But the problem with mixing forums together and making more people see threads is it makes it harder for people to find threads they actually want to read.
Good point, and personally, I didn't have a problem with the old layout, I found it easy to navigate and go straight to the (sub)forum addressing a specific issue. But apparently, many members did have a problem with it, considering the fact that they kept posting in the "wrong" forums. So I do understand why Admin decided to merge some forums to make things easier, not for the moderators, but for our members. I guess there will always be people who are unhappy with the fact that "their" forum got merged, you'll never please everybody. And the oily skin forum, as well as the acne research forum weren't that active, not to mention that especially the acne research forum was more often than not used for speculation instead of research. And the oily skin forum was sort of a record on repeat with little new input. So I understand why Admin decided to merge them with the general acne forum. But -as you've pointed out- after some discussion, some forums are back now. I've moved about 18 pages of topics from the general acne forum to the oily skin forum. If you guys find topics that you think should be moved there as well, please feel free to PM a mod about it (warning: if you PM AyeAye, you have to throw in a cookie as well ).