I wouldn't know how to go about it myself as I haven't fiddled about with a forum in nearly 10 years, but I guess we need to keep all the old posts archived while ideally streamlining the amount of sub-forums,Here's a few ideas and I do stress it's just my personal opinion:The Star Fleet Section - Lose the Merchandise section as these topics could be discussed in the Show sub forum.The Eighties Section - I don't know if there's much point to this section, matters of this nature could be discussed in the Everything Else sub forum, granted the Terrahawks section could stay.The General Section - Lose the feedback sub forum, retain Everything Else sub forum.Star Fleet Creative Work Section - The most visited section so could be left largely unchanged. X-Bomber game sub forum definitely stays as does other creative work although the Genesis material could do with being combined with it although that's another matter that I'll go into shortly.Site Announcement Section - Not really sure if these are all that necessary as SFXB and Big Dai-X are no longer updated while Crash's updates are handled in his game sub forum.That would leave us with the following sub forums for the updated forum:The ShowOff Topic (Everything Else)Creative WorkX Bomber Game ProjectYou could also retain Genesis sub forum and have an all in one announcement feedback sub forum.Anyhoo, that's just me with my cold and calculated hatchet head on. The point is that this is Andy's forum and the existing sub sections relate to the interests of his website. I just think that now in 2011, with the fact that most of the old sites have gone down or are no longer being updated, having such an unwieldy forum, with so many unused sub sections and a difficult registration procedure is working against the goal of attracting new members.
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