public/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif Allow me to rephrase. . .why not, technically speaking, do subforums? Is it 1). space consuming, 2). time consuming or is there 3). some altogether different reason it is undesirable? I'm just curious to know, because I've maintained an online store (whole other animal, I know) of over 40 categories and 30-some subcategories with relative ease and I've got no forum experience. So I'm just wondering how much work something like that would have entailed.
Might just be a matter of preference. Personally, I find too many subforums can be overwhelming, and I think it makes a site look better to have a few busy subforums instead of a whole bunch that never see any activity (and that is a circumstance that's occurred before here at TU).