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could we make a change to the sell and trade forums please?

Discussion in 'BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements' started by ninny, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. ninny

    ninny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    IL side of the QCA
    i was thinking that maybe the selling and trading forums should be separated by state maybe? or maybe by breed or pick up only or will ship? i get annoyed looking though a ton of stuff to find one post that looks promising and its not.

    so maybe have them by state and in the subject you have to put the other info.

    so like this: Illinois
    then the subject would have to read

    2 silkies+3 RIRS/pick up only/free to good home

    or

    breeding pair barred rocks/will ship

    so if i just want to have them shipped and i want some barred rocks i can go to the illinois link. skim the topics till i see barred rocks. Then see willing to ship and know i want to click that link. instead of searching 3 pages and opening 5 different links. to not find one that will ship.

    or maybe by breed
    so it would read like this: rocks

    3 roosters/ 4 hens/ pick up only/iowa

    i think that one would be messier though. when people have different breeds to sell.

    just my thoughts on it.
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    It is helpful to have your state and short but descriptive title and ship or P.U.

    like
    "OR-Rouen Ducks-P.U. only"

    or
    OR-Wanted Ducks"
    Like that.

    Those who are not descriptive are losing out on a lot of potential responses.
     
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Easier to just put your state in the title. There are many on the forum who ship across the U.S and buyers who gladly deal that way. So for them to have to go through over 50 different listing pages would cause even more problems. Imagine a seller having to post over 50 times because they will ship anywhere in the U.S.

    We have asked before that people put their state in the title but it seems with so many new members that needs to be reinforced again.
     
  4. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well once I start, I now know that I will need to post the state at the beginning. Just gonna have to put it in a newsletter maybe?I know it says not many newsletters but maybe this and anything like contests and such could be included in this for a helping hand to us newbies?Not trying to be pushy, just a suggestion for a helping hand maybe.
     
  5. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Yeah, I agree, people just need to put it in the title. Honestly, several of us feel BST has been seperated enough to be confusing as it is. More so and I'd probably write off that section of the board completely! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2008
  6. KellyGwen

    KellyGwen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe the posting page could be changed for BST so that a reminder of the "proper posting format" is automatically entered into the subject line when someone starts a new post (like "ENTER STATE/ITEM/SHIP? HERE")
     
  7. ninny

    ninny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    IL side of the QCA
    Quote:that would work
     

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