That had to be surreal. I can relate, having been told in various healthcare threads that I have no idea about Canadian health care, etc. I've had similar experiences... I think a noob subforum is a bad idea and could turn off users or be interpreted as an insult. Style/Clothing/Fashion whatever you want to call it isn't like Linux. Linux needs a noob forum because most users have no freaking clue about how to do anything in Linux (myself included). Clothing is different; we've been wearing clothes for practically our entire lives. Recommend me X, or Should I or shouldn't I buy... (clothing item) is a good idea for SW&D. Maybe they should be there in MC too. The "Ask a Question, Get an Answer" thread doesn't seem to work because some (myself included) aren't interested in going to that thread often to answer questions. That said, I've been grateful for the times I've received responses in those threads. Thanks for the post. I agree with you completely re. Noob subforums, and so does j, so it's not going to happen. That said, in the new implementation of the forum, there will be tools that direct people to more targeted information. Of all the successful forums I have been on not a single one blocks first time noob threads. The only one I can think of is hackint0sh which puts all noob threads into a queue to be moderated. Also, wikis work really well for consolidating information like "Best suit for $1000, $500, etc". FlyerTalk and HydrogenAudio have done this really well. But like all wikis, we just need some people to get it started. Agreed again; and just to let you know, I'm working on a nifty incentive system to get you guys interested in writing entries for a Wiki (it might be more of a searchable FAQ, but we'll see). Thanks for all of the comments so far, everyone, and please keep them coming. This has been a really helpful thread.