barracuda wrote:Yes, feel free to use the goddam subforums. And there is actually a forum just for messages to the admin. So there really is no good reason to start a new thread in general discussion to let the whole board know that you couldn't get on the forum last night, or that your shift key is broken, or that someone tampered with your link, or that you love Hugh with all your heart and soul and want to marry him. Er, nevermind.
Totally agreed with your examples, except for the Loving Hugh idea. There should be one of those every day.
But subforums are a place to lose threads. Who is to say with certainty what is general discussion, or what's important, or how to categorize?
If there's ever a further board adjustment (and I know the labor won't be mine and I assure you I'm grateful for this board, its designers, admins and mods, but if you'll allow a proposal...) I've suggested several times requiring a subforum for each new thread (by drop down menu on every OP post), having GD turn into "Latest," and allowing users to customize which subforums' threads will end up appearing on their own "Latest." That way we might end up having both our ghettos and our public square.
Also, blogs would be great. And keywords. Now kill me.