If I recall correctly, we've had the idea brought up every once in a while, though I think the recurring answer has been that we don't see enough traffic in the Swap Shop to warrant the split-up (In similar veins, I think folk have asked to add sub-fora based on game, based on region, etc.).
That being said, it's always worth re-evaluating if the question rises. I'll post this up to the rest of the Swap Mods + Moderators for discussion to gather thoughts, though my guess would be that we would keep things as is.
I believe we've also previously considered a singular pinned thread, but thought a singular thread would become unwieldy and difficult to keep up with (Knowing if things were up-to-date would be a bear). That said, I'll bring up this idea as well.
We'll try to get you all an answer soon.
Thank you for the response.
Surely we could "trial" a pinned thread? If it doesn't work we just lock it & bin it.
There are bit sellers out there for a lot of stuff but some bits are not available anymore or are a bit rare for them to make it worth while for these enterprises.
I believe with some guidelines we could keep it manageable.
These could be something along the lines of:
Don't scrounge - Buy your bits if you can and are easily accessible. I imagine this would self correct as people would just post a link to an ebay item for the bit if something can be bought easily.
Edit your posts if you no longer need something.
the interested party if you can help to hash out the details.
Food for though.