Recently I've seen a lot of posts in the T/N forum start sentences like "I'm new here and I'm still learning the basics". Cool, it's nice to see people admitting they're newbies. So why not have a forum for them and the people that are willing to help?
A slightly different idea: Often newbs post questions that don't require a discussion, because they're simple questions. So perhaps a "Quick Questions" or "Basic Questions" forum could be put in place. I think this would be a good place for the "Forum FAQ" that Mr. Norcross is compiling.
Perhaps this would inspire some of the vets to start posting again or post more often.