>why not combine all linux and unix questions into one category?
Well, for one thing, I like to have shell scripting questions separated from Linux "help" questions. And having distro choice discussions separate from software installations is also a nice feature.
The only forum that really doesn't serve a purpose is the "Linux user's lounge". It's pointless because there's not enough Linux users to discuss something somewhat related to Linux, so it just seems to be another forum for getting technical support.
How about destroying the linux users lounge, renaming "getting started, and choosing a distro" to "newbie help" or "getting started", and merging everything else except shell scripting into "linux help" or something like that? "Kernels and Modules" has not had a post in thirteen days!
It seems your only reasons for restructuring the Linux category is because it appears dead. Instead of restructuring something that has remained the same for three years, I'm simply going to make it my next focus in my promotion efforts.