I've been subscribed to the Hive 2.0 post and to previous news or site discussion posts and one thing that has always kind of bothered me is when users that have little experience here post in these threads. I am not saying that new users have no opinions that are worth sharing on these threads, simply that it's rare and I usually just wind up scrolling until I see a name I know, or they have some combination of post count, rep and awards that would suggest that they have experience here, and generally better posts. My suggestion is to add a forum that would basically be a step between Site Discussion and the Mod Lobby. It would only be open to those invited. The people invited would be people who have vested interest in this site. ie. those who have been here a while. This forum would allow users to discuss things like Hive 2.0 or other threads that are about the current state and the future of this site. This would also help Admin get more valuable opinions without weeding through useless posts. I would suggest only allowing Admin or Moderators to post a thread in the forum. I'm not sure if I would allow everyone to see it, but only a select group to post (like Medivh's Tower), or simply a hidden forum like the Mod Lobby. I would like to say this idea doesn't stem from my desire to have some advantage over other users based on my time here, but I'm sure it is to some degree. However I still thought it was an idea worth sharing.