I've been a member of Bike Forums for several years and always have been amazed at how quickly touring questions and posts make it to the second page while equipment queries and discussions seem to stay around forever on the first touring page.
I realize the reason for this is the number of hits and responses for the latter is much greater and that this phenomenon is treated in a very democratic manner in that the majority rules. Just because I want to talk about the joys of touring on tow paths doesn't mean another member who has no interest in tow paths but just wants to talk about LHTs must suffer through my prose. They have the same rights as I do. There just seems to be more of them.
My modest proposal then is to ask the powers that be about opening a new thread just for people planning tours, starting tours and finished tours. It would be for questions and answers, posting routes, hints and suggestions and posting pictures and links to blogs et al. We could leave the questions about disk brakes and which bike is better than the other to those who truly care about such matters.
So what do you think?