Frankly i thought that was pretty rude. I wasn't even given an option to respond to all the post.I think the suggestion has been noted.
Mike has offered a resolution so I think its time to close this topic.
No one on that thread responded to the problem i suggested that the traffic might be herded away from certain areas such does the discover dhamma forum mostly get frequented by newbies and moderators only. For this reason, i don't want ot spend any time there posting questions. I just don't feel i am likely to get a good discussion going of the issue.
I don't know where the view the busy topics button is either. ie the button that someone suggested using.
This forum is built on a template. Its a flawed template. Nothing much can be done about that but people can manage it so as not to replicate and exacerbate the flaws. When you've hung out a long time on a really well made forum, it can take a while to adjust to any lesser experience. I've had a number of experiences on this model of forum. Its ok. Its not great. The reason i hang about is the content, not the model that's in use.
Someone said the categories are chosen for some specific purpose. I can't remember what was said and i can't check it either whilst i am typing this to provide the quote.
What i have found to be best practice is to have 'forums' (i call them branches and this whole place 'a forum' but i know i am alone in that) is to have as few categories as possible and the distinctions between them should be as sharp as a knife edge. This section for meat cooking, that section for vegetarian cookery. Not this section for new cooks and that section for old cooks. That other section for cooks who only use NIgella Lawsons recipe book and another section for cooks who have kids. I mean that's how the categories in this forum and many others strike me.
My preferences is to have only one forum. That way all threads get maximum traffic.
I can't think of what the subforums are here. Is it the study one. I think that's a good idea because its a whole completely different type of activity.
I wonder why the moderators feel its ok to close a thread. Is it something about being buddhist? You've created a place for people to talk and then you tell them they can't talk about this topic anymore. I can understand if the topic gets unruly or upsetting. Then its a good idea to remove the whole thread or at least the problematic posts but to not let people have their say because you think you've heard all the arguments. Well that's somewhat irksome.