There is an easier way to accomplish this that does not require modifying the php code for the compose box. Fire Alarm Help could be split as a separate main forum. Then two sub forums under that heading. One for hobby systems and another for actual installed operating live systems.
I agree this would be the better option, but it seemed to cause considerable uproar when implemented several years ago on the old Davidson forums. I think the bigger reason for this was that anyone who was not a Fire Alarm Tech locked out of the Live Systems sub forums. Even if this were not the case, I'm still hesitant to suggest we begin dividing up the board again.
The questions marked for Professionals really should be left for Professionals to answer in either scenario, I get very frustrated when Hobbyists jump in with their 2-cents without properly or correctly providing information for the question. However, I do still think there is a valuable knowledge base in the Hobbyist side of the board in certain scenarios.
With this option, it helps to accomplish the goal of weeding out questions directed more towards Techs vs. Hobbyists, without locking either side out of the discussion.
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