I think there is plenty here that focuses on ideas rather than gear aquisition already.
But you are right, that the categories could reflect the conceptual ambition of the forum better.
Having said that, I personally very rarely navigate the forum according to the categories. Almost always watch the flow of ALL posts...
So, maybe this could be a good place to exchange some ideas about how to foster the intellectual discourse betr on the forum?
I was thinking the other day about some ways to introduce an idea of a "forum event"... not sure what that means exactly, but I am intrigued by the challenge of figuring that out.
If a forum is a multi-directional, ongoing, ever-expanding field of conversations, how do we introduce unique events in this kind of environments. Making a post is an event, but I am wondering about an event that takes place on a higher plane.
If each post is a picture, each thread a gallery space, and the whole forum is a museum... how do you create an event that takes place in the museum?
A visiting curator that maounts a show that offers a new perspective?
An artist that remixes existing collection to reveal new ideas?