Originally Posted by Chuck S
No problems dividing the categories into two sections and setting whether users can bid or not on the respective cats should divide and keep things tidy for you.
Since you advised him to do that, this would be the perfect solution for him. It would be safe to speculate that if he did what you said, which he said he has, then one set of categories has bidding disabled and the other has it enabled.
Using the template edit I posted, the cats with the enabled bidding will have it checked. (The other won't even show the bid box.)
Yes one can do that although I would suspect on alot of peoples sites they would try to post an ad and forget about that and end up with an auction.
This isn't for everyone else, this is in response to this thread and this user.
If another person reads this thread and implements this modification, they would have had to read this thread and realize it will check the box by default. If they implement it on a site where they accept both bid and non bid items in the same cat, that would be of their own stupidity don't you think? It's pretty clear what this does.