Well as much I hate seeing threads deleted I guess to help keep cost minimal and keep the staff from wasting time this has to be done. Some of the work has to be on the end of the folks posting. That being said I also feel the shear number of "sections" doesn't help in choosing the correct forum as some of them overlap to a degree. In the "National Club News" section there are 3 sub sections that have less than 100 topics and one of them the last post is 2016. Even the MTH and Lionel sections seem to have some redundancy or at least sections that could be theoretically merged.
I encourage the membership to due diligence in selecting the proper forum section so we don't have any good threads lost.