MODS, I'll start by saying that you generally do a great job but... I don't know if this is a widely held view but in my humble the Current Affairs forum is suffering from a plethora of competing fora which have grown like topsy. A range of interesting CA topics are getting pigeonholed in the specialist sections which has degraded the number of contributors, the consequent breadth of view and the overall quality of the discussion, not least because no-one has the time to trawl through them all. Further, when a thread is posted in Current Affairs, it can be shunted off to places other than the Hole for no logical reason. I posted a discussion about the appropriate shape and role for the UK's armed forces. This thread is now in the Strategic Defence and Spending Review section. Why? It has nothing to do with SDSR which is a specific, politically driven, short-term cut and reshaping exercise with specific proposals, like cuts in Boarding School Allowance, for those who wish to discuss them. Are you telling us that all discussions about the future of defence now come under the SDSR umbrella? Why is the interaction of defence with international affairs and UK national policy in the future not Current Affairs? Please can Current Affairs topics be left in Current Affairs and please can we go back to the happy state of a couple of years ago where Current Affairs activity centred on CA and the Int Cell and wasn't spread across twenty other fora, each populated by a handful of diehards whose posts are generally an unleavened combination of violent agreement and personal attacks on Whet and Ashie. The International Forums have syphoned off a lot of interesting stuff and the RAF and Navy sections likewise ('Why we need a Navy' was a great thread of general Current Affairs interest which generated a lot of heated input. Why that had to be kidnapped just because 'Navy' was in the title, I have no idea). P.S. I know this is 'Site Issues' but it won't be seen there by anyone other than Auld Yin, who provides quality but not quantity and some feedback from the Kirk might be useful. If I'm a lone voice, I'll wind my neck in.