It seems like quite a few threads recently posted in General Discussion and occasionally the Modifications sections are basic question-answer topics being locked and stamped as "goes in Question Thread" or another thread designated for specific discussion.
So... why not create a "Questions Here" section of its own above "General Discussion", then move the Questions Thread there, then block the ability of creating new threads so that it's only the "Questions Thread" or other pinned FAQ-like threads that people can post in?
That way (in theory at least) people will jump on the forum, and they'll see the big "POST YOUR QUESTIONS HERE IN THIS THREAD" section.
I guess this won't eliminate the problem entirely because people will still probably think "but I wanna ask THIS specific question in its own thread" ... but maybe it will at least stem the flow a bit :\ hope this helps!
EDIT: This may be able to work for other pinned threads like "How to paint your Nerf blasters" or "FAQ's" etc etc.
Last edited by Zandor on Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:23 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Fixed wording and added another possibly relevant sentence :P)