Only a small handful of users have asked to try out the buy and sell forum, at this point, I'm wondering if the effort already expended was time wasted.
I know the board software is rather limited (but much nice to look at than your standard vbb, btw)... but anyway, here's a wish:
I usually use the "Show unread posts since last visit" option to scan for new threads that could benefit from my wisdom and deep photography insight :->. Currently, this is being spammed by "17-40L" and the like threads that are only "for sale" posts very few people will be interested in.
Could you please:
a) add an option not to let this subforum show up on the "Show unread posts since last visit" list, or ideally let the users select what subforums they're interested in at all
b) if this is not possible: Add a mandatory prefix "For sale" to posts in this subforum so they are recognizable at first sight.
c) remove this subforum, personally I don't really think its necessary esp. since the CR memebers seem the be spread around the globe and I'm unlikely to buy used gear from another country.
Thanks for considering!
I did find a feature called "allow Boards to be Ignored". I turned it on. You can now check the boards you wish to ignore in your profile.
From the user manual.
"Ignore Boards Options
If enabled by an administrator, users can choose to ignore any boards on the forum. When a board is ignored, it is still shown on the Board Index, but the New Posts icon will not show up for this board. In addition, new posts will not be shown for an ignored board when using the link Show unread posts since last visit. Neither will they be shown when using the link Unread posts next to the category names in the Board Index. However, when using the link Show new replies to your posts, new posts in an ignored board will still be shown. Also, when entering an ignored board via the Board Index, topics that have new posts will still be indicated with an icon.
I may have to turn this off if a lot of people use it and it drags the system down. The processor might have to check that table every time. We have a lot of members on the board at one time, and around the time of new model announcements, I've seen several thousand.
I'll try to turn off this feature for new users and only have it active for those with X posts.