As I sit here at my job, the 17 year old installing Windows XP SP2 updates on four Dell laptops eek: I know, but it pays $10.50 an hour) I had an epiphany. I was looking to what was new in the Marketplace and thought "Hmm... I wonder why there is no structure here, threads seem to get only two hours exposure before being dumped into the back pages". Yes, this may have come out of my own greed of my threads being gone from the front but nonetheless it would make the place a bit more organized. Anyway, onto the plan. Subdivide the Marketplace into the following categories (or something similar) : Marketplace - Apple Notebooks - Apple Desktops - Monitors - Peripherals and Hardware (e.g. mice, graphics cards, mice - Mac and PC Software - PC Hardware - Gaming (e.g. Xbox 360, games, controllers) - Everything else (e.g. your car, a pet cat, mother-in-law) I don't know if that is too many subcategories, or not enough. Perhaps if you wanted, you could divide each of the subcategories into things such as "G3 based notebooks, G4 based notebooks" or "PowerMacs and iMacs and Older Macs" for the desktop category. Yes yes, I know the Marketplace isn't supposed to be the big hoo-haa that MR is about, but I thought that nonetheless it has become a fairly good, safe place to trade. Or of course, charge a $2 charge for "Marketplace admission" or be a contributor or demi-god if you want to make threads in there. (Perhaps in addition to the 100 post count minimum? Or of course, make an variation thereof) Well, I should get back to work. Mull this over, critize me, what-not, I will be back in a few hours to check up on the progress people's ideas have made. EDIT: Drawbacks: Well, I thought I would critize myself right away by saying "you really expect the mods to move threads that are in the wrong subcategory and do all that extra work??" Solution: Create a mod or two or three (call them "Marketplace supervisors") JUST for the marketplace. I know that people like skoker and amacgenius, reberto (and myself, for the most part) are usually hanging around that area so people like us would be able to move threads. And the reason for having so many of these mods is because all of us are in school, so by having more "marketplace supervisors" there will be more of a chance to keep up on the threads there. I make my exit.