Craig, will there be a FAQ topic just like we had in the SW6 forums? I created the FAQ back when SW6 was up, if you and the team have not already got plans for this perhaps that would be a good topic to create at some point, as some members do get a bit lost with the actual facts of the ride (such as the manufacturer looking at today's topic). I'll throw myself out and say I'll help with a FAQ topic again if one is on the horizon.
I quite liked making the SW6 one.
As for creating your own topics in the SW7 forum. I'm against the idea. The problem is, it will start off nice and simple at first, then as the months go on topics will keep overlapping, you'll have one off topics with newbies asking questions like "when does it open?". It will just end up in utter chaos. I would say the only way it could
work is if the team recruited a few more moderators temporarily over the course of the SW7 development to keep an eye on the sub-forum. As I don't believe, what with all the excitement and how many people get attracted to this site during the development of secret weapons that the current team would be able to keep an eye on everything going on.
I just think things will be as fine as they were when the SW6 forum was up. the discussions were spread out quite nicely back then and worked well. Then the FAQ topic back then was useful for those visitors to the site that just wanted a quick answer, or those who wanted to know something without having to go through pages and pages to find what they need.