It's easy to come with a line like, '... that SOS has begun to think on our behalf and wants to decide what's good for us...', but there is nothing to support that. The majority of the Mods here are not employees of SOS, they were members before they were Moderators, they mainly contribute as members, and they give their time freely to help administrate the forums they use themselves.
Sure, I know. I've raised the issue with Ian a while ago and suggested to actually employ full-time mods, as your job requires a fair amount of effort to do it justice. Budget constraints seem to play a big role here, though.
With respect to "thinking one our behalf", I do realise that this would not be a conscious decision on the part of SOS, but perhaps something that could slip into the decision making process undetected. Dumbing down is an unfortunate reality in most aspects of public life. From computer operating systems to art and political discourse, it now seems fashionable to deem less choice and inferior quality a good thing. If on one day we have dedicated forums for microphone techniques, DIY and user reviews, but the next day we don't, we have been subject to a process of dumbing down, no matter how you choose to look at it.
A composer's forum? Well, there was a music theory forum before which covered all of those things...
... see what we meant when we said that the problem with too many forums was that a lot of members missed out useful information and conversations?
Yes and no. When a forum is labelled "music theory", I'd expect to see posts about chord changes, scales and notation. These are certainly important subjects, but I personally wouldn't gravitate towards them as I just about remember enough theory from my BA studies in classical music to get myself into trouble.
I was more thinking about a forum for discussing the creative process of writing, perhaps with historic references thrown in for good measure. If one could also post little audio clips to further explain one's points, that would be the icing on the cake.
Obviously, music theory, composition and audio production are all related - that doesn't mean to say, however, that they should be lumped into the same forum.