Re: Classifieds vs. auctions
i hear you, but there is no way to mandate a price (or location) before the ad is posted. If there was, i'd require the price. As a result, you'd have to delete the ads/threads... so then a newcomer emails every moderator asking "why was my ad deleted".
the classifieds traffic and newbies who might stay/contribute later on. i don't see the problem ignoring certain sellers and buying/selling only to those whom you are familiar with. YMMV.
I have considered requring to be LOGGED-IN to view the classifieds, but ultimately that also stops nothing... glen