I can see why moderators were overwhelmed by the number of buyer replies, since the classifieds section has much stricter rules. But preventing sellers from replying removes the crucial ability to "bump" our thread with a price drop, thus getting it on the first page. This ability is essential if a seller is just trying to sell as quickly as possible and give a good deal, not make maximum profit, like the way I sell all my items. A blanket-ban on replies essentially forces the Classified's forum into "chronologically sorted" mode where only the first post date determines position... not how active the seller's actually are, nor which seller just posted a big exciting update. We already had the ability to sort the thread by "post date" in the past. What we've essentially lost is the ability to sort by "last activity" which is a great loss of functionality. And this disproportionately affects sellers who don't want to hibernate and wait for someone to fork over $500 for their name-brand piece; it hurts us sellers who just want to quickly pass on old pieces and make someone else's day with an epic price drop. So how do we fix it? Make replies allowed by seller's only. This drastically lowers the number of posts that admins have to watch, while retaining the interactivity and personal nature of seller updates. Seeing which seller's reply more and what they have to say is a vital tool of the buyer and helps us get to know the seller more. I always loved going to the Classified's and seeing which threads were alive with new updates, now each listing is just a lonely single post. Staring at the statistics and all those 0's, the posts just blend together and it feels like we've lost something special.