I was talking to someone tonight that says we should have one game forum and one non game forum (based on frequency of topics.) I think the current arrangement is fine. We probably should have a sticky that asks folks to search first and add to relevant threads before starting new ones.
Well, being as I am primarily the one who moved topics between forums during the last split, dare I ask who will step up to the task this next time?
Just kidding. I have said my piece on the subject at hand and rest my case. Objectively, I see compelling arguments on both sides. I see where if we start mimicking a structure like our parent forums (look at AtariAge from the root) we may see both a splitting and a growth to the community. AtariAge is a lot like Atlanta in that you can spend half your life there and never see more than a few areas of the city.
While I am not personally compelled to change the status quo, I see nothing fatal in changing the structure so long as we all meet every year to celebrate the diverse ties that bind us, be it in Chicago or places beyond (IRL *gasp*.) I have some ideas built from the various mentions in this thread which I shall share with everyone this weekend.
While I am not approaching this from a truly neutral perspective I still possess a romantic notion of a little "TexasAge" within AtariAge could prove to be a surprising success. Maybe we cannot rise up and take over the world like Amiga will soon, but perhaps we can be a larger part of it.