Why are the VStar and Data Analysis forums included in the "About the AAVSO" forums section of the top level list of forums rather than in the "Variable Star Observing" section where the VPhot forum is located. VStar and data analysis are definitely forums about observing.
Thanks for your…
Thanks for your comment. To answer your question, "VStar" and "Data Analysis" are tangential to but not specifically related to variable star observing. Where VPhot is for processing images that one gets from observing, "VStar" and "Data Analysis" are a further step one could take to analyze either their own observations, or other data that exists in the literature. Since this applies to more than just observers/observing it is not listed in that category. I would agree that maybe we should have more categories because "About the AAVSO" is not the best location either and we will consider that in any future changes to the forum structure.
Staff Astronomer, AAVSO