Sorry, didn't realize this was hacking forum. Code Red?
You're thinking of the bad
type of 'hacker', rather than the one we mean
"can't compile a cross-compiler"
I think this would be an appropriate title to give to anyone who repeatedly asks dumb questions
That also annoys me and I have to revert to Google (inurl:forum.osdev.org)
Yes, but then you're using Google's (immensely huge) server power, rather than this forum's.
Anyway, I agree with the idea that the concept of sub-forums for different parts of OSDev a) might be somewhat overkill unless we had a much larger community, and b) would possibly confuse issues where a topic could fit into different groups, unless they were fairly broad categories, which would potentially be workable (maybe something like booting and initialisation, peripherals, etc.), although even now we tend to get less than a page of newly-posted-in threads per day on the main board, so it might not even be necessary. Tags could be a good compromise, though.
As for the idea of titles or a section on the user page mentioning if someone has a particular specialty, I imagine most people would leave it alone, but the people who did put something might get lots of PMs from newbies who don't read the rules.