For Sale Forum Category
OK - after conversations with a number of users, I have put in place a workaround that excludes posts in the For Sale category appearing in the main forum listings. You can still access this category in the right hand sidebar. Plus this remains an active category in which to post in.
As ever, it's a bit of an experiment. I can understand why some forum users felt that For Sale was drowning out other more 'worthy' forum discussions. I'm personally keen to keep the For Sale category active in some form. I like the idea that members can post up small ads for free.
Relegating the visibility of the ads might make them less effective. It also might lead to a few bargains with not so many people seeing the items on offer.