Originally Posted by amy
I know, it seems like that's practically all we talk about in the main forum, is how-to Q's, but it's not! That's one of the reasons I want to sort them out, because the most interesting discussions get lost among the technical talk. If you look at the first page of posts on the main forum right now, more than half of the topics are not questions. The topics vary quite a bit, from Q's about books and magazines, to a new knitting discovery, to venting about frustrations, and the occasional off-topic thread.
It is more work to click on multiple forums, and my concern is that the Q's in this forum will get neglected. But if they don't, I think it can be good to have them here, to create a little more breathing room in the main forum. I'm hoping it will work out! If not, I'll merge this forum back with the General forum.
FWIW, I was grateful for the "Q" forum -- got me right to where I wanted to be and right to the question at hand.
It's been my experience on other sites that using the "general" forum for a catch all makes it hard to maneuver and you also get a lot of repeat questions. Most people don't/won't look through more than the top layer of threads to see if their topic is already up there. A "Q" forum separates out the wussies (like me) from the pros (like y'all!).
BTW, I was psyched when I found this forum and site!