So, as you may or may not have noticed, during the last major forum revamping (not this very recent one), we were blessed with the world of tagged threads. I think the NASC auction would be a perfect time to put tags to good use. I got the idea from a recent flickr contest where all the photos were tagged with "laphotocontest09" and then more specifically by theme. Perhaps the folks at NASC could do with a standardized tagging system to bring order to this year's auction. Tags that come to mind immediately are:
meatinacan (might get limited use)
(and so on for other plant genuses)
Also, it might be possible to update thread bidding amounts (in dollars)
Of course, with the massive amount of auctions, the moderators could hardly do this on their own. The tag bank would simply be an option available to the more attentive (and probably attractive ) auction posters. It's just an idea to think about, it wouldn't necessarily have to be as specific as I made it out to be, but I think it could be implemented in at least a small form. Of course, the mods probably already had this idea and either thought it sucked or thought it rocked and didn't tell anyone yet. Thanks for listening anyway.