For starters this wasn't directed at anyone in partuicular so James don't blame yourself
The main reason why this was started was because the majority of the 'tech' threads were being started by people new or relativly new to the forums. In one case a user started 2 tech threads within 2 minutes. Rather than having threads cropping up and being shifted and then having to PM the person, it's easier to have this here so people know and the whole situation can be avoided.
I'm glad the people who have replied realise the need for the seperate tech forums. I agree it will always be a bit of a problem, but what can you do.
The issue that once threads are moved that people don't browse those forums isnt completely true. Ive found that once a few threads were shifted there were more replies. Also when the thread is shifted a redirect is left which people browsing this forum will see and will take them straight to the thread anyway - for a day or 2 at least.
To make browsing the forums a lot easier I make use of the " Veiw New Posts " which is under the Quick Links drop down menu. It pulls up the most recent posts and displays them on the one page so going into the seperate forums isn't nessasary.