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Logan Kidwell
(Logan) - MLife

Locale: Maine
gear swap forum suggestion on 09/24/2011 07:16:33 MDT Print View

I have a suggestion for the Gear Swap area: how about breaking it up - gear for sale and a seperate "wanting to buy" section. I've noticed that breaking Trip Reports up has really streamlined what I mostly want to look at (post trip reports).

Perhaps a similar change would streamline shopping and swapping. That forum ses so much volume that the "wanting to buy" posts quickly get buried.

Thanks for considering this,


Justin C
(paintballr4life) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
re: on 09/27/2011 07:17:07 MDT Print View

I really like that suggestion.

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
gear swap on 10/04/2011 12:56:44 MDT Print View


Danny Milks
(dannymilks) - MLife

Locale: Sierras
Gear Swap on 10/09/2011 15:03:29 MDT Print View

I like this idea.

Stephen B
(8bodi7) - F

Locale: Michigan
Gear Swap on 10/09/2011 22:22:43 MDT Print View

It is a good idea, but I think that the search feature needs to be fixed/implemented directly into Gear Swap to have this idea work effectively.

If not, some sellers/buyers might not take the time to browse through the listings in the WTB/FS forums.

It'd be nice and quick for a seller/buyer to do a search for a WTB/FS thread before posting. It would also significantly reduce clutter and redundant postings.

But the current search doesn't really satisfy the needs for quickness/accuracy... just one more need to fix the search

Addie Bedford
(addiebedford) - MLife

Locale: Montana
I can do this! on 10/10/2011 11:36:04 MDT Print View

Done. There are now two forums: Gear Swap: Selling and Gear Swap: Buying.

Stephen: the general site search has been fixed with an integrated Google search. To use the forum search effectively requires specific use of keywords and search limiters. We have no plans to change forum searches at this time.


Edited by addiebedford on 10/10/2011 11:51:16 MDT.

Kendall Clement
(socalpacker) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
RE: "gear swap forum suggestion" on 10/10/2011 11:58:42 MDT Print View

Awesome idea! This is going to make things much easier in the Gear Swap!

Daryl and Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: I can do this! on 10/11/2011 09:06:19 MDT Print View

Great improvement in the buy and sell forums.


Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: I can do this! on 10/11/2011 09:14:32 MDT Print View

Aw gee, it's only a partial solution.

Should be:

Gear Swap: Selling: No guns, knives or religious paraphernalia
Gear Swap: Selling: Stuff made by underpaid Asians and Indians and imported by rich, non-taxed American businessmen
Gear Swap: Selling: Stuff made by Americans who pay their taxes like patriots should
Gear Swap: Selling: Backpacking equipment never used by Gays
Gear Swap: Selling: Guns, knives, religious paraphernalia (never used by Gays)
Gear Swap: Selling: Gay stuff

That should do it.....

Edward Z
(Fuzz) - MLife

Locale: Sunny San Diego
HAH! on 10/11/2011 13:54:24 MDT Print View

I just busted a gut.

Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
Re: gear swap forum suggestion on 10/11/2011 23:07:02 MDT Print View

I think should start a second web site called "BackingPackingLight Sell,Swap&".

Make it a membership site at $25 a year or $150 for life.

All Selling, Swapping and Chaffing on that site ONLY and to members ONLY.

That gets the Sellers, Swappers and Chaffers out of here and gives some extra money.

Ceph Lotus
(Cephalotus) - MLife

Locale: California
WTB posts in Gear Swap: Selling on 10/12/2011 20:55:55 MDT Print View

I don't think it's working too well. I'm seeing a lot of WTB posts in the Gear Swap: Selling section. :(

Addie Bedford
(addiebedford) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Swing and a miss on 10/13/2011 10:05:16 MDT Print View

I'm moving it back to one forum. It just worked better, more transactions.