Thanks for your question Vic.
Yes we have several sections that require nothing more than the original post. Announcement is one and the for sale section is another.
The Classifieds are for people posting items they have to sell. Those that are interested in the item can email or PM them. Just like EBAY, the classifieds in your paper or any other classified area.
We had several posts in the classifieds that had 6 page threads and like most threads here on the site the original topic got lost in the BS with absolutely no respect or concern for the person who posted. After about two years of complaining I decided to return the classifieds back to what they are - - Classifieds.
The resulting change has inhibited open discussion of pricing/features/merit/logistics, and created a cumbersome necessity to initiate a new post in the QSO section when someone really wants to discuss
The resulting change has returned the Classifieds to it's truest form. Most respectful people do not feel compelled to take someone else's post and take liberty to discuss it in another forum. If the poster wanted a discussion in QSO it would be there. It would be less cumbersome to just email the person and ask your questions.