In an effort to keep Talkback tidy and structured, we're thinking of changing the categories slightly, but I wanted to hear everybody's thoughts before changing anything.
"Members general chat" is by far the most popular category at the moment, I suspect because the comments are not public, but that makes that category rather a mixed bag and finding a particular thread can be difficult.
Let me know what you think about these suggestions, particularly as to what should and shouldn't be private:
Introduce yourself - Intros, profiles, link your website, etc - PRIVATE THREAD (Exists as "Welcome writers" )
Official postings - forum rules, WM/WN info, etc
Announcements (to incorporate "WN and WM" )
Exercises, critiques - For online exercises or comments on each other's writing PRIVATE THREAD (Exists as "Writing exercises" )
Poetry - Discuss your poetry (Exists as "Writing poetry" )
Writing problems - Where writers help writers with prose problems (Exists as "Writing Problems" )
News and queries- Topics and articles of direct interest to writers, including market information, competitions, and questions about the business of writing (To incorporate existing "Writing queries" and "Writers World" )
Writing tales - Don't be shy, spread your good news, tips, advice and encouragement (to incorporate "Writing successes" and "Writing Tales" )
Reading - Discuss your favourite books, articles, and other writing (Exists as "Writers and Readers" )
Off-topic (ALL PRIVATE)
Writers' Break - jokes, games, links and articles unrelated to writing