1. They tend to get a little bit off track and can result in SPAM.
2. They are very hard for new people to navigate effectively.
3. We've had a lot of problems with rivarly between help topic starters which made it very unpleasant.
4. They also defeat the purpose of actually even having a help forum begin with!
Remember for those of you who are keen to help out, you are more than welcome to answer any new threads that members should post asking questions! <- We need lots of people who can do that well. This way multiple people can see and offer help as well as verify the correct answer. Also, this makes it easier for others to search and find the answer in the future.
You are also free to post a note in your signature about your desire to help anyone who should PM you with a question.
Edited by Bell Sprout, 18 January 2007 - 11:32 PM.