"Well, the big problem is the Subject of the original thread cannot be edited, AFAIK. It would be great to see:"
Of the original thread, no, but of the original post, yes. So if going through Gear Swap, you would see "New Gatewood Cape $20 - SOLD" as the original post on the left, but not on the thread title on the right.
As far as the rest of your post, funny! And oh so true, eh?