Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Sugar Land, Texas
Would just one sub-sub-forum for "bikes only"be enough? The OP mentions jackets, coolers and folios. Each of those items need their own private section too, right? Following the thought process would put gloves, boots, pants, jackets and helmets as indivudal sub-sub-forums of the protective gear sub-forum.
I think that clicking the "Search This Forum" option, top right hand corner of the 4-Sale by Owner sub-forum does what some want - a custom filtered 4-Sale listing.
Clicking that, going "Advanced" and searching titles only for "Goldwing" produced a custom list. 18 of the first 25 shown were Goldwing only bikes for sale. No Harley or Kawasaki listed. There were a couple more pages of results behind that, but since newest was first, the the second page was last years posts and beyond. A search for "ABS" filtered it down to bikes I might be interested in. I should add "red" so I would get it down to only the bikes my wife would be interested in!
Similarly, a search of entire posts, not just the titles, found a lot of "gloves" for sale, most where the seller had multiple items listed. But every thread shown had some gloves for sale. We can search ... or we can make a sub-forum for protective gear, gloves only, men's only, XXXL only. Then I would not be searching for the right gloves for me, but instead I would be searching 4 levels down for the right sub-forum.
We could create sub-forums to no end with the sellers (and moderators) trying to figure out which sub-forum to properly list their item(s) in. Then a seller would need to create and track multiple 4-sale posts, each in the correct sub-forum to sell multiple items.
IMHO, using the search function is a much simpler solution. Maybe we can figure a way to improve the search function. But I don't think creating a lot of additional sub-forums is the best way to approach this issue.
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