Re: Trying to create a freecycle group #groupname


Thanks but I'm sure the name follows the rules. And it seems odd that a freecycle group would choose to be private..... Seems like I would get an error message that says that name is taken, instead of not valid, if there was already a group with that name. The names I've been trying are.... Freecycle xx xx with xx xx being our location.

On Tue, Oct 13, 2020, 2:26 PM Frances <frances@...> wrote:
On Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 02:21 PM, Marilyn wrote:
I have 3 freecycle groups on Yahoo that I have been trying to create a new group at io. I get an error message that the name is not valid. I searched io and there is not a group already with that name, so why can't I create one? I've sent in a help request, but have not heard back yet.  Marilyn
The group name may be used by a group that has not chosen to appear in the publicly accessible list of groups. 
Or the name you have chosen may not follow the rues:
  • The Group name must be 34 characters or less and cannot contain spaces, pluses, periods, or underscores. (length verified Mar 8, 2020)
 See Help also:
  1. Note: 
  • The name cannot contain spaces, plus signs, slashes, periods, or underscores. (Hyphens are allowed.)
  • It is possible to change this name later but be aware that renaming an existing group has repercussions. (See Renaming groups.)
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