This organisation has local groups all over the world most seem to be using Yahoo Groups as a method of Offering and Asking for the Free Items that people want to dispose of. It struck me that a database driven solution would be able to show all of the items still on offer, those taken etc. etc.
Not that I've got any chance of actually doing it as I'm not up to that sort of codeing, however, as FreeCycle seems to be based on not making Givers and Takers pay anything, prehaps some community minded Joomla Developer could create a component to handle this better?
The Freecycle Network™ is made up of many individual groups across the globe. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns.
When you want to find a new home for something -- whether it's a chair, a fax machine, piano, or an old door -- you simply send an e-mail offering it to members of the local Freecycle group.
Or, maybe you're looking to acquire something yourself. Simply respond to a member's offer, and you just might get it. After that, it's up to the giver to decide who receives the gift and to set up a pickup time for passing on the treasure.
Our main rule: Everything posted must be free, legal, and appropriate for all ages.