That's one of the primary reasons why I've stopped posting here as often as I did, that and because life got busier again. It looks a complete cluttered mess and it makes no sense to merge sections such as news with politics, humanities with education etc.
Can you put the forums back to the way they were? I believe it's put people off joining, staying and posting in those sections since they were merged. Of all forums to merge, these are the worst possible ones to be merged with each other.