Is it possible to create a classified ad with an initial state of "hidden"? Or can I manually hide an ad?
I'd like to create a new ad a bit at a time before publishing to the BHO community.
If you create a Classified ad, then hit “publish,” it is PUBLIC from then on, unless you decide to hide it or delete it, or a moderator decides to hide or delete it.
An initial state of “hidden,” would only be possible if you hid the ad immediately after hitting “Post This Ad.”
There is no “Post Ad But Hide It Immediately,” button, which is what I believe you’re driving at.
If you're not sure what you want on your classified, do one on your computer/tablet/cell phone and work on it until it's like you want it, then put it on the Hangout and check it out, preview it, make sure it's correct before you hit publish.
And to answer your question: No, there is no way to hide an ad that I'm aware of except what's already been mentioned and that definitely isn't what you're looking for.
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