clicking on the thread Category without opening the thread. You open the thread by clicking on the title. Once you are in the thread, you can use the Social Networking features to link it to your FaceBook, Twitter & Google + accounts to name a few. You can also "Like" the thread and see how many times it was viewed
This refers to either the Original Post or Poster of a thread.
A Slide Show is an automated continuous loop of pictures. The Slide Show can be viewed two ways, the Main Page and Full Screen. They show the 100 most recently loaded pictures to the site.
The Photo Gallery contains every picture within that system. Each picture is an item that is for sale.
The Leader Boards are fun feature that uses an algorithm to track the most activity. We use this feature to reward Premium Members with a FREE AD on FaceBook.
Sponsors pay a monthly fee to have Button Sized Ads on the right side bar, that is visible on every section of the site giving them the best exposure to the public. Affiliates are websites that exchange links with us in some regard.
AVC is short for Antiques, Vintage & Collectibles.
Your "My Page" is your corner of the Village. If you are a seller, consider it your virtual Shop Window. Add links to FaceBook, Twitter, Pinterest and more. Customize the look, make it unique.
The Tab Browser is a set of Tabs that allow you to navigate to different areas both on and off the site.They appear on the top of every page. Some Tabs also have "Sub" Tabs like the Visit Us tab.
If you want to begin a thread, you can do so by going to the bottom of the forum discussion and look for the words Add a Discussion. HERE are complete details including how to add Pictures.
Frequently Visited Areas
These are just the basic points about our village. If you have a Question, feel free to ask anything and either Staff or another Member will help you... :)