How about making the Showing Central forum public? It's great that the beginner's thread is free. But by having showing central open, it will give them the oppurunity to see the shows that are out there. I'm more concerened with show announcements part. I understand some of the same questions can be asked and aswered in the beginner's thread, but it's the show announcements that should be public.

That way if a beginner wants to attend a show that has been advertised on MHB, they can maybe find out what other Blabbers are attending. That way maybe the newbie's can shadow the more experienced. Just an idea!