on the front page there are articles and news and such. my suggestion is that when those are created automatically a thread about that particular article/news thing is created so people can discuss it. simple huh. it could be called the article/news forum and no one can create threads there. on the bottom of the article on each page there should be a link, clearly visible that says "link to thread about this article in the forum" or "discuss this article in the forum" or some other crap. I have been annoyed that this is missing for quite some time now.