Sorry to drag this up from the depths of the old news, but this is sort of related, and I partially agree with the original post. In my short time that I've been reading the forums I've noticed a few things that bother me.
First, the number of forums is almost overwhelming. I found that when I first started reading, and thought about posting, there were so many different forums, that I was't sure where my issue belonged. I'm not sure if there's a solution for this, and I'll give it some more thought, but I just wanted to express my initial impression. Maybe it's just the newbie in me not knowing where the divisions lie
The other thing is that there are two general discussion forums. Granted, one forum is for guests and the other for registerd users, but is it necessary to have both? Reasoning for my question is that I've noticed duplicate threads in each of the forums. In particular, recently I've seen threads in each of the forums for "end of Zaurus in NA" and "Newest Zaurus model". Personally, I'm interested in following the information, so I read both threads, but it gets confusing after a while as to what information was posted where.
One solution to this would be to merge the two general discussions into one forum, and have guest able to post in there.
The other solution would also be a merge of forums, but only allow registered people to post. I understand wanting to keep the forums as open as possible, so allowing guests to post is good, but registration doesn't cost anything, and it would make the fourms a bit tidier. Are there a lot of guests who post? Would it be beneficial to switch ZUG over to registered posters only?