The way the forum is organized to have Economics, Education, History, and Science & Technology all under Academia, while clean, doesn't really work. Here's just an example of what I mean. The Economics forum had 148 threads in the last year. The Conspiracy Theories forum had 191. I don't know about you, but I would think Economics should be far more popular in a political forum.

Might I suggest getting rid of the Academia umbrella and making these forums more accessible? As a side effect, I'd expect that this would remove some traffic from the General Political Discussion forum, much of which is economics. I know I've posted threads in there that are economic in nature since they get far more responses there than in the Economics forum.

Thanks for your time to read this!