Thanks everyone for your feedback and thoughts on this - we're going to continue to monitor this thread for further input.
In the meantime, we've been unable to locate more than a couple of discussions on the board centered around these niches. We'd definitely need to see more activity on the forums specifically related to these niches before we could devote an entire section to them.
For those members who wish to see this niche section come into play here at VAF we suggest doing the following (in the appropriate existing forums) :
- Start conversations related to the niche in question on the forums - ask questions, create polls, share resources and tips, etc.
- Start a member-run group
devoted to this niche (as suggested in the initial reply to this thread)
- Become more active on the boards and encourage VAF members who share your niche to become more active on the boards
- Invite other VAs in your niche who are not members to come participate at VAF
- Ask fellow VAs who share your niche to post their support of the suggested forum section to this thread
Certainly, with enough time and effort this can grow from a suggestion to a viable new topic section here at VAF. We're absolutely willing to create the new forum once there is enough consistent activity on VAF to support it!