i see quite a few people posting "for sale" stuff in this forum, which i say is wrong......but i also know that if i want something that is bushy related, it is a PITA to look through B/S/T forum. can we just add a sub-forum to ICD for B/S/T of bushy related stuff. i know this will prolly never happen, but it would make it easier to trade and sell to members of the forum....you know, kinda like incest....keeping it in the family. there are a lot fewer of us than the other guns combined, so if i wanted to sell a barrel with ICD threads, then it would be posted with the 50000000000000000 other for sell posts and get lost to people that need bushy equipment. YES, i know that the search button works, just thought this might make things a little easier.
yeah, that seems like the best plan is to give each company a BST. my thoughts are that they should be only for marker specific products, but you know people will end up putting whatever in them and the mods having to move threads around. might not be a bad idea to have a separate mod just for each company's BST, and for some of the smaller companies that don't get a lot of posts, the regular mod could monitor the BST as well.
i just think that if i was looking for an angel, it would be 10 times easier to go to the angel BST to look. as it is now, i would have to do a search and it would bring up the 5000 posts that say will trade for an angel and have to sift through 20 pages to find what i'm looking for.
in addition, the site could prolly be set to delete all BST posts that have not been posted in say 60 days. i know you all want to keep the posts so that nothing crooked will happen but if the post is dead for 60 days, either its not going to sell and the seller needs to repost with a different price or the item sold and there were no problems with the transaction.
also, i think the BST should be split into categories like regulators, hoppers and loaders, air systems, gear, misc., and everything else. when the guns are moved to the specific company forum, the broad BST could be broken down to more specifics like above. as it is now, misc includes a lot of stuff, and it is a PITA to have to search for something such as a regulator.....at least it can be broken down into semi-specific forums for parts that are not marker specific but are bought and sold regularly (regulators being the most obvious to me). and IMHO, pumps could prolly be left in the regular BST since there is not as much of a demand and a lot of members that may want a pump may not know companies that made/make them.
just my .02......good luck in whatever you decide, but i hope that you might be able to get some ideas from this.