I'm going to come off like a broke record, but the organization is just bad. Now with these new tags - it's completely gone.
We've lost the ability to "browse" a section, i.e. - frequently I would go into the Race Cars and Track Parts For Sale forum just to see what was out there. I would often end up seeing something that I was not actively searching for, but would end up purchasing. The Tag systems eliminates this possibility because to get results at all in line with a category your searching for, you have to search a specific tag. Not to mention, requiring sellers to input every possible tag is unrealistic. End result is that maybe there is a TC Kline Roll bar or XYZ part out there for sale - but because the tags weren't applied by the seller just right, and/or because I didn't search them just right - I'll never know.
I'm also getting results from a bunch of other forums. Maybe some training or a guide for how to use and navigate would alleviate some of this.
I don't know, maybe it's just me, but like I've said before the best part of the old classifieds was that it was well organized and kept within this community. That's been reversed with the new system.
I also don't buy the argument that "the user can link their post to a specific forum". The reality is unless they are forced to put their item in the correct forum, it simply won't happen. There doesn't seem to be any moderators curating the classified forums anymore, so there's also no correction once something is in the wrong place.
tag feed and receive email digests that include those results. All of the subforum categories on Bimmerforums were grandfathered into its own exclusive tag.
We understand search tools are limited. We just completed the redesign of the marketplace (earlier this week) and are now currently working on better search/filter tools to compliment. We are also working on better ways to follow, view, and manage marketplace tags. Currently, you can see the tags you are following in your Panjo profile.
At this time, a seller can only tag their listing with a maximum of 5 tags. We display the number of members following a certain tag to help sellers utilize these tools efficiently to reach a larger audience. Our community team does actively look at every new listing to add the appropriate tags when needed.
Hope this clears up any confusion! If you'd like to read more about the new features we recently released, FAQs, or how-to guides, they can be found archived in our Support forum.
Ultimately, you should revise the market forums from the way they are. I just went into the 3 series for sale, and I can barely find cars listed because there are so many parts threads. I don't want to search because I'm always browsing for e30's, e36's and e46's. Whatever the next project happens to be. I can't really do that anymore, so I barely go into these sections. Might as well get rid of them since they are pointless. Maybe there is a better way to organize the forum to match Panjo, since Panjo doesn't work with the sections very well.
78 635CSi Euro 5spd <Haven't found it yet>
84 633CSi Auto <For Sale>
85 325e 2dr 5spd
86 325 2dr 5spd
95 530i 5spd <Sold!>
96 328is 5spd <Wrecked! >
99 328is 5spd
01 325ci 5spd
08 Outback 5spd
I guess it is what it is and the forums are basically dead/useless now. Just a shame the Admins didn't poll users before making such a pivotal shift when they admittedly spend very little time in the classifieds. I also keep hearing that "users requested XYZ" - where is this occurring? Doesn't seem to be on bfc...
So far not a single person has posted in this thread in favor of keeping Panjo. Not one. In fact, I don't know anyone on the forums who likes it. Additionally, I know several people who no longer frequent Bf.c solely BECAUSE of Panjo.
Kevlar, why don't you create a site-wide poll; Who is in favor of keeping Panjo or getting rid of it? I bet you would have an overwhelming amount of support to get rid of it, that seems like a pretty fair and legit way of deciding whether or not the feature stays.
Personally, I hate Panjo. I haven't been able to post in the classifieds for weeks now, so I resort to cluttering up the sub forums with my FS threads.
I could never use it via the mobile app on my phone.
I used to exclusively sell stuff on bf.c , now I predominantly sell on FB, ebay, CL, etc. Nobody likes Panjo. And BTW, that alone SHOULD be a good enough reason to get rid of it. There is a reason nobody likes it, and it isn't because it improves the feeling, flow, and appeal of this site. It detracts from it, significantly.
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I know you don't like this answer, but it's true, I just don't like it, it's the truth, bf.c is the only forum I frequent that uses it and I dread creating a thread here because of all the extra steps, I then to create more threads on other forums and only the bigger items i list here.
The fact that there are fees for selling stuff, I also don't like.
If I wanted to pay fees I'd list it on ebay.
I also just don't like that it is not bf.c , I don't care how good it is, or what BS benefits there are. I come here for bf.c not some farmed out solution.
Sorry it's the truth.