On a daily bases I visit the forums first thing in the morning to often find well over 60-70% of the posts have been moved out into other forums because of being posted in the wrong place.
For a browser like myself this is sooooo irritating. All I see are 'moved' messages cluttering the boards.
I help run several forums myself, so of course I fully understand why this is happening and that general site maintenance needs to be carried out, but the ip forums are the worst for doing this.
So, what's the issue?
Posters are lazy or can't intuitively understand the forums layout? Both probably. So why not either amend the boards or the admin proceedures to suit? Surely if posters aren't intuitively on the ball that also goes for the people who just general read and brows? Is it really that important things are posted exactly in the correct place? I personally don't mind erroneous posting (there are exceptions of course), but i cant stand seeing the majority or the messages being 'moved'. It just looks petty and unessesary a lot of the time and a lot of the time i cant even see why posts are moved in the first place. does it really matter? And it's a pain in the ass for the moderator moving them and makes a mess of the boards.
Not having a go here I assure you, as I say, I'm in a similar position with the forums I run, I just wonder if there's another solution maybe?