Originally Posted by sjmin209
Personally, I wouldn't mind even more severe restrictions & enforcement in the B&S forum. I've recently seen sellers bump their threads with messages like "I'm going to post more items tomorrow," or by posting messages telling someone that they've replied to a PM.
Two couple ideas that come to mind, neither of which is perfect:
-Don't allow any responses to posts at all. Questions can be asked and answered by PM; if sellers need to update information, they can use the edit function.
-Charge for posting in B&S. I believe AAAC has started this recently, in part to reduce spam. If you had to pay for every post in B&S (not just every new thread), I imagine bumping would be reduced; questions could still be handled via PM. Given that B&S is a great service, and far preferable to eBay, I wouldn't mind paying a little to use it.
1) Questions can be useful to other potential buyers. Yes, there is some abuse of the system, but there is some abuse of any system. Just be aware that if you are an abuser, and suddenly get spanked for something you've been getting away with, don't whine.
2) You know how you gauge the success of a forum? By the content and the traffic. To make people pay to use a service they can get for free elsewhere (i.e. other fora) that increases both is akin to shooting your dick off. Me, I like my dick where it is.