Do folks want to see Buy & Sell threads in Active Discussions and New Posts?

Discussion in 'Help and Feedback' started by Amin Sabet, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. Yes, I'd like to see them included.

    4 vote(s)
  2. No, I'll visit Buy & Sell if I want to see those.

    13 vote(s)
  3. Doesn't matter to me.

    3 vote(s)
  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Would like to get some member input on this. Please vote and comment.
  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Sure, I'm more likely to see them if they show up in the Active Discussions list. They usually don't stay there long, so I don't see them being a problem, but I'd imagine it will be easier to both sell and buy if they come up in the Active threads when they're first posted...

  3. MoonMind

    MoonMind SC Top Veteran

    Dec 29, 2013
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    I'm actually very happy about the fact that I *don't* see those threads - if I want that, I use the search tools or go to the respective section of the forum, that's easy and straightforward. This forum is about photography, it's not a marketplace in the first place, is is? Besides, there are enough GAS incubators around here anyway, no need to further fuel the fire ...

    I more or less gave up on other boards that featured Buy & Sell threads prominently, drowning out the interesting stuff.

  4. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
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    I would rather not see them to be honest. As long as there is a 'For Sale' section that's easy to get to then all is good in my weird little world :D
  5. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    its not like we are inundated with them if we were I'd vote no
  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Right - they were mixed in together on the old site and I didn't think it was even remotely overwhelming. The bottom line is it would make the classified section more effective for both buyer and seller. The seller is more likely to have his or her product seen by someone who might be interested even if they weren't thinking about it enough to go check the classifieds. And the buyer is more likely to see something that might pique his or her interest, or see it first, or whatever. If we'd been inundated by them in the past, I'd vote no too, but I actually found it pretty useful that way...

    If the consensus is not to include them, no problem, but I'm pretty sure I'd be more likely to advertise my used stuff elsewhere first, where it would be more likely to be seen by more eyes...

  7. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
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    I prefer not to see them. Unlike Ray and Red, I did find them overwhelming. Overwhelming in the sense that, once included, there was less space for regular forum threads to be listed, and they are of greater interest to me...

    Like Andy... as long as I can access them via an entry in the forums or at the top of the page as now, I'm happy.
  8. teddoman

    teddoman SC Regular

    Apr 4, 2013
    Depends on one's state of GAS. If you're having a GAS outbreak, you'd probably want to see them. If you're temporarily sated, then no.

    I think new B&S threads would be more useful to add to active discussions than replies and bumps if you were going to do it.
  9. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Interesting observation. I see it just the opposite though - if I have GAS, it's usually GAS for something in particular, at which point I'm looking in all of the classified sections I think appropriate for that particular item. It's when I don't have GAS that I sometimes stumble on a really good deal on something that I decide I'd like to check out. If I have GAS, I'm looking for it - it's when I'm not looking that having it out front will sometimes get me to think about something I hadn't been... For some, that might be too great a temptation, but I like it. I don't often buy stuff that way, but I have and probably will again. And, at the very least, I find it interesting to see what kind of stuff people are off-loading and what they're keeping...

  10. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Its also interesting on occasion to see what people want to offload (often having previously sung the praises)
  11. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg Rorschach Test Pilot

    Apr 18, 2014
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    Not really. They're just a click away anyway.