Resolved Possible UK Marketplace Section?

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    I was wondering if this would be in any way. A UK (Or European) Marketplace section? It would separate the main areas from each other, making it easier for members to locate products in their part of the world?

    I know that other areas would probably want this also, but the States and Europe seem to be the most represented when it comes to selling things.
     
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    This seems sensible. Though at my current rate of posting it might take another 2-3 years to see it!
     
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    Not necessary.
     
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    An alternative solution to an entirely separate forum for the UK/European members, why not effectuate thread prefixes for the pre-existing forum?

    These prefixes would likely include; [USA], [UK/Europe] and/or [Other].
     
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    That would work up to a point yes.
     
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    That makes sense.
    Creating other sections does not. I see the marketplace as an addition to the forum, something offered to the users but nothing more (it's not an online store).
     
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    The Marketplace already has thread prefixes: [For Sale], [For Trade], [Want to Buy], [Feeler], [Free]. So, a new category of prefixes would complicate things.
     
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    This is where my ignorance of the Marketplace becomes apparent. I fail to utilize the Marketplace as the feasibility of it accomplishing my intentions is slim to none. However, that being said and having taken onboard your observations, I have conceptualized another alternative solution to the bone of contention.

    As found in particular forums across the board of MacRumors, perhaps a Post Icon system would satisfy the masses. Having replaced (or added to) the preexisting smilies would be flags of the USA and the UK and/or European Union. This approach would additionally provide a simple method for the introduction of further nations or regions should they so warrant one in future.
     

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    That sounds like a good idea.
     
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    Hmm, what about countries (excluding the UK) not part of the EU but still part of Europe (I'm looking at you, Norway and Switzerland! ;) )? I think this could be a slippery slope.

    Maybe if it's important to the seller, they can just note something in their thread title?
     
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    You like?
     
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    So much for constructive debate.:mad:
     
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    It was fairly constructive, but it didn't turn out how you wanted it to. There's a difference.
     
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    There was really nothing up for debate. Your opening post was taken as more of an invitation for us to propose our suggestions for resolutions to the matter in question.
     

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