You all realize this is exactly what the wiki is for, right? A centralized place for people to find or link to answers. It can be edited/updated by anyone so it can stay current and is much easier to search and navigate than the forum.
I don't think it would be the same as the wiki at all.
The wiki is a great source of information, and it is very valuable as a resource to find and learn 'how things work'.
I frequently consult it myself to find information that 'I forgot' and would take me a lot of time to search my brain or the forum for.
But I don't think it's main focus is 'solving and answering common questions and issues'.
And I don't think it's much community-driven.
That's not a negative. Better a single well-informed and focussed maintainer than a rowdy crowd.
My proposal for a new forum board is intended and targeted at users and members that are comfortable with, and used to the forum, and maybe are not aware, don't stumble upon, or are not able or motivated to contribute to the wiki.
Also, one of this proposed new board's objectives is to be some honeypot to catch the most commonly occurring questions, issues and bugs that have already been asked and answered many, many times, and have it provide well explained and up-to-date answers to them.
So both the wiki and this proposed board have their own specific value, usage, and contributors, and any information available in either still can and will be assimilated, strengthened and improved between the both of them.
This is an edited post that is different from what I originally posted.
The intention and thoughts behind it are the same, but I think it is better worded.
My apologies to frankz, who's response now is to a posting that is not here anymore.
(hopefully he still agrees... )