I think Socrates addresses a real issue. I have a notion that Jeff and others might already be working on such a thing, but I cannot say for certain.
I have a counterproposal to solve the same issue of topic organization: the cataloguing of topics.
I think we might do this within the present structure of the forum, without dramatic reorganization, or maybe any.
What I imagine is a sort of Textkit wiki, something that everyone could edit in order to collect all the various threads of related topics and put them together. There could be subheadings and such, the nesting of topics, much like Wikipedia.
If we could use Wikipedia itself, that would be fabulous. But in the meantime, we might start by â€” in each forum (just in Learning Latin, for example, or Learning Greek) â€” starting threads entitled, for example, "Latin Pronunciation Topics â€” Catalog," or "Latin Spelling (Orthography) â€” Catalog," or "Latin Authors â€” Catalog," that sort of thing. Then Textkittens, over time, could just post the links to old threads as they come across them that fit the relevant topic (there may be plenty of cross overs). This would compile everything into one spot for any given topic, and like I said, there might be and probably should be crossovers.
When a new thread is begun likely by a new member about an "old" topic already previousy discussed, seasoned members might reference and even directly link citations to the "...â€” Catalog" thread compiled from before. This would bring coherency and continuity to our discussions, and speed up, one would hope, our march out of the allegoric Cave and toward the Platonic Sunlight of Wisdom and Consciousness.