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.

    24 vote(s)
    22.0%
  2. No, I'll visit Buy & Sell if I want to see those.

    79 vote(s)
    72.5%
  3. Doesn't matter to me.

    6 vote(s)
    5.5%
  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Would like to get some member input on this. Please vote and comment.
     
  2. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    (bar graphs still not working in FireFox 36 nor Chrome, with the Dark theme) :blush:

    Barry
     
  3. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    I voted no, but that is as a reader of the forums. As a seller I could see where I may want that. Honestly I think that should stay in that section and if people want to buy they can visit it.
     
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  4. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
  5. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    Personally, I think it just clogs things up. If you could somehow select not to see them, then I don't think it would matter.
     
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  6. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
  7. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

    Is there any way the user could make this choice as part of his preferences?

    Brian
     
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  8. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    There is no way to make this user configurable at the present time.
     
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  9. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    Why don't you just stick it below the Recent Discussions links like you did before? You could probably reduce the Recent Discussions by a third?
     
  10. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    @dornblaser@dornblaser - Easy to do. Not sure if anyone looked there, though?
     
  11. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    I suspect the Buy & Sell section is secondary for everyone except those who need to sell something. I think that many of us never look at it. While you need to support the Buy & Sell section don't promote it so much that it changes the focus of the site. IMHO.
     
  12. m43happy

    m43happy Mu-43 Veteran

    435
    Feb 18, 2012
    I vote no. The last thing you want is people bumping their FS/WTB threads multiple times and having them knock down the list actual active discussions. Just my 2 cents.
     
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  13. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    I voted "no" but I really liked the former way, where discussions were in a top section along the right, and buy/sell in a bottom section along the right. If that's not possible, then I'd vote just to leave them out.
     
  14. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    guess?
    I'd rather see some broad categories in FS/FT. e.g. digital, film, old lenses, or whatever.
     
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  15. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 12, 2011
    South Bend, IN
    Voted No, but I agree a good compromise would be having a separate section under "Recent Discussions" on the side like before.
     
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  16. On a quieter forum it is probably a good way to pad out the number of recent posts, but here there would be too many of them. As it is the Active Discussions list only shows 50 per page which lessens the chance of threads that fall off the first page coming back again.
     
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  17. Jesse_S

    Jesse_S Mu-43 Regular

    73
    Jan 7, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    Not particularly, but I do miss the "deals" section at the top.
     
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  18. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    I had actually figured out a way on the old site to get the buy& sell threads to come up with new posts... I happened upon good deals on 3 lenses that way.
    So, I'd like to be able to keep seeing them, but a separate link on the toolbar to them would be fine.

    Thanks,
    Barry
     
  19. bassman

    bassman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    682
    Apr 22, 2013
    New Jersey
    Scott
    No no no
     
  20. atnbirdie

    atnbirdie Mu-43 Regular

    53
    Apr 13, 2013
    Maryland
    I concur with keeping buy/sell/trade posts in separate section to keep main discussions uncluttered. Also agree to make it easier to access b/s/t. I don't just use it for sales, but have picked up items that way too.