That seems like going from a more organized system to a more disorganized one.I second that.
Thirded. It just feels more pratical for material to be organized by settings and subsystems rather than by who wrote it.
This would be true... if they were organized in that way. The homebrew section isn't. Unless you can tell me why SirP's Incarnum Green Man base class is a Rework while Truespeech rebuilds are New Mechanics. Then we have your brand new monster classes under Reworks, while Bhu's are New Mechanics. Likewise, both SirP's Majipunk and your Super Robot Wars are in Campaign Settings, when both are New Mechanics with the thinnest veneer of a setting (or none at all).
As a matter of fact, Bhu posts his monster class reworks
in my Improved Monster Classes subforum. What Bhu posts in his own subforum are literally new classes meant to be taken by certain types of monsters.
Magipunk and Super Robot Wars may not have full books full of world fluff (yet), but they do have it, and neither me nor Sirpercival hide most (if any) of it behind paywalls. Plus we both present a set of races, classes, prcs, equipment, spells and whatnot. They're indeed meant that you can play a campaign using just those plus the basic D&D rules.
Umm... I don't really see the point of having an "archive" section for homebrew... since it's not the kind of thing that really requires constant updating... Maybe "Finished" would be a better name?
We have a large number of homebrew that is dead, usually in an unfinished state (26 forums don't have a single post in a year+, many for several years). We also have a large number of very small homebrew forums that were never finished (21 forums don't have 100 posts). Both categories are clutter. The suggestion is to reduce that in the same way that the PbP section has long managed archiving games. It's merely applying that principle to another area of the boards.
I agree that those that never took off may be moved to an archive. However a critical difference between campaigns and homebrew is that once a campaign is finished, it is finished, but homebrew is a different matter because it's meant for any group to use it. Besides a homebrewer may decide to go in hiatus for a year or two and then return, and then suddenly all their hard work can no longer be updated, which is not nice at all.