I think that pointing new literature users in the direction of the Newbie Adoption thread in Welcome is a good idea. Lisa, perhaps the match-making you mentioned in your previous post could be taken one step further. Any user who is willing to adopt a newbie could say -- when they sign up in the adoption thread -- whether or not they are experienced in the literature forum. That particular adopter's interest in Literature could be mentioned in the list of available adopters. Linking new literature posters to the current Welcome Adoption thread would then lead them directly to someone with similar interests, without the need for multiple adoption threads in every forum that feels a need for one.