Now, as seen in the earlier drafts of my changes, I proposed merging Banlists & Theory into the Discussion area, while making News its own thing.
People mentioned such changes being merely cosmetic, but no one really explained to me why exactly that's a bad thing. Either way, I chose to drop the idea in order to focus on rule changes instead. But now that that's done, I'd like to open up a dialogue to get actual opinions and thoughts on the matter.
Now, the reason I wanted these above changes in the first place was that I wished to streamline my area a bit more, as in create a sort of... all-in-one sort of thing. Have a place where card discussions as well as theory discussions could take place mutually, in order to amp up activity. As many can see both the Discussion section and the Banlist and Theory sections are fairly underused, which is why I hoped that merging them would increases activity a bit by bringing them together.
Banlists likewise can also be in Discussion, or the newly realized News section. I'd like this section to get a bit more focus, as it can go easily ignored by being a sub-forum. Making it a full forum would allow more attention by being on the main page, and it would balance out the loss of Banlist & Theory.
Now, these sound fairly reasonable (to me), but I'd like to know more about why people would be for or very much against this sort of change.