So we are trying the practical approach and making some logical decisions beyond the scope of a formal vote, if only because the bureaucracy of a new site is a bit limiting.
Peter and I did a first stab at a better layout, how do you all like it? We now have a "It's not working" category, with 4 niche sections (Networking, Hardware, Activities, Operating System), 1 "Tips, Tricks & Tutorials" guide section and 1 catch-all "General" section.
We also tweaked the general discussion forums. Chit chat is now Open Discussion, and the category is a more general People & Project.
Eventually, splintering sections off seem great. We have 1 Teachers, Student & Education, because we've not had a groundswell of educational posts, but I would like to see (as was mentioned to me today) a Constructionism forum and other group-specific sub-forums for local area organization. Maybe this is a problem of "if you create it, the posts will come" but I don't want to create too much too fast and have a wasteland of near-empty forums give people a bad impression.
Thoughts on the changes?