So, we've been debating this internally for about a year now and I would like to get some thoughts from the members on having a separate Sports Forum like they have at other forums.
This has been my personal crusade behind the scenes here for about a year and a half now (well before "anyone else" had Sports Forums, mind you), but my idea has unfortunately never gotten the green light. I think it's a great idea to segregate the sports discussion for a couple of reasons:
1) The various Sports threads will be easier to find for the sports fanatics, likely boosting their activity even more, which in turn may lead to some positive word of mouth and help our sports board become a little more popular around the net (ala the Kubricks threads here, for example).
2) It would alleviate the sports-heavy discussion and threads in the Watto's (general) forum, and allow some other (non-sports) threads to be bumped up a little in there, likely making some of the other general discussion a little more active.
Plus, there's some folks that just aren't sports fans, and wouldn't mind having the sports threads isolated elsewhere.
And I've already gone through the Watto's archives in a test run where I created a beta sports forum, and we'd probably wind up moving over a good 50+ sports threads into a new Sports Forum if it was created. Granted, there's usually only a handful of them that are really active at any one time.
So I think a JD Sports Forum
is a great
idea, and one that's LONG
P.S. As for various "Entertainment" topics (music, movies, etc.), screw that. Everyone discusses those, so they're just "general", and don't need their own board. Sports is the only topic continuously busy enough in and of itself to warrant it's own board.