I really don't understand this urge to label and divide what is a relatively new forum with a quite small number of active members.
Polls are often misleading and often misinterpreted.
Let's take a look at the one referred to.
This poll was actually a single choice as to what people actually model
Less than a quarter of the membership has voted.
So 'common sense' might suggest that more than three quarters of them don't want to be labelled in this way!
It's a particularly great assumption to suggest that it was any kind of measure of what people's interests
QUOTE British modellers, if I am anything to go by
, are not that interested!
Well, that's another question again!
Could be right of course, but rash to assume and, for a guy who professes no interest outside of UK, you sure have opened a lot of topics that invite comparisons.
Here are a couple of real, current stats:
Less than 4% of the members have made more than 70% of all the posts
Less than 2% of the members have made more than 60% of all the posts
NOT a stat, but my estimate is that only about 5% of the members are currently active, with an absolute top figure of 10%.
That's only 13 - 26 people and that's small.
I'd take a quiet side bet that my lower figure is nearer the mark and might still be a little high.
I really do advise against attempting to separate, segregate, label and possibly marginalise such a small number of people. It doesn't encourage forum growth nor any sense of togetherness in a common interest.
I'll sign off by saying that I personally have no problem with the present layout, nor would I if it were to be further split up. I'll continue to take a healthy interest in most all of it, regardless. Now I suggest we go back to argu . . . chatting about trains and not how the board is run!