(Btw...ZFI=Zen Forum International)
How about an Ask A Teacher Forum like ZFI has ?
It would need to be a different format to that of ZFI. The teachers could be for example those Bhikkhus with a teaching remit, the mods etc..
Anyone can pose a question...but only those recognised to do so and named can answer in THAT specific subforum..
The rest of the forum functions as normal.
There are huge advantages.
It cuts out meta discussion and reduces papanca to a minimum.
It has become the go to place on ZFI. In fact as far as I am concerned it has become the only go to place on ZFI..but then I am not a Zennist.
I would anticipate that a similar forum here would be more integrated into the overall forum.
Those addicted to meta discussion will of course blanche at the very suggestion.
But a brief visit to Zen Forum International will see that it has been highly sucessful in terms of actually focussing on Dharma/Dhamma.