Let's take the example of an internet marketing forum. Not everyone who joins the community knows enough about internet marketing. A number of new members know totally nothing about internet marketing and might have a difficult time finding information that a newbie to IM would find helpful. It great for that reason to have a section where newbies will find guides, articles, etc which introduce them to internet marketing. It would make it a lot easier for them to grasp the basics that way and afterwards [if they are so inclined, they can choose to post in other sections of the forum. Wouldn't this be better than having newbies posting the similar threads, seeking the same information?