Sep 24, 2011 at 6:16 am #1279732
Logan KidwellBPL Member
I have a suggestion for the Gear Swap area: how about breaking it up – gear for sale and a seperate "wanting to buy" section. I've noticed that breaking Trip Reports up has really streamlined what I mostly want to look at (post trip reports).
Perhaps a similar change would streamline shopping and swapping. That forum ses so much volume that the "wanting to buy" posts quickly get buried.
Thanks for considering this,
LoganSep 27, 2011 at 6:17 am #1783937
Justin CBPL Member
@paintballr4lifeLocale: East Coast
I really like that suggestion.Oct 4, 2011 at 11:56 am #1786584
@davecLocale: The West Slope
Thirded.Oct 9, 2011 at 2:03 pm #1788481
Danny MilksBPL Member
@dannymilksLocale: SF Bay Area
I like this idea.Oct 9, 2011 at 9:22 pm #1788657
Stephen BodiyaBPL Member
It is a good idea, but I think that the search feature needs to be fixed/implemented directly into Gear Swap to have this idea work effectively.
If not, some sellers/buyers might not take the time to browse through the listings in the WTB/FS forums.
It'd be nice and quick for a seller/buyer to do a search for a WTB/FS thread before posting. It would also significantly reduce clutter and redundant postings.
But the current search doesn't really satisfy the needs for quickness/accuracy… just one more need to fix the searchOct 10, 2011 at 10:36 am #1788780
Addie BedfordBPL Member
Done. There are now two forums: Gear Swap: Selling and Gear Swap: Buying.
Stephen: the general site search has been fixed with an integrated Google search. To use the forum search effectively requires specific use of keywords and search limiters. We have no plans to change forum searches at this time.
AddieOct 10, 2011 at 10:58 am #1788787
Kendall ClementBPL Member
@socalpackerLocale: Southern California
Awesome idea! This is going to make things much easier in the Gear Swap!Oct 11, 2011 at 8:06 am #1789111
Daryl and DarylBPL Member
@lyrad1Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Great improvement in the buy and sell forums.
ThanksOct 11, 2011 at 8:14 am #1789118
Aw gee, it's only a partial solution.
Gear Swap: Selling: No guns, knives or religious paraphernalia
Gear Swap: Selling: Stuff made by underpaid Asians and Indians and imported by rich, non-taxed American businessmen
Gear Swap: Selling: Stuff made by Americans who pay their taxes like patriots should
Gear Swap: Selling: Backpacking equipment never used by Gays
Gear Swap: Selling: Guns, knives, religious paraphernalia (never used by Gays)
Gear Swap: Selling: Gay stuff
That should do it…..Oct 11, 2011 at 12:54 pm #1789228
Edward ZBPL Member
@fuzzLocale: Sunny San Diego
I just busted a gut.Oct 11, 2011 at 10:07 pm #1789427
Bill FornshellBPL Member
@bfornshellLocale: Southern Texas
I think BPL.com should start a second web site called "BackingPackingLight Sell,Swap&Chaff.com".
Make it a membership site at $25 a year or $150 for life.
All Selling, Swapping and Chaffing on that site ONLY and to members ONLY.
That gets the Sellers, Swappers and Chaffers out of here and gives BPL.com some extra money.Oct 12, 2011 at 7:55 pm #1789813
Ceph LotusBPL Member
I don't think it's working too well. I'm seeing a lot of WTB posts in the Gear Swap: Selling section. :(Oct 13, 2011 at 9:05 am #1790001
Addie BedfordBPL Member
I'm moving it back to one forum. It just worked better, more transactions.
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