Wanted Items were never an issue - we needed to stop selling things here, too much advertising for an commercial free forum. If someone WANTS something they just post what they are looking for, if anyone has anything they think may be close to what a member is looking for then they should PM them about it.
I put a stop to sales, I do not endorse anyone who makes, raises or produces anything for sale here and it needs to stay that way. Chopping it up into different sub forums is not removing the problem, it is only moving it.
Sorry but NO SALES AT ALL in the TRADING POSTS - people looking to TRADE items for other items may list what they have to trade, but I warn anyone, trading relates to having something you want to exchange for something else - it doesn't mean "I'd like to trade my new observation hive (which I build 10 a week) for $300 cash" It will not not be allowed.
Sellers be aware, take your products to places which allow selling of bees and bee equipment, here you can only trade no longer used or needed stuff for things you could use in your bee yard.
If you need to sell, Ebay, Craig's List and other sites are perfect for you - but we are staying commercial free - that is a promise to the members, even if it is an inconvenience to some. The only way (and this will not happen) is if product vendors paid for ad-space in the Trading Post - but you wiill not see that happen, it goes against everything I believe in. I refuse to have a commercial site profit (even at a monitary gain to our forum) we don't need ad sponsorship, we do well with the donation from the members and if we didn't I'd handle any forum bill out of pocket - and a final thought, if I couldn't handle the bills, I'd ask the members for any donations yjey could spare to keep our site the way it is "rather than give up any control to advertisers", who always expect something for their money.
Hope you understand.