The Final Cut Pro forum on Creative Cow reminds me of walking into the Sony booth at NAB. It's just overwheming, and you can't find anything. Instead of people going to the proper forums, there appears to be countless people that instantly go to the FCP forum, and post their questions, no matter what the subject. I don't know how anyone finds anything, and I admire the people that respond to the countless questions. I don't know how anyone finds anything that is several days old on this forum.
There appears to be no easy solution but we are looking into numerous hopefully workable possibilities and one of the most logical appears to be breaking out the forum by tasks. This way, FCP: Codecs and Formats can cover those issues and FCP: Set-Up and Configuration, for example, can cover those issues.
With a spry menu update to the site interface, along with breaking out the forums as outlined, we hope to get rid of some of the noise.
But unfortunately, I don't think we will ever overcome human nature and some people's near-absolute laziness.