It's a fairly standard forum layout, I like it, I think it works. I'm just curious, but are there any large forums similar to this that allow you to sort based on location?
The reason I think that this doesn't have such an feature is because most people don't care where my new hard drive is coming from, as long as they are getting a good deal.
The problem I see with collecting so much information like location and all that, is then it becomes a hassle like ebay with registration, and this is more of a fun site, with sharing of knowledge and selling here is just a plus. I just want a great forum, not to be bombarded with questions when I register. I think they are just keeping it simple.
Of course I could have gotten it all wrong.
Some people have their location posted, but I don't think that's searchable in the forums. If you think it's that important, make a thread about adopting this idea and submit this idea to a mod or someone important. It might be crazy enough to work!