Kupo~o Welcome to the personal ads. I’m Molly, and I’ll be helping you along the way! To place an ad, first choose a separate screen name that will identify you, but also leave you as anonymous possible. That screen name should go in the subject line every time you comment so the people with whom you are corresponding can be sure they are speaking to the same character each time.
Remember, the point of this is to have fun, and while stealing another user’s screen name would be very easy here, remember that spoiling the fun of other people is not nice.
An ad will somewhat resemble this:
Subject: Mooglebelle (your anon name)
Examples of reasons for placing an ad: M seeking F, Kalm area / Airship for sale/ Help wanted
Below the purpose statement of the ad, place a brief description – you know, the whole "enjoys long walks on the beach" babble, the dimensions of the airship, vague details of the job for which you are hiring.
In the case of buying/selling or hiring, people can probably make their real names known very quickly for the purposes of contact information. For people-finding, the unveiling process may take a bit longer, if only to better enjoy the suspense.
Once both people have revealed themselves, feel free to move to a separate thread if interaction is going to continue, whether this thread represents a phone call or a string of texts/emails.