BAEN User News & Updates
9/1/09 - BAEN Newsletters can now be viewed online at
Photo Of The Week upgraded to
include self-serve tools. Users can now upload and edit their own
photos and text directly from their
6/1/09 - Site Upgrades: New and modified classified ads now
display instantly - no more time delay between submission and
publication on our live ad pages. Editors will continue to
review all ads to ensure they display to their best advantage. Added
Beginner and Husband to searchable Discipline menu, added searchable
Free flag to highlight horses, items and services offered free of
charge by advertisers.
2/5/09 - BAEN will be off-line starting around 6:00 pm.
On Thursday 2/5 our host services provider LunarPages will move
BAEN's dedicated server to a new location. During this move BAEN and
several of its sister sites will be off-line for a minimum of 3
hours beginning around 6:00 pm. While our server is down, you will
get an error message if you try to access our site. Thursday is
usually a quiet night at BAEN (which is why we requested it), but we
apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. We'll
stay in close touch with LunarPages during the move and keep you
posted on our
which will be unaffected by the migration.
1/14/09 - BAEN's new look was launched successfully. Please
let us know right away if you encounter any non-working links, error
messages, typos, etc. - this is a work in progress and we'll
continue fine-tuning the site in response to your feedback. If your
favorites or bookmarked links take you to an "old" BAEN page not
displaying the new look, no worries -- for at least the next week
"old" and "new" BAEN will mirror each other with identical content.
But you'll want to update those "old" links as soon as possible.
Please see our site index
/static/contents.htm, or write to
5/8/08 BAENmail glitch repaired - all email services are
4/18/08 - Update. All of the bugs related to Wednesday's software
upgrade have been repaired, with the exception of the "Wanted" radio
button on the main ads jumping-off pages. Until this is repaired you
can still view wanted ads by selected the Wanted option on our
Advanced Search pages.
4/17/08 - Update. The BAENmail and ad ranking/display glitches have
been repaired, with two exceptions: When users visit the Horse For
Lease and Stallion categories, the system may display only Horse For
Sale ads. The Wanted radio button under Horses For
sale/lease/stallions may display only horse for sale ads. We hope to
have these repaired very soon. If you notice any other difficulty
while browsing, searching, posting or revising ads, please alert us
right away at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you responded to a BAEN listing
by clicking the 'send email to advertiser link' between 5:00 a.m on
4/16 and 5:00 a.m. 4/17, we recommend you send the message again as
a 'backup', as we're unable to confirm that BAENmail sent during
that time period was processed properly.
4/16/08 - Last night our host services provider loaded upgraded
database software onto BAEN's dedicated server. This upgrade has
resulted in glitches in the display and ranking of some Classified
Ads; users may also have trouble sending/receiving BAENmail. Our
engineers are working to repair this glitch as quickly as possible.
Thanks everyone for your patience.
Site Update, 3/4/08
- BAEN has successfully completed a minor upgrade to its CLASSIFIED
ADS Advanced Search forms. The advanced search form will now
remember and automatically enter all criteria entered during the
previous search. To start a new search using different criteria,
click the 'Empty form' button at the top. This upgrade is the first
step towards creating a true 'Save Favorite Searches' feature for
registered BAEN users, targeted for implementation in mid- to late
"Cash ier's Check" Scam.
Click here for more information on this very common Internet scam.
If you receive a suspected scam/spam message, forward the entire
email@example.com along with you comments. We'll add the sender
to BAEN's mail filter. You can then delete the original scam message
without responding, just like you would any other unwanted email
IMPORTANT Warning to AOL Users!
DO NOT report BAENmail messages to your ISP as spam. The
BAENmail message is coming from BAEN's server, NOT directly from the
scammer. Reporting BAENmail to AOL as spam results in BAEN's own IP
address being blocked, which means you and other AOL users will be
unable to receive email responses to your ads.
Reminder to All Vis itors: If you post on our site or send email
to BAEN, set your Internet Protection/spam-filter/firewall software
to allow messages from BAYEQUEST.COM, BAYEQUEST.INFO, and
As ISP's and businesses ratchet up new
protections against spam and viruses, those of you who send and
receive email through BAEN may find that legitimate messages are not
getting through. BAEN depends on email to communicate with its
users, and we reply to every legitimate email we receive. If you
don't hear back from us in response to a message, your firewall/spam
filter may be the culprit. You may find that Internet-based email
accounts such as Earthlink, Yahoo and HotMail that allow you to set
your own filter preferences are helpful.
IMPORTAN T NOTICE TO AOL USERS: Because AOL is extremely
aggressive in blocking perceived spam (click
here for Google search results on this topic), legitimate
messages to AOL addresses from BAEN's email server may be blocked.
If you have signed up as a registered user and posted Classified Ads
or other information on our site, BAEN will send you automatic
messages containing your login info., CLASSIFIED ADS confirmations
including your ad ID number, charge receipts, and BAENmail inquiries
from visitors who are responding to your ads. If you're not
receiving these messages, or if you've sent email to BAEN and not
received a reply, AOL is the most likely culprit. If you are writing
to us from an AOL address, please include a daytime phone number in
your message so we can contact you. To make sure you receive
legitimate email message from BAEN, we recommend using a non-AOL
email address (for example, a free web-based email address such as
Yahoo or Hotmail) when registering or posting ads. You can update
your email address in your use record and ads at any time from your
user control panel. Please call 800-943-8883 if you need assistance,
we're happy to help.
Are you a "Leap-Frogger"? Revising or
renewing Classified Ads daily in order to move them up to the front
of their categories is called "leap-frogging" , and while
it's not currently against our site rules we discourage it because
it doesn't work in the advertiser's favor. While it's tempting to
try and keep ads at the front of the line, our visitors are very
savvy and can see right away who's overusing the revision tool. They
regard these ads as "trouble" and email complaints to us, because
leap-frogging makes it harder for them to find the truly new ads.
For this reason visitors are less likely to patronize leap-froggers.
In the 10+ years we've been running this site we've been able to
observe patterns of buying and selling, and advise our users to save
themselves the trouble and revise (not renew) their ads no more than
once or twice a week unless they're dropping their price or marking
an ad Pending or Sold. Our popular Advanced Search feature makes it
easy to find ads regardless of the date they were submitted or
revised. Your ad will do just as well and our visitors will be much
happier. Thanks for your support.
Automatically submit an identical copy of your photo or
text ad submission to our sister site SCEN
www.socalequest.com, simply by checking the green box on your
BAEN ad's confirmation page (see example at left). Increase your
ad's exposure in our lucrative Southern California market and take
advantage of unlimited FREE SCEN
photo ads during our promotional period.
The "copy to SCEN" feature applies to new ads being submitted to
BAEN for the first time (the green SCEN check box appears on the
final approval screen). Unfortunately we can't apply it
retroactively to ads that have already been submitted. But you can
log in to SCEN at
www.socalequest.com/member.php and submit your photo ad
directly; either way, your SCEN photo ads will be FREE of charge.
Note: If you don't yet have a user account on SCEN you'll need to
sign up first at
Exploring all the Internet has to offer
can be great fun and very profitable, but it pays to have some
"street smarts". Please see important information on Internet scams,
including updates on the ubiquitous
"Cashier's Check Scam"
and other recent scam news. We urge you
to learn how to recognize scam pitches and take appropriate steps to
Attention, all Equine Businesses, Clubs and Associations!
Are you listed in our public business directory?
, and if your organization is not listed please see
on how to add or
for assistance. There's no charge for this service if
your business or organization is located in California. Don't see
your favorite business or organization listed? Let them know and
help us spread the word. Thousands of visitors search BAEN daily
looking for products and services in their area - make sure they can
| Attentio n,
Mac/Safari Browser Users:
Our parent company Extend, Inc.
is working to resolve an incompatibility problem between Mac's
Safari browser and our Classified Ads' php programming. Please note
it's not Mac per se, and not all Safari users are affected. If you
have difficulty accessing our site using Safari, please try IE,
Netscape, or Opera. Can't access our control panel or secure pages?
BAEN will post and edit ads directly for you. Use our
Safari-friendly secure form at
to submit a
photo ad. If you're submitting a text-only ad, no need to use a
form; just email your text directly to
along with your instructions and we'll post
it for you.
| Have questions or need
, write to us at
, or call 800-943-8883 during regular business
hours. We're happy to help.
Tips on navigating our site:
Having difficulty viewing a page? Not seeing the most recent ads?
Not receiving BAENmail? Please check the following:
- Erase your Temporary Internet Files - this can greatly
improve the performance of your browser and should be part of your
- Clear your browser's history.
- Refresh the page 2-3 times in your browser. Allow the page
to download completely before scrolling or clicking on links.
- Set your browser and/or Internet Security software to
allow cookies from bayequest.info. For more information on
- Turn off ad-blocking on this site . Many
individuals and business networks are using Internet protection/ad
blocking software such as Norton NIC, Google, etc. and leaving all
default features turned on. These ad-blocking programs can interfere
with your ability to navigate this and other web sites by hiding or
disabling legitimate links. If you see blank spaces instead of
"Submit new text-only ad", "Submit new photo ad", "Classified Ads",
"Horses For Sale", etc. or if the links don't function, then
ad-blocking software is a likely culprit. Symantec's Norton Internet
Security and Firewall software is the #1 offender; it's included
with many new computers and comes with ad blocking turned ON by
default. You can turn off Norton NIC ad-blocking for a specific web
site and leave it on for others.
- Turn off anti-popup software on this site .
Many links in our Classified Ads open in a new browser window so
you'll never get "lost" from where you started. If you have
anti-popup software running on your computer, please set it to allow
popup windows while navigating our site. BAEN never uses popups to
- Are you a Safari user? BAEN has discovered a
conflict between Mac's Safari browser and our Classified Ads'
programming. We're working to locate and fix the problem. In the
meantime please use Internet Explorer, Netscape, or Opera to browse
- If you have anti-spam software screening your email, please set
it to allow email from the domains BAYEQUEST.COM and BAYEQUEST.INFO.