This forum has been amazing responding to the needs of its members by people pitching in how they can; may it be handles, sharpening, transporting, medical stuff, financial, or anything else. The generosity here reminds me of a small town that looks out for itself.
My question: Is it worth organizing in a more efficient manner to help members in need? I'm not really sure of specifics but something thats better than someone having a problem, posting it, and hoping someone comes across the thread. Also, its not uncommon that a thread starts out with someone looking for a damascus, meteorite, forged by zeus deba that turns into a thread of someone that could use some help.
I realize that people are busy with their own lives and don't want to sign on to some sort of committee as an obligation.
Every time I come on this forum its always a bit inspiring to see how much people who barely know each other go out of their way to help a stranger. The diversity here is amazing considering that the common denominator is kitchen knives. From cooks, to architects, teachers, etc; there is probably someone here that can help someone else out thats in a bind.
I don't think a "help me" forum is the answer.