...what about a simple feature where information--either on the main site or the forum--can also be designated according to categories? I'm not sure how that would work with old information (unless you had people who would volunteer to do that), but it might help organize the loads of information.
The search and archive features are good, but I wonder if this would be a possible way to also catalog the information. I remember it being brought up on another forum about new threads cropping up on topics that have been addressed already, and I wonder if having categories would help in archiving things, too.
The related article links at the bottom of each article was designed to do this, but my categorization of related articles was very broad. I just narrowed the categories so that the related articles would display more closely related articles. Here's what I did.
The original categories were...
Pretty weak and too generic, I'll admit. Now, I've set it up into these categories...
- Merchandise (articles used to be part of Other)
- Interviews (articles used to be part of Cast or Crew)
- Legal (articles used to be part of Production)
So, what's nice now is if your in an article that deals with the lawsuit, all of the related articles listed will also be lawsuit or legal related.
If you have any ideas on other categories, let me know.
Hope this helps.