Which is the direction of the marketplace?
1.) Is the marketplace going to be similar to say Amazon, where a person goes to the one main site and then navigates from there into various categories to seek out what they are looking for? Another way to put the Amazon analogy would be walking into Target or Walmart, where a person can find many different items inside one location.
2.) Or, is the marketplace going to enable different developers to utilize the backbone of the marketplace to create a wide array of websites, which can cater to more specific good/services/etc? In this analogy it would be more similar to a person walking around the mall, buying different items from individual stores within the space of that one mall?
It seems like it would be better for the marketplace as a whole if users who are 100% on there for legal goods/services do not see illicit things on there, for fear that those users may become turned off to the marketplace due to fear, moral beliefs, wanting to keep the knowledge of the site away from their children, etc., where as an ability to have different marketplaces depending on what user are seeking allows that user to ‘control’ which door they open.
In addition, the marketplace needs to be regionally easy to navigate, since a user will not sift through services which are of zero interest to them. (i.e. a person in the Texas looking for maid services, but having to sift through maid service available in Europe, S. America, or other states outside of Texas in the US).