Hi Mods and Admins.
I'd like to suggest a new forum for Collected Editions, along the same lines as the forum for Classic Comics.
There are currently threads for Marvel hardcovers and DC Hardcovers. The Marvel thread is moving unbelievably fast (currently on it's 3rd incarnation and not far off from a 4th in the near future), and the DC thread isn't exactly small either.
These threads were fine in the beginning, but I think a sub forum is needed now to give everyone more room to discuss each all the various collected editions (hardback, paperback, big or small) that are released, without conversations crossing as they do in a thread. As we've seen with the existing threads, the conversation sometimes veers off to related issues like packaging, shipping, etc, which aren't directly related to the thread topic.
A forum would let people discuss these issues in the appropriate place, and would also reduce duplication of discussion. It would also mean that newbies wonít be intimidated by large threads and would be more likely to contribute, and it would give a place for trade waiters to discuss stories without the chance of being accidently spoiled by other posters.
Other advantages would be the ability to create something like a Bargain Alert thread, so that all forums members can see when a trade or hardcover is at a great price, and not just those that participate in the existing threads. Pictures of membersí collections could go into another thread, so forum members will know in advance the thread might contain large images and be slow to load.
I hope you'll give this some thought, and if other posters have any opinions (for or against), please post here.