Be that as it may, during my time as a moderator on a forum for people with back and spinal issues, we had multiple forums: necks, backs, fibro-myalgsia (sp?), chronic pain, surgery, spiritual, tobacco addiction, etc. We also had a forum that was described as a place to come and share a cup of coffee and talk about current events. The admin may not want to set it up. I don't know how difficult this software is to do such a thing.
I don't think it would be a bad thing to have such a forum added but then the problem becomes deciding what should and should not be moved to that forum. Someone may get their panties in a wad because their topic was moved and they feel that it was pertinent to upholstery.
I think that it has been purposely set up very simplistically because it doesn't take a lot of moderating. Moderating truly is a thankless job, take it from one who has worn those shoes.
Of the top current top 12 topics (not counting the two stickies, 7 are germain and 5 are not. This thread was already being discussed in the Tune Up thread, so it could easily be 8 to 4 (topic 13 is also germaine to upholstery). My take is that it's not as dire as being made out. Of course, that's just my opinion.