Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:52 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:45 am 
BoTM Winner
BoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:18 am
Posts: 1462
Location: Toronto, Canada
I am fairly new here, and the site is great.

I just wanted to make a lil' comment on the for sale forum. The volume of stuff going through there is becoming epic. Maybe its time to have separate threads within the forum ("Bikes, Frames, and Forks", "Drive train", "Wheels and Tires", etc etc.). It might be helpful.

Just tossing that out there. Just a thought. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:57 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:12 am
Posts: 680
Location: Anglesey
The only drawback with that, is that there are a lot of sellers with a variety of items who would then need to create, and maintain, a number of different threads in different sub-sections. If they're using regular sales as a source of income, then that's fair enough, but if someone's just trying to clear their shed/garage they might not have the time.

I do see where you're coming from though - there's been a few times when I've seen a part that interests me, forgotten the user name, and it's taken me ages to trawl through all the ads to find it! I guess there could be a seperate section for whole bikes, though, like in the Road forums (in fact I think it was suggested before?)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:23 am 
BoTM Winner
BoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:18 am
Posts: 1462
Location: Toronto, Canada
Koupe wrote:
The only drawback with that, is that there are a lot of sellers with a variety of items who would then need to create, and maintain, a number of different threads in different sub-sections. If they're using regular sales as a source of income, then that's fair enough, but if someone's just trying to clear their shed/garage they might not have the time.


That's a fair point. Maybe there could be a bulk item category to make it easier on those folk.

Having even 3-5 different themed categories within the thread might help. It seems to work on other forum and help sales and people find what they are looking for, which I guess is the bottom line.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:33 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:36 pm
Posts: 16748
Location: Yorkshire, England
Use the 'bookmark topic' function?

Koupe wrote:
The only drawback with that, is that there are a lot of sellers with a variety of items who would then need to create, and maintain, a number of different threads in different sub-sections. If they're using regular sales as a source of income, then that's fair enough, but if someone's just trying to clear their shed/garage they might not have the time.

I do see where you're coming from though - there's been a few times when I've seen a part that interests me, forgotten the user name, and it's taken me ages to trawl through all the ads to find it! I guess there could be a seperate section for whole bikes, though, like in the Road forums (in fact I think it was suggested before?)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:23 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:46 pm
Posts: 656
Location: Hampshire
Sorry for the hijack but - What's worse is the muppets with a For Sale thread which they add too over a period of months or even years, what's the point?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:00 pm 
BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:36 am
Posts: 4715
Location: Burlington, ON Canada
swannymere wrote:
Sorry for the hijack but - What's worse is the muppets with a For Sale thread which they add too over a period of months or even years, what's the point?


Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:14 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:08 am
Posts: 189
Location: Reading
Best thing that could be done with that thread is that all dealings are done in thread and no dibbing.....IMO


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:16 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:13 pm
Posts: 9730
Location: Skipton
If you think it's busy now you should have seen it a couple of years ago!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:05 pm 
BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:36 am
Posts: 4715
Location: Burlington, ON Canada
vmlopes wrote:
Best thing that could be done with that thread is that all dealings are done in thread and no dibbing.....IMO


I'd settle for a little more consistency from buyers/sellers (less lead vs. gold syndrome).


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:54 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:26 pm
Posts: 16945
Location: 54 Festive Road Winchcombe GLOUCS Yarp...
I find it hard to find specific things I need. The titles often don't give much of a clue. Maybe there would be some way of defining the search criteria in the same way as a certain site?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: IHateRain, T'boo Ted, xerxes and 31 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group