Remember when we’ve opened ChitChat open to the front page? Well, in our opinion, it backfired. Questions really do not get answered faster and with the combination of Buyer Requests, the front page is getting really cluttered with things not related to buying/selling social properties. SWAPD strives to be a marketplace forum, nothing else. So, we want to keep non-sale topics on the front page to a minimum.
We’re also not happy to see all these buyer requests popping up. Many of which are really incoherent and short. To make things worse, plenty of things buyers want are already (potentially) on SWAPD, but they don’t bother searching for it and start making unnecessary topics.
Perhaps we should make the search icon more visible, or maybe introduce a header wide search bar, so users can search our site better before they post requests.
Since we’re talking about searches, do you know what is the most searched phrase on SWAPD?