Among the things we have been working on is a realignment of the subforums here. This is a request for comment for a proposed reorganization of some of the sites forum groupings and subforums. The goals: Reduce redundant and largely unused subforums and subforum groups by merging them in to others. Add a few key subforums to encourage specific interactions. First the reductions: Merge the forum groups of Technical and Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts (TTS) under one name (The Shipyard ?) - Merge TTS Weapons with Tech's Weapons - Merge TTS Electrical & Radio with Tech's radio & electronics - The math subforum has a grand total of 9 threads in its lifetime? Merge Math threads into General and remove the subforum - Merge Tech's Hull into TTS Construction. these two subforums seem to be a catch-all of construction related threads already. Remove Next-Gen subforum. Merge topics in to other subforums as applicable - largely General. -- Rationale: Next-Gen is lightly used, and seems to attract dreadful ideas from individuals with no experience upon which to base them. Scuttle the Sucttlebutt subforum -- We don't need a subforum for a newsletter that hasn't come out for years. We can stick an archive on the site somewhere. Move For-Sale up into General Move Videos and Photos from Multimedia in to Communication. Eliminate the now empty Multimedia group. Change 'Announcements' group name to 'News' Add two subforums: Vendor Announcements - Subforum with new thread creation restricted to Vendor members, Vendors will post new product announcements, events they are going to, giveaways, etc here. Event Announcements - Any member with an event can post a thread here to announce their event. Under General add an Off-Topic Lounge *currently tentatively named The Pelican's Perch. The Perch will be restricted access, and can only be seen and used by members with a minimum number of posts and time passed since registration (Currently our thinking is 10 posts and 30 days). This is not the Smack forum of old. This is the place for those threads that don't belong elsewhere, for folk who want to talk about some other game they're playing or hobby they partake in. Posts here will not increase a user's post count (for folk who find that to be a relevant measuring stick). Rules of civility will be enforced here as elsewhere. The revamped forum listing would appear similar to this: With Organizations and Local clubs following along unchanged.