I don't think this is a great idea, mainly because I think that it becomes hard to differentiate retail gossip from "normal" posts. When someone asks whether Loro Piana is a good fabric, is a reply that Loro Piana uses inferior 3 ply yarns and has convinced people that it makes the best worsteds simply because LP is a marketing genius "industry gossip"? It might be, but I wouldn't want to discourage such replies because someone thinks it would only be appropriate for a particular forum. Perhaps a good idea is a "Sales & Events" forum. For example, Ambulance Chaser helpfully pointed out that Brooks Golden Fleece suits were on sale for $498, which became $375 during the Friends and Family event. If there were a "Sales & Events" forum, such a post might not get lost so easily, since those are the posts that tend not to get responses and so get moved to page 2 relatively quickly even though they provide very useful information.