>>posts don't have their own subject lines
That's generally the style with threaded message boards, and with those you have to go back and forth and click on the individual post titles to read each one individually. You can't just read through the whole discussion, or print it out. It's very time consuming, and as oilman said the title of the thread here is what a whole discussion is about. I've worked with threaded boards, and there are serious problems with them if a post ever has to be edited, which often happens.
Different people prefer different styles, and each one serves a different purpose, depending on the venue.
As far as organization is concerned, the forum as a whole appears to me to be like the table of contents of a book. Four divisions or sections - one section devoted to directories & search engines, broken down into sub-categories like book chapters. Another is about seo issues and methods, another for non-seo webmastering topics, again broken down topically like chapters; the fourth is local, which relates to the board and the membership in general, aside from the other topical issues.
Regarding FAQ for the detailed subject matter, I suspect that's the crux of what you're finding difficult - digging out detailed specifics. Using the book analogy, I'd liken that to an alphabetical index, or probably more aptly, like an appendix with back-references.
I can't disagree with the fact that the detailed specifics could be a bit easier to find; however, implementing it would not be an easy matter. It's been brought up before, in fact there was a discussion in this forum recently about that very thing.
>Has anyone attempted such?
Yes, as a matter of fact I have. I started to more than one time, but it's a time-consuming thing to put something like that together. I do have something in rough form about 1/2 put together, it just never got polished off. I basically did it for my own reference. I pretty much remember where most everything is, but categorizing makes it a lot quicker to find. Unfortunately, time is too often in short supply.
Thanks for taking the time to give your input, scareduck. Suggestions all do get attention, and as the description says, that's what this forum is for.
If you've got a couple of specifics you're looking for right now, let me know and I'll see if I've got some quick references to threads I can get to you.