First, thank you very much again for the hard work, and second, for being open to feedback.
My idea of allowing by-category threads unfortunately means that categories must be defined. This could get out of hand in a hurry if not careful. As you said, balance is key and as well, moderator's time is to be respected as it is given freely.
I would certainly be up for a concall.
I agree with Judson one some of his key points.I hate to complain, this is a net negative for me, the consumer.
Separate threads from vendors are easy to search on for particular items. Multiple pages in a long thread means that for a particular item search returns just one thread, and one then has to click through each page to find the thing.
In addition, some vendors list so many things in one thread it gets really confusing. For example, for clarity's sake, when I send an email, it's one email for one subject. This is why it's best to one have thread for one category of product. For those vendors selling multiple different categories (turbos, or maps sensors, or intakes, or transmissions, and etc.) it doesn't make sense to have them all in one thread because again, the subject can't possibly be descriptive of the contents of the thread.
I realize this forum is a lot of work to manage, and a lot of thought has been put into this effort so far, but in my view, it would be much much better to allow vendors to have multiple threads.
IMHO, .02, and thanks again.
I agree with Judson one some of his key points.
I respect and appreciate what the mods do, but there must be some sense of balance.
For vendors that offer a wide range of products and services like myself, one thread for everything is going to be massive, hard to follow, and there won't be room for the direct question posts about specific items without creating clutter. That means I'll be getting 30 emails/pms a day with the exact same simple questions.
I look forward to the announcement of new policies and arrangements.