Originally Posted by Sustainer
One of the things we were just discussing on another thread is that the sales from the trading post might pick up if the show and tell threads were allowed on the main board. People used to read about diapers and see pictures of them and then go to the trading post and buy them.
I know this is true for me - I loved seeing what was hot, even tho a lot of the time it was out of my reach, and it's a bother hitting several different dipe related forums when I have limited time, and frequent other MDC forums now as well. Now I need newborn dipes and am just not motivated to go looking for them. Reading about what the hyena/"in the know" moms were liking got me to go try out new dipes and I usually hit the TP for them. Now, I also have nice dipes to sell, and since the TP is so slow they are sitting in DS' bedroom gathering dust. I keep hoping it's going to pick up over there so I don't have to lose a lot of money. (If anyone knows where else I can go to sell these besides ebay, please PM me!
I also agree that this switch is in some way adversely affecting the WAHM's. Less "buzz" about what's out there translates to less business for them.
I went to the diapering forums this week for the first time in ages... and now probably won't go back again for awhile. Not much goin' on over there. It used to be my first and often only stop at MDC.
I MUCH preferred it the "old way" and don't understand what the big deal is regarding putting it back - I think the users' needs should really be given more emphasis in this. It's plain old marketing, folks, meet the users' needs or they will ditch. It's only a matter of time til someone starts up a new board and we'll all be gone.