I use the "view new posts" if it's been less than 24 hours or so, so I would still hope that threads end up in the right place. I specifically ignore certain forums depending on how much time I have on my hands, so even with "view new posts", I expect things to be topical in each group. If you put all boa birth announcements in the general forum as a policy, it's that much more stuff I have to wade through in the general forum. It's already too high volume to read diligently. If someone posts one there incidentally, I certainly dont mind.
On the topic of stupid subject lines, the worse is in the for sale forum. Why in the world would you say "for sale" in the subject line in a for sale forum? I KNOW you're selling something...tell me what the **** it is! argggh. That's my pet peeve.
1 adult bull snake: "Dozer"; 1.1 juvenile bull snakes: Oscar and Phoebe; 3 baby red-sided garters; 1.1 macklot's pythons