It's been like that since the forum opened more than five fucking years ago.
Today, a group buy was about to close when this gem of an exchange took place:
Spazmong: Is it worth sticking a post about this group buy in the General Discussion section? I think the Group Buys section's Announcements is a little out of the way for how people usually read the forum. I was completely unaware of it until I heard about it from Pete.
These people actually breed, you know.