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Please re-think separating WANTED from FOR SALE

Discussion in 'Swapmeet Talk' started by KE0EYJ, Jul 12, 2019.

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  1. KE0EYJ

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    Kind of disappointed to see we now have a separate wanted section, in a different area than for sale.

    I know I've personally sold things because I happened to see someone's "wanted" ad in the "for sale" section. Many hams have tables full of equipment they don't use much, or don't think about. Unless they go looking in the "wanted" forum, they're not going to come across someone's interest in wanting to buy something they could easily just sell off.
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  2. NN4RH

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    I am cancelling you out.

    I am glad they separated it. It is a lot easier to browse in an organized manner through two separated lists, than one all scrambled together. Doesn't seem to me to be much trouble at all to look at two forums.
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  3. WB2LBV

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    Plus it makes it easier to enforce the new "no email addresses in wanted ads" rule.
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  4. N1VAU

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    I like the for sale and wanted forums separated as well.
  5. KS4W

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    I know this isn't a poll but I like the separate forums as well.
  6. AJ4GQ

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    I'm with the separate group and adding WB2LBV's astute observation makes this a no brainer. Thank you Fred.
  7. AH7I

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    I like the two sections together. I do not see how anyone could confuse wanted and sale with the big flags.
  8. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Search works for me on my computer.
  9. KE0EYJ

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    How would you apply search to the argument I made?
  10. N2PQW

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    I have neither positive nor negative opinion about the separation of the Wanted / For Sale sections, but I can see (I believe) why it was done.

    The WANTED section is now only visible to logged-in and registered users, and is not accessible for those browsing anonymously. I PRESUME this was done to keep out the prying eyes of the scam artists, who, also presumably, were mining the Wanted listings for potentially gullible 'buyers'.

    It would be great if an Admin or Moderator could validate my theory, but I'm quite sure that was the plan.

    David / N2PQW

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