I was referring to subforums within the General Knitting forum, not the forum as a whole…
A forum I am an admin at has a “Community” forum and once you enter that forum, at the very top, there are 3 subforums, “Member Gallery,” “Member Exchange,” and “Member Meet-Up”. Makes it handy for those who are interested in those topics specifically. And, it keeps the pinned topics to a minimum.
I think it could be handy here only because we have so many new members registering each day that so many times the same questions are being answered. If there were a subforum dedicated to a particular topic, such as tips and tricks, it could very well cut down on the repeat questions and eliminate the need to scour the forum to link to a topic that has already been covered. Sure there is a sticky, but, all the questions and replies are lumped together. With a separate subforum, new topics could be started for each tip or trick.
Basically it would look like this:
Subforum 1 - Tips and Tricks
Subforum 2 - Needles and Notions
Subforum 3 - Off Topic
General Knitting Topics
and you could eliminate the stickies.
The subforums would pretty much just replace the stickies but the benefit is being able to start new topics in each subforum as opposed to having a single thread like 80 pages long…lol…I also find that set-up to be more user friendly.