Hi Alan, and thanks for posting your suggestion. Many changes around here have come from great user suggestions!
With this one, we have tried it before, and went back the other way. It is always a challenge to balance ease of navigating the site, categorizing threads, and maintaining sub forums that have enough traffic to keep folks checking back. We have found that for the time being, we like having journal threads in their appropriate subforum, instead of maintaining a separate subforum for them. This way if it is reef, it can go there, if it is FOWLR
, Cichlid, Invert, Planted, etc, it can go in the respective forum.
Like I said, we appreciate suggestions, and certainly this one comes up among the staff from time to time and always has good arguments for and against. It is possible it could go back the other way at some point...