...or make it more like Craigslist. Above the BST forums, add a searchbar that searches the body of the post. I like the organization idea of Hardgoods/Softgoods/WTB. If people have multiple items to sell, they can place all of their hardgoods in one thread in the correct category, all of their softgoods in one thread in one category. More work for users but in return they get lightyears simpler navigation. Not to mention that at least one of their threads is mor likely to get noticed.
In terms of posting, I want to see a Craigslist-like photo uploader separate from the site's uploader. This eliminates the issue of people posting all of their pictures in public photo albums. No matter how you tell them to privatize their photos, they will not do it. This solves that problem. Require at least two photos in each sale.
Eliminate the GUI editor and use a simple HTML one instead. Often having HTML makes text input a lot more flexible.
With a searchbar that searches the body of the post, not the title, tagging/keywords for threads could be put at the bottom of the post at the seller's discretion. If he doesn't want his thread noticed, he wouldn't tag it. But obviously most people would recognize the inherent value of such an opportunity to tag your threads.
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(on October 2-3, 2009
): Schweitzer receives first snowfall of the 2009-10 season. Ken Barrett, lead guide at Selkirk Powder Company, kicks off season by skiing down the ramp outside SPC's private lodge. Think Snow.