It's not that Paleo is necessarily more common amongst permies than other diets. New forums are created here on Permies when there are enough threads to populate a new forum. I think the number is a minimum of fifty threads of a common subject. There may well indeed be fifty threads discussing vegan or keto here on Permies but have yet to be organized into a common new forum. Permies staff are all volunteers and organizing wayward threads into new forums is not high on the priority list, but generally if a member of Permies community asks, gets approval from Permies staff and helps identify and locate common thread subjects finding enough to meet criteria, a new forum will be created. That recently happened when a member asked for a sewing forum, helped find the threads, and abra-cadabra we now have a Sewing forum. Same thing happened last year with a new Berries forum.
"Study books and observe nature; if they do not agree, throw away the books." ~ William A. Albrecht
Chad Sentman wrote:I also couldn't help but notice that although Paleo and Vegan are categorized under Kitchen, they're not displayed on permies.com/forums.
What is displayed on https://permies.com/forums is filtered based on the ratings that each user gives to the various forums. If a person gives a forum a low rating, then articles from that forum don't show up for that user. To see them, the user has to interface directly with the forum, or give the forum a higher ranking.